|FROM EDITORíS DESK
|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 294
From the Editor's Desk
Manjunath P Puranik
Editor JIAPHD, Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Dec-2017|
Dr. Manjunath P Puranik
Editor JIAPHD, Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Puranik MP. From the Editor's Desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:294
Welcome to the fourth issue of the year 2017.
It is time to reminisce the expedition which I embarked in 2011 as Editor and continued for the second term in 2015 till November 2017.
At the outset, I thank all the members of IAPHD for supporting me in the 2011 elections held in Bengaluru and being with me throughout my tenure as the Editor till 2017. I remain ever grateful to my teacher and my mentor Dr. S. S. Hiremath for inspiring me to take up this post and motivating me at every stage.
With lot of expectations and hopes, I began my journey. The members of editorial board, reviewers, and authors were always with me. Initially for 2 years, the journal was published by Ganesha offset printers, Bengaluru. Medknow publishers joined hands in 2014. In the course of time, the journal became quarterly from biannual publication. Archives of back volumes of JIAPHD are available online. Editorial Board was reconstituted by eminent national and international researchers of repute. Indexing with Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was the first step while with other agencies is in the pipeline.
I had wonderful opportunity to work with the members elected in 2011, 2013, and 2015. I am fortunate to have enjoyed the support of these members throughout my term.
I thank President Emeritus Dr. R. K. Bali, whose guiding hand shall be cherished forever. I am glad to have worked with my teachers and senior faculties whose association I treasure always in my memories. I thank the Presidents Dr. M. R. Shankar Aradhya, Dr. Ganesh Shenoy Panchmal, and Dr. S. S. Hiremath for their guidance. Similarly, I thank Dr. M. B. Aswath Narayanan who was Hon. General Secretary and President for his immense support and trust in me and Dr. Sabyasachi Saha, Hon. General Secretary, for extending his valuable support throughout my tenure. I thank Treasurer Dr. K. Pushpanjali and Dr. M. Pramila for their constant support and cooperation. I would also thank Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Vice President, for excellent coordination during my tenure. Heartfelt thanks to all the office bearers and Ethics Committee members for their encouragement and support.
Peer review is intended to assess the validity, quality, and often the originality of articles for publication. It is crucial to maintain the veracity of science by eliminating poor-quality articles. Editorial board and reviewers have supported our endeavor toward achieving the quality. Content can be enriched by authors only. Many thanks to all the authors for choosing JIAPHD to publish their research work.
Through this, I thank the members of editorial board, reviewers, and authors for their significant contribution to this process. Medknow publishers are doing a great job. Special thanks to Mr. Hemanth Manjrekar, Ms. Kavita Chavan, Ms. Sushama Cheulkar, Mr. Satish Sawant, and all the members for Medknow for excellent coordination. I thank Dr. D. R. Prithviraj, Dean Cum Director, GDCRI, Bengaluru, for his invaluable support. Staff and postgraduate students of Department of Public Health Dentistry have provided great support and cooperation in my endeavor.
I once again thank one and all. I heartily congratulate Dr. Sowmya K. R. for taking up this responsibility as Editor and wish her all the best.
Best wishes for happy and prosperous year 2018.