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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 251

Two years with PubMed...

Department of Oral Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102 East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai, India

Date of Web Publication25-Oct-2011

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Elizabeth Joshua
Department of Oral Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102 East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.86668

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Dear Colleagues,

Seasons greetings to one and all

It is about two years since our journal has been listed with PubMed and various other International indexing agencies. In the year 2011, the academic climate in the Indian Dental field has undergone rapid changes. These changes have provoked an unprecedented interest and an increased volume of article submission to our journal. Consequently, we have responded by increasing the frequency as well as the number of manuscripts published per issue by at least four-fold, without compromising on the quality.

With an increase in the volume of articles, the responsibilities of the editorial team as well as the peer reviewers increase all the more. In spite of several check points, mistakes are liable to take place at many stages. Inadvertent or 'Intentional' errors committed by authors of several submissions have been identified and rectified. Notwithstanding these attempts, few errors might have crept in. The Journal publishes the accepted manuscripts in good faith, trusting that the article submitted is original, including the script, and not borrowed from any other source. I, therefore, urge the authors to read and revise their manuscripts several times before submission and abide by the guidelines provided for manuscript submission. I would like to bring to your kind attention that issues with plagiarism and text copying will be viewed seriously and may even warrant blacklisting for three years, if found in the earlier stage, and retraction even after publication. Soliciting in any form for publications shall not be entertained. I request all the authors to keep the high standards set for academic publications.

To increase the quality of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (JOMFP) as well as to increase the citation rate, it has been decided that only original research articles of contemporary interest will be published from the next issue. However, interesting cases and series that are novel, which open up the understanding of a disease process will be considered. The number of case reports will be restricted to less than 25% of all manuscripts. I request all the members and potential authors to consider these facts while preparing their manuscripts. Submission of high quality photographs with sharp images, in focus, with a clear background and appropriate lighting is mandatory. Markings (arrow / bullets) can be incorporated inside the image itself. Only histopathological images with high resolution and clarity will be considered.

The reviewers have been the backbone of JOMFP. I take this opportunity to thank each one of them personally, especially for sparing their valuable time, and look forward for their continued support and dedication in the years to come.

I am confident that with support from all of you, JOMFP will be a much sought after Journal in our field.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Hyderabad.

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