A special Editorial-The Revised Guidelines of the Medical Council of India for Academic Promotions: Need for a Rethink

Aggarwal R et.al.The Revised Guidelines of the Medical Council of India for Academic Promotions: Need for a Rethink. Indian association of medical journal editors.2016 Jan 8;53(1);23-26
Indian Pediatr. 2016 Jan 8;53(1):23-26

 

This article is simultaneously published in about 22 journals, but since we came across it first in the Indian Pediatrics, we have chosen this citation to share this article. The article covers five areas where the MCI has issued guidelines and made practical suggestions for each area – a) Where should the journals be indexed, b) Types of articles that would be considered, c) Better understanding of the terms – ┬áNational and International journals, d) Authorship and e) E-Journals – clarifying what should be acceptable and what cannot – eg – predatory journals. We do hope that the MCI accepts the revisions suggested, as they have been documented with lots of thoughts and discussions.

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