From Amar Jesani in The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.
Over the last 25 years, we have witnessed the takeover of medical journals by corporates. We have also seen journals becoming financially dependent on advertisements from corporates, and adopting commercial models for publishing. There are controversies about the erosion of editorial independence, and the increasing influence of market and corporate interests on medical and health journals. In the midst of this trend, IJME has managed to chart its own independent course and shunned commercialisation by not charging for publishing manuscripts or for access to published material. This is something extraordinary.