MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University) recognizes the urgent need for promoting medical education in the country so that the quality of life for individuals and communities could be improved by promoting health, preventing and curing diseases, advancing biomedical and clinical research and educational programs for tomorrow’s physicians and scientists. The University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence in every sphere of its working. The University will transform lives and serve society by educating, creating knowledge and putting knowledge to work. In this endeavor, the University has launched a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal “MGM Journal of Medical Sciences” popularly known as MGMJMS in 2014. The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the area of medicine and allied sciences covering the subjects medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, dentistry, and oral sciences, and biomedical sciences, etc. It publishes editorials, original research papers, review articles, interesting case reports, practice guidelines, short communication, images in clinical practice, pictorial reviews, letters to editor, journal and book reviews, and notices of important professional meetings and conferences. The Editorial Board constitutes the premier and prominent medical scientists across the globe. It encourages innovative and thought-provoking content which is of interest to the biomedical community. All submissions are initially subjected to review by the Editorial Board and then sent for double-blinded peer-review to referees inappropriate subject experts. The journal aims to complete the review process within a period of 6-8 weeks. Anyone can submit a manuscript to the MGMJMS and no author charges are levied. The online version of the journal is accessible worldwide electronically on http://www.mgmlibrary.com.
MGM Journal of Medical Sciences is included in the UGC CARE List (Group I).
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Scope of the journal
MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University) is committed to promoting excellence in medical education and research, and finding better, safer and affordable ways of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases. With this view in mind, the university has launched a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal “MGM Journal of Medical Sciences (MGMJMS)” in 2014. It publishes original research papers, review articles, interesting case reports, pictorial reviews, letter to the editor, book reviews and notices of important professional meetings and conferences. All submitted articles are scrutinized initially by an editorial team of the journal. Manuscripts are evaluated to ensure that material is original and timely, writing is clear, objectives are explicitly stated, study methods are appropriate, the data are valid and the topic is clinically relevant. From these criteria, the editorial team assesses the eligibility of paper suitable for publication. The journal also solicits the contributions from worldwide medical and allied scientists in the area of medicine, epidemiology, health economics, environmental health, physiotherapy, nursing, dentistry, biomedical sciences to widen the scope. The articles with insufficient priority for publication are not considered for publication. The articles cleared by the editorial team are sent to subject experts/consultations for peer-review. The Editorial Board of the journal is represented by the premier and prominent medical scientists across the globe thus keeping in line with the international standards.
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