How to submit

Please read our Guidelines* prior to submitting.

*These guidelines report old word count limits. Please see below for updated word count limits. Additionally, the Online Submissions System (OSS) mentioned in these Guidelines is obsolete. Please submit your manuscript to the Open Journal System (OJS) as described below. 

Submission criteria

Subjects and fields of interest

Submission criteria are based on the twelve determinants of health as outlined by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Ideally, anyone who wishes to submit their original work should clearly identify which determinant of health is associated with their paper and the nature of the relationship – how is the subject related to human health through the chosen determinant of health?

The Public Health Agency of Canada lists the following determinants of health:

  • Income and Social Status
  • Social Support Networks
  • Education and Literacy
  • Employment/Working Conditions
  • Social Environments
  • Physical Environments
  • Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills
  • Healthy Child Development
  • Biology and Genetic Endowment
  • Health Services
  • Gender
  • Culture

More on the Determinants of Health…

Types of submissions

Presently, the IJHS accepts the following types of submissions:

  • 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

The word limit does not include the abstract or references.

Other types of submissions to the journal which were not mentioned should also be in a format similar to one of those mentioned above. Please contact an editor for more information.

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.

* We only accept DOC, DOCX and RTF formats. We do not accept any other format (PDF, WPD, ODT…)

† We strongly recommend that you read our terms and conditions of use before submitting to us. They are easy to read.


In times of great affluence, the Editorial Board holds the right to limit the number of submissions one can send at once for review and, ultimately, for publication.


If you experience any trouble submitting your manuscript, please contact to report the issue and seek assistance.

Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé – Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences