Saudi Journal for Health Sciences is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal published by Taif University. The journal covers basic and applied medical and health sciences including ethical and social issues. The journal publishes Original research articles in the form of full length papers or short communications especially those with multidisciplinary nature. The journal welcomes review articles, mini-reviews, case reports, letter to the editor, guest editorial or commentaries.The journal’s full text is available online at www.saudijhealthsc.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
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Ahead of Print policy
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- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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Taif University is a Saudi Public institution of higher education, established in 2003. The university has ten colleges, including the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Science, with more than 30,000 male and female students, distributed in nine campuses inside and outside the city of Taif. As part of its commitment for the advancement of science, the upper administration of Taif University has decided to sponsor a number of scientific peer-reviewed journals to serve the purpose of availing more publication avenues to exchange information and understanding and to disseminate scientific knowledge in various fields of specializations. Of these Taif University journals, Saudi journal for Health Sciences, has been dedicated for medical and health sciences.
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The journal publishes Original research articles in the form of full length papers or short communications especially those with multidisciplinary nature. The journal welcomes review articles, mini-reviews, case reports, letter to the editor, guest editorial or commentaries.