About the Journal

Al-Kindy College Medical Journal KCMJ is a semiannual peer-reviewed open access publication of Al Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. It founded in January 2004, full text is available online at http://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents.

P- ISSN (print):1810-9543,  E-ISSN (online): 2521-4365 

Mission and vision

The mission of the KCMJ is to provide a platform for high-quality medical knowledge exchange for Iraqi researchers and scientists from abroad. New findings and observations on issues related to preventive and clinical medicine are our targets. The aim of this journal is to contribute to scientific exchange, stimulate new research questions, find practical solutions, and adapt evidence-based professional action in the field of medical practice. The Journal prefers articles on studies that are well designed, supported by adequate and reliable data from all parts of the world.  

Focus and Scope

The Journal publishes Original Articles, Editorials, Case Reports, Review Articles, and Letters to the Editor.

Peer review

Al-Kindy College Medical Journal operates a double-blind review process. All submissions will be initially assessed by the Editorial Committee for suitability for the journal. Papers considered suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The double-blind review is the practice of this journal, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. More information is available on our website The Editorial Committee is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.

Availability

The journal is published in digital and printed form. Full-text articles can be accessed for free via the internet.

 

 

Ø Ensure that you have read and understood the details noted in KCMJ’s editorial policy. Failure to comply can lead to delays in the processing of the manuscript.

Ø Processing Fees: no fee is required to submit an article, submission and processing of an article is free of charge

Ø Publication Fees: a  sum of 100, 000 ID will be charged for accepted manuscripts within Iraq. For outside Iraq, no fee is required for accepting articles 

 Ø Editorial Process

One of the authors should be authorized to submit and correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript (corresponding author). The submission is based on the understanding that it is being submitted to KCMJ alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere or simultaneously submitted/accepted for publication elsewhere. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest, and composition. All manuscripts submitted are duly recognized.

 1) First: The editorial board scrutinizes the article for its suitability for publication in KCMJ, and subsequently, the possible publication in other places. Then, all submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using the Turnitin program. Manuscripts with double publication, high plagiarism, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, and/or lack of a significant message are rejected at this stage along with manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to KCMJ readers.

 2) Second: Suitable manuscripts are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers for assessing the scientific quality of the manuscript. The Journal follows a double-blind review process. The Editor-in-Chief, based on the comments and recommendations of reviewers, takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (i.e., acceptance or rejection of or revisions in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author.

 If a manuscript is requested to be revised, the author(s) is requested to provide a point-by-point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated until reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copyedited for language, grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.

  The entire process from submission of the manuscript to final decision and the subsequent sending and receiving proofs is completed online through the website  http//jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq

  First-time users would have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their username and password.