Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 

The Official Publication of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Publisher BMC Part of Springer Nature


The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, on BioMed Central’s publishing platform, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing on all aspects and sub-specialties of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, including pediatric and geriatric otolaryngology, rhinology & anterior skull base surgery, otology/neurotology, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, head & neck oncology, and maxillofacial rehabilitation, as well as a broad range of related topics.


Dr. Douglas Chepeha, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON
Dr. Brian Rotenberg, Western University, LONDON, ON

For those who wish to access Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery articles prior to 2013 please contact the CSO-HNS office.

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NEW Visual Abstracts

We are pleased to introduce a new initiative for the Journal.  Visual abstracts will now be available for selected published articles.  They will provide the reader with quick and easy access to relevant and topical content.  You can view them through the Society’s social media (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram).

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NEW Information for Submitting Authors




We would like to inform you that the CSOHNS is making a change to the coverage of the article publication charge (APC) for its members. Going forward, all members will be responsible for 50% of the article processing fee at the Society’s discounted rate. 

For 2020 that fee will be $710 USD.  The CSOHNS will continue to support the Journal by matching that amount for published articles.  Members will be billed only after a manuscript has been accepted for publication.  The article submission process remains unchanged and still requires the input of the publisher’s membership code.  CSOHNS Active members in good standing for three years who are either the first or senior author on a submission qualify to have the 50% subsidy. The code can be retrieved by contacting the CSOHNS office at [email protected]

This change is necessary to help preserve the Journal’s budget for those original research articles and reviews submitted by CSOHNS members. As previously noted, no other type of article will be covered. (e.g. case reports)

Kindly note that you must use the Institutional Membership code during the initial submission process. There is no other reimbursement method available.

Institutional Membership Code should be go here –





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Guidelines on BMC’s 3-Step Submission Process / Submission Portal – click here.

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Editorial Board

Dr. Douglas Chepeha, Co-Editor-in-Chief
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Dr. Chepeha is a staff physician at the University Health Network and a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto; he is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan. He currently serves on a number of administrative committees locally and internationally, such as the American Head and Neck Society Head and Neck Reconstruction Committee and the NRG Oncology Head and Neck Cancer General Committee and Surgical Subcommittee. Dr. Chepeha’s research interests relate to clinical and translational questions in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery, with a particular focus on clinical trials, epidemiology, and multidisciplinary, prospective clinical research. He is extensively published with over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr Brian Rotenberg, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Rotenberg is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in Western Univeristy (London, Ontario) and Program Director for the residency program.  He obtained his MD degree at University of Toronto, as well as Royal College certification in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  He is dual fellowship trained in sinonasal surgery and pediatric surgery, both from University of Melbourne (Australia), and joined the faculty at Western University in 2007. He is a founding member of the International Surgical Sleep Society and is now sits on the society’s Executive Board. Dr. Rotenberg is the outgoing Scientific Chair of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology. He is an invited speaker nationally and internationally on topics relating to sleep apnea and rhinology and has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters as well as funded research grants to study both sleep surgery and sinonasal research.


Associate Editors

Dr. Maggie Aron, University of British Columbia, VANCOUVER, BC

Dr. Vincent Biron, University of Alberta, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Jason Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG

Dr. Chris Diamond, University of British Columbia, VANCOUVER, BC

Dr. André Isaac, University of Alberta, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Caroline Jeffery, University of Alberta, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Simon Kirby, Memorial University, ST. JOHN’S, NL

Dr. Karen Kost, McGill University, MONTREAL, QC

Dr. R. Jun Lin, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON

Dr. Tamara Mijovic, McGill University, MONTREAL, QC

Dr. Corey Moore, Western University, LONDON, ON

Dr. Dan O’Connell, University of Alberta, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Matt Rigby, Dalhousie University, HALIFAX, NS

Dr. Praby Singh, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON

Dr. Leigh Sowerby, Western University, LONDON, ON

Dr. Han Zhang, McMaster University, HAMILTON, ON

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Dr. Jennifer Siu, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON

Dr. Emily Deane, Univeristy of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Pia Pace-Asciak, Kamloops, BC