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 Indian Journal of Community Medicine Top

The Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM, ISSN 0970-0218), is the official organ & the only official journal of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM). It is a peer-reviewed journal which is published Quarterly.

The journal publishes original research articles, focusing on family health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration, health care delivery, national health problems, medical anthropology and social medicine, invited annotations and comments, invited papers on recent advances, clinical and epidemiological diagnosis and management; editorial correspondence and book reviews.

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 Scope of the Journal Top

Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM) is an open access, peer reviewed journal which is published quarterly by the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) - a body of 4500 plus public health professionals & academicians. The Journal is indexed with internationally reputed indexing agencies and publishes Editorial commentaries, CMEs, Viewpoints, Original articles, Review articles, Case studies, Book reviews, “Letters to editor” etc., dealing with priority public health issues. It invites quality research articles covering areas such as epidemiology, public health (administration, policy, planning & implementation), medical educational technology, nutrition, maternal & child health, communicable/ non communicable diseases, environmental / occupational health, health equity and equality, etc. with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant for developing country perspectives including India.

The journal has a very transparent and robust system for reviewing articles with the help of editorial board / reviewers which include eminent scholars from India & abroad. It also publishes articles from other developing and developed nations, with an ultimate aim to contribute to the knowledge & practice of Public Health.

The journal is available in both print and online formats.


 Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine Top


The Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, founded in 1974, is a nonprofit professional organization of specialists in Epidemiology, Health Management, Health Promotion, and Family Medicine, which is dedicated to the promotion of public health by bringing its members' expertise to the development of public health policies, an advocate for education, research, and programs of Community Medicine and providing a forum for the regular exchange of views & information.


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Address all correspondence regarding editorial, letters to the editor, change of address, back numbers to:
Dr. Pradeep Kumar
Chief Editor - Indian Journal of Community Medicine,
Professor & Head, Community Medicine Dept.,
GMERS Medical College, Near Gujarat High Court, SG Highway,
Ahmadabad, Gujarat-380060,
Tel: 08238414559
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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Views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. All statements, opinions expressed in the manuscripts are those of the authors and not of the editors(s) or publishers. The editors(s) and publishers disclaim any responsibility for such material. The editors(s) and publishers also do not guarantee, warrant or endorse any product or service advertised in the journal nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service. Regd. No. CHAENG/2007/20972 “ISSN-0970-0218 Indian Journal of Community Medicine”. Published for the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, by Medknow Publications & Media Pvt. Ltd., Ghatkopar, Mumbai, India.

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