North American Journal of Medical Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed general medical journal regularly publishing 12 issues per year. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.najms.org. The journal allows free access to its contents, and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles.
NAJMS publishes important advances in medical sciences that include clinical and basic studies of all aspects of medical and bio-medical sciences in human, animal and cell-line studies. NAJMS is one of the fastest communication journals.
The potential readers of the NAJMS include the international scientific and clinical community as well as educators, policymakers, and interested members of the public around the world.
The types of articles accepted include original articles, review articles, case reports, conference abstracts, and letters to the editor.NAJMS requires authors to submit electronically prepared manuscripts in MS Word via online submission site of NAJMS atScopeMed. For the detailed guideline of manuscript submissions, please visit the page of Instructions.
NAJMS complies with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors.
NAJMS is granted with DOI (Digital Object Identifier) implemented via a linking technology powered by CrossRef.
A DOI name provides a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related current data in a structured extensible way, and is an implementation of the Internet concepts of Uniform Resource Name and Uniform Resource Identifier.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Web of Science
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 www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and 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.
Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.
Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.