Submission Guidelines

 Submissions for Fall 2022 Issue!

We are excited to announce that our Fall 2022 issue will be themed “Ripple Effects”. Our call for submissions is now open!

Submission deadline: EXTENDED TO March 22, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted several health concerns while creating significant short-term and long-term challenges for our public and private institutions. Challenges to mental health, the opioid crisis, access to healthcare resources and climate change are critical issues that have been impacted by the pandemic, and require prompt and innovative solutions. We are inviting authors to discuss their cutting-edge research and contribute their thoughts and ideas on the challenges our society will face beyond the pandemic.

To submit a manuscript, visit Be sure to read the submission guidelines!

 Thinking about submitting?

Please read our comprehensive UBCMJ Author Submission Guidelines, which lists our article categories and manuscript requirements. Note that in line with initiatives to support greener publishing strategies, we are no longer printing both our Fall and Spring Issues. We continue to proudly publish and promote our issues online.

Before you submit, ensure you have completed every step listed in the checklist below

  1. Ensure that the manuscript follows the following UBCMJ Manuscript Template. Ensure the title page (first page of the manuscript) is correctly formatted and contains all of the correct identifying author information while the body of the manuscript contains no identifying information.
  2. Carefully review our author submission guidelines (above) and ensure that your submission meets the listed requirements.
  3. Draft a cover letter that indicates the category of your submission as well as the name, qualifications, and contact information of the faculty sponsor if applicable (review our Guide to Authors for more information).
  4. Carefully review and complete our Single Author Article Submission Form (PDF) or Multiple Author Article Submission Form (PDF).
  5. If applicable, carefully review and complete our Patient Consent for Publication Form (PDF), and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein. Patient consent is not to be sent to the journal with your submission, but must be retained by the authors for a period of five (5) years.
  6. Review and complete the conflicts of interest disclosure form: COI Disclosure Form (from ICJME) and ensure that all authors of your submission have thoroughly met the disclosure requirements presented therein. *Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view/edit*
  7. Submit your manuscript to OJS, and include the following documents as supplemental documents:
    • Cover Letter
    • Signed and Completed Single or Multiple Author Submission Form
    • COI Disclosure Form
    • High-quality Images, Figures, and Tables

Do not hesitate to contact the managing editor at if you have any submissions-related inquiries.