The Journal of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (JCMSA) is the first official scientific journal of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. As the national examining body for medical and dental professions in South Africa, the CMSA is unique in that it embraces 29 constituent Colleges representing all disciplines of medicine and dentistry. The JCMSA leverages this unique structure to foster aspects of medical and dental education and professionalism common to all specialities while showcasing the diversity of medical research and scholarship across different fields.
The JCMSA is a peer-reviewed and open-access publication promoting the highest skill, efficiency, and ethical medical and dental practice standards. The scope of the JCMSA encompasses original research articles, reviews, case reports, and other scholarly contributions that advance basic medical sciences, medical and dental knowledge, education, and practice.
The JCMSA aims to facilitate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among healthcare professionals and researchers across different specialities and fields. The journal prioritises contributions, particularly emphasising the Southern African and African context while welcoming contributions from other regions.
In addition to scientific content, the JCMSA promotes human rights, social justice, and non-discrimination in medicine, dentistry, and healthcare. The journal strongly encourages submissions that address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare and challenge systemic barriers to access and quality of care. The JCMSA also welcomes contributions that address the social determinants of health, including poverty, inequality, and environmental factors.
The JCMSA aims to be a platform for high-quality, innovative, and socially responsible research and scholarship that contributes to advancing medicine, dentistry, and healthcare in Southern Africa, Africa, and beyond, consistent with the mission and values of the CMSA.