FROM EDITOR«SQ»S DESK
Year : 2012 | Volume
: 29 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Lung India awards
Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College Hospital, Jaipur, India
Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College Hospital, Jaipur
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Please accept my heartiest greetings on the New Year, 2012. I wish that as the time passes by, our scientific relationship will definitely strengthen the collective endeavors toward a great Lung India. You might be aware of fact that in an attempt to acknowledge scientific contributions to Lung India, the journal has started giving annual awards during Indian Chest Society (ICS) General Body Meeting at NAPCON conference. The awards are sponsored by the courtesy of ICS. The best original article gets INR 11,000 and a silver plaque; outstanding original articles (3) get INR 2,100 and a silver plaque. Best Letter to Editor (one) gets INR 5,000 and a silver plaque. Best referee (one) and prompt referees (3) get silver plaques.
The original articles are assessed on the basis of scientific quality, originality of the work, ethical aspects, methods, relevance of discussion and presentation. The letters to editor are assessed on the basis of scientific quality, relevance of matter, presentation and writing style. The decision on awards is taken by a committee consisting of three chest physicians and an expert in research methods.
Lung India also acknowledges with great appreciation the contribution of more than 900 national and international referees in enabling an incessant and excellent peer review process. The best referees were selected on the basis of data collected from the website regarding response to an article sent. The website automatically keeps track of responses given by referees and generates a detailed report on demand as a Microsoft Office Excel Sheet.
The article entitled 'Clinical profile, diagnostic delay, and genetic make-up of cystic fibrosis in Kashmir, India' was given award in the category of best original article, year 2011. The article was published in April 2011 issue of Lung India.  The author, Dr. Tasaduq Ahmed Mir is from the department of pediatrics, SKIMS hospital, Srinagar. 'Respiratory effects of air pollutants among non-smoking traffic policemen of Patiala, India' by Dr. Sharat Gupta from the department of physiology, Gyan Sagar Medical College, Banur, Punjab; 'A study on habits of tobacco use among medical and non-medical students of Kolkata' by Dr. Tutul Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, BMC, West Bengal; and 'Evaluation of Muco-Ciliary Clearance among Women Using Biomass and Clean Fuel in a Periurban Area of Chennai: A preliminary study' by Dr. Priscilla Johnson, Professor, Department of Physiology and Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai were awarded under the category of outstanding original article. ,,
The best letter to editor was adverse drug reaction and causality assessment scales by Sayed Ahamed Zaki from the department of pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College, Sion, Mumbai. 
Dr. Parvaiz A. Koul, Professor and Head Department of Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar was given best referee award. Dr. C. Ravindran, Professor and Head of Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Chest diseases and Principal of Medical College, Calicut; Dr R. Narasimhan, founding chairman of Respiratory Research Foundation of India; and Dr. Vishal Chopra, Associate Professor in the department of Chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab were awarded as prompt referees.
In this issue, we have also included selected abstracts from the National conference on pulmonary diseases (NAPCON-2011) held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. We continuously seek your valuable suggestions for improvement in the journal. Appreciations as well as criticism especially in the form of scientific letters to editor are always welcome. Once again, I and Editorial Board wish a happy and prosperous new year to you all.
|1||Mir TA, Ashraf M, Ahmed K, Chowdhary J, Rehana B, Ahmed J. Clinical profile, diagnostic delay, and genetic make-up of cystic fibrosis in Kashmir, India. Lung India 2011;28:97-100.|
|2||Gupta S, Mittal S, Kumar A, Singh KD. Respiratory effects of air pollutants among nonsmoking traffic policemen of Patiala, India. Lung India 2011;28:253-7.|
|3||Chatterjee T, Haldar D, Mallik S, Sarkar GN, Das S, Lahiri SK. A study on habits of tobacco use among medical and non-medical students of Kolkata. Lung India 2011;28:5-10.|
|4||Priscilla J, Padmavathi R, Ghosh S, Paul P, Ramadoss S, Balakrishnan K, et al. Evaluation of mucociliary clearance among women using biomass and clean fuel in a periurban area of Chennai: A preliminary study. Lung India 2011;28:30-3.|
|5||Zaki SA. Adverse drug reaction and causality assessment scales. Lung India 2011;28:152-3.|