Focus and Scope

The Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal (QML) is a biannually peer-reviewed open access publication of University of Al-Qadisiyah, College of Medicine, Iraq. QML launched in March 2005.

The mission of the journal is to provide a platform for Iraqi researchers and scientists from within the country and abroad for new findings and observations on issues pertinent to medical sciences and health care and related issues of Iraqi clinical studies. The Journal prefers articles on studies that are well designed and substantiated by adequate and reliable data. The Journal publishes of Editorials | Original Articles | Short Communications | Case Reports | Review Articles | Letters to the Editor.

Ethical Standards

AL-QADISIYAH MEDICAL JOURNAL is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors.

Editors' responsibilities

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
  • To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.

 Reviewers' responsibilities

  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
  • To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.

 Authors' responsibilities

  • To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
  • To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
  • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
  • Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
  • To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).

 Publisher or Society responsibilities

  • Both AL-QADISIYAH MEDICAL JOURNAL and the societies on behalf of which it publishes shall ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
  • For society-owned journals, societies will provide assurance that they subscribe to the principles outlined above, or to substantially similar principles, either adopting these formally or producing their own for the attention of their editors and editorial boards.

 

Peer review process:

Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed journal. All manu­scripts will be acknowledged upon pre­senting to the Jour­nal office if all stated requirements are met. According to the policy of peer review in our Journal, a large extent of manuscripts are rejected through an in-house evaluation process based on a category of criteria including the overflow of manuscripts, out of scope cases, poor outcome, local studies, clinical contents etc.

 

 

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All rights reserved; for commercial usage, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, or otherwise without prior permission of the editors.

Drugs Disclaimer: Advertisements and drugs mentioned in the journal are endorsed by neither Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal nor the University of Al-Qadisiyah, College of Medicine, Iraq.

Instructions to authors: For full instructions for manuscript preparation and submission see the pages of Instructions to Authors in each issue or visit: http://qu.edu.iq/journalmed/index.php/QMJ/about/submissions

Publication Fees

According to the new policy imposed by the journal administration, from now (1 October 2017), corresponding authors are requested to pay the publication charge as mentioned below:

Article Type

Fees in USD or IQD (1 USD = 1300 IQD)

Review articles, Country Reports  

50 USD

Original article

75 USD

Short Communication

50 USD

Case Report

50 USD

Letter to the Editor

25 USD

For any specific inquiry, please contact the journal via Email.