About the Journal

Journal of the Faculty of Medicine – University of Baghdad

A peer-reviewed journal published Quarterly by the College of Medicine –Baghdad University

ISSN:   0041-9419

E-ISSN: 2410-8057

The Journal is interested in the publication of clinical and basic medical research.

The first issue of this Journal was published under the name of (Journal of the Royal Iraqi Medical College) in April /1936, approved by the council of the College as a general journal dealing with the news of the college and a few scientific articles to encourage the teaching staff for research publication. The journal was published randomly and ceased during World War II due to financial difficulties.

In 1946 Prof. Dr. Hashim Al Witri, the college dean, assigned republication of the journal and urged the teaching staff to participate and publish their research in the journal. Despite his effort, the journal remained irregular in publication. In 1959  Prof. Dr. Faisal Al-Sabih became the Editor in Chief of the journal when he returned from the United Kingdom and was appointed to the teaching staff, restructured the journal and changed its name to (The Journal of the Faculty of Medicine) and used a new scientific system for publication of articles.

The first issue of the new series started in June 1959. The journal continued to be published regularly since then without interruption (four issues during the year). The journal became registered with the international number (ISSN) in 2000 and entered many important international indexes.

After 2003, the journal continued despite the difficulties involved in every aspect of the country. By the beginning of 2004, the journal progressed through a series of changes to reach a level recognized internationally.

After 2010 the journal became published electronically with the same edited issues.


Current Issue

Vol. 65 No. 3 (2023): Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad
Published: 2023-10-02


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The Aim, and Scope of the Journal:

Journal of the Faculty of Medicine – University of Baghdad is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the College of Medicine –Baghdad University.

Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad is a medical journal. We consider papers in clinical medicine, public health, and epidemiology. Our focus is on research that is relevant to patients and clinicians and papers in basic sciences (Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Community Medical sciences, etc....).

All Reviews, Original, Case Reports, and Short Communications have accepted research types for submission in our journal.

Our objective is to provide a home for all properly conducted medical research to be fully reported, after a rigorous and transparent peer review process.

Publishing online research once the article is ready for publication, after a fully double-blind peer review publishing procedure.  


Open Access policy:

The journal is an open-access journal  ; therefore there are no applied fees for downloading, reading, and sharing the published papers by professors, instructors, researchers, and interested workers

 , Since the journal applies for the Creative Commons license ( a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license).

    Creative Commons License  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

The Journal is indexed in Crossref Depositing Agency  


The journal is registered in  the Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ       

The Journal is indexed in Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals, IASJ


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 The Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad registered with Google Scholar

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 The Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad registered with the Iraqi National Library and Archive (INLA)