Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Indian Journal of Biological and Medical Sciences (IJBMS) is a free peer reviewed open access journal publishes two issues year. The Journal publishes Original research papers, short communication, case report, review paper and letter to the editor. Manuscripts are invited from all specialties of biology, pharmaceutical and medicine. 

Anaesthesia

Biochemistry

Biopharmaceutics

Biotechnology

Cardiology

Dentistry

Emergency Medicine

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Medical Microbiology

Microbiology

Molecular biology

Nanotechnology

Nutrition

Pathology

Pharmaceutics

Pharmacology

Plastic Surgery

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Publication Frequency

Journal items can be published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents. Alternatively, individual items can be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. Provide readers, in About the Journal, with a statement about the system this journal will use and its expected frequency of publication.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Journal Policies

Indian Journal of Biological and Medical Sciences (IJBMS) is a free peer-reviewed open access journal publishes two issues per year. The Journal publishes Original research papers, short communication, case report, review paper and letter to the editor. Manuscripts are invited from all specialties of biology, pharmaceutical and medicine.

Duties of Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is in charge of choosing which of the articles submitted to the journal ought to be published. The Editor-in-Chief may discuss with reviewers in settling on this choice. He whenever can assess manuscript for their scholarly substance without respect to race, religious conviction, sex, sexual introduction, citizenship, ethnic root, or political rationality of the author. The editor and any editorial staff must not reveal any data about a submitted original manuscript to anybody other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential analysts, other article guides and the publisher, as suitable. Editorial in-chief ought to secure the classification of individual data. It is quite important to acquire informed consent form from patients while collecting samples for the original research articles and case reports. Editorial in-chief ought to take sensible responsive measures when moral grievances have been exhibited concerning a submitted original copy or distributed paper, in conjunction with the distributor (or society). Editorial in-chief must guarantee that the promoting, republish or other business income has no effect or impact on publication choices.

Duties of Reviewers

Editor with the assist of reviewers can make the decision on publication and may likewise help the author in enhancing the paper. The data of the manuscript acquired through peer review must be kept secret and not utilized for individual preferred perspective. Reviewers ought not to consider original research articles in which they have conflicts of interest because of aggressive, cooperative, or different connections or associations with any of the authors, organizations, or institution associated with the papers. Reviews ought to be led fairly. Personal disparagement of the author is not accepted. Referees ought to express their perspectives with supporting arguments. Reviewers should recognize applicable published work that has not been referred to by the authors. Any announcement, i.e., a perception, induction, or contention had been beforehand reported ought to be joined by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also withdraw the editor's attention on any considerable similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have individual knowledge. Any referee who feels inadequate to review the given manuscript should inform the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

 The Editorial Process

A manuscript will be reviewed for promising publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Indian journal of biological and medical sciences (IJBMS) only at that particular time and has not been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects that authors would approve one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters correlated to the manuscript. All received manuscripts are appropriately recognized.

Editors will initially review all the submitted manuscripts to confirm the suitability. Research papers with inadequate novelty, serious scientific or technical flaws or lack of an important message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts with less value for the reader of Indian journal of biological and medical sciences are also subjected to be rejected at the beginning. During submission, the corresponding author is requested to give names of two or three experienced reviewers who have had knowledge in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not compulsory. The reviewers should not be associated with the same institutes as the authors. However, the choice of these reviewers is at the sole judgment of the editor. The journal pursues a double-blind review process, in which the authors and reviewers are unknown to each other. Each manuscript is also assigned to an associate of the editorial team, who received the comments from the reviewers, takes a final call on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ revision in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If necessary, the author is asked to supply a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. 

The approved manuscript for publication is copy edited for punctuation, sentence structure, print style, and design. The copy proofs of the manuscript are sent to the corresponding author. The corrected proof is requested to be sent back to the journal within three days. The entire process, from submission of the manuscript to final decision and receiving proofs is completed online. The journal publishes research articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ instantly on acceptance, to accomplish faster and greater distribution of knowledge and information.

Clinical trial registry

IJBMS favors registration of clinical trials and is a signatory to the Statement on publishing clinical trials in Indian biomedical journals. IJBMS would publish clinical trials that have been registered with a clinical trial registry that allows free online access to the public. Registration in the following trial registers is acceptable: http://ctri.nic.in/Clinicaltrials/login.php