Editorial Policy



VIMS Health Science Journal (VIMS HSJ) is an official scientific publication of Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. VIMS Health Science Journal is peer reviewed, open access, quarterly published journal (March, June, September & December), and available in print [ISSN 2348-523X (Print)] & online version [ISSN 2454-1982 (online)].



Articles submitted in VIMS HSJ first screened by editorial board members, for any minor deficiency author is contacted and ask to fulfil the requirement. After initial screening article then submitted to & plagiarism check, by Urkund plagiarism check software and as per UGC (promotion of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2018 After preliminary screening article is send for peer review, which double-blind review process, in which the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.



No article processing charges & no article submission charges.  All articles published in the VIMS Health Science Journal are freely available online on www.vimshsj.edu.in from the date of their publication.




The first author will get the printed complimentary copy, and others can download published article from www.vimhsj.edu.in


This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed as per the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) International License, which allows to share, copy & redistribute the material in any medium or format & adapt to remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose even commercially, after due credit is given to the original work. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)



Digital Archiving :


VIMS HSJ  provides for long-term digital preservation policy through OJS/PKP-PN.




Indexing & Abstracting information:


Index Copernicus, Index Medicus WHO South East Asia Region, ProQuest USA, Google Scholar, SHERPA/ RoMEO, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), ROAD.



The journal Editorial Board/ Reviewer members are from various academic institutions having rich experience in their respective speciality/ fields. The appointment of the Editorial Board/ Reviewer members is internal formal process by experienced faculty’s identification and suggestion to Journal Governing body and Editor-In-Chief, subsequently the Editorial/ Reviewer Board is formulated.



Publication Ethics :


VIMS HSJ following guidelines of International Committe of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), that set standards & provide guidelines to maintain the publication ethics.



The research work published in this journal is the work of author(s) & not of the VIMS Health Science Journal or editorial board. The VIMSHSJ or editorial board cannot be held responsible for any wrong information published in this journal.  Undertaking & Copyright transfer form duly signed by all authors and letter to the editor in chief must be submitted along with manuscript, if manuscript is accepted for publication.



The authors should ensure that the manuscript submitted to VIMS HSJ is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal/ publisher, and should not even submitted anywhere else during the review process. Once a manuscript is accepted by or published in VIMS HSJ it becomes the property of VIMS HSJ, whose permission is required for any operations covered by the Copyright Act. The authors are therefore required to submit the copyright/ undertaking form stating the same.