Indian Journal of Community Health

The Indian Journal of Community Health (IJCH) with ISSN PRINT: 0971-7587; ISSN ONLINE: 2248-9509, is a National Journal of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM). It is a peer-reviewed journal with online and print version published quarterly.

Indian Journal of Community Health (IJCH) was initially named and circulated as Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM) till 1985 (probably) latter IJCM was transferred to the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine National Headquarters (IAPSM-HQ).

The journal’s full text is available online at  and allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive of final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

The journal does charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts.

IJCH Article Processing Fee (w.e.f 15.10.2016)


Submission Fee (INR) Nett Amount+

Processing Fee (INR) Nett Amount+

Online/ NEFT/RTGS/ Wire Transfer

Online/ NEFT/RTGS/ Wire Transfer

First Author – IAPSM Member



*Extra per page @ 300

First Author – Non-Member



*Extra per page @ 500

International Author



*Extra per page @ 1500

+All transaction charges / bank transfer charges to be borne by the author(s).

Note: In case the Submission / Processing Fee doesn't reaches the Editorial Office within three days of submission / provisionally accepted article then the same will be archived / deferred for next issue or even deleted.

*Note - Regular page limit for publication is as follows:

1. Original Article, Review Article, CME - 6 Pages

2. Short Article - 4 Pages

3. Any other category - 2 Pages

Account Details:

Account Name: Indian Journal of Community Health

Account No: 33858042598

Type: Saving Account

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI) HIHT

Branch: HIHT Jolly Grant, Dehradun

Branch Code: 10580

IFSC Code: SBIN0010580

MICR Code: 248002201


Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners and is is indexed with, or included in, the following:

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Journal Ethics

IJCH is committed to meeting and upholding 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.

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

IJCH use open journal software that provides long-term digital preservation through with CLOCKSS.

CLOCKSS enables any library to maintain their own archive of content of IJCH, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted. IJCH has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

"Pop-up" and "banner" ads may appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.

The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.

Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.