Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

by Atul P Kulkarni

Aims & Scope

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (ISSN 0972-5229) is a specialty periodical published monthly, under the auspices of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine. Journal encourages research, education and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of critical care medicine and emergency medicine.
The aims and objectives of this journal are as follows:
•    To promote the practice, education and research specifically related to the Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine
•    To promote the exchange of current and innovative procedures as well as basic and clinical research in all areas.
•    Focus on extensive research to enable researchers and scientists to communicate their findings to the rest of the community.
•    To promote student's research in Critical Care Medicine.
•    To promote optimal health benefits among the professionals.

Ownership and Management

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (ISSN 0972-5229) is owned and managed under the auspices of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society

Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine

The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM™) was formed in 1993 to promote high quality critical care in India. India is the largest democracy in the world. With the large population, comes the need for a large number of hospitals, Intensive Care Units and therefore doctors trained in intensive care. Unfortunately, no formal training in critical care was available to doctors in the medical colleges or hospitals in India. The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM™) was formed in October 1993 because of this need felt by doctors for some platform whereby physicians, anaesthetists, surgeons etc. interested in critical care medicine could share their views, anxieties, problems, and data. ISCCM™ promotes critical care in India through clinical monthly meetings, seminars, and national conferences throughout the country. It publishes its journal "The Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine" starting July 1997 which will be made available, full text, at this site.

About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

Publication Frequency

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine is a monthly published periodical. 

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO.

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.

Copyright and Licensing

Under Creative Commons the Authors retain ownership/ copyright of their content. The authors assign exclusive commercial re-use rights of the article to the Publisher. 

All open access articles published are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License as currently displayed at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Authors have to mandatorily submit the Open Access License Agreement Formwhen submitting the manuscript. 

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles for personal, research and educational use provided that: 

  • The original authorship is properly and fully attributed. 

  • The journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given. 

  • If an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work, this is clearly indicated. 

  • No articles are reproduced for commercial use without the prior consent of the Publisher. All the licensing requests and permissions for commercial use of the article will be managed by the Publisher. For re-use of the content for other purposes that are not covered by the CC BY-NC license, please contact journals.permissions@jaypeebrothers.com 

  • Authors are also entitled to deposit the final electronic version of the article into an institutional or centrally organized subject repository upon publication. They should include a link to the published version of the article on the journal's web site, and the journal and publisher should be attributed as the original place of publication, with correct citations given. 

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards to reuse.  Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. The journal allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial), provided the article is properly attributed. All the articles are published, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website and deposited in archive and indexing databases as applicable to the journal. All articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text.  

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access. 

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose. 

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Authors are encouraged to deposit the final published PDF in their institutional repository or any suitable subject repository (according to the end-user license of the article, i.e., strictly for non-commercial re-use) immediately upon publication. The deposited version should contain the URL and link to the online published version on the publisher’s website to clearly identify it as the definitive version of record.

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Authors can share the Abstract and “How to cite” information (e.g., Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, with proper attribution to the original source (the Publisher website) or include the DOI number in the social media post that links it to the published article on the Journal website.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) or the preprint version is recognized as the author version of an article before submission to a journal for peer review. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout are set out by the author. 

Authors can post their preprint version on preprint servers of the authors’ choice, authors’ or institutional websites, preprint servers or preprint commenting platforms, intended for non-commercial use. When submitting the manuscript to the journal, authors must disclose all pertinent information regarding preprint publication, such as the DOI and licencing terms. The author must make sure that the preprint record is updated with a publication reference after it is published, including the DOI and a URL link to the journal website where the paper has been published. 

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the peer reviewed version (not the final published version) as accepted for publication by the journal that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions. This version excludes copy editing and type setting changes.  

The journal does not recommend the authors to upload AM to their personal website/ institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories. 

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined as the final version of the article that has been made available by the Publisher on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal. This is the final, definitive, citable version of your paper, which has been copyedited, typeset, has metadata applied, and has been allocated a DOI. 

Authors may share the PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with the publisher permitting such uploading or sharing. 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for more details. 

Advertisement Policy
  1. Journals carry advertisements both digitally and in print. All these commercially sponsored advertisements are independent of editorial decisions. 

  2. Journal and the Publisher do not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in any of our publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. 

  3. Journal and the Publisher reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand or is inappropriate to the content or deceptive or misleading. The content in the advertisements should be verifiable.  

  4. Advertisements will not be accepted if they appear to be indecent or offensive in either text or artwork, or if they are discriminatory in terms of personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious nature. 

  5. Journal and the Publisher will not accept advertising for products or services known to be harmful to health (e.g., tobacco and alcohol products). 

  6. Even if the advertisement has been implemented online, it will be withdrawn from the journal site at any time if the Journal and the Publisher feel it is inappropriate. 

  7. The product advertorial will not allow any treatment-specific or drug-specific campaign to be targeted to a specific article(s) on any page where content related to the product(s) is being advertised. 

  8. Advertisers should make available to the Publisher, the marketing authorization and summary of product characteristics when submitting their advertisement. In the case of drug advertisements, the full generic name of each active ingredient should be clearly stated. 

  9. Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers and will not be influenced by marketing decisions. 

  10. Information about complaints concerning advertisements will be included in the Advertisements page in Print copies only.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 0972-5229
    Speciality Critical Care
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10071
Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Atul P Kulkarni
Mumbai
editorinchief@ijccm.org

Associate Editors
Dr Deepak Govil
Director, Critical Care, Institute of Critical Care and Anesthesia
Medanta—The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana, India
drdeepak_govil@yahoo.com

Dr. Ashit Hegde
Mumbai
ahegde1957@gmail.com

Dr. Srinivas Samavedam
Hyderabad
srinivas3271@gmail.com

Dr. Sachin Gupta
Gurugram
dr_sachin78@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Narayanan Parameswaran
Pondicherry
drnarayananp@gmail.com

Dr. Banani Poddar
Lucknow
bananip@hotmail.com

Dr. Binila Chacko
Vellore
binilachacko@gmail.com

Dr. Vijaya Patil
Professor and Head
Division of Clinical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India
Vijayappatil@yahoo.com

Dr. Bhuvana Krishna
Bangalore
bhuvana.11@gmail.com

Dr. Mullai Baalaaji A R
Coimbatore
drmullaibaalaaji@gmail.com

Dr. Rekha Solomon
Mumbai
rekhasolomon1@gmail.com

Dr. Amrita Prayag
Pune
medamrita@gmail.com

Dr. Priya Ranganathan
Department of Medicine
K E M Hospital, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai, India
drpriyaranganathan@gmail.com
Members of Editorial Board

Dr. Kapil Zirpe
Pune
kapilzirpe@gmail.com

Dr. Sriram Sampath
Bengaluru
sriram.sampath123@gmail.com

Dr. Rahul Pandit
Mumbai
dr_rapandit@yahoo.com

Dr. Uma Ali
Mumbai
dr_usali@yahoo.com

Dr. Subhash K Todi
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Director, HOD-Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata, India
drsubhashtodi@gmail.com

International Advisory Board Members
Dr. John Myburgh
Australia

Dr. Ross Freebairn
New Zealand

Dr. Daniel Debacker
Belgium

Dr. Masaii Nishamura
Japan

Dr. Maher Al Bahrani
Oman

Dr. Jean Louis Teboul
France

Dr. Younsuck Koh
South Korea
National Advisory Board
Dr. J V Divatia
Mumbai

Dr. Rajesh Chawla
New Delhi

Dr. Camilla Roderigues
Mumbai

Dr. Palepu Gopal
Hyderabad

Dr. Shirish Prayag
Pune

Dr. Raj Kumar Mani
New Delhi
Managing Editor

Prashant Kaushik
prashant.kaushik@jaypeebrothers.com

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