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Avicenna Journal of Medicine, sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society, is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society. The journal’s full text is available online at www.avicennajmed.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-submit their manuscripts electronically. All submissions are subject to peer review.

The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts The journal is published primarily in English; however, selected articles will be translated and published in Arabic as well as the original English context. All submissions should be in English, the selected articles will be translated, free of charge, by the editorial board.

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:
DOAJ, PubMed Central

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.


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.

About the Society

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Syrian descent.

The objectives of SAMS encompass a range of professional, educational, humanitarian and cultural activities. SAMS organizes an annual medical convention in Syria to enhance the medical expertise of our members, contributing to the Syrian medical profession and supporting continuing medical education. SAMS affords its members the unique opportunity to bring technologies of Western medicine to Syria while benefiting from the richness of our Syrian heritage.

SAMS also encourages and provides medical care to needy patients of Syrian descent in North America. We organize donations of medicine and medical supplies to underprivileged families in Syria and North America. Through these efforts, SAMS enables professional relationships between its members and medical organizations in North America and Syria, creating lasting and invaluable relationships.

Professional and Educational Objectives

  • To organize an annual SAMS medical conference both in North America and Syria.
  • To enhance the medical knowledge of SAMS members, to contribute to the medical profession, and to support continuing medical education.
  • To promote and organize professional relationships between SAMS members and medical organizations in North America and Syria.
  • To create meaningful relationships among American physicians of Syrian descent.
  • To establish an official membership directory and a web page that can serve as a source of reference and information.

Humanitarian Objectives

  • To encourage and provide medical aid to needy patients of Syrian descent, and to organize donations of medicine and medical supplies to underprivileged families in North America and Syria.
  • To coordinate donations of routine and emergency medical care in support of those in need in Syria.
  • To provide assistance to medical students and interns of Syrian descent.
  • To sponsor speakers, textbooks and other learning materials for needy medical students in Syria.

Cultural Enhancement Objectives

  • To create activities and programs for SAMS members which highlight their shared Syrian heritage and to foster community spirit.

Scope of the journal

The purpose of the journal is to promote excellence in the practice of medicine. The journal was established to promote the knowledge, attitudes and practice of all aspects of comprehensive health care (preventive, curative and rehabilitative). The Journal also aims at facilitating the development of community-based 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.

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