Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

by MS Dhillon

Aims & Scope

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER) formerly called “Bulletin, PGIMER” that was being published since 1970, is the official publication of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Its aim is to provide an academic platform enriched by the experience and glorious legacy of PGIMER that has fostered excellence in all its endeavours to authors from diverse medical and surgical fields and specialties. The journal currently accepts high quality scientific papers, case reports/ case series, original research, topical reviews, recent advances, basic sciences, community medicine, advanced techniques, medical education and also publishes the famed clinicopathological case conferences (CPC) from the PGI archives.
The JPMER has its readership ranging from postgraduate students to teachers, physicians, and basic scientists. Keeping its varied readership in mind it provides a highly stimulating reading for all its users. Clinical trials are one of the ways that new therapies are discovered and JPMER accepts clinical trial designs, protocols and final results. Book reviews and invited reviews form a separate section and the journal also publishes special thematic issues and “State of Art” Guest symposia. Being a multispecialty journal, its editorial board comprises of national and international experts from various fields. JPMER accepts papers from across the globe. The journal has an open access policy, and its multi-faceted contents attract substantial readership from a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

Ownership and Management

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER) is owned and managed under the auspices of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Pondicherry, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research (JPMER) is a quarterly publication. 

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research 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 publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Copyright and Licensing

Under Creative Commons the Authors retain ownership/ copyright of their content. The authors assign exclusive commercial re-use rights of the article to the Publisher.

All open access articles published are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License as currently displayed at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors have to mandatorily submit the Open Access License Agreement Form when submitting the manuscript.

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles for personal, research and educational use provided that:

  • The original authorship is properly and fully attributed.
  • The journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given.
  • If an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work, this is clearly indicated.
  • No articles are reproduced for commercial use without the prior consent of the Publisher. All the licensing requests and permissions for commercial use of the article will be managed by the Publisher. For re-use of the content for other purposes that are not covered by the CC BY-NC license, please contact  journals.permissions@jaypeebrothers.com
  • Authors are also entitled to deposit the final electronic version of the article into an institutional or centrally organized subject repository upon publication. They should include a link to the published version of the article on the journal's web site, and the journal and publisher should be attributed as the original place of publication, with correct citations given.
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 at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards to reuse.  Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. The journal allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial), provided the article is properly attributed. All the articles are published, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website and deposited in archive and indexing databases as applicable to the journal. All articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text.

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

Authors are encouraged to deposit the final published PDF in their institutional repository or any suitable subject repository (according to the end-user license of the article, i.e., strictly for non-commercial re-use) immediately upon publication. The deposited version should contain the URL and link to the online published version on the publisher’s website to clearly identify it as the definitive version of record.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors can share 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, with proper attribution to the original source (the Publisher website) or include the DOI number in the social media post that links it to the published article on the Journal website.

Submitted Version

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Authors can post their preprint version on preprint servers of the authors’ choice, authors’ or institutional websites, preprint servers or preprint commenting platforms, intended for non-commercial use. When submitting the manuscript to the journal, authors must disclose all pertinent information regarding preprint publication, such as the DOI and licencing terms. The author must make sure that the preprint record is updated with a publication reference after it is published, including the DOI and a URL link to the journal website where the paper has been published.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the peer reviewed version (not the final published version) as accepted for publication by the journal that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions. This version excludes copy editing and type setting changes.

The journal does not recommend the authors to upload AM to their personal website/ institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories.

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined as the final version of the article that has been made available by the Publisher 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. This is the final, definitive, citable version of your paper, which has been copyedited, typeset, has metadata applied, and has been allocated a DOI.

Authors may share the 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 the publisher 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 more details.

Advertisement Policy
  1. Journals carry advertisements both digitally and in print. All these commercially sponsored advertisements are independent of editorial decisions.
  2. Journal and the Publisher do not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in any of our publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors.
  3. Journal and the Publisher reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand or is inappropriate to the content or deceptive or misleading. The content in the advertisements should be verifiable. 
  4. Advertisements will not be accepted if they appear to be indecent or offensive in either text or artwork, or if they are discriminatory in terms of personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious nature.
  5. Journal and the Publisher will not accept advertising for products or services known to be harmful to health (e.g., tobacco and alcohol products).
  6. Even if the advertisement has been implemented online, it will be withdrawn from the journal site at any time if the Journal and the Publisher feel it is inappropriate.
  7. The product advertorial will not allow any treatment-specific or drug-specific campaign to be targeted to a specific article(s) on any page where content related to the product(s) is being advertised.
  8. Advertisers should make available to the Publisher, the marketing authorization and summary of product characteristics when submitting their advertisement. In the case of drug advertisements, the full generic name of each active ingredient should be clearly stated.
  9. Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers and will not be influenced by marketing decisions.
  10. Information about complaints concerning advertisements will be included in the Advertisements page in Print copies only.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2277-8969
    Speciality General Medicine
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10028
Editor-in-Chief

MS Dhillon
Professor and Head, Incharge, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine Clinic
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India

Associate Editors

Dheeraj Khurana
Professor
Department of Neurology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Surinder Rana
Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ramandeep Virk
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sarvdeep Dhatt
Additional Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Assistant Editors

Shalini Gainder
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sandeep Bansal
Additional Professor
Department of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Editorial Coordinator

Kusum Rana
Junior Editor
Bulletin Section
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

International Editorial Advisory Board
Ajay Sandhu
Clinical Professor
Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Sanjay Suri
Director
Dentistry
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anupam Aggarwal
Director
Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, UK

Suresh T Chari
Professor
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Kapil Sethi
Professor
Department of Neurology
Medical College Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Vikas Khanduja
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK

Patrick S Kamath
Professor
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochjester, Minnesota, USA

Vikas Prasad
Deputy Director (Senior Physician)
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Augustenburgerplatz 1, Germany

Pravin C Singal
Professor
Department of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore LIJ Medical School, New York, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
National Editorial Board Members
Adarsh Kohli
Additional Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Aman Sharma
Associate Professor, Rheumatology and HIV Wing, Department of Internal Medicine; Deputy Program Director
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; Centers of Excellence (COE) in HIV Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Ashima Goyal
Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ajay Duseja
Professor
Department of Hepatology,
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr Ashish Jain
BDS, MDS
Professor & HOD (Periodontology)
HS Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Chandigarh. India

Ajay Salvania
Professor & Head
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Baljinder Singh
Professor
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Deepti Suri
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Jerry R. John
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Lileswar Kaman
Professor
Department of General Surgery
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Monika Bawa
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Man Updesh Singh
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Nusrat S.
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Nandita Kakkar
Associate Professor
Department of Histopathology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Paramjit Singh
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Parag Barwad
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Ravindra Khaiwal
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Rakesh Kapoor
Professor
Department of Radiotherapy
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Reema Bansal
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sunil Dogra
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sanjay Bhadada
Professor
Department of Endocrinology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sahajal Dhooria
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

S. S. Dhandapani
Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Sukhpal Kaur
Professor
National Institute of Nursing Education
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Tulika Gupta
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Tanvir Samra
Additional Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Vikas Suri
Lecturer
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Y.S. Bansal
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Divya Dahiya
Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Managing Editor

Gautam Upadhyay
Managing Editor
gautam.upadhayay@jaypeebrothers.com

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