Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My very first journal article

Well I just received my own copy of the Contemporary PNG Studies DWU Research Journal, the May Issue and my article was published in it.The journal is published twice a year by DWU Press. The journal provides the means for staff, students and associated academics to publish research findings, personal perspectives, reports of projects or developments and reviews of recent books.

 My article is titled: "Strategies to discourage smoking among young people in PNG" is a literature review of smoking prevention and cessation programs in countries in the Asia Pacific Region. It is hoped that by looking at how other countries are tackling issues of smoking among young people that we, who are in PNG, might be in a better position to can reduce and stop it in PNG.

My article was one of eight (8) published in this issue.
 Well i hope I can do more research and publish in terms of public health issues in the country. We have so many health related problems and yet there is very little evidence driven research that will inform policy making at the national level.
If you wish to get a copy of the journal, current subscription rates are: PNG K60, US$60 and AuD$60 (includes airmail post)