Welcome to the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership
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The Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 2014. Published quarterly, it focuses on topics and issues related to leadership and the health care system as they pertain mainly, but not exclusively, to physicians and physician leaders.
Since 2014, the journal has grown, not only nationally, but also internationally. We are seeing submissions from well known authors, researchers, and health care organizations, as well as many articles from our own members.
Invitation to submit articles
CJPL is inviting stories related to the CSPL white paper
A little over a year ago the CSPL produced a blueprint for transforming Canada’s health care system, entitled “Accepting our responsibility.” It included 20 recommendations aimed at physicians, health care organizations, provinces and medical associations, and Canada as a whole. Have those recommendations had an impact?
Are you aware of conversations or actions related to one or more of the recommendations? As a physician leader, what action have you taken or are planning to engage physicians in transforming Canada’s health care system? Would you take the time to tell us about it in a short “story” of 800 words or less? Don’t be shy — we provide strong
The full white paper can be found on our web site: https://tinyurl.com/ht2ykoq.
Looking for a volunteer editor-in-chief
Do you love networking? Are you passionate about health care and health systems? Would you like to stay informed about what is happening in physician leadership across Canada and internationally? Are you interested in reading, analyzing evidence, writing and reviewing papers or books?
In 2019, the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL) will be celebrating its 5th year of publication. The founder and current editor-in-chief, Dr. Johny Van Aerde, is ready to hand over responsibilities, and we are looking for a new editor-in-chief to maintain the vibrance of the journal. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity, particularly for physicians who want to contribute to and give back to their medical community.
Below are a few attributes of the editor-in-chief position. Ideally, we would like a CSPL member, but we are willing to accept applications from non-physicians with a health care background.
•good verbal, electronic, and written communication skills
•experience and connections to develop and maintain a network of knowledge experts across Canada
•some experience in writing editorials and other articles and in critical thinking
•willingness to volunteer 60–70 hours per issue (4 issues/year): researching and writing an editorial and/or papers as required, connecting with potential and active authors, reviewing papers and synthesizing comments from external reviewers, communicating with editorial board and authors to incorporate reviewers’ comments and improve papers, communicate with copy editor and managing editor, determine and manage content
•knowledge of the national, provincial, and, to some extent, international past and present issues as they relate to health systems and system transformation, as well as the factors influencing health systems and health
•understanding and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership
The editor-in-chief must be able to attend and network at our annual Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership and communicate with the CJPL editorial board and with the CSPL board. The successful candidate will be supported by an outstanding copy editor, the designer of the journal and website, a managing editor and a 20-member editorial board that assists with reviews.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, which may be for a defined period, or if you would like further information, please contact the CSPL executive director by email at