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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

The Journey of the "Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research"


Department of Ophthalmology, Premchand Deepchand Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication19-Jan-2016

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Barun Kumar Nayak
Department of Ophthalmology, Premchand Deepchand Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.174343

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Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society (MOS) is one of the largest ophthalmic state societies in the country with almost 2500 life members. It has been hosting annual conferences since the past 35 years. These conferences have been well attended and have been rated as being of very high standards because of their scientific content.

In the year 2004, Dr. Anil Kulkarni, Past President of MOS, mooted the concept of the society having a scientific journal. Thus was born Journal of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society (JOMOS). Having been the Editor of Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association, I was given the responsibility of Editorship of JOMOS too. From 2004 to 2012, JOMOS was published on a regular basis. I was elected as the Editor for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO) in the year 2005 and it was during the two terms of 3 years each which gave me the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of publication of medical journals. Equipped with this armamentarium, in 2012, I suggested to the Managing Committee of MOS that it was a good time to upgrade this journal and to make it a peer-reviewed journal which led to the birth of Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research (JCOR), the first issue of which was published in January 2013. This journal also included the publication of commissioned articles, a move which was welcomed by comprehensive ophthalmologists, as well as postgraduate (PG) students. In a short span of 3 years, not only did JCOR settle well but also went on to become one of the sought after ophthalmic journals.

The purpose and the plan were well outlined in the very first editorial. [1]

JCOR has been widely accepted as educative reading and reference material. The value and popularity of this journal have put Maharashtra on a new pedestal. In a short span of 3 years, JCOR has made tremendous progress, which is evident by various statistics [Figure 1] and [Table 1], [Table 2] and [Table 3].
Figure 1: Website visitors' analysis

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Table 1: Devices used in accessing the journal contents

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Table 2: Country-wise visitors

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"Why Another Journal" was the reaction of most of the ophthalmologists in the country receiving the first issue of JCOR. However, all their queries vanished after reading the editorial. [1] Going through the quality and content of the journal, many ophthalmologists considered it to be a good avenue to publish their research. I continued conducting Research Methodology Workshops under the banner of JCOR, which was started while I was the editor of IJO, and was recognized by one and all. My aim behind conducting these workshops was to educate and train ophthalmologists of the country to conduct proper research and publish papers in a scientific manner. Subsequently, there were requests to conduct these courses in various cities of the country and it gave me immense satisfaction to see the enthusiasm it had generated in the other parts of the country. I firmly believe that these courses are useful for all PG students including their teachers and guides. Many delegates who have attended these courses have admitted to me that they themselves have noted a visible and significant change while writing papers.

JCOR is now in its 4 th year of publication and is going strong. We, from the editorial office are doing our best to see that no stone is left unturned where the quality and content of the articles are concerned.

 
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Nayak BK. A fledgeling journal. J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2013;1:1.  Back to cited text no. 1
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