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.

The mission of the journal is to provide a platform for Iraqi researchers and scientists from within the country and abroad for new findings and observations on issues pertinent to medical sciences; and related issues of Iraqi clinical studies. The Journal prefers articles on studies that are well designed and substantiated by adequate and reliable data. It is an international journal which accepts submissions from countries across the world. The Journal publishes of Editorials | Original Articles | Short Communications | Case Reports | Review Articles | Letters to the Editor.


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 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.

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