Focus and Scope

The IMC Journal of Medical Sciences (IMCJMS) is a bi-annual publication of Ibrahim Medical College. IMCJMS was previously known as Ibrahim Medical College Journal, which was launched in January 2007. The name of the Ibrahim Medical College Journal has been changed to IMCJMS by the Editorial Board effective January 2016. Each issue of the journal is published in January and July of each year. All the previous issues of Ibrahim Medical College Journal are available in the journal's Archive.

The mission of the journal is to provide a platform for researchers and scientists from within the country and abroad for rapid publication of new findings and observations on issues pertinent to medical education and health care; and related issues of population and nutrition. The Journal prefers articles on studies that are well designed and substantiated by adequate and reliable data. Preference is given to medical issues of the developing countries. The Journal publishes review articles, original articles, brief research notes, clinical case reports and perspectives. The information, opinion and statements in the individual article are the responsibility of its author(s).

Peer Review Process

Once an author submits a manuscript it is entered into the log book.

Each manuscript is then read by an editor to assess its suitability for the journal.  It includes the standard of presentation, the quality of the data presented, and conformity with the required style and format of the journal. Those papers judged by the editor(s) as inappropriate or outside the scope of our journal are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts within the scope of our journal are then sent out for review to a minimum of two additional reviewers. Here, the single blinded review process is followed. The reviewers' identities are withheld from the authors but the author(s) identity is revealed to reviewers. The reviewers return their recommendations and reports to the editor within the stipulated time. Once the reviewers’ comments are received, the editor, in consultation with other editors, takes one of the following decisions:

  • Acceptance without revision
  • Acceptance subject to minor revision
  • Resubmission for review after major revision
  • Declined

The comments or issues raised by the reviewers are communicated to the corresponding author. For manuscripts accepted pending revision, the authors must submit a revised manuscript addressing the issues raised by the reviewers. The revised manuscript goes through some of the stages mentioned above. Once a manuscript has been revised satisfactorily it is accepted and prepared for publication. The maximum time required for the review process is usually around 30 to 45 days from the date of submission.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues per year.

Open Access Policy

IMCJMS is an open access journal where Ibarhim Medical College bears its publication costs. It provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making results of the research freely available to the public and scientists across the globe will help in improving the life of human being in all countries of the world. Under the Open Access policy, all articles are available as outlined by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which states that others may distribute and copy the article, and include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Authors are not charged article processing cost.

Editorial Board

Editor
Md. Abu Sayeed
Professor
Department of Community Medicine
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: sayeed1950@gmail.com

Managing Editor
Nazma Haque
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: nazdhkbd@gmail.com

Assistant Editors
Masuda Mohsena
Department of Community Medicine 
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: masuda669@gmail.com

Jesmin Akhter
Department of Anatomy
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: jesminakhterlina@gmail.com

Technical Editor
Mir Masudur Rhaman

Department of Community Medicine
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: mrhaman@live.com

Editorial Board
Jalaluddin Ashraful Haq
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: jahaq54@yahoo.com

Md. Shariful Alam Jilani
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: jilanimsa@gmail.com

Tang Thean Hock
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Advanced Medical & Dental Institute
University Sains Malaysia
Malaysia
Email: tangth.amdi@gmail.com

Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
Professor
Department of Microbiology
Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka
India
Email: chiranjay.m@manipal.edu

Waliul Islam Khan
Professor
Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
McMaster University
Canada
Email: khanwal@mcmaster.ca

Deloar Hossain
Department of Pathology
P4 Diagnostic, Virginia
USA
Email: deloar.hossain@p4dx.com

Mamunar Rashid
Ex-Professor
Department of Nutrition & Community Medicine
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: mamunar47@hotmail.com

Nafisa Lira Huq
Maternal and Reproductive Health
International Center for Diarrheal Diseases & Research (icddr,b)
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: lira@icddrb.org

Amal K. Mitra
Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
Jackson State University, Mississippi
USA
Email: amal.k.mitra@jsums.edu 

Humayun Kabir Chowdhury
Professor
Department of Surgery
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: hkabirdr@gmail.com

Khwaja Nazim Uddin
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Ibrahim Medical College & BIRDEM General Hospital
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: knuddin61@gmail.com

Mohammad Omar Faruq
Ex-Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation on Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM)
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: faruqmo@yahoo.com

Irtiza Hasan
Brain Tumor Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Texas Medical Center
USA
Email: ihasan@mdanderson.org

AKM Nurul Anwar
Ex-Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: prof.anwar1944@gmail.com

Md. Shah Alam
Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: drpanna@yahoo.com

Aftab Uddin Ahmed
Professor
Department of Anatomy
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: aftabimc@gmail.com

Fatima Khanam
Professor
Department of Physiology
Ibrahim Medical College
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Email: fatimakhanam37@yahoo.com

Editor:
IMC Journal of Medical Science
Ibrahim Medical College
Room No. 705
122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shahbagh,Dhaka-1000
E-mail: editor@imcjms.com

Publication Fees

Authors are not charged article submission, processing and publishing fees.

Indexing of IMC J Med Sci

IMC Journal of Medical Science is indexed on DOAJ and JournalTOCs.

Journal History

The IMC Journal of Medical Science (IMCJMS) is a bi-annual publication of Ibrahim Medical College. IMCJMS was previously known as Ibrahim Medical College Journal, which was first launched in January 2007. The name of the Ibrahim Medical College Journal was changed to IMC Journal of Medical Science by the Editorial Board effective January 2016. All the previous issues of Ibrahim Medical College Journal are available in the journal's Archive.