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International Journal of Medical Students

Aims and scope

The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) is an online, triannual, peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal (ISSN 2076-6327), created to share and advance the scientific production and experiences of medical students worldwide. Our objective is to be the primary diffusion organ for medical students' research, practices, and experiences, using standards that accredit the process of scientific publication.


Responsiveness Very fast
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 6 weeks
Time to immediate reject 1 week
Publication speed Slow
Time from acceptance to print 3 weeks
Total time to publication 12 weeks
Time from submission to acceptance 9 weeks
Time from acceptance to online Not Provided


Submission fees $0

There is no submission fee

Publication or page charges $0

There is not publication fees or page charges

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Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: “By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit, review, or publish articles in the IJMS.

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General information

Publisher Executive Committee of IJMS
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Imprint University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
ISSN 2076-6327
eISSN 2076-6327
Acceptance rate 40%
Publication Frequency 3 issues/year
Publication Languages
  • English
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