Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp e140–e141 | Cite as

Commentary on the new sex and gender editorial policy of the Canadian Journal of Public Health

  • Jacqueline GahaganEmail author
Invited Commentary


While the concepts of both “sex” and “gender” are widely recognized as important considerations in health research, the presence of these and other key determinants of health in research findings remains quite variable in the published literature. In an effort to close this knowledge gap in relation to the implications of both sex and gender in the public health research evidence base, the Canadian journal of Public Health (CJPH) has recently adopted an editorial policy requiring authors to ensure that their manuscripts speak to these concepts, where applicable. In keeping with the international trend in sex and gender reporting in health research, the aim of this policy shift is for CJPH to continue to advance excellence in the field of public health research, policy and practice in Canada and internationally.

Key words

Gender research design editorial policies 


Les concepts de «sexe» et de «genre» sont largement reconnus comme étant des éléments à considérer dans la recherche en santé, mais leur présence et celle d’autres grands déterminants de la santé dans les résultats de recherche varie encore beaucoup dans les travaux publiés. Afin de combler cette lacune en ce qui a trait aux conséquences du sexe et du genre dans les fondements scientifiques de la recherche en santé publique, la Revue canadienne de santé publique (RCSP) a récemment adopté une politique éditoriale demandant aux auteurs de s’assurer que leurs manuscrits abordent ces concepts, s’il y a lieu. Dans la continuité de la tendance internationale à faire état du sexe et du genre dans la recherche en santé, ce changement de politique vise à ce que la RCSP continue de favoriser l’excellence dans le domaine de la recherche, des politiques et des pratiques en santé publique au Canada et à l’étranger.

Mots clés

conception de la recherche sur le genre politiques éditoriales 


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© The Canadian Public Health Association 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Promotion Division, Gender and Health Promotion Studies UnitDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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