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About this journal

eCMAJ is both the home of CMAJ on the Web and a growing electronic journal in its own right. It contains the complete editorial contents of CMAJ, supplemented by a variety of interactive features and additional content.

CMAJ is a peer-reviewed international general medical journal. It is the official publication of the Canadian Medical Association. It is covered by MEDLINE/Index Medicus and more than 30 other indexing/ing services, including EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents: Life Sciences and Current Contents: Clinical Medicine.

CMAJ's impact factor is 2.4.

CMAJ is published biweekly, 2 volumes per year. It is uploaded on eCMAJ every second Monday at 6 p.m. EST.

ISSN 1488-2329 (eCMAJ)
ISSN 0820-3946 (CMAJ)

The Web site of CMAJ was inaugurated in January 1995. It initially contained abstracts of all CMAJ scientific articles and the full text of selected articles. As of July 1999 the full text of all editorial material from the print version of CMAJ is available on eCMAJ in PDF and HTML formats. All material on eCMAJ is accessible free of charge.

All material on eCMAJ is copyrighted by the Canadian Medical Association or its licensors; it should not be posted on other sites.

All editorial matter in CMAJ represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Canadian Medical Association. The Canadian Medical Association assumes no responsibility or liability for damages arising from any error or omission or from the use of any information or advice contained in CMAJ including commentaries, studies, reports, letters and advertisements.

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Copyright for all material is held by CMA or its licensors. Unless otherwise indicated you may, without permission, for your non-commercial use, reproduce up to 10 copies of any specific item or portion thereof published in CMAJ, provided that credit is given to the original source. You must have prior written permission for any reproduction, storage in a retrieval system or transmission, in any form or by any means: (a) in the case of photocopying or other reprographic copying, please contact CANCOPY (Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency), 6 Adelaide St. E, Ste. 900, Toronto ON M5C 1H6; 800 893-5777; (b) for all other requests, please contact the Permissions Coordinator, CMA Publications, 1867 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa ON K1G 3Y6; fax 613 565-2382.

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