Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

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Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
DisciplineMedical ethics
Edited byAmar Jesani
Publication details
Former name(s)
Medical Ethics
Forum for Medical Ethics Society (India)
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Indian J. Med. Ethics
ISSN0974-8466 (print)
0975-5691 (web)
OCLC no.920393894

The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering medical ethics and bioethics. It was established in 1993 by the Forum for Medical Ethics Society, an activist group campaigning to reform the Maharashtra Medical Council. The journal was originally entitled Medical Ethics, and its first issue was published in August 1993.[1][2] It obtained its current title in January 2004. The editor-in-chief is Amar Jesani.[3] The online version of the journal is open-access, the printed version is subscription-based; there are no article processing charges.[4]

Fraudulent paper[edit]

In May 2018, the journal attracted criticism when it was revealed that it had published a paper attributed to "Lars Andersson", whose affiliation was listed as the Karolinska Institute. In fact, the real name of the author of the paper was not Lars Andersson, and he did not have any affiliation with the Karolinska. The journal initially responded by issuing a statement describing the author's deception as "unacceptable", but refusing to retract the paper. Instead, editor-in-chief Amar Jesani removed the author's name and affiliation from the paper on the journal's website. Later that month, the journal retracted the paper, writing in a statement that "...we have concluded that tolerating the author's deception and retaining the article was an error of judgment.[5][6][7]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:


  1. ^ Oransky, Ivan; Marcus, Adam (2016-09-09). "Why an obscure Indian journal has a growing international stature". STAT. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  2. ^ "History". Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  3. ^ "Editorial Team". Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  4. ^ "Submission guidelines". Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Forum for Medical Ethics Society. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  5. ^ Editors of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (2018-05-26). "RETRACTION: Increased incidence of cervical cancer in Sweden: Possible link with HPV vaccination". Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 3 (3): 246. doi:10.20529/IJME.2018.057. PMID 30044233.
  6. ^ Weinberg, Justin (2018-05-25). "Medical Ethics Journal Infected by Anti-Vaxx Fraud (guest post by Christian Munthe)". Daily Nous. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  7. ^ Oransky, Ivan (2018-05-27). "Author who lied to journals about his identity slated to have four articles on vaccines retracted". Retraction Watch. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  8. ^ "Embase Coverage". Embase. Elsevier. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  9. ^ "Indian Journal of Medical Ethics". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  10. ^ "Source details: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2022-10-25.

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