Medicus

AIMS AND SCOPE

Medicus (ISSN: 2663-7758) is an international blind peer-reviewed journal, published in English, twice a year by the European University of Tirana, Albania.
The first issue of the Medicus Journal was published by the Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences at the European University of Tirana in 2018, shortly after the establishment of the Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences, with the contribution of 12 scientific researchers.
The west-based model of the Medicus, focused on academic rigor and open to different methodologies and theories, will turn it into an attractive academic oasis for spreading knowledge, advancement, and debate in contemporary medical research.
Medicus is committed to promoting the latest scientific approaches, innovations in the fields of medical sciences, aiming at the highest academic standards. Medicus publishes authentic researches in the field of medical sciences, which are of interest to doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, imaging technicians, pharmacists, dentists, and all other healthcare professionals who contribute to the contemporary medicine studies.
Each publication of the Medicus journal contains useful and important scientific articles which have an instant impact to professionals, authentic scientific studies which have direct clinical relevance, as well as scientific papers on health care, medical education, and public policy issues. Medicus also publishes studies conducted by research groups on various disciplines of medicine, including clinical studies and cohort studies.
Medicus is a multidisciplinary journal and as such includes a wide range of fields of study in medical sciences such as: internal medicine, a broad spectrum of clinical specialties, public health, nursing, physiotherapy, imaging, pharmaceuticals, oral health, etc. Medicus encourages young researchers and doctoral candidates to send their articles for publication. Scientific research is encouraged not only for the EUT staff, but also collaborators of Medicus journal, professionals of the same fields and healthcare specialists, academic staff of the public and private education Institutions in Albania and beyond.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Medicus is an open-access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content. The 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. The main principles of open access we support are: •peer-reviewed literature should be freely available without subscription or price barriers; •literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period); and •published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.
Medicus accepts and is guided by the BOAI definition of open access: http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations
“By ‘open access to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”