The Physician accepts submissions from across the global healthcare spectrum related to medical science, health services research but is particularly interested in issues that impact the health of migrants, international medical/ nursing graduates, diaspora studies, differential outcomes in patients and professionals based on ethnicity or other protected characteristics and global health issues. The editorial board welcomes submissions from new or emerging researchers and early career clinicians.
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The Physician will accept submissions from across the healthcare spectrum but is particularly interested in issues that impact on the health of migrants, international medical/ nursing graduates, diaspora studies, differential outcomes in patients and professionals based on ethnicity or other protected characteristics. The editorial board welcomes submissions from new or emerging researchers and early career clinicians.
The Physician is published since 2012 in print, previously in time with BAPIO national conferences, including conference abstracts. Since Jan'20, it is published online and regular print editions will be published quarterly in 2020-21 and bi-monthly from 2021.
It is a member of Crossref and all published articles are registered with DOI and cited in Google Scholar. It will be submitted for indexing in PUBMED in 2022, once accepted all archived content will be available there retrospectively.
The Physician has moved from a traditional blind to an open, post-publication peer-review process from 2020. Once accepted for submission by the Editor(s), all manuscripts are published in the 'pre-print' format online. The peer-review process continues and all peer reviewer recommendations plus the revisions/author rebuttals are published online. A minimum of 2 peer reviews is required for final acceptance.
Where authors or co-authors may be part of the Editorial Board of the journal, The Physician follows a clear process of assigning the manuscript to an editor who is not connected with the article and seeking 2 external reviewers. The peer reviews are open and published alongside the article.
The Physician abides by the Core practices as per the Committee for Publication ethics. These can be found in the linked resources given below.
All published manuscripts are archived in OJS, BPL Cloud drive and will be permanently archived in CLOCKSS shortly.
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.
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 in jpeg format (minimum 600dpi), figures and tables should be submitted separately and also included inline at the relevant places within the manuscript.
The authors must hold the copyright for the material submitted.
Manuscripts can be submitted online or by email to email@example.com
The Physician is a member of DOI through Crossref and indexed by Google Scholar and introducing a post-publication peer review from May 2020. It will be submitted for inclusion in all major indexing services shortly.
Plagiarism check will be applied for all new submissions using Turnitin and Crossref's Similarity Check system.
The Physician complies with the COI requirements for ICMJE. Please sign and submit a conflict of interest statement by completing the ICMJE form downloaded from here
The journal is indemnified by BAPIO Publications through BAPIO Ltd.
Any complaints relating to the published material should first be submitted to the editors via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any complaints relating to commercial interests or grievances with the editorial board can be addressed to the BAPIO Executive committee via email@example.com
We aim to provide a formal written response within 4 weeks or earlier.
Content Archiving is currently on cloud drive (Google Drive and Onedrive). We are applying for inclusion in the CLOCKSS archiving system.
The Physician journal does not claim any copyright or commercial interests in any of the articles it publishes, and authors retain these rights and interests. The authors must confirm that they hold the copyright for all submitted material. The authors are happy to comply with the Journal's open access policy for all material published. This will conform to creative commons licence terms v4.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
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|Keywords:||international medical/ nursing graduates, diaspora studies, emigration and immigration, health services research, differential attainment, medical science, case reports, Quality improvement, Behavioural science, Health economics|