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Urology Annals is a peer-reviewed international journal, published under the uspesis of the Saudi Urological Association. The journal’s full text is available online at www.urologyannals.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

The journal will cover technical, clinical and bioengineering studies related to urology in human well being including ethical and social issues. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

We hope that Urology Annals will be an excellent add to the field of urology, and we have the honor to invite all interest in the field to submit their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, EMR Index Medicus, Index Copernicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

Submission will be electronically through www.journalonweb.com/ua. Detailed instructions to the authors is available at

  Scope of the Journal

The journal will cover technical, clinical and bioengineering studies related to urology in human well being including ethical and social issues. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference

About The Saudi Urological Association (www.sua.org.sa)

Objectives of the Saudi Urological Association:

  1. Encourage the advancement of the scientific knowledge in the field of Urology.
  2. Keep SUA members in a state of continuous communications on the scientific level.
  3. Provide consultations to others in the field of specialization and related matters.
  4. Optimize the scientific and professional standards of the members.
  5. Facilitate exchange of scientific views, ideas, results of research work that are related to the associations activities among the various concerned establishments and bodies within and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Activities of the Saudi Urological Association:

As stated in article number two of the general rules and regulations of the Saudi Scientific associations, the activities of SUA are focused on the following:

  1. Research and development, may also be conducted on behalf of other bodies within the frame of scientific collaboration and the provision of professional consultations.
  2. Enriching the literature in the field of specialization by new articles, papers, books and the translation of scientific books.
  3. Conduction of scientific studies to improve professional application.
  4. Publish scientific journals, newsletters, and periodicals in the fields of the association.
  5. Conduct courses, conferences and workshops
  6. Participate in the related local and international scientific exhibitions
  7. Invite visiting professors and researchers to participate in the associations activities according to the regulations of this matter.
  8. Conduct scientific trips and contests in the fields of specialization.
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