Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

: 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-

From the editor's desk

T Smitha 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, V S Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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T Smitha
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, V S Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Smitha T. From the editor's desk.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;26:137-137

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Dear Readers,

The most critical aspect in research field is submitting your manuscript for publication and finding the right journal suitable for your work is always arduous. Our journal turns out to be the apt for to publish any Oral Pathology and Microbiology related manuscripts, as our impact factor is getting improved year by year, by maintaining the quality of the articles published. We are also streamlining our issues from three to four from this year onwards, to hasten the publication of accepted manuscripts.

Though our acceptance rate is high, we have scope to publish less than 50% of the articles received to our journal annually, hence our selection criteria are rigorous. Many submissions are being declined without being sent for review, since they are out of our journal scope, while accepted manuscripts may take few months to get published as we are finding difficult to accommodate them in a single issue. All rules, guidelines and policies have been set by the Journal editorial board and Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (IAOMP), not editor alone. So, I request authors to go through instructions to author and manuscript preparation to ensure hasty publication process and reduce delay.

As mentioned in previous issues, the article processing charges have been increased and will have to bear by the authors. However, we are looking for a solution to decrease our publication charges in order to reduce financial burden on the authors. Hopefully, we shall come out with a better solution ASAP to cover maintenance of website, printing and publishing charges without any loss.

I would like to thank to those reviewers who have unselfishly volunteered to review papers sent to them irrespective of their field of interest. I would welcome more such volunteers, as they are required to relieve some of our currently overworked reviewers, who helped us to process the manuscript further with their valuable suggestions. I am indebted to all of them on behalf of the editorial board and association.

Thank you,

Dr. Smitha T