The Indian Journal of Palliative Care (IJPC) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Palliative Care. The journal is owned by the  Indian Association of Palliative Care and published by the Scientific Scholar.

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.

Audience

Our audience includes all the practitioners in the field of Palliative Care.

Review Process

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.

Editorial Team

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

Editor-in-Chief
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: drragraj1@gmail.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.

Benefits

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

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishings Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data, CrossRef, ReadCube

Journal Ethics

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 Policy

We have a 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 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.

Subscription Information

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Publisher

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA (scientificscholar.com). All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

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