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Journal's Impact Factor: Setting the Stage for an Inspiring New Era

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The awarding of the first IF is an important milestone for any journal, but for the SJG it holds a greater reverence... Certainly, the task of setting up the journal was not an easy one... Only the grit, passion, and the pioneering vision of the two founders of the Journal, the late Prof... Galley proofs required manual corrections by the editorial team, conducted word-by-word and page-by-page in the most tedious manner possible... Such were the challenges faced by the editors, from which we can but only take pride in the results they have borne today... With the foundation already in place over the preceding decade, the Journal embarked on a more enterprising journey in 2006, infusing new blood in the form of a younger editorial team and outsourcing the publishing work to Medknow Publications in India... With more consistency in the quality of papers and the publication timing, the journal was ISI-indexed in 2011, adding an important testimonial to the journal's quality improvement... Many of these are generic for all scientific journals but some are more specific to this part of the world, and to SJG in particular... Finally, we also thank our publishers, Medknow Publications, and the SGA, for their continued support and guidance over the years... It is through his spirited vision, incredible self-discipline, and dedication that we derive our inspiration... As the saying goes: “Dear past, thank you for all the valuable lessons that you have taught us... Dear future, here we come, better prepared, more hopeful, and ready to learn some more. ”

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Mentions: And this brings us to our present point-in-time. The struggles marking the evolution of this Journal serve as the perfect foil to its future potential. Indexing is not an end but the beginning of another phase of the journey. However, SJG faces serious challenges ahead. Many of these are generic for all scientific journals but some are more specific to this part of the world, and to SJG in particular. Among these, most importantly, is the challenge of attracting high-quality scientific work. The journal traditionally receives some fine work, but also a lot of work that is at best politely termed “poorly cooked” [Figures 2 and 3]. We foresee this to be the major challenge facing the editorial team in the next five years. The second issue is securing timely and professional reviews. Although this is a universal concern, it is particularly exacting to this part of the world. Nonetheless, as we face these challenges and many more, we remain optimistic for a bright future.


Journal's Impact Factor: Setting the Stage for an Inspiring New Era
SJG submission rates over the years
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Figure 2: SJG submission rates over the years
Mentions: And this brings us to our present point-in-time. The struggles marking the evolution of this Journal serve as the perfect foil to its future potential. Indexing is not an end but the beginning of another phase of the journey. However, SJG faces serious challenges ahead. Many of these are generic for all scientific journals but some are more specific to this part of the world, and to SJG in particular. Among these, most importantly, is the challenge of attracting high-quality scientific work. The journal traditionally receives some fine work, but also a lot of work that is at best politely termed “poorly cooked” [Figures 2 and 3]. We foresee this to be the major challenge facing the editorial team in the next five years. The second issue is securing timely and professional reviews. Although this is a universal concern, it is particularly exacting to this part of the world. Nonetheless, as we face these challenges and many more, we remain optimistic for a bright future.

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The awarding of the first IF is an important milestone for any journal, but for the SJG it holds a greater reverence... Certainly, the task of setting up the journal was not an easy one... Only the grit, passion, and the pioneering vision of the two founders of the Journal, the late Prof... Galley proofs required manual corrections by the editorial team, conducted word-by-word and page-by-page in the most tedious manner possible... Such were the challenges faced by the editors, from which we can but only take pride in the results they have borne today... With the foundation already in place over the preceding decade, the Journal embarked on a more enterprising journey in 2006, infusing new blood in the form of a younger editorial team and outsourcing the publishing work to Medknow Publications in India... With more consistency in the quality of papers and the publication timing, the journal was ISI-indexed in 2011, adding an important testimonial to the journal's quality improvement... Many of these are generic for all scientific journals but some are more specific to this part of the world, and to SJG in particular... Finally, we also thank our publishers, Medknow Publications, and the SGA, for their continued support and guidance over the years... It is through his spirited vision, incredible self-discipline, and dedication that we derive our inspiration... As the saying goes: “Dear past, thank you for all the valuable lessons that you have taught us... Dear future, here we come, better prepared, more hopeful, and ready to learn some more. ”

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