Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice (the HPCDP Journal) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch. Learn more about the HPCDP Journal.

ISSN 2368-738X (Online)

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Volume 42 · Number 11/12 · November/December 2022

Updates and Announcements

News regarding the submission process

The HPCDP Journal is happy to announce that the review process is now being managed through our new ScholarOne Manuscripts online system. Any new articles should be submitted to the journal using our customized ScholarOne Manuscripts website.

Updated open call for papers: COVID-19 pandemic series

Online first publication process

In 2022, the HPCDP Journal announces a renewed invitation for manuscripts focused on original quantitative and qualitative research that address the links between the COVID-19 pandemic and health promotion, chronic diseases and health equity.

Relevant topics include, but will not be limited to:

  • Associations between chronic diseases (and their risk factors) and the risk for infection, severe illness and poorer outcomes.
  • The longer-term health effects of COVID-19 on survivors (post COVID-19 condition) and their caregivers, including long-lasting mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and more.
  • Public health responses and their wider impacts at the individual level (e.g. physical and mental health, health and health-seeking behaviours), family level, and the community or societal level.
  • Changes in access to services and delivery of preventive health care throughout multiple time points related to the pandemic.
  • Scientific evidence, including through natural experimental studies, about the wider health impacts of COVID-19 public health measures over time.
  • Health equity and the social determinants of health as cross-cutting issues.

To ensure lasting relevance, submissions should discuss the implications of their findings for recovery phases of the pandemic and beyond, where possible.

Manuscripts will be considered as they are received. Those selected for further consideration will be peer-reviewed as per standard journal policies. Submissions deemed to be of particular public interest by the Editor-in-Chief may be published as citable “online first” articles prior to being featured in a regular issue of the Journal in PDF and HTML formats.

International submissions will only be considered if they include Canadian data, results (e.g. as part of global comparisons) and/or evidence-based discussion of implications for public health in Canada.

Refer to our website for information on invited article types and detailed submission guidelines for authors. For any pre-submission questions about suitability or scope, please direct inquiries to hpcdp.journal-revue.pspmc@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

Submission information: Kindly refer to this call for papers in your submission covering letter and submit manuscripts through our online site.

Submission deadline: Open until further notice.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice (the HPCDP Journal) is the monthly, online scientific journal of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Refer to our website to learn more about the journal.

COVID-19 information for authors, reviewers, editors and readers

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada will remain supportive and flexible with editorial and production deadlines. We encourage authors, peer reviewers and editors to reach out to us if you need additional time or accommodation.

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