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.

  • Trainee Editorial Board Members

    Trainees in Canadian cardiovascular training programs have the opportunity to participate in the peer review process in a direct way, by becoming Trainee Members of the Editorial Board or joining the CJC Reviewer List.

    In 2017, the CJC added seven trainees to its Editorial Board (in mentored roles) as part of a two-year pilot initiative. This is a unique opportunity for trainees to have a meaningful role in the peer-review process, learn about the latest cardiovascular research before it’s published and network with prominent leaders in the field.

    Trainees Members of the Editorial Board:

    1. Martin Aguilar (Mentor: Stanley Nattel)
    2. Laura Banks (Mentor: Brian McCrindle)
    3. Ismail Bouhout (Mentor: Louis Perrault)
    4. Guillaume Marquis-Gravel (Mentor: Marc Jolicoeur)
    5. Amine Mazine (Mentor: Stephen Fremes)
    6. William McIntyre (Mentor: Jeff Healey)
    7. Saman Rezazadeh (Mentor:  Katherine Kavanagh)

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  • 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.