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  About the Journal

Journal of Primary Care Specialties (JPCS), a publication of the Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care, is a peer-reviewed print + online 3 Issues journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jpcsonline.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents. It permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

JPSC is a multidisciplinary journal covering primary care specialties. It has been established to facilitate research, education, training, and practice of primary care specialties. Primary care is a melting point of several specialties and subspecialties within the community setting. Primary care specialties include family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, general obstetrics, gynecology, public health, etc. fulfilling the specific patient population’s general medical needs. Primary care providers also include nurse practitioners. Several subspecialties, such as preventive cardiology, also intersect the disciplinary boundaries of primary care. Family medicine is a major primary care discipline. Family medicine (FM) is a clinical medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. It provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, disease, and parts of the body.

Primary Care is patient-focused general care for adults, children, and families. A person’s primary care provider is typically the first one a patient turns to for diagnosis and treating common illnesses. In contrast to Primary Care (PC); Primary Health Care (PHC) is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims equitably to maximize the level and distribution of health and well-being by focusing on people’s needs and preferences; both as individuals and communities. Primary care teams provide comprehensive care across the lifespan and take a “whole-person” approach to health and wellness.

Who Can Submit

Professionals of family medicine, Primary Care, Internal medicine, Pediatrics, OBG, Public health, nursing professionals, primary care practitioners, Policymakers, Medical students, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals are welcome to submit their research work. Scholars of all applied sciences, broad specialties, subspecialties, and other professionals are welcome to publish their research and findings towards an interdisciplinary dialogue for better health outcomes. The manuscripts may belong to basic, fundamental, applied, and clinical sciences.

APC: Article Processing Fee
There is no submission fee, processing fee, or publication fee applicable to this journal. Submission and free access publication are entirely free of charge.

The First Issue: Make a Mark in History - The first issue of any journal is a historical opportunity to make a mark in the given research domain. The scope and domain of this journal are unique. Students, trainees, residents, researchers, faculty are invited to contribute to this entirely new knowledge domain and its development right from the beginning.

  Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care - iFMPC

iFMPC (www.ifmpc.org) is an organization dedicated to the strengthening of community-based primary healthcare services. The institute’s vision is to promote international standard scholarship, training, education, and research within primary care in the urban, rural, and remote contexts. The institute facilitates a generalist as well as a multidisciplinary approach. The ongoing projects include pre-hospital clinical services and digital healthcare products. One of the institute’s objectives is to engage with independent primary care researchers and encourage them for community-based research projects. iFMPC supports primary care scholarship through micro-grant research projects as an intervention towards academic resource development within the academic disciplines of Family Medicine and Primary Care. The institute supports the prioritization of Primary Care and Family Medicine as academic disciplines internationally. iFMPC collaborates with national and international academic departments and universities. The institute has established various publication projects to expand the scholoristic space and professional domain of primary care.

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