The Collage of Medical Science in corporation with the Scientific Research Center- Al-Razi University publish a new high-quality journal devoted to Medical sciences:
Al-Razi University Journal of Medical Sciences
The Editorial Board is very committed to build the Journal as one of the leading international journals in Medical sciences in the next few years. With the support of the Scientific Research Center -Al-Razi University, it is expected that a heavy resource to be channeled into the Journal to establish its international reputation. The first issue of the journal appears in early 2017 with two issues per year.
Aims and Scope
The Al-Razi University Journal of Medical Sciences (RUJMS) is a scientific, bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication that will focus on current topics of interest to the Medical community at large. The RUJMS aims to provide a forum for a broad blend of scientific and technical papers to reflect the evolving needs of the Medical sciences. The RUJMS welcomes the submission of a manuscript that meets the general criteria of significance and academic excellence. All articles published in JJBS are peer-reviewed.
Chief- in-editor: Prof. Nabil Ahmed Al-Rabeei2
Managing editor: Assoc. Prof. Mohammed Sadeg Al-Awar
Full Journal Title :
Al-Razi University Journal for Medical Sciences (RUJMS)
College of medical sciences, Al-Razi University ,Sana'a, Yemen
Research Center- Al-Razi University
Aim & Scope:
Al-Razi University Journal for Medical Sciences (RUJMS) is the official journal of Al-Razi University, which is published quarterly. RUJMS is an open access online and a peer-reviewed journal, which is aimed to serve as scientific research journal related to medical and health sciences. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.
Publishing Approval :
Approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the ministerial decree No. (57) for the year 2018 within the approved journals for the purposes of scientific research and the adoption of published research for scientific promotion
Scientific Research Approval :
The Yemen committee of medical science journals of ministry of health and population according to certificate on 2016 as scientific research medical journal.
Content Coverage :
RUJMS is an authoritative clinical source which its content is devoted to particular compilation of the latest worldwide and interdisciplinary approach and findings including original articles, meta-analyses, case report and review articles, and letters in all areas of medical and health sciences (medicine, nursing, public health, community medicine, pharmacy, medical laboratory, anesthesia, physiotherapy, midwifery). The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.
Abbreviation Title :
Al-Razi Un. J. Med Sci.
Medical and health sciences.
Review Process :
All manuscripts will experience an extensive single-blind peer-review process.
Copy right of articles published in the RUJMS belong to the Al-Razi University- unless the work is subject to copyright. It is the responsibility of the author (s) to advise the Editor in Chief of any circumstances affecting the transfer of copyright or involving conflict of interest.
Peer Review Process
Articles submitted are reviewed according to highest standard by scientists specialized in their fields. The research must not have been published or offered for publication elsewhere, and the author must present a pledge to this effect.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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Malpractice and Ethics Statement
- RUJMS is committed to publishing original high quality scholarly research papers that provide solid insights into all aspects of Medical Sciences.
- As a scientific refereed journal, RUJMS follows a standard process of a stringent double-blind review process. Significant guidelines are provided to reviewers so as to ensure high value and original publications.
- A RUJMS Transfer of Copyright form that each author must sign to acknowledge that the paper is original, is not submitted elsewhere, and does not include copyrighted elements.
- In case of plagiarism, misuse of published articles, and/or illegal distribution of research papers are proven, RUJMS is very aggressive in the legal actions it takes so as to prevent such unethical action.
Duties of Editors
- Determine whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate and within the scope of the Journal.
- Select expert reviewers (i.e., referees) and an area editor to evaluate the submitted manuscript.
- Render a final editorial decision on each manuscript based on journal priorities, other similar manuscripts in process and related considerations.
- Communicate directly with the author and the review team.
- Schedule accepted manuscripts for publication.
- Balance workloads for the area editors and reviewers.
- Resolve any conflicts.
Fair Play:The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editors should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.
Promptness:Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Authors
Reporting standards:Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.
Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication:An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Duties of the Editorial Board
Editorial boards are essential and valuable resource for journals to publications because they make sure that journals are published with integrity and accuracy. These boards often include the publisher, editor-in-chief, assistant editor, advertising editor and department editors. Editorial boards of Journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The RUJMS insists on ethical practices in both human and animal experiments. Evidence of approval by a local Ethics Committee must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans and EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section. Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals must be observed.
College of Medical Sciences - Al-RaziUniversity
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