Submit a Letter

Instructions for submitting a letter to the editor 

Letters to the editor are considered for publication, subject to editing and abridgment, provided they do not contain material that has been submitted or published elsewhere.

Letters must not exceed 300 words (excluding references) and must be received within 6 months of publication of a related article, if applicable. Letters may be submitted directly from an article's web page using the "Submit a Letter" option, or may be sent by email. A letter may have no more than five references and one figure or table. Tables must be submitted electronically as Word or Excel files. A letter may be signed by no more than three authors. We do not print letters cc’d to us. Include your full mailing address, telephone number, and email address with your letter.

The Editor
BC Medical Journal

We cannot acknowledge receipt of your letter. Rejected letters and figures will not be returned. We do not provide prepublication proofs. Submission of a letter constitutes permission for the BCMJ to use it in the journal’s print and electronic publications and in collections, revisions, and any other form or medium.