Submission Guidelines

3-Step Submission Process


Guidelines for Authors

Preparing your Manuscript

At IJoHS, we provide authors the opportunity to submit a variety of article types. Please take the time to explore submission guidelines before proceeding with submitting your manuscript.

IJoHS complies with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct ( In accordance with COPE, IJoHS welcomes manuscript submissions which comply with the following:

Please make sure you have the following information available before you submit your manuscript: 


Authors are strongly advised to ensure that the author group, corresponding author, and order of authors are correct at submission.

Submission Statement

A submission statement should be included and signed by each author declaring that the manuscript is not under consideration by another journal and ensures originality of work.

Manuscript Preparation

Acknowledgement Section

This section details special thanks, personal assistance, and dedications. Any acknowledgments authors wish to make should be included in this separate headed section at the end of the manuscript, preceding any appendices, and before the references section.

Cover Letter

A cover letter should be included indicating that the submission is made on behalf of all authors and that the manuscript is not under consideration by another journal.

General Formatting Guidelines

Title Page

The title page should contain the following information:


References should be in Vancouver style. Number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Place the reference, in square brackets, inside the punctuation. Provide a reference list at the end of the article. The names of all authors should be given, up to a total of six authors. In case of more than 6 authors, provide the first three, followed by et al.

Please see resources for referencing style. Here are two examples:

*If your manuscript does not meet the format requirements for references, your manuscript will be returned.


Key concepts article types do not need to conform to this process. Figures can be uploaded as the manuscript document.

For all other article types, on initial submission, figures (photographs, graphs and diagrams) should be attached as separate files. Please indicate in the manuscript the intended location of the figures (photographs, graphs and diagrams). Figures in black and white and full colour are welcome. Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text (separate numbering for tables). The editor may recommend relocating figures to online appendices.

Please follow the formatting instructions below: 


Key concepts article types do not need to conform to this process. Tables can be uploaded as the manuscript document.