The main purpose of the present research work is to undertake a comprehensive study of IJMR
journal literature to examine the quantum of research activities of the field, its growth, characteristics of the literature, and relationship between different components of MIS literature in terms of output and impact.
The Central Research Institute, Kasauli opened in 1906 under the Directorship of Lt Col Sir David Semple, provided accommodation for the library and central stores of the IRFA and for the office of the Indian Journal of Medical Research and the Director of the Institute continued to be the Editor of the IJMR
for quite some time.
To maximise the interest and use of this edition of IJMR
, we have tried to provide a range of papers, some purely methodological, some substantive.
The pages of IJMR
cannot perhaps do full justice to the visual perception of Victoria's presentation, but with the help of a real life case study, her suggestions come through loud and clear.
by providing a deeper understanding of consumers' motivations' (see review IJMR
, 42, 2, 2000).
What is more, journals like the IJMR
expect all authors to sign and also provide the 'contributorship' statement.
This special edition of IJMR
is dedicated to pharmaceutical market research.
This issue of IJMR
thus demonstrates the ubiquitous nature of our Journal, in that it includes general contributions relating to the fundamental positioning of the Market Research Industry, as well as papers dealing with important specialist areas.
Realizing an immediate importance of HPV vaccine in India and to understand the pros and cons of the vaccine implementation programme and to generate knowledge and awareness, this special issue of IJMR
with articles from reputed scientists and clinicians of India and abroad working in the field of cervical cancer and HPV vaccine has been brought out.
So, it will be interesting to see, when the next IJMR
special edition on B2B research appears, how this debate has gone.
In a previous paper, which received the Silver Medal for the best paper published in IJMR
, Humphrey Taylor described an approach to this problem.
An editorial in IJMR
in 2005 had strongly argued why and how India should prepare to face a pandemic of influenza (1).