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CME credits now available for reading CMAJ; CMAJ Open now available

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CMA members can now earn CME credits for reading CMAJ and the CMA will transfer the credits earned to the College of Family Physicians of Canada; CMAJ Open now available online.

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CMA members can now earn CME credits for reading CMAJ and the CMA will transfer the credits earned to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The new service is designed to make the acquisition of CME credits by members as painless as possible.

The move follows earlier announcements that the CMA will automatically transfer CME credits acquired for using popular CMA-provided clinical tools such as DynaMed and InfoPOEMS to the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the CFPC.

With the new CMAJ program, family physicians can earn up to 27 Mainpro-M1 credits annually for reading designated articles. Royal College members can also earn credits for reading the designated articles, but automatic transfer is not currently available. Details about the program are available at CMAJ.

CMAJ Open now available online

CMAJ Open, CMA’s new online open-access research journal publishing high-quality medical and health research, is now available at no cost to members.

The journal focuses on publishing high-quality medical research that does not meet the publishing requirements of CMAJ, the Association’s flagship journal that publishes original, high-quality, high-impact research that is new or definitive on a topic. CMAJ Open will publish research that is methodologically sound but lower in impact or narrower in scope.

The journal is committed to an open peer review system in which reviewer comments, author responses and the original submission are available along with the final published version. Authors are asked to pay a publication fee upon acceptance and retain copyright for noncommercial use of their published paper. The ability to pay does not affect editorial decision making.



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