|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1-2
Time for assessment with a strong vision for future
Barun K Nayak
P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||14-Jan-2015|
Barun K Nayak
P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Nayak BK. Time for assessment with a strong vision for future. J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2015;3:1-2
Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research (JCOR) was launched in the year 2013 and it has successfully completed 2 years in the world of ophthalmological journals.  Doubts were raised earlier on as to whether the journal would sustain and survive, whether it would get articles and subscribers, and whether it would be economically viable. Today, as I write this editorial and its progress report, I am quite happy with the results of the various analytical data, growth, and progress of this journal.
JCOR has been indexed with Caspur, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Genamics Journal Seek, Google Scholar, Ind Med, National Science Library, Open J Gate, SCOLOAR, SIIC databases, Summon by Serial Solutions, and Ulrich's International Periodical Directory. It is known that PubMed indexing takes a while. We look ahead to be accepted by PubMed by anytime now. Once the acceptance comes through, even the articles published earlier in JCOR will also be considered as PubMed indexed.
JCOR gets more than 120 article submitted every year, which comes out to be more than 10 submissions every month. This is considered as a good achievement for a new journal in the first 2 years of its existence. In the year 2014 about 90% manuscript were submitted from India and 10% were from foreign countries. This indicates that JCOR is considered as a "strong choice" even outside India. In the past 2 years we have been able to maintain our standard of publishing 35-45 articles per year.
Subscriber base is one of the indications of a successful journal. It was 13 when the journal was launched in the year 2013, and today in 2014, it has grown to 34. Apart from this, the first issue of each volume is sent to all the 16,000 members of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and the two remaining issues each are sent to almost 2,000 members of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society (MOS). Hence, it can be considered to have a good circulation base.
Today people like to access journal contents through iPad, i Phone/smartphones. [Table 1] gives the breakup of these devices used in accessing the journal contents. Looking at the growing trends towards such applications, it is feasible to launch such applications for the journal.
The top 10 country-wise visitors and city-wise visitors are depicted in [Table 2] and [Table 3], respectively. The name of the various countries and cities appearing in this list are encouraging. Unites States of America and United Kingdom appear at the second and third position, respectively. London, Cairo, and New York appear in the list of top 10 cities accessing JCOR. The most satisfying analysis in the website is the visitor's analysis which is depicted in [Figure 1]. Please note the constantly upward trend of the graph with sudden burst of spikes in between, corresponding with the publication of the new issues.
All apprehensions raised earlier have got converted in a firm belief that this journal will achieve top position amongst Indian ophthalmology in the next couple of years. This year will be focused on further consolidation to increase value for all readers and attract high quality article submissions.
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Nayak BK. A fledgeling journal. J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2013;1:1.
[Table 1], [Table 2], [Table 3]