References must be complete and include links, if available. Follow APA style: an author-date system for in-text citations, an alphabetical reference list at the end and no endnotes or footnotes.
Photos and supplementary materials
We encourage you to submit high-resolution digital photos to accompany your manuscript. Acceptable file formats: PDF, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPG.
What to include:
- caption information (name(s) and context)
- photo credits (name of photographer or company)
- releases obtained from all identifiable persons in your photos
Canadian Nurse reserves the right to make the final decision on all images and caption information.
For other materials (e.g., graphics, audio, video), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When including figures, provide the source files so we can edit the language and make other modifications to ensure Canadian Nurse brand consistency.
A source file is the original, editable document in which a figure was created. It’s also known as vector-based artwork. Graphs, charts, plots, diagrams, etc., should be submitted as EPS, PDF or PowerPoint files.
When figures are used within a manuscript, a preview should be inserted and properly labelled within the submitted Word document.
Sending your manuscript
Submit your manuscript as a Word attachment to email@example.com. Send any photos as attachments, i.e., not embedded in the manuscript.
Include the following in the body of your email:
- author first and last names, credential(s), job title(s) and place(s) of employment; this information will be used to create a short bio for each author (maximum 30 words, hyperlinks permitted)
- daytime phone number
- intended article category
After you submit
We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within a week. After an assessment by a member of the editorial advisory board, we will accept or reject the manuscript, request revisions or send it for external review. We do our best to let authors know that decision within eight weeks.
If accepted, your manuscript will go through editing, during which you’ll get the chance to review and respond, and translation. Canadian Nurse reserves the right to make final decisions on text changes. Before we publish, we’ll ask you to complete a declaration of authorship form and agree to transfer copyright to the Canadian Nurses Association.
Other ways for you to contribute
Suggest a story idea
If you’re dealing with a workplace challenge or know of a practice problem or success story your colleagues should be made aware of, let us know. We may be able to assign a writer to pursue the topic. We’re also interested in hearing about nursing roles and practice settings that are unique in some way.
If you have feedback for the editorial team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.