Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Geriatrics Journal (CGJ) is a peer-reviewed publication that is a home for innovative aging research of a high quality aimed at improving the health and the care provided to older persons residing in Canada and outside our borders. While we gratefully accept submissions from researchers outside our country, we are committed to encouraging aging research by Canadians. The CGJ is targeted to family physicians with training or an interest in the care of older persons, specialists in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatrists, and members of other health disciplines with a focus on gerontology.

The CGJ is indexed/covered in PubMed, ProQuest, CrossRef, and EBSCOhost.com Research Databases. Following publication in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, the full text of each article is available immediately and archived in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Reviews/Meta-analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Clinical Practice Guidelines/Consensus Statements

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Books Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Resident's Corner

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be initially reviewed by the editor in chief, and if appropriate the paper will be assigned to an associate editor. If the paper is judged to be suitable for possible publication, it will be sent to three or more external reviewers.   Authors may indicate the names of up to 3 potential referees as well as those whom they wish not to review the paper, but the editors reserve the right to make the final choice or reviewers.

 

Publication Frequency

The Canadian Geriatrics Journal is an open access publication available on-line, and is published four times per year.

 

Open Access Policy

We have chosen to implement the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use and distribution, provided the original work is properly cited. Articles published under this Open Access model are made freely available online immediately upon publication, as part of a long-term archive, without subscription access restrictions. CGJ readers are entitled to use, reproduce, distribute or display these articles provided that:

  • the original authorship is properly and fully attributed;
  • the journal and publisher (Canadian Geriatrics Society) are attributed as the original place of publication with the correct citation details provided;
  • no articles are reproduced for commercial use without the prior consent of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and payment of the appropriate fee

Definition of commercial use: use of material from the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (GGJ) that is for the commercial gain of the user and/or their employing institution. This includes:

  • re-use by a non-author, third party or other publisher of an article or parts of an article in another publication (journal or book) to be sold for commercial purposes.
  • the distribution of multiple print or electronic copies of an article(s) from the journal to a third party for marketing purposes.
  • re-use by an author of parts of or all of an article in other publications from commercial organizations. Permission for this kind of reuse should be obtained from the publisher.

For permission to make any kind of commercial use of material from CJG, please contact the publisher, the Canadian Geriatrics Society, who retains the right to levy an appropriate fee.

 

Archiving

All articles published in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal are sent immediately upon online publication, without further intervention from the author, to PubMed Central (PMC), the National Library of Medicine’s full text article archive. All articles are also mirrored in all PMC sites, including PubMed Central Canada. Manuscripts deposited to PMC are freely available to the public, via the Internet, upon publication in the journal.

 

Indexing

The Canadian Geriatrics Journal is indexed/covered in PubMed, ProQuest, CrossRef, and EBSCOhost.com Research Databases. Following publication in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, the full text of each article is available immediately and archived in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.