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Information For Authors

HPS Weekly Report publishes current news on health protection issues pertinent to Scotland, as well as surveillance reports and articles that provide more in depth discussion on the topics. Submissions of current news and articles are welcome.

Submission Format

The following outlines some points regarding the format of submissions:

  • All submissions should be supplied in electronic format either via email as attachments or post on disc (floppy or CD-ROM). It should be written in clear, jargon free concise English and be its final version. All abbreviations should be defined;
  • The text of your submission should be in a Microsoft Word compatible document;
  • References to tables and figures should always be by number (e.g. Figure 1, Table 4);
  • Names and affiliations of all authors should be included with full details of the corresponding author clearly identified;
  • References should be indicated in the text by superscript numbers at the appropriate point, e.g., 5. Full references are listed at the end of the text in numerical order and in standard Vancouver style;
  • Tables and figures should be supplied separately including numerical tables for any graphs or charts;
  • The HPS Weekly Report editor reviews articles for acceptance. If necessary, articles are sent for review to one or more HPS staff members with expertise in the relevant subject matter. A draft copy will be forwarded to the author prior to publication for their information.


The publisher, HPS, reserves copyright on all published material in the HPS Weekly Report and material may not be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holder(s) to reproduce any material enjoying copyright protection. Statements and opinions are the responsibility of the authors.

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