Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

FROM THE EDITORíS DESK
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 261-

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

Correspondence Address:
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




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Puranik MP. From the Editor's Desk.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2016;14:261-261


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Puranik MP. From the Editor's Desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];14:261-261
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Full Text

Greetings!

Welcome to the third issue of the year 2016.

In the direction towards indexing of the journal, we have applied with Directory of Open Access Journals which is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Editorial Board of JIAPHD will now have international members of repute. I am extremely delighted to have Dr. W. Murray Thomson on Board. Wish many more join us and support our cause.

Citations have improved marginally, but not significantly. It is the time we explore into newer arenas in research with innovative and better methods rather than reinventing the wheel. It is necessary to focus on qualitative aspects and not just grow quantitatively. Research should become our passion, and we should look for opportunities for research, and at the same time, aim at timely publication of our findings that will inspire further research. Second, research should have practical implications, especially in Indian scenario providing evidence for policymakers, new directions for programmers, cutting edge to the clinicians, and research students.

I wholeheartedly thank the authors, reviewers, Editorial Board, Medknow, and IAPHD Head Office for supporting in all our endeavors.

Best wishes