About the Journal : Journal of Surgical Specialties and Rural Practice

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About the Journal

Journal of Surgical Specialties and Rural Practice (JSSRP), a publication of the Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care, is a peer-reviewed print + online 3 Issues journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jssrp.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents. It permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

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.

Scope of the journal

Rural health or rural medicine is the interdisciplinary study of health and health care delivery in rural and remote habitat. The concept of rural medicine integrates disciplines such as geography, midwifery, nursing, sociology, economy, telehealth, or telemedicine. People in rural areas generally have poor access to healthcare than their urban. Fewer healthcare professionals, medical practitioners, mental health programs, and healthcare facilities in these areas often mean low quality of care and often nonexistent emergency service. For rural residents to have sufficient access, necessary and appropriate healthcare services must be available and obtainable on time. Poor health constitutes suffering and deprivation of the most fundamental kind. Rural habitat poses a severe disadvantage to the rural population in terms of access to healthcare services. Only a comprehensive approach can address these inequities arising from inadequate healthcare systems.

The lack of healthcare workers has resulted in unconventional healthcare delivery to rural dwellers, including innovative and exceptional procedural interventions and medical consultations by phone digital means. Attracting health professionals to isolated locations need incentives for rural practice.

Surgery is increasingly becoming an integral part of public health and health systems development worldwide. Such surgical care should be provided at the same type and level in both urban and rural settings. However, the provision of necessary surgery in remote and rural areas of developed and low and middle-income countries remains inadequate and poses significant challenges. Rural and remote surgery is a multidisciplinary domain involving General Surgeons, Anesthetists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dental Surgeons, Nursing professionals, Healthcare technicians, Public Health Professionals, Physicians, and Surgeons.

JSSRP facilitates multidisciplinary research, education, training, and education of surgical specialties and rural practice.

Scholars of all applied sciences, broad specialties, subspecialties, and other professionals are welcome to publish their research and findings towards an interdisciplinary dialogue for better health outcomes. The manuscripts may belong to basic, fundamental, applied, and clinical sciences.

Who can submit

Professionals of General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma and Accident, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Point of care technology, Point of Care, Diagnostics, Radiology, Sonography, Lab Technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Virology, Pathology, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Family medicine, general internal medicine, Public administration, Hospital administration, Rural Health, Remote Health, Public health, Policymakers, Medical students, Nursing students, etc. are invited to submit their work. Scholars of all applied sciences, broad specialties, subspecialties, and other professionals are welcome to publish their research and findings towards an interdisciplinary dialogue for better health outcomes. The manuscripts may belong to basic, fundamental, applied, and clinical sciences.

APC: Article Processing Fee
There is no submission fee, processing fee, or publication fee applicable to this journal. Submission and free access publication are entirely free of charge.

The First Issue: Make a Mark in History - The first issue of any journal is a historical opportunity to make a mark in the given research domain. The scope and domain of this journal are unique. Students, trainees, residents, researchers, faculty are invited to contribute to this entirely new knowledge domain and its development right from the beginning.

​Medknow Publications

Medknow, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is one of the largest open access publishers worldwide with more than 450+ medical journals in its portfolio. Students, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals worldwide access Medknow journals to help them fuel new discoveries and improve patient care.

Founded in 1997, Medknow is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models through its peer-review management system. Medknow’s open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads monthly for all of its journals.

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