AIMS & SCOPE
Libyan Journal of Medical Research (LJMR) is a scientific peer-reviewed bi-annually medical journal published by Libyan Medical Research center, Zawia, Libya. The mission of LJMR is to provide its readers with up-to-date information relevant to medical sciences. Manuscripts are accepted for consideration if the manuscript or any part of its essential substance, tables, or figures have not been or will be published in another journal or is simultaneously submitted to another journal.
The Journal publishes original research papers, review articles, case studies, reports and technical note in all aspects of medical specialties. This journal is available online and in print format. It also offers comprehensive coverage of new techniques, important developments and innovative ideas in the respective fields. The Journal welcome papers from all over the world. It publishes two times per year in the month of June and October.
The authors submitting our journal should have ORCID number (www.orcid.org), and /or Thomson-Reuters’ Researcher ID (www.researcherid.com).
The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for Libyan Journal of Medical Research. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editorial, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Any manuscript or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.
Open Access Policy
In order to ensure the maximum exposure of LJMR contents, we adopted the open access policy, meaning that; all the articles published in LJMR are made freely accessible online immediately after publication in an easily readable format, without any subscription or registration barrier. All the published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given and that the work is not used for commercial purposes. The journal also allows the authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository.
All the manuscripts submitted to LJMR will be subjected to the double-blinded peer-review process; The manuscript will be reviewed by three experts in the respective subject area. Reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript. Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on the reviewer’s’ comments. Editor-In-Chief can ask one or more advisory board members for their suggestions on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript before making the final decision. Associate editors and review editors provide administrative support to maintain the integrity of the peer-review process. In case, authors challenge the editor’s negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his/her recommendations.
All the articles published in LJMR are distributed under a creative common’s attribution CC International license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work.
Author Self-Archiving Policy
The journal allows the authors to self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher’s version of the articles in any OAI-compliant repository.
The authors should ensure the originality of their contents while preparing a manuscript draft. In case the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this must be appropriately cited or quoted. All the articles submitted to LJMR shall be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate (online plagiarism detection software). In case, plagiarism is detected during the review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be immediately rejected. The plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal and an appropriate announcement will be placed in this regard. We can also consider appropriate action against authors depending upon the seriousness of the case.
Retraction from publication
We can bring such instants in notice of author’s funding agencies, author’s institutes (where they work) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized. COPE flow charts shall also be considered while dealing with plagiarism complaints.
Complaints and appeals
Authors and readers can submit their complaints/appeal to the Editor-in-Chief or the publisher of the journal by email. All the complaints will be assigned a unique complaint number by the publisher. Authors/readers can use the complaint numbers for further follow-up.
The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; neither the Libyan Journal of medical research nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the Libyan Journal of medical research.