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Welcome to the online edition of the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS). CJS  is an open access journal. The mission of CJS is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research. Submissions to CJS must be done using our online manuscript submission system.

All articles published are available, free of charge, on this website as well as on PubMed Central. To receive free copies of the digital version of CJS, sign up for our email alerts.

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Sponsoring Societies and Academic Partners

CJS was founded in 1957 by a collaboration of the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Canadian university departments of surgery. Dr Robert Janes, President of the Royal College was its first editor. The chairs of the surgical departments made up the first editorial board. Today the following organizations take part in the Academic Program of the Canadian Journal of Surgery:

Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons

Departments of Surgery

Dalhousie University
McGill University
Memorial University
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
Université de Montréal 
University of Ottawa
Université de Sherbrooke 
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
Western University

A high-quality scientific journal could not be produced without the anonymous, unpaid and often inadequately appreciated work of its reviewers. The editors and staff of the Canadian Journal of Surgery thank everyone who reviewed submissions to the journal in 2020. View 2020 Reviewer list