The manuscripts are reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to CIJMR alone then and has not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them as the corresponding author who is responsible for all further correspondence with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged on submission. Initially, all submitted manuscripts are scrutinized by the board of editors in consultation with expert subject editors for their suitability. The manuscript may face rejection at this stage if it is found to have insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or a lack of a significant message. Once found suitable the manuscript undergoes double-blind peer review in a predesigned format. The review process is completed in 2-3week time. Depending on the comments of reviewers, replies/corrections done by authors in line with reviewers’ comments a final decision is made on acceptance of the work by the assigned editor in consultation with the Editor in Chief.  Once accepted the article undergoes copy editing for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three to five days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to the final decision and sending and receiving proofs will be completed online. Immediately after acceptance, the article is published under online first mode in the ‘Ahead of Print’ section within 10 days period so as to give the work its much deserved early visibility and dissemination.

Clinical trial registry  

Central India Journal of Medical Research favors registration of clinical trials and is a signatory to the Statement on publishing clinical trials in Indian biomedical journals. Central India Journal of Medical Research publishes clinical trials that have been registered with a clinical trial registry that allows free online access to the public. Registration in the following trial registers are acceptable:

This is applicable to clinical trials that have begun enrolment of subjects in or after June 2008. Clinical trials that have commenced enrolment of subjects prior to June 2008 are also considered for publication in Central India Journal of Medical Research only if they have been registered retrospectively with the clinical trial registry that allows unhindered online access to the public without charging any fees.