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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 209-210
SJKDT: The Need for a Cumulative Index


Consultant Nephrologist, Samtah General Hospital, Samtah, Gizan, Saudi Arabia

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Subramanian P T. SJKDT: The Need for a Cumulative Index. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2000;11:209-10

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Subramanian P T. SJKDT: The Need for a Cumulative Index. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2000 [cited 2020 Sep 27];11:209-10. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2000/11/2/209/36682
The Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation (SJKDT), in publication since 1990, is the first bi-lingual journal devoted exclusively for nephrology and transplantation in the Eastern Mediterranean region. It was brought out under the banner initially, of Saudi Kidney Diseases and Transplantation Bulletin, to serve as a medium of communication between scientists and professionals of the Arab region and elsewhere in the world. [1] It has now become a leading vehicle for dissemination of information in view of its peer-reviewed nature and uninterrupted publication. [2],[3]

The journal has brought out enormous information in its regular, as well as, special issues and supplements, and has received contributions from professionals from all over the world. [3],[4] Interestingly, the journal, like many other international journals, has evolved over the years making positive modifications. Thus, the name, size and periodicity of publication was changed in 1993, and cover design was modified in 1997 in an appreciable manner without any compromise in quality. [5]

From the point of medical journalism, the journal has published editorials, review articles, research findings, case reports, country reports, practical procedures, religio­socio-ethical aspects of transplantation, policy matters, administrative data, news, conference information etc. For the conve­nience of the end-users, it provides the subject and author index regularly in the last issue each year.

Since the information available has grown enormously over the last decade, the readers, researchers and reviewers will be grateful to the editorial board, if they can provide a cumulative index for the volumes 1 to 10 (1990-1999). Providing such an index is not a new concept even in the era of CD-ROM and Internet, since every end-user may not have access to such electronic media. [6] Print media still plays a major role for readers at large and researchers in particular. In view of the scientific richness and its innovative aspects in medical journalism, let SJKDT be a trend-setter in this region in bringing out a cumulative index using its modern publication technologies.

 
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1.Al-Swailem AR. Foreword. Saudi Kidney Dis Transplant Bull 1990; 1(1):VI.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Al-Swailem AR. A dream realized. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1994;5:l-2.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Abu-Aisha H. The Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: The New Look. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1997;8:l-2.  Back to cited text no. 3    
4.Abu-Aisha H. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: five years experience. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1995;6:l-4.  Back to cited text no. 4    
5.Subramanian PT. Change or evolution. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1998;9:410.  Back to cited text no. 5    
6.Saudi Med Base (CD-ROM) from 1979­1995 (sponsored by Saudi Medical Journal, P.O. Box 7897, Riyadh 11159, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).  Back to cited text no. 6    

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P T Subramanian
Consultant Nephrologist, Samtah General Hospital, Samtah, Gizan
Saudi Arabia
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Editors Note: Dr. Subramanian has been a keen reader and correspondent to the Journal. His suggestion is well taken and will be given due consideration soon.




 

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