About Us

Aims and Scope

The Caribbean Medical Journal is an inclusive medical journal reporting research in the areas of clinical medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacology and allied health specialties. The journal aims to showcase research within the Caribbean region publishing original articles, reviews, case reports, viewpoints, short reports and letters to the editor.  We welcome submissions pertaining to both clinical sciences as well as basic sciences, provided their clinical relevance is well explained in the paper.

The journal also supports the involvement of patients and public in research and journals. The CMJ Reflections series aims to present patient, caregiver and physician perspectives on living with illness and experiences related to using health services in the region.

“To establish an enduring academic legacy in medicine through science, ethics and patient care”

“To become the leading indexed peer- reviewed academic medical journal in the Caribbean with a focus on highlighting the excellence of regional and international research with an aim to improve healthcare practice and policy making”


The Caribbean Medical Journal is owned by the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association.



The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine / Cave Hill / Mona Campuses.

St. George’s University, Grenada Campus.


Journal Information

Publication model: Open Access

Article processing charges: Currently Caribbean Medical Journal does not charge the authors in any form including article processing charges.

Launch date: 1938

Frequency: Quarterly

Digital Archive: T&TMA

Peer Review model: single blind-names of peer reviewers are hidden from authors

Print ISSN: 0374-7042

Online ISSN: 2664-5599


Rights and Permissions

Articles published in Caribbean Medical Journal are published as open access  under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Author(s) retain copyright and full publishing rights of their published articles without restrictions and grant to the publisher non-exclusive right to publish their articles, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media.

Change in Journal Type

Caribbean Medical Journal was previously published as a print subscription journal and has now converted to a fully open access electronic model in November 2018. Archived material is currently only available in print and on request. All rights reserved for reuse of the archived material.