K Krishan. Enhancing the quality of The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology . The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. 2008 Volume 3 Number 1.
I am happy to announce to members of editorial board of
Ever since the establishment of the journal in June 20071, we have been interesting in having our journal indexed in Scopus and have made every effort to make the journal an international publication of quality. In the later part of 2008,
I, along with the editorial board of the journal, would like to express sincere gratitude to our publisher Internet Scientific Publications for their support throughout. The availability of the full text on the website to all our readers is an added benefit for the growth of the journal and was helpful in obtaining the results we wanted. As you already know that inclusion in abstract & indexing (A&I) databases increases the visibility and awareness of full-text journals. The A&I databases will drive usage and traffic to the full-text platforms with sophisticated linking technologies, increasing journal brand awareness and subscription sales.
Indexing in Scopus and Elsevier Bibliographic databases will enable readers to search and retrieve all articles from past and current issues. While the full content of articles has always been immediately available online to readers worldwide at http://www.ispub.com at no charge, the Scopus will make titles, abstracts and references available to people conducting searches for academics, research and development.
Every journal editor attempts to ensure what is best for the journal for its survival and its well being such that not only do the number of readers increase but so that quality of the articles published is also enhanced. It is with this in mind since the last two years23 when the journal came into existence, many attempts have been made to improve the quality of the journal. We, of course, welcome our readers to contribute to this effort by giving in their views. One result of these endeavors has been that in this brief period of time, Scopus has indexed the journal and it is hoped that in the near future all the articles that appeared in the journal will be abstracted by Scopus.
I am thankful to all the members of the editorial board and other outside experts who critically reviewed the manuscripts for this journal. Now we have just entered a new stage in the development of the journal. We should aim at further advancement in publishing good papers. We welcome all kind of articles that will satisfy our readers.
This new issue of the journal (2009, Vol. 3, No.1) publishes seventeen articles including fourteen original articles, two up to date reviews and one case report. The issue covers vide variety of articles from social to biological perspectives in almost all the field of biological anthropology. In this issue, the original articles cover every aspect of anthropology having a bearing on biological anthropology like variability of finger and dermatoglyphics 456, sexual variation in foot dimensions7, relationship of somatoscopic variations with age8, anthropometry of foot with respect to various weight bearing conditions9, hand grip and its association with some anthropometric parameters10, nutritional status among children11, development of DNA from ancient human skeletal remains12, femoral anteversion and study of elongated styloid process1314, relationship of obesity with lumbar range of motion15, role of adolescence in language development16 and study of nasal parameters17. One review article is the forth part of the series “Prehistory of the Chhotanagpur region18. Another review article describes impact of gender bias on health and nutrition of the tribal women in relation to dynamics of development in India19. A case report presents assessment and discussion of ancestral background from skulls belonging to Greece20.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue of new discoveries and up-to-date reviews. We therefore, look forward to receiving your papers and we invite your suggestions and comments for the improvement of
Kewal Krishan, PhD