About the Journal

The Journal of Canada's Physician Assistants (JCANPA) is a peer-reviewed publication offering a forum for the work of Canada's Physician Assistants (PA), PA-Students, and our community. Accepted articles include original research, clinical cases, reviews, creative works, and perspectives highlighting PA practice. The University of Manitoba hosts this journal.

The Editorial Board participates in the journal activities, including peer review and soliciting manuscripts. 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 interest 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 and provide suggestions if possible.

It is the Policy of JCANPA that a minimum of two peer reviews of publications and submitted articles will occur. If the submission is from a student and has their faculty advisor's recommendation, one reviewer is used to save time. Peer review means that a scholarly critique of submitted material occurs before acceptance for publication. JCANPA's Peer Review uses a double-masked approach with names hidden from reviewers. 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. (The low volume of submissions means this is not a significant commitment in time, if interested.)  Register with the journal and contact the Managing Editor to be a reviewer. 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 knowledge exchange. There is no charge for submissions or readership due to the generosity of the Sponsor, The University of Manitoba.

Questions are welcomed. Please submit by email to jcanpa@umanitoba.ca. and the Managing Editor, Ian Jones.