Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
: 2006  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 3-

A Beginning

Suresh Sankhla 
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Just like the other medical fields, the speciality of neurosurgery is also growing rapidly. As it becomes increasingly subspecialized, it is incumbent upon practitioners in its various subspecialities to provide advanced knowledge and general guidelines in the literature that allow most neurosurgeons to keep up-to-date in speciality neurosurgical practice. Pediatric neurosurgery is now a well- established subspeciality, in which advances in technique and technology are ever increasing. A focused and updated literature is therefore the need of the hour to catch up with this constantly expanding field. While general progress in pediatric neurosurgery in India is by all means at par with rest of the world, it is irony that there is no scientific journal or text devoted to pediatric neurosurgery in this part of the world and our own text devoted to pediatric neurosurgery is rather scanty and inadequate. The Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences is an earnest effort to fill this void with the ultimate aim of promoting this discipline of neurological surgery in India by providing a forum to share knowledge in research, academics and technology pertinent to the specialized problems in children. This quarterly publication is the official journal of the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, to which we are immensely grateful for its constant efforts and support to make this journal a reality. We are delighted to present the first issue of Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences.

The editorial board with members from various disciplines and geographical regions is committed to work together to acquire and maintain high standards of this journal. We have tried to involve colleagues from our allied fields of pediatric neurology, pediatric oncology, pediatric radiology, neuropathology, pediatric anesthesia and pediatric medicine as contributors to this scientific endeavour and hope that this collective effort succeeds in providing a sound basis for understanding and management of neurosurgical problems in the pediatric population. Along with the print version, the journal will also be made available as full text on the World Wide Web ( The contents of the journal will be accessible to all readers free on website. On-line submission and editorial review will be preferred and encouraged in order to facilitate submission of high quality articles from all parts of the world.

There are several controversial issues in pediatric neurosurgery; most of them have been written about by many hands and in many forms in the Western literature. In this issue, we intend to look at some of these topics in a slightly different, hopefully freshened, light. In addition to the outstanding articles by some of the distinguished authors, this issue also contains abstracts of the 16th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, going to be held in New Delhi on 7 November 2005. We sincerely thank the executive committee of the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the organizing committee of the 16th Annual Conference for providing the text materials (abstracts) for publication in this journal. We will maintain this tradition in the future and include abstracts of the annual meetings in the September issue each year.

Finally, we invite your input and active participation, and look forward to receiving your continuing support.