2018/19 Call for Submissions
The Determinants of Health
We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for our upcoming issue. Submission criteria are based on the twelve determinants of health as outlined by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
To ensure a high-quality publication, all abstract submissions will be subject to preliminary assessments by the Editorial Board for suitability of content. Abstracts must be sent electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 23, 2018. The contact author will receive notification of abstract acceptance by November 26, 2018.
• Title: 25 word limit
• Length: 250 word limit
• Authors: Name every contributing author, using their full names.
• References: No references are to be included in the abstract.
Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be asked to submit their completed manuscript by January 11, 2019.
- Abstract Submission Opens: October 29, 2018
- Abstract Submission Closes: November 23, 2018
- Accept/Reject Notification: November 26, 2018
- Manuscript Deadline: January 11, 2019
Types of submissions
Completed manuscripts may include an original research article, an essay, or a review paper, in English or French. The word limit does not include the references.
- Original articles: 4000 word limit
- Either quantitative or qualitative
- Includes review articles, case reports, literature reviews and clinical experiments.
- Article, Book or Media reviews: 1000 word limit
- Essay: 1250 word limit
How to submit
To submit a completed manuscript, please do so by using the Open Journal System (OJS). In order to make a submission, you must register as a user and create an author account. You will be asked to provide the necessary information about the authors and the submission itself, to attach the file you are submitting, and to agree with our terms and conditions of use. We do not accept any submission by email or by mail.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and selected articles will be published in the upcoming issue of the IJHS. As the IJHS is a bilingual and an open-access endeavour, every abstract will be translated and all articles will be freely accessible to the public.
If you experience any trouble submitting your manuscript, please contact email@example.com to report the issue and seek assistance.
(The article is available in French only)
In a globalized world, climate change is yet another complex problem faced by public health. This article explores the consequences of climate change on vulnerable populations and the measures to mitigate them from an interventional perspective in population health, in a Quebec context. A literature review was conducted using seven databases related to disciplines in social sciences, health sciences and environment. Given the contribution of non-government agencies to population health, the literature review was complemented by reports from activist and community organizations. Results show that many sectors can collaborate with public health agencies and community-based organizations to reduce climate change and health inequities. In Quebec, three fields of activity seem especially promising: territorial development in urban settings, sustainable transport and mobility, and urban and suburban agriculture. Arguing for a social ecological framework and a multisectoral collaboration, interventions focused on population health mitigate the consequences of climate change on social and health inequities. Some challenges and research avenues linked to their implementation and continuation are discussed.
The RISS-IJHS is currently looking for students and researchers interested in contributing original content to the IJHS Blog. The ideal candidate should be able to produce monthly articles that are equally informative and stimulating, and will generate conversation among the health science community.
Blog posts must be:
- Written in either French or English;
- Between 300-800 words (although word count is flexible depending on the subject matter);
- Written in accessible language to reach a wider audience.
Topics/ideas include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and creating article series (e.g. healthcare financing in Canada – a retrospective, etc.);
- Commenting on recent study releases, other academic journals and blogs (e.g. OECD, WHO, UNICEF and MSF);
- Commenting on current news and events;
- Interacting with readers by launching poll surveys, asking questions about issues, collecting opinion pieces, etc.
How to apply:
If this interests you, please send a brief summary of who you are (your motivation for doing this, writing/blogging /website experience, links to any current blogs you may have) along with a sample blog post to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The RISS-IJHS is currently seeking Francophone peer reviewers. We invite individuals who have experience in a particular field of expertise related to human health (e.g., one of the determinants of health) who would like to participate in the peer-review process to contact us at email@example.com.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://riss-ijhs.ca/archives/2939
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa, Canada
Every academic year, third and fourth year undergraduate students enrolled in the Epidemiology course at the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences participate in a competition for the best epidemiological research project.
The products of their work — a research article and a poster presentation — are high quality examples of the output from undergraduate students finishing their Bachelor Degree. We would like to present the top scoring presentations of the 2011 poster competition and offer our congratulations for their contribution to epidemiological research.