Frequently Asked Questions

The RMJ is ‘Open Access’, but what does this mean?

‘Open Access’ means that all of our content is available to anyone who wishes to access it. We take pride in the fact that our content is completely free, allowing researchers, healthcare professionals and the public unrestricted access to the most up-to-date research.

How often does The RMJ publish a journal?

Our journal is published three times a year, so there is never too long to wait!

How do I search for content in my specialty area?

To search for content using any specific keyword phrase, you can do so using the search bar in the top right corner of the screen when you’re on our website.

Do you have a guideline for authors?

If you’re interested in becoming an author with The RMJ, but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at our author guidelines here.

Does it cost to submit an article?

We’re proud to say that with The RMJ, there are no fees involved in publication and, as an open-access journal; it’s free for anyone to read too.

How do I submit an article to The RMJ?

All manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system, where you will find step by step instructions on how to register for an account and submit your paper. However, if you have any problems do contact usOnce your paper has been successfully submitted, you will be notified, and it will be allocated a manuscript number which you must keep for any future correspondence.

Is The RMJ peer-reviewed?

All submissions to The RMJ are initially reviewed by the Editorial team. At this stage, papers may be rejected without peer review if they do not meet our guidelines or are not within the scope of the journal. This ensures that authors are given a quick decision if their paper is unsuitable. Papers that are suitable will be sent for peer review to a minimum of two independent reviewers in a double-blinded process. Papers will be selected for publication based on peer review feedback, compliance of the author in making the necessary modifications, and our Editor-in-Chief’s discretion. Articles that fail peer review will be rejected.

Is The RMJ indexed anywhere?

Our journal is currently indexed in Index Copernicus. Our next major target is to be indexed in Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which we will begin working in the coming quarter.

Is there a print version of The RMJ?

Yes! The RMJ is currently available as print version also, though we are seriously planning to make our journal available in complete digital format only. This means that you’ll always have us in your pocket and we’ll be doing our bit to help the environment.

Can I submit a manuscript that was published elsewhere?

No. Manuscript must be unique and should not be published elsewhere.

How do I subscribe to The RMJ?

To subscribe to The RMJ, just fill out the mailing list form available at the bottom of every page. You will then receive a welcome email informing you of the successful subscription.

How much does it cost to subscribe?

Subscribing to The RMJ is completely free – we promise! We are an open-access medical journal, so there is neither a monthly cost, nor a one-off payment.

How do I unsubscribe?

We never want to see you go, but if you would like to unsubscribe from The RMJ, you can send an email to stating ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject.