About the Journal
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) is an open-access peer-reviewed bimonthly journal in Persian (with English abstracts) devoted to the field of medicine, general and internal medicine, and clinical medicine. It is a scientific publication of the Ilam University of Medical Sciences. It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.
All papers are subject to a double-blind reviewing process. The submitted manuscripts will be published after a thorough review and the editorial board's approval. Researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this website, register, submit and set up their papers based on the Instructions to Authors. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office is not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are made through the website.
| Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences
| Majallah-i dānishgāh-i ’ulūm-i pizishkī-i Īlām
|Journal Abbreviated Title
| J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci.
|Journal Title Acronym
| Online ISSN: 2588-3135
Print ISSN: 1563-4728
| Scopus Subject Area and Category:
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
Web of Science Category:
Medicine, General & Internal
| - Medicine.
- Medicine, General & Internal.
- Clinical Medicine.
- Medical Sciences.
| - Persian; including English abstracts and bibliographies.
- Multiple languages
| 1994 - Vol. 1, No. 1 -
| Mosayeb Mozafari, M.D.
|Place of Publication
| Iran, Ilam
| Ilam University of Medical Sciences
| Yes; Double-Blind Peer-Review.
|Acceptance and Publication Time
| 8 Weeks
|Manuscript acceptance rate
|Type of Access
| Open Access (OA)
|Type of License
| CC-BY-NC: Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International.
|Open Access Statement
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.
Benefits of open access for authors include:
- Authors retain copyright to their work.
- Free access for all users worldwide.
- Increased visibility and readership.
- No spatial constraints.
- Rapid publication.
No publication charges are required from the author(s).
|The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism
| All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal. Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) using the Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com), and iThenticate (www.ithenticate.com) for English abstracts and use Iranian plagiarism detection softwares such as IranDOC (https://tik.irandoc.ac.ir) and Samimonour (www.samimnoor.ir) for the Persian text. The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).
|Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)
| No publication charges are required from the author.
Full-text access: Open Access
Peer Review Fees: Free
Normal Publication Fees: 2,000,000 Rials (two hundred thousand Tomans)
Fast Track Publication: 5,000,000 Rials (five hundred thousand Tomans)
| Organizational and institutional support, Donations
|Type of Material
| Serial (Periodical)
| Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) is an open-access peer-reviewed bimonthly journal in Persian (with English abstracts) devoted to the field of medicine, general and internal medicine, and clinical medicine. It is a scientific publication of the Ilam University of Medical Sciences. It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.
|Copyright owner / Copyright holder
| Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish etc.).
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
| The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions, has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process, providing retractions/corrections / amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.
| Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.
Digital Archiving Policy
| Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) works with some organizations as the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), The Iran National Library and Archives, and own server of the Ilam University of Medical Sciences for maintaining our own digital archive. This makes possible the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards.
| Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations, and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.
|Data Sharing Policy
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology and reporting standards. Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) encourages authors to cite and share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) requires authors of Original Investigation, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository; and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed.
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript.
Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available and provides a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories.
The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).
Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences (JIUMS) where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest and fund related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend removing this from the anonymized version of the manuscript.
Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples.
Data Availability Statement:
1. Data associated with this article are available in the Open Science Framework at .
2. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].
3. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].
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