Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (CJHP) is the official publication of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP). It is published online only (ISSN 1920-2903). The CJHP is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal, which publishes original research, brief research reports, reviews, case reports, and topical discussions on pharmacy practice that are of interest and value to health care practitioners in hospitals and related care settings.


Peer Review Process

Authors interested in submitting a manuscript to the CJHP are asked to carefully review the "Author Guidelines" (under About, Submissions) for rules and requirements.

Authors must submit their manuscripts through our online submission and review system at http://cjhp.msubmit.net. New users must register before using the system, and detailed instructions for registration and use are available at the top of the homepage. The peer review and decision process can take anywhere from 3 to 12 months, depending on how many revisions the manuscript must undergo.

Please direct any questions about the online submission system or the peer review process to CJHP’s Content Officer.


Publication Frequency

The CJHP is published 4 times annually: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.



Delayed Open Access

The contents of this Journal will be available in an open access format 6 months after an issue is published.

While CJHP’s Editorial, Point Counterpoint, and Commentary from the Presidential Team are immediately accessible upon publication, all other articles are embargoed for the duration of 6 months. A pay-per-view system has been introduced for embargoed articles.

Authors who wish to have their articles immediately open access can do so by paying a $100 fee to forgo the embargo period. Simply complete the CSHP Authorship Form.


Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Article: 30.00 (CAD)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this article.



The CSHP assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors to the CJHP. Views expressed in the editorials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of CSHP.


Privacy Policy

Authors of case reports or case series should attempt to obtain informed consent from the patient(s) or their guardian(s) before submission for publication. Documentation of informed consent will be required before photographs of patients are published. If the research ethics board of the authors’ institution requires that certain privacy safeguards be in place or that informed consent be obtained from the patient or their guardian before publication of case reports or case series, the authors must indicate their compliance with these policies. Otherwise, they must indicate the lack of requirement for informed consent in the text of the manuscript.

If it is not feasible to obtain informed consent, potentially identifying information will not be published in the CJHP unless it is important to the message of the paper. In such instances, authors may be encouraged to present aggregate data. Decisions on the requirement for obtaining informed consent from the patient before publication or regarding the method of data presentation will be made by the editors on a case-by-case basis.