Instructions for Authors
Mental Health Canada/Santé
Mentale Canada Inc. (MHC) is a national internet
resource for mental health information and research
adhering to the highest standards. MHC welcomes
contributions with relevance to mental health
information and research for the general public
and for mental health professionals from all
parts of Canada and the world.
All papers are reviewed to determine the originality,
validity, and importance of content and conclusions.
We strongly encourage
electronic submissions to MHC at e-mail address:
Only authors of accepted manuscripts will be
notified. Manuscripts are accepted with the
understanding that the editorial staff has the
right to request revisions aimed at greater
clarity and conformity to editorial policy.
Authors receive no financial remuneration for
Authors must indicate that the manuscript represents
their original material and has been approved
by each author for representation on mentalhealthcanada.com.
Authors must affirm that they have not entered
into an agreement with a funding organization
that limits their ability to appear on mentalhealthcanada.com.
Authors must also state that they have full
control of all primary data to appear on mentalhealthcanada.com.
Authors must indicate whether the public may
reproduce without permission information from
the MHC website for personal use.
Author must indicate any restrictions on the
reproduction of a document.
Title PageTitle should be brief and informative
Authors full names are preferred
Provide professional, academic affiliations
of each author
If the paper has been presented at a meeting,
please give the name of the meeting, the place
and the date
Include full address, telephone numbers, fax
numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding
Include a word count for the text and abstract.
Submitting Research Papers, Articles and Review
Abstract, Key Words, and Clinical Implications
Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words.
Include 5-10 key words or short phrases.
Objective (the primary purpose of study)
Method (basic procedures)
Results (key findings)
Conclusions (principal conclusions)
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should supplement text not
duplicate it and should be understandable without
reference to the text. Full pages of tables
and figures will not be used as this information
should be communicated in the text.
Articles and Brief Communications
All articles are reviewed to determine the
originality, validity, and importance of content
Number References and list them in order
of appearance in the text. Follow the citation
in the text with the appropriate reference number
in parenthesis. Use exact spelling, accents, and punctuation
of the original reference.
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
Material for review must be written in acceptable,
scholarly English or French which contains no
errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation.
The editorial staff is not responsible for correcting
errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation.
Please check the accuracy of all arithmetic
calculations, statistics, numerical data, text
citations, and references.
Consistency is required in the use of abbreviations,
terminology, and in citing references.
to Authors: please make sure your contact information
is clearly visible.