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2008 is the golden jubilee year for the journal. Though it took birth in 1949 as “Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry” under the editorship of Dr. N. N. De, officially it became “Indian Journal of Psychiatry” in 1958 during the editorship of Dr. L. P. Verma. It is a proud moment for our society on the one hand - as IJP has served as a mouthpiece holding aloft the flag of our society - its mind, attitude and character! It is also a time for introspection to harness our energy to reach much greater height! There is no dearth of talent. It has been handled by stalwarts who have left the mark - individually, professionally and socially! The names of the distinguished past editors reads like who's who of the society and our reverence is due for them. We mentioned in great detail the proposed changes for our journal and many aspects are in place. The website and online editorial processes - submission, review and publication-are getting strengthened. The inauguration of the new website www.indianjpsychiatry.org was made by our distinguished president Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy on April 15, 2007 at Kolkata, where in addition many things were proposed and approved at the EC meeting. I am placing the points discussed there and certain new suggestions received in due course-for widest dissemination to garner as many new ideas as possible!
Some of the proposals for the golden jubilee celebration of the journal are entered here for your kind attention, thoughts and suggestions:
In the meantime, the supplement of IJP should have reached by now. This issue should be in your hand before June. 49(3) is scheduled for release in July 2007 with a special feature on U.G. Psychiatric education. Happy reading!