Innovations in Policy and Practice: Engaging practitioners as authors
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The Canadian Journal of Public Health is launching a new section entitled Innovations in Policy and Practice, which will be a showcase for and reflection on innovative public health policy and practice in Canada. The section will focus on articles that describe the development and implementation of innovative policies and practices in Canada and/or that reflect on the experience of practitioners in implementation. The section is explicitly intended to attract practitioners as both readers and authors. This will involve a number of innovations for the Journal that will make the role of author easier for practitioners and result in published material that is attractive and useful, while retaining a scholarly approach. In addition, the review process for this section will be oriented to the reality of practice and undertaken by ‘practitioner-scholars’ in a collegial and non-anonymous manner.
Key WordsPublishing diffusion of innovation public health practice policy peer review research
- 1.Barr V. Set of Instructions to Authors and Guidelines for Reviewers for the Innovations in Policy and Practice Section of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. (Unpublished report to the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Public Health, December 2014).Google Scholar