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The Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences (SJMMS) is the official scientific Journal of the University of Dammam. It is an international peer reviewed general medical Journal that publishes original research involving humans. The scope of the journal is to publish research which will be of interest to health specialties both in academic and clinical practice.

The Journal aim at disseminating high-powered research results with the objective of turning research into knowledge. It seeks to promote scholarly publishing in medicine and medical sciences. Our vision is to be the first preference for authors and readers in the region and globally. The Journal is published in print and online.

The journal is sponsored by the University of Dammam and published by a renowned international publishing house; Wolters Kluwer & Medknow. The Journal is published by the University of Dammam as an independent complementary body to the Vice-Presidency of Higher Studies and Scientific Research. An independent high-powered scientific journal is considered by the University of Dammam an important component of it strategic plan of academic excellence.

The target readers of the Journal include all medical and health professionals in the colleges of the health cluster; namely, Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology and School of Public Health are target readers besides all medical and health professionals in the region and globally.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Kudos

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
EMR Index Medicus

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

The scope of the journal is to publish research which will be of interest to health specialties both in academic and clinical practice. The Journal also aims at facilitating the development of high-powered research, education, and health services. Original papers, short communications, and letters to the editor are all welcomed. Case reports with substantial significance can also be considered for publication. Most of the content of SJMMS is submitted at the authors’ initiative, but most editorials, as well as special series and reviews, are solicited by the Editors. Exceptional unsolicited reviews may also be considered.

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