Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

: 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-

From Editors Desk

KR Sowmya 
 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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K R Sowmya
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Sowmya K R. From Editors Desk.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2022;20:119-119

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Sowmya K R. From Editors Desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 29 ];20:119-119
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Welcome to the second issue of the year 2022.

I sincerely thank all the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, office bearers of IAPHD, all the members, Medknow, and readers for extending their continuous support and cooperation in bringing out the second issue of the year 2022 successfully.

Indexing our Journal will help achieve its main purpose of being accessible to a wide audience. Being accessible in turn will improve our Journal's reputation as a reliable source of high-quality information in our field. Database research is the first activity researchers undertake as part of their study, and they naturally look to established, well-known databases. Thus, being indexed will help increase our Journal's readership. In this regard, I request the authors to follow certain guidelines which are the basic requirements for indexing. To mention a few,

Study aims are clearly stated and logical. The study design should be robust and appropriate to the stated aimRationale/justification for conducting the study to be mentionedMethods to be described in sufficient detail so that the experiment can be reproduced (Check the reporting guidelines)Discussion section should be critical and comprehensiveStatements supported appropriately by parenthetical citationsConclusions drawn should be supported by the dataReferences should be appropriate in number and up to dateEthical statements and patient consent should be mentioned. Conflicts of interest disclosure and funding statements should also be mentionedFigures and tables: Figures and tables should be well constructed and of sufficiently high resolution, well annotated, and easy to read and interpretLanguage quality: Writing should be clear, concise, and logical; the language must not impede scientific meaning or cause confusion.

I request all the authors to adhere to these guidelines which will help us take the Journal to the next level of indexing.