Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research is a double-blind peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal publishes original research communications of clinical and biomedical research that advance or illuminate medical science as well as those that improve clinical acumen.
The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jcsr.co.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research, a publication of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, was started, in 2012 when the university authorities headed by the then Director-Cum Vice-Chancellor felt the need for creating a forum for documenting research conducted across the country and the globe in the form of a "medical journal" on the lines of the National Medical Journal of India (a publication of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi) and Mayo Clinic Proceedings (USA). The name of the journal was proposed as “Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research” to include both clinical, basic medical, and translational research into the publication scope of the journal. Also, it was decided that the whole process will be non-commercial and the whole expenditure will be borne entirely by the SVIMS. Accordingly, no Advertisements shall be accepted to run the journal, no submission, processing, or publication fees shall be levied to authors, the free full text will be available online immediately after the issue is published and free print copies will be distributed to libraries of as many medical colleges in India as possible.
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, Indian Science Abstracts
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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
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Ahead of Print policy
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- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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Scope of the journal
The Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research (JCSR) [ISSN (print) 2277-5706 and ISSN (online) 2277-8357 publishes original communications of clinical and biomedical research. It present s innovative and novel biomedical research that advances, illuminates medical science or educates the journal readers as well as those that improve the clinical acumen. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. It is issued Quarterly, in four issues per year. Manuscripts dealing with clinical and biomedical research will be considered for publication as Original Articles provided they contain results of original investigations. Medical practitioners are encouraged to contribute interesting Case Reports. Review Articles (whether invited or submitted) are intended to provide comprehensive latest review of burning topics in clinical and biomedical research. Short Communications of original research and clinical experiences, Clinical Images, Commentaries, Radiology Forum, and Book Reviews are considered under Special Features category. Correspondences on opinion/discussion on published articles as well as other relevant issues will also be considered. All manuscripts submitted to JCSR will go through a stringent peer review process. The JCSR strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals. Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If and when duplication is detected after publishing in JCSR, the journal will ‘retract’ such articles. The journal bases its policies on “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” which can be accessed at the URL: http:// www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf
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