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Canadian Paediatric Society

Editorial policies

Paediatrics & Child Health conforms to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.


The editors and peer reviewers of Paediatrics & Child Health carefully review each manuscript for original content. Manuscripts that contain plagiarized material will be immediately rejected.

Clinical trials

Manuscripts reporting clinical trials must follow the CONSORT guidelines. Consult the Library of Examples for best practices.

Informed consent

Patients have a right to privacy. Informed consent requires that a patient (or parent or guardian) be shown or offered the opportunity to review the manuscript to be published.

Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions. Masking the eye region in photographs or patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. 

sample consent form is available for your use.

Conflict of interest and financial disclosure

Paediatrics & Child Health and the Canadian Paediatric Society require authors to disclose any and all potential, perceived or actual conflicts of interest which include but are not limited to specific financial interest, relationship and affiliations relevant to the topic(s) discussed in the submitted manuscript. These could be employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or option, expert testimony, royalties, or patent files, received or pending. A copy of ICJME’s conflict of interest form must be completed by each author and included with the submission.

Consult ICJME's Conflict of Interest form here. 

This policy is not intended to prevent authors with financial or other interests from publishing their work. However, it is the journal’s responsibility to provide reviewers and readers with full disclosure to ensure scientific integrity. The completed form will be published on the publisher's website, along with accepted articles.

Permission to reproduce published material

Authors are responsible to obtain written permission from the publisher and the author to reproduce any previously published work. A sample request form is available for your use.

Copyright transfer

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are submitted solely to Paediatrics & Child Health, and that none of the material contained in the manuscript has been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere, with the exception of abstracts. After receipt of page proofs before publication, the author is asked to transfer all rights, title, interest and copyright ownership of said manuscript to the Canadian Paediatric Society which reserves copyright on all published material, which may not be reproduced without written permission.

Statement of transmittal

All statements and opinions are the responsibility of the authors. With submission of a manuscript, a statement of transmittal must indicate that all authors have participated in the research, and have reviewed and agree with the content of the article.

Ethics of human and animal experiments

If human subjects are involved, the text must indicate that all gave informed consent and that the protocol was approved by the institutional ethics review committee. We do not publish animal research.

Appeal process

If an original manuscript is rejected, the author can seek an appeal to the decision from the Editor-in-Chief. For original manuscripts rejected by the Editor-in-Chief, a Senior Editor will be asked to review the decision. Please note that there is no appeal process for Letters to the Editor. 


Last updated: Jul 14 2017