About CJC Open

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Launching in 2019, CJC Open is a brand new open-access journal established by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as a sister publication to the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC).

CJC Open is an official journal of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS). CJC Open is a vehicle for the international dissemination of new knowledge in cardiology and cardiovascular science, particularly serving as the major open-access publication venue for Canadian cardiovascular medicine.

The progress and success of the CJC Open is due in large part to the work of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Dr. Michelle Graham, the Editorial Board and the Journal Committee (Chaired by Dr. Kenneth Gin).


CJC Open publishes original reports of clinical and basic research relevant to cardiovascular medicine, as well as editorials, viewpoints, review articles, and case reports. Papers on health outcomes, health care and public policy issues, ethics, medical history, and study design, as well as letters to the editor, are welcomed.

CJC Open accepts and publishes articles in the English language only. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are submitted solely to the CJC Open and that none of the material contained in the manuscript has been published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere, with the exception of abstracts. Redundant or duplicate publications will not be considered. All statements and opinions are the responsibility of the authors. The CCS reserves copyright on all published material, and reproduction of the material, even by the authors, requires written permission. With submission of a manuscript, a letter of transmittal must indicate that all authors have participated in the research and that they have reviewed and agree with the content of the article.

To access articles, submit a manuscript, or use our resource centres, visit CJC Open.

5 reasons to publish in the CJC Open:

  1. A venue for high-quality scientific research;
  2. Lower cost of publishing than traditional print journals;
  3. CCS members publish at a reduced-rate;
  4. Open-access publishing means articles are free to readers; have your research accessible to a broader audience of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, researchers, internists and family doctors;
  5. Opportunity to publish article types that fall outside the scope of CJC.