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Health Science Inquiry


** We will begin accepting submissions for the next 2020 issue beginning in early December **

Health Science Inquiry is a student run, collaborative graduate student research journal that is committed to producing thought-provoking and insightful content related to the health sciences. We strive to represent the thoughts and perspectives of researchers, and authentically communicate both their academic and creative works to our readers.


Health Science Inquiry strives to publish diverse and engaging scholarly and creative work done by Canadian graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the health sciences. We accept submissions in a variety of formats including: 

  • scholarly perspectives and commentaries 

  • visual art and design

  • short fiction 

The submissions must tackle an issue described in the annual theme. Previous year's themes can be found in our past issues. Each year, top papers from each of our three theme areas will be selected and passed for expedited review to our partner journals. 


Visual art and short fiction submissions can be directly submitted to healthscienceinquiry@gmail.com. They will not need to be amendable to the file formats described under "guidelines for authors," and will not undergo the peer review process.


Scholarly articles may discuss and reflect on landmark publications, provide critical insight into advancing research, practice and/or policy, or enlighten readers on novel areas of focus concerning medicine and human health. Articles should be written in an engaging style while keeping in mind the broad readership of Health Science Inquiry. This includes undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from multiple health disciplines (sociology, biology, pharmacology, medicine, public health and nutritional science). We strongly recommend that authors read previous issues of the journal to obtain a sense of the level, length, and style of submissions.

Health Science Inquiry uses a double-blind review process. All submissions (excluding visual art and short fiction) will be reviewed by at least 2 independent graduate student reviewers in a related discipline. 


Health Science Inquiry provides immediate open access to its published content based on the principle that making scholarly material freely available to the public supports a global exchange of knowledge. Similarly, authors will not be charged to submit or publish a manuscript with Health Science Inquiry. Beginning in 2020, all scholarly work will be published under a Creative Commons licence.