Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
: 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Change of guard

Satish V Khadilkar 
 Editor-in-Chief, AIAN Prof. and Head, Department of Neurology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

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Room No. 110, New Wing 1st Floor, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020

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I have assumed the daunting position of Editor-in-Chief starting with this January 2012 issue. Our previous Editor-in-Chief, Dr Sanjeev Thomas, has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of AIAN. As a result, the journal has been indexed in PUBMED and many other recognized databases and the flow of articles coming to the office of the journal is steadily increasing. Dr Sanjeev Thomas and his efficient editorial board deserve all the praise for what the AIAN is today.

My initial association with the journal began 15 years ago as an editorial board member, working under the editorship of Prof. D. Nagaraja. For the last few years, I have worked more closely with the AIAN and with Dr Sanjeev Thomas, as the Associate Editor. I feel privileged now to serve the journal in the present capacity and shall strive hard to carry the journal forward.

Neurology in India is going through some changes in the recent years. While the number of neurologists in the service sector is slowly increasing, those involved in basic neurosciences are only a handful. As a result, most of the material submitted to AIAN relates to uncommon clinical situations and clinically based articles. In the coming years, we hope to see more original research in basic and clinical disciplines, as applicable to Indian neurology.

Two new sections have been added to the format of the journal. The first one is "Clinical sign," which will discuss one clinical sign in detail with its significance, uses, pitfalls, and limitations. The second section is "Grand round," where illustrative or perplexing cases will be discussed in depth. We intend to start more sections in the coming issues and have also planned theme-based issues.

While some members of the editorial board have changed, many others have agreed to continue to advise AIAN. I am looking forward to suggestions from all our members and readers toward betterment of the journal.

In closing, I am proud and excited to be associated with AIAN, and I hope all of you share my pride and feeling of closeness to AIAN, which so truly represents the Indian Academy of Neurology.