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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Change: A constant

Department of Surgery, Paediatric Surgery Unit, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication2-Feb-2021

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Adesoji O Ademuyiwa
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, PMB 12003, Idi Araba, Lagos
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DOI: 10.4103/jcls.jcls_4_21

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Ademuyiwa AO. Change: A constant. J Clin Sci 2021;18:1-2

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Ademuyiwa AO. Change: A constant. J Clin Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 26];18:1-2. Available from: https://www.jcsjournal.org/text.asp?2021/18/1/1/308598

”Change is inevitable. Change is a constant” – Benjamin Disraeli

The only constant thing in life is change. Change through growth or through aging. Change in time or in season. Changes in status or in fortune. Change always happen.

The month of January is a unique one bringing with it a new year. It usually ushers in new hopes, aspirations, and ambitions for the year. One prominent change that has happened in the Journal of Clinical Sciences is the migration to a new platform. The journal manuscript submission system remains with Journal on Web, Medknow a publishing outfit with over 400 journals in its stable. However, from this month, the manuscript submission link has changed from www.journalonweb.com/jcls to www.jow.medknow.com. The new platform has come with new features and it is also user-friendly. Authors are encouraged to visit the platform and familiarize themselves with its features. Authors who want to submit fresh manuscript cannot do so through the old link, however, those whose manuscripts are still being reviewed can check the progress of their manuscript using the old link until all the manuscript has been migrated to the new platform.

For the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, once every 2 years or as it usually is, once in every 4 years, there is a transfer of the baton of leadership from one Provost to another. In that respect, for us, this January is special as in addition, the Faculty Deans are also being elected including the Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, the owners of the Journal of Clinical Sciences.

It is a pleasure to welcome our new Dean in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences – Prof. Folasade Bolanle Akinsola, a Professor of Ophthalmology to the helms of affair of the faculty and wishing her a success in this new capacity. Prof. Akinsola is not new to workings of the faculty and the journal as she was, for several years, the Chairman of the Faculty Conference and Gathering Committee – perhaps the most prominent committee in the faculty in charge of research conference and output of the faculty. The board also congratulates Dr. Thomas Olajide who comes in as the new Sub-Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Olajide is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery.

Furthermore, the journal's Editorial Board congratulates our new Provost, a bona fide member of the faculty – Prof. David Wale Oke, a Professor of Cardiology from the Department of Medicine. Professor Oke is an erudite scholar and astute administrator whose services were borrowed by a sister University Teaching Hospital – the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he served as the Chief Medical Director meritoriously for 8 years. We are confident that the new hands on the block will bring lots of progress to both the Faculty and College.

With equal enthusiasm, the Editorial Board of the journal wishes to congratulate the immediate past Dean and a former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Professor Joseph Dada Adeyemi, a Professor of Psychiatry. I must acknowledge the immense contributions of Prof. Adeyemi to the success of the journal which he steered the affairs for over a decade. During his tenure, the journal transited from manual submission to online platform while the journal became indexed on some platforms. We wish Prof. Adeyemi success in his future endeavors. The Editorial Board also congratulates the immediate past Sub-Dean of the faculty – Dr. Vincent Osunkalu, an Associate Professor of Haematology – for his services to the faculty.

In the same vein, the journal editors congratulate the immediate past Provost Prof. Folabi Ebun Lesi, who happens to have been a former Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences during whose tenure the journal also made significant and tremendous progress. We wish him success in his future endeavors.

In this issue of the journal, Belie et al. from Lagos looked at the pediatric hand injuries in their center over 5 years. They highlighted that burns injury is the most common and fractures are less common. They also described treatment options with illustrative pictures. In a review paper, Afolaranmi from the University of Ibadan mentored by colleagues from the University of Lagos discussed the need for inclusion of genomics to undergraduate medical education and curriculum. They suggested different ways in which this can be achieved. Another interesting paper by Giri et al. from the Department of Practice of Medicine, Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Government of West Bengal, looked at having a local adaptation on the Quality-of-Life Questionnaire for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for the local population. The issue also has some interesting case reports on treatment of aneurysms and uterine inversion with essential lessons to learn.

Finally, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year.


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