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  About the Society

Christian Medical College, Vellore is a non-profit organisation governed by the Christian Medical College Vellore Association, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Governance is through the represented members of the Association, headed by its officers. The registration number provided under the Societies Registration Act is No.5 of 1947.

The primary concern of the Christian Medical College, Vellore is to develop through education and training, compassionate, professionally excellent, ethically sound individuals who will go out as servant-leaders of health teams and healing communities. Their service may be in promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative or palliative aspects of healthcare, in education or in research.

In the delivery of health care, CMC provides a culture of caring while pursuing its commitment of professional excellence. CMC is committed to innovation and the adoption of new, appropriate, cost-effective, caring technology.

In the area of research, CMC strives to understand God's purposes and designs, fostering a spirit of enquiry, commitment to truth and high ethical standards. Research may be aimed at gaining knowledge of the fundamental basis of health and disease, at improving interventions or in optimising the use of resources.

CMC reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of health and wholeness in individuals and communities and its special concern for the disabled, disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable.

CMC looks for support and participation in its programmes in education, service, outreach and research, from friends and like-minded agencies in India and abroad, in a true spirit of partnership.

In its role as a living witness in the healing ministry of Christ, CMC seeks to work in partnership both with the Church in India and the universal Church, and their institutions.

The website of CMC is https://www.cmch-vellore.edu/.

  About the Journal

The Current Medical Issues journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed publication of Christian Medical College, Vellore. It is managed by the Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME Department) and aims to provide content that is current, relevant and reliable in an Indian context, to doctors in primary, secondary and tertiary level hospitals, in order to enhance the quality of clinical care through improvement in knowledge, attitudes and skills. The journal hopes to form a community of like-minded medical professionals who will benefit through the sharing of knowledge and experience.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding 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 www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

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. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes clinical reviews, practice guidelines, summaries of published studies and evidence-based medicine, original research articles, case reports, commentaries, image-based CME, clinical practice stories, interviews, and special features in all disciplines of medical science. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to broad specialties, medical specialties, surgical specialties, pre-clinical specialties/ basic science and allied health sciences. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. Another important aim of the journal is medical education and articles that fully or partly fulfil this aim of promoting medical education will be given priority.

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