Indian Journal of Medical Research

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Indian Journal of Medical Research  
Indian Journal of Medical Research cover.png
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Indian J. Med. Res.
Discipline Biomedical research
Language English
Edited by Anju Sharma
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1913–present
Frequency Monthly
Yes
2.061
Indexing
ISSN 0971-5916
Supplements:
0367-9012
CODEN IMIREV
OCLC no. 475425104
Links

The Indian Journal of Medical Research is a peer-reviewed online open-access medical journal,[1] available as a print-on-demand compilation.[2] It is published by Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Council of Medical Research.[1] Since 1977, it has been published monthly with six issues per volume.[3] The journal publishes original "technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues" in biomedical research[1] as well as narrative and evidence-based review articles.[4] The current editor-in-chief is Anju Sharma[5] (Indian Council of Medical Research),[6] who took up the position in January 2012 after previously having served in associate editor positions.[7] In addition to regular issues, the journal publishes special issues and supplements,[1] with the latter published under a different ISSN.[8]

History[edit]

The journal was first established as a quarterly publication in July 1913,[9] mostly continuing with this publication rate until it was made bimonthly in 1958 and then monthly in 1964.[1] There was, however, a period during 1940 and then between 1943 and 1946 when it was published half-yearly. The number of issues per volume was reduced from 1977, with two volumes of six issues being published each year.[3] In 1989, the journal was split into two parts: Section A dealt with publications on infectious diseases (OCLC 684369142) whilst biomedical research outside that area was published in Section B (OCLC 684475647).[3] These sections were re-merged from 1994 but with a new ISSN (0971-5916 replaced ISSN 0019-5340), which remains in use today. The journal has been celebrating its centenary of publications between July 2012 and July 2013.[2][3]

The inaugural editor of the journal was Sir Pardey Lukis (1857–1917), the Director-General of the Indian Medical Service (1910–1917), who served in both positions until his death.[10]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:[2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.061, ranking it 101st out of 135 journals in the category "Immunology,"[11] 38th out of 151 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal,"[12] and 70th out of 121 journals in the category "Medicine, Research & Experimental."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Indian Journal of Medical Research – About Us". Indian Council of Medical Research. February 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Indian Journal of Medical Research". Indian Council of Medical Research. February 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Sharma, A. (2012). "Celebrating 100 years of IJMR's existence". Indian J. Med. Res. 136 (1): 1–2. PMC 3461709. PMID 22885255. 
  4. ^ "Indian Journal of Medical Research – Instructions to the Authors". Indian Council of Medical Research. February 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Indian Journal of Medical Research – Editorial Board". Indian Council of Medical Research. February 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anju Sharma". Indian Council of Medical Research. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Sharma, A. (2012). "Moving on with challenges & new initiatives". Indian J. Med. Res. 135 (1): 1–2. doi:10.4103/0971-5916.93414. PMC 3307168. PMID 22382173. 
  8. ^ "Indian Journal of Medical Research – About IJMR". Indian Council of Medical Research. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Review: The Indian Journal Of Medical Research". The British Medical Journal 2 (2754): 942. October 1913. 
  10. ^ "Obituary: Sir Pardey Lukis, K.C.S.I., M.D., F.R.C.S., Director-General Indian Medical Service". The British Medical Journal 2 (2965): 569. October 1917. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.2965.569. 
  11. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Immunology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  12. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medicine, General & Internal". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  13. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medicine, Research & Experimental". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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