Panel Gives CMAJ Editorial Independence  
7/18/2006 11:11:51 AM

The Canadian Medical Association has agreed to give the beleaguered Canadian Medical Association Journal full editorial independence, along with a sweeping set of additional recommendations -- 25 in all -- from an expert panel. The recommendations, which appear after a dispute over editorial independence that saw the departure of the journal's top editors and most of the editorial board, also include taking the journal back from CMA's media holding company, which has tried to make the CMAJ a for-profit publication.