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NATIONAL JOURNAL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

 

NJBMS is a quarterly peer reviewed national journal, published by the Society for Basic Medical Sciences, a publication of Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, Salem, a constituent college of Vinayaka Missions University. The journal publishes scientific articles in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Medical Education.

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

 

Editor-In-Chief

 

Dr. R.Thamilselvi   

Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pathology, VMKV Medical College & Hospitals, Salem.

 

Advisory Board

Dr. P.S. Manoharan    

ProVC, VMRF (DU)     
 
      Dr. Milind V. Bhutkar        Dr. N. Mohan     Dr. M.K.Muralitharan      Dr. Ambujam
          Dean VMKVMC              Dean, AMC           Dean AVMC                    Dean, VMMC   

    

      Dr. Deepti Shastri                    Dr. K. Ezhil Vendhan                               Dr. G. Kannan

      Deputy Dean                             Director & HOD                                         Medical Superintendent,

       VMKVMCH                               Hospital Development Committee            VMKVMCH                                                                                                        

    

      Dr. P.M. Subramaniam                Dr. P. Jones Ronald       

      Professor of Pathology, AMC        Professor of Nephrology       

                                                                                                                                                        

 

                                                          Associate Editors

       Dr. S. Rajaram                           Dr. R. Indra Priyadharshini               Dr. Evangeline Jones

 Professor of Pharmacology                  Professor of Microbiology             Professor of Biochemistry 

 

                     Dr. B. Usha                             Dr. S. Sangeetha                           Dr. R. Shankar   

    Professor of Microbiology              Professor of Community Medicine      Professor of Community Medicine     

 

                                Chief Co-ordinator of Indexing & Publishing

Dr. B. Senthil Kumar

Asst. Professor of Anatomy

 

 

                                                          Executive Editors

 

Dr. K.C. Shanthi                            Dr. V. Suganthi                     Dr. V. Sivasankari 

Professor of Anatomy                     Professor of Physiology          Professor of Pharmacology

 

Dr. D. Ponnudhali               Dr. C.K. Vijaya Samundeeswari            Dr. R. Sudha       

Professor of Biochemistry     Professor of Biochemistry             Associate. Professor of Biochemistry

 

Dr. A.Venkata Raghavendra Rao         Dr. B. Saranya                   Dr. R. Ramya

Associate. Professor of Microbiology     Asst. Prof. of Pathology          Asst. Prof. of Pharmacology


Dr. C. Megala

Tutor of Pathology

 

                                             National Editorial Board

 

 

ANATOMY

 

Dr. Prashant Natekar, Bambolim

 

Dr. Usha Kothandaraman, Chennai

 

Dr. S.P.Thangaraj,Chennai

Dr. T. Rajan,Puducherry

  

Dr. K. Santhini Arulselvi, Karaikkal

 

Dr. Sheela Grace,CBE

 

Dr. D. Suguna, Chennai

 

Dr. N. Aruna, Salem

 

Dr. K.Y. Manjunath, Salem

 

Dr. V. Subhadra Devi, Tirupati

 

Dr. Praveen R.Singh, Karamsad

 

Dr. Dilip.D.Ksheersagar, Nagpur

 

Dr. K.L.Talukdar, Guwahati

 

Dr. Lola Das, Thrissur

 

 

 

PHYSIOLOGY

 

Dr. Shashibala Singh, New Delhi

 

Dr. Viswanath Rao, Chennai

 

Dr. Amrit Mirajkar, Mangalore

 

Dr. D.Venkatesh, Bengaluru

 

Dr. Bindu Kutty, Bengaluru

 

Dr. S.N.Nataraj, Mysore

 

Dr. D.L.Ramachandra, Bengaluru

 

Dr. N.G.Borade, Pimpri

 

Dr. A.N.Kowale, Pune

 

Dr. A.D. Surdi, Ambajogai

 

Dr. Col. Anuj Chawla, Pune

 

Dr. R.H.Taklikar, Raichur

 

BIOCHEMISTRY

 

Dr.Gautam Sarkar, Meerut

Dr. M.G.Sridhar,Puducherry

 

Dr. Sucheta Dandekar, Mumbai

 

Dr. Kalavathi Ponniraivan,Trichy

 

Dr. A. Renuka,Chennai

 

Dr. Vivian D’ Souza, Mangalore

 

Dr. R.Nagendran,Chennai

 

Dr. Jothi Malar R,Chennai

 

Dr. B.D.Toora,Puducherry

 

Dr. P.K.Mohanty,Madurai

 

 

MICROBIOLOGY

Dr. K.S.Seetha, Puducherry

Dr. Rosy Vennila, Chennai

Dr. M.V.Ramannama, Hyderabad

Dr. Radha Madhavan, Chennai

Dr. Sethumadhavan, Puducherry

Dr. Jhansi Charles, Madurai.

Dr. A.G.Prathab, Bangaluru

Dr. M.Kalyani, Chennai

Dr. P.Sreenivasulu Reddy, Nellore

Dr. Shanmuga Vadivoo,Salem

 

Dr. A. Kavitha, Salem.

Dr. K.R.Rajesh, Salem. 

PATHOLOGY

Dr. Sumeet Gujral, Mumbai

Dr. A.V.Shanthi, Chennai

Dr. Dolly Daniel,Vellore

Dr. Shalinee Rao, Delhi

Dr. Umesh Chandra Dash, Puducherry

Dr. Shameem Shariff, Bengaluru

Dr. R.Kalyani, Kolar

Dr. Chandra Mouleeshwari, Chennai

 

PHARMACOLOGY

Dr. S.Parvathavarthini, Chennai

Dr. Ramasamy S, Puducherry

Dr. T.N.Kumar, Bengaluru

Dr. K.Punnagai, Chennai

Dr. Jamuna Rani, Chennai

Dr. C.B.Tharani, Chennai

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dr. Roseline Fatima William, Chennai

                                            

 Editoral Assistance

                        Anatomy                DR.A.Perumal   

                        Physiology             Mrs.Pratima Bhutkar                   

                        Biochemistry          Mrs. C.Anjugam

Microbiology          Mrs.R.Vanajapriya,

                     Mrs.Hema Priyadarshini

 


International Editorial Board

 

 BIOCHEMISTRY 

Dr.Pavai Sthaneshwar, Malaysia

 

MICROBIOLOGY

Dr.Suma Rao, Singapore

 

                                                            

 EDITORIAL POLICY

Reviewer team members will not use ideas from or show another person the manuscript or supplementary materials they have been asked to review without the explicit permission of the manuscript's author. During the course of the review process the editor may request additional materials—including data—if they are seen as essential for judging the merits of the research.  

 

Professional misconduct on the part of authors

The NJBMS expects all submissions to include data that are honestly and accurately reported according to the accepted best practices of scholarly publishing. In instances in which falsified or misreported data are suspected, the NJBMS pledges to carry out the process of detection, investigation, and penalty with fairness and confidentiality during the internal inquiry. The decision regarding investigation and penalty will be taken jointly by the president (SBMS), secretary (SBMS) and Editor in chief (NJBMS) and finding will be binding on the authors.

 

In the event that ethical misconduct is determined to have occurred in a manuscript already published in any journal, the NJBMS reserves the right to issue a public retraction of the said manuscript. The retraction will come in the form of a note published in a subsequent issue of the journal. The article’s citation will be labeled as “Retracted” in all databases and the electronic version of the manuscript file will be clearly marked as “Retracted.”

 

NJBMS discourages all form of plagiarism including self-plagiarism that is part/parts of the previously published articles by the same author should not be incorporated in the subsequent publications. Incase plagiarism is suspected or reported the further course of action will be taken as mentioned under the heading professional misconduct on the part of authors.

 

Resubmissions

Manuscripts that have been rejected are not eligible for further consideration by the same journal and thus should not be resubmitted.

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

The goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in NJBMS. Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published, all articles undergo the peer review process. We aim to reach a decision on all manuscripts within four weeks of submission. If the editors think the material received lacks sufficient originality or there is absence of advancement of medical science or the research question is insignificant, the original research articles received are rejected after review in house, usually by two associate editors/ Editor In Chief.

 

Peer review procedure

The NJBMS team of research editors aims to read majority of newly submitted research articles within four working days. If the article is potentially suitable for NJBMS, editor will ask an associate editor to approve it and after that the  article is sent to two external peer reviewers. We ask the reviewers to declare any conflict interests on all the manuscripts those are assigned to them.

After peer review, the next step is assessment at our weekly editorial manuscript committee meeting. An assistant editor reads out the article's importance, its merit and scientific quality in the light of peer review report and the editor- In – Chief aided by the editorial manuscript committee makes  the final decision. In these meetings, originality of the articles and issues related to plagiarism are discussed in detail.

Decisions made at this meeting usually include one of these three: provisional acceptance, request revisions where peer reviewers’ and the editors’ views are put across , or rejection of the article.

Articles for the case reports or other sections of the NJBMS go through a similar process and those found satisfactory in external review go to an editorial manuscript committee meeting where the editors make the final decision.

Accepted articles are published on the official website of the journal njbms.com as they become ready, and the njbms.com is updated weekly. Once published online, articles are then go for a subsequent print issue.

The NJBMS provide open access to peer reviewed research as part of its commitment to members of Society for Basic Medical Sciences, readers and authors. We make all our research articles freely available online.