Focus and Scope

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (IJMMR) is the peer-reviewed international journal published semiannually. The overall goal of the IJMMR is to promote medical research and to serve as a platform dedicated to increasing exchange of experience and collaboration in all fields of medical research, including dentistry and pharmacology. IJMMR accepts original research, reviews, commentaries and letters to the editor in the areas of medicine and medical research covering non-clinical and clinical subjects, population health sciences and public health topics. IJMMR publishes articles in six thematic sections: Editorials, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Commentaries, Letters to the Editor.

Peer Review Process

Peer review process

Editorial accept manuscripts concerning the journal's Focus and Scope. Articles, which are not corresponded the main approach or the edition's requirements, can be declined at the stage of initial review (during 7 days) directly by an Editor-in-Chief or returned to authors if file corrections are needed.

The journal’s policy supports international high standards of the peer review process transparency. IJMMR follows a double-blinded process of peer review:  authors and reviewers do not know each other's names. The submitted manuscripts suitable for publication in IJMMR are reviewed by two independent reviewers in the corresponding field within two-four weeks. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review  are followed.

The Review process is intended to lead the Reviewer through the Review process.

Reviewers estimate the manuscript’s scientific level and filling the "Review Form", where specify their remarks and comments to the authors and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Section Editors.

After filling the basic "Review Form" experts select one of the offered recommendations:

  1.      Accept Submission – the article is ready for publication and accepted without changes.
  2.      Revisions Required – accepted, if an author will take into account the indicated remarks.
  3.      Resubmit for Review – need a revision and repeated reviewing.
  4.      Decline Submission – the article does not correspond to the requirements of the edition.

The submission then goes through the Editing stage which consists of copyediting, layout and proofreading. 

Experts may download files with corrections and comments, which can be used for the revision of the article. Our reviewers are aware that submitted manuscripts are the authors’ private property and are not the subject to unauthorized disclosure.

The authors should improve their manuscript during 1-2 weeks.

The reviewers re-examine improved manuscript and provide recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Editorial Board who then make the final decision on the possibility of its further publication.

In the case of declining of the manuscript, other reviewers are appointed within a few days. Authors have a right to appeal against a reviewer’s decision. Such appeals should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief. Then the manuscript will be sent to the independent reviewer for assessment. A final decision on the appeal remains with the Editorial Board.

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.

Indexing

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Ethics Policies

Ethics Policies

The authors/ co-authors should refer to the the guidelines published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

All participants in the peer-review and publication process must consider their conflicts of interest during the process of paper review and publication and must disclose all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest.

If the material/manuscript has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in the International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 

Bioethics and Malpractice Statement

The cover letter (Submission and Formatting of Articles) must include information about the contributions of each person named as author/co-author of the paper. In order to avoid ambiguity surrounding contributions the corresponding author should follow the guidelines published by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.

All procedures which describe experiments with the use of laboratory animals, any works with the use of materials obtained from humans or donors, and/or patients should be conducted being guided by the norms of bioethics.

Research Reports on the results of human or animal studies should include, in the section "Methods”, a statement to the effect that the study protocol was approved by a pertinent ethics committee. The name of the committee and the decision number should follow the statement.

Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

The scientific misconduct in any form will not be tolerated by International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. Occasionally, the unpublished/published papers may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, breached intellectual property rights, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, etc. The paper in question (either the accepted for publications manuscripts or the published papers before the misconduct was discovered) will be rejected by International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research and all authors/ co-authors will be informed after the claim is supported by evidence.

Anti-plagiarism policy

 International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research checks all manuscripts submitted to the journal for plagiarism by independent experts and special software. We protect the rights of the authors/ co-authors and investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information presented in the articles, the accuracy of the names, last names and citations. The authors have responsibility for their presented materials in case of finding out plagiarism in them. Equally, we protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Thus, the journal reserves the right to reject the paper for plagiarism without further explanations and take appropriate legal action. 

Journal History

Journal indexing:

Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, ROAD, Ulrich's Periodicals, JournalTOCs, DOAJ, BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine), OAJI