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). Please note: 'Publication' in a working-paper series or as an abstract only does not constitute prior publication.
Only persons who meet the following authorship criteria are listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content: (i) made significant contributions to the work reported whether it is in the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of the data for the work; and (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication; and (iv) agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
HRO-ORS recognizes that for research involving Indigenous Peoples authors are expected to uphold agreements that are in place as per TCPS 2 Chapter 9 and reflect the direction of the agreements in authorship and/or the acknowledgements. Given the nature of research published in HRO-ORS, sub-chapters 9.15 and 9.2 of TCPS 2 are particularly relevant for authorship and acknowledgements.
- No persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship are listed as an author. Please note: The contributions of such persons may be acknowledged in an "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained. Given the nature of articles published in HRO-ORS, this would particularly apply to policymakers or civil servants who provided information or advice on the specific aspects of the manuscript, but who do not take responsibility for authorship and conception of the manuscript.
- The author(s) have disclosed any financial, personal or professional relationships that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of such financial relationships include employment (working for the organization implementing the policy reform or for an organization with a vested interest in the policy reform) and consultancies/honoraria/paid expert testimony/grants or other payments. Examples of personal or professional relationships include a spouse/partner working for an organization implementing or with a vested interest in a reform, a role as a board member for an association representing affected organizations or a researcher whose work provided the intellectual justification for the policy reform or who has advocated personally for or against the reform (or related reforms).
- All co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.
- The author(s) have disclosed all sources of financial support for the work (including the grant number or other reference number if any).
- The submission file is in .doc or .docx file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS and follows the appropriate article format guidelines: HRA GUIDELINES or CHRA GUIDELINES
- Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).