ISSN (Print): 0377-9378
ISSN (Online): Awaited
About the Journal
The Karnataka Medical Journal (KMJ) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Health Care. The journal is owned by the Indian Medical Association-Karnataka State Branch (IMA KSB) and published by the Scientific Scholar.
Aims & ScopeKarnataka Medical Journal is the official journal of Indian Medical Association-Karnataka State Branch (IMA KSB) It is an open access, peer reviewed journal which publishes Meta-analyses, Original articles, Systematic reviews, RCTs, Case Series, Case Reports, Viewpoints, Comments, Critiques on articles published, Letters to the editor and an Editorial. The journal will largely cater to the modern medical specialties and health professionals.
Our audience includes researchers from the field of Health Care.
KMJ has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.
The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.
Facts About the Journal
It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is 4 issues a year, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review.
An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The Karnataka Medical Journal is committed to meeting and upholding the 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 our Ethical Guidelines section
Plagiarism PolicyThe journal uses plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system which is used to check and control Plagiarism for each article. Any manuscript, that is found to have plagiarism is rejected.
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-Non Commercial-Share Alike 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.
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. Karnataka Medical Journal has a policy that changes will not be made after the publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement.
“Pop-up” and “banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the manuscript in any form.
The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its own in-house peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.
The mission of the Scientific Scholar is “Share, Learn and Improve”.