About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ) was established in 1923 and is Canada's oldest student run medical journal. The UTMJ publishes scholarly articles on a variety of important and timely topics that are relevant to our international readership.

This year, the UTMJ is celebrating the publication of its 96th volume, which will include issues on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Rural Health, and Cannabis. The UTMJ is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming issue on Cannabis. The deadline for article submission is April 30th, 2019. The UTMJ also accepts articles on topics outside of our themed issues throughout the year. Interested authors can submit their articles through our Online Submission System, or email them to editors.utmj@utoronto.ca. 

The UTMJ is also looking for original cover art for our issues. Interested artists should send sketches of their cover art to editors.utmj@utoronto.ca by the deadline outline above.

The following article formats are routinely published by the UTMJ:

  1. Original research articles
  2. Review articles
  3. Perspectives and Commentaries
  4. Case reports
  5. Medical Education
  6. History of Medicine
  7. Economics and Health Policy
  8. Book reviews
  9. Letters to the Editor
  10. Philosophy of Medicine

    Examples of each of these article formats can be found in our archive.

Peer Review Process

Original research articles, review articles and case reports are assessed by two independent reviewers to determine their suitability for publication based on their originality, significance, and scholarly merit. Each submission is typically reviewed by one faculty member and one medical student.

Publication Frequency

UTMJ publishes three online and print issues a year focused on three different themes. We welcome submissions at any time; accepted manuscripts that are theme-relevant will appear in the next issue. Those that are not theme-related will appear in subsequent issues at the discretion of the editorial team.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support

The University of Toronto Medical Journal is generously supported by the University of Toronto Medical Society, the University of Toronto Medical Alumni Association, and its subscribers.

Journal History

The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ) was established in 1923 and is Canada's oldest student run medical journal. We publish original research articles submitted by researchers and medical professionals from around the world.