Pharmacognosy Magazine

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

2012 - Another successful new year for Pharmacogn Mag.


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

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K K Mueen Ahmed
Managing Editor, Pharmacognosy Magazine, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560027
India




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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}{Figure 2}

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}

 Most Read Articles



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}{Table 3}{Table 4}

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}

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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4Polat 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.
5Scheerens 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.
6Onursal 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.
7Zheleva-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.
8Rasooli 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.
9Metwally A, Omar A, Harraz F, El Sohafy S. Phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Psidiumguajava L. leaves. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:212-8.
10Sri Nurestri A, Norhanom A, Sim K. Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Pereskia grandifolia Haw. (Cactaceae) extracts. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:248-54.
11Vasconcellos 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.
12Vokurkova 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.
13Hussein 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.
14Abushoffa A, Disi A, Mansi K, Aburjai T. Hypolipidemic effects of seed extract of celery (Apium graveolens) in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:301-5.
15Bhaskar G, Priyadarshini SR, Arshia S. Formulation and evaluation of topical polyherbalantiacne gels containing Garcinia mangostana and Aloe vera. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:93-9.
16Teh 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.
17Bigdeli 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.
18Upur 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.
19Altiner D, Kilicgun H. Correlation between antioxidant effect mechanisms and polyphenol content of Rosa canina. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:238-41.
20Campos 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.
21Gutierrez RM, Navarro YT. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of the methanol extract of the leaves of Satureja macrostema. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:125-31.
22Sharma 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.
23Dutta 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.
24Eslami B, Ebrahimzadeh M, Ehsanifar S. Sambucus ebulus elburensis fruits: A good source for antioxidants. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:213-8.
25Zheleva-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.
26Metwalli 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.
27Ramesh 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.
28Metwally A, Omar A, Harraz F, El Sohafy S. Phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Psidiumguajava L. leaves. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:212-8.
29Sureshkumar S, Mishra S. In-vitro evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Pergulariadaemia Forsk. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:298-302.
30Fuss 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.
31Mruthunjaya K, Hukkeri V. In vitro Antioxidant and free radical scavenging potential of Parkinsonia aculeata Linn. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:42-51.
32Eslami 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.
33Kapoor S, Saraf S. Efficacy study of sunscreens containing various herbs for protecting skin from UVA and UVB sunrays. Pharmacogn Mag 2009;5:238-48.
34Polat 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.
35Jayakody JR, Ratnasooriya W. Blood glucose level lowering activity of Sri Lankan black tea brew (Camellia sinensis) in rats. Pharmacogn Mag 2008;4:341-9.
36Shirode 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.
37Gutierrez RM, Navarro YT. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of the methanol extract of the leaves of Satureja macrostema. Pharmacogn Mag 2010;6:125-31.
38Dhamodharan 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.