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EDITORIAL
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2

A new journal


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Date of Web Publication28-Jun-2018

Correspondence Address:
Arvind Bagga
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AJPN.AJPN_17_18

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Bagga A. A new journal. Asian J Pediatr Nephrol 2018;1:2

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Bagga A. A new journal. Asian J Pediatr Nephrol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Sep 23];1:2. Available from: http://www.ajpn-online.org/text.asp?2018/1/1/2/235472



The need for a scientific publication of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association (AsPNA) has long been felt. The aim of the association has been to promote the science and art of pediatric nephrology in Asia, by ensuring high levels of professional skills, competence and ethics in clinical practice and fostering regional camaraderie and cooperation among member nations. The society also represents Asia at the International Pediatric Nephrology Association and other scientific societies.

Asia is home to 60% of the world population, and of its 4.6 billion inhabitants, almost 30% are children. This is also one of the most heterogeneous continents with wide variation in gross national product and quality of healthcare, and marked socioeconomic disparities. Respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infections, complications related to birth and vaccine-preventable diseases account for the majority of childhood morbidity in most countries of Asia, resulting in significant allocation of budgets toward primary health. The under-5 mortality varies immensely from ~3/1000 in developed countries to more than 70/1000 live births in others. Health resources and trained workforce in pediatric nephrology vary as one traverses from Japan across China to rural south Asia and beyond.

AsPNA envisions that clinical, academic and research activities should thrive, keeping in perspective our strengths and weaknesses. As the official journal of AsPNA, the Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology (AJPN) has been launched with the intent to promote opportunities in each of these domains. The journal is fortunate to have the expertise of eminent editors, advisors and a number of colleagues from across the continent who will guide us in the formative years.

We would be happy to consider original articles and brief reports on clinical experience that emphasize unique or novel aspects and add to existing knowledge on the subject. These manuscripts are often underrepresented in journals with high impact factor. The journal will also consider manuscripts on prospective clinical and laboratory research. All manuscripts shall undergo a formal peer-review process. It is proposed to have two online issues this year and to increase the frequency of publications the next year. We invite the organizing committees of national, regional and the triennial Asian Congress to submit their oral abstracts for publication in the AJPN. It is also hoped that the Journal will fulfill its educational objectives by publishing quality reviews that summarize state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject. Therapeutic guidelines that reflect available diagnostics and therapies, emanating from national societies and expert groups, will also be welcome.

We are privileged to present the first issue of the AJPN. The inaugural issue includes a message from our Secretary General, Prof. Hui-Kim Yap, a role model for clinicians around the world. We are also happy to include a review and original articles on renal replacement therapy, kidney size in term infants and effect of nutrient metabolic pathways on kidney size, and brief reports on hemolytic uremic syndrome, antiglomerular basement membrane nephritis, renovascular hypertension and infections in nephrotic syndrome.

We look forward to your support and contributions from colleagues across Asia as well as across the world.

Warm regards

Arvind Bagga, on behalf of the Editorial Board






 

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