The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ; was established in 1923 and is Canada’s oldest student-run peer-reviewed medical journal. The UTMJ is open-access online and has a circulation of over 1500 print copies per year. This year, we are celebrating the publication of our 98th volume and are currently inviting submissions for our January 2021 issue on COVID-19.

In this issue of the University of Toronto Medical Journal, we will address the important topic of COVID-19. The current COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the healthcare system in a multitude of ways. We believe that this issue will bring forth areas that are worth exploring in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic including but not limited to public health initiatives, impact on underserved and marginalized populations, the wider impact on health economics and the race to identify and develop effective therapies. We encourage submissions from students, researchers, and policy makers with various perspectives so that we can present a balanced, objective, and comprehensive discussion on this important and timely topic. We hope that this issue will inform our international readership about current advances and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify priorities for future research. 

We are currently accepting submissions to the following sections of the UTMJ:

  • Original Basic, Clinical, or Epidemiological Research
  • Perspective Articles and Commentaries 
  • Reviews
  • Medical Education
  • Case Reports 

The deadline for article submissions is September 14, 2020. Articles can be submitted through our website at The UTMJ also accepts submissions on topics outside of the current theme of COVID-19 on a rolling basis. An honorarium will be awarded to the top three student submissions in the amounts of $100, $75, and $50. 

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reading your submissions.

Yours sincerely,

Yuliya Lytvyn and Maleeha A. Qazi


University of Toronto Medical Journal

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