Submission Guidelines

The IJFAE welcomes manuscripts from scholars and practitioners worldwide. All authors are welcome to contact our Editor-in-Chief ( before submitting their submissions to ask for advice on suitability for publication in the IJFAE.

Emerging Scholars who are academic or first aid educators beginning or in the early stage of their career (less than three years or five publications) are offered an extra layer of support from our editorial team who can provide:

  • Specific guidance on manuscript expectations

  • Initial feedback on a paper or concept

  • Feedback on an initial manuscript draft before submission


Please see our page on Emerging Scholars for more information.

Article Types


Article types are summarized here. A complete description of each type can be found by scrolling down. 

The IJFAE recommends that Emerging Scholars submit a Critically Appraised Topic manuscript (CAT) or Critical Appraisal Paper (CAP).

Research articles: qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods original research.

Descriptive manuscripts: including protocols, literature/clinical/field reviews, methods papers, pilot studies, innovation and insight manuscripts, and project reports.

Critically Appraised Topics (CATs):  offer a condensed overview of existing evidence about a specific inquiry.

Critical Appraisal Papers (CAPs): offer a concise summary or analysis of the quality of a single research study or paper. 

View from the Field: this offers first aid educators an opportunity to inform readers about what they are up to in their area and to make things better for their learners.

Letters to the Editor and Other Short Communications: These include letters to the Editor, editorials, commentaries, organizational position statements, and conference abstracts.

Research articles

Qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies that systematically answer a research question. Manuscripts report on the background, method, population, results, and discuss implications to the field. These are accepted or rejected based on their appropriateness to IJFAE's editorial mission and their adherence to appropriate scientific methods and scholarly criteria. Research may be in areas of outcomes of the ill/injured or populations, program evaluation, or emerging/innovative practices.

  • Novel research with validated tools or protocol and completed with disciplinary rigor
  • This section is blinded for Peer Review - please follow these guides to remove any personal information
  • Authors must provide a reporting guideline. EQUATOR Network provides access and methods to identify appropriate reporting guideline, for example:
    • Guideline for Reporting Evidence-based practice Educational interventions and Teaching (GREET)
    • Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research (SRQR)


  • Abstract 250 words max.
  • 4,000 words max.
  • 8 figures and tables max.
  • 35 source limit on reference.
  • This section is peer reviewed.

Descriptive Manuscripts

Manuscripts, including protocols; literature/clinical/field reviews; methods papers; pilot studies, innovation and insight manuscripts and project reports providing insights into the application of research that has seen significant development or progress. These manuscripts should include evaluation, critical assessment, and perspectives on current behavior topics and issues related to learning those competencies (knowledge, skills, and behaviors). These articles may take the form of experiential reports, clinical and observational studies, curriculum reviews of literature, and longer editorial statements of opinion. These professional articles are reviewed for their potential contributions to a broader discussion and understanding of applied and practical knowledge and skills.

  • Editors seek innovative ideas/approaches to first aid education, along with robust description, outcomes
  • Systematic description with plausible explanation, based on disciplinary rigor but not original empirical research
  • May include measurement Design & Validation studies
  • Blind Peer Review-please follow these guides to remove any personal information
  • Authors should provide a reporting guideline, and this should be verified from submission text. EQUATOR Network provides access and methods to identify appropriate reporting guideline, for example:
    • Single-Case Reporting Guideline In Behavioural Interventions (SCRIBE) 2016 Statement
    • Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE)
    • Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses(PRISMA)


  • Descriptive abstract (250 word max)
  • 4,000 words max.
  • 8 figures and tables max.
  • 35 source limit on references or supplementary data.
  • This section is peer reviewed.

Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) Manuscripts - Recommended for Emerging Scholars

Concise manuscripts that offer a condensed overview of evidence about a specific inquiry, synthesizing the most pertinent findings from a body of literature.

  • Editors seek manuscripts that address distinct clinical/educational queries to provide recommendations, especially in scenarios where evidence is still evolving or limited.
  • Typically, CATs studies should include three to five studies to review.
  • Authors should provide relevant reporting guidelines such as the CEBMa Guideline for Critically Appraised Topics in Management and Organizations.
  • Manuscripts are peer-reviewed


  • Structured abstract
  • Main manuscript (3,000 words max) to include:
  • Purpose of study and background, including relevance to the Chain of Survival Behaviors 
  • Focused question using PICOST format:
  • Population: e.g., patient, learner, educator
  • Intervention: clinical first aid or education provided
  • Comparison: Alternative intervention or no intervention
  • Outcome(s): Such as recovery time or learning outcome
  • Timeframe: from or period
  • Search strategy
  • Evidence of Quality Assessment
  • Summary of Search and Key Findings
  • Results of Quality Assessment from Best Available Evidence
  • Summary of Best Evidence
  • Recommendation
  • Implications for First Aid Practice, First Aid Education, and Future Research. 
  • Acknowledgments: (if applicable)
  • Conflict of interest: (if applicable)

Critical Appraisal Paper (CAP) - Recommended for Emerging Scholars

A concise summary or analysis of a single research study or paper evaluating a first aid or first aid education topic.

Manuscripts should assess the credibility, validity, and relevance of the study's findings and determine its overall contribution to the existing body of knowledge in the field.


  • Structured abstract
  • Main manuscript (3,000 words max)
  • Introduction- the importance of the topic and relevance of the study method
  • Focused question in PICO format
  • Summary of key evidence
  • Critical appraisal 
  • Level of evidence
  • Application (impact of this study)
  • Implications for First Aid Practice, First Aid Education, and Future Research.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflict of interest

View from the Field

This article type is designed for first aid educators to tell readers what they are up to in their area to make things better for their learners. We would like to hear everything from innovative ideas, to little things that you have just tweaked to make a difference. Please provide:

  • Background/context - describe the country, population or cultural context that has led you to try out a new approach (200 words) 
  • A description of what you're doing and why (400 words)
  • What happened- what difference you made, or what changed as a result of your intervention (200 words)

We then ask you to provide some questions for readers which might stimulate discussion about taking your project forward. These papers are not peer reviewed, although the Editorial Board will oversee submissions for relevance before publication.

We encourage you to submit photos, videos and other supplemental information about your project with your manuscript. Please do this using the electronic submission process.

Letters to the Editor and Other Short Communications

These communications include letters to the Editor, editorials, commentaries and organizational position statements; Conference Abstracts. Their purpose is to encourage timely communications on topical subjects such as integrating new first aid science, special populations, or curriculum development.

Letters to the editor and editorials: up to 1000 words

Commentary papers and position statements: up to 1000 words

  • Title should read 'Response to: ...' or 'Commentary: Title of Original Article'
  • There should be no abstract
  • 2 figures and tables max
  • No limit on references or supplementary data for commentary papers
  • 10 references max for letters and editorials
  • Commentaries should cite the article on which it comments

Conference Abstracts: For those whose abstracts are accepted by a conference supported by the IJFAE, this opportunity is to capture the session and extend its reach to an international audience.


  • 250-300 words (100 extra words to describe conference engagement)
  • Maximum 5 references
  • Supplementary files encouraged (.ppt, data, instruments, video, etc.)
  • A short amount of background information - where you are, who your learners are, what is the context
  • A short description of what you are doing
  • Some information about what you found or hoped to find with this approach

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing the International Journal of First Aid Education for sharing your work. The research and practice manuscripts you share completes the cycle of scholarship and invites others to learn and use what you have identified to create a healthier and safe world.

We are fortunate for the use of the Open Journal System (OJS), through the University of Virginia Library’s Aperio. The IJFAE, thanks to its generous volunteers, is able to provide this open access journal with no publishing fees for authors or access fees for readers. As an author, you may deposit versions of your work in an institutional or other repository of your choice and retain copyright.

The journal works to communicate your work in the most efficient and effective way for readers, therefore we provide you these guidelines to prepare and submit your manuscript:

  • All manuscripts should be original works, not previously published nor simultaneously submitted to another journal. Content should align with one or more domains of the Chain of Survival Behaviors
  • Submit your manuscript in English (US) in Word format, and blinded (i.e., with no names or other identifying information of the authors)
  • Submit your manuscript electronically by clicking on the 'Start Submission' button on the home page
    • If you are submitting to the IJFAE for the first time, you must create an account by following the directions provided.
  • Submit a cover letter to the Editor setting out the context of your submission.
  • If you are an Emerging Scholar, please indicate this in your cover letter.
  • No print manuscripts or e-mail attachments will be accepted. Questions about appropriate topics, technical concerns, or other issues can be addressed via email directly to the editor (
  • Papers are published on acceptance.
  • Final abstracts may be published in different languages to promote accessibility. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication, and for whom English is not their home language, will be asked to supply their final accepted abstract in their own language.

Please ensure that you consider the following detailed guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Failure to do so may delay processing your submission.

All word limits include referencing and citation.


Manuscript structure must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition. Manuscripts should be submitted in Word format.

Title page

To ensure anonymous peer review, please only list the title and abstract on the submitted manuscript file.

The names of all authors, affiliations, contact details, and the corresponding author details must be completed online as part of the submission process. All authors must fit within the journal's definition of an author, available here.

Author names should include a forename and a surname. Forenames should not consist only of initials.

The affiliation should ideally include ‘Department, Institution, City, Country’. However, only the Institution and Country are mandatory.

Remove all personally identifiable information from the manuscript file. Please follow these guidelines to remove any personal information in MS Word.


Research and Descriptive manuscripts must have the main text prefaced by an abstract of no more than 250 words summarising the main arguments and conclusions of the article. This must have the heading ‘Abstract’ and be easily identified from the start of the main text. Please use structured headings for research manuscripts (e.g., Problem/ question; Methods; Results; Conclusion)

A list of up to six key words may be placed below the abstract (optional).

The Abstract and Keywords should also be added to the metadata when making the initial online submission.

Main text

The body of the submission should be structured in a logical and easy to follow manner. A clear introduction section should be given that allows non-specialists in the subject an understanding of the work and a background of the issue(s) involved. Methods, results, discussion, and conclusion sections may then follow to clearly detail the information and research presented.

Up to three level headings may be present and must be clearly identifiable using APA style (see APA section 2.27 and figure 2.5 for guidance.

Data Accessibility

We encourage data, structured methods, or code used in the research project to be made openly available. Where this is done, a statement should be added to inform the reader how and where to access these files. This should include the repository location and the DOI linking to it. Read our reproducibility guide for more information on best practice and maximising the impact of your open data.

If it is not possible to use a repository, then the journal can host supplementary files. Such files must be listed in the Data Accessibility section, with a corresponding number, title, and optional description. Ideally, the supplementary files are also cited in the main text.

e.g. Supplementary file 1: Appendix. Scientific data related to the experiments.

Supplementary files will not be typeset so you must be provide them in their final form and they must be submitted for review during the original submission process. They will be assigned a DOI and linked to from the publication by the publisher.

NOTE: If data used in the research project has not been made available, a statement confirming this should be added, along with the reasoning why.

The journal's data policy is available on the Editorial Policies page.


Ethics and consent  (if applicable)

Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Where applicable, studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and reference number of the approval. The identity of the research subject(s) should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardian) and added to this statement. If a study involving human subjects/tissue/data was exempt from requiring ethical approval, a confirmation statement from the relevant body should be included within the submission.

Experiments using animals must follow national standards of care. For further information, click here.

Acknowledgements (optional)

Any acknowledgements must be headed and in a separate paragraph, placed after the main text but before the reference list.

Funding Information (if applicable)

Should the research have received a funding grant then the grant provider and grant number should be detailed.

Competing interests

Each author has the obligation to:

  • reveal any personal interest or relationship that has the potential to be affected by the publication of the submitted manuscript.
  • report any financial interest in corporate or commercial entities dealing with the subject matter of the manuscript.

If any of the authors have any competing interests, then these must be declared. A short paragraph should be placed before the references. Guidelines for competing interests can be found here. If there are no competing interests to declare then the following statement should be present: The author(s) has/have no competing interests to declare. Authors must also submit corrections if conflicts of interests are revealed after publication.

Authors' contributions

A sentence or a short paragraph detailing the roles that each author held to contribute to the authorship of the submission. Individuals listed must fit within the definition of an author, as per our authorship guidelines.


All references cited within the submission must be listed at the end of the main text file in APA format.


The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, its license and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

Language & Text


For the submission title:

Capitalise all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions (e.g. as, because, although). Use lowercase for all articles, coordinate conjunctions and prepositions.

  • Slip-Sliding on a Yellow Brick Road: Stabilization Efforts in Afghanistan

Headings within the main text:

First-level headings in the text should follow the same rule as the main title.

For lower-level subheadings, only capitalise the first letter and proper nouns.

Headings should be under 75 characters.


Submissions must be made in English (US). Color (US) v. Colour (UK)

When referring to proper nouns and normal institutional titles, the official, original spelling must be used.

  • World Health Organization, not World Health Organisation


American grammar rules must be used. For instance, you use a serial comma

  • red, white, and blue Not red, white and blue


The font used should be commonly available and in an easily readable size. This may be changed during the typesetting process.

Underlined text should be avoided whenever possible.

Bold or italicised text to emphasise a point are permitted, although should be restricted to minimal occurrences to maximise their efficiency.


Use bullet points to denote a list without hierarchy or order of value. If the list indicates a specific sequence then a numbered list must be used.

Lists should be used sparingly to maximise their impact.

Quotation marks

Use double quotation marks except for quotes within another speech, in which case single quotation marks are used.

Quotations that are longer than 40 words in length must be in an indented paragraph separate from the main text.

The standard, non-italicised font must be used for all quotes.

It must be clear from the text and/or citation where the quote is sourced from. If quoting from material that is under copyright, then permission will need to be obtained from the copyright holder.

Acronyms & Abbreviations

With abbreviations, the crucial goal is to ensure that the reader – particularly ones who may not be fully familiar with the topic or context being addressed – is able to follow along. Spell out almost all acronyms on first use, indicating the acronym in parentheses immediately thereafter. Use the acronym for all subsequent references.

  • Research completed by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows …

A number of abbreviations are so common that they do not require the full text on the first instance. Examples of these can be found here.

Abbreviations should usually be in capital letters without full stops.

  • USA, not U.S.A

Common examples from Latin origin do not follow this rule and should be lower case and can include full stops.

  • e.g., i.e., etc.

Use of footnotes/endnotes

Use endnotes rather than footnotes (we refer to these as ‘Notes’ in the online publication). These will appear at the end of the main text, before ‘References’.

All notes should be used only where crucial clarifying information needs to be conveyed.

Avoid using notes for purposes of referencing with in-text citations being used instead. If in-text citations cannot be used, a source can be cited as part of a note.

Please insert the endnote marker after the end punctuation.

Data & Symbols


Symbols are permitted within the main text and datasets as long as they are commonly in use or have explanatory definition on their first usage.

Hyphenation, em and en dashes

There is no set rule on the use of hyphenation between words, as long as they are consistently used.

Em dashes should be used sparingly. If they are present, they should denote emphasis, change of thought or interruption to the main sentence and can replace commas, parentheses, colons, or semicolons.

  • The president’s niece—daughter of his younger brother—caused a media scandal when…

En dashes can be used to replace ‘to’ when indicating a range. No space should surround the dash.

  • 10-25 years
  • 10-65


For numbers zero to nine please spell the whole words. Please use figures for numbers 10 or higher.

We are happy for authors to use either words or figures to represent large whole figures (i.e. one million or 1,000,000) as long as the usage is consistent throughout the text.

If the sentence includes a series of numbers then figures must be used in each instance.

  • Artifacts were found at depths of 5, 9, and 29 cm.

If the number appears as part of a dataset, in conjunction with a symbol or as part of a table then the figure must be used.

  • This study confirmed that 5% of…

If a sentence starts with a number it must be spelled out, or the sentence should be re-written so that it no longer starts with the number.

  • Fifteen examples were found to exist…
  • The result showed that 15 examples existed…

Do not use a comma for a decimal place.

  • 2.43 NOT 2,43

Numbers that are less than zero must have ‘0’ precede the decimal point.

  • 0.24 NOT .24

Units of measurement

Symbols following a figure to denote a unit of measurement must be taken from the latest SI brochure. See the BIPM site to find the full brochure.


Formulas must be proofed carefully by the author. Editors will not edit formulas. If special software has been used to create formulas, the way it is laid out is the way they will appear in the publication.

Figures & Tables


Figures, including graphs and diagrams, must be professionally and clearly presented. If a figure is not easy to understand or does not appear to be of a suitable quality, the editor may ask to re-render or omit it.

All figures must be cited within the main text, in consecutive order using Arabic numerals (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).

Each figure must have an accompanying descriptive main title. This should clearly and concisely summarise the content and/or use of the figure image. A short additional figure legend is optional to offer a further description.

  • Figure 1: 1685 map of London.
  • Figure 1: 1685 map of London. Note the addition of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Figure titles and legends should be placed within the text document, either after the paragraph of their first citation, or as a list after the references.

The source of the image should be included, along with any relevant copyright information and a statement of authorisation (if needed).

  • Figure 1: Firemen try to free workers buried under piles of concrete and metal girders. Photo: Claude-Michel Masson. Reproduced with permission of the photographer.

If your figure file includes text then please present the font as Ariel, Helvetica, or Verdana. This will mean that it matches the typeset text.

NOTE: All figures must be uploaded separately as supplementary files during the submission process, if possible in colour and at a resolution of at least 300dpi. Each file should not be more than 20MB. Standard formats accepted are: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS. For line drawings, please provide the original vector file (e.g. .ai, or .eps).


Tables must be created using a word processor's table function, not tabbed text.

Tables should be included in the manuscript. The final layout will place the tables as close to their first citation as possible.

All tables must be cited within the main text, and numbered with Arabic numerals in consecutive order (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, etc.).

Each table must have an accompanying descriptive title. This should clearly and concisely summarise the content and/or use of the table. A short additional table legend is optional to offer a further description of the table. The table title and legend should be placed above the table.

Tables should not include:

  • Rotated text
  • Colour to denote meaning (it will not display the same on all devices)
  • Images
  • Vertical or diagonal lines
  • Multiple parts (e.g. ‘Table 1a’ and ‘Table 1b’). These should either be merged into one table, or separated into ‘Table 1’ and ‘Table 2’.

NOTE: If there are more columns than can fit on a single page, then the table will be placed horizontally on the page. If it still can't fit horizontally on a page, the table will be broken into two.


In-text citations

Every use of information from other sources must be cited in the text so that it is clear that external material has been used. See Chapter 8 of the APA 7th edition.

If the author is already mentioned in the main text then the year should follow the name within parenthesis.

  • Both Jones (2013) and Brown (2010) showed that …

If the author name is not mentioned in the main text then the surname and year should be inserted, in parenthesis, after the relevant text. Multiple citations should be separated by semicolon and follow alphabetical order.

  • The statistics clearly show this to be untrue (Brown 2010; Jones 2013).

If three or fewer authors are cited from the same citation then all should be listed. If four or more authors are part of the citation then ‘et al.’ should follow the first author name.

  • (Jones, Smith & Brown 2008)
  • (Jones et al,. 2008)

If citations are used from the same author and the same year, then a lowercase letter, starting from ‘a’, should be placed after the year.

  • (Jones, 2013a; Jones 2013b)

If specific parts of the source are being cited then add information as to identify the specific part (e.g., page number, time stamps of videos, slide numbers of PowerPoint presentations, etc.) should follow the year, after a comma.

  • (Brown, 2004, p. 10) or(Jones, 2013, Table 1)

For publications authored and published by organisations, use the short form of the organisation’s name or its acronym in lieu of the full name.

  • (ICRC, 2000) NOT (International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 2000)

Please do not include URLs in parenthetical citations, but rather cite the author or page title and include all details, including the DOI/URL, in the reference list.

Reference list

All citations must be listed at the end of the text file, in alphabetical order of authors’ surnames See Chapters 9 and 10 in the APA 7th edition for details.

All cited materials should be included in ‘References’ – works which have not been cited within the main text, but which the author wishes to share with the reader, must be cited as additional information in endnotes explaining the relevance of the work. This will ensure that all works within the reference list are cited within the text.

NOTE: If multiple works by the same author are being listed, please re-type the author’s name out for each entry, rather than using a long dash.

NOTE: DOIs should be included for all reference entries, where possible.

Reference format

This journal uses the APA system – see below for examples of how to format:

  • Books:

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Publisher.

Leaver, B. L., Ehrman, M., & Shekhtman, B. (2005). Achieving success in second language acquisition. Cambridge University Press.

  • Chapter within books:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.

Jacobs, G. M., & Hall, S. (2002). Implementing cooperative learning. In J. C. Richards & W. A. Renandya (Eds.), Methodology in language teaching: An anthology of current practice (pp. 52-58).

  • Journal articles:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Titlevolume number (issue number), page numbers.

Radford, M. (2001). Aesthetic and religious awareness among pupils: Similarities and differences. British Journal of Music Education18(2), 151-159.

  • Newspaper articles (online):

Author, A. (year, date). Article title. Newspaper. URL

McMahon, S. (2010, July 19). Fund new Victorian era. Herald Sun.


  • Newspaper articles (print):


Author, A. (year, date). Article title. Newspaper. pp. page number

Parker, K. (2008, December 3). Plea for languages. Koori Mail, pp. 19-20


  • Conference papers:


Author, A. (year, month). Title. Paper presented at Conference title, Location, Country.

Liu, C., Wu, D., Fan, J., & Nauta, M. M. (2008, November). Does job complexity predict job strains? Paper presented at the 8th Biannual Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Valencia, Spain.


  • Organisational publications/Grey literature:


Organisation. (year). Title. Series/publication number. Source/URL

World Bank. (2008). Textbooks and school library provision in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa (World Bank Working Paper No. 126. Africa Human Development Series). EBL database.


  • Theses and dissertations:


Author, A. A. (year). Thesis title (Doctoral dissertation, Institution, location).

Murray, B. P. (2008). Prior knowledge, two teaching approaches for metacognition: Main idea and summarization strategies in reading (Doctoral dissertation, Fordham University, New York)


  • Webpages / PDFs:


Author, A. A. (year, month date). Title of work. Source/URL

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011, March 23). Australia's health 2004.

Submission Checklist

  1. Submit a cover letter to the Editor setting out the context of your submission. If reporting a study, the use of a reporting checklist/guideline is required to maintain consistency and value between studies in the field. See the following for example.
  2. All manuscripts must be an original work, not previously published nor simultaneously submitted to another journal. Content should align with one or more domains of the Chain of Survival Behaviors.
  3. Manuscript is written in English (US), using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition writing guide and submitted in Word format (not pdf).
  4. The writing style is clear and the manuscript is structured in a logical manner (see Author Guidelines-Structure), and research manuscripts have been blinded for peer review.
  5. All listed authors must qualify as such, as defined in our authorship guidelines, which have been developed from the ICMJE definitions. All authors must have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper.
  6. The necessary statements of ethical approval by a relevant authority are provided.
  7. All funding statements, acknowledgements and Conflicts of Interest are included in the manuscript.
  8. The corresponding author is submitting an ORCID identifier in their author data (where relevant) and co-authors are recommended to also provide an ORCID.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms. If a submission is rejected or withdrawn prior to publication, all rights return to the author(s):

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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).

Should any author(s) require that the published article deviate from the above (e.g. copyright needs to reside with your employer or an alternative license is required - e.g. authors who are Crown employees), you must add this request to your cover letter to the editor. The submitting author is responsible for requesting (and following up) this deviation from the standard licensing agreement. All deviations from the above must be agreed in writing as early as possible in the submission process and must be in place before the article is sent for typesetting.

Publication Fee

International Journal of First Aid Education does not charge Publication Fees.

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