Author Guidelines

Authors can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Ensure that the following items are present: One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address.
  • Full postal address.

  • All necessary files have been uploaded.


  • All manuscript files have been uploaded.
  • The manuscript file contains all essential sections (the order can vary): Title, Abstract, keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, conflicts of interest, Acknowledgements.
  • The manuscript title is short and informative.
  • Author names and their affiliations have been provided.
  • The abstract can be read as stand-alone text and does not exceed 250 words.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • All figures (include relevant captions).
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes).
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

  • Further considerations:

  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked' using US English setting.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • A conflict of interest’s statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare.
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.

  • Author Agreement (signed by corresponding authors)

    Before you begin

    Studies in Humans and Animals

    All original research papers involving humans, animals, and biological material must include a written statement under an Ethics Approval section including the following:

  • The name of the ethics committee(s) or institutional review board(s) involved.
  • The number or ID of the ethics approval(s).
  • A statement that human participants have provided informed consent before taking part in the research.
  • Research involving animals must adhere to ethical standards concerning animal welfare. All original research papers involving animals must:

    • Follow international, national, and institutional guidelines for the humane treatment of animals.
    • Receive approval by the ethics review committee at the institution or practice at which the research was conducted and provide details on approval process, names of ethics committee(s) or institutional review board(s) involved, and the number or ID of the ethics approval(s) in the Ethics Approval section.
    • Provide justification for use of animals and the species selected.
    • Provide information about housing, feeding and environmental enrichment, and steps taken to minimize suffering.
    • Provide mode of anesthesia and euthanasia.
  • Research that does not meet the above listed requirements regarding ethical approval and animal welfare will be rejected.

  • Research Involving Humans

  • If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. The terms sex and gender should be used correctly. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

  • Research Involving Animals

  • All animal experiments should comply with the University of Al-Ameed guidelines and these experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Research Council's Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.

    Declaration of interest

    All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

    Changes to authorship

    Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor-in-chief. To request such a change, the Editorin-chief must receive the following from the corresponding author:

    (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

    In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

    Reporting clinical trials Randomized controlled trials should be presented according to the CONSORT guidelines. At manuscript submission, authors must provide the CONSORT checklist accompanied by a flow diagram that illustrates the progress of patients through the trial, including recruitment, enrollment, randomization, withdrawal and completion, and a detailed description of the randomization procedure.

    Author contributions

    For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing.

    Informed consent and patient details

    Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in an Elsevier publication. Written consents must be retained by the author. Unless author has written permission from the patient (or, where applicable, the next of kin), the personal details of any patient included in any part of the article and in any supplementary materials (including all illustrations and videos) must be removed before submission. If author doesn't have signed consent from a deceased patient, guardian or family, the head of your medical team/hospital or legal team must take responsibility that exhaustive attempts have been made to contact the family and that the paper has been sufficiently anonymized not to cause harm to the patient or their family. author will need to upload a signed document to this effect.


    Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor-in-chief's decision and requests for revision, is sent by email.

    Submit your article

    Please submit your article via https://ajmrhs.alameed.edu.iq/journal/.

    Open access

    We are trying to reduce the barriers of spreading the knowledge by offering a free journal for the researchers, and no charge for the authors.

    Formatting requirements

    There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract,Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions. If your article includes any Supplementary material, this should be included in your initial submission for peer review purposes. Divide the article into clearly defined sections.

    Figures and tables

    Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


    Peer review

    This journal operates a double anonymized review process. All contributions are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-chief's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups.

    Organization of the manuscript

    Beginning with the first page, present your manuscript in the order below:

    1. Title: First letter capitalized, subsequent letters in lower case. Avoid abbreviations.
    2. Names of all authors.
    3. Affiliations of all authors. If necessary, use superscripted lowercase letters after the author's name to distinguish affiliations.
    4. Author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent, including name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
    5. An abstract has to be submitted for research papers (not for reviews) of no more than 250 words.
    6. Key words for indexing purposes (a maximum of six can be entered).


    Abbreviations must be explained the first time they are used, both in the Abstract and again in the main text.


    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

    Material and methods

    Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


    Results should be clear and concise.


    This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


    Present the conclusions of the study in a short Conclusions section.


    Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

    Funding source

    Authors are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement, it is recommended to state this. Please note that funding information must appear under the Acknowledgments heading.


    Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article.


    Authors should use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Preferred fonts: Times New Roman. Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures that these figures will appear in color online.


    Citing of references should follow the standards summarized in the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Publication Manual, which is widely used in the health and social sciences.

    For example, APA style for journal articles online:

    Author Last name, first initial. Middle initial. (Year Published). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume (Issue), page range. https://doi.org/xxxx or URL.

    After Acceptance

    Online proof correction

    To ensure a fast publication process of the article, we kindly ask authors to provide us with their proof corrections within two days. Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the email we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-chief. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.