Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief: The Inaugural Issue of the PSM
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Iqbal, M.N., 2020. Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief: The Inaugural Issue of the PSM. The PSM., 1(1): 1-3.
Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the PSM. The PSM is peer-reviewed, open access, multidisciplinary, international journal that welcomes submissions from all fields of science and from any source. With its broad scope bridging (yet not limited to) Agriculture, Biology, Biochemical Sciences, Energy, Environment, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Life Science, Technology, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology, Medicine, Public Health, Veterinary Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences, the journal is dedicated to a challenge rather than to a topic or an intersection of topics.
The PSM aims to provide a cross-disciplinary and international forum for researchers to disseminate innovative research and engineering practices. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research. We aspire to establish the PSM as the flagship journal with a focus on innovations in risk management and scientific applications as well as new materials, new technologies, and new perspectives. As emerging technologies advance at an exponential rate, it is now imperative that we begin thinking about how scientific technologies will interact with and impact society in different areas of daily life and at different levels of society.
All manuscripts will go through a rigorous yet relatively rapid peer-review process, which translates to benefits such as timeliness of publication, widespread dissemination, high visibility, and likelihood of high citations and broader impacts. We seek to present the cutting-edge innovations and/or latest insights and strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence for the PSM.
The PSM is published by Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), which was founded in January 2015. Since then, PSM has become one of the nation’s largest student-run organization dedicated to produce and distribute scientific and research literature for the progress of science and the benefit of society. PSM is publishing six open access journals covering basic and clinical research subjects across the life sciences and related scientific areas. Establishing this journal was the natural next step as we continue to foster accessible discourse on implementation of scientific research across various disciplines of science. By creating a platform for publishing thoughtful and engaging articles on multidisciplinary scientific research, the PSM hopes to further solidify and develop the already strong relationship between the journal and the PSM scientific community.
The emphasis will be on publishing high-quality articles, including original research papers, research notes, and reviews—all of which contribute to advancing the knowledge base of scientific research and bridging the gaps between different disciplines of science. The journal may also publish abstracts, proceedings, supplements, perspectives, and editorials. The journal welcomes submissions that offer significant value or new knowledge related to all areas of science. Any papers that you wish to submit, either individually or co-operatively, are much appreciated and will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal.
As the founding Editor-in-Chief, I am deeply grateful to my wonderful team of Editors and Advisors, for without them, this journal could have never become a reality. Within our Advisory Board, we have assembled a multidisciplinary and international panel representing diverse fields, disciplines, and companies. All of our Advisory Board members were carefully chosen as leaders in their respective fields to serve as our peer reviewers, who along with our Editorial Board, are responsible for selecting and publishing articles that are groundbreaking, academically rigorous, and of the highest quality. I would also like to thank our authors for their excellent works and exceptional contributions. Together, we are all dedicated to advancing the newly established multidisciplinary journal with groundbreaking knowledge and understanding. It is with great hope and optimism that we publish this new journal to elevate and synthesize academic discourse on multidisciplinary academic research.
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I hope readers make good use of this journal and start some meaningful discussions, debates, and collaborations. The Editorial Board of the PSM welcomes your contributions and looks forward to many years of fruitful research to come. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the associate editors, editorial board members, peer reviewers, contributing authors, and many others for making the PSM and this first issue possible.