Journal Policies

Open-access Journal Policy

MJMS is an open-access journal, therefore there are no fees required for downloading any publication from the journal website by authors, readers, and institutions. The journal applies the license of CC BY (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows authors to keep ownership of the copyright of their papers. But this license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures the article will be available as widely as possible and can be included in any scientific archive.

Publication charge policy and waiver policy statement 

MJMS is an open-access journal, so there are no subscription fees. The journal is charged for a single accepted manuscript of 50.000 IQD to support publishing service costs. There is no charge until the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Publishing for researchers from outside Iraq is free.

Plagiarism policy

The author should submit an original manuscript and an unpublished article for MJMS. The manuscript must include a proper citation without plagiarism/duplication of the authors' previous work. The manuscript shall be submitted to Turnitin's plagiarism detection software before sending to the reviewers. The MJMS board will reject the manuscript if plagiarism is detected at any publication stage. In addition, we will not accept manuscripts that are submitted elsewhere.

Archive policy:

MJMS is an open journal, which allows access to all published papers on its website without any charge. Also, the published papers in the journal are archived in the Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals:


Peer-review policy:

This journal operates a double–blind peer review policy involving 2 external reviewers. Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish: however, the decision to consider these reviewers is at the editor’s discretion. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible or information that will help the Editor to verify and identify the potential introduced reviewers (for example an ORCID or Scopus ID). Authors may request excluding individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers. Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in the rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.