The Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) [ISSN 0971-5916] is one of the oldest medical Journals not only in India, but probably in Asia, as it started in the year 1913. The Journal was started as a quarterly (4 issues/year) in 1913 and made bimonthly (6 issues/year) in 1958. It became monthly (12 issues/year) in the year 1964. The Journal is being indexed and abstracted by all major global current awareness and alerting services (Annexure).
The IJMR is published monthly, in two volumes and 12 issues per year. The IJMR publishes peer reviewed quality biomedical research in the form of original research articles, review articles, short papers, short notes. Research letters are also published in the corresponding section after peer review. Special issues and Supplements are published in addition to the regular issues .
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:
CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Index Copernicus, 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
for 2015 is 1.446
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