Focus and Scope

The Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences (JCMS) is a quarterly peer-reviewed open access publication of Nab’a Al-Hayat Foundation for Medical Sciences and Health Care, Iraq. JCMS launched in January 2015.

The mission of the journal is to provide a platform for Iraqi researchers and scientists from within the country and abroad for new findings and observations on issues pertinent to medical sciences and health care; and related issues of Iraqi clinical studies. The Journal prefers articles on studies that are well designed and substantiated by adequate and reliable data. The Journal publishes of Editorials | Original Articles | Short Communications | Case Reports | Review Articles | Letters to the Editor.


Peer review process:

Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal. All manu­scripts will be acknowledged upon pre­senting to the Jour­nal office, if all stated requirements are met. According to the policy of peer review in our Journal, a large extent of manuscripts are rejected through an in-house evaluation process based on a category of criteria including over flow of manuscripts, out of scope cases, poor outcome, local studies, clinical contents etc.


Open Access Policy

JCMS provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making results of the research freely available to the public and scientists across the globe will help in improving the life of human being in all countries of the world. Under the Open Access policy, all articles are available as outlined by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which states that others may distribute and copy the article, and include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.


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All rights reserved; for commercial usage, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, or otherwise without prior permission of the editors.

Drugs Disclaimer: Advertisements and drugs mentioned in the journal are not endorsed by neither Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences nor Nab’a Al-Hayat Foundation for Medical Sciences and Health Care, Iraq.

Instructions to authors: For full instructions for manuscript preparation and submission see the pages of Instructions to Authors in each issue or visit:

Publication Fees

According to new policy imposed by the journal administration, from now (10 October 2017) corresponding authors are requested to pay the publication charge as mentioned below:

Article Type

Fees in USD or IQD (1 USD = 1300 IQD)

Review articles, Country Reports  

Free of charge

Original article

300 USD

Short Communication

250 USD

Case Report

250 USD

Letter to the Editor

100 USD

For any specific enquiry, please contact the journal via Email.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.