About the Journal


Focus and Scope

Applied Medical Informatics (Appl Med Inform) publishes original papers, reviews, perspectives, editorials, reports, and bibliographies in the fields of medical informatics and application of ICT in healthcare as well as in the area of methodology for medical research and clinical studies, dealing with medical data processing; medical signal and image processing; statistics applied in healthcare and medicine; information systems in health care; processing and expert systems; simulation and modeling.


Peer Review Process

 Being of utter importance for filtering high-quality research and for maintaining journal focus, peer review is systematically used for all papers sent to our journal.

 All papers submitted to the journal are subjected to single blind (only reviewers are anonymous), unbiased, independent critical evaluation. The review process is as follows:

  • First, according to its scope, the executive editor checks the article for its suitability to be published in the journal. Furthermore, the articles are checked for plagiarism in this step with Sistemantiplagiat.ro.
  • Next, the editor assigns the article to two independent reviewers to critically appraise the paper. The reviewers are selected based on their field of expertise to match the article's content from the journal database of reviewers, or requests e-mail to become reviewers are sent to experts in the field of the article. The reviewers are asked to evaluate the article if they do not have any competing interests. If they consider they do not have enough expertise on the article content or decline the review, another reviewer is asked to help with the review.
  • Subsequently, the reviewers assess the article, write their comments to the author and the editor, and give their recommendations.At the end of the reviewing round, the editor decides: accept the submissionrevisions are requiredresubmit for review, or decline submission. The decision will be sent to the author along with the comments from the reviewers and the editor. The exception from this flow applies in the case of Editorials and Commentaries when the manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and the executive editor or editorial board members will decide the publication of the material. 


Publication Frequency

Four issues per year (March, June, SeptemberDecember).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge exchange.


Copyright and Licensing

The authors retain the copyright of all articles published in Applied Medical Informatics.

Articles, excepting exceptional circumstances, are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. CC BY allows users to copy, to create extracts, abstracts and new works from the Article, to alter and revise the Article, and to make commercial use of the Article (including reuse and/or resale of the Article by commercial entities), provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, indicates if changes were made and the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.


Exceptional circumstances allow licensing an article published in Applied Medical Informatics differently. Any specific condition, such as one linked to funding that does not allow the CC BY license, must be mentioned to the Applied Medical Informatics editorial office at submission and will be granted at the publisher's discretion.


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Journal Sponsorship

Publisher: "Iuliu Haţieganu" Publishing House


Faculty of Medicine, "Iuliu Hațieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics