The initial appraisal of each manuscript is made by the Editors. In case the topic, treatment and geographical focus fit to journal’s aims and objectives, the anonymised manuscript is assigned to peer-reviewers.

Once the reviewers have decided, i.e. acceptance, revision, or rejection of your manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision.

We apply a double-blind peer review, meaning that the author's name and affiliation are not made public to the referee. The referee's name and affiliation are also not revealed to the author.

Review requests are sent to peers that are qualified to assess the works in terms of the relevance of their thematic, theoretical, methodological, and/or geographic expertise. In cases of desk-rejections, the argumentation will be motivated, but cannot unfortunately be extended and detailed. A rejection based on the outcome of a review process will be backed up by the actual reviews, and a motivation by the editor.

A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within 7 weeks of submission, although delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this process. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. If reviewers recommend revision of the manuscript, authors are requested to resubmit their revisions within eight weeks after receiving the notification. They are asked to then also submit a letter (as attachment to the notify editor e-mail) with a detailed description of how they have responded to the separate issues raised by the reviewers.

Occasionally, Medicus invites guest-editors who wish to organize a special feature. In such cases, the guest-editors are responsible for setting up and carrying out the review process. After completion of the review process, they will issue an editorial advice. Also in this case, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision.

Book reviews are not submitted to peer review. In this case, the book review editor is responsible for the decision to publish a review.

Open Access Policy

Medicus is an open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The main principles of open access we support are:

  • peer - reviewed literature should be freely available without subscription or price barriers;
  • literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period); and
  • published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.

Medicus accepts and is guided by the BOAI definition of open access:  http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations

"By 'open access' to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."

Copyright Policy

Medicus journal does not charge any submission and processing fees and the authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. All materials are published under an open-access license that gives authors permanent ownership of their work.

Published source must be acknowledged. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The journal editors are not responsible for any possible violations of existing copyright in articles published in the journal all responsibility is on the authors of those articles. The journal or publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

Medicus - A short story

The first issue of the Medicus Journal was published by the Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences at the European University of Tirana in 2018. The first issue of Medicus was published shortly after the foundation of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at EUT, with the contribution of 12 scientific researchers and their scientific works. Following, in its second issue, Medicus published the works of the XVIIIth Congress of the Albanian Association of Hematology, following the cooperation with scientific research professionals.

The founding team led by EUT executives under the contemporary vision of the Chairman of the Board of Administration, Mr. Henri Çili created a new standard for academic publications in Albania following the example of other outstanding medical journals.

Editor-in-Chief of the Medicus Journal is Prof. Dr. Isuf Kalo, who brings his western European academic and professional experience, in order to serve to the standards and high quality of Medicus publications.

The west-based model of the Medicus, focused on academic rigor and open to different methodologies and theories, will turn it into an attractive academic oasis for spreading knowledge, advancement, and debate in contemporary medical research.

Scientific research is encouraged not only for the EUT staff but also collaborators of Medicus journal, professionals of the same fields and medical specialists, academic staff of the public and private education institutions in Albania and beyond.

The magazine is published in English and is equipped with ISSN 2663-7758.

Medicus ISSN 2663-7758 is a revised international journal, published twice a year by the European University of Tirana, Albania.

Medicus is committed to promoting the latest scientific approaches, innovations in the fields of medical sciences, aiming at the highest academic standards.

Medicus publishes authentic researches in the field of medical sciences, which are of interest to doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, imaging technicians, pharmacists, dentists, and all other professionals who contribute to the contemporary medicine studies.

The editorial board of Medicus is composed of prominent professionals, with experience and contributions in relevant fields, in the service of quality assurance and the highest academic standards.

Each publication of the Medicus journal contains useful and important scientific articles which have an instant impact to professionals, authentic scientific studies which have direct clinical relevance, as well as scientific papers on health care, medical education, and public policy issues.

Medicus also publishes studies conducted by research groups on various disciplines of medicine, including clinical studies and cohort studies.

Medicus is a multidisciplinary journal and as such includes a wide range of fields of study in medical sciences such as internal medicine, medicine of specialties, public health, nursing, physiotherapy, imaging, pharmaceuticals, oral health etc.

Medicus encourages young researchers and doctoral candidates to send their articles for publication.

Editor-in-Chief:

Prof.Dr.Isuf Kalo – European University of Tirana

Editor:

Prof.Dr.Fedhon Meksi- European University of Tirana

Members of the Editorial Board:

Prof.Dr. Pirro Prifti - European University of Tirana

Prof.Dr.Aleksandër Dhima- European University of Tirana

Prof. Asoc.Dr.Voltisa Lama- European University of Tirana

Prof.Dr.Nestor Thereska - European University of Tirana

Prof.Dr.Arben Ivanaj-University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”

Prof.Dr.Bajram Hysa-Medical University of Tirana

Prof.Dr.Edvin Prifti- Medical University of Tirana  

Editorial Assistant:

Brunilda Mezani, Msc - European University of Tirana

Rajmonda Ballkoci, Msc - European University of Tirana

Web Admin:
Gersi Mirashi, MSc – European University of Tirana