Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences is a new title for the Journal of Kirkuk Medical College. This journal is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The journal publishes two times a year by the Medical College of Kirkuk University at Kirkuk, Iraq, issued for the first time in 2013  under the name Journal of Kirkuk Medical College till the Spring issue in 2021, the journal name was changed. We are using Turnitin software to prevent plagiarism and ensure our submitted manuscripts' originality. A double-blind peer-reviewing system is also used to ensure the quality of the publication. The journal publishes original articles, review papers, and case reports in the fields of medical sciences. The journal is not financially supported by any governmental or non-governmental organization.