A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, International Medical Journal has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Japan. International Medical Journal has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 5000+ academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). international Medical Journal is a Scopus indexed medical journal that wants to make the best use of Medical and pharmaceutical Research with information from our 700+ leading-edge peer-reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 300+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ associations in Medical, Clinical, Pharmaceutical Fields.
The process is single-blind for most journals, meaning that the author does not know the identity of the reviewer, but the reviewer knows the identity of the author. Some journals operate double-blind peer review.
At least two review reports are collected for each submitted article. Suggestions of reviewers can be made by the academic editor during pre-check. Alternatively, the International Medical Journal's editorial staff will use qualified Editorial Board Members, qualified reviewers from our database, or new reviewers identified by web searches for related articles.
The following checks are applied to all reviewers:
- That they hold no conflicts of interest with the authors, including if they have published together in the last five years;
- That they hold a Ph.D. (exceptions are made in some fields, e.g. medicine);
- They must have recent publications in the field of the submitted paper;
- They have not recently been invited to review a manuscript for the IMJ journal.
To assist academic editors, staff handle all communication with reviewers, authors, and the external editor; however, Academic Editors can check the status of manuscripts and the identity of reviewers at any time. Reviewers are given two weeks to write their review. For the review of a revised manuscript, reviewers are asked to provide their reports within three days. In both cases, extensions can be granted on request.
A paper can only be accepted for publication by an academic editor. Employed IMJ staff can only reject papers: it would create a clear conflict of interest if they were permitted to accept a paper as their salary is paid for by the APC of accepted articles.
International Medical Journal journals operate an open peer review option, meaning that the authors have the option to publish the review reports and author responses with the published paper (often referred to as open reports). In addition, reviewers may choose to sign their reports if the review is published, in which case the reviewer's name appears on the review report (referred to as open identity). The default option is for reviewers to remain anonymous and for reports not to be published, reviewers and authors respectively must opt into this option. If an article is rejected no details will be published. Open peer review has the benefit of increasing transparency about the review process and providing further information about the paper for interested readers and we encourage authors to choose an open review.
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