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EDITORIAL
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 29  |  Page : 1-3  

2012 - Another successful new year for Pharmacogn Mag.


Managing Editor, Pharmacognosy Magazine, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India

Date of Submission18-Jan-2012
Date of Web Publication28-Feb-2012

Correspondence Address:
K K Mueen Ahmed
Managing Editor, Pharmacognosy Magazine, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560027
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.93299

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Dear authors,

First, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, 2012. Recently, Medknow (an official publisher of Pharmacogn. Mag.) has been acquired by Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information provider. It means new opportunities for global exposure and impact for our journal. Wolters Kluwer is known throughout the world as the authoritative source of current, highly regarded information and research tools. Wolters Kluwer and its brands Ovid and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins are committed to sourcing locally-written content and using Open Access models to support its discoverability worldwide. [1]

When we started Pharmacognosy Magazine in 2005, it was with some considerable worry about how things might turn out! It is therefore a pleasure to report that the journal appears to be growing and expanding every year. We have had another successful year in 2011 with over 329 submissions, the highest since started. The number of submissions is increasing year by year as can be seen in [Figure 1]. The monthwise distribution of article submissions is presented in [Figure 2]. It is observed that more than 50 submissions were received during the month of July 2011 alone. We are constantly studying the pattern and type of article submissions regularly. We would be able to report them in future editorial.
Figure 1: Number of manuscript submissions since 2005

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Figure 2: Monthwise distribution of article submissions for the year 2011

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The 2009 Impact factor®[2] (IF) was published in June 2010 and we are pleased to announce that the first impact factor of Pharmacogn. Mag. is 0.432. We would envisage a considerable rise in our IF in future years, mainly due to the articles that were published last year. Based on citation tools available at the Medknow website, [3] we have a projected impact factor of 0.547 [Table 1].
Table 1: Projected Impact Factor analysis for the year 2011

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   Most Read Articles Top


I hope you have enjoyed reading the articles published last year in Pharmacogn. Mag. I would like to list the most read articles [4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9],[10],[11],[12],[13],[14],[15],[16],[17],[18],[19],[20],[21],[22],[23] and most cited [24],[25],[26],[27],[28],[29],[30],[31],[32],[33],[34],[35],[36],[37],[38] in this editorial. This year, we have instituted special prizes for the papers which are listed as most read [4] and most cited [24] in Pharmacogn. Mag. The prize will have an official certificate from the journal along with 1 year complimentary PDF access to the journal. We would also like to mention about the correct abbreviation of Pharmacognosy Magazine is Pharmacogn. Mag. instead of Phcog. Mag. I request all the contributors to make a note of this important change in Journal's abbreviation and future citations.

Manuscript processing times continue to improve: the average time from receipt of a new paper to editor assignment has fallen from 7.45 days in 2011 [Table 2] to 7.63 days in 2010. The average time from submission to first decision (i.e. editor's decision to reject or accept pending author revision) is now 13.63 days [Table 3]. The shorter editorial time provides a further incentive for authors to submit their best work as they can be assured of a timely decision. Once papers are accepted they are typeset and published online in the shortest possible time (currently an average of 100.67 days [Table 4] compared to 106.40 days in 2010) for a print issue.
Table 2: Data of submitted to first decision for the year 2011

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Table 3: Data of revisions for the year 2011

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Table 4: Data of accepted papers for the year 2011

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On behalf of all the editorial team, we would like to thank all reviewers for their support and dedication to the growth of Pharmacogn. Mag. Without their help and the time that they willingly give up to advise us and review papers for the Journal, we would not be able to function effectively. In public recognition of their help, we have published a list of all of our reviewers in the previous issue. The rejection rates are raising every year indicates the in-depth screening and high quality articles are being published. From [Table 5], the rejection rate for the past year was more than 80% which is higher compared to the previous year rejection rate (58%). The reasons for higher rejection rate are, inadequate theory, lack of novelty, poorly written manuscript, poor data interpretation, out of scope, etc.
Table 5: Acceptance and rejections rates for the year 2011

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We are receiving an ever increasing number of short communications and preliminary studies. These can be very interesting, but we are very specific in selecting the articles for publication in each issue. We hope that the papers published in this issue of Pharmacogn. Mag. reflect the latest advances in the field of medicinal plants and that helps in understanding the hidden truths of nature and utilize them as potent therapeutic agents.

Wish you a happy reading.

 
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1.Mueen Ahmed KK. Introduction of APCs in J Young Pharm. J Young Pharm 2012;4:1-2.   Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.2010 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2010.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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4.Polat AA, Caliþkan O, Serçe S, Saraçoğlu O, Kaya C, Ozgen M. Determining total phenolic content and total antioxidant capacity of loquat cultivars grown in Hatay. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:5-8.   Back to cited text no. 4
    
5.Scheerens J, Ozgen M, Reese R, Miller R. Total phenolic, anthocyanin contents and antioxidant capacity of selected elderberry (Sambucus canadensis L.) accessions. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:198-203.   Back to cited text no. 5
    
6.Onursal E, Ozgen M, Saraoglu O, Gzleki S. Total phenolic distribution of juice, peel, and seed extracts of four pomegranate cultivars. Pharmacogn Mag 2011;7:161-4.   Back to cited text no. 6
    
7.Zheleva-Dimitrova D, Kitanov G, Nedialkov P. Radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of methanolic extracts from Hypericum species growing in Bulgaria. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:74-8.   Back to cited text no. 7
    
8.Rasooli I, Taghizadeh M, Owlia P, Sharafi S, Astaneh SD. Protective effects of bioactive phytochemicals from Mentha piperita with multiple health potentials. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:147-53.   Back to cited text no. 8
    
9.Metwally A, Omar A, Harraz F, El Sohafy S. Phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Psidiumguajava L. leaves. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:212-8.   Back to cited text no. 9
    
10.Sri Nurestri A, Norhanom A, Sim K. Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Pereskia grandifolia Haw. (Cactaceae) extracts. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:248-54.   Back to cited text no. 10
    
11.Vasconcellos A, Gadelha C, Almeida-Filho G, Coutinho H, Freire-Pessa H, Gadelha T. Natural products from the termite Nasutitermes corniger lowers aminoglycoside minimum inhibitory concentrations. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:1-4.   Back to cited text no. 11
    
12.Vokurkova D, Onofre G, Neugebauerova J, Cheel J, Tumova L. Licorice infusion: Chemical profile and effects on the activation and the cell cycle progression of human lymphocytes. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:26-33.   Back to cited text no. 12
    
13.Hussein A, Abdollahi M, Lall N, Momtaz S, Ostad S. Investigation of the possible biological activities of a poisonous South African plant; Hyaenanche globosa (Euphorbiaceae). Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:34-41.   Back to cited text no. 13
    
14.Abushoffa A, Disi A, Mansi K, Aburjai T. Hypolipidemic effects of seed extract of celery (Apium graveolens) in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:301-5.   Back to cited text no. 14
    
15.Bhaskar G, Priyadarshini SR, Arshia S. Formulation and evaluation of topical polyherbalantiacne gels containing Garcinia mangostana and Aloe vera. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:93-9.   Back to cited text no. 15
    
16.Teh C, Chin J, Rao N, Khoo Z. Evaluation of the toxic effect of star fruit on serum biochemical parameters in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:120-4.   Back to cited text no. 16
    
17.Bigdeli M, Sattari M, Derakhshan S. Effect of cumin (Cuminum cyminum) seed essential oil on biofilm formation and plasmid Integrity of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:57-61.   Back to cited text no. 17
    
18.Upur H, Yu Q, Tian S, Shi Y. Determination of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid contents in Ziziphora clinopodioides Lam. by HPLC method. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:116-9.   Back to cited text no. 18
    
19.Altiner D, Kilicgun H. Correlation between antioxidant effect mechanisms and polyphenol content of Rosa canina. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:238-41.   Back to cited text no. 19
    
20.Campos A, Sousa E, Rodrigues F, Costa JG, Silva N, Lima S. Chemical composition and resistance-modifying effect of the essential oil of Lantana camaralinn. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:79-82.   Back to cited text no. 20
    
21.Gutierrez RM, Navarro YT. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of the methanol extract of the leaves of Satureja macrostema. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:125-31.   Back to cited text no. 21
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22.Sharma A, Kansal L, Sharma V. Therapeutic effects of Allium sativum on lead-induced biochemical changes in soft tissues of Swiss Albino mice. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:364-71.   Back to cited text no. 22
    
23.Dutta B, Roy B, Lalchhandama K. Scanning electron microscopic observations on the in vitro anthelmintic effects of Millettia pachycarpa on Raillietina echinobothrida. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:20-6.   Back to cited text no. 23
    
24.Eslami B, Ebrahimzadeh M, Ehsanifar S. Sambucus ebulus elburensis fruits: A good source for antioxidants. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:213-8.   Back to cited text no. 24
    
25.Zheleva-Dimitrova D, Kitanov G, Nedialkov P. Radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of methanolic extracts from Hypericum species growing in Bulgaria. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:74-8.   Back to cited text no. 25
    
26.Metwalli A, Omar A, Harraz F, El Sohafy S. Quantification of flavonoids of Psidiumguajava L. preparations by Planar Chromatography (HPTLC). Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:61-6.   Back to cited text no. 26
    
27.Ramesh C, Chitme H, Raghuveer I, Rathod N. Prevention of high-fructose diet induced insulin resistance by Nyctanthes arbortristis and Calotropis gigantea in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:58-63.   Back to cited text no. 27
    
28.Metwally A, Omar A, Harraz F, El Sohafy S. Phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Psidiumguajava L. leaves. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:212-8.   Back to cited text no. 28
    
29.Sureshkumar S, Mishra S. In-vitro evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Pergulariadaemia Forsk. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:298-302.   Back to cited text no. 29
    
30.Fuss E, Ionkova I. Influence of different strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes on induction of hairy roots and lignan production in Linumt auricum ssp. tauricum. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:14-8.   Back to cited text no. 30
    
31.Mruthunjaya K, Hukkeri V. In vitro Antioxidant and free radical scavenging potential of Parkinsonia aculeata Linn. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:42-51.   Back to cited text no. 31
    
32.Eslami B, Ebrahimzadeh M, Fazelian M, Nabavi S, Nabavi S. In vitro antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of Diospyros lotus and Pyrus boissieriana growing in Iran. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:122-6.   Back to cited text no. 32
    
33.Kapoor S, Saraf S. Efficacy study of sunscreens containing various herbs for protecting skin from UVA and UVB sunrays. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:238-48.   Back to cited text no. 33
    
34.Polat A, Kaya C, Ozgen M, Caliskan O, Saracoglu O, Serce S. Determining total phenolic content and total antioxidant capacity of loquat cultivars grown in Hatay. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:5-8.   Back to cited text no. 34
    
35.Jayakody JR, Ratnasooriya W. Blood glucose level lowering activity of Sri Lankan black tea brew (Camellia sinensis) in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:341-9.   Back to cited text no. 35
    
36.Shirode D, Prabhu K, Rajendra S, Setty S, Roy S, Jyothi T, et al. Anti-ulcer properties of 70% ethanolic extract of leaves of Albizzia lebbeck. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:228-31.   Back to cited text no. 36
    
37.Gutierrez RM, Navarro YT. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of the methanol extract of the leaves of Satureja macrostema. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:125-31.   Back to cited text no. 37
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38.Dhamodharan G, Karthishwaran K, Krishnaveni M, Mirunalini S, Arulmozhi V. Antioxidant and antihyperlipidemic effect of Solanum nigrum fruit extract on the experimental model against chronic ethanol toxicity. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:42-50.  Back to cited text no. 38
    


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