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Journal of Communicable Diseases

Instruction For Authors

Focus and Scope

Authorship Criteria

Copyright Policy

Misconduct Allegation Policy

Complaint Process



Manuscript Preparation

Focus and Scope

    Journal of Communicable Diseases (JoCD) (SCOPUS Id 22422) covers scientific researches in the field of communicable diseases and  accepts articles with scientific excellence in the form of original articles include reports of trials, studies of diagnostic tests or surveys; and review articles presenting systematic critical assessments of literature and data sources. Please see structure for more details.

    The aims of  JoCD are:

            To advance knowledge regarding the cause, prevalence, epidemiology, treatment, prevention and control of Communicable Diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, Ebola, Hepatitis, Rabies, Diarrhoea, Herpes, Shigellosis, Meningitis, Gas Gangrene, Leprosy, Dengue, Plague, Polio, HIV/AIDS, Epidemiology related to Infectious Diseases, HIV/ AIDS, Contact Infection, Bacterial Infection, Viral Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Rubella, Tropical Neglected Diseases, Tick Borne Infections, Typhoid and Zika.

            To stimulate scientific and practical interest among professionals, academicians’ familiar people and organizations in the prompt and effective application of treatment, prevention and control methods,

            To disseminate such knowledge both to scientists and to the general public.

             The journal publishes research on epidemiological/entomological diseases, focusing on causes, risk management, diagnosis, cure, and prevention of Communicable Diseases.

    Authorship Criteria

    This journal follows recommendations that authorship be based on the following criteria:

    Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

    Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

    Final approval of the version to be published; AND

    Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affilliations should be listed at the end of the article.

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    Copyright Policy

    We gladly offers you open access option to publish their articles. This means that your article will be immediately and permanently available freely, online for everyone, globally.

    All open access articles are subject to high-quality peer review, editorial and production processes. You need to sign an exclusive license agreement, wherein you (author) retain copyright but license exclusive publishing rights in their article to the publisher.

    We publish under CC BY-NC Licensewhich lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

    Rights of the Author: Authors can share their published article to third parties with a DOI link to the version of record with us. Authors have patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data). They have credit for the published article.

    The author has the right to:

    1. Include the article in a thesis or dissertation

    2. Extend the Article to book format

    3. Use or re-use parts or extracts in other works for non-commercial purposes like teaching and uploading on your own website.




    Misconduct Allegation Policy

    All manuscripts are published under good faith that all rules and regulations have been complied. 

    In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.                   

    Patient Privacy and Ethical Clearance:  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:

    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” (  since 2009. It is a free and online public record system for registration of clinical trials conducted in India. Information regarding ethical approval should be provided in Methodology section of the Article. 

    Complaint Process

    In case of complaint, please feel free to contact us by phone or email:

    Phone: 91-7827161002


    It is our policy not to accept any kind of duplication of submission or publication of article, plagiarism, unclear authorship.

    If, after publication, any of the malpractices is proved, the article will be retracted and the author (and the co-authors if any) will be banned in further submissions.

    In case of suspected plagiarism, we would contact the author. We expect a response within a given date.  If no response is received within a given time frame, then the editor will contact the author’s institution for further investigation.

    In case of a request to add or remove an author at any stage, authors have to provide explanation and signed statement of agreement for the requested change from all authors listed in the article and from the author to be removed or added.


    Author must attach a copy of permission to use any already published material with the manuscript.


    You are welcome to submit your manuscript on our online submission system which has self-explanatory steps.

    The registration and submission of manuscripts is open for all, from all corners of the world. We are using Online Journals System (OJS) for submission and publication of articles in ADR. This system facilitates communication between authors, editors and reviewers in order to ensure a transparent and rapid review process and allows submission of articles with tracking of progress till proof stage.

    In order to submit your article, you need to go to website of the journal you would like to submit your article to. Click on submissions and register yourself if you are new user.

    Submission Preparation Checklist

    As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

    The submission file is in Microsoft Word.

    URLs for the references have been provided.

    All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points or given in a separate file.

    The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in

    Manuscript Preparation

    Cover Letter

    The author should apply one page cover letter that:

    Concisely summarizes why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature

    Specifies the type of article you are submitting (e.g., research article, systematic review)

    Gives the complete details of the corresponding author (address for correspondence, contact number in case of urgent query, email id, orcid id).

    All author names and affiliations

    Manuscript Organization

    The length of a submitted paper should be commensurate with the importance, or appropriate to the complexity, of the work. The manuscript should have maximum 4000 words. The manuscript has to be submitted in the single column and should have the following layout or divisions:


    Your manuscript should be compiled in the following order (optional):







    Materials and methods


    Sources of funding

    Conflict of interest statement





    Figures and figure legends

    Tables with caption

    The title, authors, and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file.

    Title Page
    The title page should carry type of article (e.g. original article, case report); a concise title of the article, which is relevant and provides some information into content; all author names with complete affiliations and email ids; one corresponding author with complete affiliation, e-mail id, orcid id. Title page should list all authors in the following order:

    First names (or initials, if used),

    Middle names (or initials, if used), and

    Last names (surname, family name)

    Each author should list an associated department, university, or organizational affiliation. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affiliations should be listed at the end of the article.


    This section highlights the main points of the article, outlines the results and conclusions and elucidates the significance of the results (Note that no references should be cited in the abstract). It should not exceed 250 words. Please refer:


    There should be minimum of three and maximum of 10 keywords.


    The Introduction section should:

    Provide background that puts the manuscript into context and allows readers outside the field to understand the purpose and significance of the study

    Define the problem addressed and why it is important

    Include a brief review of the key literature

    Conclude with a brief statement of the overall aim of the work and a comment about whether that aim was achieved

    Materials and Methods

    This section briefly describes the procedures, methods of observation and analysis and apparatus to enable other researchers to reproduce the study.


    This section should be placed separately. It must represent sufficient experimental data to enable the experiments to be repeated. Authors must notify the main findings of the research, providing a clear explanation of their significance and relevance. Author should present results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first with no duplicate data in graphs and tables.


    This section provides an assessment of the validity of results and compares the results with other researches. It also states limitations and significance of results for the further research. It should be concise.  An accompanying theory and calculation section would be appropriate.

    Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.

    SI Units (International System of Units) should be used.

    Equations should not be used in picture format and should be editable.


    This section should contain a short conclusion text.


    This section should contain a precise and short acknowledgment for funding and support agencies as well as scientific or technical assistance (if any). Routine departmental or institutional support should not be mentioned.

    Figures and Tables

    All the Figures and Tables are to be numbered and should be cited in the text at their first description, e.g., Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 3. Figures and Tables should be clustered at the end of document to be submitted. Here is an example of figure with figure legend:

    Figure 6 The comparison of antigenic response between smokers (a) and non-smokers (b) using GATA-3. The ELISA was repeated three times and mean ±SD was determined.

    Here is an example of table caption.

    Table 6. Correlations among the Proteins

    Conflicts 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.


    Style of Text Citation           

    References within the text should be cited as superscript numbers. Reference list should appear at the end of each manuscript. List references in the order in which they appear in the text. All author names appear in all refererences.



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    Manuscript Submission Checklist


    Author names, affiliations, email ids; corresponding author’s name, current postal and e-mail addresses, orcid id and telephone and fax number

    Category (e.g., original article, review, etc.)

    Number of tables

    Number of figures

    Sources of funding

    Conflict of interest

    Authors undertaking and copyright

    Google Scholar Link

    Indexing Information