|Year : 2011 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1
From the Editor's desk
Editor-in-Chief, IJO, Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||11-Oct-2011|
M K Taneja
Editor-in-Chief, IJO, Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Taneja M K. From the Editor's desk. Indian J Otol 2011;17:1
Last year we had achieved the milestone "16 Years of Publication of our Indian Journal of Otology". This has been feasible with active and valuable contributions from our esteemed authors, thereby making Indian Journal of Otology (IJO) truly an internationally recognized medical publication of repute.
I am glad to inform you that IJO will now be published by Medknow Publications. Medknow Publications, servicing 165 journals, is the largest primary publisher in the world for academic and scientific open access journals, which does not charge for article processing. It is also the largest open access journal publisher publishing on the behalf of learned societies and associations.
From now onward, IJO will utilize electronic manuscript submission and peer review system (www.journalonweb.com). The system reproduces the functions of an editorial office on the web. There are individualized password-protected areas for each authority (author, reviewer, editor and staff). Authors and reviewers get more articles to customizable MEDLINE links. The system will handle manuscripts up to the stage of proofs and web publishing. With accessibility from any PC, authors do not have "normal business hours" and articles can be received and processed at any hour of the day. Authors will also be informed about decision and proofs through mobile alerts (SMS). Eliminating use of postal or hard copy submissions, this online submission and processing of articles will result in considerable decrease in the submission to decision (turnaround) time.
IJO is now online at www.indianjotol.org. Researchers, as authors, require access to the largest possible readers to disseminate their findings; researchers, as readers, need the broadest possible access to the relevant literature. By making our journal online and open access, we will ensure that what is published is easily accessible. There will be no time lag for publication; an article can be "published" - posted on the Web - as soon as it is accepted and prepared for publication. The site has many features such as facility to search across the full text of multiple journals, facility to submit comments / remarks on published article, ability to go to the other sites via reference and external linking, meta tags for articles (e.g. DC metadata), user statistics, site structure (e.g. OpenURL), reference linking, citation tracking, mobile and iPad/iPhone/iPod friendly content, translation into multiple languages, etc.
Members will have better services now. As you can notice, the print and production quality of the journal is better. Every member who has an email ID will be notified about the dispatch of the journal from the publisher's office. Updating the address of communication will be easier and would be possible online from the journal's website.
I am confident that you will all continue to patronize this journal by sending your valuable contributions of the highest professional standards.
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