Submit an Article

Thank you for your interest in submitting a practice-changing article! We are here to support you through the publication process. Please read our helpful guidelines and fill out the submission form. For submissions by organizations, please email us.


This Changed My Practice (TCMP) UBC CPD initiative publishes evidence-based, peer-reviewed, unbiased, practice-changing articles every 2 weeks. Articles are designed for rapid consumption, typically taking 5–10 minutes to read. TCMP readers can vote on article impacts, ask questions, post comments, reflect on their learning, and save resources. TCMP learning activity for each article is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for 0.25 Mainpro+ certified self-learning credits and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for 0.25 MOC Section 2 Self-Learning: Scanning Activity per article. We adhere to all RCPSC accreditation and CFPC certification CPD standards. Please be aware that we accept no industry funding for this initiative.

Editorial process

All articles and suggestions are reviewed and approved by the TCMP physician editorial board consisting of 5 BC physicians. Suggestions are carefully considered, however, the program uses a set of factors to assign priority to certain topics. TCMP editorial board will provide you with feedback to finalize your article. All revisions are reviewed and approved by the editorial board. External reviewers and UBC CPD researchers and staff may also provide input for revisions, additional visual assets, and copy editing. Editorial process timeline from submission to acceptance to publication typically varies from 3 to 12 months. Accelerated publication may be considered.

Submission guidelines

  • All authors need to complete the copyright license agreement and disclosure form (see below in submission forms).
  • Content needs to be evidence-based, unbiased, balanced, practice-changing, and focused on learning objectives.
  • Content needs to resolve potential barriers to practice change.
  • Ensure the use of inclusive language. See the Inclusive Language Guide from UBC Faculty Development.
  • Use high-quality evidence.
  • When possible, provide practical resources, handouts, and point-of-care tools for patients and health professionals.
  • Use generic drug names in lowercase.
  • If adding images, provide original high-resolution images.
  • If adding figures or tables taken or adapted from other sources, please obtain written permission and add it to the submission.
  • Submit a Word document without formatting, as we strip all formatting.
  • Aim for 700–1200 words.
  • Use the AMA Manual of Style for references and resources: superscript in the article text and numbered consecutively at the end of the article. Avoid using auto-numbering as this can cause problems during production. UBC CPD will add CPSBC and UBC links to references and resources.
  • Submit a single article or series.
  • Only use one of these sets of headings:
      1. What I did before
      2. What changed my practice
      3. What I do now
      4. Resources for patients (if applicable)
      5. Resources for health-care providers (if applicable)
      6. References (AMA style)
    2. PRACTICE TIP HEADINGS (in a case nothing specifically changed your practice, but you’ve noticed a frequent care gap or question that should be addressed)
      1. What care gaps or frequently asked questions I have noticed
      2. Data that answers these questions or gaps
      3. What I recommend (practice tip)
      4. Resources for patients (if applicable)
      5. Resources for health-care providers (if applicable)
      6. References (AMA style)

Submission forms

  1. All authors: please fill out the copyright license agreement individually.
  2. Submit your article, biography, disclosure, and mitigating statement via our article submission form.
  3. Additional authors (for articles with multiple authors): please fill out the biography and disclosure form individually.


Once the article is reviewed and finalized, it will be scheduled to be published on the website and emailed to our readers to help influence practice change and provide resources. Our readers will then have an opportunity to vote on the article’s impact on their practice and post questions and comments. After a couple of weeks, we will invite you to respond to posted questions. Your biography and disclosures will be posted on and all your articles will be available via one author link.


Please contact us if you have any questions, suggestions, or need assistance completing your article: Allow 4–6 weeks for replies.