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Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The author(s) certify that they and this work meet the following criteria:
- Each author should be able to take public responsibility for the content and have made substantial contributions to three (3) areas:
- conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
- drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
- final approval of the version to be published.
- No prior publication of this manuscript or one with substantially similar content, except as described in the “Comments for the Editor” section in Step #1 of the online submission process.
- Willingness to provide data on which the manuscript is based for examination by the editors or their assignees.
- Each author represents and warrants that the article is original and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties, and that the article has not been published elsewhere, has not been submitted for publication and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form except as expressly provided herein.
- The author(s) hereby certify the following:
- All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in this manuscript (e.g., data collection, writing, or editing) but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria are named in the acknowledgement section of the manuscript.
- Author has obtained (and will keep on file) all relevant consents for previously copyrighted photos/images (incl. photo subjects’ consents) that will appear in the work. Copies must be submitted to CPHA.
- Absence of an acknowledgement section implies no other persons have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript.
- All individuals specifically named in the acknowledgement section have provided written permission to be named. Copies of these permissions must be submitted to CPHA, whether electronically or otherwise.
- If human subjects are involved, approval by the institutional review board and the informed consent of participants has been obtained and reported in the methods section of the manuscript.
- All author(s) and co-authors certify disclosure of the following:
- All affiliations with or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (e.g., consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants, or patents received or pending, royalties) are disclosed in the “Comments for the Editor” section in Step #1 of the online submission process.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); has continuous line numbering; and all tables and figures are included within the blinded Word document. [NOTE: Submissions to Innovations in Policy and Practice section are not blinded, i.e., have full author identification. All other CJPH categories require blinding.] The word count is indicated on the title page.
- Where available, URLs for the references as well as date of access have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Blinded Submission
[except for submissions to the Innovations in Policy and Practice section, which are submitted with full author identification]
I have ensured that:
- all identifying information has been removed from the title page
- the Acknowledgements section has been removed
- identifying information has been removed from the Properties of the Word document.
AUTHOR: Click here and follow instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review.
- I understand that if my manuscript is accepted for publication, I will be invoiced the cost of translation of the abstract and key words at the rate of $0.32 per word. Price subject to change without notice.
In consideration of expenses of reviewing, editing, publishing, and distributing your manuscript (including text, tables, and figures), author(s) will be asked to assign their copyright in and to the article to the Canadian Public Health Association*. This means that the authors may not, without the Canadian Public Health Association’s prior written permission:
- post the article on any website
- translate or authorize a translation of the article
- copy or otherwise reproduce the article, in any format, beyond what is permitted under Canadian copyright law, or authorize others to do so
- copy or otherwise reproduce portions of the article, including tables and figures, beyond what is permitted under Canadian copyright law, or authorize others to do so.
If you wish to do any of these things, please contact our Permissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. This allows us to track the use and distribution of your article. The Canadian Public Health Association encourages use for non-commercial, educational purposes, and will not unreasonably deny any such permission or request.
You retain your moral rights in and to the article. This means that the Canadian Public Health Association may not assert its copyright in such a way that would negatively reflect on your reputation or your right to be associated with the article.
* For employees of the Crown, authors are not required to assign their copyright in and to the article to the Canadian Public Health Association. Rather, it is understood that the author will request that the Crown enter into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with the Canadian Public Health Association whereby the Association may publish the author(s)’ manuscript. Should the submitted manuscript be accepted after peer review, a licensing agreement can be sent to email@example.com for signature.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.