Dear CJGIM Authors,


As you may be aware, the Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine (CJGIM) is aiming to attain indexing (i.e., impact factor) status with the National Library of Medicine. One of the criteria to assess suitability for indexing is the degree to which a journal’s articles are cited. The other criteria include the peer-review process and the article submission-to-acceptance ratio, which we are addressing.


As authors of CJGIM articles, we ask you, where appropriate, to consider citing CJGIM articles (including your own) in upcoming papers you plan to publish.


If we can reach our goal of attaining indexing status, this will have a ‘positive feedback effect’, to allow more submissions, including more original research papers from colleagues in GIM and beyond.


Thank you for your assistance in promoting the CJGIM, the vehicle to showcase the scholarship and related activities of CSIM members and other general internists.


Sincerely yours,


Jim Douketis

Editor-in-Chief, CJGIM