SMDC to publish own peer-reviewed journal soon

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Flying with confidence into the unknown

The Seychelles Medical and Dental Council is to publish its own peer-reviewed journal as from April 2015.

Named Journal of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health, it will be published every four months.

The announcement has been made by the Chairman of SMDC, Dr Bernard Valentin, in a tweet published on Tuesday, 17th February.

“It will be a different kind of journal,” said Dr Valentin in an e-mail to this website.

“It will publish small scale research (micro research) and will be an avenue for our local students to have aspects of their dissertations and theses published at home in Seychelles. It will also open doors and windows for budding researchers!”

The journal expects to fill a void in the health publication landscape in Seychelles.

The only other journal of this kind, the Seychelles Medical and Dental Journal has stopped publication since its last edition in 2003. That journal still remains the property of the Seychelles Medical and Dental Association.

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