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Author Guidelines


The journal accepts original articles, review articles, case reports, editorials, medical quizzes, and letters to the editor. The authors' role in the research should be declared in the Journal’s contribution form. The journal does not accept works published in other journals or manuscripts already submitted to other journals. 

The journal does not accept works where research misconduct has occurred including research methodology, ethical insufficiency, and plagiarism. In no case shall the journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. 

In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, they deal with allegations appropriately.The editors are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Manuscript Submission

References should be numbered both in the text and in the list of references in the order in which they appear in the text. The punctuation of the Vancouver style should be followed. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. This can be obtained from the website ( It is preferable that authors use Endnote, Mendeley, or other reference programs. The author(s) is responsible for the accuracy of references. The following are examples of the three most common types of citations:

  1.  Journal citation, six or fewer authors: 
    Smith J, Canton EM. Weight-based administration of dalteparin in obese patients. Am J Health-SystPharm. 2003; 60(7):683-687.
  2.  A typical entry for the journal with more than 6 authors ( list first 6, then et al).
    Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
  3. Book citation, noting chapter and authors:
    Arevalo JA, Nesbitt TS. Medical problems during pregnancy. In: Taylor RB, Editor. Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. 6th ed. New York: Springer –Verlag; 2003. p. 109-16.
  4. Electronic source:
    Seal A, Kerac M. Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organization growth standards in nutrition programs: secondary data analysis. BMJ. 2007; 334:733. Accessed April 12, 2007
Ethical Considerations
When experiments on humans are being reported, the whole work in the manuscript should conform to the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. For detail please read the WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.
Publication Fee 
Authors are required to pay 150,000 Iraqi Dinar (or its equivalent in USD) as processing and publication fee. The fee is paid to the journal name at the Finance and Account Office, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani. The fee is non-refundable and not a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


JSMC mainly will publish this publication type.

Case Report

Beside articles JSMC also publish Case reports.

A Case Report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a patient. Case Reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient but usually describes an unusual or novel occurrence.

Case Report guides

The content should be brief and less than 3 paragraphs:

  • Explain what the case report is for.
  • Include background information as well as relevant definitions.

Patient’s Case Presentation

Justify the uniqueness of the case in this section:

This section is not always necessary in a Case Report, but if it is, summarize in a few sentences.



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