First Anniversary Issue of Asian Journal of Arthroscopy

Sachin Tapasvi, Parag Sancheti , Ashok Shyam

Volume 2 | Issue 1 | Jan – Apr 2017 | Page 1- 2

Author: Sachin Tapasvi [1], Parag Sancheti [2] , Ashok Shyam [2, 3]

[1] Orthopaedic Speciality Clinic, Pune Mahatrahtra.
[2] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pune, India
[3] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India

Address of Correspondence

Dr Ashok Shyam
AJA Editorial Officie, A-203, Manthan Apts, Shreesh CHS, Hajuri Road, Thane [w], Maharashtra, India.

Dear Colleagues,
we proudly present to you the anniversary issue of Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. Also we take this opportunity to thanks all our authors, reviewers and readers for supporting the journal. Special Thanks to all our symposium editors who have done excellent work with all three symposia’s. In last three issues we had three symposia on ‘Graft choices in ACL reconstruction’, ‘Meniscal tear and its management’, and ‘Shoulder Instability’. All three symposia’s were well received and attracted readership from all across the globe. Forthcoming symposia on Wrist arthroscopy and Elbow Arthroscopy are in process of getting ready and will be soon in your hands.
From this year we are soliciting original articles, case reports and technical notes. AJA has received ISSN and has basic indexing with major indexing bodies. The outreach of AJA is more than 20,000 orthopaedic surgeons through the network of Indian Orthopaedic Research Group. Also AJA is open access and all articles are easily downloadable and assessed from all across the globe. This presents a unique opportunity and advantage for all authors and there work can reach maximum readers through our network. We invite authors to submit their work to AJA using the online submission system ‘Scripture’ and if you have any queries please write to us. For special interest to us are video techniques of arthroscopy surgeries. We have received two video techniques which are under peer review and will probably show up soon in the forthcoming issues. We understand that there is always a small variations in techniques that every surgeon had developed over a period of time. These variations represent true experience based learning. Also at times during complex procedures or in cases with intraoperative complications, we have to innovate certain techniques to achieve good results. We at AJA will like to showcase these as ‘Surgical Tips’. Videos of common procedures with such surgical variations or complex procedures with variations are welcomed. Please prepare a video with voiceover and send to us with a brief write up of the technique or variation. The AJA team will help authors in video editing and processing. These video resources are fast becoming one of the most valuable resources and AJA is all geared up to support the authors to showcase their techniques.
This is the first anniversary issue of AJA and this is a major landmark for any journal. It shows the ability and commitment of the editors and the editorial board. Starting and running an academic Journal is not an easy venture. It requires co-ordinating many things including section editors, authors, reviewers, designers, copyeditors and many others. The combined effort of everyone is needed to create every issue and errors by any department will show up in the articles. To maintain the high quality its pertinent that every department does it work sincerely and efficiently. In this one year we are able to build up this co-ordination and a well-oiled mechanism is in place that can take care of submissions and review process. We also request the authors to take care while submitting to AJA. Please read the instructions to authors carefully and format your submissions. This will prevent unnecessary delays and resubmissions. Reviewers are the backbone of any journal. We have managed to get some every good reviewers for AJA but we would sincerely request our readers to participate in the reviewing process in large numbers.
The future of AJA looks very promising. We have received support from many national and international surgeons who have appreciated the platform and many have also joined us in this endeavour. AJA as a journal is young and full of potential. We will take help of advanced technology and our experienced editorial team to create an experience that is truly unique. Journal have to come out of their routine and fixed attitudes and grow with new generation and advancements. We shall leave no stone unturned to make AJA one of the most valuable journal in the world. We will need support from all our colleagues in doing this and if you wish to join the AJA team please feel free to write to us with your visions and plans for joining the team. We will need your comments and suggestions on the past issues of AJA as well as on the probable future course that AJA should take. With this we again thank all our supporters and leave you to enjoy the latest issue of AJA .

How to Cite this article:. Tapasvi S, Sancheti PK, Shyam AK. First Anniversary Issue of Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Jan – April 2017;2(1):1-2Tapasvi S, Sancheti PK, Shyam AK. First Anniversary Issue of Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Jan – April 2017;2(1):1-2.

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