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Canadian Family Physician Editorial Advisory Board

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The Canadian Family Physician Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) acts in an advisory capacity regarding the editorial content and direction of Canadian Family Physician (CFP), a peer-reviewed medical journal, and the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The EAB assists the journal’s editor by proposing article topics and recruiting potential authors.

Learn about the latest content, authors, and reviewers:

View the latest CFP  issue

Read CFP blog posts

Read guidelines for authors and reviewers

Learn more about the CFP

Who we are

The Canadian Family Physician Editorial Advisory Board is a standing committee of the Board.

Purpose

The EAB acts in an advisory capacity regarding the editorial content and direction of the journal.

The mandate of CFP is to serve family physicians in all types of practice in every part of Canada in both official languages, advance the continuing development of family medicine as a discipline, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of patient care.

Chair

Dr. Curtis Handford, Toronto, Ontario

Members

Dr. G. Michael Allan, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Vanessa Brcic, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Breanna Davis, Melfort, Saskatchewan

Dr. Philippe Karazivan, Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Jennifer Lesmessurier, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Maria J. Patriquin, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Terms of reference

Type of committee

The Canadian Family Physician Editorial Advisory Board is a standing committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Board of Directors.

Purpose

The EAB acts in an advisory capacity regarding the editorial content and direction of the journal.

Responsibilities

The EAB’s responsibilities include:

  • To review the content and direction of the journal on a continuing basis to ensure the mandate of the journal is carried out
  • To advise the editor on any and all matters pertaining to the editorial content of the journal
  • To assist the editor of the journal by proposing article topics and recruiting potential authors
  • To play a role, as described in the Policy Regarding Academic Integrity, in resolving any dispute that may arise between the editor and the management of the journal

Accountability

The EAB will report to the CFPC Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Chair

The Chair shall be appointed by the CFPC Board as per CFPC policy, considering the recommendation of the EAB, which may propose one of its suitably qualified members for the position.

Committee membership

Members are chosen from the five regions of the country as defined by the CFPC, plus one representative chosen by the Section of Residents. Suitably qualified individuals agreed upon by the editor and the publisher of the journal are proposed for EAB membership and, if confirmed by sitting members, are invited to join the EAB. At all times, a majority of the membership must be qualified family physicians holding certification from the CFPC.

Term of office

There shall be a three-year term of office (renewable once); the resident representative will serve for two years.

Frequency of meetings

One meeting in the spring and additional  teleconferences as necessary are held each year. Members may elect to hold a second in-person meeting if required.

Support staff

  • Scientific Editor
  • Associate scientific editor
  • Managing editor
  • Publisher
  • EAB coordinator
  • Executive director
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