1- The objective of the journal is to publish original scientific researches, unpublished before, in all fields of medicine and basic medical sciences.
2- Papers are subjected to academically acknowledged evaluations by experts at home and abroad.
3- Process of Evaluating of the Article: Medical Journal of Babylon is a peer reviewed journal. All manu¬scripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the jour¬nal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. The manuscript is sent to two or more review¬ers. The whole review process depends on receiv¬ing referees comments and revising the manuscripts based on these comments to the author. On receipt of the revised article from the author, and after final approving by referees, the letter of acceptance is issued to the author. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. The author can also suggest the name of possible reviewers but it is up to the editor to accept it. No article is rejected unless negative comments are received from at least two reviewers.
4- The editorial board of the journal, reserves the right to accept or reject the article in any stage and any time or deleting a part of the text, tables or figures, if necessary.
5- Research workers should attach 150 - word abstracts of their papers in Arabic.
6- Papers arrangement: abstract in English - abstract in Arabic - introduction - materials and methods - results - discussion - conclusions - references.
7- References referred to by means of numbers in large brackets [ ] in the body(Vancouver reference style). The references should be listed as: author (s), title of paper, the journal, year of publication, volume, and pages number.
8- Tables and/or figures should be printed on the body of paper, numbered, and contain a brief title indicates the contents.
9- Fees for publication for each research papers is:
(50 000 ) I.D. for assistant lecturer and lecturer.
(75 000) I.D. for assistant professor.
(100 000) I.D. for professor.
For the pages more than 10, the additional pages cost is (2,500) I.D per page. the acceptance letter and paper will not be published until the fees have been paid.
10- Annual fees are as follows :
a- Individuals (40 000) I.D. for 4 numbers.
b- Libraries and institution (100 000) I.D. for 4 numbers.
c- Institutions abroad (200 $) for 4 numbers.
11- Article Processing Charges (ACP):
University of Babylon is an open access publisher. In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author(s) research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of article processing charges. These article processing charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.
Article processing charges (APC) are only made if an article is accepted for publication (there are no submission fees or page charges).
For medical journal of Babylon, authors are asked to pay a fees (as listed above) per processed paper, but only if the article is accepted for publication in this journal after peer-review and possible revision of the manuscript. Note that many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover such fees for articles originated in funded research projects.
Medical Journal of Babylon- College of Medicine- University of Babylon- P.O. Box (473)- Hilla- Babylon- Iraq.
Journal URL: www.medicaljb.com