Focus and Scope

Journal of Chitwan Medical College (JCMC) is an official, peer reviewed, quarterly, multidisciplinary biomedical journal devoted to Health Sciences. JCMC is official publication of the Chitwan Medical College (CMC), Bharatpur, Nepal. JCMC started since 2010 as yearly publication and from January 2014 onward, it is being published quarterly.

It publishes articles on the following category: 

  • Original articles
  • Review articles
  • Case Report/ Series
  • Audits
  • Images in clinical sciences
  • Editorials
  • Viewpoints
  • Book Reviews
  • Medical Education
  • Specially Invited Articles
  • Letter to the Editor

SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

An important decision made by the Editorial Board prior to launch was that the journal must be for the many and not just for a few who are engaged in clinical research. All of us, whether we are doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists or in any other field of health care, must take a greater responsibility for managing and solving the many unique health issues and problems that we face in our regions. We must engage in research and voice our opinions by publishing them in this, our journal. To ensure wide readership, the journal encourages articles of general interest, as well as scientific articles, based on topics relevant to our region. With so many categories, JCMC is sure that that researcher will be able to make regular contributions to this journal. JCMC encourages the new generation of medical doctors and allied health professionals to generate and publish new research data in this journal and adopt critical thinking habits to address current health problems. This journal also encourages international research collaborations that result in joint publications of high international standards.

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The JCMC follows blind peer review process. It usually takes 6 weeks and is done by national and/or international reviewers.

The received manuscript is forwarded to assigned editors and one to two reviewers. Manuscripts, not able to satisfy JCMC or not in the range are immediately rejected and destroyed. After review, manuscripts are returned to authors for necessary corrections and should be returned back to editorial office. The returned manuscripts are once again are reviewed by editorial board. Page proofs are again sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within three days. Non response to proof copy may delay the publication of the same article, may publish proof copy article as same or may even get rejected from the JCMC. The editorial board reserves the right to do necessary modifications in the text, photographs and illustrations to improve understanding without affecting the original gist of the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Chitwan Medical College is a quarterly journal, published in March, June, September and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.