|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 87
Inhale the future, exhale the past
Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Kadrabad, Modinagar, Ghaziabad - 201 201, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||29-Dec-2017|
Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Kadrabad, Modinagar, Ghaziabad - 201 201, Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Kumar A. Inhale the future, exhale the past. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2017;21:87
“Inhale the future, exhale the past”
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, called as “JISP,” more commonly, is one facet of Indian Society of Periodontology to which each member of this “august society” associates himself/herself with. Every member, be it associate, life member or members belonging to other branches of dentistry who have had publications in this journal are linked to it in one way or the other. After all, it was one of the first national journal of any dental society from India to get PubMed Indexation.
Transition is never smooth. It always has turbulence. It's a huge resposibility entrusted to me, especially after a lot of turbulence in recent past. To get the journal back on track, on time and clear the pending manuscripts was not an easy task. With the blessings of God, my late mother and my teachers at Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, great help from Dr Kolte, our Hon'ble Secretary ISP, Dr. Ashish Nichani, former Editor, JISP, and reviewers, we were able to revive this journal.
A great deal of appreciation also goes to all those who have kept their confidence in JISP, despite having quite a long period of quiescence. With JISP eventually becoming active again, I see a huge increase in submissions of manuscripts of late.
Nevertheless, I would invite you and encourage you to submit your manuscripts. A few important aspects of manuscript submission need your attention, which will help everyone in the long run and also reduce response time from editorial office.
I have noticed that a sizable number of manuscripts gets rejected because of plagiarism. Plagiarism is the gravest misdemeanour out of all the methods of publication misconducts. The recent intensification of plagiarism could be attributed to the fact that faculties are under stress to “publish or perish.” We as authors need to look into this aspect of scientific writing very carefully and check our manuscripts for plagiarism before submission, so that we don't face rejection and disappointment on this count.
Second aspect which I would request the authors to take note of is, the journal guidelines. All of us should spend enough time in understanding the submission guidelines before we submit a new manuscript. This again will help all of us in reducing the time taken by manuscipt for its publication. A manuscript submitted according to journal guidelines is hardly sent back to its authors for technical corrections and directly goes for peer review, if found suitable for the journal.
Third aspect which we all need to take care of is, the names to be included as authors. We should strictly follow the four criteria of authorship given by ICMJE (www.icmje.org) to see whether a person whom we want to include as an author, fulfils the requirements laid by ICMJE.
Last of all, I promise all our esteemed authors and readers, that there will be no holding up of manuscipts at the editorial level. The response from the editorial will be as prompt as possible.
“Embrace the present and what's yet to come, let go of the past”