The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences

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The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences (IJCDAS) is published quarterly by the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), University of Delhi, Delhi in association with the National College of Chest Physicians (India). The IJCDAS was founded in the year 1959 by (late) Prof. Raman Vishwanathan, the Founder-Director of the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) as an official publication of the VPCI and the Indian Association for Chest Diseases [renamed as National College of Chest Physicians (India) in 1976]. The journal was published as “Indian Journal of Chest Diseases” from 1959 to 1975 and it was renamed as “Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences” in 1976. Prof. Viswanathan single handedly nurtured this journal to make it an authoritative medical journal in chest medicine. The publication of a journal 50 years ago when there were no computers and other technologies as of today was a Herculean task. It would also have been an uphill task to have quality scientific papers when only very few medical institutions in India were engaged in serious medical research. The first issue of the Indian Journal of Chest Diseases was released in July 1959 under the Chairmanship of Prof. R. Viswanathan. After the demise of Prof. Viswanathan, Prof. Autar Singh Paintal, an eminent physiologist and former Director of VPCI was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal from 1983 to 1998. He continued the tradition set up by Prof. Viswanathan and took this journal to new heights. Dr. V.K. Vijayan was the Editor-in-Chief of this journal from 1999 to June 2011. Prof. S.N. Gaur was the Editor-in-Chief from July 2011 to 20/11/2012 and 01/03/2015 to 31/05/2017. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the Editor-in-Chief from 21/11/2012 to 28/02/2015. Prof. Arunabha Ray became Editor-in-Chief from 01/06/2017 to 31/10/2017. Presently, Prof. Raj Kumar is the Editor-in-Chief from 01/11/2017. Many eminent scientists and clinicians have served as the Editors and Editorial Board Members and Reviewers of the journal and all of them have contributed immensely to the growth of the journal.

IJCDAS has a wide national and international circulation and it covers the Clinical and Experimental work dealing with all aspects of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. It publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Radiology Forum, Case Reports, Short Communications, Book Reviews.


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