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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.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published, is not before another journal for consideration; nor will it be until after such time the manuscript has either been withdrawn from further consideration or it has been decided that the manuscript will not be published in CANDJ or an explanation has been provided to the Editor. Refer to our policies on “Duplicate Publication and Concurrent Submission
  • The manuscript is original, and neither it nor any illustration, or any part thereof, are in any way in violation of any existing original or derivative copyright. For material that has been previously published, refer to our “Permissions” policy.
  • The author(s) hereby agree that the submission adheres to CANDJ policies on Authorship, declaring Conflicts of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, Informed Consent, Acknowledgements and Funding, which are sourced in turn from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
  • The author(s) hereby agree that the submission adheres to CANDJ policies on Indigenous Content and Culturally Appropriate Practices, when applicable.
  • The manuscript follows the general structure and specific instructions pertaining to the applicable submission type as outlined in CANDJ’s Author Guidelines, and when applicable, the appropriate reporting guideline has been followed.
  • The manuscript follows the instructions for the correct use of Proprietary and Generic Names for Drugs and Natural Health Products as outlined in CANDJ’s Author Guidelines, when applicable.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format with a common typeface used such as Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, or Times in 11 or 12 points, and pages are consecutively numbered. References, figure captions, and tables, in that order, are also included after the text.
  • Tables (if applicable) are formatted using the table tool in a word processing program. All tables (including associated title and legend) appear in consecutive numerical order after the references in the main manuscript file. All tables are referred to in the text.
  • Figures (if applicable) are uploaded as separate files in an accepted format and not embedded in the manuscript file. All figures are referred to in the text.
  • References have been formatted according to the American Medical Association (AMA) reference style (11th edition), and

    1. Have been checked for accuracy and completeness.

    2. Are numbered consecutively in the order they are cited in the text; all listed references have been cited in the text.

    3. All in-text citations include superscript numbers, without parentheses.

    4. When available, the use of the DOI is preferred over URL, and when included is displayed as a full URL link (i.e.

  • The “Blinding for Peer Review” instructions have been followed if submitting under one of the following categories: Original Research, Short Reports, Reviews, Perspectives, or Case Reports.
  • A title page, that includes all required details as outlined in the Author Guidelines, is provided as a separate document for blinding purposes. For a sample template that can assist you in the proper preparation of the title page, please click here.

Author Guidelines

Are you ready to submit your manuscript? The "Author Guidelines" page provides complete instructions for writing and preparing your manuscript. The "Submission Instructions & Process” page describes how to submit your manuscript online through the Journal's online submission and peer review system. 

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