Sachin Tapasvi, Parag Sancheti, Ashok Shyam
Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Aug – Nov 2016 | Page 1-2
Author: Sachin Tapasvi , Parag Sancheti  , Ashok Shyam ,
 Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, Pune Maharashtra.
 Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pune, India
 Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India
Address of Correspondence
Dr Ashok Shyam
AJA Editorial Office, A-203, Manthan Apts, Shreesh CHS, Hajuri Road, Thane [w], Maharashtra, India.
The first Issue of Asian Journal of Arthroscopy was launched in Pune, India at the hands of Dr Ramchandra Tapasvi, Dr João Espregueira-Mendes, Dr David Parker, Dr Sachin Tapasvi and Dr Parag Sancheti. The first issue had a symposium on graft selection for ACL reconstruction with contributions from both international and national surgeons. We have received many positive response and also comments to improve on the format of the journal, but in the end, AJA has successfully piqued the interest of Arthroscopy Surgeons all across the globe. Surgeons have commented on the quality of the articles, on the review process and specially on indexing of the Journal. With these expectations, the responsibility of the editorial team has greatly increased to maintain the best standard for the Journal. We have identified the main areas of focus that will help AJA evolve into a truly international Journal. One of the most important aspect will be dedicated symposia on a focussed topic in each issue.
The current issue contains symposium on meniscal tears and again has contributions from various teams of surgeons. These symposiums basically reflect a combined approach of elaborating personal experiences along with literature review to provide readers with a practical and clinical article that is free of statistical aspect of the current review papers. The focus is on the surgical decision making, surgical techniques and tips and tricks of the surgery. We believe this combination provides the best reading material to practicing surgeons as well as trainees of Arthroscopy. We shall definitely continue this tradition of dedicated symposia in future. The forthcoming symposium is on shoulder instability and Dr Jonathan Herald from Sydney Australia will be the guest editor for the issue. The second focus area is collecting surgical videos and techniques. Arthroscopy is a branch which is much more visual than theoretic and videos are the best form of visual aid that an academic journal can provide. We will be creating a separate section which will look after this aspect of video articles and we invite our readers to submit their surgical videos for publication in AJA. The third area is peer review, which is the main academic backbone of any journal. AJA has a policy of blinded peer review and every article will be sent for peer review to at least three reviewers. This may take some time, as we have less number of reviewers currently, but we request our authors to be a bit patient with us. We will also request all our authors and readers to join us a reviewers also. They can do so easily by creating an account in ‘scripture’ and adding reviewer to the profile. The review process will be exclusively through the online journal system and all records will be saved for future references. We also offer our reviewers a certificate for reviewing articles and publish their names in the first issue of every year. The last focus area is indexing of the Journal, which we are trying to push aggressively. The journal has received the ISSN number and copy of the first issue has been submitted to various indexing bodies. However we know that all indexing bodies will take time for assessment of the journal and real Indexing and assessment of journal will only be at the end of successful two years of the Journal. The steps toward fulfilling all criteria’s for major indexes are actively taken from the first issue itself. The editorial board of AJA firmly believes in the idea and concept of AJA and we the support of our readers, authors, and reviewers we believe we can make AJA the very best in the world.
Dr Sachin Tapsvi | Dr Parag Sancheti | Dr Ashok Shyam
|How to Cite this article: Tapasvi S, Sancheti PK, Shyam AK. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy – Vision for Tomorrow. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Aug – Nov 2016;1(2):1-2.|