Submit an article

The PHE Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that undergoes a blind review by at least two review experts. Articles may be submitted electronically to or by mail c/o the PHE Journal Editor.   If you are sending your submission electronically, please ensure that all photographs and images are included in the e-mail.  If you are sending your submission by mail, please ensure that three copies of each article, along with disks, photographs, and correspondence are included.

Mailed submission should be accompanied by a copy on computer disc prepared by a PC-compatible version of Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. A second file consisting of an abstract with only the title of the manuscript should also be included on the disc. The computer disc should be labeled with the author name, running head, and software used to generate the file. Manuscripts should not be submitted to another journal at the same time.

A separate cover sheet including the title of the manuscript, name of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s), running head, date of submission must accompany the article. The cover sheet must also include full mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers of the author who will receive the galley proofs. The first page of the manuscript should omit the name of the author(s), but include the title of the manuscript. Any clues to the identity of the author(s) should be eliminated from the text. Authors will receive feedback of their article within 12-16 weeks of submission date.

Authors should retain a copy of the manuscript, as it will not be returned. A blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts. Manuscripts are assessed by three reviewers; the review process may take up to 7-10 weeks. If their work is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to submit their final manuscript on a computer disc. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must transfer copyright to Physical and Health Education Canada.
For any additional information related to the submission of manuscripts, please direct your correspondence to:

PHE Canada Journal Editor

301-2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3
Tel: (613) 523-1348 ext. 222
Fax: (613) 523-1206



Issue 1 - Submission Deadline: February 19 (Published in Spring)

Issue 2 - Submission Deadline: May 19 (Published in Summer)

Issue 3 - Submission Deadline: August 18 Articles should relate to a "Back to School" theme (Published in Fall)

Issue 4 - Submission Deadline: November 17 (Published in Winter)


FEATURE ARTICLES: Feature article are approximately 2,500 words in length. Longer articles are usually edited for length, returned to the author(s), or published in a two-part series.

SECTION ARTICLES: The maximum length of section articles (dance, school physical activity programs, health) or special interest articles (hot issues, commentary) is 1,500 words.
The editor reserves the right to edit section and special interest articles to 700 words. Articles should be submitted directly to the PHE Journal editor, who will forward the article for review.


Maximum length is 300 words.


All articles are submitted through an approval process. This process may include peer reviews, revisions and approvals by the PHE Journal editor.


Please submit three print copies, plus one electronic copy, to the PHE Journal  Editor. On the first title page, include a proposed title, the name, address and phone number(s) of the corresponding author, as well as the names and biographies of all authors. On the second title page, omit the names of the authors.


Include a two or three sentence biography of each author, listing current position and institution, academic degree(s), and any other relevant or interesting information.


Please make the reference list as concise as possible, giving full credit as necessary. Do not include footnotes or endnotes; give credit to the source of the quotation, fact or idea within the text. Authors are responsible for carefully checking their references for correct spelling of names and correct publication information.

The references format is as follows:
[Author's last name], [author's first name or initial] ([year of publication]). [Publication title, or "Article title," then Publication title]. [City, state/province/country]: [Name of publisher].


Please submit photographs of the author(s), as well as any photographs and artwork that could accompany the article. On the back of the photograph or artwork, please credit the photographer or artist and list the names of the subjects, if applicable, from left to right. Include a return address on the back If you wish the photograph or artwork be returned.


The editor reserves the right to edit all articles before publication to conform to PHE Journal standards of style, grammar, spelling, clarity and length.


The editor will return all photographs and artwork to author(s), along with complementary copies. Authors of feature articles will receive three complementary copies of the issue that contains their article. Authors of section articles or book reviews will receive two complementary copies.