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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-96
AJTS and it's legacy of knowledge

Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai – 12, Maharashtra, India

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Date of Web Publication19-Dec-2018

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Sharma J. AJTS and it's legacy of knowledge. Asian J Transfus Sci 2018;12:95-6

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Sharma J. AJTS and it's legacy of knowledge. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 18];12:95-6. Available from:

I would like to begin by commending the founder Editor of Asian Journal of Transfusion Science (AJTS), Dr. Nabajyoti Choudhury, for the initiative and vision to start AJTS Journal in the year 2007 and thereafter the next Editor Dr. Ravneet Kaur Bedi who took this journal forward. The National and International Advisory Board Members have also contributed significantly in maintaining the quality and standards of AJTS Journal.

If we go to the history of this journal, it is the extension of 'Transfusion bulletin' under the banner of Indian Society of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion (ISBTI). The first issue of the Transfusion Bulletin was published in the year 1980 and it disseminated the knowledge of Transfusion Science to all the members of ISBTI. The AJTS Journal started in the year 2007 as an official publication of ISBTI and is a combined publication of ISBTI and ISTM (Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine) since 2012.

AJTS is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original articles, case reports, review articles, special articles, illustrations and letters to the editor on all aspects of Transfusion Medicine. Since the year 2018, this publication has been indexed and abstracted in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The journal is currently indexed with PubMed Central, Scopus, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), ESCI, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed and Web of Science.

I am greatly honored to take on the role as Editor of AJTS Journal. I laud the efforts of the previous editorial teams in getting the journal off to a good start and maintaining high standards and quality thereof. The journal has great potential and is valuable to the society and scientific community. Over the past few years, various efforts have been taken to bring up the quality of the journal.

AJTS Journal focuses on publishing high quality academic articles. While this journal wants to encourage academic endeavor, it welcomes contributions of scientific articles from anywhere in the world. As the Journals moves towards the next stage, we encourage contributors to submit thoughtful articles of an acceptable standard.

For an academic Journal to thrive in today's challenging world, it must add value through quality peer – reviewed studies and reviews as well as thought provoking articles.

The efforts of Editorial Team and the Reviewers have helped to enhance the quality of the articles submitted for publication. We are grateful to all the authors and reviewers to take the journal forward.

Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology

ISBTI is working for promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation and supply safe blood in the country. The Society was established in 1972 at PGI, Chandigarh. The Society has done an admirable job by banning the professional blood donors through judgment of Honorable Supreme Court in 1996; and assisted the Government of India for implementing National Blood Policy and establishing National and State Blood Transfusion Council. The society is registered under the Society Registration Act as a Voluntary Organization.

Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine

ISTM was conceived as a dream in the year 2011 at Bhopal and through the untiring efforts of the revered members. It serves as a platform for the Transfusion Medicine fraternity of our country for scientific discussions, exchange of ideas, teaching and training The society also coordinates with internationally recognized organizations in this field to improve the scientific environment in the field. The society aims to function as an Indian Society for all scientific professionals involved in transfusion medicine and foster scientific investigation, clinical application, education and exchanges of information and ideas, relating to transfusion medicine and allied fields in clinical and laboratory medicine. The society is inclined to develop and publish guidelines and recommendations in the field of transfusion medicine as well.


  • To cultivate Excellence.
  • Observe highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Aspires to have high Impact factor by supporting Research, Advancement of Knowledge and Education.
  • To set publishing standards in conveying the Reader a focused information on theoretical, technical, clinical and research in the field of Transfusion Medicine.
  • To be the most scientific and widely read journal.


The main mission of AJTS is to provide prompt publication of original works of high quality. The manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they report original unpublished works that are not under consideration for publication by another Journal. All the manuscripts submitted to AJTS are subjected to review by two reviewers. All the manuscripts submitted to AJTS are treated in confidence without access to any person other than the editorial board members.

  • To promote and encourage the advancement of scientific research and knowledge in Transfusion Medicine and commitment to Excellence in Research and Education.
  • To value expertise and the full range of skills and disciplines that are needed for the realization of its objectives and mission.
  • Respect for science by recognizing that the origins of evidence lie in responsible research and scientific methods.
  • Commitment to Independence from inappropriate influence, will not be influenced by any considerations that are contrary to the interests and ethics of the Journal.
  • Commitment to integrity, openness, honesty, transparency and accountability which will characterize all its activities.
  • Upgrade awareness among the Transfusion Medicine Fraternity about the latest breakthroughs and emerging opportunities.
  • To present the cutting edge peer reviewed information and advance the field by encouraging Transfusion Medicine Fraternity.
  • Make AJTS journal essential reading for Transfusion Medicine specialists as well as for practitioners whose patients undergo blood transfusion.

On behalf of the newly formed Editorial Board, I extend sincere gratitude to the Authors and Reviewers for their valuable contributions to this issue of AJTS. We look forward to the encouragement, constructive criticisms and support of academicians, researchers and professionals in our incessant effort to strengthen this AJTS Journal.

Correspondence Address:
Jayashree Sharma
Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajts.AJTS_129_18

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