Frequently Asked Question

IJAMS is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. All articles published by IJAMS are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication.

Benefits of open access

  • Open access articles are freely available via the internet and are therefore more widely visible than articles published behind subscription barriers, with some studies suggesting that on average open access articles are twice as likely to be cited.
  • Retaining copyright means that authors can reproduce and distribute their work as they choose, for example on their institution's website.
  • Open access publication benefits the scientific community by making the results of research immediately and freely available to all.
  • Submit your research to IJAMS to take advantage of:
  • Rapid peer review: Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within 6-8 weeks.
  • Publication immediately after corrections of galley proof:After acceptance, you will get the galley proof within 4 weeks. After corrections of galley proof, your article will be posted online immediately.
  • Open access: All articles published in IJAMS are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). To cover the cost of open-access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.
  • All articles published in IJAMS are open-access, which means the articles are universally and freely available online. In addition, the authors retain the copyright of their article and grant any third party the right to use reproduce and disseminate the article. Allowing the authors to retain the copyright of their work permits wider distribution of their work on the condition it is correctly attributed to the authors.

    IJAMS is available online only.

    Criteria for publication

    IJAMS considers the following types of articles:

    Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.

    Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.

    Peer-review policies
    IJAMS uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Before being sent to reviewers, manuscripts are pre-screened by the editorial office to check that they agree with the criteria for publishing in IJAMS: accordance with the aims and scope of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity, and quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good quality of English language. If the paper does not fulfill these criteria, it may be rejected at this stage without review.

    Manuscripts deemed suitable for review will be sent to a minimum of two experts chosen by the Editors in Chief, and possibly a statistical reviewer, if necessary, to determine originality, scientific merit, and significance to the field. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. Only papers of high quality and novelty and of general significance are accepted and published. If minor revisions are recommended by the reviewers, authors are expected to make the appropriate revisions within 10 days. For manuscripts requiring major revisions, the revised version must be uploaded within 20 days. Revised manuscripts may be reviewed a second time. Revised manuscripts that are received after the deadline will not be considered.

    The journal aims for a first decision to be made within 4-6 weeks of receipt of the submission and the Editors-in-Chief make the final decision on publication. Reviewer guidelines can be accessible from

    English language editing
    Minor English language editing will be done by the journal's copyeditor without any cost to the authors. However, we will ask for external copyediting if manuscript English is not acceptable.

    By submitting a manuscript to IJAMS as an author you have agree to comply with the following Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

    Duties / Responsibilities of Authors

    1. All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and not plagiarism. A zero-tolerance approach will be taken to plagiarized manuscripts.

    2. Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions.

    3. Authors must properly and accurately acknowledge the work of others.

    4. Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts and acknowledge individuals or organizations that have provided financial support for research.

    5. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with manuscripts for editorial review and be prepared to provide public access to such data if possible.

    6. All manuscripts must be previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    Duties / Responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members

    1. Editor in Chief or the assigned editorial board members from time to time are responsible for making decisions on the size and content of the manuscripts submitted to the journal.

    2. The journal utilizes a double-blind peer review process. The Editor in Chief and members of the Editorial Board ensure the integrity of the publication review process by not revealing either the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.

    3. The members of the Editorial Board receive all manuscripts for review in confidence and do not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other external referees sought from time to time, and the publisher.

    4. Any of editorial board members must not use materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished) for their own research without the author's written authorization.

    5. Editors shall conduct a proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints and avoid participating in the investigation in case they have a potential conflict of interest with the authors involved.

    6. Editors are responsible for certifying the validity and accuracy of publications, and for helping authors to improve the quality of their research.

    7. Being an editor, He or she should devote all of their time to their duties as an editor in order to raise the caliber of the publication. It is advisable to periodically review the journal's policies and support the publisher in keeping the journal's standards high for the benefit of the scientific community.

    Responsibility of Reviewers:
    Reviewers' responsibilities in the peer review system include assessing the value, accuracy, and applicability of academic research. The goal of the peer-review process is to give authors constructive criticism from knowledgeable specialists so they may enhance their work and ensure it is of the highest caliber
    The Peer-Review Process Involves the Following:

  • Accept the invitation letter,
  • Review the manuscript report,
  • Submit your review.
  • Only accept to review manuscripts for which you have the necessary subject knowledge to conduct an accurate evaluation and which you have the time to evaluate.

    Uphold the confidentiality of peer review and refrain from disclosing any information about a manuscript or its review during or after the peer-review process, other than what is made public by the reviewers.