Improving the Standards of Scientific Publishing in India (Correspondence)
Sir, Scientific publishing capabilities, both in terms of quality and quantity, to a great extent reflect the strength of science and technology of a country. Many developing countries, including India, are yet to achieve success in this aspect. In the recent past, the order of global leaders is on a transition and the “east” is now giving a tough competition to “west” in terms of scientific and technological power (1). But, India is struggling for a superior position this competition. When it comes to number, India publishes a huge number of journals; there are about 600 journals in biomedical subject alone (2). But, the quality of these journals remains largely ignored. In a recent editorial, some common problems encountered in scientific publishing in India, especially in biomedical subject are discussed with great concern (2). It also described the role of journal core team (including editor and other editorial team) in bringing up these journals in the forefront of global community (2). Here we share few other concerns which if properly addressed, could contribute to the success of scientific publishing in India.