The Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, founded in 1974, is a nonprofit professional organization of specialists in Epidemiology, Health Management, Health Promotion, and Family Medicine, which is dedicated to the promotion of public health by bringing its members' expertise to the development of public health policies, an advocate for education, research, and programs of Community Medicine and providing a forum for the regular exchange of views & information.
Indian Journal of Community Health (IJCH) with ISSN PRINT: 0971-7587; ISSN ONLINE: 2248-9509, is an official national publication of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM). It is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal with both online and print version. The IJCH full text articles are available online at http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/ijch with free access (Open Access) to its contents with no subscription or pay per view fees required from the readers for reading online IJCH publications. IJCH permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.