RTSO Airwaves Application for Publication

RTSO Airwaves is a quarterly publication in both print and electronic format. 


Deadline for submissions


March 31


June 30


September 30


January 31


An expression of interest to publish must be submitted to office@rtso.ca in advance, a minimum of one month before an issue’s deadline for submissions. You will be informed within 10 business days if your idea is accepted for publication, and the RTSO Airwaves issue it is accepted for.

Document Format

Documents must be submitted in Word format.

If there are any edits to be made, the RTSO Airwaves Editor may forward suggestions, feedback, or edits directly to the person who submitted the document.  The RTSO preference, time permitting, is that edits be sent back to the author(s) for final approval prior to publication.  

We wish to include a picture of the author(s) with accepted submissions, so if you have a headshot or interest picture for us to use, please forward separately along with consent to publish (see Pictures/Images information and RTSO Consent Forms, below).



Authors are responsible for providing references (where applicable).  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriately acknowledged and correctly cited all the resources you have consulted and used in preparing your submission.  Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. 

Plagiarism is an offense:  to represent as one’s own idea or expression of an idea or work of another in any form in connection with any other form of written work; i.e. to commit plagiarism. If plagiarism is suspected the submission will be rejected.



Any other pictures related to your submission also need to be captioned and e-mailed separately, as large/clear files, in either .jpeg, .psd or .pdf format.  

If you wish for pictures to be in a certain part of your text within your article, please put the title of the picture in parenthesis where you would like it to be placed, and then add the title of each picture to the appropriate e-mail subject line, sending each picture individually to office@rtso.ca.

If your image submissions include other individuals, you will need to get permission from them to publish and fill out the appropriate consent form for RTSO office records.

To include previously published graphs, images, figures and tables, you must obtain permission from the original copyright holder. Please provide the reference citation in the table footer so that appropriate credit can be acknowledged in accordance with copyright law. (Copyright is most often held by the publisher of the journal or book in which the graph, image, figure or table originally appeared.) It is the author’s responsibility to secure permission. Payment of any fees required for borrowed material is the responsibility of the author. Permissions documentation must be received by office@rtso.ca prior to journal publication or the submission will not be published.


RTSO Consent Forms

Available forms include:

Consent to Publish – Article, Photo, Audio or Video Recordings


Consent to Publish – Photograph Release Form



Conflict of Interest

RTSO Airwaves conflict of interest policy is as follows: 

  • A conflict of interest may exist whenever an author, the author’s institution, employer, or immediate family member has financial or personal relationships or affiliations that could influence or bias the author’s decisions, work, or manuscript.
  • All authors are required to disclose all actual and potential conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations.
  • Disclosures of potential conflicts of interest should be for the previous 2-year period. 
  • Authors must fully disclose all potential conflicts of interest, whether or not related to the content of the paper. The type of relationship (consultant, speaker, employee, etc.) and monetary amount need not be specified.
  • If no financial or other potential conflicts of interest exist, a statement to this effect must be included at the end of the submission prior to any References.