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2018/19 Call for Submissions

The Determinants of Health

We invite you to submit a manuscript 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.

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 abstract or 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 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 to report the issue and seek assistance.

Climate Change and Health Inequities: Contribution of the Interventional Approach in Population Health in a Quebec Context

Authors: David Buetti, Rana Annous

(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.

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Call for Bloggers

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

2010 Epidemiology Poster Competition

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.

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