|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 3
Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, India
|Date of Web Publication||23-Apr-2012|
S M Balaji
Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018
|How to cite this article:|
Balaji S M. Marching forward. Ann Maxillofac Surg 2012;2:3
Warm Wishes to all
This issue heralds fresh news of easier ways to reach Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery. With our publishers-Wolters-Kluwer Health-paving better and innovative applications or "apps" for smart phones and ipads. Many researchers have indicated that their smart phones have made them more productive in the workplace by making them more organized and render easier reach of the Journal. Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery will be one of the few maxillofacial surgery journals that are available with this feature worldwide. This move will immensely benefit the readers, residents, and surgeons alike.
The past issue of Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery was well received with several thousand hits and downloads. I am sure that research works published in Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery will attract global attention. In the year 2011, more than one-third of the articles published were pure Maxillofacial research. Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery intends to increase the number of valuable, interesting, and the much needed research articles. I request all interested potential authors to submit original research works, meta-analysis, and systemic reviews in Maxillofacial Surgical literature.
I thank Dr. Peter Ramsay-Baggs, an eminent researcher and past Editor, BJOMS, who had spared his valuable time and encouraged authors from our field. I am sure his kind words will inspire younger generation of authors as it did to me.
This issue has several innovative manuscripts. Preliminary clinical observation in the emerging craniofacial stem cell applications are absolutely promising. The innovative applications and results of Distraction Osteogenesis for cranium need to be observed with great interest. Such application may provide new insights for mandibular distractions. Innovative implant research have also featured in this issue.
Case reports gives immense unique insights for understanding the disease process. This issue brings to you rare case reports that will add significant understanding as well as the management aspects of the diseases.
To be precise, the issue has articles of interest to residents, academicians, researchers as well as practicing Surgeons.
I am awaiting for your feedback on the issue.
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