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  About Saudi Commission For Health Specialties

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) is the leading body of accreditation and licensing of health care professionals and training programs in Saudi Arabia. Its overall mission is to improve professional performance and skills in the Saudi health sector, and to enrich scientific development in the various fields of health sciences in the country. To achieve these roles, SCFHS regulates and provides many postgraduate education and other training opportunities in different health specialties including the Saudi Board, a number of fellowship degrees, and other training programs.
The Commission Headquarter is located in Riyadh with branches in major cities in Saudi Arabia. To know more about or reach SCFHS, please visit our website (www.scfhs.org) .

  About the journal

Journal of Health Specialties (JHS) is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal published by the Saudi Commission of Health Specialties. The journal’s full text is available online at www.thejhs.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted versions of articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts.

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, National Science Library, Netherlands ISSN center , ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus

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.


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

JHS is a multidisciplinary journal with the objective of publishing papers on the latest trends in medical education, research and healthcare professional practice. JHS welcomes scientific submission from authors in the following categories: Original Research (Basic and Clinical), Evidence based/Systematic reviews, Clinical Science and Case Reports/Reviews (with discussion), Short Communications, Letter to the Editor, Commentaries, etc.

 The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors, therefore, all submitted manuscript are processed through an expeditious double-blind peer review process. We, at the JHS, aim at completing the review process within the scheduled time frame (6-8 weeks).

 JHS believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors (when uploading the manuscript) to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals) and informed consent of subject(s) included in the manuscript. This applies to Case Report/Reviews that involve animal/human subjects and specimens.

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