Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Topics covered in AWCH include, but are not limited to Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pregnancy and Reproductive Health, Infertility and endocrinology, Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia, Mental and Psychological Disorders, Menopausal and Postmenopausal Health, Breast disease, Gynecology Oncology, Urogynecology, Sexual problem, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Child Birth, Autoimmune Disorders, Domestic violence on women, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric surgery, Pediatric oncology, Children, Women & Media, etc.

AWCH promotes latest research that makes a significant contribution in advancing knowledge on the preventive, diagnostic and management issues related to women, adolescent girls and children with a particular focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health.


Section Policies


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Review Articles

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Original Articles

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Case Reports

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Letter to editor

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Insights and Images

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News and Notice

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Peer Review Process

Peer review process is fast double-blinded i.e. the author is anonymous to the reviewer and the reviewer is anonymous to the author as well. All submissions to journal are assessed by an Editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review with appropriate independent experts. Reviewers’ name will not be revealed to the authors. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript.

The typical review will take approximately 5-7 working days. However, this may take little longer due to unseen workloads.

All comments received from the reviewers will be passed on to the authors within 2-3 days after getting back from the reviewers. 

When the article is received from peer reviewer there will be one of the following outcome and the decision choices include:

  • Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  • Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made according to the reviewer's comment.
  • Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  • Resubmit elsewhere: When the submission do not meet the focus and scope of journal.
  • Decline Submission: The submission will not be published with the journal.



Publication Frequency

AWCH is a Quarterly Journal with Continuous Online Publication.

It means that all papers are published online as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "Current" Volume's Table of Contents.

However, the Print Version of this issue will be available only after the end of the quarter in which the article has been submitted.

For example, any article submitted and accepted during the quarter October-December will be published online immediately on its acceptance for publication. However, the print version of October-December issue will be available only after December.


Open Access Policy

This journal is an Open Access Journal without any subscription module. Open Access is a publishing model that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of research articles without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published.

In this model, the publication costs are usually covered by the authors themselves, author’s institution or research funds. These Open Access charges replace subscription charges and allow the publishers to make the published material freely available to all interested online readers. All of PaGe journals are open access online journals allowing universal access, maximum visibility and free dissemination of published work.


Article processing charges (APC)

Article processing charges (APC) are required to meet operations expenses. Being an Open Access Publisher, AWCH does not receive payment for subscription as its journals are freely accessible over the internet. The author, institution or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step, the publication. This charge covers the entire cost of the publication process, which includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining, online hosting and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the research articles. However, the APC is payable only if your article gets accepted for publishing.

AWCH does not charge article submission fee, color printing charge from the authors. 

Article Processing Charges (APC):

     A. For articles from within India:

       Post Acceptance APC: Rs 3,000/- for each article.

     B. For articles from outside India:

       Post Acceptance APC: USD 140/- for each article.

Any request for change in the article (excluding typographical errors or any unforeseen omissions on our part) after acceptance shall be chargeable.


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Conflict-of-Interest Statement

All efforts are being made to abide by the regulations as specified by 'International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' through "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals".

Accordingly, at AWCH, No conflict of interest exists between the Authors (or the Authors’ Institution), Reviewers or Editors through any Financial relationship, Personal relationship, Academic competition and Intellectual passion, etc. that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions. Thus there is no potential to influence or affect his or her scientific judgment.


Advertising Policy

If you wish to advertise on the journal website, please write to us for details of charges and other conditions at contactus@pacificejournals.com or info@pacificejournals.com

APALM editorial content and decisions are independent and will not be influenced by sponsorships or advertisements.

Advertisements are allowed only on the sides panel of the website pages. These are not tagged or linked to any particular manuscript. No advertisements is allowed within or immediately following an article. No manuscript specific advertisements are accepted.

We accept advertisements from google and other advertising companies.


Statement of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

For more information, please see detailed Author Guidelines at http://www.pacificejournals.com/journal/index.php/apalm/about/submissions#authorGuidelines


Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

For more information, please see detailed Author Guidelines at http://www.pacificejournals.com/journal/index.php/apalm/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

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