About the Journal

Scope-

The scope of the journal encompasses a wide array of topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Clinical Medicine: Original research, clinical trials, and case reports focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of medical conditions across all medical specialties, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics.

  2. Medical Education and Training: Research on medical education pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment methods, simulation-based training, competency-based education, and innovations in medical education technology.

  3. Global Health and Public Health: Investigations into global health issues, healthcare disparities, epidemiology, disease surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention, and public health interventions to improve population health outcomes.

  4. Health Services Research and Healthcare Delivery: Studies on healthcare delivery models, healthcare quality, patient safety, healthcare economics, health policy, healthcare disparities, access to care, and healthcare system innovations.

  5. Clinical Research Methodology and Evidence-Based Medicine: Research on research methodology, clinical trial design, evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, critical appraisal, and implementation science in clinical practice.

  6. Precision Medicine and Personalized Medicine: Investigations into the application of genomic medicine, precision diagnostics, targeted therapies, pharmacogenomics, and personalized treatment strategies based on individual patient characteristics.

  7. Medical Ethics and Bioethics: Studies on ethical dilemmas in medical practice, informed consent, patient autonomy, end-of-life care, organ transplantation, research ethics, and bioethical issues arising from advances in medical technology.

  8. Health Informatics and Digital Health: Research on the integration of information technology in healthcare, electronic health records, telemedicine, mobile health applications, health data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in medicine.

  9. Health Promotion and Lifestyle Medicine: Investigations into health behavior change, preventive medicine, lifestyle interventions, nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, obesity management, and chronic disease prevention.

  10. Medical Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine: Research on the intersection of medicine with humanities disciplines, including medical history, medical anthropology, medical sociology, narrative medicine, and cultural aspects of healthcare.

Aims of the journal-

  1. Advancing Medical Knowledge: To disseminate new and significant findings in medical research, clinical practices, and healthcare innovations to a global audience.

  2. Promoting Evidence-Based Medicine: To support and promote the practice of evidence-based medicine by publishing high-quality research articles, reviews, and clinical studies that are rigorously peer-reviewed.

  3. Facilitating Global Collaboration: To provide a platform for international collaboration among researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals, fostering the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.

  4. Improving Patient Care: To contribute to the improvement of patient care by sharing best practices, new treatment methodologies, and healthcare policies that can be adopted globally.

  5. Encouraging Multidisciplinary Research: To encourage and publish multidisciplinary research that integrates various fields of medicine and health sciences, promoting a holistic approach to health and disease.

  6. Addressing Global Health Issues: To highlight and address pressing global health issues, including emerging infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and healthcare disparities, by providing relevant research and insights.

  7. Supporting Young Researchers: To support the career development of young researchers and clinicians by providing a reputable platform for publishing their work and gaining recognition in the scientific community.

  8. Supporting Researchers in Developing, Low, and Middle-Income Countries: To specifically support young researchers in developing, low, and middle-income countries by providing resources, mentorship, and opportunities for publication, thereby fostering their growth and integration into the global research community.

  9. Enhancing Accessibility of Medical Information: To ensure that high-quality medical information is accessible to a broad audience, including practitioners, researchers, educators, and policymakers, through open-access publishing or other means.

  10. Fostering Ethical Research and Publication Practices: To uphold and promote ethical standards in medical research and publishing, ensuring integrity, transparency, and accountability in all published work.

  11. Adapting to Technological Advancements: To keep pace with technological advancements in medicine and healthcare, integrating new tools, methodologies, and innovations into the journal’s scope and content.

Target Readership:

  • Medical Researchers: Scientists and researchers engaged in medical and clinical research who are interested in the latest findings, methodologies, and innovations in medicine.

  • Clinicians and Healthcare Providers: Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are looking for evidence-based practices, new treatment options, and clinical guidelines to improve patient care.

  • Medical Educators and Students: Professors, lecturers, and students in medical schools and other health-related educational institutions who seek up-to-date information for teaching and learning purposes.

  • Healthcare Administrators and Policymakers: Individuals involved in healthcare management, policy-making, and administration who need insights into current trends, challenges, and solutions in healthcare to inform their decisions and strategies.

  • Public Health Professionals: Experts in public health who focus on population health, epidemiology, and preventive medicine, and who are interested in research on global health issues and public health interventions.

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Professionals: Professionals working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries who are interested in research and developments related to drug discovery, clinical trials, and medical technologies.

  • Medical Journal Editors and Reviewers: Editors and reviewers from other medical journals who seek high-quality research articles and reviews for reference and citation.

  • Funding Agencies and Grant Committees: Organizations and individuals involved in funding medical research who need to stay informed about current research trends and outcomes to make funding decisions.

  • Patients and Patient Advocates: Although not a primary audience, informed patients and patient advocacy groups may also be interested in the latest medical research and treatment options available.

  • International Organizations and NGOs: Entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other international bodies involved in healthcare who need access to contemporary research to support their missions and programs.

  • Young Researchers and Academics in Developing, Low, and Middle-Income Countries: Aspiring researchers and academics from these regions who seek to contribute to and stay updated with global medical research and to find opportunities for collaboration and publication.

Type of articles we accept-

  • Original Research Articles: Detailed reports of original clinical or laboratory research, including studies on medical interventions, treatments, diagnostics, and patient outcomes.

  • Review Articles: Comprehensive overviews of specific medical topics, summarizing and synthesizing existing research to provide insights and identify gaps in knowledge.

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Rigorous evaluations of existing research studies on a particular topic, using systematic methods to collect, analyze, and summarize the findings.

  • Clinical Trials: Reports on the design, methodology, results, and implications of clinical trials, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and other intervention studies.

  • Case Reports and Case Series: Detailed descriptions of individual or a series of clinical cases that provide insights into unusual or novel clinical scenarios, treatments, or outcomes.

  • Editorials: Opinion pieces written by experts or editorial board members that provide commentary on current issues, trends, or controversies in medicine.

  • Perspectives and Opinions: Articles that offer personal viewpoints or insights on medical topics, healthcare policies, or emerging trends in medical research and practice.

  • Letters to the Editor: Short communications that address previously published articles, share brief research findings, or comment on relevant medical issues.

  • Commentaries: Articles that provide critical analysis and commentary on significant research findings, policies, or healthcare practices.

  • Short Communications: Brief reports of preliminary research findings, innovative techniques, or novel hypotheses that warrant rapid dissemination.

  • Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statements: Documents that provide evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice, developed by expert panels or professional societies.

  • Protocols: Detailed descriptions of the methods and procedures of ongoing or upcoming research studies, including clinical trials and observational studies.

  • Technical Notes: Articles that describe new techniques, methodologies, or technologies in medical research or clinical practice.

  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Medicine: Articles that explore ethical dilemmas, legal considerations, and policy issues relevant to medical practice and research.

  • Global Health and Policy: Articles that focus on global health issues, healthcare policies, and initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes in different regions, particularly in low and middle-income countries.

  • Educational Resources and Tools: Articles that provide resources, teaching tools, and educational materials for medical educators and students.

Publication Schedule

IJOCM maintains a biannual publication schedule, releasing two issues per year consistently since its inception. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts at any time, knowing that our journal is committed to timely and regular publication.

Important Information


  1. Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
  2. Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors.  Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, he can withdraw his article.

The charges are as follows
1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 1000/-
2. Rest of world - US $ 100

Archiving Policy

IJOCM became an Open Access journal in 2020. All issues post-2020 are archived in repositories such as PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Crossref, EBSCO(Host), and the journal's OJS website.

Authors seeking full-length articles, abstracts, reference lists, or citation information for specific articles not accessible on databases like Researchgate, Google Scholar, or EBSCO(Host) are encouraged to contact the editorial office at editor.[email protected].  We are pleased to offer these supplementary materials free of charge.

IJOCM maintains all versions of submitted manuscripts in its database. The versions are maintained either via email, HDD format, or within the OJS system.

Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted to self-archive the accepted and pre-published versions of their articles on personal websites or deposit them in any repository. Post-publication, when posting any version of the manuscript, proper acknowledgment to the original source of publication is required, and a link to the published article on the journal's website must be included. The link should include the DOI number in the following format: "The final publication is available at link.journalsite.com via https://dx.doi.org/(insert DOI and remove brackets)." There are no embargoes associated with any version of the manuscript.

Previous versions of the article on non-commercial pre-print servers, such as SSRN, may be retained or updated with the author's accepted version. However, post-publication, authors must acknowledge the final publication and provide a link to the article on the journal's website, including the DOI number in the sentence: "The final publication is available at IJOCM, via https://dx.doi.org/(insert DOI and remove brackets)."

Copyright and Licensing Policy

  1. Copyright Ownership: Authors retain copyright ownership of their work after publication in IJOCM. However, they grant the journal an exclusive Creative Commons license.

  2. Creative Commons License: The authors grant IJOCM the right to exclusively apply a Creative Commons license to their work upon publication. This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction of the work in any medium, provided that the original work and its source are properly cited. The specific license applied is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), which allows for attribution, non-commercial use, and derivative works.

  3. Editorial Research: Authors grant the journal the right to analyze information obtained from submitted manuscripts for editorial research purposes. This analysis aims to improve the peer-review process, teaching, and training activities.

  4. Warranties: Authors warrant that their work is original, contains no libelous statements, is lawful, and does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, patent, or proprietary rights of others. Authors agree to indemnify the editors against any costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of this warranty.

  5. Views and Opinions: The views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the journal.

Revenue Sources

  1. Print Copies: We provide hard copies of the journal to colleges and universities.
  2. Author Publishing Charges: Reasonable publication fees are charged only upon acceptance of the article for publication. There are no charges for manuscript submission.