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 About the Society

The Indian Journal of Community & Family Medicine (IJCFM) is owned by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, an Institute of National Importance (INI), a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament in September 2012. The institute was established to bridge the gap in provision of state-of-the-art healthcare services in the eastern part of India. It also had a mandate of promoting quality research and excellence in medical education and training. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar is under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which is under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GOI). During the conclave for Community Medicine and Family Medicine in December 2013, conducted by PMSSY, MoHFW, one of the decisions was to start a journal of community and family medicine (http://pmssy-mohfw.nic.in/files/pmssyevents/Conclave_on_CFM_Report_09Jun2014.pdf). It was to enable the INIs to conduct quality research, generate evidence and improve population health. The MoHFW, GOI, through AIIMS Bhubaneswar is committed to this endeavor (https://aiimsbhubaneswar.nic.in/aboutAIIMS.aspx).

  About the Journal

Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine (IJCFM) envisaged during the Community and Family Medicine Conclave held in the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi in December 2013. Approved by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, it reflects the commitment to promote research and improve health care.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region, Indian Science Abstracts

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding 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 www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 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.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

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.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

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. Wolters Kluwer Medknow 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.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will endeavour to encompass all fields of community medicine and family medicine. It will include original research relevant to the practice of medicine at primary care level and public health. There will be case reports that will be relevant to medical officers in general practice. It will also cover the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines for communicable and noncommunicable diseases. The section on health policy initiatives can be a forum for disseminating programmatic policies. It will include interviews with doyens of community and family medicine for them to share their vision for healthy nations. It will also strive to share the success stories from various parts of the country and the world, which will serve as inspiration for the readers. The aim will be to range from empowering medical officers at a primary health centre to enrich and inspire the accomplished researchers in academic institutions.
Types of articles
1. Editorial (by invitation)
2. Review articles
3. Original research
4. Short Communication
5. Case reports
6. Perspective
7. Current Updates
8. Continuing Medical Education
9. Book Review
10. Interviews (by invitation)
11. Health policy initiatives (by invitation)
12. Correspondence/ Letter to editor
13. News and events
14. Public Health Success stories
15. Student/Medical Residents corner

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