Genesis - Karnataka Pediatric Journal
How to cite this article: Rai BS. Genesis - Karnataka Pediatric Journal. Karnataka Pediatr J 2020;35(1):1.
I am immensely proud to pen few words on the genesis of Karnataka Pediatric Journal of our State Branch of Indian Academy of Pediatrics over three and a half decades ago.
Indian Academy of Pediatric Karnataka state branch in its executive committee meeting held at Mysore, decided to publish a Karnataka pediatrics journal to encourage young pediatricians to publish their work quickly. It is a felt need for budding pediatricians of then. The Karnataka Pediatrics Journal’s first issue is released in the VIth Karnataka State pediatric conference held at Mangalore on August 22, 1987, under the editorship of Dr. B Sanjeev Rai.
He continued as an editor till 2019.
Dr. Varadaraj Shenoy was the Editor for a year in 1994–1995, during the Presidentship period of Dr. Sanjeev Rai.
Dr. Sudharshan Shetty was elected as an Editor, and Sanjeev Rai continued as Editor-in-Chief from 2013 onwards.
Dr. Bhaskar Shenoy was elected as the Editor-in-chief from 2020.
The cost of the journal printing, overcome by contributions from the members, and the proceedings of the State/National Pediatric Conference held in Karnataka’s contributions.
KPJ was published for over three decades without any financial contributions from the pharmaceutical industries as per the wishes of pediatric colleagues.
I sincerely thank all my editorial members from time to time and all our pediatric colleagues who have contributed to the journal printing cost.
My special thanks to pediatric colleagues of KMC and Father Muller Medical College for their unstinted support and contributions for bringing out KPJ issues year after year. I also thank the organizers of the State and National Pediatric Conference of Karnataka, who reimbursed printing the conference issue of the KPJ.
Last but not least, our research article contributors that made the journal running.
I am also indebted to the successive presidents and the executive board members for supporting the additional costs of printing from the inception of this journal.
Dr. Bhaskar Shenoy was elected as a new editor in chief from 2020 onwards.
We, members of the KPJ editorial board, wish team KPJ all the best.
I am sure that under dynamic editorship and experience of Dr. Bhaskar Shenoy and his team, our journal will reach the international standards with high-impact factors.
I wish him and his team all the best.