Bengal Physician Journal (BPJ), the official publication of Association of Physicians of India; West Bengal Chapter, is a peer-reviewed, open access journal aims to publish original research papers, review articles, rare and novel case reports, and clinical techniques from all specialties of Medicine.
Bengal Physician Journal (BPJ) is owned and managed under the auspices of Association of Physicians of India; West Bengal Chapter, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.
The Association of Physicians of India is a professional body of consultant physicians formed in 1944. Its members are physicians with postgraduate qualifications in different specialties. Currently, the membership of the association is 19,500.
API West Bengal Branch was born in 1975. The pioneers who played a pivotal role in this regard were the eminent physicians of that time. Prof (Dr) J C Banerjee was the first president, and Prof (Dr) Shyamal Sen was the founder secretary of the Branch. The designation of the president was changed to Chairman in 1994. The API WB Branch office was at 8 Creek Row on a rental basis during its inception. Over time, the members of the Branch decided to have their own office by purchasing a flat at Moon Plaza, 62, Lenin Sarani, 2nd Floor, Flat No-2D, Kolkata 700013, which is the present address of the Chapter. The membership strength is 1095, and the organization is gradually expanding in all directions.
Many city branches have, by this time, formed their respective executive bodies under the supervision of the main API West Bengal Chapter at Kolkata. API Siliguri Branch, API Murshidabad City Branch, API Malda City Branch, API Nadia-Kalyani City Branch, API Alipurduar City Branch, and API Cooch Bihar City Branch have already hosted various API activities and CME programs in their respective areas.
Association of Physicians of India, West Bengal Branch, registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act. 1961 (No. S/80005 of 1995-96) aims to promote and advance medical and allied sciences. It regularly arranges CME, symposia, and conferences. The Bengal Physician Journal (BPJ), the official publication of the Association of Physicians of India; West Bengal Chapter, is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that aims to publish original research papers, review articles, rare and novel case reports, and clinical techniques from all specialties of Medicine from physicians across the globe. The association also upholds social issues and takes part in philanthropic activities.
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.
Bengal Physician Journal (BPJ) is open access journal publishing three issues per year focusing on all specialties of Medicine.
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