W07 – Publishing in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry: A Dialogue with the Editors

W07 – Publishing in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry: A Dialogue with the Editors

Thursday, Oct. 27
10:45 – 11:45 (1 hr)
Meeting Room: Pine (Mezzanine)
Lakshmi N. Yatham*, MBBM, DPM, FRCPC, MBA; Ayal Schaffer, MD, FRCPC; Associate Editors
Supported by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Editorial Board

CanMEDS Roles:

  1. Scholar
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator

At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Learn about the peer review process for Canadian journal of psychiatry; 2) Understand the types of manuscripts that are most likely accepted for publication; and 3) Be aware of the types of articles most likely cited.

The impact factor for the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (CJP) is now at 5.36. The journal not only reaches all members of the Canadian Psychiatric Association but is also widely read and subscribed to by libraries worldwide. There is increasing competition for publication in the journal because only 25% of articles submitted are accepted for publication, and that number will likely decrease in the future as the impact factor and popularity of the journal increase. To increase the competitiveness of submissions from Canada, the CJP editors will share some insights regarding what they look for in the peer review process and what types of articles will have a greater chance of getting accepted for publication. The session will provide an opportunity for the audience to interact with the editors and learn everything they need to know to compete successfully.


  1. Cals JWL, Kotz D. Effective writing and publishing scientific papers, part II: title and abstract. J Clin Epidemiol 2013;66:585.
  2. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry submission guidelines: https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/CPA.