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 the 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 of 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.




Eric Benchimol, University of Toronto

Associate Editors

Talat Bessissow, McGill University

Mark Borgaonkar, Memorial University

Matthew Carroll, University of Alberta

Samir Grover, University of Toronto

Lawrence Hookey, Queen's University

Grigorios Leontiadis, McMaster University

Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez, McMaster University

Laura Targownik, University of Toronto

Mohammad Yaghoobi, McMaster University

Social Media Editor Samir Grover, University of Toronto
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Editor Laura Targownik, University of Toronto
Editorial Board

Giovanni Barbara, University of Bologna

Charles Bernstein, University of Manitoba

Mayur Brahmania, University of Calgary

Nauzer Forbes, University of Calgary

Aliya Gulamhusein, University of Toronto

John M. Inadomi, University of Utah

Ernst Kuipers, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Sanjay Murthy, University of Ottawa

Maitreyi Raman, University of Calgary

David Reed, Queen’s University

Ali Rezaie, University of California

Amanda Ricciuto, University of Toronto

Cynthia Seow, University of Calgary

Jennifer Telford, University of British Columbia

Frances Tse, McMaster University

David Wilson, University of Edinburgh