Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of AMJ’s website. We encourage all visitors to read this section before contacting our management office, as you may find the information you are looking for right here If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please feel free to reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for AMJ’s website, addressing common questions that authors and readers may have:

  • How can I submit my manuscript to AMJ?

To submit your manuscript to AMJ, please visit our website www.amj.khcms.edu.krdand click on the "Submission" button. Follow the instructions provided to create an account, fill in the required details, and upload your manuscript in the specified format.

  • What is the review process for submitted manuscripts?

Once your manuscript is submitted, It will be received by the Scientific Editor, if it fulfills AMJ’s guidelines It will be assigned to the Associate Editor to perform an internal evaluation for plagiarism, methodology check, statistic, and the journal’s style requirements and return back to the Scientific Editor, who selects expert reviewers from the field to do a double-blind peer review. The reviewers assess the manuscript's quality, originality, methodology, and significance. Based on their feedback, the Scientific Editor makes a recommendation to the Associate Editor for acceptance, revision, or rejection.

  • How long does the review process usually take?

The review process can vary in duration, but we strive to provide a timely and efficient review process. On average, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks for the initial review to be completed. However, the timeline may be influenced by factors such as reviewer availability and the complexity of the manuscript.

  • What are the publication fees for publishing in AMJ?

AMJ imposes a non-refundable article-processing charge of 250,000 Iraqi Dinars for each submitted manuscript.

  • What is the average turnaround time for manuscript acceptance/rejection?

The average turnaround time for a decision on manuscript acceptance or rejection is typically within 4-8 weeks from the initial submission. However, this timeline can vary depending on the complexity of the study, the number of revisions required, and the availability of reviewers.

  • Can I submit my manuscript to AMJ if it has been previously published in a different language?

AMJ welcomes submissions of research that have been previously published in a different language, provided that the submitted manuscript is a significant expansion or revision of the original work. The authors must clearly indicate the previous publication and provide a justification for the re-submission.

  • What is the policy on authorship and author order?

AMJ follows internationally recognized guidelines for authorship and encourages transparency and fairness in assigning authorship. All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors. The order of authorship should be based on their relative contributions to the study.

  • Can I make changes to my manuscript after it has been submitted?

Once a manuscript has been submitted, changes to the content or authorship cannot be made during the review process. However, if the manuscript is accepted with revisions, you will have the opportunity to make the necessary changes in consultation with the editor and reviewers.

  • How can I track the status of my submitted manuscript?

You can track the status of your submitted manuscript by logging into your account on our website. The status will be updated throughout the review process, indicating whether it is in review, under revision, or accepted for publication.

  • What is the review process at AMJ?
    AMJ follows a rigorous peer-review process. After submission, manuscripts undergo a double-blind review by experts in the field. The review process ensures the quality and integrity of published articles.
  • How long does the review process typically take?
    The review process duration may vary depending on factors such as manuscript complexity and reviewer availability. On average, it takes around 4-6 weeks for the initial review, but the timeline can be shorter or longer in certain cases.
  • Is AMJ an open-access journal?
    Yes, AMJ is an open-access(OJS) journal. We believe in freely sharing knowledge and promoting global access to research findings. All articles published in AMJ are freely available to the public.
  • How can I access published articles on AMJ 's website?
    You can access published articles by visiting the "Articles" section on our website. All articles are available in PDF format and can be downloaded or viewed directly from the website.
  • Can I cite articles from AMJ in my own research?
    Absolutely we encourage researchers to cite and reference articles from AMJ in their own work. Each published article on our website provides a "HOW TO CITE" section with the recommended citation format for that specific paper.
  • How can I contact the editorial office for inquiries or support?
    For any inquiries or support, you can reach out to the AMJ editorial office by sending an email to [email protected]. Our team will be happy to assist you and provide the necessary guidance.
  • Does AMJ provide any guidelines for authors?
    Yes, AMJ offers detailed guidelines for authors, including manuscript preparation, citation style, and ethical considerations. You can find these guidelines in the "Author Guidelines" section on our website.
  • Can I contribute to AMJ as a reviewer or join the editorial board?
    welcomes experts in various fields to contribute as reviewers or join the editorial board. If you are interested, please email us at [email protected], providing your areas of expertise and a brief CV.
  • Does AMJ offer any language editing services?
    does provide language editing paid services. However, authors are encouraged to ensure their manuscripts are well-written and have been proofread for clarity and language accuracy before submission.
  • Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions/Publication

At AMJ, we uphold the principles of research integrity and ethical publishing. It is essential to avoid the practice of duplicate submission/publication, which involves submitting or publishing the same work in multiple journals concurrently. This practice is considered unethical as it can lead to exaggerated findings, waste the time of editors, peer reviewers, and readers, and undermine the integrity of scientific research.

In the event that we discover a case of multiple submissions/publications, we will initiate communication with the author(s) involved. We will clearly state that the submitted work has already been submitted/published elsewhere and request an explanation regarding this matter. We believe in providing authors with an opportunity to clarify any misunderstandings or unintentional errors.

If the author(s) can provide a sufficient and reasonable explanation for the multiple submissions/publication, we will reject the submission without imposing any penalties. We understand that mistakes can happen, and we strive to address such situations with fairness and understanding. However, if the author(s) fail to respond, provide an unsatisfactory explanation, or admit guilt, we will reject the submission and apply penalties accordingly.


If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you navigate the publishing process and make the most of your experience with AMJ-The Scientific Journal of Kurdistan Higher Council of Medical Specialties.