Focus and Scope
The Jordan Medical Journal (JMJ) is a peer refereed journal that deals with current and future research issues in the medical field. The members of the Editorial Board are drawn from the highest echelons of Jordan academia and practitioners in the medical field.
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
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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- Google Scholar
Malpractice and Ethics Statement
JMJ 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, JMJ 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 JMJ 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, JMJ 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.