Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine (IJNM), the official scientific publication of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India (SNMI) is the face of Indian nuclear medicine in global arena and has a history of a long journey under the stalwarts and dedicated people involved in the field. It was launched in year 1986 with Maj Gen N Lakshmipathi, VSM – a stalwart of nuclear medicine – as its first Editor-in-Chief. Subsequently, several other stalwarts, namely Dr. RD Lele, Dr. OPD Naronha, Dr. Ravi Kashyap, and Dr. Anshu Rajnish Sharma, have been at the helm of IJNM as editors who worked with the zeal and vision to take the journal to its present state. The journal is professionally published by Medknow (Wolters Kluwer) and indexed with Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MedInd PubMed, Scopus, Scimago Journal ranking, etc.
As the current Editor-in-chief, it is my earnest endeavor to make the IJNM achieve excellence in education as well as dissemination of knowledge related to all aspects of molecular imaging and therapy and also newer developments in conventional imaging. This will acquaint the readers to keep pace with the advances in the ever-expanding field of nuclear medicine and reflecting the professional scenario of our country. There has been manifold increase in the manuscript submission over the last few years with more than one-third being overseas submissions, but due to space constraint we need to be selective in our acceptance of manuscripts. The publishing schedule of the journal has been maintained meticulously. The journal website visitors and readers have also increased tremendously, both within India and abroad.
The journal belongs to SNMI, and the editorial team wishes to reach out to the members of the society for their feedback regarding the ways to improve the quality of journal. We trust that every member of the society or the readers of the journal will be with us and constantly guide us through this journey. The goal is to ensure that the contents of this journal are useful and of interest to its readers. I am confident that IJNM will be able to achieve its goals and will be successful in attaining the high standard of excellence in science and education.
Long live the SNMI and IJNM!
Professor BR Mittal
Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine