Can you judge a journal by its title?

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Whether that’s true or not is a post for another time, but it makes me wonder this–can you judge a journal by its title? Outsiders may look at Progress in Community Health Partnerships and wonder what they might find between the covers. But those within the field of community-based participatory research know that the journal, based at the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, features research on critical medical topics such as obesity, malaria prevention, and AIDS. The unique partnerships of those who are tackling the research make the journal stand out.

But don’t listen to me. Editor S. Darius Tandon served as the third subject for our new “In Other Words” video series to shed some light on the work featured in the journal, now in its sixth year.