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Canadian Medical Association dismisses second journal editor in 10 years

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 03 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1302
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Ontario

The editor of Canada’s leading medical journal has left his post amid a “restructuring and modernisation plan.”

On 29 February the Canadian Medical Association’s president, Cindy Forbes, reported that John Fletcher, the editor in chief of CMAJ, the association’s journal, was “no longer with the organisation,” adding that the journal’s eight strong editorial oversight committee had also been “discontinued.”

Forbes unveiled a new four person CMAJ taskforce, under the leadership of the association’s past president, Chris Simpson. The task force will consult association members, researchers, and academics to identify journal best practices and propose recommendations for a new mission statement, goals, and objectives for …

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