ISSN 0043-3144 printed version

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

 

About the journal

The West Indian Medical Journal is the official peer-reviewed scientific Journal published by the Faculties of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies (UWI). The Journal has been in publication since 1951, initially under the journal title Jamaica Medical Review, shortly after the commissioning of the University as a College of the University of London in 1948. The university achieved full University status and became independent in 1962. The purpose of the Journal is to provide information of relevance to the Caribbean in a wide range of disciplines in or related to the health sciences, thereby facilitating communication between workers in these fields, and contributing to improved healthcare.

Its abbreviated title is West Indian Med. J., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

 

 

Scope

The Journal has been truly international in scope, with author and editorial contributions from across the globe. The focus has been on clinical and epidemiological aspects of tropical and infectious diseases, new and re-emerging infections, chronic non-communicable diseases, and medical conditions prevalent in the Latin America-Caribbean region, and of significance to global health, especially in developing countries. The Journal covers all medical disciplines, as well as basic and translational research elucidating the pathophysiologic basis of diseases or focusing on new therapeutic approaches, and publishes original scientific research, reviews, case reports, brief communications, letters, commentaries and medical images. The Journal publishes twelve issues and six supplements annually. English is the language of publication but Abstracts are also duplicated in Spanish.

 

Indexing

The Journal is currently included in major abstracting and indexing services, including PUBMED, MEDLINE, MEDCARIB, LILACS, and SciELO. ISSN 0043-3144 (printed version). Abbreviated title is West Indian Med J which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

 

Editorial policy

All submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Committee and referees. Authors of papers accepted for publication in the West Indian Medical Journal must agree to transfer copyright to The University of the West Indies, publishers of the journal. This signifies transfer of rights for print or electronic publication, production reprints, facsimile, microfilm or microfiche.

 

Contact information

West Indian Medical Journal, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, Tel.: 1876-927-1214; Fax.: 1876-927-1846; e-mail: wimj@uwimona.edu.jm

 

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2006 The University of the West Indies

West Indian Medical Journal, Faculty of Medical Sciences
The University of the West Indies, Kingston, 7, Jamaica
Tel.: (876) 927-1214
Fax.: (876) 927-1846


wimj@uwimona.edu.jm