Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine

by J C Suri

Aims & Scope

Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine (IJSM) was established by Indian Sleep Disorder Association in January 2006 with the following aims:

  • To stimulate scientific and practical interests, promote research and disseminate knowledge.
  • Recognise merit among individuals and organisations in the speciality of sleep disorders.
  • To act as a liaison body between Indian and International workers in the field.
  • To keep up with rapidly advancing field of sleep medicine.

It is a multispecialty journal involving neurologists, pulmonologists, psychiatrists, orthodontists, otorhinolaryngologists, physiologists and paediatricians of national and international repute. It is the only journal in South East Asia publishing and promoting Sleep Research in the region.

Ownership and Management

Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine (IJSM) is owned and managed under the auspices of Indian Sleep Disorder Association,  and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society

Indian Sleep Disorder Association

The Indian Sleep Disorders Association, established in 1995, is a professional organization consisting of practitioners of Sleep Medicine in India. It was founded by a group of eight members from different states, with Dr. J. C. Suri taking the lead. The society's headquarters is located at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.

The association aims to promote and disseminate updated knowledge about various sleep disorders among medical professionals and the general public. It provides a platform for medical experts interested in sleep medicine to discuss and share their expertise.

Over the years, the association has organized international and national workshops, conferences, seminars, and symposiums to advance the field of sleep medicine. They began with just 25 life members but have since grown to over 200. The association is decentralized into four zones to encourage membership and facilitate smooth operations.

Additionally, the Indian Sleep Disorders Association collaborates with organizations such as NAPCON (National College of Chest Physician & Indian Chest Society) and the Association of Physicians of India (API) to offer courses and workshops on sleep disorders.

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.

Publication Frequency

Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine (IJSM) is a Quarterly publication.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

IJSM 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 publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 0973-340X
    Speciality General Medicine
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10069

Dr. J C Suri
Chest Physician and Head
Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine,
Safdarjung Hospital and Vardman Medical College, New Delhi, India


Dr Dipti Gothi
Professor & Head
Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care
ESI- PGIMSR, Delhi, India

Dr M K Sen
Professor & Consultant
Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care
ESI- Faridabad,Haryana, India

Dr D Bhattacharya
Consultant, Ex-HAG
Department of Pulmonary
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital

National Editorial Board
Dr R Vijay Kumar
Consultant Pulmonologist
Hyderabad Chest Centre, Hyderabad, India

Dr N Ramakrishnan
AB (Int Med), AB (Crit Care), MMM, FACP, FCCP
Director of Critical Care Services
Critical Care Services at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and is a Senior Consultant in Critical
Senior Consultant in Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India

Dr G C Khilnani
Professor & Senior Consultant
Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, PSRI Hospital, New Delhi, India

Dr Ramnathan Iyer
Consultant Physician & Consultant Sleep Medicine
Dr .L.H. Hiranandani Hospital,Powai, Mumbai, India

Dr A G Ghoshal
Consultant Pulmonologist
Faculty, National Allergy Asthma Bronchitis Institute, Kolkata, India

Dr Rohit Kumar
Assistant Professor
Department of Pulmonary
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, Newdelhi, India

Dr H N Mallick
AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Dr Preeti Devnani
Department of Neurology, Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine
Specialist Sleep Medicine and Neurology
Clinical Director of the comprehensive Sleep Disorder Clinic in Mumbai, India
Consultant Physician at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre Mumbai, India

Dr Manvir Bhatia
Senior Neurologist and Sleep Specialist
Director of Neurology Sleep Centre, New Delhi, India

Dr Garima Shukla
Additional Professor
Department of Neurology
AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Dr Ravi Gupta
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Sleep Clinic
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India

Dr Ramadevi Gourineni
Consultant Neurologist
Amara Hospital, Karakambadi, Renigunta-Kadapa Highway
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr Seemab Shaikh
HOD, Consultant,
ENT Surgeon at Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, Pune, Maharastra, India
ENT Surgeon at Sahyadri Group of Hospital, Pune, Maharastra, India

Dr Brig B Jayan
Consultant and Head
Department of Orthodontics
Army Dental Centre (R&R), New Delhi, India

Dr Reena R. Kumar
Principal & Dean
Professor & Head Orthodontics &Dento facial Orthopedics
DivyaJyoti (DJ).College of Dental Sciences Research, Modinagar, Delhi, India

Dr Abhijeet Kadu
Specialist in orthodontists
Army Dental Centre Research and Referral, Delhi, India

Dr Dhrubajyoti Roy
Visiting Senior Pulmonologist
Columbia Asia Hospital, Kolkata, India

Dr M S Kanwar
Senior Consultant
Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi, India

Dr J M Joshi
Professor and Head
Department Pulmonary Medicine
B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

Dr Shibdas Chakrabarti
Department of Pulmonary,
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Dr Vikram Sarbhai
Consultant Pulmonologist
National Heart Institute, East of Kailash, New Delhi, India
International Editorial Board
Dr Kimberly A Hardin
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine U C Davis Health , USA

Dr Steven R. Olmos
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre’s International, El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942

Dr Rama Krishna Maganti
(CHS Track), University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI-53705

Dr Umakanth Katwa
Director, Sleep Center
Co-Director, Sleep Apnea and Sleep Surgery Program Co-Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program

Prof Suveer Singh
in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is Professor of Practice (Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine) at Imperial College London.

Dr Deepak Shrivastava
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep
UC Davis School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr Sudhansu Chokroverty
President of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and Professor and Co-Chair in charge of the Divisions of Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology
at NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK, Edison, and Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA
Editorial Assistant

Ms Shalu Soni

Managing Editor

Tripti Dwivedi

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