About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS) is an open access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Medicine and Allied Sciences and Publication of Scientific Investigation. The journal is owned by the Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust, a registered charitable organization and published by Scientific Scholar.

Focus and Scope

The journal will cover technical, clinical and bio-engineering studies related to human well being including ethical and social issues. The journal caters to the need for practicing clinicians. Hence, articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. Traditionally, articles from social science, epidemiology, psychology, and traditional medicine have found a place in the journal.


Our audience includes but not limited to the general practitioners, primary care physicians, surgeons, intensivists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, oncologists, orthopedicians, geriatric specialists, pathologists, microbiologists, radiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, other healthcare professionals.

Review process

IJMS has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial team

The editorial board comprises of a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.

About the Editor

Dr. Shashank Joshi
Joshi clinic, 12 Golden Palace
Turner Road, Bandra West
Mumbai 400050

Dr. Ashish Gulia
Associate Professor,
Orthopaedic Oncology, Convener,
Bone and Soft Tissue Disease Management Group,
Tata Memorial Centre,
Mumbai, India


Dr. Puvish Parikh
Emeritus Editor


Group Oncology Director & Professor of Medical Oncology – Shalby Cancer & research Institutes, Shalby Multispecialty Hospitals

Precision & Medical Oncologist
Asian Institute of Oncology,
Somaiya Hospital, Everard Nagar
off Eastern Express Highway
Sion East, Mumbai


Dr. Nilesh Lokeshwar
Emeritus Editor

Consultation Medical Onclologist
Asian Cancer Institute, Somaiya Ayurvihar, 
Sion, Mumbai, India

Facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is 3 Issues. The journal is published in both print and online formats.


An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, National Science Library, Index Copernicus, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), EBSCO, Hinari, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica

Journal Ethics

The Indian Journal of Medical Sciences is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section

Plagiarism Policy

We have plagiarism check available on our Editors and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. Any manuscript with plagiarism will be rejected immediately.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of https://crossref.org

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement.

“Pop-up” and “banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the manuscript in any form.

The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.

Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

Subscription Information

Copies are provided free to members of the journal’s institution.
For non-members, please log on to https://scientificscholar.com/buy-subscriptions


Scientific Scholar, USA, established with the aim of publishing scientific journals. The mission of the company is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Beginning in 2017, scientific journal publishing bought under the new umbrella of “Scientific Scholar”.

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists. It is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models and all the aspects of the scientific journal publishing through its peer-review management system – Scientific Scholar and Open Access platform. The headquarter of Scientific Scholar is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar currently publishes prestigious journals like the American Journal of Sonography and American Journal of Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and is growing in its portfolio.