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Author Guidelines

Articles written as part of a UBC course are acceptable and should be formatted to the guidelines below. Papers submitted do not have to be a class paper and can be an original piece.

Papers involving human subjects should have had previous ethics approval. In contentious cases, ethical cases will be reviewed by the College of Health Disciplines and UBC faculty members.

Submission Guidelines:

Formatting:

  • - Times New Roman, size 14 font
  • - Double spaced
  • - 2000 words maximum
  • - 1 inch margins
  • - No indentations, 6pt space between paragraphs
  • - Word document
  • - Page numbers
  • - Ensure that text should have no identifiers
  • - Include header with the title of paper
  • - references should be included at the end

Abstracts:

All submissions require an abstract (100-250 wds) to make it easier for readers to peruse the journal's content. Authors are limited to one submission per issue.  

Abstracts must include:

  • - Discipline
  • - Type of paper (e.g. research, reflection, etc.)
  • - Topic
  • - Why it is interesting for others to read

Types of submissions may include, but are not limited to:

Class Papers:

- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds. 

Literature Review

- Systematic review in a particular interest
- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Review Article

- Include abstract and introduction
- Thorough discussion of the current experimental evidence, metholody, results and implications for future research should be discussed where possible.
- Include optional abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds. 

Placement Experience/Field Report

- Any experience in an area of health sciences that bridge the gap between theory and practice
- Questions to consider:

Who was involved? (e.g. team members, other healthcare staff, community members)
What was the value in learning with other professionals? What were the benefits and challenges to learning together?
What did you learn about your professional role and the role of others in the context of the session?
How will you apply what you learned today in the future?

- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Research Articles

- Must include: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion
- Should be grounded in the relevant experimental evidence in the field of research
- Should inlcude figures and tables where appropriate
- Provide references
- Include optional abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Brief/Short Communications

- Short research articles intentded to present exciting findings that will have an impact in health science
- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Reflections

- Free form, descriptive
- May include feelsing, reactions, responses and actions
- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as     well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Prospective Paper

- Short essays that highlight a personal viewpoint on a recent topic relevant to health sciences
- Articles may be written in narrative style or may be organized through the use of headings
- Ariticles should engage the reader by evaluatng the evidence on the topic, providing sound arguments, and a logical conclusion
- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 wds.

Interviews

- Include a short introduction that explains to the reader who is being interviewed, when and were the interview is taking place, and what the main topics of the interview will be
- Article can be in the form of a Q&A style or News Story style
- Include abstract (100-250 words)
- Include a seperate cover page with an informative title, as well as the names of all authors.
- Include header with the title. 
- paper must be less than 2,000 words

Other accepted projects examples include: Class Projects, Case Reports/Case Studies, News & Letters and Commentaries related to Health and Human Service program.

Note that HPSJ does not charge article processessing or submission fees.

If you have any questions about whether your submission fits the journal, please contact the editor: UBC.HPSJ@gmail.com.

 

 

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.

  1. Please ensure that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed and remove any identifiable information in the main manuscript. You can attach a seperate cover page that includes the author information. 

 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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