Dear Readers,

On behalf of IAOMP, the Editorial Board, and the Editorial Team of our journal, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous year ahead.It is indeed my privilege to take over as editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal JOMFP and I would like to congratulate the out-going editor-in-chief, Dr.Radhika for her untiring efforts and wish her luck in all her future endeavours.

I shall assure all our readers that our consistent efforts will be aimed towards increasing the visibility, impact, editorial cycle time, citations, and the overall quality of our journals. We very much look forward to strengthening the reputation of our publications, and we want to attract more higher-quality submissions. I hope our readers and patrons share a similar vision, and we look forward to a productive, challenging, and a successful 2017 ahead. In the spirit of continuous improvement, any constructive input on streamlining our processes is very welcome. For this purpose we are incorporating a link on the journal’s website where our patrons can directly post their queries or opinions and we shall make sure that their queries are replied as soon as possible through e-mail.

The most frequent complaint by our readers is that they are not receiving their copy of journal at their residential address. The root of this problem lies in unavailability of proper or updated addresses, so I request all the life members of IAOMP to please update their address in the link provided below, so that we can send your copies at your residential address.

My joy comes from having the opportunity to collaborate with some highly respected members of IAOMP and I hope you will enjoy reading the future issues of JOMFP, as much as I will enjoy working on them.

Editor-in- chief
Dr. Smitha. T