CROSSNETWORK JOURNAL (CNJ) is an international, inter-denominational, multidisciplinary, on-line journal for Christians committed to the highest standards of health and healing. Disciplines include but are not limited to the following: ministry, nursing, medicine, surgery, psychology, intercultural studies/mission, chiropractic. Categories of articles include but are not limited to the following:
1. The role of health ministries in the building of Christ's kingdom - i.e., in the transformation of people and communities
2. Community health - theory and practice
3. Cross-cultural communications and relationship-building in health
4. Whole person care - combining physical, psychological, spiritual, and relational care with the goal of restoring wholeness to the person
5. Training Christian health personnel on all levels
6. Decentralizing healthcare to make it accessible to everyone geographically, economically, and culturally 7. The contributions of the Christian faith in the HIV/AIDS epidemics
8. International partnerships in Christian health ministry - i.e., why are North Americans still needed?
9. Preparation for Christian health ministry domestically and internationally

We wish to follow the best available guidelines for publication of international health journals. We therefore attempt to follow the guidelines of the "International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)"  whenever practicable. These guidelines are also cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Unfortunately these guidelines are also very extensive and far more complex than what is required for the majority of our articles. Nevertheless, the above reference should be consulted if the author has questions that are not answered below.

1. All manuscripts must be original work not previously published elsewhere. Articles should be limited to 3000 words. Concise writing is valued. Authors should follow the general ICMJE "Manuscript Preparation and Submission" guidelines applicable to their manuscript:

2. The Title Page should contain the ICMJE information as stated in:

3. Conflict of Interest Notification Page This information is now required and needs to be part of the manuscript. The ICMJE has developed a simple check-off disclosure form which should be completed by all authors, saved, and a copy sent with the manuscript.  (Note: Completion of the "effective date" section is best done by clicking on the arrow and calendar)

4. Figures and Photos may be liberally used in the article. Figures and photos should be submitted in JPEG or GIF format. All figures and photos should be no larger than 500x400 pixels. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). In accordance with ICMJE guidelines, "photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph."

5. Reference Style and Format should be in accordance with ICMJC and NLM guidelines: "The Uniform Requirements style for references is based largely on an American National Standards Institute style adapted by the NLM for its databases." 
      "References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals" (Note: These numerals need not be in parenthesis for CNJ).
    Authors may review sample references at
    The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the list of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE, posted by the NLM on the Library's Web site
     Authors may consult NLM's "Citing Medicine Chapter 1: Journals" if there are addititional questions  

6. All articles will undergo peer and/or editorial review. The editors may accept the article with minor modifications or may ask for a partial re-write. The author may accept the assistance of the editorial staff to re-write portions.

7. Not all articles that are submitted will be accepted for publication. We do not offer honorarium for articles.

8. Copyright Ownership remains with the author. CROSSNETWORK JOURNAL does not require that authors sign away their rights to copyright ownership. Authors should consult the US Copyright Office  for any questions in this area.

9. Articles should be submitted in electronic form, preferably Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, or Adobe Acrobat to Peter Yorgin, MD at

Editors in Chief:

Dan Fountain, MD, MPH
Peter Yorgin, MD

Updated 11/29/10