Call for papers: Canadian Medical Association Journal Holiday Reading – A Special Invitation to the Medical Humanities Community

Call for papers: Canadian Medical Association Journal Holiday Reading

Every December CMAJ, Canada’s leading medical journal, publishes a Holiday Reading section featuring clever spoof research, humour, reflections, poetry and art related to the practice of medicine. We’ve been doing this since 1998 and it’s become a much anticipated annual treat for our readers. If you’d like to make a submission see below for guidelines or visit us at

Call for submissions

Hilarity and good humour… help enormously in both the study and the practice of medicine. — William Osler

Submit your twisted research, biting satire or culturally sensitive missives to CMAJ’s award-winning, intensely cited Holiday Reading section. Articles should be no longer than 1200 words; photographs and illustrations are most welcome. Submit your article online at Manuscript Central. If you need more information, kindly contact Kelly Clarke.

Need inspiration? Here’s a taste of the best Holiday Reading articles from past issues:

Deadline: October 1, 2012

CMAJ showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for people in Canada and globally. It publishes original clinical research, analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and thought-provoking editorials. CMAJ has an impact factor of more than 9 and the website receives over 2 million unique visitors a year.


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