Education and Health journal: Submission Guidelines

  • We are mostly interested in papers concerning young people of school age and are particularly interested in papers with recommendations for their education.
  • The journal also contains opinion pieces and commentaries. I hope a recent issue will give a fair picture of our scope.
  • The journal was first published 1983, is non-peer reviewed, published quarterly and aimed at those involved with education and health who are concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • As the journal is online and open access there are opportunities for you to make weblinks in your text to relevant webpages.
  • We do not guarantee to publish all submissions and reserve editorial rights.
  • Submissions are made using a Word doc (or similar) email attachment.
  • Contributors are sent a draft pdf to check before publication.
  • Articles can be up to 3,000 words, and if relevant, including Harvard-style references, with a maximum of 5 tables/charts.
  • You can place tables at the end of your draft or, if you want them to appear in the text, just mark the place Table 1 etc in text.
  • We prefer British English spellings and treat 'data' as a plural.
  • Article template :
    Author information
    Author email contact details
    Author First/Surname
    Article Title
    (No abstract)
    Text body with main and sub-headings
  • E&H does not levy an article processing charge or a publication fee
  • Please contact us should you have any questions.

Reference format (Harvard):
Balding J, Gimber P & Wise A (1997). A quarter of Year 7 boys want to cycle to school: a recent survey may help to promote county-wide initiatives to encourage safe alternatives to car travel. Education and Health, 15(4), pp.49-52.

Comments about SHEU

"Many thanks to SHEU for your excellent professional support over the years."

PSHE teacher

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty? No problems. My children were fully briefed before the survey and they understood that they could miss questions if they did not want to answer them. We did not have any children with any concerns regarding the survey at all.

Any comments on the use of the web site? No it was easy to use.

Any general comments on the exercise? The children really enjoyed completing the survey, It has lead to many positive discussions about our health and how we all have slightly different experiences and home lives.

Class teacher

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work regarding writing and compiling the sex education survey. The survey was well executed and the schools have found their individual reports very helpful. The results of the survey have enabled the Local Campaign Group to justify the need for young men's campaigns and given us invaluable insight as to the thoughts and experiences of this target group."

Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Manager

"Over the last twenty years you have achieved much. The surveys and subsequent reports have painted the clearest picture we have of what young people are doing and what they think." Tribute from OFSTED to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005


"You and the team have the evidence to show how young people's behaviour has or hasn't changed over time." 
Tribute from a Health Education Co-ordinator to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Co-ordinator

"Just to say a huge thank you for all your efforts in helping us with the Health survey amongst pupils. It has provided us with significant data which will be used across the school to help us improve. It helped us to obtain a healthy schools standard as well. I hope we can make this an annual feature as we can track the changing health of our pupils." Headteacher


"The Unit produces an invaluable body of knowledge... providing exceptional information across time and throughout the country." Kelloggs


"I would like to say how much we appreciated the work you and your team have put in to this project, a big thank you for the excellent reports that you have completed on our behalf." Assistant Director of Public Health

Assistant Director of Public Health

"I really think that the HRBQ is a wonderful piece of work in terms of getting useful information for so many different organisations in one go." Healthy Children's Research and Statistics Officer

Research and Statistics Officer

"The Unit has a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people." Prof. Ted Wragg 1938-2005

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005