About The Journal
Journal of Communicable Diseases (JOCD) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access, journal published by us 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.
We are 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
Open Access Publication and Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 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. 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 give our URL with the text/figure/table or any other part used. Users can read, download, copy, print, distribute, search, link to the full text of articles for any lawful purpose. Registration is not required to read any article. Authors retain the copyright of their work and can archive pre-print and post-print or published PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries without requiring permission from the journal or publisher.
Abstracting and Indexing
It has made its place at international level and is indexed/abstracted by all leading agencies Scopus and Index Copernicus.
Open Access Publication and Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative CC BY-NC 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
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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
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.
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.