SUSHRUTA Journal of Health Policy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for a multi-professional global audience.
(publ. by BAPIO)
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.
Plagiarism check is applied for all new submissions using Turnitin and Crossref's Similarity Check system.
The journal is indemnified by BAPIO Ltd. Any complaints relating to the published material should first be submitted to the editors via email email@example.com. Any complaints relating to commercial interests or grievances can be addressed to the BAPIO Executive Committee via firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
For suggestions on peer reviewers for your submission please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sushruta acknowledges the significant contribution of the scientific and healthcare professionals in upholding the robustness and sanctity of the peer review process.