About the Journal

Annales Academiae Medicae Silesiensis (AAMS) is the official, interdisciplinary journal of the Medical University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland). Areas of interest include all disciplines of medical sciences and health sciences. It contains peer-reviewed original papers, experimental as well as clinical, and also review articles, case reports, communications and abstracts of papers from medical congresses and conferences in English (with the possibility of attaching the Polish version of the manuscript). The articles cover issues related to medicine and pharmacy, health care, rehabilitation and sports activity, dietetics and nutrition, public health and health risk management. They also cover issues at the intersection of medical and engineering sciences and the use of new technologies.
AAMS has been published continuously since 1978.

Since 2013, the original (reference) version of the journal has been available electronically at www.annales.sum.edu.pl. Since 2015, the articles have been published on the website as part of an annual, without any division into separate issue numbers.

Access to articles is free of charge and does not require logging in.

The journal is indexed in the Library of Science ICM UW, CAS, DOAJ, EBSCO, ICI Journals Master List (ICV 2022: 98,77), Polish Medical Bibliography, Polish Scientific Journals Database, Sherpa Romeo.

Ministry of Education and Science – value 20.

Since February 2021, AAMS is published in the open access (OA) system, and articles are made available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International), specifying the rules for their use. Please read the Regulations for publishing works in the "For Authors" tab. Articles sent to the Editorial Board via the Editorial System by the end of January 2021, in accordance with the previous publishing policy, have been published on the old terms (with a copyright notice and the transfer of the copyrights to the Publisher of the journal; these articles may be used only under fair use).

Currently, the waiting time for publication, depending on the course of the review process and the timely return of the corrected version of the manuscript by the authors, is on average 12 months.

The publisher recommends that authors use the version published on the AAMS website for autonomous sharing/archiving of works and metadata in any repositories and journal indexing databases.

Authors do not bear for any costs related to the publication, nor do they receive any remuneration for it.
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