Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

: 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 3-

Message by President, SNM, India

Rakesh Kumar 
 President - Society of Nuclear Medicine India Professor & Head, Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Kumar
President - Society of Nuclear Medicine India Professor & Head, Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi

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Kumar R. Message by President, SNM, India.Indian J Nucl Med 2019;34:3-3

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Dear Nuclear Medicine Friends,

It is my pride privilege to write a message about the Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine on the occasion when this issue of the journal is dedicated to the proceedings (abstracts and invited talks) of the 51st Annual Conference of the Society of Nuclear Medicine-India being held at Mumbai. I am witnessing that very interesting papers envisaging cutting-edge research and methodologies have been put up and presented as a wonderful compilation in this issue of IJNM. Needless to say that it is a great effort on the part of the organizers to receive such a large number of scientific abstracts and accepting these after a critical review and lining these abstracts systematically in to categorical themes and sessions. I also congratulate all the papers’ presenters, invited speakers, international faculty, students and delegates for having contributed their excellent research work in this conference.

I had been associated with IJNM for a very long time and was privy to the exponential growth and scientific visibility of the Journal both nationally and internationally in the last few years. The quality of the research papers published in IJNM is now of international standard and we are now receiving research papers requesting publication in IJNM from many accomplished nuclear medicine colleagues from overseas countries. In the International meetings (SNMMI and EANM), when we display IJNM publications at our society exhibition booth, the hard copies are picked up in no time which is a testimony to its growing demand and prominence. Behind the success story of IJNM is the consistent and hidden efforts of our editorial team and of the contributors of high quality scientific papers, case reports and editorial and review articles on regular basis.

I wish Dr B R Mittal Editor in Chief and editorial team all the very best and put on records their continued efforts in improving the superiority of the journal. I anticipate that the journal is taken to further new heights shortly and its impact factor becomes visible to the readers. And to achieve this I appeal to all the big Institutes to send their high quality work for publication in IJNM. I would also like to endorse increasing the periodicity of the journal (bi-monthly issue with minimum of 6 annual issues) and bringing out at least one thematic issue/year inviting and publishing both original and review articles from eminent scientists from India and elsewhere.

With warm personal regards


Prof. Rakesh Kumar

President-Society of Nuclear Medicine-India