|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 2
Welcome to MAMCJMS
Pawanindra Lal1, Jugal Kishore2
1 Department of Surgery, MAMC, Editor-in-Chief
2 Department of Community Medicine, Editor
|Date of Web Publication||27-Jan-2015|
Department of Community Medicine, Editor
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Lal P, Kishore J. Welcome to MAMCJMS. MAMC J Med Sci 2015;1:2
It is a matter of great pride that the cumulated efforts of the Editorial Board under the guidance of our Dean has made it possible to present to you the first issue of the MAMC Journal of Medical Sciences. Ever since such an idea was conceived, there was a palpable excitement in the campus with the news of the upcoming MAMC Journal buzzing around. And why not! An institution as big and vast as Maulana Azad Medical College with more than 20 specialty branches, 8 super specialty branches and dedicated institutions in two specialties, it was difficult to believe that we did not have a scientific journal till date.
Besides large number of undergraduate ICMR studentship projects, it was observed that even with nearly 200 postgraduate thesis works culminating annually in a campus, the number of publications emerging from these were few and far apart, with most authors aiming highly rated specialty journals. The plethora of online journals available in the web space today, both free and paid, has increased the opportunity to publish, sometimes just for the sake of it. Institutional multi-specialty journals have been in India for some time now but failed to make a strong impression of their presence. Most institutions were focusing on specialty journals emanating from societies and associations rather than a true multi-specialty journal.
Time was now ripe to make up for the past delay and give our faculty and its residents, the opportunity, to share their research with the world, especially so where technical and research innovations are increasing by the hour. The world today has become smaller in terms of the information highway with a simple click of the button or even travel and acceptability. Geographical boundaries have become irrelevant with the "one world" concept, providing ample space for everyone, cutting across regions, countries, and continents. It is a big opportunity for our young researchers to seize and sharpen their communication and human skills in the scientific world.
The journal itself contains sections on Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Images in Clinical Practice, How I do it, Techniques and Innovations, Tutorials, Book/Journal Review, Letters to Editors, Events Calendar, and an Interesting Section on Medico-Legal Aspects. We also encourage our undergraduate students to submit their research work and critical viewpoints. With the wide range of sections available, we are sure there would be something for everyone's appetite. At the same time, medical students will be given special opportunity to present their work to reach the masses and to inculcate research skills among them.
This issue contains innovative original articles from a wide array of branches, two review articles and interesting case reports. Besides, there is a paper each on technical innovation, tutorial, and medico legal sections.
We assure that our editorial board would make all efforts to keep high standards of the articles published with a strong peer review mechanism. We are grateful to Medknow Publications for partnering with MAMC and it's Society for Promotion of Medical Research to bring out both the print and the online versions of the journal. We are sure that with time the journal will evolve and find its unique place in the world of medical education and research.
While we assure you of our continued commitment to make this journal vibrant and successful, we also need your support and encouragement by contribution of your scientific research work and critical evaluation of contents.
Finally, we wish to thank our Dean and Chairman of the Editorial Board, Professor Tempe for his untiring efforts to bring out this first issue with some brilliant papers being sent to international journals redirected to this inaugural issue and for leading from the front in all the editorial work.
Long live MAMC!