Year : 2018 | Volume
: 63 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Quest for excellence: The journey continues
Dwijendra Nath Gangopadhyay
Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology, India
Dwijendra Nath Gangopadhyay
Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology
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Gangopadhyay DN. Quest for excellence: The journey continues.Indian J Dermatol 2018;63:1-1
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Gangopadhyay DN. Quest for excellence: The journey continues. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];63:1-1
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To sign in as the editor of Indian Journal of Dermatology, the oldest continuous dermatology journal from Asia, at this stage is a huge challenge, because my previous editors, particularly, the immediate past editor, Dr. Koushik Lahiri, have done a monumental task of taking IJD to a height where we are regarded as one of the finest journals in dermatology, not only in India but also in the world. IJD is now indexed in many major indexing agencies such as Science Citation Index Expand, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and PubMed. IJD is also the official organ of Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology apart from being owned by the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, West Bengal State Branch. IJD has also received an Impact Factor ®, as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2017) of 1.069. Thus, the most difficult task for me, though may sound trivial, would be to continue in the same course of excellence, which has been charted by my immediate predecessor.
On a personal note, I have seen the journal to evolve from the days of hard copy submission, manual proof correction to modern online publication and wider internet-based access. I feel a bit proud and nostalgic to play a minor part in this metamorphosis when the journal was still in its worst days. And today, when I am being able to serve the journal in its more heyday, the basic challenges remained the same for an editor; to select the best article, to encourage quality reviewing, making the journal more accessible to the dermatologists across the world and encouraging young dermatologists to research work,
There is not much for me to say at this early stage of editorship, but I know, there is so much to do. However, fortunately, I can share my work with an excellent blend of youth and experience in my editorial board, most of whom were helping the journal for many years. Their ideas, efforts, and passion remain the key for the success of the journal in the coming years.
You may observe subtle changes in the journal in the coming months; but I assure we will give our best effort to preserve the basic character of the journal. Your ideas, suggestions and criticism are welcome. We promise to try to implement them whenever it is possible.
I require your best wishes, continuous support, ardent reading, and your best manuscripts to keep the journal in the quest for further excellence.
Let us together hold high the flag of the Indian Journal of Dermatology. Long live IADVL, West Bengal.