|FROM THE EDITORíS DESK
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 89
From the editor's desk
Editor JIAPHD, Assistant Professor, Department Of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka, India
|Date of Submission||06-Jun-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||06-Jun-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||20-Jun-2019|
Dr. K R Sowmya
Editor JIAPHD, Assistant Professor, Department Of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Sowmya K R. From the editor's desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2019;17:89
Welcome to the second issue of the year 2019.
I sincerely thank all the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, office bearers of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD), all the members, Medknow, and readers for extending their continuous support and cooperation for bringing out the second issue of the year 2018 successfully.
Plagiarism is on the rise now in most of the medical and dental journals. Easy accessibility of information in electronic media, lack of awareness of plagiarism checker tools, poor language skills are the factors leading to plagiarism in medical and dental journals. Other factors may be that there is a pressure to publish, career prospects, ambition to be the best in community, “publish or perish” concept. I request the authors to edit your manuscript and check for plagiarism. Using plagiarism checker services are a very important step. Kindly use any of the ways to avoid plagiarism such as paraphrasing, citing, quoting, and referencing. By doing so, it gives immense respect and truthfulness toward science and gives the way for quality papers to publish. It is a request from the editorial office to follow the above to improve the quality of our journal.
I request all the members to send the reports of the events conducted to the IAPHD news section so that it will encourage others to conduct such programs.
I take this opportunity to wish “best wishes” for all the examination going postgraduate students and freshly passed out MDS students for their bright future.
Hope to see you all at the 13th National Postgraduate Convention of IAPHD at Maulana Azad.