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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are provided on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript. In the body of the text, clearly indicate the placement of the figures [Insert Fig. 1 about here].
  • The text adheres to the stylistic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. The bibliography in particular should contain the full names of authors, including both first and last names.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

All submissions to Communication and Medicine must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process.

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Prospective authors to Communication and Medicine should register as authors (see the 'Online Submission' details above). First, click here to download the guidelines which you will find in PDF format. The guidelines pertain to article submissions. The journal does not publish book reviews. 

Review Policies

We will acknowledge your submission upon receipt and let you know the anticipated timeframe for a decision. All articles are peer-reviewed (double-blind process). 

If your article is accepted, we will send you further instructions for submitting the final manuscript of your article. Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct. More information

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click here to view the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement in full.  

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specialising in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognise and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (, specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognised.

All articles submitted to this journal are subject to peer review (double-blind) and in doing so we (the publisher and editors) commit to taking all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Thus, in the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, we shall deal with allegations appropriately, including taking steps to retract or correct articles when necessary or to publish clarification and or apologies.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

Copyright Notice

The editors will not consider manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers. It is assumed that once you have submitted an article to this journal, it will not be sent to other publishers until a decision about inclusion has been made. Only by special arrangement will the editors consider previously published material. Full details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here. Click Here for the contributor contract, which you should print, sign and post back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted.

If your paper has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication on an Open Access basis under an appropriate Creative Commons license and the fee has been paid, we will send you a different contributor contract prior to publication.


Research Notes

Papers should be in the range of 1500-2000 words and are for the dissemination of timely and relevant projects. Particularly suited for junior researchers who are currently undertaking doctoral studies or have assumed the status of post-doctoral researcher. Papers are peer-reviewed geared towards offering critical and constructive feedback.

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