|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 277-278
Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery, K.S. Eye Hospital & Aalayam Lasik Laser, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||28-Oct-2022|
|Date of Decision||28-Oct-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||28-Oct-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2022|
K. S. Eye Hospital & Aalayam Lasik Laser, Erode, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Soundarapandian J. Editorial. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:277-8
Dear Seniors and Friends,
'Here is a bright new year and a fond farewell to the old,
Cheers to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold'.
The new Editorial Board of Tamil Nadu Journal of Ophthalmic Sciences and Research (TJOSR) wishes you a happy and productive new year.
I am truly honoured and deeply grateful for having been appointed as the editor-in-chief of TJOSR. This journal has a remarkable history. The passing of the torch creates a great opportunity to look backwards and to look forwards. The high points of serving as an editor are many, the most obvious of which is the opportunity to learn from exceptionally smart people every day.
The key to our editorial efforts is the journal's splendid editorial board of highly accomplished scholars, representing all areas of our speciality. The journal is also fortunate to have dedicated and talented reviewers who carefully review the manuscripts submitted to the journal. Speaking of our board, I cannot overstate how honoured I am to work with a group that is so committed, concerted and coordinated. My special thanks to the young and enthusiastic associate editors Dr Madanagopalan, Dr Shruti and Dr Prasanna and all section editors for their passionate involvement.
Stringent peer review allows the journal to publish work of the highest quality and broadest interest to the field, providing outstanding editorial content to the reader. I will endeavour to continue this tradition of excellence and am assisted by an outstanding editorial team of our journal. We will look for opportunities to innovate in our editorial processes, take advantage of new avenues to disseminate research and look for partnerships to increase the value proposition of the journal to our readers.
It is important to state that writing, like every other art, cannot be learned wholly from books or lectures but can be learned only by experience. The best training is to start the task and be persistent. The act of writing, like surgical techniques, must be learned by practice and endurance. Publishing in journals can give your work visibility among other researchers. Journal publication helps to preserve your work in the permanent records of research in our speciality and can make your work more discoverable. Publications in peer-reviewed journals are not just means of communicating scientific information to colleagues, they are proof of academic competence. I urge every member to start writing. 'The scariest moment is always just before you start, after that, things can only get better.' The new editorial team takes pride in providing a supportive and accessible service for the authors throughout the publishing process.
Pertaining to the contents of this issue, we have a review article on 'Thyroid Eye Diseases' by Dr Seethapathy and Dr Madhanagopalan. It is important to know how to evaluate patients with Graves' orbitopathy systematically and treat them according to the severity of the disease. This article will serve as a ready reckoner for that. We also have ophthalmic images in this issue that will astonish you.
I wish to thank the authors who have contributed to this issue, the reviewers for meeting the deadlines and the editorial board for their harmonious effort.
I hope that you find this issue an exhilarating and captivating one.
I request members to log in as an author and contribute articles to the journal (https://review.jow.medknow.com/tjosr) using their login name and password. Please give us your feedback to make the issue more relevant to your clinical practice. We value your suggestions and feedback. Kindly mail your feedback to [email protected]