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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Satheesha Nayak B*
1 Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Manipal, India
*Correspondence: Satheesha Nayak B, MSc, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), International Centre for Health Sciences, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Udupi District, Karnataka State, 576 104, India, Tel: +91 820 2922519, Fax: +91 820 2571905, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 17, 2010 / Accepted Date: May 14, 2010 / Published Date: May 17, 2010

Citation: © Int J Anat Var (IJAV). 2010; 3: 73.

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Dear Editor, International Journal of Anatomical Variations:

I am pleased to read your recent editorial regarding the new measures taken for a better IJAV [1]. It is a nice move to give incentives to the reviewers. Definitely the reviewers will take special interests in doing an extensive review in a relatively shorter period with this. But at the same time, having a processing fee or publication fee may discourage many of the researchers in publishing their findings. Most of the authors from the developing countries would like to get their work published free of cost and they might look for journals that publish their articles free of cost. I welcome your idea of waiving the fee for the authors of poor countries and for those who are not financially supported by the institutions. Actually for a case report, ideal to have four authors as a maximum number. This will prevent unnecessary credit given to those who are really not involved in the study. It is really nice to see the large number of case reports being published in IJAV. I have observed the quality of the journal being improved over the years. My request to the editor is to get the journal indexed in PubMed so that it will reach more researchers and at the same time it will also attract more quality articles for publication.


  1. Tunali S. New measures taken for a better IJAV. International Journal of Anatomical Variations (IJAV). 2010; 3: 51–52

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