Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Acta Medica Saliniana is an internationally peer reviewed general medical journal open to physicians and scientists from the field of biomedicine and related research.

Acta Medica Saliniana has been published continuously since 1972, bringing original scientific papers, professional papers, case reports, review articles, letters to the editor, etc. We welcome all contributions that enhance or illuminate medical sciences.

Beginning with year 2009, the journal publishes papers exclusively in English language. The international Editorial Council of the journal consists of renowned Bosnian and international experts. We do not have publication fee of any kind.

The journal appears two times per year, with one or more supplements per year. Additionally the journal publishes the Book of abstracts of some national congresses and symposia.

The journal is published by University clinical center Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Acta Medica Saliniana is indexed/included in Scopus, Index Copernicus Master Journal List, EBSCO, The Ulrich's Periodical Directory, Directory of Open Access Journals, Open J-Gate, ProQuest, Google Scholar.

ISSN: 0350-364X

eISSN: 1840-3956

Section Policies

Original papers

Editors
  • Mirza Moranjkic
  • Osman Sinanovic
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Professional papers

Editors
  • Fuad Brkic
  • Unchecked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Review papers

Editors
  • Mirza Moranjkic
  • Osman Sinanovic
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Case reports

Editors
  • Osman Sinanovic
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorials & Commentaries

Editors
  • Osman Sinanovic
  • Unchecked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters to Editor

Editors
  • Osman Sinanovic
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Conference Papers

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles will be subject to immediate screening by the Editorial Board. Members of the Editorial Board will make an initial assessment of the manuscript in order to check it for basic scientific and methodological errors. Articles may be returned to authors for revision before being sent for external peer review. Articles that do not meet the standards of the journal may be declined without further review.

Appropriate articles will be sent to up to 4 referees who have agreed to assess it rapidly. We will make every effort to reach decisions within 5 weeks of submission. If the referees have requested revisions, in general, only one revised version will be considered for further peer-review. Authors are asked to provide names and contact details for 2-4 referees. However, final selection of referees is the responsibility of the Editorial Board.

All peer review is closed - authors are not given the names of the referees of their article. Editorial Board members and referees are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. If an author is not satisfied with the decision made on their manuscript, they are welcome to contact the Editorial Office with their appeal. A second opinion on the manuscript will be sought where appropriate.

Publication Frequency

Acta Medica Saliniana is published two times per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...