Peer Review Process

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 libellous or derogatory personal comments
  • acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour 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

Publication Frequency

Starting in 2013, CUAJ will be published monthly.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

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CUAJ is a peer-reviewed, monthly journal devoted to promoting the highest standard of patient care through the publication of timely, relevant, evidence-based research and advocacy information in urology and related specialties. In addition to the variety of items published — original scientific research, reviews, consensus statements, urology techniques, photo essays, research letters, and resident-based pieces — CUAJ continues to be the primary repository for major guidelines and other important practice

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.

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

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.

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Journal History

CUAJ first issue was published in March 2007 and was published 4 times that year. In 2008, CUAJ became a bi-monthly publication. In 2013, CUAJ will publish articles monthly. Dr. Laurence H. Klotz is CUAJ's founding editor and is now its Editor Emeritus. Dr. D. Robert Siemens is CUAJ's current Editor-in-Chief.