2012 CJEM Cover Photo Contest
OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS
- Contest is open to all individuals who are CAEP Members in Good Standing.
- Photographers can be of any skill level.
- Photographs have to be in digital format (minimum 300 DPI). The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.
- Submitted photographs should not be digitally enhanced or altered beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic colour balance and sharpness. Cropping is acceptable. Black and white images are acceptable.
- There is a limit of five entries per person. Each entry must be made separately.
- The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single original photograph taken by the contest entrant. No other party can have any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
- CJEM reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process.
- Any pictures that contain any identifiable individual(s) (patient, doctor, health care worker etc.) must be accompanied by a signed release from that individual(s) giving CJEM the right to print their picture.
- The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
- Each entry must be accompanied by an application form which includes a signed statement to the effect that the work is original.
- CJEM does not hold the right to obtain ownership but does hold the right to use any entry for future purposes.
- WINNER SELECTION PROCESS. Photo Contest winner will be determined by CJEM staff. The submitted images will be judged on quality of image and originality. Judges reserve the right declare no winner if no entry is deemed worthy enough to be named the contest winner.
- NAME OF WINNER. Winner consents that their name may be published in a future CJEM issue.
- Late entries will not be accepted.
HOW TO ENTER
Completed entry and release forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Photo Contest submission in the subject line. Each entry consists of a single digital image, an entry form requesting the photographer’s contact information, his/her description of the image including its location and a signed release form for the submitted photograph.
All entries for this year’s content must be received by 5:00 PM EST, on Thursday January 31, 2013. The winner of the prize will be notified by March 15, 2013.
The Winner of the CJEM Photo Contest will have their photo published on the cover of the May-June issue of CJEM and will receive free registration to the Annual Conference. This issue of CJEM is distributed to all delegates attending the Annual Conference (2013 in Vancouver).
Additional Finalists (determined by judges) may have their photo published in CJEM or on the cover of other future issues of the Journal. This decision is made at the discretion of CJEM’s Editor-in-Chief and is not subject to a binding agreement.
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Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine Receives Debut Impact Factor and Top 10 Ranking
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and Decker Publishing are pleased to announce that the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) received a debut impact factor of 1.515 in 2011, according to the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®. With this rating, CJEM is ranked 10th of 23 journals in the Emergency Medicine category, which includes leading journals from around the world.
A journal’s “impact” or significance is measured annually based on the number of article citations compared to the total number of articles published. The impact factor—a quantitative measure of the frequency with which an article in a journal is cited—is used to gauge the overall influence of a journal within the scientific, professional, and academic communities. This first impact factor and ranking achieved by CJEM was based on 2010 performance.
CJEM is Canada’s only academic journal in emergency medicine. The journal publishes articles of interest to emergency care providers in rural, urban, and academic settings, and reflects the growing interest in emergency medicine both as a medical discipline and an expanding field for research. Published bimonthly and led by Editor in Chief James Ducharme, MD, CJEM is available in print and online at www.cjem-online.ca.
Both CAEP and Decker are proud of this independent measure of the journal’s excellence. We deeply appreciate the dedication of the editors and authors who contributed their efforts and research to CJEM, and the loyalty of readers who have helped CJEM become the resource that it is today.
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