Call for papers: special issue on CanMEDS


The CMEJ is inviting papers for a peer-reviewed special issue on CanMEDS. We invite papers of a variety of formats and lengths that engage with questions and perspectives related to and contextualized within the CanMEDS roles. We anticipate that the articles published in this issue will inform the revision of CanMEDS that is scheduled for publication in 2025. We are happy to work with junior authors, especially students and residents. We hope to publish this special issue in the first half of 2022. 

In particular, the CMEJ is interested in reviewing articles:
-Exploring the history, impact, and evolution of CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework
-Describing aspects of the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework that should be updated in the 2025 revision
-Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research related to the CanMEDS roles within medical education training

Articles should be submitted in a format consistent with one of the CMEJ's standard article types (see Submission Guideline for Authors). Please submit your manuscript for review by April 30, 2022, or sooner at We will consider all submissions in the order in which they arrive. Please note that we are not limited to a fixed number of articles for publication: we will consider all high-quality submissions. There are no guarantees that any submissions will be accepted.

To facilitate the peer review process, we expect authors who submit manuscripts will review at least one other submission. Trainees and junior faculty would be encouraged to review articles under the supervision of a mentor. We will begin the peer review process for a submission once those authors have enrolled as reviewers and created a profile that contains keywords related to the special issue. Authors who are not registered as reviewers may do so by logging into the CMEJ site or setting up an account.
Authors may contact our editorial staff at for general direction and support, or for guidance on the length or format of proposed papers. We are also happy to discuss the suitability of proposed submissions for this special issue.

Remember to submit your manuscript by April 30, 2022.