About the Journal

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Clinical Trials is dedicated to publishing articles on clinical trial methodology as well as protocols, commentaries and results papers. International Journal of Clinical Trials (IJCT) is one of the fastest communication journals and articles are published online within short time after acceptance of manuscripts, this will benefit the societies by getting faster access to your clinical trial results. The journal has a broad coverage for articles are clinical trial methodology, traditional results papers, regulatory aspects of clinical trial, research ethics, clinical trial management, clinical data management and biostatistics. The journal has unrestricted space and takes advantage of all the technical possibilities available for electronic publishing. It is published quarterly and available in online and print version.

Peer Review Process

IJCT considers manuscripts for review with understanding that the manuscript is submitted to this journal only at this time and has not been published anywhere, submitted simultaneously or already accepted for publication anywhere. After submission, manuscripts are reviewed thoroughly by editors. The journal editors use iThenticate plagiarism checker to check an authored work against millions of other published scholarly articles, books, conference papers, dissertations, other academic content, and billions of web pages to ensure its originality. The section editor proceeds for further review process to the reviewers if it satisfies or sends for revision or rejection if the manuscript is not suitable for the journal. Those manuscripts which are found suitable for publication in IJCT are sent to two or more reviewers. During the submission process, the corresponding author is requested to suggest three to four qualified reviewers which is optional. The reviewers should not be affiliated to the same organization the authors belong to. The section editor makes the final decision (acceptance/rejection/revisions) based on the reviewers comments. Corresponding author is requested to submit revised manuscript as per reviewer’s comments if suggestions/comments are sent. Revised manuscript is accepted if reviewers and editor are satisfied. Final proof of the manuscript is sent to the corresponding author and expected to return corrected proof within 48 hours through email. After that time corrections may not be accepted. Then the manuscripts are processed for publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The 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.