Dr. Paul Hébert wraps up five years at Canada's major medical journal
OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Dr. Paul C. Hébert, Editor-in-Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), is moving on after almost five years at the helm of Canada's major
Under Dr. Hébert's leadership, CMAJ published a variety of high impact scientific studies, the journal's
impact factor increased to over 9 and media coverage of
practice-changing research papers expanded in Canada and beyond.
"I have enjoyed my time at CMAJ immensely," states Dr. Hébert. "It has been an honour and a pleasure to
lead Canada's major medical journal and to increase the journal's
profile in Canada and internationally. We are publishing more high
impact papers relevant to clinicians and patients in many countries. I
hope this knowledge will help improve medicine and health care."
Dr. Hébert is also a critical care physician at The Ottawa Hospital and
a senior scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa
Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He holds the rank of full professor
in the Department of Medicine (Critical Care) at the University of
Ottawa, with cross-appointments to the Departments of Anesthesiology
and Surgery as well as Epidemiology and Community Medicine. He is a
respected researcher who has published widely.
His decision to leave at the end of his five-year contract was announced
in December, 2010. Dr. Hébert's last day is September 30, 2011.
"Dr. Hébert's impact as CMAJ's Editor-in-Chief has been significant," states Dr. John Haggie,
President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). "Under his
leadership, CMAJ has gained increased renown and respect, as illustrated by the
journal's impact factor, which is now at an all-time high of 9. As
well, the CMAJ continues to be the most read medical publication among
Canadian physicians. Thanks to Dr. Hébert and his team, the journal is
stronger and better than ever. That is a legacy to cherish, and an
achievement of which we can be proud."
The search for a new Editor-in-Chief is currently underway. More details
will be announced in the weeks ahead.
CMAJ showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for
people in Canada and globally. It publishes original clinical research,
analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and thought-provoking
editorials. In 2011, the journal celebrates 100 years of publishing
medical knowledge in print and now online at cmaj.ca. CMAJ has an impact factor of more than 9 and its website receives over 30
million requests a year.
SOURCE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
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