Aims and Scope

BC Toxicology News Monthly Bulletin (BCTOX) aims to popularise the knowledge of toxicology and expand use and the awareness of Toxicology News in British Columbia, Canada. It tries to engage health and environmental professionals with online published toxicology news, publicly available information, and by providing short communications.

BCTOX mainly focuses on adapting or summarizing relevant toxicology news in BC. The Bulletin accepts and welcomes contributions from professionals and the public as long as they meet BCTOX standards.

How to access the original news items? If you click on the link related to each one of the provided stories, it will take you to the original site of the news.

Publication Frequency: BCTOX is published monthly in English by Reza Afshari. Provided information in GRAY is not related to the current issue but could be of interest.

ISSN: 2560-645X Policies: Open Access Policy: This bulletin provides open access to all its content.


Fee: BCTOX is free-of-charge for readers and contributors.

Copyright Statement BCTOX’s content is currently prepared by Reza Afshari. The bulletin retains the copyright of their articles and will be able to archive preprint, post-print, and publisher's versions. This bulletin is not official and for the most part is not peer-reviewed. It does not cover all the news and is not liable for the accuracy of the news from the media. It is, however, BC-related, informative, handpicked and fun to read. The provided contents are not necessarily BCTOX’s views. BCTOX has been modified since (BCTOX 2017 June 2(6)) issue. It is now accepting 400 words of educational material, commentaries, and research abstracts (with data) as long as they are within the scope of the bulletin and meets our standards. We are going to publish up to four short [but not full papers] abstracts in each issue. This section of the journal is peer-reviewed. Archiving.

Digital Archiving: In addition to indexing database this Bulletin utilizes digital archive as well as hard copies to guarantee long-term preservation and restoration.

This bulletin follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE)’s Recommendations. Authors (i) must declare any conflict of interest in a given manuscript, and we utilize COPE workflow to transparently handle it, (ii) follow ICMJE definition of author and contribution, and (iii) accept the ethical policy including regulation and malpractice statement. Guide for Authors From June 2017 (BCTOX 2017 2(6)) we publish original research, mini-reviews, short communications, letters, case reports, and case series as long as they are limited to 400 words and the content is British Columbia related. These publications are peer-reviewed. References References should be given in the Vancouver style and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Citation in the text should be in line with text in parenthesis with Arabic numbering style. List of contributors of this issue


Reza Afshari; Editor-in-Chief Yasi Afshari; Information gathering Karen Bartlett; Emma Cumming; Michael Jonasson; Editor of English language Tissa Rahim; Toxicology of Soil Reviewers of this issue Reza Afshari


Contact Us

To contribute to the next issues, provide your opinion or report a mistake, please email us, your feedback is greatly appreciated. BC Toxicology News Monthly Bulletin could be reached at West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 1C2. 604 999 6185


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How to cite BCTOX’s articles:

Authours. TITLE, BCTOX 2017;2(8): PAGES.


Acknowledgment BCTOX respectfully acknowledges that it is published on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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