Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (SQUMJ) is a leading, internationally peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published quarterly online with free access to full-text articles. Our mission is to advance medical knowledge and practice by publishing groundbreaking research and fostering global collaboration in healthcare.


The journal aims to catalyse biomedical innovation by acting as a global conduit for pioneering research and novel medical discoveries that translate into enhanced clinical practices and patient outcomes. SQUMJ seeks to bridge regional and global perspectives, providing a platform for medical research that integrates health insights from Oman, the Gulf, and beyond with international medical advancements. Moreover, the journal aspires to enhance healthcare awareness by disseminating critical updates and developments in medical science, fostering informed decision-making among health professionals worldwide.


SQUMJ encompasses a broad spectrum of medical fields, including but not limited to clinical practice, public health, medical education, biomedical sciences, and health policy. The journal publishes innovative research articles, systematic reviews, critical insights, and case studies that address current challenges and emerging trends in medicine. Emphasizing research with significant implications for global health, SQUMJ aims to influence medical practice, policy development, and public health strategies across diverse healthcare systems.


Committed to accessibility, SQUMJ ensures completely free access for both authors and readers, removing barriers to publishing and disseminating high-quality medical research. The journal upholds a stringent double-blinded peer-review process to maintain the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity. Welcoming contributions from researchers and practitioners worldwide, SQUMJ promotes a rich exchange of ideas and fosters international collaborations.


SQUMJ's archiving policy is based on PubMedCentral (PMC). All published articles are preserved on the PMC database, ensuring the long-term availability and accessibility of our content. This archiving strategy guarantees that our research remains freely accessible and preserved for future generations.


SQUMJ is completely FREE OF CHARGE for both authors to publish and readers to access articles, thanks to our publisher, Sultan Qaboos University, for fully funding the Journal.

SQUMJ is indexed in PubMed, SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Al Manhal database of Arab journals, and the WHO Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.