About the Journal

Journal history and vision

Published by the Canadian Urological Association, the Canadian Urological Association Journal (CUAJ) released its first issue in March 2007, and was published four times that year under the guidance of founding editor (Editor Emeritus as of 2012), Dr. Laurence H. Klotz. In 2008, CUAJ became a bimonthly publication. As of 2013, articles have been published monthly, alternating between print and online-only versions (print issues are available in February, April, June, August, October, and December; online-only issues are produced in January, March, May, July, September, and November). In 2017, the journal launched an ahead-of-print publishing strategy, in which accepted manuscripts are published electronically on our website and cited on PubMed ahead of their official issue-based publication date. By significantly shortening the time to article availability, we offer our readers more flexibility in the way they engage with our content: as a continuous stream, or in a monthly “package,” or both.

CUAJ covers a broad range of urological topics — oncology, pediatrics, transplantation, endourology, female urology, infertility, and more. We take pride in showcasing the work of some of Canada’s top investigators and providing our readers with the latest relevant evidence-based research, and on being the primary repository for major guidelines and other important practice recommendations.

 Our long-term vision is to become an essential destination for urology-based research, education, and advocacy for both physicians and patients, and to act as a springboard for discussions within the urologic community.


The journal has a print distribution of 2000 and reaches an online community of almost 6000 Canadian and international readers through its website and electronic table of contents.

Open access policy

CUAJ provides free access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The CUA owns all the content provided on this website.


CUAJ is covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as Sci Search) and the Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition provided by Thomson Reuters. It is also searchable on PubMed and full-text articles are found through PubMed Central and on the CUAJ website.

Peer-review process

CUAJ is peer-reviewed publication. As per the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, peer reviewers should:

  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
  • Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
  • Not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
  • Declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
  • Not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
  • Be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments
  • Acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
  • Provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
  • Recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct

Advertising opportunities

For more information about advertising in CUAJ, click here for our media kit or contact Denise Toner at denise.toner@cua.org.

Reprint opportunities

Is there a CUAJ article you can’t be without? Do you want to distribute an article?  If so, take advantage of our reprint service. Reprints of any CUAJ article or issue are available.

If you are interested in obtaining a reprint, contact Denise Toner at denise.toner@cua.org for a cost estimate.

Canadian Urological Association

For more on the CUA, go to cua.org.