Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 


The Official Publication of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery



The Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Brian Rotenberg and Dr. Douglas Chepeha, are please to announce that as of January 1, 2024 the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery will have a new publisher, Sage Publishing.

Sage Publishing is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.  It was founded in 1965 in New York City by Sara Miller McCune and is now based in the Newbury Park neighborhood of Thousand Oaks, California.  For more information about Sage please visit their website at

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How to Apply for the CSOHNS Member APC Discount

With the move to Sage Publishing, we have a new, simplier way for members to apply for the 50% discount on the article processing change (APC).

IMPORTANT:    Only active members in good standing (dues paid) who have 3+ years of membership in the CSO, and are either the first or senior author qualify.  

When an author submits their work to Sage Track, they will be asked the following question:  “If you are an active member of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, please select the society’s name from the dropdown.  If you are not an active member, please leave blank.”  Those who indicate that they are members in good standing will have their status verified by the editorial office and approved if applicable.  

The CSOHNS will invoice the first/senior author 50% of the APC after their article is published.

Please contact Donna Humphrey at [email protected] if you have any questions.



Our ranking has made the Journal a top quartile journal of international impact.

Much of the credit for this increase must go to our Associate Editors for their efforts in working with reviewers to accept only higher quality scientific submissions to be published. Even thought we’ve published more than ever, we’ve also been cited far more.  By setting a higher bar, the Journal continues to have strong science as its trademark. Our sincerest thanks to all the Associate Editors for their diligent and thoughtful work.

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




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, Co-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. Vincent Biron, University of Alberta, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Michael Brandt, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON

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

Dr. Shamir Chandarana, University of Calgary, CALGARY, AB

Dr. Brent Chang, Mayo Clinic – Arizona, PHOENIX, USA

Dr. Gaurav Chawdhury, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NH, SHEFFIELD, UK

Dr. David Côté, University of Edmonton, EDMONTON, AB

Dr. Janet Chung, University of Toronto, MISSISSAUGA, ON

Dr. Cathie Garnis, University of British Columbia, VANCOUVER, BC

Dr. Jordan Glicksman, Harvard University, BOSTON, MA

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

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

Dr. Karen Kost, McGill University, MONTREAL, QC

Dr. Chwee Ming Lim, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

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

Dr. Tamara Mijovic, McGill University, MONTREAL, QC

Dr. Ewa Olszewska, Medical University of Bialystok, POLAND

Dr. Nader Sadeghi, McGill University, MONTREAL, QC

Dr. Nael Shoman, Dalhousie University, HALIFAX, NS

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

Dr. Leigh Sowerby, Western University, LONDON, ON

Dr. Sofia Waissbluth, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, SANTIAGO, CHILE

Dr. Alvin Wee, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON

Dr. Han Zhang, McMaster University, HAMILTON, ON

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