JOURNAL OF MEDICAL COLLEGE CHANDIGARH (JMCC)
About the Journal
JMCC is a biannual peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts. JMCC accepts manuscripts written in UK English. The contributors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work and claims made therein as a whole from inception to published article. The journal takes no responsibility for the claims made in the published articles.
Scope of the journal
The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to any aspect of medical sciences including ethical and social issues. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
The Editorial Process
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to JMCC alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts received will be duly acknowledged and ascribed a manuscript number. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in JMCC are sent to two or more expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within 48 hours. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online (via e-mail).
Clinical trial registry
JMCC recommends registration of clinical trials and is a signatory to the Statement on publishing clinical trials in Indian biomedical journals. JMCC would publish clinical trials that have been registereJMCC recommends registration of clinical trials and is a signatory to the Statement on publishing clinical trials in Indian biomedical journals. JMCC would publish clinical trials that have been registered with a clinical trial registry that allows free online access to public. Registration in the following trial registers is acceptable:http://www.ctri.in/;http://www.actr.org.au/; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/; http://isrctn.org/;http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp;and http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr. This is applicable to clinical trials that have begun enrollment of subjects in or after June 2008