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 About the Society

Association of Physicians of India, Karnataka chapter is an organization catering to the scientific needs of more than 1000 specialists of Internal Medicine both teaching and non- teaching physicians and was started nearly 40 years ago. It had its first journal named as Karnataka Medical Journal (KMJ) more than 30 years ago, which was changed to Karnataka Journal of Medical Sciences (KJMS) 10 years later. As the association grew, and as the number of Medical colleges in the state increased, the need for a journal with a wider perspective was thought of, and since KMJ and KJMS indicated that the journal was confined to Karnataka state, Its name was changed to Journal of Internal Medicine, Research, Reviews and Reports (JIM 3R) in 2015 under the leadership of Dr.M.Premanath, as Editor in Chief and six eminent researchers as editorial board members. A galaxy of researchers par excellence in different fields of Internal Medicine and its sub specialities from abroad and Karnataka formed the editorial advisory board. The journal ran well, published original research, reviews, case reports etc, for three years. Then the organization of API KC and the EB thought that this was not enough. The publication of the journal was handed over to Wolters-Kluwer Medknow in 2019, the International publishers of great repute and the journal’s name was changed to APIK Journal of Internal Medicine (AJIM) and it has grown by leaps and bounds in a short span of a year. The journal has an online as well as print version. The print version is free to all its bonafide members and others need to subscribe. The journal has gone truly International as articles are being received not only from Karnataka, but also from other parts of India and oversees. The journal is an open access one and is not charging anything to the articles accepted for publication at present. The submission is only online and articles are peer reviewed. The journal follows ICMJE guidelines strictly. The journal is registered with many agencies and is on the verge of indexing with the concerned agencies. It is a boon to all the teaching faculty of Medical colleges here and elsewhere as the MCI wants original articles to be published in the indexed print version of the journal. The members of API KC are requested to use this opportunity to send their original research papers to the journal and make it grow internationally. The society’s website is www.apikarnataka.org.

  About the Journal

The journal has been in existence for the past 20 years as Karnataka Medical Journal, Karnataka Journal of Medical Sciences, Journal of Internal Medicine, Research, Reviews, Reports and now as APIK Journal of Internal Medicine encouraging medical personnel to publish their research articles. The journal does not charge any thing to the authors for publishing the article in the print journal if accepted at present. There is wider scope for authors to send the articles under various headings which should be clinically useful.

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, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

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.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

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  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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  Scope of the journal

APIK Journal of Internal Medicine (AJIM) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal catering to Internal Medicine and its various sub-specialties. The scope is wide as Internal Medicine is the mother of all sub-specialties. We publish original research articles, review articles, case reports, book reviews, quizzes on ECG, X-ray, Image, and so on in the specialties of Internal Medicine and its sub-specialties. The only criteria that are being followed are that all the articles published in the journal should be of the requisite standard and useful to the consultants of Internal Medicine. The journal has both online as well as a print version and is open access and does not charge for the articles published at present. The submission of articles, peer review, acceptance are only online and we try to convey our decisions to the authors on acceptance or rejection as early as possible. The journal follows ICMJE guidelines strictly and is published by Wolters-Kluwer-Medknow, international publishers of great repute.

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