News Release

New editor-in-chief for CMAJ Open

Business Announcement

Canadian Medical Association Journal

The CMAJ Group is pleased to announce a new Editor-in-Chief, Erin Russell, for CMAJ Open, Canada’s open-access online medical journal, starting June 20, 2022.


Erin is an experienced medical editor who brings a wealth of knowledge from her work at CMAJ and CMAJ Open as an editor and through graduate studies in epidemiology and community medicine. She takes over from founding Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Diane Kelsall, who has helped grow CMAJ Open into an important venue for health and medical research.


CMAJ Open publishes high-quality research from all medical and health disciplines, including the effects of climate change, gender and racism, Indigenous health issues, patient-oriented research and COVID-19. Founded in 2013, the journal has been committed to 4 founding principles: Open access; Open to research in all medical disciplines; Open to all types of research studies; and Open peer review. It is indexed in MEDLINE and PubMed Central.


Relevant to policymakers, researchers and clinicians, CMAJ Open also values the involvement of patients who can be peer reviewers for the patient-oriented research collection.


“I am pleased to pass the baton to Erin who will continue to grow CMAJ Open as a venue for researchers in Canada and beyond to publish medical and health research to improve health and health systems,” said Dr. Diane Kelsall. “Thank you all — authors, reviewers, readers and many others — who have contributed to the success of CMAJ Open. It has been my pleasure to collaborate with you as Editor-in-Chief since the journal's launch.”


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