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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions are assessed by the editors to decide whether it should be further reviewed. Editors may reject a paper without peer review when it is deemed unsuitable for the journal’s readers or is of poor quality. Those selected for review will be sent anonymously to referees. CMJ adopts a double blind review process. This usually involves review by two independent peer reviewers. Leading Articles are not sent for external peer review but are reviewed by the Editors. Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission.

Editorial Board Meetings are held once a month. All submitted papers and the reviewers’ reports are discussed. The final decision regarding a manuscript is made by the Editorial Board.

Original research articles authored by a member of the journal’s editorial team are independently peer reviewed. When an editor is an author of a manuscript the peer review process is handled by the co-editor. Manuscripts authored by members of the editorial team are discussed in the absence of that particular editorial board member. Editors or editorial board members who are authors of a manuscript do not participate in any way in the publication decision for their own article.

The average time from submission to first decision is eight weeks.

Confidentiality

Editors and reviewers will treat all submitted manuscripts in confidence.

Section Policies

Editorial

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Leading Article

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Special Feature

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Papers

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Brief Reports

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Perspective

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Point of View

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From the Journals

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Picture Quiz

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Case Reports

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Miscellany

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Picture Stories

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CME Articles

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Research Letters

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Correspondence

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Book Reviews

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Obituary

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Appreciation

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Notice

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