Editor’s Comment and Announcement

Robert Bortolussi

Abstract


It is hard to believe but Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM), the official journal of Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI), will soon celebrate its 40th birthday! 

Over these past four decades, CIM has been the premier journal for Canadian clinician scientists; publishing over 1,000 articles on breakthroughs and major advances from Canada and around the world.  We are listed on Medline, PubMed and the Library of Science. We have been, and will continue to be, an independent journal.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we have plans to become an even bigger showpiece for national and international clinical advances. We want to connect more closely with Canadian clinician scientists and trainees and we particularly want to encourage more Canadian publications.

Changes will soon be coming to CIM with several new features:

• Newsletter with announcements and news on activities of interest to clinician scientists and trainees;
• Focused Reviews on specific areas of research;
• Reflections on work and life experiences of trainees and senior clinician scientists;
• Methods Papers describing novel methods anticipated to be useful for others; and 
• Guidelines or Recommendations on clinical care that are endorsed by a Canadian Medical or Surgical Society.
• Starting in 2018, we will be publishing on a quarterly basis. This will help to ensure we will focus on important breakthroughs and commentaries. However, we are also planning a special edition in the autumn to commemorate the 40th birthday. Stay tuned!
• Of course CIM will continue to publish original papers on discoveries in pathophysiology, prevention, management, treatment and outcome of clinical problems confronting clinicians in Canada and around the world. 

Please join us as we embark on these changes and a new era for CIM,

Robert Bortolussi
Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM)
Editor in Chief

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25011/cim.v40i6.29121

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