Submission Checklist

The submission deadline is February 18, 2019. Submissions not pertaining to the current theme may also be accepted for publication.

The UBC Medical Journal is warmly accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 issue on Chronic Disease. A substantial proportion of Canadians are living with chronic diseases ranging from well-managed illnesses to degenerative and debilitating conditions. The burden of chronic diseases on the healthcare system is projected to become greater due to the aging Canadian population. There is a key role for patient education and counselling in reducing the onset of chronic diseases with modifiable risk factors. In addition to prevention and treatment, we recognize the growing role of palliative medicine in managing chronic diseases.

In this coming issue, we invite you to engage in a dialogue surrounding different types of chronic diseases, management and prevention of these conditions, and potential future therapies.To encourage and recognize high-quality writing, the UBCMJ Distinguished Writing Award, which includes a $250 honorarium, will be presented to the authors of the strongest article submitted in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 issues.

Submissions may fall under the categories of: Academic Research, Case Reports, Reviews, Commentaries, and News & Letters. Submissions not pertaining to the current theme may also be accepted for publication.

For more information please visit our Guide to Authors page.

Before you submit…

Please review these steps to ensure a smooth and timely submission process.

  1. Carefully review our Guide to Authors and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein.
  2. Carefully review and complete our Single Author Article Submission Form (PDF) or Multiple Author Article Submission Form (PDF), as appropriate, and ensure that your submission meets the requirements presented therein.
  3. 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.
  4. 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*
  5. Add your completed Article Submission Form and COI Disclosure Form directly to OJS as supplemental documents.
  6. Ensure that your manuscript text does not contain any information that identifies the author(s).
  7. Ensure that author names are on the title page, which should be uploaded as a separate document.

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