About the Journal

About The Journal

The "International Journal of Medicine (IJM)" is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication committed to advancing the field of medicine and healthcare on a global scale. It serves as a platform for researchers, healthcare practitioners, and scholars worldwide to disseminate their knowledge, research, and insights on a wide range of medical and healthcare-related topics.

Aim and Scope

The International Journal of Medicine welcomes contributions from researchers, clinicians, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the healthcare community. Journal Publishes articles in following areas:

Clinical Research, Medical Sciences, Disease Management, Surgical Innovations, Public Health and Epidemiology, Medical Education, Healthcare Technology, Patient-Centered Care, Global Health, Healthcare Ethics.

Abstracting and Indexing

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Types of Manuscripts

Original Research Articles: Original research articles should not exceed 5000 words (excluding Abstract and References). They should comprise a structured abstract (maximum 250 words) with four subheadings: (i) Background & Objectives, (ii) Methods, (iii) Results, and (iv) Interpretation & Conclusions. Include 5-8 keywords alphabetically arranged. The main article should follow this sequence: Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments (if applicable), Conflicts of Interest, and References.

Reviews: Various types of review articles are published, including rapid, mapping, and scoping reviews. Review articles written by experts who have published quality original research in the area will be considered. The article should not exceed 5000 words (excluding Abstract and References) with a limit of 100 recent and relevant references. It should present a clear methodology outlining the search strategy and an unstructured abstract of about 250 words. Tables and Figures can be included as needed. Permission from the copyright holder is required in advance if a published Table/Figure is reproduced.

Systematic Reviews (Including Meta-analysis): This section features critical appraisals of studies on significant clinical/public health topics to provide an unbiased quantitative estimate of intervention or variable effects for a defined outcome. The focus can be on cause, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, prevention, etc. These articles should have a structured abstract and be up to 5000 words with minimal Tables/Figures. Publication is subject to peer review.

Perspectives/Personal View/Viewpoint Opinion pieces authored by senior scientists, public health experts, and policy makers. These articles, typically single-authored, should range from 1000 to 1500 words and include references. No anonymous submissions are accepted. With the exception of commissioned pieces, all submissions are subject to peer review.

PG Student IJM: A section dedicated to encouraging and promoting medical postgraduate students' participation in research. It may also feature reports on scientific developments impacting patient care, public health, and career advancement. This section can include abstracts of student research conducted as part of their PG programs.

Short Paper/ Research Correspondence Original research manuscripts with well-defined study design and sample size but limited parameters analyzed may be submitted as Short Papers (approximately 2500 words). They should include a structured abstract that combines Results and Discussion. Research Correspondence may be preliminary/pilot studies or post-implicative reports with no abstract. These should be around 1000-1500 words and may include a Table and/or a Figure.

Terms of Submission:

To maintain the quality and integrity of the publication process, authors submitting manuscripts to the journal are expected to adhere to the following terms:

  1. Relevance and Usefulness: The scientific information presented in the manuscripts must be pertinent and valuable to the scientific and medical community. Submissions should offer insights, findings, or knowledge that can contribute to the advancement of these fields.
  2. Exclusive Submission: Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be concurrently under consideration by another journal, magazine, newsletter, or any other print or electronic platform. Simultaneous submissions to multiple outlets can compromise the integrity of the peer review and publication processes.
  3. Approval by Co-Authors: All co-authors of the manuscript must provide their explicit approval for the manuscript's content and its submission for publication in the journal. This ensures that all contributors are in agreement with the material being presented and the intention to publish it.

Submission of Manuscript:

The International Journal of Medicine (IJM) does not impose any fees for manuscript submission. All manuscripts submitted for publication in IJM should comprise the following components:

  1. First Page File: This file should contain the manuscript's title, author(s)' names and affiliations and contact details of the corresponding author.
  2. Article File: The main manuscript text, including the abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments (if applicable), conflicts of interest statement, and references. Ensure that the article adheres to the journal's formatting and style guidelines.
  3. Tables & Figures: Tables and figures should be included as separate files and appropriately labeled for easy reference within the article. Make sure they are of high quality and easy to understand.


In compliance with standard publication practices, acknowledgments should be concise and limited to specific scientific or technical assistance. They should not be extended to cover routine departmental facilities, general encouragement, or assistance in manuscript preparation, including typing or secretarial support.

Financial Support & Sponsorship:

Acknowledgments must be included to recognize financial support and/or sponsorship received from national or international funding agencies. This acknowledgment should highlight the crucial role of these sources in facilitating the research or project.

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors are expected to fully disclose any potential conflicts of interest to maintain the integrity and transparency of the publication process. A conflict of interest may arise when authors or their affiliated institutions have financial or personal connections with individuals or organizations that could unduly influence their actions, potentially introducing bias. These conflicts may be actual or potential, and complete disclosure to the Editor is mandatory.

Authors are required to reveal all relationships that might be perceived as presenting a potential conflict of interest in their work. If no conflicts of interest exist, authors should explicitly state this fact. This disclosure process ensures that the research and its reporting are conducted with utmost objectivity and trustworthiness.


References in your manuscript should be listed consecutively at the end, following the NLM (National Library of Medicine) style. To adhere to this style, here are some guidelines for your reference list:

  1. Journal articles: Last Name Initials. Article Title. Journal Name. Year; Volume(Issue):Page Numbers. DOI.
  2. Books: Last Name Initials. Book Title. Edition (if applicable). Place of Publication: Publisher; Year.
  3. Websites: Author(s) (if available). Webpage Title. Website Name. URL. Published Date (if available). Accessed Date.
  4. Conference papers: Last Name Initials. Paper Title. In: Editor(s). Proceedings Title. Conference Name; Year; Location. Page Numbers. Publisher.

For in-text citations, use numbers in round brackets. For example:

  • "[5]" for a single reference.
  • "[2, 7]" for multiple references.

Ensure that the citation and reference list formats align with the NLM style to maintain consistency and facilitate readability for your readers.

Peer Review

The peer review process is a cornerstone of rigorous academic publishing, and our journal follows a robust peer review system to ensure the quality, validity, and relevance of the manuscripts we consider for publication. Here is an overview of our peer review process:

  1. Initial Manuscript Evaluation:
  • Upon submission, all manuscripts go through an initial evaluation by our editorial team to ensure they adhere to the journal's scope and submission guidelines.
  1. Assignment to Reviewers:
  • Manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation are sent for peer review. They are assigned to independent reviewers or academic editors with expertise in the relevant field.
  1. Peer Review Process:
  • Reviewers assess the manuscript for its scientific quality, methodology, relevance, and overall suitability for publication.
  • They provide detailed feedback, comments, and recommendations to the authors and to the editorial team.
  1. Decision Making:
  • Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editorial team makes an informed decision regarding the manuscript. This decision may include acceptance, revision, or rejection.
  1. Author Revision:
  • If revisions are required, authors are given the opportunity to address the reviewers' comments and improve the manuscript accordingly.
  1. Final Decision:
  • The manuscript undergoes a final review to ensure that all concerns have been adequately addressed.
  1. Publication:
  • Manuscripts that successfully complete the peer review process are prepared for publication.

Our peer review process is designed to maintain the quality and integrity of the research we publish, and it benefits from the expertise of independent reviewers and academic editors who ensure that the work meets the highest academic and scientific standards.

Article Processing Charges (APCs): We wish to apprise authors regarding the article processing charges (APCs) associated with the publication of accepted manuscripts. Kindly take note of the following charges, which come into effect after the acceptance of a manuscript:

  • For authors based in the USA & Europe: The APC is $150 USD.
  • For authors located in Asia & Africa: The APC amounts to $60 USD.

These charges are indispensable in supporting the expenses related to editorial procedures, production, and publication. They enable us to uphold our commitment to providing a platform for exceptional research.

Submission Preparation Checklist: Authors are encouraged to adhere to this checklist while preparing their manuscript for submission:

  1. Ensure that the manuscript is formatted in Microsoft Word file format.
  2. Submit tables as separate files.
  3. Submit figures as separate files.

How to Submit Your Manuscript: Authors can submit their manuscripts directly via email to ijmjournal.org@gmail.com

Contact Details: For any further inquiries or assistance, please contact us using the following information:

Email: ijmjournal.org@gmail.com