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Volume 45-1, January 3, 2019: Challenges in infection control


CCDR announces new online manuscript submission capacity

CCDR Editorial team


CCDR Editorial Office, Infection Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON


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Canada Communicable Disease Report Editorial Team. CCDR announces new online manuscript submission capacity. Can Commun Dis Rep 2019;45(1):44.

We are pleased to announce that as of January 15, 2019, CCDR is formally launching its online submission software, Open Journal System (OJS). This means that authors will be able to submit their manuscripts online via: During the submission process, authors will need to identify their affiliation, the role they played in the development of the manuscript as well as any conflict of interest. They will also need to agree to CCDR’s CCBY 4.0 Creative Commons license Footnote 1. We will also be working with our peer reviewers to conduct the double-blind peer review process online. Our Information for Authors has been updated to reflect these changes and provides further details.

There are several advantages to this new system. It allows authors to go online and see the current status of their manuscript. Once an author has submitted to CCDR using this system, their information is kept and only needs to be updated as indicated during future submissions. The online system makes it easier for reviewers to retrieve the manuscripts, reviewer questionnaires and any additional materials online. OJS also assists the Editorial Office in tracking the status of reviews, copy-editing, and proofreading and provides a complete archive of past issues.

An online author and reviewer tutorial is available to assist with potential challenges during the submission or review process. CCDR can still be contacted by email for any further questions. We look forward to working with our authors and reviewers via this new streamlined system.

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