Editorial Policy

Name of Journal:

KIU Journal of Health Sciences (KJHS). KIU Journal of Health Sciences is published two times in a year (April-May and October-November).


With regard to authorship guidelines, KJHS subscribes to the recommendations of the International Committee of Journal of Health Sciences Editors (ICMJE). Guidelines based on those of ICMJE are as follows: All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.

Authorship credit should be based on 

  • substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 
  • drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 
  • final approval of the version to be published. Conditions 1, 2 and 3 must all be met 

Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship. In the case of publications arising from research conducted by students, and where the student has done the majority of the work, the student will normally be the first author. Second/last authorship is appropriate for the supervisor provided the conditions outlined in the preceding paragraph are met. Second/last authorship is not acceptable if the supervisor only provides encouragement, physical facilities, financial support, critiques or editorial contributions.

Authors should be able to provide a description of what each contributed. All others who contributed to the work who are not authors should be included in the “Acknowledgements section”, and what they did should be described. Authorship of multi-centre studies is attributed to a group. All members of the group who are named as authors should meet the authorship criteria listed above. Group members who do not meet these criteria should be listed, with their permission in the “Acknowledgements section”. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Authors should be prepared to explain the order in which authors are listed.