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doctorsNS magazine is distributed 10 times per year to every practising physician in Nova Scotia.

In addition to reporting on the activities of Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS), doctorsNS also reports on issues and events that shape the health-care system on a provincial and national level, including economic, legislative and professional issues affecting Nova Scotia physicians.

Most of the articles that appear in doctorsNS are written by DNS staff, members and stakeholders. doctorsNS also accepts relevant submissions from external sources, including professional associations, educational institutions and research groups.

Authors and organizations interested in submitting a piece for publication in doctorsNS are encouraged to email a pitch (a brief outline of the proposed topic) to the production manager, .

Pitches should briefly answer the following questions:
  • What is the article about?
  • Who is involved?
  • When will/did it happen?
  • Where will/did it happen?
  • How will it affect physicians in Nova Scotia?
  • Why should physicians read about this project/event/research?
  • Do you have a photograph, chart, graph or other illustration that could accompany this story?
  • Where could our readers go to find out more (e.g., a website or another publication)?
All submissions will be reviewed by the magazine’s editorial board prior to being accepted.

Submission deadlines

Content submission deadlines for 2018 doctorsNS issues 
 Issue date
Pitch deadline
Article deadline
February Dec. 1
Jan. 5
MarchJan. 5
Feb. 1
April Feb. 1
March 1
MayMarch 1
April 3
JuneApril 3
May 1
July/AugustMay 1
June 15
SeptemberJune 27
August 2
October August 2
Sept. 3
NovemberSept. 3
Oct. 1
December/JanuaryOct. 1
Nov. 1

Article submission guidelines


Melissa Murray
Production manager
Tel: 902-481-4923