Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

by MS Dhillon

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER), formerly called “Bulletin, PGIMER” that was being published since 1970, is the official publication of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Its aim is to provide an academic platform enriched by the experience and glorious legacy of PGIMER that has fostered excellence in all its endeavors to authors from diverse medical and surgical fields and specialties. The journal currently accepts high quality scientific papers, case reports/ case series, original research, topical reviews, recent advances, basic sciences, community medicine, advanced techniques, medical education and also publishes the famed clinicopathological case conferences (CPC) from the PGI archives.

The JPMER has its readership ranging from postgraduate students to teachers, physicians, and basic scientists. Keeping its varied readership in mind it provides a highly stimulating reading for all its users. Clinical trials are one of the ways that new therapies are discovered and JPMER accepts clinical trial designs, protocols and final results. Book reviews and invited reviews form a separate section and the journal also publishes special thematic issues and “State of Art” Guest symposia. Being a multispecialty journal, its editorial board comprises of national and international experts from various fields. JPMER accepts papers from across the globe and keeps a rapid turnaround time for its decisions on the submitted manuscripts. The journal has an open access policy, and its multi-faceted contents attract substantial readership from a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

Ownership and Management

The Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER) is owned and managed under the auspices of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of JPMER by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf). The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER), in its present form has been in publication since 2012 as a quarterly publication.  

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JPMER 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.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

ProQuest, EBSCO, Genamics Journal Seek, Ulrich, HINARI, J Gate, Google Scholar, SJIF, Index Copernicus (2018), Microsoft Academic, PORTICO

Copyright

The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.

Licensing

All open access articles published in JPMER are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

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 without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

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

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse 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, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to JPMER.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS 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.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their 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 JAYPEE JOURNALS 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, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2277-8969
    Speciality General Medicine
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10028
Editor-in-Chief

MS Dhillon
Professor and Head, Incharge, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine Clinic
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India

Associate Editors

Dheeraj Khurana
Professor
Department of Neurology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Surinder Rana
Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ramandeep Virk
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sarvdeep Dhatt
Additional Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Assistant Editors

Shalini Gainder
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sandeep Bansal
Additional Professor
Department of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Editorial Coordinator

Kusum Rana
Junior Editor
Bulletin Section
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Managing Editor

Atul Singh
Managing Editor
atulsingh@jaypeebrothers.com

International Editorial Advisory Board
Ajay Sandhu
Clinical Professor
Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Sanjay Suri
Director
Dentistry
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anupam Aggarwal
Director
Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, UK

Suresh T Chari
Professor
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Kapil Sethi
Professor
Department of Neurology
Medical College Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Vikas Khanduja
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK

Patrick S Kamath
Professor
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochjester, Minnesota, USA

Vikas Prasad
Deputy Director (Senior Physician)
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Augustenburgerplatz 1, Germany

Pravin C Singal
Professor
Department of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore LIJ Medical School, New York, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
National Editorial Board Members
Adarsh Kohli
Additional Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Aman Sharma
Associate Professor, Rheumatology and HIV Wing, Department of Internal Medicine; Deputy Program Director
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; Centers of Excellence (COE) in HIV Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Ashima Goyal
Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ajay Duseja
Professor
Department of Hepatology,
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr Ashish Jain
BDS, MDS
Professor & HOD (Periodontology)
HS Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Chandigarh. India

Ajay Salvania
Professor & Head
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Baljinder Singh
Professor
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Deepti Suri
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Jerry R. John
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Lileswar Kaman
Professor
Department of General Surgery
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Monika Bawa
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Man Updesh Singh
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Nusrat S.
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Nandita Kakkar
Associate Professor
Department of Histopathology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Paramjit Singh
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Parag Barwad
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ravindra Khaiwal
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Rakesh Kapoor
Professor
Department of Radiotherapy
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Reema Bansal
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sunil Dogra
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sanjay Bhadada
Professor
Department of Endocrinology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sahajal Dhooria
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

S. S. Dhandapani
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sukhpal Kaur
Professor
National Institute of Nursing Education
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Tulika Gupta
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Tanvir Samra
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Vikas Suri
Lecturer
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Y.S. Bansal
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Divya Dahiya
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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