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Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, the official publication of Family Medicine and Primary Care Trust, seeks to foster academic communication and interdisciplinary research among primary care providers engaged in various forms. The journal covers broad spectrum of clinical topical catering to the academic needs of family physicians, urban GPs, rural physicians, NRHM doctors, community surgeons, community health workers, providers of community obstetrical & pediatric care, emergency physicians, occupational physicians and public health specialists. The journal publishes original article on clinical studies, theories and policies related the academic discipline of family medicine and primary care.

Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care also acts as an interactive forum for primary care providers, policy makers, health care administrators, community leaders, social scientists, health care funding agencies towards provision of cost effective, personalized, continued, comprehensive, holistic form of health care to individuals, families and communities. 

Periodicity: The journal was launched in January 2012 as an online and print biannual issue. After steady progress, from 2019, the journal is published on a monthly basis; both online as well as in print form.   

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, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Indian Science Abstracts, PubMed Central

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.


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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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  Scope of the journal

Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care invites physicians of first contact as well as other health providers to document reflections of their own practices and experience towards accumulation wealth of scientific evidence enriching primary care. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care offers opportunity to private practitioners (solo and group practice), general duty medical officers, occupational physicians, government doctors (central, state, district and other local health services), medical officers engaged NRHM & other national health programs, public health specialists as well as practitioners of allied health disciplines to publish their work.

Journal of Family Medicine and Primary care advocates academic institutionalization of community health services through accumulation of data and evidence on health interventions based at individual, family and community level. Journal also invites discussions and debates on evaluation of training programs, faculty development, curriculum standardization and development of practice standards and protocols.

  Academy of Family Physicians of India

JFMPC is the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) www.afpionline.com which is a professional academic association of primary care physicians in India promoting the development of Academic family medicine and primary healthcare. AFPI was founded in 2010 with a vision of transforming health care delivery system in India through enhanced level of community based high quality services. AFPI is a full member of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) www.globalfamilydoctor.com. The academy currently has a membership base across India and functions through several state chapters. The academy is working towards empowering of primary care physicians in India for better health outcomes. AFPI advocates academic institutionalization of community health services. AFPI has supported equal professional opportunities and career progression for the primary care physicians at par with any other specialty. FMPC (National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care) is the official academic event of AFPI which provides forum for primary care physicians and health care professionals across spectrum to discuss and disseminate their academic as well as professional experiences. FMPC is also open to ordinary citizen for participation towards setting healthcare agenda. The members the Academy include family medicine specialists, practicing family physicians, general practitioners, medical officers who provide generalist medical care across all age groups, genders and organ system. AFPI is an equivalent organization to American Academy of Family Physicians, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal Australian College of General Practice for India.

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