Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology



The Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology is the society’s official peer-reviewed, fully open access journal to promote research conducted in the industry. JCAG publishes original clinical and translational research papers, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, state-of-the-art review articles from international experts, clinical guidelines, images and editorials focusing on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. JCAG is committed to improving the care of adults and children, in Canada and throughout the world.


CAG members receive a discounted publication fee in the JCAG. The CAG also has a subsidy program in place, whereby CAG Trainee Members who have a successful publication in JCAG will receive a 75% discount on the publication fee.


To apply for this Trainee Subsidy, the CAG Trainee member must:

  1. Be the primary author on the manuscript
  2. Must note in their cover letter with the manuscript submission that they wish to apply for the Trainee Subsidy


Click here to access JCAG.


JCAG encourages submissions as follows

  • Original articles (<3000 words + ref/table/fig)
  • Review articles (<3000 words + ref/table/fig)
  • Image of the Month (image > 300dpi + <250 words + <5 refs)
  • Editorial (<1000 words + <10refs)
  • Letter to the Editor (<250 words + <5 refs)


Please note that case reports are NOT accepted.



Editor-In-Chief John K. Marshall, McMaster University
Associate Editors

Eric Benchimol, University of Ottawa

Mark Borgaonkar, Memorial University

Leo Dieleman, University of Alberta

Lawrence Hookey, Queen's University

Grigorios Leontiadis, McMaster University

Geoff Nguyen, University of Toronto

Mohammad Yaghoobi, McMaster University

Editorial Board

Giovanni Barbara, University of Bologna

Charles Bernstein, University of Manitoba

Talat Bessissow, McGill University

Carlo Fallone, McGill University

Samir Grover, University of Toronto

Aliya Gulamhusein, University of Toronto

John M. Inadomi, University of Washington

Ernst Kuipers, Erasmus University Rotterdam

David Reed, Queen’s University

Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez, McMaster University

Cynthia Seow, University of Calgary

Laura Targownik, University of Toronto

Jennifer Telford, University of British Columbia

Frances Tse, McMaster University

Elena Verdu, McMaster University