CMAJ Blogs welcomes your submissions

We consider clearly-expressed opinion pieces on public health and health care topics, written by health care workers or managers, patients and caregivers. Writing should be clear, crisp and engaging.

Submissions of around 700-800 words presented in an editable format can be emailed to

Not all submissions will be published. Decisions to publish are influenced by the importance of the topic, the uniqueness of the opinion and the quality of the writing and cannot be appealed.

Blogs are edited and posted by CMAJ Blogs staff.

Authors are asked to supply a photograph of themselves to accompany their blog and must sign a publication agreement before the blog can be posted.


Guidelines for submission to the Student Humanities Category

CMAJ Blogs’ Student Humanities category seeks high-quality, original submissions from medical students, that may include poetry, essays, critiques, reviews (of films, novels, theatre, exhibitions etc.), interviews, reflections, graphic medicine and visual art related to the medical humanities.

  • Both French and English submissions are welcome.
  • Written submissions must be double-spaced in an MS Word document and no longer than 1000 words. Poetry must not exceed 52 lines.
  • Visual materials should be at least 300 DPI, and in a widely used format, such as PDF or JPEG.
  • Any patient depicted in your work could self-identify, and therefore written consent to publication must be acquired from patients. Consent forms are available from the editor.

To submit a blog for the Student Humanities category, or for more information, contact:

Le Blog des sciences humaines en médecine du JAMC recherche des œuvres étudiantes de qualité. Les soumissions peuvent être aussi variées que de la poésie, des essais, des commentaires, des critiques (films, romans, théâtre, etc.), des entrevues, des réflexions,  de l’art graphique et de l’art visuel ayant trait aux sciences humaines en médecine.

Critères de soumission:

  • Les soumissions en français et en anglais sont acceptées.
  • Les œuvres écrites doivent être présentées à double interligne dans un document Microsoft Word et ne dépassent pas 1000 mots. Les œuvres de poésie ne doivent pas dépasser 52 vers.
  • Les œuvres photographiques doivent posséder une résolution minimale de 300 dpi et doivent consister en un format d’usage courant, tels que PDF ou JPG.
  • Si un patient décrit dans l’œuvre peut être identifiable, une preuve de consentement écrite est requise. Les formulaires sont disponibles auprès de l’éditeur.

Pour toute question, prière de vous adresser à

Au plaisir de vous lire!


Disclaimer and note about comments

The views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the CMAJ Group. Comments are moderated. While we welcome respectful and constructive disagreement, malicious, provocative or profane comments will not be posted, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. We do not post anonymous comments.