Open Access Policy

We have chosen to implement the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative license (, 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.