K Krishan. Heading towards the destination: The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology on the move. The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. 2007 Volume 2 Number 1.
I, together with members of the editorial board of the journal, would like to express sincere gratitude to our publisher, Internet Scientific Publications, Texas, USA for their all kind of support. The free full text web availability of the issues of the journal seems to have provided access to readers from all over the globe. I usually receive enquiries and suggestions from anthropologists and bio-scientists all over the globe. These early encouraging results suggest that the journal is heading towards achieving international quality publication in the field of Biological Anthropology. As you know the journal; is abstracted by many international abstracting and data base agencies, as a result of which we receive quality manuscripts in all the subfields of Biological anthropology and allied disciplines.
At the same time, we feel that due to the international status and unique title of the journal (The only online publication in the field of Biological Anthropology), we will explore many new discoveries in some of the upcoming fields of biological anthropology like reconstruction of face from skull, DNA profiling of ancient material and applications in forensic sciences.
The third issue of the journal contains articles from nearly all over the globe. The issue publishes 18 articles including 13 original article, one review article and four case reports. The present issue covers wide variety of manuscripts in the diverse field of biological anthropology. In this issue, the original articles cover every aspect of biological anthropology like nutritional status 3,4 , growth and development of head dimensions 5 , anthropometric and menstrual Characteristics 6 , height estimation from anthropometric measurements 7 , association of hand grip strength with body parameters 8 , maternal age, ethnicity and demography 9 , dermatoglyphic variations 10 , cigarette smoking and age at natural menopause 11 , Ethnic/geographic variation of the Val34Leu polymorphism of coagulation factor XIII 12 , maxillary molar and premolar indices 13 , fat deposition variation in urban and rural populations 14 , age Changes In Physiological Variables And Muscular Strength 15 . The review article is the part II of the series “Prehistory of the Chhotanagpur region” 16 . The case reports present some new cases encountered during anatomical and osteological case work 17,18,19,20 .
I look forward to the comments of the readers for this third issue of the journal.
Kewal Krishan, PhD