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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Submissions must be in a Microsoft Word file.
  • Review the submission policies relevant to your submission at https://journals.lib.sfu.ca/index.php/healthsciences/about/submissions.
  • The submission has been formatted using APA 7th ed. guidelines. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected. Please refer to https://www.scribbr.com/apa-style/apa-seventh-edition-changes/.
  • Submissions must be in a Microsoft Word file (excluding podcasts)
  • Submissions must be double spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font
  • Citations should follow APA 7th ed. guidelines, with in-text citations (author, date) and a references list. Please refer to https://www.scribbr.com/apa-style/apa-seventh-edition-changes/
  • Submissions should be 500 (minimum) to 5000 (maximum) words
  • Maximum of 3 figures per submission. Figures must be included in the main text.
  • Maximum of 3 tables per submission. Tables must be referred to in the main text, but can be submitted as separate files (e.g. Excel).
  • Captions for tables and images should be <50 words, beginning with “Fig. #” or “Table #”
  • Do not include your name on the submission file. If your name is on the submission file, please rename it.
  • Ensure all submissions include references on the last page (reference list for podcasts can be submitted separately)