About the Canadian Journal of Cardiology

The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) is the official journal of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), and is subscribed to by over 12,000 hospitals and institutions around the world. With an impact factor of 4.524, the CJC ranks 33rd of 128 global cardiovascular journals.

The CJC is a vehicle for the international dissemination of new knowledge in cardiology and cardiovascular science, particularly serving as the major venue for Canadian cardiovascular medicine. The progress and success of the CJC is due in large part to the work of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Stanley Nattel, the Editorial Board and the Journal Committee (Chaired by Dr. Kenneth Gin).

The CJC publishes original reports of clinical and basic research relevant to cardiovascular medicine, as well as editorials, review articles, and case reports. Papers on health outcomes, policy research, ethics, medical history, and political issues affecting practice, as well as letters to the editor, are welcomed.

The CJC also offers a number of opportunities for trainees interested in publishing or participating in the peer-review process.

For more information, visit the Members in Training section of the website.

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

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Opportunities for Trainees

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is committed to promoting excellence in cardiovascular health and care through ongoing professional development and knowledge translation initiatives. To help meet this commitment, the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) offers a number of opportunities for trainees.

  • CJC Trainee Section

    Trainees (i.e. medical students, residents, PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows or early career clinicians/researchers) are invited to contribute original, non-scholarly manuscripts to the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) on topics such as:

    • Career planning
    • Work-life integration
    • Unexpected challenges
    • Training-related issues

    Consider submitting your manuscript to the CJC Trainee Section (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)! Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis.

    Author Guidelines
    Authors should follow general manuscript preparation instructions from www.onlinecjc.ca, while noting these specific instructions for Trainee Section articles:

    • 1,500 words (max.), excluding tables, figures, and references
    • Five references (max.)
    • Three (non-scientific) tables/figures (max.)
    • No abstract or brief summary required
    • Articles should not follow a typical scientific article structure (i.e. no background, methods, results)
    • Medical students and junior residents are strongly encouraged to work collaboratively with a senior mentor to produce articles

    Section Co-Editors
    Jacinthe Leclerc (Research Editor)
    Erin-Rayner-Hartley (Clinical Editor)

  • Trainee Editorial Board Members

    Following the success of the first two-year term of CJC Trainee Editorial Board Members and Reviewers, seven new trainees have joined the Editorial Board in mentored roles (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022). In addition, 25 trainees have joined as Reviewers in mentored roles.

    Trainees Members of the Editorial Board:

    1. Christopher Cheung (Mentors: Kenneth Gin, Andrew Krahn)
    2. Varinder Kaur (Mentor: Dave Nagpal)
    3. Jessica Luc (Mentor: Marc Deyell)
    4. Daniel Ramirez (Mentor: Martin Green)
    5. Michelle Samuel (Mentor: Louise Pilote)
    6. Nariman Sepehrvand (Mentor: Justin Ezekowitz)
    7. Maneesh Sud (Mentor: Harindra Wijeysundera)

    Next available term: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022
    Application launch: Fall 2020

  • CJC Training Program Initiative

    The CJC Training Program Initiative is an opportunity for Canadian trainees to contribute to medical literature through the publication of articles in the “Contemporary Issues in Cardiology Practice” category of the CJC. Every two years, Canadian cardiology program trainees are invited to submit articles to the CJC on topics such as discussions of the application of new technologies; updates on recent developments in common management problems; or new ideas about clinical approaches to specific disease conditions. The CJC Training Program Initiative is a unique opportunity for trainees to develop their experience in writing and publishing papers in scientific literature.