Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM)

The Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) is Canada’s only academic emergency medicine journal and the official publication of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP). CJEM is published six times a year by Cambridge University Press. Its first issue was released in April 1999.

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CJEM Vision

Inspiring excellence in emergency medical care

CJEM Mission

To improve emergency medical care by connecting and informing providers

CJEM Objectives

  1. To promote communication and information exchange amongst physicians practicing emergency medicine in Canada, including those providing care in rural communities
  2. To improve emergency care of patients in Canada and elsewhere
  3. To provide current evidence to assist physicians practicing emergency medicine
  4. To disseminate high-quality emergency medicine scholarly work in research and education, produced by Canadians
  5. To provide scholarly opportunities for medical students, residents, and newly practicing physicians
  6. To promote communication amongst non-physician Canadian emergency care providers
  7. To disseminate Canadian emergency medicine content internationally
  8. To be among the top three emergency medicine journals within 5 years
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CJEM Photography Contest

CAEP and the Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine are pleased to announce a call for photos for an annual Photo Contest.


  1. Contest is open to all individuals who are CAEP members.
  2. Photographers can be beginners, amateurs, or professionals.
  3. Photographs have to be in digital format (minimum 300 DPI). The photograph should be 190 x 110 mm.
  4. Submitted photographs should not be digitally enhanced or altered beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic colour balance and sharpness. Cropping is acceptable. Black and white images are acceptable.
  5. There is a limit of five entries per person. Each entry must be made separately.
  6. The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. No other party can have any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
  7. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process.
  8. The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
  9. It is preferred that photos including people not be identifiable. If there is an identifiable photo, please include a form with written consent of the person in the application.
  10. By submitting this application form you agree that the work is original.
  11. CJEM does not hold the right to obtain ownership but does hold the right to use any entry for future purposes.
  12. WINNER SELECTION PROCESS. Photo Contest winner will be determined by CJEM staff. The submitted images will be judged on quality of image and originality. Judges reserve the right declare no winner if no entry is deemed worthy enough to be named the contest winner
  13. NAMES OF WINNERS. Winners consent that their names may be published in CJEM future publication.
  14. Late entries will not be accepted.


Submit a completed entry form to with Photo Contest submission in the subject line. Each entry consists of a single digital image, an entry form requesting the photographer’s contact information and his/her description of the image including its location.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2020

PRIZE: The Winner of the CJEM Photo Contest will be announced at CAEP 2020. The winner will have their photo published on the cover of CJEM and will receive a $100 CAEP credit and will have their photo published on the cover of the July 2020 issue of CJEM.

Penelope Gray-Allan Award

This award recognizes a Humanities in Emergency Medicine article submitted to CJEM. The paper should be no more than 1000 words. All of the submissions are judged by either the CJEM Senior Editorial Board (SEB), or a committee established by the SEB.

Key Criteria:

  • The award is open to any Royal College or CFPC emergency medicine resident in Canada.
  • The prize will be awarded for the best paper with a focus on humanities in emergency medicine.
  • The paper must be less than 1000 words (excluding references).
  • Judging criteria: Quality of writing, emotional content, pertinence to EM, completeness of story.

The award recipient will:

  • Have their paper published in the CAEP conference issue of CJEM
  • Receive a $500 prize (for the flight to conference or conference registration).
  • Award presentation and acknowledgement at the CAEP 2020 Conference Awards Ceremony held in Ottawa.

Additional Submission Requirements

  • For this award only, submissions are accepted through the CJEM author portal (
  • When submitting during the online process, please upload the completed entry form as a supplemental file.

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020

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