| ENT journal first started in India in December 2004 with support from the Association of Otolaryngologists of India Medical Association of the Gujarat state branch. Since then it has taken a long journey. The good research articles were published from all over India and from all the world, right from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamilnadu and, from Rajasthan to West Bengal. Several International articles were published like from Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Mauritius, England, Belgium and Germany. The journal published article not only from Otolaryngologists but also specialists from Dental surgery, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Radiotherapy, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Onco Surgery, Medical Oncology, Audiology etc. All the articles are strictly subjectedto vigorous scrutiny by the reviewer. The articles are published only when it is finally approved by the reviewer. Few articles were sent abroad like U.S., Nepal and Pakistan for reviewing. Few international faculty has joined as international advisor like Prof. Gubisch of Germany, Prof. Yong Ju Jang of Korea, Prof. Khalid Mahida of Pakistan , Dr. B. Mazumdar of U.K. and Prof. Kaluskar from Ireland. |
The journal got ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) immediately after its inception in 2005 and second issue Vol 2 No. 1 had its ISSN 0973-1024. Now all the issues are being sent to its Indian Headquarter at National Institute of Science and Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) at Delhi and for onward transmission to Paris hence this journal has automatic inclusion in the International Serials Directories. The journal applied for indexing to Index Copernicus Poland in 2007 and after once again with Index Copernicus policy of strict scrutiny, it got indexed at Index Copernicus Poland and Volume 4 no. 1 proudly displayed on the front page “indexed journal”. Earlier this journal was designated as state journal. Since journal is publishing research and scientific articles from almost all the states from India and also publishing international articles, it is better to designate as national journal. Its earlier name as Gujarat Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery which was suggesting more as state journal is changed to “Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery” though it remains as official publication of AOI Gujarat state branch. The I.C. rating of the journal started from low but kept on increasing with every subsequent issue. Now its I.C. rating is almost at par with many official journal of particular specialty. Its academic achievement has been acknowledged at different interviews for the post selection and promotion all over India.
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