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SJMMS - Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences

Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences (SJMMS)

The Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences (SJMMS) is the official scientific Journal of the University of Dammam. It is an international peer reviewed general medical Journal that publishes original research involving humans. The scope of the journal is to publish research which will be of interest to health specialties both in academic and clinical practice.

The Journal aim at disseminating high-powered research results with the objective of turning research into knowledge. It seeks to promote scholarly publishing in medicine and medical sciences. Our vision is to be the first preference for authors and readers in the region and globally. The Journal is published in print and online.

The journal is sponsored by the University of Dammam and published by a renowned international publishing house; Wolters Kluwer & Medknow. The Journal is published by the University of Dammam as an independent complementary body to the Vice-Presidency of Higher Studies and Scientific Research. An independent high-powered scientific journal is considered by the University of Dammam an important component of it strategic plan of academic excellence.

The target readers of the Journal include all medical and health professionals in the colleges of the health cluster; namely, Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology and School of Public Health are target readers besides all medical and health professionals in the region and globally.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet, Kudos

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
EMR Index Medicus

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

Copyright and Creative Commons Licensing

Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Scope of the journal

The scope of the journal is to publish research which will be of interest to health specialties both in academic and clinical practice. The Journal also aims at facilitating the development of high-powered research, education, and health services. Original papers, short communications, and letters to the editor are all welcomed. Case reports with substantial significance can also be considered for publication. Most of the content of SJMMS is submitted at the authors’ initiative, but most editorials, as well as special series and reviews, are solicited by the Editors. Exceptional unsolicited reviews may also be considered.

Medknow, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is one of the largest open access publishers worldwide with more than 300+ medical journals in its portfolio. Students, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals worldwide access Medknow journals to help them fuel new discoveries and improve patient care.

Founded in 1997, Medknow is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models through its peer-review management system. Medknow pioneers in the ‘fee-less-free’ model and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals without charging the author or author’s institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles. Medknow’s open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads monthly for all of its journals.

Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with annual revenues (2011) of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion), approximately 19,000 employees worldwide and operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Medknow Specialties
Online and Print Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review System, Specialized in Medical Research, Largest Open Access Publisher


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