Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Iranian Journal of Medical Informatics is an on-line bilingual (Farsi and English) peer-reviewed journal for practitioners, researchers and students who are interested in the field of medical informatics and information technology in healthcare sectors. The Editor welcomes original articles on current practice, research projects or the development of new resources or services. Review articles are also welcome. The scope of the journal encompasses (but is not restricted to): - Information systems, including national or international registration systems, hospital information systems, departmental and/or physician's office systems, document handling systems, electronic medical record systems, standardization, systems integration etc.; -Image Processing, including new algorithm development to detect lesions or diagnose diseases, implement or modify methods or algorithms etc; - Computer-aided medical decision support systems using heuristic, algorithmic and/or statistical methods as exemplified in decision theory, protocol development, artificial intelligence, etc. -Educational computer based programs From time to time the Editor may decide that a particular issue should be devoted to a single theme or topic and guest editors will be asked to review a range of papers relating to that theme or topic. Please read the instructions carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in IJMI.

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter To Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer review helps editors select suitable manuscripts, however, the editor makes the final decision regarding all the content. Decisions may be made by issues unrelated to the quality of a manuscript, such as suitability for the journal. The editor can reject any article at any time before publication, including after acceptance if concerns arise about the integrity of the work.

Manuscripts selected for peer review will be refereed by at least two reviewers during four weeks according to specific research reporting guidelines for different study designs; Authors better send their revised manuscripts within 2 weeks and if the revised version is not uploaded within 2 months, the submission will be archived.

- Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential.

- The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.

- Reviewers are required to keep manuscripts and their information confidential.

- They must not use knowledge of the manuscript before its publication for their personal interests.

- The reviewers' comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.

- Reviewers should declare their conflicts of interest and decline review if a conflict exists. Knowing the author(s) must not affect their comments and decision.

 

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.

 

Indexing

The journal is indexed in the followings: MagIran Google Scholar IndexCopernicus DRJI EyeSource Barkat Knowledge Network System and candidate to index in Scopus, PubMed and ISI

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice

Iranian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and etc. However, IJMI is not an official member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), any cases of suspected misconduct (such as redundant publication) will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines. In addition, all pre or post-publication issues will be managed based on COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.

 

Plagiarism policy

The editorial team/reviewers of Iranian Journal of Medical Informatics will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (after submission and before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, IJMI will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.

 

Article Processing Charges (APC)

For providing researchers with Open Access and freely available contents, publishing an article in Iranian Journal of MEdical Informatics is free of charge.