About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine is an open access, peer reviewed journal which publishes 4 times yearly and is owned by the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine.  The journal is circulated to all members of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine as well as specialists with an interest in Internal Medicine. With a mix of clinical articles as well as academic articles, the CJGIM provides a comprehensive and valued resource of quality content. The CJGIM accepts submissions under the categories of original research articles, review articles, case reports, letters to the editor, and book reviews.  The CJGIM also publishes selected conference abstracts and special supplemental issues. 

 

Editorial and Peer Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal.  Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review.  All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is.  Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC.  

Original research articles, review articles, case reports, and the contents of special supplemental issues undergo double blind peer review undertaken by a minimum of 2 reviewers whenever possible.  Letters to the editor, book reviews, and conference abstracts undergo editorial review but are not peer reviewed. After the review is completed, one of the following decisions will be communicated to the authors: (1) Accept without revisions; (2) Accept with minor revisions; (3) Revise and resubmit; or (4) Reject.  The journal aims to provide authors with a final decision within 8 weeks from the time of submission. Manuscripts must be submitted in English or French.  At the discretion of the editors, manuscripts may be returned with a recommendation that the manuscript undergo language editing prior to resubmission. Articles submitted by the Editor-in-Chief will first be reviewed by the Deputy Editor for an initial assessment to ensure adherence to journal requirements, including formatting of the manuscript and disclosure of any potential competing interests.  If initally considered the article will go through the double blind peer review process and the Deputy Editor will approve the final version of the article.

The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members are fully independent and are not compensated by the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine or Dougmar Publishing Group.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

 

Archive

Please note that published articles are currently being archived with Portico and assigned a unique DOI through CrossRef

 

Article Processing Charges

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, like other open access publications, charges an Article Processing Charge (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals.As of January 1, 2018, the CJGIM’s APC is $750 (USD) per article.  The APC will be waived for authors who are Full Members and Physician Associates (with dues currently paid) of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) as well as for CSIM Resident, Student and Senior Associates. There is no charge for article submissions; charges only apply to articles that are accepted and successfully pass peer review.The APC will also be waived for any author submitting original research and review articles.The APC is billed upon acceptance of an article. There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.  Letters to the Editor and select invited articles are not charged an APC.Authors living in countries considered “least developed” as per the following list of countries who do not have the ability to pay the APC may be eligible for a reduced APC.  Please contact the publisher directly to make a formal request at jbirkby@dougmargroup.com.

Copyright

All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Copyright of articles published in all DPG titles is retained by the author. The author grants DPG the rights to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The author grants DPG exclusive commercial rights to the article. The author grants any non-commercial third party the rights to use the article freely provided original author(s) and citation details are cited.

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of work of another in such a way as to give the reader reason to think it is the author’s own work. Plagiarism is a form of academic fraud and is considered a serious academic offense. Any paper submitted to the CJGIM will be checked for originality to confirm that it has not been plagiarized from other sources.
Self-plagiarism: refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes. Authors are required to disclose information and cite references about reused content from previously published work.

 

Corrections - Retractions


In the event  a correction is needed within an article, the author will notify the publisher immediately and outline the correction required. This request will be sent to, and reviewed by, the Editor who may ask members of the Editorial Board for input. Once the correction has been established, and addendum to the original article will be published and the full-corrected article will be published on line. A retraction request will be considered by the Editor/Associate Editors in conjunction with Editorial Board members. Once an article has been retracted a notice of retraction will be published disclosing the reasons for the retraction.

Ethics and Transparency

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine and Dougmar Publishing Group are committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. As such, the following code of Ethics and Responsibility outline should be considered by all authors. Authors and Editors can also refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website.  The CJGIM also follows the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. The Publisher maintains the editorial independence of journal editors and encourages editors and the editorial board to run the journal ethically and transparently. The journal will maintain an accurate and transparent academic record, including publishing corrections and retractions when necessary. Authors should ensure that their work is original and written by them and has not been previously published. Where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained. An author’s work should not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights. Data must be true and not manipulated and authors must have permission to use data reproduced in their paper. Any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest should be clearly stated by the author of the authors during the submission process (this would include funding assistance). Authors will adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved. It is up to the Author to contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work and authorship of the paper is accurately represented, ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publicationIf an author is unclear about their responsibility or the transparency, they should contact the Editor directly.

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine follows the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki found here https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/

Journal History

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine began publication in 2006 under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Hector Baillie. 

Under the leadership of former Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mitchell Levine, The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine is an electronic only, open access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes 4 issues yearly.

 

Disclaimer

The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine is published four times a year by The Dougmar Publishing Group, with offices located at 115 King Street West, Suite 220, Dundas, ON L9H 1V1.
We welcome editorial submissions but cannot assume responsibility for unsolicited material. Any editorial material, including photographs that are accepted from an unsolicited contributor, will become the property of The Dougmar Publishing Group.
The publisher and the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine shall not be liable for any of the views expressed by the authors published in the Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, nor shall these opinions necessarily reflect those of the publisher.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and in accordance with standards accepted at the time of printing.However, readers are advised to check the most current product information provided by the manufacturer of each drug to verify the recommended dose, the method and duration of administration, and contraindi-cations. It is the responsibility of the licensed prescriber to determine the dosages and best treatment for each patient. Neither the publisher the CSIM nor the editor assumes any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.

 

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