About the Journal : Hail Journal of Health Sciences

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About the Journal

Hail Journal of Health Sciences (HJHS) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal, published semi-annually in print and electronically by University of Hail. The journal welcomes original contributions, either experimental or theoretical, in the field of health /medical sciences including but not limited to

  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Biomedicine
  • Dentistry
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Health Administration
  • Medical Auxiliaries
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy.

Submissions of the following nature are welcomed:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Case reports
  • Letters
  • Meeting reports/abstracts
  • Book reviews
  • Discussions as type of articles


Scope of the Journal:

Contributions in the Hail Journal of Health Sciences (HJHS) should consist of subject matter that is original and significantly advances the state of knowledge of health /medical sciences, and conclusions that are justified from the design of the experiments and the data presented. The writing must be clear, concise, and grammatically correct.

Equal consideration is given to original manuscripts in English from any country. It is, however, advised that all non-English speaking authors enlist the aid of a native-English speaking colleague to correct English language before submission. Submissions must adhere to the current International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. All HJHS submissions, correspondence, and reviews must be in English. Manuscript content and writing responsibility remains with the author.

Contributions may be submitted via the following link :

Please contact the Editorial Office via e-mail ([email protected]) should you have any questions or need assistance. 

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

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 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.

Digital Archiving

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.


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