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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-238
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: New Additions

Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & renal Transplantation, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Al-Khader AA. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: New Additions. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2004;15:237-8

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Al-Khader AA. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: New Additions. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2004 [cited 2021 Apr 15];15:237-8. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2004/15/3/237/32974
Over the years the Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation has managed to find its unique niche in medical publication. This niche can be summarized as follows:

  1. To be the keeper and distributor of Arabic Nephrology. It is clear and recognized now that anybody doing research on aspects of Arab Nephrology will inevitably have to refer to papers published in the Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation.
  2. To encourage research in the Arab World.
  3. To rekindle the interest in the Arabic language as an effective tool for scienti­fic and medical writings.

To cement and enhance this niche as well as to improve the services we give our readers, you will see a number of changes/additions to your Journal which will include:

  1. A new section for contributions by medical students. This may be a review, a case report or an original project. The Editorial Board will be lenient in their acceptance policy for this section in order to encourage contributions.
  2. In every issue we shall highlight the deep contributions made by an Arab Scientist/Physician/Philosopher to World Medicine
  3. To highlight our interest in the rekindling of the Arabic language alluded to do above, the Arabic Section of the Journal will be in a light green colour.
  4. Although Nephrology and Renal Trans­plantation has a short history in our region, there have been a number of physicians from this region who have made remark­able contributions. To highlight this, we have invited some of them to contribute to a new section to be called "My Journey in Medicine". In their writings, we hope to read about their interesting journeys with its high and low points.
  5. I am glad to report that we have gone further to attract valuable contributions from our African and Asian colleagues. Our Iranian colleagues have, of late, sent us many manuscripts which have been highly acclaimed by our independent reviewers. The Journal has become a firm source of data on Arab Nephrology; it is my vision that the same thing will be true for countries further afield outside the Arabic world. To that end we have initiated a new section to be called "Data from Africa and Asia" We have also been active in soliciting papers and reviews from these regions.
  6. Another section that you will see is "SCOT Forum". In this section, we shall write up the best case reports presented in the monthly meetings of the Riyadh Nephrology and Transplantation Club which is held at the Saudi Center of Organ Transplantation (SCOT).
  7. The Journal is prepared to publish the proceedings of any national meeting of Arab or regional Nephrology Societies, if so requested.
  8. Before the end of 2004 we shall make available full text of all papers pub­lished in the Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation online. You will be able to have all papers published in the Journal since its ince­ption free of charge with advanced, user friendly search engine. This feature will be available at the Journal's site at: www.SCOT.org.sa
  9. As a new light-hearted feature we are introducing a section for personal thoughts and reflections under the heading "Doctor's Diary"; the first can be found in this issue

We hope these changes will be received well by you and we are constantly waiting for your comments, advice and inputs.

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah A Al-Khader
Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, P.O. Box 27049, Riyadh 11417
Saudi Arabia
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