Thank you for your interest in submitting an article to Wound Care Canada. The information below will help you and help us get your article into print.
If you have an idea for an article:
A summary of the proposed article, along with the name(s) and credentials of the author(s).
A list of resources, such as photos or illustrations, tables, charts, or sidebar materials, etc. You do not need to include the actual items in your proposal, just a list outlining what you have available to enhance the presentation of information in your article.
An indication of the number of words you expect the article to be (please note Wound Care Canada articles are fewer than 3000 words maximum).
An indication of how much time you would need in order to have the article ready. We plan our issues in advance, so a lead time of six months or longer is common. However, we may also accept articles immediately if they address a theme or issue of significant importance to our readers.
Once you have submitted your idea, our editorial board will review and someone from our editorial team will contact you about next steps. If your article proposal is accepted, we will discuss with you the length, timing, and how we would like to position your article within our publication.
Once accepted, you may want to be aware of the following technical requirements:
Text embedded in PDF, Publisher, Corel or Powerpoint files cannot be accepted.
Either PC or Macintosh format will be accepted.
Each submission must include the names and affiliations of all authors and the contact information of the principal author.
Photographs in digital form should be high-resolution (300 dpi) .tif or .eps files, saved at the anticipated published size. Files should be greyscale, RGB or CMYK colour-space. JPG format is acceptable if the files have been saved at maximum quality.
Illustrations should be Illustrator (.ai) or high-resolution (300 dpi) .tif or .eps files. Files should be greyscale, RGB or CMYK colour-space. JPG format is acceptable if the files have been saved at maximum quality.
Note: All images must be the property of the submitting author(s). If the images depict any person, the authors must be able to demonstrate that they have received permission from the person(s) so depicted
Photos and illustrations embedded in Word, WordPerfect, PDF, Publisher, Corel or Powerpoint files are not suitable for publication. To ensure the images are placed correctly, indicate clearly in the text document the position of insertion for each photo/illustration. Include captions/titles in the text document.
Submissions with many files should include a summarized list of the file names. Please make sure file names are meaningful and not too generic.
If in doubt, ask. We are here to help you.
Authors are encouraged to create summary sidebars for their articles. Our experience shows that our readers find the summary sidebars effective tools to help them use the information provided in the article effectively in their daily practice. These sidebars might contain a summary in point form of what the article is about, key learning points, how-to steps or other quick reference details.
Previously published articles
Please do not submit articles that have been published elsewhere unless you have modified the information substantially in either form or content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should contact us to discuss further.
Wounds Canada holds the copyright for materials submitted to it for publication in Wound Care Canada. However, our policy is to freely share published information. We are often asked for permission to reprint our articles in other publications and we are inclined to always grant permission as long as the publication is credible. Even though Wounds Canada holds the copyright, if a reprint request is made, the author(s) will be contacted as a courtesy.