The piece could be any of the following:
- A travel experience or an opinion/commentary piece which is related in some way to the field of global health or advocacy for global health. It is not restricted by length or word count.
- A picture submission, single images or albums are accepted. Includes a description for the album or a caption for single images with the following components:
- Where and when the pictures were taken, and;
- Why you wish to share them. Max.: 300 words
- Max.: 15 pictures
- Any submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The subject line of the submission should include: “Global Health Blog – Name, student number, program of study, year of study”
- Include in your email (1) the title of your work, (2) the medium of your work, (3) your full name and academic credentials (optional), (4) a brief description of the work you are submitting (maximum 100 words), and (5) a high quality photo of yourself to include with the blog post (optional).
- Include your work as an attachment
- Images can be shared via GoogleDrive if the files are too large to be sent by email.
- When the submission is received by the GHC team, a confirmation email will be sent to the submitter.
- Your submission email should come from an official school email address (for example, @uottawa.ca), not a personal email address.
- Processing time for submissions depends on the volume of submissions at that time. Ideally, we aim to send acceptance or rejection of a piece for publication in the week following the confirmation of receipt.
- You must read the Global Health Blog Declaration of Professionalism before submitting your work. Please copy and paste the following statement in the body of your email submission. Submissions without this statement will not be considered for publication on the Global Health blog:
“I certify that I have read and agree to the Submission Guidelines of uOttawa Global Health Blog, including The uOttawa Global Health Blog Declaration of Professionalism. This submission has not been previously published (unless appropriate permission has been obtained), nor has it been simultaneously submitted to another journal or site for consideration. I am submitting an original piece of work created entirely by me, whose rights belong to me. I certify that this work does not infringe upon the rights of any person, nor does it violate anyone’s privacy.”
Professionalism & Consent
Authors/artists contributing to the Global Health Blog retain copyright of their work. For works published on the Global Health Blog, authors/artists are agreeing to granting the GHC the distribution rights of their work. Authors/artists are free to submit works which have been first published elsewhere, given that permission has been obtained for it to be published on the Global Health Blog.
The Global Health is committed to the responsible/professional use of social media and to protecting patient confidentiality. We require that all patient names be changed and all protected health information be omitted from submissions. Unless written consent is obtained from a patient you write about (given freely and not under duress), you must omit or alter any details which may identify the individual being profiled. This same rule applies for stories involving colleagues (student, resident, professor, staff, team-member, etc), whom should not be identifiable unless you have their documented permission.
- Authors cannot be anonymous.
- Authors can review the content of their piece at any point during the publication process, but must inform the team of any changes.
- Authors can withdraw their post at any time.
- Cannot contain racist or extreme political views.
- Can use profanity only when it is important for the narrative. The use of profanity is discouraged, but will be discussed with the submitting author if necessary.
- Can include images.