Open Medicine

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For the journal published by De Gruyter Open, see Open Medicine (journal).
Open Medicine  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Open Med.
Discipline Medicine
Language English
Edited by Anita Palepu
Publication details
John Willinsky (Canada)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 2.5 License
ISSN 1911-2092
OCLC no. 123294121

Open Medicine was a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal established in April 2007 by former editors from the Canadian Medical Association Journal.[1][2] The editor-in-chief was Anita Palepu (University of British Columbia), the publisher was John Willinsky. The journal ceased publishing in November 2014, with the editors citing limited funding as among the reasons for the closure.[3] The journal was abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed.[4] All content is archived on PubMed Central.


  1. ^ Spurgeon, D. (2006). "Canadian medical journal faces threat from new online rival". BMJ 333 (7563): 319. doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7563.319. 
  2. ^ "Former CMAJ editors launch advertising-free medical journal". (CanWest MediaWorks Publications). 2007-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Canadian medical journal, Open Medicine, stops publishing". CBC News. Canadian Press. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Open Medicine". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 

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