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Editorial Policy

Adherence to Instructions

The journal follows a defined standard of manuscripts. The manuscripts are required to meet the defined structure as stated in “Instruction to Authors” for completion and quality of manuscripts .

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Article Categories

There are various sections under which each manuscript is categorized to maintain a uniform structure of each issue for the readers.

Review Policy

All manuscripts, except invited reviews and trial summaries, are subject to peer review. The reviewer(s) is/ are assigned on the basis of his expertise to the related topic. In case of invited reviews and trial summaries, the manuscript is reviewed by the select members of the editorial board and may be sent for external peer review as required.

Human and Animal Rights


JCPC solicits only those manuscripts based on work related to human subjects. Animal studies are beyond the purview of the journal at present. 
If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work descirbed has 
been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans; Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Ethics Committee Approval, Informed Consent and Patient Details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in JCPC. Written consents must be retained by the author and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been obtained must be provided to JCPC on request. Unless you have written permission from the patient (or, where applicable, the next of kin), the personal details of any patient included in any part of the article and in any supplementary materials (including all illustrations) must be removed before submission.

Content Extent and Timelines

Each issue is published with the pre-defined number of articles and size of the issue and timeliness of publication.

Print and Online (open access)

Every issue is published both in print and online (open access) versions. In online version, HTML text and downloadable PDFs are available for the readers.

Copyrights, Permissions and Conflict of Interest

All copyright transfers, permissions and conflict of interests are to be duly submitted with complete documents and signatures of all authors and co-authors along with the manuscript for acceptance and/or approval. These statements are mandatory along with the submission of manuscript.

Financial Associations

For all research and other articles published in JCPC, it lists study sponsorship and relevant financial information as disclosed by the authors. Additional information about the contributions of authors may also appear in the articles. JCPC expects that authors not to have any significant financial interest in any pharmaceutical/surgical/devices company relevant to the topics and products discussed in the article. When a prospective author does have financial ties to disclose, the editors decide whether they are relevant to the topic.


All solicited or unsolicited advertisement(s)/ sponsor(s) will be treated as separate entity to the content being published in the journal. The space and financial grants/sponsorship shall be adjudged by the Chief Editor or the person assigned by him to decide.

Journal conforms to the standards of ICMJE from the time of conception and foundation to the current date. All policy matters – editorial, financial and publishing conform to the standards as set by ICMJE recommendations.