About JBMS Journal Policies

The Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society (JBMS) and its Publisher, Bahrain Medical Society (BMS), follow the COPE Code of Conduct (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines) and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers and the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. As a part of this, the publication expects the authors, reviewers and editors to follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behavior contained therein.

  1. Editor Policy
  2. Author Policy
  3. Publisher Policy

Submitting the manuscript together with figures and tables, the author (authors) declares (declare) that the manuscript has not been previously published, nor has been submitted to another journal for consideration. Post acceptance of the article, the authors should submit the copyright form to JBMS. The journal will retain the copyright for any articles published in JBMS. JBMS grant any third party the right to use the article as long as they respect its integrity and credit the article's authors, citation information, and publisher.

Licensing Information
JBMS is an open access journal and licensed under Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic — CC BY-NC 2.0. This license permits users the right to copy, distribute, and publicly display the work in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, with due credit given to the author and rightful owner.

Archiving services
Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society articles are archived through Portico which is a not-for-profit digital preservation service. It provides the facility to permanently archive content of online journals and other scholarly content and ensures its accessibility to readers and authors.

Repository policy
Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society allows authors to deposit the published version of their article in their institutional or any other repository of their choice without embargo.