About the Journal

AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences (AJMAS) is an international indexed peer-reviewed open access journal published in English on behalf of the University of Tripoli Alahlia-Libya and dedicated to promotion of high quality research in all fields of medical and applied sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports/study, short communication, overview and letter to the editor that reflects important advances in clinical and basic studies of all aspects of medical, bio-medical and applied sciences.

The journal is an international; peer reviewed with full text available online. The journal allows free access to its contents and allows authors to self archive of final accepted and published articles. The journal is currently published Biannually in June and December with a plan to be Quarterly in the near future.

  • Acceptance Rate: 67.7%
  • Average time to first decision: 8.33%
  • Average time to final decision: 14.33%
The authors of articles accepted for publishing in our journal should get the ORCID number (www.orcid.org), and /or Thomson-Reuters’ Researcher ID (www.researcherid.com).

AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences is using iThenticate-plagiarism check, the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection.

The AJMAS is already listed in Google scholarDirectory of Research Journals Indexing, Leipzig University Library, Universität Hamburg e-journal, Worldcat, Electronic Journal library Berlin Science Center for Social Research, EuroPubopenAIRE, and are applied for indexing in the other bases.

Editors in AJMAS follows the recommendation of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). AJMAS being listed in ICMJE journal list
The articles in AJMAS are published in Open Access mode, and they are available freely and immediately worldwide. The AJMAS site and its metadata are licensed under CC BY 4.0

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JOURNAL POLICIES

Editorial Policy

The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Science (AJMAS). It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editorial, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Any manuscript or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.

Open Access Policy

In order to ensure the maximum exposure of AJMAS contents, we adopted the open access policy, meaning that; All the articles published in AJMAS are made freely accessible online immediately after publication in an easily readable format, without any subscription or registration barrier. All the published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given and that the work is not used for commercial purposes. The journal also allows the authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository.

Peer-review Policy

All the manuscripts submitted to AJMAS will be subjected to the double-blinded peer-review process; The manuscript will be reviewed by three suitable experts in the respective subject area. Reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript. Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on the reviewer’s comments. Editor-In-Chief can ask one or more advisory board members for their suggestions upon a manuscript, before making the final decision. Associate editor and review editors provide administrative support to maintain the integrity of the peer-review process. In case, authors challenge the editor’s negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.

Copyright policies

All the articles published in AJMAS are distributed under a creative common’s attribution CC International license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

The journal allows the authors to self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher’s version of the articles in any OAI-compliant repository.

Plagiarism Policy

The authors should ensure the originality of their contents while preparing a manuscript draft. In case the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. All the articles submitted to AJMAS shall be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate (online plagiarism detection software). In case, plagiarism is detected during the review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal and an appropriate announcement will be placed in this regard. We can also consider appropriate action against authors depending upon the seriousness of the case.

Retraction from publication

We can bring such instants in notice of author’s funding agencies, author’s institutes (where they work) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized. COPE flow charts shall also be considered while dealing with plagiarism complaints.

Complaints and appeals

Authors & readers can submit their complaints/appeal to the editor or the publisher of the journal through email. All the complaints will assign a unique complaint number by the publisher. Authors/readers can use complaint numbers for further follow-up.

Disclaimer

The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; neither the AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Science (AJMAS) nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Science (AJMAS).

Conflict of Interest Policy

In order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, journal submissions are assigned to editors. Conflicts between editors and authors are avoided in the following relationships: Current colleagues, recent colleagues, recent co-authors, and doctoral students on whose committee the editor served as chair. Individual editors are required to notify the managing editor of any conflicts that are not listed above after papers are assigned. If none of the editors pass all of the conflict screenings, the manuscript will be assigned to the co-editors who are least conflicted. Furthermore, sitting editors assign co-editors who are least conflicted for all paper submissions. To avoid conflicts of interest, journal submissions are also assigned to referees. After papers are assigned, referees are asked to inform the editor of any conflicts that may exist.

Data Sharing Policy 
AJMAS is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology and reporting standards. We encourage researchers to share their research data, including but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials, in articles that are published in our journals.

AJMAS encourages authors to share the information by archiving it in a suitable public repository, along with any other artifacts that support the findings in the paper. In order for this statement to be included in their paper, authors may provide a data availability statement along with a link to the repository they used. Published data must be cited. For the purpose of confirming the existence or absence of shared data, all accepted manuscripts have the option to publish a data availability statement. If you've shared data, this declaration will outline how it can be accessed and include a persistent identifier (such as a DOI or accession number) from the repository where the data was shared.