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The Vidarbha Journal of Internal Medicine (VJIM) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Allergy And Immunology, Cardiology (heart diseases), Endocrinology (Hormone Disorders), Hematology (Blood Disorders), Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology (Diseases Of The Gut), Nephrology (Kidney Diseases), Oncology (Cancer), Pulmonology (Lung Disorders), And Rheumatology. The journal is owned by the Association of Physicians of India – Vidarbha Chapter, India and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Aims & Scope

It is an official publication of Association of Physicians of India, Vidarbha chapter. The journal, popularly known as VJIM is a Premier Medical Journal in Vidarbha. It is published on behalf of Association of Physicians of India, Vidarbha Chapter, which has approximately 700 memberships presently, consisting of Physicians & Specialists in various branches of Internal Medicine in Vidarbha region.

The Journal considers for publications manuscripts, suitable as original papers, brief reports, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, selected summaries from important articles published elsewhere, calendar of conferences, and other special category articles of interest to the physician. The editorial board specially encourages submission of rare case reports, presented in the various clinical meetings of all other affiliated chapters of API. After appraisal and preliminary selection by the Editor in chief, the articles are peer-reviewed by senior members of the stream and corrections modifications are conveyed to the authors. After satisfaction about the quality of the content, the articles are selected for publication in the journal. The journal is found extremely useful to the Clinicians, Teachers and Postgraduate Students of Medicine as a source of updating themselves in the state of art Practice of Medicine and Recent Advances.


Our audience includes researchers from the field of Medical, Dental, and All Allied Health Sciences.

Review Process

VJIM has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.

About the Editor

Dr. Dipti Chand
Editor-in-chief, VJIM
Indira Gandhi Government Medical College,
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India;

Facts About the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is semi-annual, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. We publish in both print and online formate.


An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article 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, ProQuest, ReadCube, CrossRef, Portico

Journal Ethics

The Vidarbha Journal of Internal Medicine is committed to meeting and upholding the 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 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.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

Vidarbha Journal of Internal 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. Vidarbha Journal of Internal Medicine has a policy that changes will not be made after the publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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Scientific Scholar LLC ( 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 ( 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”.