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The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is an open access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Physiology, Medicine, Psychology, Neuropsychiatry, Biophysics, Life Sciences, Medical Electronics, Aerospace Engineering/Technology and allied fields.

Aim and Scope of the Journal

The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is owned by the Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ISAM) and published by the Scientific Scholar. The aim of the journal is to advance the science and art of Aviation and Space Medicine by stimulating investigations study and disseminating knowledge. The journal was first published in 1954. Two issues of the journal i.e. the summer and winter issues are brought out every year.

The papers / articles published in the journal are peer reviewed and include original articles

  • Case Reports
  • Review Articles
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Field Surveys
  • Journal Scan
  • Book Reviews
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Pictorial CME
  • Quiz and calendar of events

The journal showcases the research work being done in India and provides an avenue to the specialists in the field of Aerospace Medicine and its allied disciplines to put across their views and publish the research work being carried out by them.

The journal’s target audiences are specialists in the field of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Physiology, Aviation Psychology, Aviation Pathology & Toxicology, Clinical Aviation Medicine, Military Medicine, Marine Medicine, Civil Aviation Medicine, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Electronics, Aerospace Engineering/Technology and allied Physics related to human tolerance in Aerospace Environment.

Audience

Our audience includes all the practitioners from the fields of Aerospace Medicine, Physiology, Medicine, Psychology, Neuropsychiatry, Biophysics, Life Sciences, Medical Electronics, Aerospace Engineering/Technology and allied fields.

Review Process

The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.

In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by the two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts in Physiology, Medicine, Psychology, Neuropsychiatry, Biophysics, Life Sciences, Medical Electronics, Aerospace Engineering/Technology and allied fields from various countries to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.

About the Editor


Air Cmde (Dr) Vipin Sharma
(Ex-Officio)

Institute of Aerospace Medicine,
Indian Air Force,
Bengaluru-17, India
Email: chiefeditor@indjaerospacemed.com

Facts About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is semiannual. The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand.

Benefits

A manuscript published in the Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript 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 journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, ProQuest, Portico

Journal Ethics

The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is committed to meeting and upholding ethical guidelines at all stages of the publication process. We follow 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 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 Policy

The 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 under a double-blinded peer review process. Any manuscript, that is found to have plagiarism is rejected.

POLICY FOR ROBUST MECHANISM FOR PLAGIARISM CHECK FOR IJASM
1. Plagiarism would constitute the following: –
    • Steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own
    • Use another’s production without crediting the source
    • Present as new and original idea or product derived from an existing source
    • Author borrowing from his or her own previously published work without the proper citation within the newly submitted manuscript
2. The three levels of plagiarism are as follows: –
    • Clear plagiarism – unattributed use of large portions of texts and/ or data from others works
    • Redundancy – copying from author’s own work
    • Minor copying of short phrases only
3. Actions to be taken to prevent plagiarism for new submission in IJASM
    • Subject all newly received manuscripts to plagiarism check using iThenticate software inbuilt with the Editorial Assist – https://indjaerospacemed.com
    • Examine the Similarity Index
      • Similarity Index ≥ 20% – reject
      • Similarity Index <10% – accept for technical review provided no clear plagiarism
      • Similarity Index 10-19%
        • Critically review the detailed iThenticate plagiarism report
        • Evidence of plagiarism
          • Contact corresponding author enclosing the documentary evidence of plagiarism and seek clarification/ justification
          • Author’s explanation unsatisfactory/ admits guilt/ does not respond – reject the manuscript
          • Author’s explanation satisfactory/ honest error – send for revision of manuscript
        • Recheck plagiarism on receipt of revised manuscript
          • Acceptable – send for technical review
          • Unacceptable – reject the manuscript
      • Repeat plagiarism checks during peer-review process and prior to publication
4. The responsibility for the plagiarism check for all new submissions using iThenticate in-built software be assigned to Technical Editor. A detailed plagiarism report should be generated even when the similarity index is <10%.
5. Critical review of the plagiarism report to examine copyright issues be assigned to Associate Editor
6. Timelines for author’s reply/ clarification/ justification sought from Editorial Committee in cases of suspected plagiarism be incorporated.
7. Decision on the author’s explanation, whether satisfactory or not, be taken by the Editorial Team headed by the Chief Editor, IJASM. Advice form IJASM Advisory Board members may be sought by the Chief Editor whenever required.
8. Actions to be taken in case of plagiarism in IJASM published article
    • Examine the complaint
    • Subject the manuscript to fresh plagiarism check using iThenticate software
      • Check the similarity index
      • Generate a detailed report
    • Critically review the detailed iThenticate plagiarism report
    • Clear plagiarism
      • Contact corresponding author enclosing the documentary evidence of plagiarism and seek clarification/ justification
      • Author’s explanation unsatisfactory/ admits guilt/ does not respond
        • Contact all the co-authors
        • Retract the manuscript immediately
        • Consider informing superior and /or person responsible for research governance
      • Author’s explanation satisfactory/ honest error – consider need for retraction or correction
      • Issue notification for retraction of the manuscript in the next issue of IJASM
    • Minor copying of short phrases only
      • Contact corresponding author explaining disappointment and publishing the correction
      • Inform reader of all the actions taken.
    • No plagiarism detected/ Invalid complaint – No action

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our manuscripts are assigned a DOI number from CROSSREF, and we are members of Crossref ( https://crossref.org).

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, 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. The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) 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.

Subscription Information

The Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine (IJASM) is a semiannual publication and published manuscripts in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees.

The journal is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand. Journal also offers a Print-on-Demand subscription – https://scientificscholar.com/buy-subscriptions/.

Publisher

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”.