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Publication Guidelines & Monitoring Committee demonstrates the commitment of Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research to promote high ethical standards in academic publications of the students , faculty members and researchers of the Deemed to be University. This committee will also play an advisory role to facilitate compliance to essential ethical practices to all concerned in publications throughout the Deemed to be University. This Committee was earlier called Publication Oversight Committee (POC). On revision of the Standing Operative Procedures/Guidelines. The version-III of the revised SOP/Guidelines has expanded the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and hence called. Publication Guidelines & Monitoring Committee (PGMC)

The objective of the Publication Guidelines & Monitoring Committee is to ensure quality and ethical practice of all the submitted academic publications in accordance with the ICMR and international ethical guidelines for publications.

Facilities Available:

  1. Office of Central Research Facility, Basement of the Building of the Faculty of Dental Sciences
  2. Conference room of the Central Research Facility(CRF) for conducting the regular committee meetings
  3. Computer with printer, online software for plagiarism check and e-governance portal of Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
  4. A Biostatiscian-half a day on all working days
  5. A Manuscript editor
  6. Junior assistant of the CRF for all the administrative support



Key review considerations

Composition of PGMC members

Sr.NO Member name Email ID & Mobile No Handling department
1 Prof. S.P Thyagarajan- Chairman, PGMC

98400 46575

POC Chairman
2 Dr.Emmanuel Bhaskar- Secretary- PGMC


General Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Anaesthesiology, Critical care, Radiology, Neuroradiology, Dermatology, Psychiatry,Transfusion medicine,Emergency medicine
3 Dr.Padmavathi


Anatomy, Physiology ,Biochemistry
4 Dr.Malathi


Oral Pathology, OMFS, Periodontics
5 Dr.Nalini


Medical and surgical nursing, Obs & Gyn nursing, community nursing
6 Dr.Chitra


All pharmacy depts. Other than Pharmacy practice
7 Dr.Ravi


Genetics, Biotechnology
8 Dr.N.Venketesh


9 Mr.R.Nanthakumar


Pharmacy practice
10 Dr.A. Seethalakshmi


All other departments in nursing other than those under Dr.Nalini
11 Dr.Padmasini

044 – 26183770 , 9445140200

Paediatrics, Neonatology,O&G,ENT,Opthalmology, Reproductive medicine
12 Dr.Pankaj Shah


Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Community medicine, Forensic medicine
13 Dr.Umasekar


General Surgery, CTVS,Neurosurgery,Paediatric surgery,Urology,Surgical oncology,Plastic surgery,Vascular surgery, surgical gastroenterology
14 Dr.M.S.Muthu


All dental departments other than Oral Pathology, OMFS, Periodontics
15 Dr.Solomon F.D.Paul


Biomedical Sciences and Technology and Research
16 Dr.S.Sankar


Environmental engineering
17 Dr.B.Prakash


Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and clinical psychology
18 Mr.T.Senthilkumar


Allied Health Sciences,Clinical Nutrition
19 Ms.C.R.Hemalatha


Management and Bioinformatics


The PGMC shall maintain the following records.

  1. Manuscript (hard copy as well as soft copy).
  2. Copy of all the enclosed documents, like ethical clearance letter, other permission letters as mentioned in the guidelines.
  3. Minutes of all meetings duly signed by the Chairperson / Member secretary.
  4. Copy of all existing relevant national and international guidelines on publication ethics.
  5. Copy of all correspondence with the authors other regulatory bodies.
  6. Final report of the accepted/rejected publications as informed by the authors
  7. Database of the reprints

Quality Evaluation of SRIHER publications-yearwise:

The PGMC, as approved by the Deemed to be University, shall conduct the ‘Quality evaluation of all the SRIHER publications’ for parameters like indexed/non-indexed status, type of the indexing database (Scopus/PubMed/Web of Science/UGC approved list of Journals/Index Copernicus), Impact Factor of the Journal in which the article is published and overall “h” factor of the Department/Faculty/SRIHER as a whole, using a software of an outsourced agency. Yearly report shall be submitted to the IQAC for consolidation and report preparation.

Quality Evaluation of SRIHER publications-yearwise:

PGMC - Guidelines - Link to PDF file - To be added

PGMC - List of Members