Journal Title:  Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences

Journal Abbreviation: Sud J Med Sc

Acronyms: SJMS, Sudan JMS

Year of First Publication: 2006

Frequency: Every 3 months

Publisher: Knowledge E

Type of publication: Periodical

Language: English

PISSN: 1858-5051

EISSN:  1858-8530

DOI Prefix:

Owned By: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Omdurman Islamic University

Broad Subject Term(s): Medical Sciences

Open Access: Yes

Electronic Links:

Aims and Scope

Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences (SJMS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing high-quality original papers in clinical medicine and basic sciences. SJMS publishes the following article types: original research articles, review articles, case reports, letters to the Editor, short communications, and commentaries.

SJMS aims to improve clinical care, guide further research in Sudan, and help in the solution of health challenges that face Sudan and the regional area. It provides national, regional and international forum for encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and contributing to the advancement of medicine, benefiting readers and authors by accelerating the dissemination of research information and providing maximum access to scholarly communication.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, covers the cost of publication on behalf of authors upon acceptance of their articles and supports the journal. SJMS was founded in 2006 and is published every three months since then.

Abstract and Indexing

SJMS is indexed in the following databases:

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • African Journals Online (AJOL)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ-Seal)
  • Microsoft Academic Search
  • Google Scholar
  • African Index Medicus
  • IMEMR Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Long-term Archiving

To preserve the scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain available to future generations of scholars and researchers, Knowledge E content is archived in Portico, a not-for-profit organization with a mission and singular focus to provide a permanent archive of electronic scholarly content. Portico representative offices are located in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Editorial Process

On receipt, the Editor will evaluate the article. If it meets our publication interest it will be sent out for double-blind peer-review (the reviewers are not informed of the names of the authors, and the authors are not told who has reviewed their article). Depending on the reviewer comments the Editor will make a decision:

  • Accept in present form
  • Accept after minor revision
  • Re-Submit after major revision
  • Reject
SJMS adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All papers in this journal have been screened for plagiarism using the Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate.

Work Flow

  • E-submission
  • Initial screening of the checklists, journal format, plagiarism
  • Chief Editor assigns an associate editor for each article
  • Associate editor
    • sends the manuscript to reviewer
    • sends to the reviewer’s comments to the author
    • confirms the update and
    • sends the manuscript to the chief editor for final approval
  • Author proofreads and approves the final version
  • The manuscript is published

Publication Fees

Authors do not pay any processing or publication fees to the journal. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, covers the cost of publication on behalf of authors upon acceptance of their articles and supports the journal.

Advertisement Policy

Advertisements are important for us to be able to keep all content free for everyone, to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content from an ethical perspective:

  • We reserve the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.
  • Pharmaceutical products must follow all regulations and policies of the Food and Drug administration of Sudan.
  • Bodies interested in advertising their products or services in the print copies of the journal or on its website are encouraged to contact the editorial office. The acceptance will be discussed by the editorial board and approved by the publisher.
  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.


Liability: Neither the publisher nor the editors will be legally liable for advertisements presented in the journal. In addition, they cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information provided.

Endorsement: The publisher and the editors do not endorse any products or services that are advertised.

Disclaimer: Neither the publisher nor the authors will be legally liable for any of the content of advertisements, so readers must keep this in mind when reading or seeing advertisements.