Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences uses a double-blind peer review system to assure the high quality of the reviewing process. All manuscripts should be submitted through our online manuscript submission system. For a manuscript with minimal KJMS requirements and within the journal's aims and scope, the editor-in-chief sends the manuscript to three external scientific reviewers who are not from the same institute as the authors and not of the editorial board of the KJMS.  iThenticate uses to check similarities before starting to review. A notifying email will send to corresponding authors within one to two months, informing them about the weather acceptance or rejection of their manuscripts through our online system. KJMS depends on external reviewers in reviewing the submitted manuscript; in addition, the editorial board members did not share in the reviewing process as reviewers, but they have a major role in choosing the manuscript's reviewers depending upon their specialty and academic reputation.