The Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine is the product of many separate discussions with many individuals and g roups. These included the Canadian Medical Association, the executive and membership of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, and the directors of the Rural and Remote Area Medicine Conferences. Planning began in 1994, and a publishing agreement was concluded with the CMA in November 1995. The Call-For-Papers was published in CMAJ in December 1995, and the first issue appeared June 1, 1996.
Our Associate Editor, Suzanne Kingsmill, is a professional writer and editor, and our editorial board includes individuals with wide ranging research experience. Although this combined experience is broad, the details of starting up a new journal have been many, and the learning curve steep.
CJRM scores a number of "firsts". It is the first Canadian journal to focus exclusively on rural medicine. It is the first in Canada to be produced "from the field" by rural physicians themselves, and be distributed nationally. It is innovative in publishing simultaneously in print and on the internet, and it attempts something which is unusual in medical publishing - to combine a scholarly medical journal with non-medical general interest material.
The contents of back issues of the CJRM can be searched at the National Library of Canada Archives or the CMA site.
How to reach us:
Correspondence for the CJRM should be forwarded to:
Canadian Journal Of Rural Medicine
Ms. Suzanne Kingsmill, Managing Editor
45 Overlea Blvd
PO Box 22015
Toronto, ON M4H 1N9
Work: (416) 961-7775
Fax: (416) 961-8271
Instructions to authors:
Online Instructions for Authors
Downloading and print right-click and save: Instructions for Authors.pdf