Instructions For Authors



Submission checklist

HLI asks that authors comply with the following before submitting content.

  • Authors must obtain permission for, and credit appropriately, any content used or adapted in their article that was originally published by another author.

  • Articles are in Microsoft Word (or other editable) format.

  • References are formatted as per referencing style instructions (below). If using reference management software, please provide the references as a formatted list with software links removed (so references can be edited manually if needed).

  • Include a short abstract (250-500 words) 

Articles may be lightly edited before publication for clarity and consistency. Any substantial edits shall be discussed with the author.

Referencing Style

Health Inform conforms to the Vancouver referencing style. For details, please refer to the Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers. Revised by Snooks & Co. (6th edition), 2002. Milton, QLD: John Wiley & Sons.

Number references in the order they are mentioned in the text using Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses (eg. which was reported by Smith (1)). If a citation is referred to again, the same number should be used. References should be listed at the end of an article and should be double-spaced.

Abbreviations of journal titles should conform to the style of Index Medicus, italics should not be used in references. Referencing should follow the Vancouver style, see:  International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. JAMA 1997;277(11):927-34. 


Journal article:
Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1;124(11):980-3.

More than six authors:
Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood-leukaemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer 1996;73:1006-12.

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.

Kilmartin M. Women in GP: a strategy for women GPs. RACGP Online. Available at: URL: Accessed Jul 30, 2003.