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Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

Editor: Haraprasad Pati

ISSN: 0971-4502 (print version)
ISSN: 0974-0449 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12288

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  • Presents peer-reviewed articles on clinical hematology, laboratory hematology and hemato-oncology
  • Encourages investigation, discussion and broad diffusion of knowledge in the study of blood in health and disease
  • The official publication of The Indian Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion (ISHBT)
  • 93% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion is the official publication of The Indian Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion.The quarterly journal publishes Original Articles, Case Reports, Correspondence, and Review Articles in the related fields of Hematology, Hemato Oncology, Molecular Hematology, Pediatric Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Genetics, and Laboratory Hematology.

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Once a manuscript is submitted online to the journal site, the initial step is a technical check by the publisher who also assesses the article for completeness, adherence to instructions for authors, inclusion of ethics and competing interest’s statements, and run a plagiarism check. Articles that pass the completeness are transferred to the EIC who, after an initial appraisal, assigns the manuscript to one of seventeen Associate Editors. Based on the overall opinion, articles may be rejected at the initial stage by the EIC or by the Assoc. Eds. or may sent out by the latter for peer review. Often the Assoc. Eds. themselves contribute to a detailed peer-review of deserving manuscripts.

For external peer review, the IJHBT adheres to a double-blind process that mandates review of all original research and review manuscripts by at least two/three experts in the journal's reviewer database, PubMed search, or other online sources.  The voluntary reviewers may choose to reject the paper, or advice revisions, or rarely recommend acceptance as such. In case of divergent opinions among the reviewers, it goes to another reviewer who is expert in that section. Clear and concise guidance is provided to the reviewers and periodic feedback is sought to maintain uniformity and objectiveness of the peer review process.

All review comments received are consolidated by the handling Assoc. Ed. and transmitted by them to the EIC with her/his own recommendation. The EIC then takes a final decision. If the decision is to revise, the comments are then sent to the corresponding author. The revised version is sent out again for review (s) till the article meets the requisite acceptance standards of the journal. Occasionally, for articles designated for special issues, or deemed to be of high interest, rapid peer review is undertaken by a minimum of 3 Ed Board members (always including the EIC) to reduce the turnaround time without compromising the rigorousness of the process.


Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Human Genetics - Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology

Impact Factor: 0.869 (2018) * 

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    The Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (IJHBT) is the official journal of the Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (ISHBT), the national hematology society. This peer-reviewed journal features articles aimed at clinical hematologists, hematopathologists, basic scientists and allied workers in the field of hematology and is dedicated to advancing patient care and basic and translational research in the field.

    This medical journal focuses on new and emerging treatments, diagnostic and prognostic technologies, cutting-edge science and advances in benign and malignant blood disorders. Articles are welcomed from across the world, and there are no charges for publishing. While novelty is highly regarded; well-conducted and scientifically-sound studies that place the rapid global developments happening in this exciting specialty in an Indian/Asian perspective are also given careful consideration.

    The quarterly journal publishes Original and Review Articles, Consensus Statements/Guidelines, Short Communications, Correspondence and Images in Hematology in the related fields of Hematology, Hemato-oncology, Molecular Hematology, Pediatric Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Genetics, and Laboratory Hematology.

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