About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Iraq Medical Journal (IMJ) is a quarterly peer-reviewed open access publication of Nab'a Al-Hayat Foundation for Medical Sciences and Health Care, Iraq.

Iraq Medical Journal (IMJ) publishes a diverse range of articles covering recent advancements in clinical medicine, dentistry, and basic biomedical sciences such as internal medicine, paediatrics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatology, haematology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, parasitology and entomology, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, immunology, epidemiology, chemotherapy and community medicine, public health, and more. The journal includes review articles, original research, case reports, Short Communications, Editorials, and letters to the editor. It is widely read and has a broad readership among clinicians and biomedical scientists in Iraq and neighbouring countries.

The goal of Iraq Medical Journal (IMJ) is to foster scientific knowledge and collaboration among clinicians, scientists, and other professionals in the biomedical sciences. It promotes scientific research in various fields of biomedicine and upholds the highest ethical standards in biomedical research. The journal also aims to disseminate information and knowledge to the public about clinical and basic medical sciences.


Peer review process:

Iraq Medical Journal (IMJ) is is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the Jour­nal office, if all stated requirements are met. According to the policy of peer review in our Journal, a large extent of manuscripts are rejected through an in-house evaluation process based on a category of criteria including over flow of manuscripts, out of scope cases, poor outcome, local studies, clinical contents etc.


Open Access Policy

IMJ provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making results of the research freely available to the public and scientists across the globe will help in improving the life of human being in all countries of the world. Under the Open Access policy, all articles are available as outlined by the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).


 Article Processing Charges (APC):

Article Type

Fees in USD or IQD (1 USD = 1600 IQD)

Review articles, Country Reports  

Free of charge

Original article

250 USD

Short Communication

150 USD

Case Report

150 USD

Letter to the Editor

100 USD

For any specific enquiry, please contact the journal via Email.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

If due to unethical practices the journal has to retract an article, the author is responsible for all potential costs of updating the indexing databases.

Copyright and Licensing: copyright and licensing information shall be clearly described on the journal’s web site. If authors are allowed to publish under a Creative Commons license then any specific license requirements shall be noted. Any policies on posting of final accepted versions or published articles on third party repositories shall be clearly stated.

Drugs Disclaimer: Advertisements and drugs mentioned in the journal are not endorsed by neither Iraq Medical Journal nor Nab'a Al-Hayat Foundation for Medical Sciences and Health Care, Iraq.

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