Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology: Volume 39 (Issue 1 to Issues 4)
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (IJMM) is a prestigious journal that offers a comprehensive outlook on medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The journal acts as a conduit for a multitude of scientific insights spanning from foundational laboratory research to clinical trials.
Core Areas of Focus:
- Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Antimicrobial Stewardship: IJMM emphasizes the surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility across a spectrum of organisms, exploring their mechanisms of action, resistance, and interactions. The effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship programs in healthcare settings is also a pivotal area of exploration.
- Clinical Microbiology: The journal delves deep into the pathogenesis, virulence factors, clinical manifestation, and the evolving diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for diseases caused by myriad microorganisms.
- Emerging Infectious Diseases: IJMM focuses on the detailed exploration of newly emerging infections, zoonotic diseases, and infections witnessing a resurgence in prevalence.
- Medical Mycology and Mycobacteriology: Research pertaining to the diagnosis, therapy, epidemiology, and the potential for vaccine development against fungal and mycobacterial infections finds a dedicated space in the journal.
- Hospital Infection: IJMM addresses hospital-associated infections, focusing on their control, prevention, and the methodologies to monitor these infections.
- Molecular Studies: This section delves into the application of diverse techniques, from phenotypic and genotypic to molecular, particularly in studying virulence, outbreak investigations, and public health implications.
- Microbiome and Microbial Ecology: The journal underscores the significance of the normal microbiome, its deviations (dysbiosis), and the overarching impact of microbial ecosystems on health and disease.
- Immunology: IJMM carves out a niche for research in immunity and host cell responses against infections.
- Vaccinology and Therapeutics: The journal fosters research endeavors aimed at identifying vaccine targets, innovating drug discovery, and therapeutic advancements.
Types of Publications:
IJMM welcomes a variety of articles, encompassing original research, reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical trials, correspondences, case reports, and a novel section dedicated to infectious disease grand rounds.
Recognizing the interconnectedness of health sciences, the journal also entertains submissions from dental and veterinary fields, especially when they shed light on topics like zoonotic diseases.
The Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology stands as a cornerstone for professionals, researchers, and academicians in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases. By fostering a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, IJMM serves as a pivotal platform for the dissemination and exchange of groundbreaking scientific insights.