About Journal

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal (AIMJ) is an open-access journal. The Journal is welcoming all medical field researchers from all over the world to submit high-quality research.

The journal is the official publication of Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Medicine in Cairo. It is periodically published every month with independent and unbiased double-blind peer-review principles.

Articles are published online when ready for publication as Article in Press. Additional issues may be published for special events.

Copyright policy: 

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, and to retain publishing rights without any restrictions.


AIMJ is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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This work is licensed under: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/  

Copyright stated here and in each published article: Copyright, The Authors published by Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-SA 4.0). 

The publication language of the journal is English. Arabic brief for the article is sometimes indicated upon editorial request only.

The journal is published online on the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) Platform and has a dynamic electronic interactive submission, reviewing, and administration system. The journal is a partner of Publons.  Researchers use Publons to track their publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile.

The journal has its unique numbers of International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) which used to identify both print and electronic versions.

It also has DOI: Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is used to uniquely identify online each journal's article. 

The journal’s target:

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal (AIMJ) invites the articles of the highest scientific quality in all fields of medicine, from all over the world. The journal publishes original articles in experimental, Academic, surgical, and clinical research.

The journal’s target includes Academic medical researchers, physicians, surgeons, and healthcare providers/professionals who are interested in or working in all medical disciplines. 

Open Access/ Article-processing charges

What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Open access journals provide 'gold' open access, meaning immediate open access to all their articles on the publisher's website. 'Gold' open access for individual articles is funded by authors, institutions, funders, or sponsors who pay open access article-processing charge (APC) after acceptance.

What types of articles will Al-Azhar International Medical Journal publish?

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal publishes Original Research, Experimental Articles, Special Topics, Follow-up Studies, Ideas & Innovations, Case Reports, Correspondence, Viewpoints, and Video articles. To enhance quality, readability and to be more competitive with other leading scientific journals, all manuscripts must conform to word-count standards for article length, references, and limited number of figure pieces. Please visit the Author Instructions for more information 

Why do authors pay article-processing charges (APC)?

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal is open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. To provide open access, the journal charges publication fees for each article published. These fees cover the expenses incurred by publication, including the peer review process, journal production and publication, and hosting and archiving fees.

Fees equal to 2500 EP (Egyptian pounds) or equivalent in US $ for each article regardless its type. AIMJ Editor-in chief offers a discounted rate 20% to authors who are in residency or teaching assistant positions at Al-Azhar University.

The APC is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 30 days by the author, funding agency or institution. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published.

Publication Fees Payment process: Payment could be processed at publisher (Al-Azhar Faculty of medicine, in Cairo or through the following bank account No: 1433071146188901012

Bank: National Bank of Egypt

Beneficiary name: Al-Azhar International Medical Journal

Amount: 2500 EGYPT pounds or Equivalent in US $

Then Authors must send to the journal a photocopy of the payment.

to the email: aimj@azhar.edu.eg

Please, if possible, also send a message (either phone message, WhatsApp, or Signal) photocopy of the payment to the Secretary phone number:  +20 111 279 6299