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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2
The Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: A New Appearance for the New Millennium


Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Abu-Aisha H. The Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: A New Appearance for the New Millennium. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2001;12:1-2

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Abu-Aisha H. The Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: A New Appearance for the New Millennium. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 May 29];12:1-2. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2001/12/1/1/33877
The Saudi Journal of Kidney diseases and Transplantation (SJKDT) has now completed 11 years of successful, uninterrupted publi­cation. The journal , which is a quarterly publication, has moved from strength to strength over the years. We receive articles from all over the world and till end of December 2000, a total of 636 papers were submitted for publication. The average number of articles published each year is constantly increasing from 38 in 1994 to 60 in 2000. All categories of papers are published, with the highlight being SCOT data (data from Saudi Arabia on issues related to dialysis and transplantation) and "Renal Data from the Arab World". The latter is primarily meant to encourage other regional countries to exchange information about relevant topics.

The last year witnessed many changes and many new developments. First of all, the new millennium started. Secondly, the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), the publication office of the SJKDT, shifted to its new and elegant premises. To coincide with this, the SCOT logo was changed. The new logo has an elegant look and was selected after great deliberation. Apart from reflecting the national sentiment of Saudi Arabia, the logo also represents SCOT as an organ transplant co-ordinating body.

The third major development was that the journal produced a compact disk containing the abstracts and full articles published in the SJKDT during the last 10 years (1990­99). Apart from these, the official website of SCOT was launched (www.scot.org.sa). Abstracts of the articles published in the journal can be downloaded from this site. The website provides the viewers a birds­eye-view of all activities of SCOT including its official publication, the SJKDT. Details regarding the CD and the website can be obtained from the advertisement contained in one of the later pages of this issue.

With these new developments, it was felt that a change in the appearance of the journal would be appropriate. Thus, the cover page has been changed from a blue background to a white one with faint inscrip­tion of the SCOT logo in the background.

No major changes have been made in the layout of the material inside. We invite our readers to send their comments on the layout and any suggestions would always be welcome.

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Correspondence Address:
Hassan Abu-Aisha
Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia
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