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Input sought on Canadian Medical Association Journal

​As part of their ongoing commitment to provide high-quality resources to members, the CMA and Joule™ have launched a consultation to seek input on the future of the CMAJ.

"The CMAJ has been Canada's leading medical journal for more than 100 years by always looking ahead and adapting to the needs of its readership," said Chair of the Task Force on CMAJ, Dr. Chris Simpson. "That's why we want to hear directly about the value that the CMAJ provides, and what changes might be needed."

A random sample of CMA members received an email invitation on Oct. 31 to participate in an online survey. Those who did not receive the survey invitation can contribute by responding to a series of questions on cmaj.ca. All feedback will be considered by the Task Force on CMAJ as they develop a new mission statement, goals and objectives, and potentially a new governance structure, for the CMAJ.

The consultation process will be completed by November 21, 2016 and a set of recommendations will then be provided to the Joule and CMA Boards of Directors.

In addition to Dr. Simpson, Task Force members include Dr. Diane Kelsall, Dr. Kirsten Patrick, Ms. Ann Michael, Dr. Brian Brodie (ex-officio) and Ms. Debbie Fischer (ex-officio). The group represents a mix of publishing, medical and research experience.

For more information: TaskForceonCMAJ@cma.ca.

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