Publish with Passion

Vinod Kumar
2019 Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology  
DJO Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it. -Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory. Being able to publish shows that one actually knows what one is doing and that there is potential of advancing the field. I am honoured to be a part of the prestigious journal, which follows this doctrine to the core. I would like to thank each
more » ... ber of Delhi ophthalmological society for reposing faith in me to give me this humungous task of managing the Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology for the next two years. I express my gratitude to all my worthy predecessors whose untiring efforts have brought the journal to the current high standard. I vow to work towards making the journal content even more informative and contemporary. To fulfil this goal, three new categories of articles have been added: clinical challenge, instrument focus and PG snippet. Clinical challenge aims to answer the author's unsolved queries, instrument focus tries to update on the less widely available equipment and PG snippet provides important information for post graduates in a concise and condensed form. For decades it has been said that 'publish or perish' and people published with the fear that by not doing so they make go off the radar, but may face critique when they do. The number of papers published would increase their reputation status and in this hurry to publish the quality of the content could have suffered. Lately the trend has been 'publish and flourish'. Though the mood has definitely turned positive, it still remains selfish as one is writing for personal growth rather then advancing the knowledge of the field. We should all progress one step ahead and 'publish with passion'. As doctors we impact thousands of patients and their families with our knowledge and treatments. But our work can be forgotten with the change of generation and the fast moving times. Publishing makes one's legacy permanent. Any published piece of literature especially in the era of Internet becomes a part of history, which is difficult to delete. The larger goal of teaching and sharing knowledge with the colleagues and upcoming members of the field is also accomplished. The analysis of the facts from objective professionals in the field ensures the credibility. I therefore request all the members as well as non member ophthalmologists to dream on and make this prestigious journal even more appreciated for its impact by contributing articles to DJO and therefore benefit the society as a whole.
doi:10.7869/djo.469 fatcat:ktcd65lhivgx5dmaowt4rnzoge