About the Journal

The journal aims to publish submissions encompassing all branches of medical sciences. Contributions are drawn from medical institutions through an array of local and international authors and will be a unique source of information for the latest trends and developments in this ever-expanding subject. Our aim is to provide the international and multidisciplinary readership the current thinking across a range of specialties, ethnicities and societies.

The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, expert opinions and commentaries that provide exploratory insights. Research and issues pertaining to the Muslim world are encouraged.

Indexing: 

IMJM is indexed in the SCOPUSWeb of Science Emerging Sources,  MyAIS (Malaysia Abstracting and Indexing System), Open-J Gate, Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)Index Copernicus UDLedgeWestern Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) , listed in EBSCO database and is tracked by Google and Yahoo search engines.

 Open Access:

Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in any journal published by IMJM is open access™, meaning that:

The article is universally and freely accessible via the Internet, in an easily readable format and deposited immediately upon publication, without embargo, in an agreed format current preference is XML with a declared DTD in at least one widely and internationally recognized open access repository (such as PubMed Central).

The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the research article in its entirety or in part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated. Derivatives of the journal content is allowed.

Copyright:

All material submitted for publication is assumed to be exclusively to IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM) unless the contrary is stated. Manuscript decisions are based on a double-blinded peer review process. The Editor retains the right to determine the style and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication.

IMJM retain copyright to all the articles published in the journal. A completed Copyright Assignment Form, duly signed by all authors, must accompany all final proof submissions. The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the research article in its entirety or in part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated.

Conditions of publication

Agree to conditions of submission, IMJM copyright agreement and article-processing charge (APC).

During submission, you will need to accept and confirm the following conditions:

  • All authors of the manuscript have read and agreed to its content and are accountable for all aspects of the accuracy and integrity of the manuscript in accordance with ICMJE criteria
  • That the article is original, has not already been published in a journal, and is not currently under consideration by another journal,
  • That you agree to the terms of the IMJM Copyright Agreement and open access publishing

 Copyright Assignment Form

A completed Copyright Assignment Form, signed by all authors must accompany the accepted submissions. The duly signed form must accompany the manuscripts and the author is expected to return the form within one (1) week of acceptance.