Volume 6 | Issue 2 | May-August 2020 | Page: 2-3 | Jayant S Sampath

Authors: Jayant S Sampath [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Jayanth S Sampath,
Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: editor.posi.ijpo@gmail.com,

Dear Friends,
This issue comes with the exciting news that Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI) has recognised International Journal Of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO) as its official journal.
IJPO was first published in 2015 with the aim of highlighting the treatment of paediatric orthopaedic conditions in the developing world setting. It is well recognised that existing reputable journals tend to focus on the latest technique or device; resources that may not be available to surgeons in emergent nations or affordable by their patients. Through symposia on practical management of supracondylar fractures, clubfoot and radial clubhand; IJPO has made an energetic beginning in tackling this issue. In addition to traditionally written papers, the journal invites authors to submit a summary of their work as a PowerPoint presentation or videos to supplement an article about a new technique.
Over the last 25 years, POSI has emerged as the leading academic body for paediatric orthopaedics in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its commitment to teaching and research, it has forged strong partnerships with sister societies throughout the world. Several ongoing academic collaborations, travelling fellowships, and joint research projects are destined to bear rich fruit in terms of new insights and understanding about the ongoing challenges in our day to day practice.
With the POSI collaboration, IJPO will be the favoured means of disseminating information to the paediatric orthopaedic community at large. Our call for expansion of the Editorial Board met with an enthusiastic response from POSI members. The new board represents a cross-section of members from across the country and different levels of seniority. With this newfound vigour, we endeavour to review your articles and provide a response quickly. Submissions that require further work will be provided mentorship from a senior POSI member. We aim to get you published without any compromise on quality or the peer-review process.
Our readers’ time will be better utilised if the latest trends and developments are summarised in the form of symposia on specific topics and review articles. IJPO will continue to serve this need with high-quality papers from experts in the field. We will also publish practice guidelines which are brought out from time to time by academic societies throughout the world.
IJPO and POSI remain committed to providing surgeons with easy and free access to the journal. Full-text articles will therefore continue to remain accessible through the IJPO and POSI websites. POSI members are provided the additional benefit of publication without any article processing charge.
We invite all POSI members and well-wishers to join us in this effort to create a stronger journal with a bright long-term future. With your help, we can reach our next milestone of achieving indexation in PubMed.
I look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions on editor.posi.ijpo@gmail.com

Yours Sincerely,
Dr Jayanth S Sampath

How to Cite this Article: Sampath J | Editorial | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | May-August 2020; 6(2): 02-03.

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