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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Canadian Surgery

  • Check out the latest episode of “Surgical Companion,” a companion series to Cold Steel: The CJS Podcast. In this episode Dr. Kelly Vogt and Dr. Rebecca Auer join us to talk about the documentary film “RBG.” What can we as surgeons learn about from the work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
  • Congratulations to former CJS Co-editor in chief, Dr. Vivian McAlister, who is the recipient of the CMA’s John McCrae Memorial Medal in recognition of his service to the Canadian Forces. Read more about it in French or English.
  • The inaugural Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education (C-CASE) will be held Sept. 25–26, 2019, in Ottawa, Ont. Abstract submissions considered until July 15. Experience Canada’s wealth of expertise in and enthusiasm for surgical education. Registration is now open, and a preliminary program is available here.
  • The 2018 impact factor of CJS is 2.306, which is five times higher than it was a decade ago.

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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
McMaster 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