ISSN (Print): 2414-2433 ISSN (Online): 2788-5682
“ANNALS OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (AAHS)” is the official journal of Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar Pakistan and is published from KMU Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pakistan. The journal is recongnised by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is a PEER REVIEWED journal and follows the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, updated on www.icmje.org. Annals of Allied Health Sciences is one of the poineers Allied Health Sciences Journals which adopted fully online article submission, tracking and peer review system. The journal is published on controlled circulation basis and distributed among the faculty of all Medical/Allied Health colleges and tertiary referral centers, main libraries and medical universities throughout Pakistan.
AIMS AND SCOPE
Annals of Allied Health Sciences (AAHS) is a peer reviewed, open access, multi-disciplinary medical journal that publishes scientific research articles related to medical sciences.
AAHS cover a wide range of medical fields including basic medical sciences, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, psychology, public health and allied health sciences.
Target audience of AAHS is medical graduates, post-graduates, post-doctoral, and health professionals. AAHS publishes original research papers, narrative and systematic review articles, case reports, short communication, special communication, editorials and letters to the editor by scholars of biomedical sciences.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Annals of Allied Health Sciences (AAHS) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. There is no subscription charges for accessing or downloading full text articles published in the journal. The work of this journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
Annals of Allied Health Sciences is a peer reviewed journal following double blind peer review system. The manuscript with publication potential will be sent to TWO subject experts for peer review. Based on its quality, novelty, and relevance for publication peer reviewer will evaluate the suitability of the article for publication. A reviewer is given a period of minimum 4 weeks to go through a manuscript and send the suggestions to the editor. A reminder from the editor will be generated if the editor fails to review on time, with additional 4 weeks’ time for review to be completed. If a reviewer is unable to meet the period agreed upon or he declines to review the manuscript, the manuscript will be sent to another reviewer.
The editors have established a system for rapid review of especially important manuscripts. This may include review only by editors or asking reviewers to complete their evaluations within a shorter period of time than is allowed routinely. Authors who seek rapid review should explain why their manuscripts merit such review.
Reviewers are instructors to authors and editors. Suggestions with respect to acceptance, revision or rejection of manuscripts may be provided by the editors to reviewers. Editors will acknowledge the recommendations made by the reviewers, but final decision will be taken by editor. Suggestions in the manuscript would be returned to authors for reconsideration. Authors will be granted a two weeks’ time period to make corrections as suggested by the reviewers. Authors will be asked to send a detailed covering letter addressing the issues pointed out by the reviewers with a point-by-point answer describing the corrections done/ reasons for not doing so. If manuscript is found satisfying by authors and editors, it will be accepted for publication in the coming issue. Editors holds the right to make amendments in the accepted article according to format of journal. The journal has a panel of experts on board with variety of knowledge and different viewpoints.
Currently, there is no processing or publication charges.
All manuscript submitted to the journal undergo plagiarism check via Turnitin software.
The maximum text matching allowed in the journal is 19%.
COPY RIGHT INFORMATION
Authors retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means including twitter, scholarly collaboration networks like Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Twitter, and any other professional or academic networking sites.Authors also retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions. The journal allows authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice.