Criteria for consideration of papers - The papers should meet the following criteria – the material should be original, the methodology used should be standard and appropriate, results should be unambiguous supported with data/photographs, conclusions should be reasonable and based on the findings, the topic should be of biomedical interest and findings should have clinical significance. Papers involving human and animals should be ethically cleared by the local ethical committees.
Manuscript Preparation - Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the Guidelines set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) as uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals and should be submitted online at http://www.journalonweb.com/ijmr . Abstract should be structured (of about 250 words) under the subheadings Background & objectives, Methods, Results, and Interpretation & conclusions.
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, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science
Impact Factor® as reported in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2022): 5.274
The Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) follows ethical principles laid down by scholarly bodies such as COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and also Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Participants, 2017 https://icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/guidelines/ICMR_Ethical_Guidelines_2017.pdf. All manuscripts based on research involving human participants or using human blood, tissues and other samples as also medical records need to be submitted along with a clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee. The members of the Committee should also be listed. For Clinical Images and case series duly signed Patient Consent Form needs to be submitted along with the manuscript. Studies involving animals need to be submitted with a clearance certificate from the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee.
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.
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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
The Journal publishes original communications of biomedical research that advances or illuminates medical science or that educates the journal readers. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
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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Online and Print Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review System, Specialized in Medical Research, Largest Open Access Publisher
The Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) is a biomedical journal with international circulation. It publishes original communications of biomedical research that advance or illuminate medical science or that educate the journal readers. It is issued monthly, in two volumes per year.
Manuscripts dealing with clinical aspects will be considered for publication, provided they contain results of original investigations. Articles need to be of general interest - e.g., they cross the boundaries of specialities or are of sufficient novelty and importance that the journal's readers, whatever be their speciality, should be made aware of the findings. Research papers reporting original research, review articles (both narrative and evidence based), research correspondence, letter to editor will be considered. View points and Perspectives are also considered. Papers of routine nature which are merely records of interesting cases, as also those dealing with modifications of routine methodology are not encouraged. Further, serialization of articles by the same author(s) into various parts (1,2,3, etc.) is strongly discouraged. In such cases the authors are advised to submit independent papers with self-sufficient titles and text.
The IJMR strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals (even when certain cosmetic changes/additions are made). If and when duplication is detected after publishing in IJMR, the journal will be forced to 'retract' such articles. Articles based on work carried out in private nursing homes and other non-recognized hospitals/research institutes will be discouraged.