Limits...
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics: The journey so far.

Jain AK, Sahu D - Indian J Orthop (2010)

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Editor, Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, and Professor Orthopaedics, UCMS, Delhi, India.

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

Results of good research which are available globally and beyond human lifespan have allowed modern medicine to advance... Peer reviewed scientific journals play a big role in dissemination of results from research... IJO was started in 1967 with two issues per year.A visionary step to document the research in the country, it was also a herculean task to attract quality manuscripts, perform the peer review and take care of the publishing process in an era when computers and internet were non-existent... During the planning phase, a lot of thought process went into increasing the visibility, maintaining the consistency of quality, objective documentation of the peer review process, requirement for indexing with international A& I databases, need for a professional publisher and the finances involved... Good work published should be easily retrievable by other researchers so that more work can be built on that and the results can be utilized in clinical practice... With the aim to increase visibility and ‘research impact,’ we launched a separate website for the IJO with the domain www.ijooneline.com during the IOACON 2006 at New Delhi... The entire review process of the journal is managed through a web-based manuscript processing system (www.journalonweb.com/ortho)... The system efficiently manages the double blind peer review of manuscripts and has led to decrease in submission to decision timeline... This should encourage all the authors in this subcontinent and outside to submit their research work to IJO... Though we understand the limitations of Impact Factor and its use in judging quality of research and a journal, we need to improve on our citations and Impact Factor so that authors from universities and institutions requiring publication in high IF journals as criterion for promotion can consider IJO as an alternative to other closed access but high-IF journals... To ensure that, we have planned to digitize all our back issues from the inception of IJO and upload these on the journal's website... We are thankful to our authors, reviewers, editorial board members, all the staff at Medknow Publications and media Pvt... Ltd. and members and office bearers of IOA and hope to continue working together in this journey... We believe, together we can and together we shall attain new heights!

No MeSH data available.


Contributions from outside India to the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2007-2009)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2822410&req=5

Figure 0007: Contributions from outside India to the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2007-2009)

Mentions: The entire review process of the journal is managed through a web-based manuscript processing system (www.journalonweb.com/ortho). The system efficiently manages the double blind peer review of manuscripts and has led to decrease in submission to decision timeline. After the initial review of the manuscript by one of the editorial board members, it is sent to three to five subject experts, who are either selected from the existing database of the journal or after a search from other A and I databases. The final decision on the manuscript is taken by the editor based on the available comments from the peers. The system allows authors to verify the style and accuracy of references after cross-checking the bibliographic elements from PubMed. The editorial team can check for possibility of plagiarism or duplicate system. The authors are notified by a mobile message when the manuscript is sent for revision or proofs. Better management of the process had led to increased confidence of the authors and increase in submission of manuscripts from India as well as from other countries. The journal is now able to ‘choose’ better quality articles as can be seen from the increasing rejection rate from less than 60% in 2007 to over 75% in 2009 [Figures 5–7].


Indian Journal of Orthopaedics: The journey so far.

Jain AK, Sahu D - Indian J Orthop (2010)

Contributions from outside India to the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2007-2009)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2822410&req=5

Figure 0007: Contributions from outside India to the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2007-2009)
Mentions: The entire review process of the journal is managed through a web-based manuscript processing system (www.journalonweb.com/ortho). The system efficiently manages the double blind peer review of manuscripts and has led to decrease in submission to decision timeline. After the initial review of the manuscript by one of the editorial board members, it is sent to three to five subject experts, who are either selected from the existing database of the journal or after a search from other A and I databases. The final decision on the manuscript is taken by the editor based on the available comments from the peers. The system allows authors to verify the style and accuracy of references after cross-checking the bibliographic elements from PubMed. The editorial team can check for possibility of plagiarism or duplicate system. The authors are notified by a mobile message when the manuscript is sent for revision or proofs. Better management of the process had led to increased confidence of the authors and increase in submission of manuscripts from India as well as from other countries. The journal is now able to ‘choose’ better quality articles as can be seen from the increasing rejection rate from less than 60% in 2007 to over 75% in 2009 [Figures 5–7].

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Editor, Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, and Professor Orthopaedics, UCMS, Delhi, India.

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

Results of good research which are available globally and beyond human lifespan have allowed modern medicine to advance... Peer reviewed scientific journals play a big role in dissemination of results from research... IJO was started in 1967 with two issues per year.A visionary step to document the research in the country, it was also a herculean task to attract quality manuscripts, perform the peer review and take care of the publishing process in an era when computers and internet were non-existent... During the planning phase, a lot of thought process went into increasing the visibility, maintaining the consistency of quality, objective documentation of the peer review process, requirement for indexing with international A& I databases, need for a professional publisher and the finances involved... Good work published should be easily retrievable by other researchers so that more work can be built on that and the results can be utilized in clinical practice... With the aim to increase visibility and ‘research impact,’ we launched a separate website for the IJO with the domain www.ijooneline.com during the IOACON 2006 at New Delhi... The entire review process of the journal is managed through a web-based manuscript processing system (www.journalonweb.com/ortho)... The system efficiently manages the double blind peer review of manuscripts and has led to decrease in submission to decision timeline... This should encourage all the authors in this subcontinent and outside to submit their research work to IJO... Though we understand the limitations of Impact Factor and its use in judging quality of research and a journal, we need to improve on our citations and Impact Factor so that authors from universities and institutions requiring publication in high IF journals as criterion for promotion can consider IJO as an alternative to other closed access but high-IF journals... To ensure that, we have planned to digitize all our back issues from the inception of IJO and upload these on the journal's website... We are thankful to our authors, reviewers, editorial board members, all the staff at Medknow Publications and media Pvt... Ltd. and members and office bearers of IOA and hope to continue working together in this journey... We believe, together we can and together we shall attain new heights!

No MeSH data available.