Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections

by Chetana Vaishnavi

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections (JGI) is devoted to the dissemination of new knowledge concerning the various aspects of human infections and infestations associated with GI tract. The journal will cover studies related to gastrointestinal (GI) infections. The journal will publish peer- reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Current reports can be submitted as brief communications which must include review of current literature, clinical details, outcome and follow up. Letters to the editor must be a comment on or pertain to a manuscript already published in the journal or in relation to preliminary communication of a larger study. The journal will also regularly publish Review articles, Special Articles or Guest Editorials on various topics in GI infections, accepted on invitation. But those who are desirous of submitting a review article, special article or guest editorial are required to send a one page outline to the Editor-in-Chief.

The Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India (GISI) was born in 2007 as a result of earnest endeavors by the Founding Members. It is duly registered as "Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India" under the Societies Act XXI of 1860. GISI began its operations with a view to work in line with the aspirations and objectives of some of the renowned gastroenterologists of the world. The society commenced its working with a membership of just 14 members. Down the line, GISI has been successful in developing its strength. The society currently maintains a membership of 240 members. The active members of GISI have been vigorously involved in creating awareness about gastrointestinal problems by holding conferences throughout the country. The efforts of the GISI members have filled the long-standing need for generating alertness in the minds of people as regards common gastrointestinal infections. The primary objective of GISI is to disseminate information related to GI problems. The society attempts to act as a forum of discussion for gastroenterologists, microbiologists and other health care professionals dealing with gastrointestinal infections.

Ownership and Management

Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections is owned and managed under the auspices of Gastroinstestinal Infection Society of 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 JGI 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 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

The Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections (JGI) publishes Annually focussing on aspects of gastrointestinal infections.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JGI 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:

DRJI, I2OR, Index Copernicus (2019), J-Gate, I2OR, PORTICO, Google Scholar


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.


All open access articles published in JGI 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 JGI.

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 2277-5862
    Speciality Gastroenterology
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10068

Dr Chetana Vaishnavi
Former Professor and Chief, Division of GE Microbiology
Department of Gastroenterology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

India Associate Editors

Dr Vishal Sharma
Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr Rumpa Saha
Department of Microbiology
University College of Medical Science & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi-110095, India

India Assistant Editor

Dr Jharna Mandal
Additional Prof. & Head
Department of Microbiology
JIPMER, Puducherry

National Editorial Board Members
Dr Varsha Gupta
Department of Microbiology
GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh

Dr Atul Sachdev
Department of Gastroenterology
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali

Dr Bella Mahajan
Former Prof. & Head
Department of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology, Jammu

Dr Deepinder Chinna
Prof. & Head
Department of Microbiology
Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana

Dr Ibrahim Masoodi
Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

Dr KN Prasad
Senior Consultant & Head
Department of Microbiology
,   Apollomedics, Superspeciality Hospital, Plot No.. KBC 31, Sector B, LDA Colony, Lucknow

Dr Rajoo Singh
Dean Academics, Prof. & Head
Department of Gastroenterology
Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana

Dr Shashank Purwar
Additional Professor
Dept. of Microbiology
AIIMS, Bhopal

Dr Stephen Selvaraj
Department of Microbiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry

Dr VM Katoch
JIPMER, Puducherry and NASI-ICMR Chair
Public Health Research, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur
International Board Members
Dr Gagandeep Brar
Director, Neonatology ,Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Mercy Children’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Dr Guduru Gopal Rao
Consultant Microbiologist
London North West Healthcare University NHS Trust
Hon Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London

Dr Khalid AI-sayari
Consultant Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Advanced Biliary and pancreatic endoscopy
King Fahad Medical city,P.O. Box 590446, Riyadh 11525, Saudi Arabia

Dr Mamun AI-Mahtab
Department of Hepatology
Bangabandhu,Sheikh Mujib Medical University,Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr Navtej Buttar
Professor of Medicine
Chair, GI and Hepatobiliary,Endoscopy
Director, Specialized,Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Dr Ynighong Wang
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Medication induced colitis and enteritis
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatoloyg & Nutrition
Univ of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center,Houston, TX 77479, USA
Managing Editor

Devwart Chauhan
Publishing Editor

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