International Standards for Online Publishing of Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (http://www.mjms.ukim.edu.mk) Mirko Spiroski, MD, PhD (email@example.com) Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University "Ss Kiril and Metodij", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Biomedical Publications Issued in the Republic of Macedonia
Selected medical journals:
Makedon Med Pregl
God Zb Med Fak Skopje renamed into Maked J Med
Acta Chir Maced
Maced J of Med Sci
Regional or international medical publications:
Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics
Medical journals that not fulfil the inclusion criteria:
Acta Orthopedica et Traumatologica Macedonica
Biomedical journals from related fields:
Makedonski Stomatoloshki Pregled
Macedonian Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Revista Stomatologjike Apolonia [Journal of Dentistry Apolonia]
Eight Macedonian medical journals ( Makedon Med Pregl, God Zb Med Fak Skopje, Maked J Med, Prilozi, Acta Chir Maced, Acta Morphol, Physioacta and Maced J of Med Sci ) were selected based on the following criteria: national periodical publication; quality of the professional and/or scientific content; consistent editorial policy; regular peer review of the submitted papers; and high level of bibliographic and printing standards.
Characteristics of the Selected Macedonian Medical Journals Quarterly Semi-annual Semi-annual Semi-annual Semi-annual Semi- annual Annual Semi-annual Frequency Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Abstracts language Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Eng Eng Mac/ Eng Mac/ Ser /Eng/ Fra/ Ger Mac Papers language 2008 2008 2008 2004 2008 2007 1998 2007 Last number 2008 2007 2004 2002 1980 1999 1954 1946 First number A4 B5 A4 A4 B5 A4 B5/A4 B5/A4 Format Maced J Med Sci Physioacta Acta Morphol Acta Chir Maced Prilozi Maced J Med God Zb Med Fak Skopje Makedon Med Pregl
International Standards Fulfilled by Selected Macedonian Medical Journals ISSN, International Standard Serial Number; ICMJE, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; WAME, World Association of Medical Editors; COPE, Committee on Publication Ethics; doi>, Digital Object Identifier; OASPA, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Yes No No No No No No No OASPA Yes No No No No No No No doi> Yes No No No No No No No COPE Yes No No No No No No No WAME Yes No No No No No No No ICMJE Yes No No No No No No No Index Copernicus No No No No Medline v25n1-2, 2004- PubMed v25n1-2, 2004- No Medline v11, 1964-v25, 1979 PubMed v11, 1964-v25, 1979 Old medline PubMed Medline/ PubMed Yes No No No No No No No Online submission Yes No No No Yes No No No Online Papers Yes No No No Yes No No Yes WEB site 1857-5773 No No No No No No No Online ISSN 1857-5749 1857-5587 1409-9837 1409-5181 0351-3254 0065-1214 0065-1214 0025-1097 Print ISSN Maced J Med Sci Physioacta Acta morphol Acta chir Maced Prilozi Maced J Med God zb Med Fak Skopje Makedon Med Pregl
WEB Site of Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences MJMS is a top-tier open access medical science journal published by the Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. MJMS is an international, modern, general medical journal covering all areas in the medical sciences, from basic studies to large clinical trials and cost-effectiveness analyses. We publish mostly human studies that substantially enhance our understanding of disease epidemiology, etiology, and physiology; the development of prognostic and diagnostic technologies; trials that test the efficacy of specific interventions and those that compare different treatments; and systematic reviews. We aim to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice.
Flow Chart of Submitted Papers in Manuscript Central
Complete Follow up of the Papers in Manuscript Central
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is a charity registered in the UK. It is concerned with the integrity of peer-reviewed publications in science, particularly biomedicine. It was established in 1997 and meets in London but its over 5200 members are from all continents. Its membership is composed mostly of Editors-in-Chief of scientific journals, with some other companies and individuals who are interested in publication ethics as Associate Members. Indeed, some publishers ( Elsevier , Wiley–Blackwell , Springer , Taylor & Francis and the BMJ Publishing Group ) have signed up their entire catalogue of journal titles as COPE members.
COPE provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals, both print and online. Examples include conflicts of interest, falsification and fabrication of data, plagiarism, unethical experimentation, inadequate subject consent and authorship disputes . It encourages its members to seek investigation into suggested misconduct by the employing universities, hospitals or other founders of prima facie cases.
COPE aims to define best practice in the ethics of scientific publishing and to assist authors, Editors, editorial board members, readers, owners of journals and publishers. One of the ways in which it fulfils this mission is by the publication of its Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors .
The principle followed is that editors have a prime duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. This must take precedence over their other duties, for example, making sure their publication is readable and profitable (or, at least not a financial burden for the society, academic institution, governmental body or publisher to whom they are responsible). Editors must take final responsibility for everything in the publication they edit. Therefore, it is their duty to do their utmost to identify publication misconduct in submitted or published articles. All members of COPE are expected to abide by Code of Conduct. A mechanism is outlined in the Code to complain about Editors who are COPE members and transgress the Code.
Mission statement: "CrossRef is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to enable easy identification and use of trustworthy electronic content by promoting the cooperative development and application of a sustainable infrastructure."
CrossRef's general purpose is to promote the development and cooperative use of new and innovative technologies to speed and facilitate scholarly research. CrossRef's specific mandate is to be the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form. CrossRef is a collaborative reference linking service that functions as a sort of digital switchboard. It holds no full text content, but rather effects linkages through Digital Object Identifiers (DOI), which are tagged to article metadata supplied by the participating publishers. The end result is an efficient, scalable linking system through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and access the cited article.
OnlineFirst (Forthcoming articles Published Ahead of Print)
"OnlineFirst" are peer-reviewed, accepted articles that have not yet appeared in a printed issue of MJMS. "OnlineFirst" versions include authors' corrections.
The print version of the article will usually remain unchanged, with the possible exception of late corrections. When an article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the "OnlineFirst" version will be removed from this section and will appear in the associated journal issue.
"OnlineFirst" do not have all bibliographic details, such as volume and page numbers, but can be cited by their DOI (eg, doi:10.3889/MJMS.1857-5773.2008.0004).
More details, including how to cite OnlineFirst articles can be found on the MJMS_OnlineFirstFactSheet .
Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS) endorses the definition of open access publication drafted by the Bethesda Meeting on Open Access Publishing. However, MJMS has chosen to apply the less-restrictive Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish. Unlike the Bethesda Convention, the CCAL allows commercial re-use of all MJMS journals' content.
An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:
The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).
The Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS) applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code ). Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in MJMS journal, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
Example and Sign of Open Access Publication in MJMS
Mission and Purpose of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
The mission of OASPA is to support and represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. To accomplish its mission, the Association will:
Exchange Information - Provide a forum for the exchange of information and experiences related to OA delivery of scientific content.
Set Standards - Promote a uniform definition of OA publishing, best practices for maintaining and disseminating OA scholarly communications, and ethical standards.
Advance Models - Support the development of business and publishing models that support OA journal publishing.
Advocate for Gold1 OA - Promote Gold OA journals, and policies that support their viability.
Educate - Educate the research community and public on the benefits of OA journals, on the value publishers bring to the publication process and on various policies that enhance and support the delivery of OA publications.
Promote Innovation - Contribute to the development and dissemination of innovative approaches to scientific communications pertaining to OA and of related activities that leverage the opportunities afforded by OA to scholarly content.