Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion

SUSHRUTA Journal of Health Policy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for a multi-professional global audience.
(publ. by BAPIO)


Sushruta Journal of Health Policy


Sushruta is published as a quarterly, open-access, scholarly journal for professionals and scientists associated with research and delivery of health care and its policy. The scope of this journal includes the full range of diverse, multi-professional health and social care workforce and global partners.

The journal aims to represent the breadth of issues on health policy and opinions which impact the readership, affect them, and the wider healthcare community. The readership includes undergraduates, postgraduates, and established professionals globally.

The views expressed, are of the authors and peer-reviewed (open) by independent global experts. The editorial board does not limit or direct the content except in maintaining professionalism, checking the evidence base for references (where relevant). All care is taken to ensure that articles comply with current UK law and are GDPR compliant.

The members of the Editorial Board are voluntary, appointed for a 3-year term with mutually agreed extension for an additional 2 years. They are editorially independent of the sponsoring organisation (BAPIO).

Sushruta is published by BAPIO Publications Ltd in print, pdf, and online. The Journal aims to fully comply with the Code of Publication Ethics. The Editorial Board meets every month on Thursdays online. All minutes of meetings are available. The Board has defined its mission, business, and sustainability plan for 2020-2023. This is available on request. Membership is open to any healthcare professionals from the UK, the Indian sub-continent, and across the world. BAPIO is affiliated to the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and other similar organisations. 



Guidance for Authors


  • Please submit all articles in MS Word format or as Rich Text. There is no strict limit on words but most articles should be within 3000 words and 30 references. References should be in Vancouver format.
  • All pictures. figures and tables should be sent separately and have a clear indication in the text of the manuscript.
  • All articles are published under Open Access publication principles and are available free to download with appropriate citations. The authors must hold the copyright for the material submitted. All copyrights are protected by the Creative Commons Licence International V4.0 terms (CC-BY-ND-4.0). 
  • Manuscripts can also be submitted online or by email to
  • The Journal does not charge the authors' article processing charges (APC) at present. There are no author charges of any kind. 
  • Sushruta is a member of DOI through Crossref and indexed by Google Scholar and introduced an open, post-publication peer review from vol 13, issue 2 (July).


Plagiarism check is applied for all new submissions using Turnitin and Crossref's Similarity Check system. 


Complaints Process

The journal is indemnified by BAPIO Ltd. Any complaints relating to the published material should first be submitted to the editors via email Any complaints relating to commercial interests or grievances can be addressed to the BAPIO Executive Committee via We aim to provide a formal written response within 4 weeks or earlier.



Content Archiving is currently on a cloud drive (Google Drive and Onedrive). We are applying for inclusion in the CLOCKSS archiving system. 



Submission Preparation Checklist


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  •  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  •  The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  •  Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  •  The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  •  The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  •  Conflict of Interest - The authors must declare any conflict of interest at the end of the manuscript before references. This must comply with the requirements of ICMJE and all submissions must be accompanied by a signed declaration form from all authors. The Form should be downloaded and signed from



Author Guidelines


Guidance for Authors

Please submit all articles in MS Word format or as Rich Text. There is no strict limit on words but most articles should be within 2000 words and 10 references. References should be in Vancouver format.

All pictures. figures and tables should be sent separately and have clear indication in the text of the manuscript.

Authors must hold copyright for the material submitted.

Manuscripts can be submitted online or by email to

Sushruta will be moving to being included in DOI, Crossref and Google Scholar shortly and introducing a post publication peer review process from July 2020.


Peer Review Policy & Form

Sushruta has introduced an open peer review policy from July 2020 issue 2, which has 2 reviewers.

The Editorial review is published as a commentary explaining why the manuscript was commissioned / accepted and what it adds to the literature and impact on health policy/ professional opinions.

The independent peer review (1-2 reviewers) is conducted by a subject expert and comments will be published online along with any changes incorporated in the final version of the article in print.

The online peer review form is available here, for completion and submission online. You can download and submit a form by email to the editors.

For suggestions on peer reviewers for your submission please email to

Sushruta acknowledges the significant contribution of the scientific and healthcare professionals in upholding the robustness and sanctity of the peer review process.


  • Copyright on any open access article in a journal/ magazine/ Newsletter published by BAPIO Ltd is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant BAPIO Ltd a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
  • The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalises these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.
  • Cover pic credit 



Editors -in-Chief


  • Dr Indranil Chakravorty PhD FRCP 
    • Consultant Physician & Director of Medical Education, St George’s University Hospital, Senior Lecturer, St George’s University of London; Clinical Lecturer, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire
  • Mr Vipin Zamvar, MS FRCS(CTh)
    • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK; Chief Editor of BMC Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • Abhay Chopada MS FRCS
  • Buddhdev Pandya MBE
    • Managing Editor


Associate Editors


  • Research - Dr Subarna Chakravorty PhD MRCPCH FRCPath, Paediatric Haematologist, Kings College Hospitals, London
  • Medical Education - Dr Anantha Krishnan Raghuraman MSc MD FRCP, Respiratory Physician, Cheltenham Gen Hosp, UK; Linacre Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Mental Health – Dr Ashok Kumar Jainer MBBS MD FRCPsych, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Coventry, UK
  • Climate Change - Catherine Dominic, Student, Clinical School, Queen Mary’s University of London, UK
  • Public Health - Dr Ramyadevi Ravindrane BSc MBBS, Trainee in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Student affairs/ Blog – Triya Anushka Chakravorty BA (Oxon), School of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
  • Leadership & Management - Dr Godwin Simon MBBS MD FRCP, Clinical Director & Endocrinologist, Basildon & Thurrock Univ Hospital, Basildon, UK
  • Technology-led Education - Dr Farica Patel MBBS, Specialist Registrar, Acute Medicine, Guys & St Thomas’s Hospital, London


Editorial Advisory Board


  • Professor JS Bamrah, CBE FRCPsych, National Chairman of BAPIO, Manchester Mental Health Trust, Manchester, UK
  • Dr Ramesh Mehta OBE MD FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician (Rtd), President of BAPIO, Bedford, UK
  • Professor Parag Singhal MSc MPhil MD, Consultant Endocrinologist, National Secretary of BAPIO
  • Professor Geeta Menon MS FRCOpth, Cons OphthaL Frimley Park Hospital, Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England, South London, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey, UK
  • Dame Professor Parveen Kumar DBE, BSc, MD, DM, DEd, FRCP, FRCP(L&E), FRCPath, FIAP, Professor of Medicine & Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, and Honorary Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Barts Health NHS Trust and Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK 
  • Dr Veena Daga MBBS MD FRCA, Consultant in Intensive Care Med, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK, Chair, BAPIO Training Academy
  • Dr Arun Kumar Gupta MBBS MD Psych, Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry
  • Dr Suparna Dasgupta MBBS FRCPCH MSc, Consultant Paediatrician, Macclesfield Hospital, UK
  • Judith Gower LLM FRSA, Hertfordshire Law Society, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Professor Soumit Dasgupta MBBS MS FRCS FRCP, Neuro-otologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK; U of Sienna, Italy
  • Mr Gopal K Mahadev MS FRCS, Oncoplastic Surgeon, California, USA
  • Dr Sahana Rao MBBS MRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • Dr Jyothi Srinivas MBBS MRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician, Milton Keynes University Hospital, UK
  • Professor Dhananjaya Sharma MS, General Surgeon, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, India
  • Dhananjay Raje MSc PhD Statistics, CSTAT (Royal Statistical Society, London) Data Analysis Group, MDS Bioanalytics, Mumbai, India
  • Ms Cielito Caneja BSN-RN, MSN, PgDipH-ed, BSc-INP, MSc- DIC, DipClinMed; Adv Res Nurse Pract; Chel & West Hosp London UK  R
  • Mr Priyank Sinha, MRCS, EANS, MD (RES), FRCS (SN), Spinal Neurosurgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK, Profile
  • Dr Raja Jayaram MD DPhil, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer | Honorary Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences | University of Oxford | Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Oxford  | profile


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