Editorial process

  • All articles submitted to the journal undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor or a member of the editorial board. If considered suitable for peer review, articles are then assessed by two reviewers to evaluate their suitability for publication.
  • SJMS operates a double-blind peer review model, in which neither the author nor the reviewer knows the identity of the other.
  • If a reviewer does not respond within two weeks, a reminder is sent to them. If they again do not respond, another reviewer is assigned.
  • The reviewer reports are returned to the editor.
  • The editor decides whether to reject, return with minor or major suggestions for improvements and resubmission, or accept.
  • If the editor decides that improvements are needed, the paper is sent back to the authors.
  • The authors make the suggested corrections.
  • Authors will receive a decision.

If accepted, the manuscript will then undergo the following steps:

  • Proofing and typesetting
  • Author checks
  • Editor checks
  • Galley proof preparation
  • Final checks
  • Publishing online

Reviewer suggestions

Authors can suggest two potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may identify appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal as potential reviewers.

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, KnE Publishing 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.

Article processing charges and fees

This journal is a diamond Open Access journal. This means the journal is published Open Access and if your article is accepted for publication you will not have to pay an article processing charge (APC ) — publication is free of costs.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Omdurman Islamic University (OIU), Sudan, covers the APCs for authors looking to publish their research in the journal. However, a fee shall be payable for hard copies when requested.

Copyright and Open Access policies

This is an Open Access journal. All published articles are freely available on the journal website without any charge. 

All of the articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), where authors retain the copyright of their work, and this license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

To provide proper attribution when citing articles in this journal, please include:

  • Author names
  • Full article title
  • Journal title
  • Publication year
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Pagination 

SJMS Partners

The Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA) is a key strategic partner of SJMS. You can find more information about SAMA at their website: sama-sd.org.