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  About Us

 About the Society

The University of Sharjah was established in 1997 with the aim and vision to contribute to the qualities shared by renowned universities around the world. The education and research programs they offer tend to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary. The University of Sharjah is a comprehensive academic institution with a distinctive learning style and a global vision. It is a pioneer in academia, scientific research and the arts in the UAE and the GCC region. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The University of Sharjah acknowledges the critical role of scientific research towards reputation, development and advancement. With a developing interest and focus on technology transfer, we support an increased effort and commitment to enhancing quality scientific research and discovery, through the following priority objectives:

  • Support research management and dissemination.
  • Support and reward researchers, while engaging students.
  • Establish sustainable dynamic priority research areas in service of the community.
  • Expand and equip state-of the-art research facilities.
The University is fully licensed and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates; https://www.caa.ae. The Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI) in the university offers training program for surgeons from the region, in cooperation with international partners, including Johnson and Johnson and Olympus. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) is accredited as a medical training and testing center by the: Royal College of Surgeons in England, International Federation of Surgery and Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), American Heart Association, Ministry of Health in United Arab Emirates. In 2023, the University of Sharjah ranked 1st in the United Arab Emirates.

  About the Journal

Advances in Biomedical and Health Sciences, a publication of University of Sharjah, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.abhsjournal.net. The journal allows free access to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

The Advances in Biomedical and Health Sciences Journal is the official journal of the University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates. The journal is a multi-disciplinary publishing portal for the original and innovative research from the MENA region and worldwide. The Advances in Biomedical and Health Sciences journal is a peer-reviewed quarterly title that covers research in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences and medical education. The journal considers invited review and editorial articles, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, original articles, short communications, case reports, letter to editor, student articles as well as thematic issues on contemporary developments in the medical field.

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