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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2  

Basic Medical Scientists Association: A forum for research integration

1 Department of Anatomy, S P Medical College, Bikaner, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, SGRDIMSR, Amritsar, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, GMC, Amritsar, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, BRS Dental College, Barwala, India
5 Department of Pharmacology, AIMSR, Bathinda, India

Date of Web Publication9-Jun-2011

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Mahajan
General Secretary, Basic Medical Scientists Association, 19184, Bibiwala Road, Bathinda-151 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.81970

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Jain S, Singh J, Singh NR, Bansal V, Mahajan R. Basic Medical Scientists Association: A forum for research integration. Int J App Basic Med Res 2011;1:1-2

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Jain S, Singh J, Singh NR, Bansal V, Mahajan R. Basic Medical Scientists Association: A forum for research integration. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jan 27];1:1-2. Available from: https://www.ijabmr.org/text.asp?2011/1/1/1/81970

It gives us immense pleasure to launch the first issue of International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research (IJABMR), the official publication of Basic Medical Scientists Association (BMSA). It is like a dream come true; the feeling can not be expressed in words. We thank all the people involved, all the office bearers of BMSA, the editorial and advisory board members of IJABMR; for extending their helping hands and for sparing their valuable time for this new endeavor. Above all, we are thankful to the "God Almighty" for showing us the right path and for guiding us all the time in a logical direction.

   Why BMSA Top

On the occasion of the launch of the IJABMR, we will like to visit down the memory lane and spare some thoughts on the circumstances guiding us to launch the BMSA. The idea of forming BMSA was conceived while conducting integrated seminars of the undergraduate students. These seminars provided an opportunity to the faculty members of the different streams of medical sciences to intermingle and discuss issues related to the medical sciences with an integrated approach. During such interactions, it was felt that no branch of medical science can grow in isolation and if we want to boost the cause of medical education and research; there was a dire need to provide an integrated platform to all the faculty members concerned with basic medical sciences working in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy colleges, and in the basic medical departments of the universities.

That was when, with the enthusiasm of many young faculty members and with the blessings of the seniors, the BMSA was launched in June 2010. Subsequently, the association was registered under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 and bears a registration number of 42/2010-11. The association is still in its infancy. Launched in 2010, the association is ever growing and can proudly boost the credit of launching its official journal within first year of its inception. To widen the scope of BMSA, it was decided to include the clinical faculty members as associate members of the association and the constitution of the association was amended accordingly.

As we are here to publicize our merits, and not to count on others demerits, we proudly announce that BMSA is probably one of the most transparent association. All the rules and regulations, and subsequent amendments are available in black and white from the official website of the association (www.bmsa.co.in). Membership forms are easily available from the website. This association has been launched specifically to integrate various streams of basic medical sciences and to bring their applied aspects to the forefront. The main purpose of the association is to provide a unique, exclusive and integrated platform to all the researchers in the field of medical sciences.

   Why IJABMR Top

After the launch of BMSA, we felt the need of a medium to facilitate the dialogue process between the association and the world, and between researchers (authors) and the readers. Initial idea was to start a blog or an online journal. But then it was felt that online journals are not very popular in India and people still prefer to read print journals. So it was decided to launch a printed official journal of the association. We are very thankful to Dr. D K Sahu, CEO, Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. (MPMPL), for showing faith in us and helping us in making this project a success. We are also thankful to all the staff members of MPMPL associated with IJABMR on the successful launch of first issue.

The editorial team of IJABMR is a right blend of youth and experience. Many distinguished academicians and researchers from abroad have also joined IJABMR as editors and advisory board members. We assure a quick decision on all the submissions, but the fact that we are presently constrained due to biannual publication should be kept in mind. Although novice in the publication field, we assure all of you a quality publication.

Through these pages, we invite all the faculty members working in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy colleges and basic medical scientists working in universities all over India to visit official website of BMSA i.e., www.bmsa.co.in once, read all the instructions and join the family of BMSA for the cause of integrated research. We also welcome manuscripts of high quality work from all the researchers across the globe. Once again we would like to thank all the people who joined hands with us and encouraged us; and many thanks to the persons who discouraged us, as they made us all the more "determined".


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