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Journal of Communicable Diseases

About The Journal

Journal of Communicable Diseases (JOCD) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access, journal published by Advanced Research Publications and is the official publication of Indian Society of Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases.

The first issue of the publication entitled “Bulletin of the National Society of India for Malaria and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases” the precursor of “Journal of Communicable Disease” was brought out in 1953.

The name of the journal was changed to “Bulletin of the Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases” in 1964 and subsequently, to “Journal of Communicable Diseases” in 1968. The journal started its quarterly publication from 1969 under the editorship of Dr. S. L. Dhir, the then President of the Society.

This journal accepts articles electronically and manuscripts can be submitted online. Today, the Journal of Communicable Diseases publishes 975 copies at quarterly interval.

Advanced Research Publications is in collaboration with CrossRef and will be allotting DOIs through the same for global recognition of the published content.


eISSN: 2581-351X      pISSN: 0019-5138      DOI: 10.24321/0019-5138    SCOPUS Id: 22422

Abstracting and Indexing

It has made its place at international level and is indexed/abstracted by all leading agencies, viz. Index Medicus including Bibliography of Medical Reviews, Quarterly Bibliography of Major Tropical Diseases, Biological Abstracts, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Abstract of Hygiene, Excerpt Medica, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and Safety Science Abstract and Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology and Drugs and Pharmaceuticals.

Open Access Publication and Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-4.0 International License Creative Commons License, which allows non-commercial use of the work as long as appropriate credit is given. 

All content is available online, free and without any restrictions. users can read, download, copy, print, distribute, search, link to the full text of articles for any lawful purpose. Only the print version of the journal has a charge. Registration is not required to read any article. Anyone using any part of our article should notify us and give our URL with the text/figure/table or any other part used. 


Editor-in-chief has the final say in decisions regarding advertisements or sponsored content, including supplements, the journal will or will not carry, and their decision is final in use of the journal brand and in overall policy regarding commercial use of journal content. Advertisements of brands/products/organizations relevant to the focus and scope of the particular journal only will be considered.

Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding

Conflicts of interest include financial, institutional, personal and other relationships that might influence decision making. It is mandatory for authors to disclose all probable conflicts of interest in the manuscript. In case, there is no conflict of interest, this should also be clearly mentioned. Also, author has to provide a statement of all sources of funding in the manuscript. Conflict of interest and sources of funding should be declared before References in the manuscript.

Data Sharing

In case of clinical trials, in accordance with the ICMJE recommendations, data sharing ( raw data, statistical analysis, software, protocols, methods, materials, informed consent) after deidentification is mandatory. All data will be peer reviewed. The author should archive the data and provide a statement in the article that “The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].”

If data is available in the article itself, a statement should be made that “All data is shared in the article.”

If sharing data compromises ethical standards or legal requirements then authors are not required to share it and they should make a statement in the article that “Research data are not shared.” 

Patient Consent and Ethical Clearance/Human Rights  The Journal does not publish research on animal subjects. Patient identity should not be disclosed without prior consent of patient. All research on human subjects should follow institutional/regional ethical standards as well as the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (Available at: http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html).

If patient identity is revealed anywhere in the article, it should be stated in text that patient consent has been obtained. It has been made mandatory for clinical trials from India to be registered with “Clinical Trials Registry – India” (http://ctri.nic.in/)  since 2009. It is a free and online public record system for registration of clinical trials conducted in India. 

All research on human subjects should follow institutional/regional ethical standards as well as the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (Available at: http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html).

Author should submit a scanned copy of Ethical Clearance Certificate by local/institutional ethics committee. Information regarding ethical approval should be provided in Methodology section.

Corrections and Retractions

If a correction is needed, the Journal would follow these minimum standards as per ICMJE Recommendations:

·         A correction notice would be published as soon as possible detailing changes from and citing the original publication on an electronic or numbered print page that is included in an electronic or a print Table of Contents to ensure proper indexing.

·         A new article version would be posted with details of the changes from the original version and the date(s) on which the changes were made.

·         All prior versions of the article would be archived. This archive would be either directly accessible to readers.

·         Previous electronic versions would have a prominent note that there are more recent versions of the article.

·         The citation should be to the most recent version.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


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