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About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Canada's Physician Assistants (JCanPA) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication offering a forum for the work of Canada's Physician Assistants (PA), PA-Students, and our community. Accepted articles will include original research, clinical cases, reviews, creative works, and perspectives highlighting PA practice in Canada. JCanPA supports PA advocacy, research, and knowledge translation through an open-access forum. This journal is hosted by the University of Manitoba.

The Editorial Board directs, establishes objectives, and scope of the journal. The Editorial Board participates in the journal activities, including peer review, and soliciting manuscripts. The members of the board represent the range of topics published in the journal and are subject matter experts called upon as needed. The editorial board is national in scope and attempts to ensure diversity and representation. If you are interested in serving on the editorial board, please submit a letter of interests and your curriculum vitae to the Editor care of JCanPA@umanitoba.ca 

Peer Review Process

The Editor determines whether submissions fit within the aims and scope of the journal and evaluates manuscript submissions. If the manuscript is not a good fit, the editor will notify the author of their reasoning.

The Managing Editor provides a coordinating role supporting reviewers and resources. The Managing Editor is responsible to the Editorial Board and is a senior member of the Journals management team and oversees all aspects of the publication. The Journal will designate editors for each category of submission.

It is the Policy of JCanPA that a minimum of two peer reviews of publications and submitted articles will occur.  Peer review means that a scholarly critic of submitted material occurs before acceptance for publication.  JCanPA's Peer Review uses a double-blind approach with names hidden from both reviewers and the authors. The selected reviewers will have experience in the assigned subject area of the journal. A review of submitted materials confirms the presented quality of research and adherence to editorial standards. 

To be a reviewer, Register and indicate interest in the appropriate box.

Information on the review process followed is located at https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/how-to-review-articles

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sponsors

The University of Manitoba