University of Toronto Medical Journal

The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ) is Canada's oldest student run medical journal, established in 1923. We publish articles from universities, institutes, organizations, and medical professionals from around the world.

Call for Submissions: Fall 2014 & Spring 2015


The UTMJ is soliciting submissions for our Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 issues, on the themes of Medical Technology and Microbiome, respectively.

UTMJ Fall Theme: Medical Technology

Perhaps no sector has undergone as much rapid acceleration and growth over the past decade as medical technology. Be it cutting-edge diagnostic imaging, surgical instruments, health IT technologies (including mHealth and eHealth solutions), or new technologies to deliver care at home, there is tremendous potential to improve patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs, increase the efficiency of care delivery, and increase patient and provider satisfaction. At the same time, we must be aware of the iatrogenic effects of technology and pay due consideration to judicious, evidence-based use of new technological innovations. 

Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2014

UTMJ Spring Theme: Microbiome

The human body is colonized by a large number of microbes referred to as our microbiome, and our microbiomes are known to impact our physiology and health. The role of the human microbiome in health and disease has been of growing interest in recent research. 

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2015


We invite submissions to the following sections of the Journal:

  • News and views
  • Original basic, clinical or epidemiological research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Reviews
  • Medical education
  • Book reviews
  • History of Medicine 
  • Original Artwork

The UTMJ also accepts submissions on a rolling basis on a variety of topics in healthcare and medicine. Please visit the "About" page for detailed Aims & Scope and Instructions for Authors. Please contact for any submission-related inquiries.


Vol 91, No 1 (2014): Obesity

Cover Page
Front cover illustration by Janice Yau, University of Toronto medical student (1T6), alumna of the Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto.