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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2
The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Recognition and Indexing

The Editors, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Al Mofleh IA, El Mouzan MI. The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Recognition and Indexing. Saudi J Gastroenterol 1997;3:1-2

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The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology (SJG), the official journal of The Saudi Gastroenterology Association (SGA), published its first issue two years ago. Two volumes, three issues each have been published regularly over the last two years. The Journal is distributed to all SGA members, hospitals and medical libraries all over the kingdom as well as several international institutions and libraries. Thus Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology has been well accepted on local and international levels. Letters of congratulation were received and subscription applications are increasingly coming in. The encouragement and contribution of national and international authorities in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology to the SJG is appreciated. The Editors and Editorial Board of the SJG acknowledge the enthusiasm and contribution of every one and wish to thank them all. The role of authors and reviewers in advancing the quality of the journal is well appreciated. Special thanks are also exceeded to Dallah Hospital for providing continuous support to the SJG. Their efforts have established the journal as a respected and refereed scientific journal.

The SJG has recently been evaluated by King Saud University Scientific Council and was recognized as one of the refereed journals, which means that publications in the SJG will be accepted by the council for academic staff promotion purposes. This recognition confirms the good scientific standard achieved in a short time. Another important achievement is the listing of the S.J.G. in the WHO Index Medicus of The Eastern Mediterranean Region. These good news are expected to extend the publicity of the SJG. The SGA is looking forward to further recognition and listing of the S.J.G. in The Index Medicus, Current Contents, Scisearch and other professional media.

The SGA published its By-laws and aimed at achieving the following objectives:

a) Progression and development of scientific thinking in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy.

b) Giving the opportunity for SGA-members to contribute to the scientific development in its field.

c) Encouraging and enhancing exchange in scientific thinking and experiences among various disciplines and institutions within the kingdom and abroad.

d) Offering consultations and conducting appropriate studies to improve the level of performance in various institutions and disciplines

e) Cooperating with similar scientific local and international associations.

f) Promoting and contributing to public health education.

By all possible means, SGA planned to achieve these objectives through a) Promoting scientific research, publishing results and exchanging them with related disciplines, b) Holding symposia and conferences to discuss relevant problems, c) Arranging scientific trips and competitions, e) Issuing books and letters and organizing lectures and workshops, which enhance public health awareness in the SGA field [1] .

Issuing the SJG is considered as the most important step to fulfill the SGA objectives. It was initially started by circulation of a Newsletter immediately after the SGA inauguration until the first SJG issue appeared in Shaaban 1415/January 1995. The scope is relatively broad to include reviews, original articles, case reports, abstracts of conferences in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, hepatobiliary, pancreatic disease, nutrition and endoscopy and related topics.

Basic and related clinical material in adults, pediatric medicine, surgery, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology are welcomed [2],[3] Liver transplantation, started recently in two centers in Riyadh has further extended the SJG scope.

The success of the SJG is considered a success of the SGA, SGA-members, for those who contribute and those who read SJG and finally a success for the knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. Cooperation with colleagues and other journals as well as suggestions and critics are welcomed.

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1.By-Laws of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association 1989, Riyadh  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Al Faleh F. Z., Gastroenterology in Saudi Arabia (Editorial). The Saudi J Gastroenterol. 1995,1:1-2  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.El Mouzan MI, Al Mofleh I A., The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology (Editorial). The Saudi Gastroenterol 1995;1:73-4.  Back to cited text no. 3    

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim A Al Mofleh
The Editors, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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