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Your journal is a young journal that I feel has set out on the correct
foot, such as the constitution of the editorial board and professionalism of
the website. I wish you and your colleagues success.
I would like to take this opportunity to make a few suggestions.
First, that you have or will develop a strategy for installing a journal
management system. That is a major undertaking, and it needs various resources.
Second, I appreciate the effort you have put into obtaining author
contribution details. That is badly needed in Libya. But I find the form
confusing, and if I was faced with it I wouldn’t be sure about how to fill it
in. In this context, I suggest that you also align the author contributions
with those specified by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Substantial contributions to the conception or (in the form
is written “of”) design of the work; OR the
acquisition (this is missing), analysis, or interpretation of data for the
Also, in “All contributions who do not meet
the criteria,” change who to that.
I have on a number of occasions criticized the increasing growth
of new journals, but in this case I feel it will be a welcome addition.
Amin Bredan, PhD