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The Journal is now open access, and one will be able to access it online.

The Journal is now open access, and one will be able to access it online. The author(s) and West Indian Medical Journal must be fully and properly acknowledged.

Authors of papers accepted for publication in West Indian Medical Journal must agree to transfer copyright to the Faculties of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, publishers of the Journal.

Please visit WIMJ Open for further information and note that payment is required only after your paper has been accepted.

Publication of an accepted article depends on a number of factors including the relevance of the article to upcoming (themed) issues, order in which the manuscript was accepted and subject matter.

The time interval varies and can range from four weeks to a year depending on prevailing factors including time taken to review the manuscript and time between review/reassessment and resubmission by authors. Reviewers are given four to six weeks within which to review articles.

The Journal is currently included in major abstracting and indexing services, including SciELO, Elsevier (Embase and Scopus), EBSCO (Biography Reference Center, Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate, Caribbean Search) and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters (Web of Science/Science Citation Index Expanded, SciSearch, Journal Citation Reports/Science, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS), BIOSIS Previews, Essential Science Indicators).

The West Indian Medical Journal is the official peer-reviewed scientific Journal published by the Faculties of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies. The Journal is truly international in scope, with author and editorial contributions from across the globe. The focus has been on clinical and epidemiological aspects of tropical and infectious diseases, new and re-emerging infections, chronic non-communicable diseases, and medical conditions prevalent in the Latin America-Caribbean region, and of significance to global health, especially in developing countries. The Journal covers all medical disciplines, as well as basic and translational research elucidating the pathophysiologic basis of diseases or focussing on new therapeutic approaches, and publishes original scientific research, reviews, case reports, brief communications, letters, commentaries and medical images. The Journal publishes four to six issues and four supplements annually. English is the language of publication but Abstracts are also duplicated in Spanish.

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