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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265-266

From the editor's desk

Editor, TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research, Managing Director, Nirmals Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication25-Apr-2018

Correspondence Address:
T Nirmal Fredrick
Nirmals Eye Hospital, 108/5 Ayyasamy Street, West Tambaram, Chennai - 600 059, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_37_18

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Fredrick T N. From the editor's desk. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2017;55:265-6

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Fredrick T N. From the editor's desk. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 27];55:265-6. Available from: http://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2017/55/4/265/231125

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the office of TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research (TJOSR).

As I write the Editorial for this year-end edition of TJOSR, I recall the day I took over the reins of this great journal. Ever since, the journey with the editorial board has been a great learning experience, challenging, yet fascinating and immensely enjoyable, interspersed with a few difficult moments. This enriching experience helped us to evolve our scientific temperaments and flair for writing, as we coped with the nuances of scientific publication.

The journal sincerely made efforts in the past 2 years to uphold the integrity of good science and ethical publishing. In this context, we affiliated and shaped our editorial policies in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, guidelines on Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts, and Committee on Publication Ethics Guidelines on Good Publication Practice that address the standard format of scientific writing and submission, study design, authorship, peer-review process, redundant publication, duties of editors, and guidelines for managing misconduct.

The TJOSR is progressing in leaps and bounds. As you are aware, a lot of efforts are being continuously put in, to make the Journal par excellence. The most important step has been our march to eco-friendly system, wherein we introduced electronic submission and electronic editorial processes ahead of print online edition. The highlights of our efforts were the greater visibility of the journal due to its new dynamic and interactive webpage. Our first online issue was accessed by 3793 doctors and last issue by 2335 doctors so far.

The aim has been to publish original articles with clinical and scientific integrity, as a continual scientific journal. The broader endeavor has been to disseminate scientific peer-reviewed information which can bring in a beneficial change in clinical practice. I believe that the quality of the journal could be further improved by publishing more critical editorial commentaries and letters.

  Abstracting and Indexing Information Top

At present, our journal is registered with the following abstracting partners: Baidu Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, and TdNet.

The submission of manuscripts, peer-review process, proof-reading, plagiarism check, and the final processing of manuscript are done online. The manuscript's management system can be accessed at http://www.journalonweb.com/tjosr to access the online journal ahead of print of articles.

  Welcome to Log-in as Author and Submit Articles Top

I request our members to log in as author and submit articles to the journal (http://www.journalonweb.com/tjosr) using your login name and password.

I welcome you to publish your interesting cases as original research articles, review articles, case series, case reports, brief communications, photo quiz, journal scan, and encourage the undergraduate and postgraduate students to do so.

We look forward to your feedback as “Letters to the Editor,” which will also be published in the upcoming issues of the Journal.

  Publish and Flourish! Top

It is indeed encouraging to see enthusiastic submissions of research papers at the TJOSR Manuscript Management system by the authors.

I thank all the authors for submitting their valuable research manuscripts to TJOSR and wish them to keep up their academic pursuits by publishing them. The Editorial Board also proposes to give annual awards for the best original article and case report/brief communication to encourage the authors.

I wish to specially thank all our reviewers for their timely reviews, which go a long way in publishing better quality articles. Editors must rely on teamwork. I have been fortunate enough to have a wonderful Core team comprising Managing Editor, Dr. Murali Ariga, Associate Editor, Dr. Rachula Daniel, Assistant Editors, Dr. R. Vasumathi, Dr. M. Nivean, Dr. V. Sharmila Devi, Dr. Malathi Nainappan, and Dr. Moses Rajamani.

  In This Issue Top

There are four original articles in this issue. We start off with an informative, original article by Dr. Sharmiladevi Vinod et al. “Correlation of Impression cytology with histopathology in the diagnosis of ocular surface squamous neoplasia” which highlights impression cytology as a simple, noninvasive technique with a high correlation rate in the diagnosis of ocular surface squamous neoplasia.

”Outcome of combined cataract extraction and trabeculectomy with mitomycin C performed by fellows” is another original article by Archana Singaram et al. which has brought out in their study, similar outcomes for staged and combined procedures in patients with coexistent cataract and glaucoma.

The original article titled “Optical Coherence Tomography-based assessment of central macular thickness after penetrating keratoplasty” by Mamta Singh et al. emphasizes the fact that every case of diagnosed macular edema needs to be treated very aggressively, especially important in cases of penetrating keratoplasty. “Posterior iris-claw intraocular lens implantation as an effective option in aphakia” is an original research article.

The research brief, “Cerebral visual impairment” by Manjula Jayakumar highlights the importance of the evaluation of children with cerebral visual impairment and addressing their visual needs.

”Accommodative Spasm: Case Series” by Anjali Kavthekar et al. highlights the importance of cycloplegic refraction to detect patients with accommodative spasm.

Case reports always bring us an exciting spectrum on diverse topics. In this issue too, we have brought you case reports, which cover cornea, oculoplasty, retina, and strabismus.

Some of the case reports are “Coats' Disease Diagnosed in Adults: A Rare Case Report” by Mohan Sivakami et al., “Kayser Fleischer Ring: A Strong Clinical Indicator of Neuro-Wilson's” by Rajalakshmi Selvaraj et al., “Management of Isolated Sub-Conjunctival Hemangioma Masquerading as Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia” by Shreesha Kumar Kodavoor et al., “Lobular Capillary Hemangioma of Caruncle: A Rare Presentation” by Anjali Kavthekar et al., “Invasive Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia in Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma” by Dhivya Ashok Kumar et al. I am sure you will agree, all are interesting case reports submitted by our authors.

The Spotlight in this issue focuses on Dry eye disease management compiled by Malathi Nainappan. There is an interesting Photoquiz by Dr. Atheek Shaik et al., Book review done by Dr. Pratheeba Devi Nivean, and an elaborate Journal scan by Dr. R. Vasumathi to hold your attention.

I hope you will find this issue of the TJOSR interesting, informative, and useful.

Happy reading!


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