Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Publication Ethics

- 2022/05/15

Publication Ethics at the Journal of Umm Al-Qura University for Medical Sciences (JUQUMS)


All manuscripts must contain the following

  • Ethical approval and consent to participate (if applicable)

  • Consent for publication


Ethical approval and consent to participate

Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data, or human tissue must:

  • include a statement on ethical approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived).

  • include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate.

Studies involving animals must include a statement on ethics approval.

If your manuscript does not report on or involve the use of any animal or human data or tissue, please state “Not applicable” in this section.


Consent for publication

If your manuscript contains individual person’s data in any form (including any individual details, images, or videos), consent for publication must be obtained from that person, or in the case of children, their parent, or legal guardian. All presentations of case reports must have consent for publication.

Institutional consent form could be used. The form should not send to us on submission, but we may request to see a copy at any stage (including after publication).

If your manuscript does not contain data from any individual person, please state “Not applicable” in this section.


Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that the work submitted is original, and if the authors have adopted the work or words of others must be duly cited or quoted. JUQUMS does not tolerate plagiarism, data, or figure manipulation. iThenticate, a plagiarism detection software, is used to verify the manuscript's originality. A similarity score between 1-15%  is acceptable in a manuscript. Similarities above 15% will not be recognized for publication.