Canadian Journal of Infection Control
The submission deadline dates for the Canadian Journal of Infection Control for 2012 are:
- March 29, 2013
- July 5, 2013
- September 6 , 2013
- November 22, 2013
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Information for Authors
Be an author for The Journal
The Canadian Journal of Infection Control (CJIC) is the official publication of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada) with a circulation of over 3000. The CJIC is dedicated to the dissemination of information relevant to practice of infection control in the hospital and in the community; one of its prime purposes is the dissemination of Canadian data. The editors therefore welcome manuscripts and/or submissions of relevance and current interest to healthcare personnel practicing in this area.
The CJIC is peer-reviewed and indexed or abstracted in recognized databases such as Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL).
Submissions to the Journal may be in English or French. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are solely submitted to the Canadian Journal of Infection Control and none of the material contained in the manuscript has been published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere, excluding abstracts. Upon acceptance of submitted material for publication, the author(s) transfer any copyright ownership to The Canadian Journal of Infection Control.
Material may not be reproduced without written permission of the publisher, Craig Kelman and Associates. Statements and opinions are the responsibility of the author(s). Written approval of the local human institutional review committee must be stated in the manuscript. Each manuscript submitted to The Journal undergoes peer review by at least two reviewers. Submitted manuscripts are judged on accuracy, content, originality, style, organization and appearance. Once it is accepted, the article is subject to editing by the editorial staff. Authors may request an edited transcript for approval.
Secondary publication of an article is justifiable and beneficial if all of the following conditions are met:
- The author has received approval from the editors of both journals in writing
- The priority of the primary publication is respected by a publication interval of at least on week
- The paper for secondary publication is intended for a different group of readers
- The secondary version faithfully reflects the data and interpretations of the primary version
- The footnote on the title page of the secondary version informs readers, peers and documenting agencies that the paper has been published in whole or in part and states the primary reference
Manuscripts should be submitted to:
The Canadian Journal of Infection Control
Editor in Chief
Pat Piaskowski RN HBScN CIC
North Western Ontario Regional Infection Control Network Coordinator
289 Monroe Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Submit manuscripts as an email attachment (non-PDF) in Word (R). If this is not possible, then submit three complete sets of the manuscript, double spaced on one side of 81/2 x 11 opaque white bond paper with ½ inch margins. A paper between five and 15 pages long (excluding illustrations) is advisable. Other manuscript sizes will not be rejected, but may require revision by author. Arrange manuscript as follows: Title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, figure legends, tables, figures. The last name of the author should be typed on the top of each page. Number pages consecutively with the title page labeled Page 1.
A signed copy of CHICA's Publisher-Author agreement must be received before a manuscript will be published.
The following are in accordance with the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (BMJ 1982;284:1766-70):
- Title page: The title, authors’ full names, qualifications and a short running title of 45 characters should appear on title page. Include the name of the institution from which the work originated plus the full name, exact postal address, telephone fax and e-mail address of the author(s) to whom communications, proofs and requests fro reprints should be sent.
- Abstract: On a separate page, type an abstract of 100 to 250 words for major articles (including review articles), 50 to 100 words for case reports. The abstract should be substantive rather than purely descriptive and prepared in an impersonal style, i.e., no “we” or “our”. Abbreviations for other than for standard units of measurement should not be used. At the end of the abstract, include a list of two to six key words and subjects for indexing purposes.
- References: Personal communications, manuscripts in preparation and other unpublished data are not cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text in parentheses. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals in parentheses on the line. References are typed, double spaced, separate from the text and number consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Indicate abstracts by the abbreviation “Abst” and letters by “Lett” in parentheses.
- Journal Abbreviations: Abbreviations of journals should conform to those used in
Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. the style and
punctuation should be as follows:
- Periodicals: List all authors
if six or fewer; otherwise list the first three and add et
al. Do not use periods after authors’ initials, e.g.:
4. Paya CV, Hermans PE, Weisener RH, et al. Cytomegalovirus hepatitis in liver transplantations. J Infect Dis 1989; 160:752-69.
14. Feinstein AR. Clinical Epidemiology: the Architecture of Clinical Research. Philidelphia:WB Sanders Co. 1985:12-24
- Chapter in book:
21. Sobel JD, Kaye D. Urinary tract infections. In: Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennet JE, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 2nd edn. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1985: 426-52
- Periodicals: List all authors if six or fewer; otherwise list the first three and add et al. Do not use periods after authors’ initials, e.g.:
- Tables: On separate sheets, type double spaced all the tables with table number above the table and explanatory notes below. Charts can be built in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or sent as .jpg or .tif files.Table numbers should appear in Arabic and correspond to the order of the tables in the text. Footnote each table with alphabetical listing of all abbreviations used. Ensure that tables are self-explanatory and that the data are not duplicated in the text. Written permission from the publisher and author to reproduce any previously published tables must be included.
- Figures: Drawing and artwork will not be returned. The lettering in the figures should be sufficiently large to withstand reduction. Black ink should be used for all line drawings. Decimals, lines, etc., must be strong enough for reproduction. Images should be high-resolution .jpg or .tif files (300 dpi), sent separately from the Word document. Charts can be built in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or sent as .jpg or .tif files.
- Figure legends: Type double spaces, separate from the text, with figure numbers corresponding to the order in which the figures are presented in the text. Identify all abbreviations appearing on figures in alphabetical order at the end of each legend. Enough information should be given to allow interpretation of the figure without reference to the text. Written permission from the publisher and author to reproduce any previously published figures must be included. Figure legends should not appear on actual figures.
- Reprints: Single reprints may
be obtained from the author. Reprints in quantity must be purchased
from the Canadian Journal of Infection Control. Reprints may
not be ordered without the authors’ permission.