Why Participate in Journal Club?
- Develop critical appraisal, analytical, evaluative, and reflective skills
- Stay up-to-date with current literature/evidence
- Share research with colleagues
- Translate new information into practice
Tips for Starting a Journal Club
- Try to keep your club to under 6 participants. This will allow everyone to speak, but also ensure there are enough people for discussion if someone can’t make it.
- Invite colleagues outside of your profession. You’ll get a broader point of view and more discussion if your team is interprofessional.
- Decide on a meeting schedule that works for all members. Try to find a regular time of the month, and book a few months in advance. If it is important to members they will make time to attend.
- Alternate moderator/lead from month-to-month. Moderator/lead is responsible for reminding all members and sending the link to the article found on this page.