Disease and Molecular Medicine (DMM) is a peer-reviewed online only journal that publishes clinical and experimental research articles, invited reviews, case reports and commentaries on molecular medicine.

DMM is currently indexed in the following indexes: DOAJ, ScopeMed, Google Scholar. OCLC WorldCat, Genamics JournalSeek, Index Scholar, Akademik Dizin

Open Access Policy

DMM is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers upon publication. Our open access policy is in in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition. For more information please read BOAI statement.

Article Processing Charge

All costs related to publication are covered by DMM.

Peer review process

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to DMM and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. 

DMM accepts manuscripts electronically through a manuscript submission and tracking system (Open Journal Systems). Authors should register on journal's website to submit  their manuscripts. You will find instructions for submission on the journal’s website. Please address your questions to submission@dismolmed.org.

All articles submitted to the journal are first evaluated by one of the editors. If the articles fall in the scope of journal, they are sent to at least to reviewers. We use a single blind peer review. That is, authors do not know the identity of reviewers but reviewers know the authors. We aim to reach a decision as soon as possible. First decision is reached usually in 3 weeks. 

Publishing ethics and plagiarism detection

We screen all submissions with iThenticate plagiarims detection software. Articles with significant plagiarism are immediately returned to the authors. By submitting your work to Disease and Molecular Medicine, you consent that your manuscript can be screened with plagiarism detection software.  


Copyright of all material is held by the Disease and Molecular Medicine. The editors, editorial board, sponsoring organizations, and publisher do not accept responsibility for the statements expressed by authors in their contributions. Authors can use the published version of their articles for educational purposes. DMM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Article types

The Journal invites articles of the following types:

Full-length, original research articles

Original articles must reflect an original study in a field relevant to molecular basis of diseases. Original articles must include the following components: Title, Key words, List of authors, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion.


We welcome invited reviews only. Reviews still go through a peer review process. It is best to contact the Editor-in-Chief prior to embarking on such an endeavor as the topic reviewed may not be suitable or timely for the journal.

Letter to the Editor

The editor welcomes letters for publication and should not contain structural headings nor a summary.  Letters should contain up to 500 words and no more than 5 references but may be accompanied by a simple table or diagram. Letters will not normally be peer-reviewed, but may be shown to the authors of the article being commented on, who will be invited to respond, should they wish to.

Case reports

Case reports are not normally published unless they illustrate some exceptional point in the field of molecular basis of diseases. When published, case reports usually appear as a short report.

Format of articles

Title Page

The title page should include the title of the article, full author names, author affiliations and contact information for corresponding author.


Please provide an unstructured abstract of 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations.


Please provide up to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


Text should be divided into proper headings and subheadings. An original research article should include following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively.

Acknowledgements: Those who helped in carrying out the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be named here. Financial support of any type (grants, equipment and supplydonations, etc) should be indicated.

Conflict of Interest: Authors should declare if there is a commercial relationship of any type between them and the drugs, materials, etc. studied in the paper.


References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text in the order in which they appear and listed at the end of the text. They should be placed at the end of the sentences in parenthesis. References should not be used in the abstract. If there are more than 6 authors, first 6 authors should be written.

Reference in journals

Müllenbach R, Lagoda PJ, Welter C. An efficient salt-chloroform extraction of DNA from blood and tissues. Trends Genet. 1989;5:391.

Li M, Kao E, Gao X, Sandig H, Limmer K, Pavon-Eternod M, et al. Codon-usage-based inhibition of HIV protein synthesis by human schlafen 11. Nature. 2012;491:125-8.

References in books

Author(s) of a book

Author(s) Title: sub-title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year e.g.

Young ID. Medical Genetics. 1st Ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press; 2010.

Author(s) of a chapter in a book

Author(s) of the chapter. Title: sub-title of chapter. In: Author(s) (or editors) of the book. Title: sub-title of book. Place of publication: Publisher; Year; page numbers.

Akiskal HS. Mood Disorders: Historical Introduction and Conceptual Overview. In: Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, editors. Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009. p. 1629-45.

Internet homepage/website

Johnson BA. A practical approach to white matter disease. Advanced MRI from head to toe 2002:1-4. Available from: http://mri.cpson.com/pdf/Apracticalapproach.pdf[Accessed 12th June 2010].


Tables should be placed after the references in the text. Each table should start in a new page. There must be caption for each table. Use Arabic numerals to number the tables. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. 


Figures should not be embedded into the text file. They must be sent in separate files. Figure legends should be placed on a separate page at the end of the text. Figures should be numbered in the order they will appear in the article.