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Journal Dr.NTR university of Health sciences, a publication of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, is a peer-reviewed print + online quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jdrntruhs.org/. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal charges no fees for submission, publication and processing of the manuscripts.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are 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. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, 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 using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow 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.

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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads 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.
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  About the Dr.NTR University of health sciences(Dr.NTRUHS)

The university was established as “Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences” by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, by the Act.No. 6 of the Andhra Pradesh legislature and was inaugurated on 9-4-1986 by the late Sri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The University of Health Sciences started functioning at Vijayawada from 01-11-1986. After the death of its founder Sri N.T. Rama Rao the University was named after him as NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2.2.98 vide Act No.4 of 1998.

The main objectives of the Dr.NTRUHS are to improve the standards of medical education and research by implementing uniform curriculum in all courses in all the affiliated institutions. There are 184 affiliated colleges now. The Dr.NTRUHS is governed by the Executive Council, the Finance Committee, the Boards of Studies, the Academic Senate and the Planning Board. The University has Graduate, Post-Graduate Degree and Diploma and Super Specialty courses in Modern Medicine, Graduate and PG Degrees Courses in Dental Surgery, Nursing, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Unani, Graduate degree courses in Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and Medical Lab Technology and PG course in M.Sc.Applied Nutrition.

Dr.NTRUHS website: http://ntruhs.ap.nic.in

  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes articles regarding modern medicine, dental, nursing, physiotherapy and allied Indian specialities. The journal is widely read throughout the world and does not charge any author fees. By involving a large research community in an innovative open peer review process, the journal aims to provide fast access to top-quality papers. We invite scientific reports in the form of original articles, brief reports, case reports, and letters to editor. Editorials, review articles, and special communications will be published by editorial board.

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to peer review by the Editorial Board in appropriate specialties. We will consider manuscripts from any part of the world for publication, but mainly manuscripts that would be of interest to the students ,faculty and researchers from the university.

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