Publication Policy

Journal scope

This publication policy outlines the guidelines and procedures for manuscript submission, review, and publication in The Canadian Journal of Infection Control (CJIC), a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing infection prevention and control by providing access to evidence-based resources.

Manuscript submission

Eligibility: Manuscripts submitted to CJIC should present original research, reviews or perspectives, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Formatting: Authors are required to follow the Journal’s formatting guidelines for manuscript preparation. These guidelines include, but are not limited to, font style, size, referencing style, and manuscript structure.

Submission process: Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Editorial Manager System:, accompanied by a signed copy of IPAC Canada’s Publisher-Author Agreement before a manuscript will be published.

Authorship: All authors listed must have made substantial contributions to the manuscript. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Editorial independence: Editorial decisions are based on the validity of the work and its importance to researchers and readers. Every effort is made to make decisions without bias.

Article Processing Fee: There is no article processing fee to authors.

Publication ethics

  • Plagiarism: CJIC adheres to a strict anti-plagiarism policy. Manuscripts suspected of plagiarism will be rejected and authors may be barred from future submissions.
  • Conflicts of interest: Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that may influence their work, as are editors and reviewers who must recuse themselves from handling manuscripts with which they have conflicts.
  • Ethical guidelines: Authors must comply with ethical standards for research involving human subjects, animals, and biological materials. Investigations involving these subjects must have appropriate ethical approvals.



The Canadian Journal of Infection Control is the official journal of Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada), a multidisciplinary, professional organization for those engaged in the prevention and control of infections across Canada. IPAC Canada is a registered non-profit organization incorporated under the Canadian Corporation Act in 1976. Materials published in The Canadian Journal of Infection Control, including text, figures, tables, and photographs may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of CJIC’s Editor-in-Chief and should only be used with proper citation.

Access and usage

The Canadian Journal of Infection Control requests a proper citation be included for its content and that any user indicate clearly if changes have been made to an original manuscript.


The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position or opinions of the publisher, the Association, or the authors’ affiliated institutions.

Use of any trade names is for identification purposes only, and does not imply or express endorsement by IPAC Canada.

Corrections and retractions

  • Corrections: In cases of errors or inaccuracies discovered after publication, authors may request corrections through the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief. Corrections are made following appropriate editorial review.
  • Retractions: If significant errors or ethical issues are identified post-publication, articles may be retracted. Retractions are issued with clear explanations and are prominently linked to the original article.



Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions if they believe the decision was made in error, or if they have new information to present. Appeals are reviewed by the Editorial Board.

Review frequency

This policy is periodically reviewed and updated to ensure it reflects best practices in scholarly publishing, and consistently meets the needs of the Journal and its community.


This publication policy is based on principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics and industry best practices, and remains in effect throughout the existence of this publication. Note: This policy is subject to change as the Journal strives to meet the needs of an ever-evolving community.

Contact information

For inquiries related to this CJIC publication policy, please contact:

The Canadian Journal of Infection Control
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