The Canadian Journal of Medicine is the official journal of the Society.  CJM encourages submission of articles aimed at improving patient care, education, and research in primary care and general medicine in all settings as well as the journal covers all aspects of the medicine. Submissions must be original and not currently under consideration for publication in another peer- reviewed medium (paper or electronic). CJM is committed to making the review process as timely and useful as possible for authors.

Open Access Policy

 All articles published by CJM are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. So, CJM provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Peer-review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

The journal aims to provide authors with a first decision (accepted/rejected/revisions needed) within four weeks. Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript at any time by logging into the journal's submission system

Publication Frequency

All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the " Online First " volume's Table of Contents.

Why publish your article in the Canadian Journal of Medicine

High visibility

CJM is open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

CJM offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically. Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in CJM gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves and to create all relevant links