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 About the Society

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) is an autonomous organization, established in 1983 on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The main motive was to provide superspeciality medical facilities in Bihar, which was almost negligible in the state at that time.

IGIMS is a tertiary care medical college & superspeciality hospital and the campus is spread over a large area of about 133 acre, located in the heart of city of Patna. The institute is serving to the needy patients of Bihar and the nearby zone by providing clinical services of international standard.

It has annual intake of 100 MBBS students and is providing training, research and various educational programme of highest standard to the postgraduate/ postdoctoral courses (like M.D, M.Ch/D.M & Ph.D) in various disciplines. IGIMS has emerged as a medical institute of excellence in the region by producing best medical graduates, postgraduates and super-specialists for the country. It has been included in the list of the universities maintained in the University Grant Commission.

Apart from imparting education and training to medical students, constant endeavor is made to carry out quality research in order to cope with the rapid advancements in medical science and technology. The institute has its own multidisciplinary research unit (MRU) and institutional ethical committee to ensure the maintenance of quality of research and trials. The website of the IGIMS is http://www.igims.org

  About the Journal

Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, a publication of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, is a peer-reviewed print + online Semiannual journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jigims.co.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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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-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 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.

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Ahead of Print policy

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  Scope of the journal

Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences is a peer-reviewed print + online Semiannual journal that covers all medical fields of research such as General Medicine, Public Health, Medical Sciences, and Dentistry, etc. Paper may be submitted from any discipline of basic, applied clinical and biological research.

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