Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences


Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (OAMJMS) [formerly known as Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences] is a top-tier open access medical science journal published by the ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Naroden Front No. 13/45, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. OAMJMS is an international, modern, general medical journal covering all areas in the medical sciences, from basic studies to large clinical trials and cost-effectiveness analyses. We publish mostly human studies that substantially enhance our understanding of disease epidemiology, etiology, and physiology; the development of prognostic and diagnostic technologies; trials that test the efficacy of specific interventions and those that compare different treatments; and systematic reviews. We aim to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice. We publish occasional studies in animal models when they report outstanding research findings that are highly clinically relevant. Our audience is the international medical community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world. OAMJMS is published quarterly online version.


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OAMJMS was included in Europe PMC


Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (OAMJMS) was included in Europe PMC (

The core mission of Europe PMC ( is to build open, full-text scientific literature resources and support innovation by engaging users, enabling contributors and integrating related research data.

Europe PMC does this primarily by providing access and adding value to over 29 million abstracts and 3 million full-text articles. Europe PMC is a partner in PMC International (PMCi), along with PMC USA and PMC Canada (, which means that full-text content is shared by and available from any of these three nodes. The main Europe PMC database is hosted at EMBL-EBI, where this core full-text collection is extended with all PubMed abstracts, selected Agricola abstracts (, international patents from the European Patent Office and abstracts from several other smaller sources.

I hope this information will be recognized as an improvement of the quality of the published papers in OAMJMS (

We hope that you will select Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences as the outlet for your work and look forward to your next submission.

Posted: 2016-06-19

OAMJMS included in PubMed database


Besides the inclusion of your full paper in the PubMed Central database, the abstract of your paper was indexed also in PubMed database. You can find your paper indexed in the PubMed database at the following URL address:

I hope this information will be recognised as an improvement of the quality of the published papers in OAMJMS (

We hope that you will select Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences as the outlet for your work and look forward to your next submission.

Posted: 2016-06-19

Rejection experiences

The number of researchers participating in SciRev keeps growing. There are already over 3000 peer review experiences available at our website that can be used to compare the performance of journals.

We are very happy with this achievement. However, we observe an over-representation of reviews of accepted papers. Given that over half of journal submissions ends in a rejection, this might give a somewhat distorted view of reality.

To paint a more realistic picture, we invite you to share one or more rejection experiences at SciRev.

You can do so at by searching for the journal and clicking on the green “submit review” button. The only information you need are the dates of (re)submission and of the editor's decision(s).

By sharing our experiences, we can help each other find an effective journal to publish our work.

Kind regards,
Janine Huisman & Jeroen Smits

Posted: 2016-06-19

OAMJMS included in PubMed Central database


With great pleasure, I would like to inform you that Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (OAMJMS) was included in the PubMed Central database (  PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Posted: 2016-06-09
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2016: OnlineFirst (OAMJMS)

Table of Contents

Basic Science

Dharma Lindarto, Shierly Shierly, Santi Syafril
Ahmed I. Abd Elneam, Nahla M. Mansour, Nayel A. Zaki, Mohamed A. Taher
Ahmed Atwa, Rehab Hegazy, Nermeen Shaffie, Neamat Yassin, Sanaa Kenawy
Elizabeth Finbarrs-Bello, Emmanuel Nebeuwa Obikili, Esom Emmanuel Anayochukwu, Anyanwu Emeka Godson
Nayera E. Hassan, Sahar A. El-Masry, Tarek Farid, Aya Khalil

Clinical Science

Ali Ibrahim Ali Al-Ezzy
Yasser A. Elhosary, Saleh M. Saleh, Wafaa M. Ezzat, Dirk-André Clevert
Salahuddin Khan, Tariq Hussain, Najma Salahuddin, Salahuddin Mehreen
Slavica Arsova, Gabriela Kopaceva Barsova
Ayman E. Eskander, Nevine R. El Baroudy, Amira S. El Refay
Gabriela Kopacheva-Barsova, Nikola Nikolovski
Kanaan Mansoor, Saba Shahnawaz, Mariam Rasool, Huwad Chaudhry, Gul Ahuja, Sara Shahnawaz
Mariya Angelova Angelova, Emil Kovachev, Veselina Tsankova, Iliana Koleva, Silvia Mangarova
Gabriela Kopacheva-Barsova, Slavica Arsova
Mariya Angelova Angelova, Ivan Todorov, Emil Kovachev
Lenche Neloska, Katerina Damevska, Andjelka Nikolchev, Lidija Pavleska, Biljana Petreska-Zovic, Milenko Kostov
Sanja Petrusevska-Marinkovic, Irena Kondova-Topuzovska, Zvonko Milenkovic, Goran Kondov, Ankica Anastasovska

Case Report

Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Vesna Gerasimovska, Vesna Livrinova
Erieta Nikolikj Dimitrova, Ivana Božinovikj, Simona Ristovska, Aleksandra Hadzieva Pejcikj, Aleksandra Kolevska, Mirjeta Hasani
Mariya Angelova Angelova, Emil Kovachev, Nikolai Todorov
Slavica Arsova, Nensi Manusheva, Gabriela Kopacheva-Barsova, Stojan Bajraktarov


Maha I. Abdelfattah, Sherine A. Nasry, Amani A. Mostafa
Aala Emara, Adel Abou ElFetouh, Maha Hakam, Basma Mostafa
Amani Ramadan Moussa, Wessam Mohamed Dehis, Asmaa Nabil Elboraey, Hisham Samir ElGabry

Public Health

Ola Sayed Ali, Nadia Badawy, Sanaa Rizk, Hend Gomaa, Mai Sabry Saleh
Marjan Dzeparoski, Suzana Trajkovic-Jolevska
Nagat Mohamed Amer, Zeinab M. Monir, Mai Sabry Saleh, Heba Mahdy-Abdallah, Salwa Farouk Hafez

Review Article

Marija Bozhinovska, Gordana Taleska, Andrej Fabian, Maja Šoštarič
Tanja Makazlieva, Olivija Vaskova, Venjamin Majstorov
Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska-Kostovska

Letter to the Editor

Viroj Wiwanitkit