The Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine (AJMB) is open access, free and double-blind peer-reviewed journal encompassing all scopes and areas of Medicine, Community Health, Medical Education, Health Sciences and biomedicines. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public in order to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. It is published by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). AJMB is currently indexed in Google Scholar.

The Journal and its editorial team welcome the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. In terms of language, it only accepts manuscripts written in the English language.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font). e-AJMB publishes articles that focus on cutting-edge findings in the field mentioned above. It also publishes case reports on different clinical findings, hence sharing not only knowledge but the experience of specialists and consultants in the related fields.

Average Processing Time: The average processing time from receipt to acceptance for publication of an article is six months. Once an article is accepted for publication, it will be uploaded as an early online edition of the e-AJMB.

Processing charge: Nil

Publication schedule: biannually (April and October)

 

Focus and Scope

The Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine (AJMB) is open access, free, and peer-reviewed journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all scopes and areas of:

 

Genetics and Cell Biology
Anatomy
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Biochemistry
Pathology
Molecular biology and Cellular Biology.
Hematology and Blood Banking
Histopathology
Community Medicine
Microbiology and Parasitology
Serology and Immunology
Medical Education
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics
Ophthalmology and other related medical sciences
Forensic, Emergency Medicine and Biostatistics
All areas of Biomedicine and Health Sciences

 

The Journal and its editorial board welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published shortly after acceptance as early published online e-articles.

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to AJMB will be checked for plagiarisme using Turitin with the acceptable score below 30%. Manuscripts are assessed by our experienced in-house editorial team, who take all decisions based on an extensive and rigorous peer review process by academic experts who specialize in the manuscript topic.  Peer reviewers are expert chosen by journal editors to provide written assessment of the strengths and weakness of article with the aim of producing the highest quality material of the journal. They are selected based on expertise in a specific field (i.e. Islamic education) nomination by existing editorial board members. Peer reviewers for the journal are also selected by the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board Members.  All manuscripts are subjected to rigorous double -blind peer review -the identity of the peer reviewers is not revealed to the authors, and the identity of the authors is not revealed to the reviewers, as long as the authors have adequately removed all identifying information from the manuscript. The review process involves an objective assessment of the scientific rigor of the research as well its significance and contribution to advancing knowledge in the field of Islamic studies. The review process typically taken 4 till 6 months. The author/s is obliged to do revisions if required.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics And Malpractice Statement

This is the statement of ethics for AJMB published by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin Malaysia (UniSZA). This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for Editor-in-Chief, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

  • Have the responsibility of ensuring only original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  • Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  • Must inform the Editor-in-Chief or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work. 

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  • Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally. 
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Editor-in-Chief for further action.
  • Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission are at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

 DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Continuously support and promote the journal.
  • Review any work assigned to them.

 DUTIES OF EDITOR-in-CHIEF

  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.

PLAGIARISM

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate softwares may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements is unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

REPORTING

Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 

AUTHORSHIP AND COLLABORATION

Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.

MULTIPLE OR REDUNDANT

Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

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Malaysia.