About the Journal
Aims & Scope | Audience | Review Process | Editorial Team | About the Editors | Facts about the Journal | Benefits | Abstracting and Indexing Information | Journal Ethics | Plagiarism Policy | Archival Policy | Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing | Ahead of Print Policy | Advertisements | Subscription Information | Publisher
Aims & Scope
The Indian Journal of Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal published Quarterly under the aegis of the Indian Association of Palliative Care.
The journal welcomes contributions in the following sections: original articles on clinical research, psychosocial, ethical and spiritual issues; review articles, clinical guidelines, case reports, case discussions, narratives, reports on important meetings, book reviews, short reports and letters to the editor.
Our audience includes all the practitioners in the field of Palliative Care.
IJPC 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.
The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of Palliative Care to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.
About the Editor
Dr. Raghavendra. R, MD, DNB, FIAPM(ISSP)
Fellowship in Pain Medicine (Singapore),
Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (USA),
MSc. Pall. Med. (Cardiff UK),
LEAD Consultant, Aster Hospitals, Bangalore,
Editor IJPC, Secretary ISSP, Karnataka Chapter
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Facts about the Journal
It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. The journal is published in print and online format.
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 indexed with or included in the following:
PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, Scimago Journal Ranking
Impact Factor® as reported in the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics 2023): 1.0The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest, CrossRef, ReadCube, Portico
The Indian Journal of Palliative Care 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 PolicyThe journal uses plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system which is used to check and control Plagiarism for each article. Any manuscript, that is found to have plagiarism is rejected.
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
Indian Journal of Palliative Care is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, 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 Palliative Care 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.
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