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 field 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 modelling.


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 blind, unbiased, independent critical evaluation.

The review process is as follows:

First, an executive editor checks the article for its suitability to be published in the journal, according to its scope. Furthermore, in this step, the articles are checked for plagiarism with

Next, the editor assigns the article to two independent reviewers, selected based on their field of expertise to match the content of the article, to critically appraise the paper. The reviewers are selected from our database of reviewers or requests e-mail to become reviewer are sent to experts in the field of the article. The article is sent to them and they are asked to perform the review. If they consider they don't have enough expertise on the article content, or if they decline the review, another reviewer is asked to help with the review.

Subsequently, the reviewers assess the article, writes their comments to the author and to the editor and give their recommendations.

At the end of the round of reviewing, the editor makes the decision: accept the submission, revisions are required, resubmit 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 when the manuscript is identified with high similarity to other manuscripts/papers when the editor decline submission immediately and the article is not entering anymore in the reviewing process.

The editorial process will continue with other rounds of reviewing (in case revisions are required) till the final decision is made (to accept the article or to decline it). 


Publication Frequency

Four issues per year (MarchJuneSeptember and December). 


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 exchange of knowledge.


Copyright and Licensing

Copyright of all articles published in Applied Medical Informatics is retained by the authors.

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 mention to the editorial office of the Applied Medical Informatics at submission and will be granted at the discretion of the publisher.


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Journal Sponsorship


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

Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics