Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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About the journal and editorial board
The Indian Journal of Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal published Quarterly under the aegis of the Indian Association of Palliative Care.

The journal welcomes contributions in the following sections: original articles on clinical research, psycho social, ethical and spiritual issues; review articles, clinical guidelines, case reports, case discussions, narratives, reports on important meetings, book reviews, short reports and letters to the editor.

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, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

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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.

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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:

  • "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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Editorial Board


Raghavendra Ramanjulu

Senior Consultant, Department of Pain & Palliative Care,

Cytecare Cancer Hospitals, Bangalore 560064, Karnataka, India


Section Associate Editors

Dr. Jayita Deodhar

Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Care


Department of Palliative Medicine

Tata Memorial Hospital



Dr. Gayatri Palat

Professor, Pain and Palliative Medicine,

MNJ Institute of Oncology and RCC, Hyderabad, India

Consultant, Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, Canada


Dr. Lulu Mathews

Palliative Care Education and Training

Program Director Academics,

Institute of Pall Medicine, Kozhikode


Dr. Roop Gursahani

Palliative Care Ethics, Policy and Advocacy

Consultant Neurologist,

P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai.


Dr. Priyadarshini Kulkarni

End of Life Care and Bereavement, Consultant Palliative Medicine,

Ease and Support, India


Dr. Rakesh Garg

Symptoms (Other than pain)

Additional Professor



Dr. Nishkarsh Gupta

Cancer Palliative Care (Adult)

Additional Professor, Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative

Medicine, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS Delhi, India


Dr. Mayank Gupta

Cancer and Chronic Pain

Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care;

Lead, Division of Chronic and Interventional pain

KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.


Dr. Arun Ghoshal

Non-Cancer Palliative Care (Adult)

Assistant Professor

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai


Ms. Anu Savio Thelly

Palliative Care Nursing

Nurse Consultant, Dept of Palliative Medicine

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute

Puducherry, India

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