Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125-

Challenges faced by upcoming journals

Barun K Nayak 
 Department of Ophthalmology, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Barun K Nayak
Department of Ophthalmology, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Nayak BK. Challenges faced by upcoming journals.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2014;2:125-125

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As I write this editorial page, we would have successfully completed two years of publication of the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research (JCOR). I am happy to inform our readers that the JCOR has been very well accepted. The Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research shows an ever rising trend on the important parameters of journal publication. The next issue will have the detailed report. I will bring out certain issues, which any other new journals may face.

The main strength of a journal lies in the contents and the quality of articles. Everyone is reluctant in submitting their research in a new journal as the value of the journal has not been established. These days authors want to know two important aspects of a journal, the "indexing" and "impact factor" of the journal. Here, I want to clarify one myth that doctors' concept of indexing is only with "PubMed", whereas these days there exist multiple indexing agencies and the purpose of getting indexed is to archive the papers systematically, so that any researcher or reader interested in the paper can search conveniently and have access to the full text of the article. PubMed is the oldest indexing system, hence it takes a while to get indexed with PubMed. The Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research is indexed with more than ten indexing agencies and we are working hard in the direction of getting indexed with PubMed. It takes quite long to get official "impact factor". Although the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO) is being published since 1953, this journal was included in the elite group to have official 'impact factor' only in 2008, under my editorship. The calculation of 'impact factor' involves publications and citation for three years, which is why the first 'impact factor' of the IJO was available for the year 2010. I can assure you that JCOR will not take that long to have its official 'impact factor'.

The discussion of the previous paragraph has made it very clear that authors have to have confidence in the team. Unless authors submit their quality research, these milestones cannot be achieved. I urge all researchers, through this editorial, to come forward and help the JCOR grow fast by submitting their research for publication in the JCOR.

The other important issue is the finance. I am happy to inform that with the help of the Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society, the JCOR is sailing through well and comfortably. The advertisers feel that they are getting value for money by advertising in JCOR.

Lastly, any journal can not run by a few committed member. Once again I appeal to all members to come forward in taking active interest in managing this budding journal. I envision a bright future for our own JCOR.