The Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics (CAJMHE) is an online-only platinum open-access peer-reviewed journal in the fields of medicine and health policy. The Journal is funded and published by South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

eISSN 2708-9800

Title abbreviation: Cent Asian J Med Hypotheses Ethics

DOI prefix: 10.47316

Published from the year 2019

Frequency: quarterly (March, June, September, December)

Languages: English, Kazakh, Russian

Certificate of State registration № 17559-Ж (22.02.2019)

Aims and scope: The Journalwill publish evidence-based articles presenting innovative ideas, medical hypotheses, and problems with research and publication ethics in Central Asia. Early career researchers will be supported by editors of the Journal in their attempts to systematically and comprehensively analyze literature in their field of interest and formulate their working hypotheses. Drafting a hypothesis and planning related research study is the first major step for a scientific author. The author should consider a number of research and publication ethics at the start of the work to avoid major issues and rejections at the final stage of the research work and publication. The Journal will be an online forum for those who struggle to justify novelty and practical significance of their research. The articles selected through rigorous internal and external peer review process will be published and promoted by highly skilled responsible and digital editors of the edition.

Editor-in-Chief: Marlen Yessirkepov, Departments of Biology and Biochemistry, South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

The editorial board includes leading Kazakh medical experts and collaborators from all over the world (Iran, Japan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, United States, Ukraine).

Editorial policies and peer review are based on relevant and professional standards:

Peer review is a transparent, independent, and professional editorial process (Double-blind peer review model with at least 2 external reviewers) based on:

All reviewers are officially acknowledged annually by listing their names.

Journal Policies based on high ethical and professional standards. See more Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement (Ethical obligations of the Journals’ Editorial Board, Ethical obligations of authors, Ethical obligations of reviewers).

Instructions for authors

License terms: The authors are the holders of the copyright. They allow the publisher to publish their manuscript as a primary article. All the published articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CCBY 4.0), which permits freely copying and redistributing the material.

Authors charges and Open access policy: This Journal provides full immediate open access upon publication. There are no submission, publication, and reading charges (Diamond Open Access publishing model). Full-text access to scientific articles of the journal is presented on the official website in Archives.

The Journal employs the platinum open access model; there are no processing or publication charges for the authors. Our readers can access published articles freely. All contents are available fully and immediately upon publication.

Adherence to declarations and statements:

Archiving: The Journal will be archived at digital repositories and national archives in Central Asian countries. All copies of the Journal are archived by the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan and reposited at the repository of South Kazakhstan Medical Academy.

Journal listed/indexed by DOAJ, CAS, CABI, PhilPapers+, ERIH PLUS,

All efforts of the staff members will be aimed at supporting the contributors and guiding them through myriads of literature searches, hypothesis generation, and research and publications ethics. The main focus will be on issues of regional importance. The authors will benefit from publishing and promoting their articles on an exemplary and highly functional online platform of the Journal, which is linked with Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. The editors will comment and analyze the published articles using the same journal and regional news outlets.

The Journal will consist of several sections presenting information in English to involve the global readership in the post-publication scientific communication. The authors in the Central Asian region struggling to present their ideas in English are invited to submit their articles in Kazakh or Russian languages with well-structured abstracts in English. The editors will regularly publish didactic articles to familiarize the readership with terminology of medical hypotheses, research and publication ethics and upgrade their scientific communication skills.

The editors of the Journal will be working closely with experts of Scopus, Web of Science, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and other online databases and libraries to increase visibility of the published works and track related traditional and alternative metrics. 

Editorial Contacts

Address: South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Al-Farabi Square 1/1, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, 160019
Phone: 747-156-00-33 (Contact person: Marlen Yessirkepov)