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.
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- 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 2017 impact factor of CJS is 2.544, which is five times higher than it was a decade ago.
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Debate and Consensus
CJS is dedicated to the development of best surgical practice. The CJS consensus protocol encourages discussion of consensus statements and articles before publication.
We are currently inviting comment on the article “Idle hands? What we know about surgeon unemployment in Canada” by Strickland and Datta. Please send us your comments by submitting an eLetter.
We are currently inviting comment on the article “A solution to gender inequity in surgery? Better caregiving policies” by Acai and colleagues. Please send us your comments by submitting an eLetter.
We are currently inviting comment on the article “Toward late career transitioning: a proposal for academic surgeons” by Richards and colleagues. Please send us your comments by submitting an eLetter.
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: