Mission and Scope

Al Kindy College Medical Journal (KCMJ), the official academic journal of Al Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal, published since 2002. The journal intention is to provide a medium for the publications of original Research Studies and Case Studies in all medical specialties and the relevant biomedical sciences. Review articles are by invitation only, however, review articles of a high standard will be considered.

Authors and Authors responsibilities:

      Fees that are required for manuscript processing and / or publishing materials in the journals are:

  1. 25 Iraqi dinars for authors from inside Iraq and 25 $ for authors from outside Iraq as first due( not refundable) even after rejection of the manuscript.
  2. The second part of payment is after the acceptance of the manuscript which is 25 Iraqi dinars for authors from inside Iraq and 25 $ for authors from outside Iraq.

      All authors have significantly contributed and have a role in the research and mention that in the paper. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. Authors must declare financial support and list of references.

    Authors must be promise not to publish the paper in other journal in the same time unless it was rejected because it was forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.    

Submission of Manuscript:

              Three clear and complete A4 typewritten copies of the manuscript (including figures and tables) should be submitted to the journal editorial office, with electronic version of the manuscript on hard compact disk. Manuscripts are considered as receipt only after signing a cover letter by the corresponding author. Al Kindy College Medical Journal allows for a maximum of six authors, any of whom can be identified as the corresponding author.

Cover letter of Research Study and Case Study submitted articles should contain the author(s) declaration that the paper has not been either published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. There should be also a statement to verify that all authors have contributed significantly to the publication, and are aware of the submission process and agree to it.

The manuscript will be checked for adherence to the instructions and the editorial policy of the journal. Sometimes a plagiarism check will be performed and all references will be checked. If approved, the submission will be sent to reviewers.