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Medical journal publishing

Writing a Journal Article and Getting it Published


Medical journal publishing

WHO supported regional training of trainers courses on medical journal publishing in 2009 and 2011. The overall objective of the courses was to promote the standards of scientific papers and biomedical journals in the Region. The specific objectives were to:

Train in-country trainers on all aspects of medical journal publishing

Enable trainers to help editors set goals and establish a vision for their journals

Outline the roles and responsibilities of the editor(s) of a journal, the reviewers and technical editors, and  the process of review

Outline the production process and enable editors to set policies and standards for journals

Trainers are expected to conduct at least one course in their country in the 12 months following the training, using the materials developed for the course.

Trainers for this course are now available in the following countries. If you would like to contact any of them to arrange a course, please contact us.


Ahmed Mohamed AbdelAlim, Cairo University
Hesham Mohamed Abdel Dayem, Menoufiya University
Nabil Dowidar, Alexandria University
Salah Eldin Abdelmoneim, Alexandria University


Ziad Tariq Sarhan Al-Ali, Ministry of Health

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Behrooz Astaneh, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Farhad Handjani, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Farrokh Habibzadeh, The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Omid Beiki, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences


Ghassan Fakhouri, Ministry of Health, Amman


AbdelNaser ElZouki, AlJamahiriya Teaching Hospital, Benghazi


Zoubida Tazi Mezalek, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mohammad Hassan Eidah, Palestinian Medical Syndicate, West Bank


Ahmed Mohamed AlQasmi, Ministry of Health
Salem Said Al Touby, Ministry of Health


Huma Qureshi, Medical Research Council
Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences  


ElSheikh Elsiddig Badr, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum

Syrian Arab Republic

Mansour Nasser AlDine, Syrian Medical Union
Tariq Ibraheem AlNabulsi, Ministry of Health


Chedli Dziri, Charles Nicolles Hospital, Tunis


Mohammed Abdullah Khalil, Ministry of Health

Writing a journal article and getting it published

WHO supported a regional training of trainers course on writing a  journal article and getting it published in 2008. Nine nationals from nine countries in the Region were trained and licensed to deliver this internationally known course devised by UK consultant Tim Albert. If you would like to contact any of them to arrange a course in your country please contact us (link to contact page).


Maisa Nasr Farid, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Islamic Republic of Iran

Sepideh Arbabi Bidgoli, Islamic Azad University, Tehran


Rony Zeenny, Lebanese American University, Beirut


Wiam Abdulaziz Alashek, Alfateh University, Tripoli


Driss Belghyti, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra


Zaeem Ulhaq, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programmes, Islamabad


Habab Khalid Elkheir, Tropical Diseases Hospital, Khartoum


Ikram Guizani, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunis


Ali Mohammed Assabri, Sana’a University, Sana'a

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