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  About the Journal

National Journal of Clinical Anatomy(NJCA) is an official publication of The Society of Clinical Anatomists (SOCA), India with more than 1650 members. The journal is double-blinded peer-reviewed, Open Access, and publishes quarterly (print + online). With the support of editorial team members, we intend to establish a high-quality, refereed journal of CLINICAL ANATOMY. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.njca.info. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

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National Journal of Clinical Anatomy(NJCA) is an official publication of The Society of Clinical Anatomists (SOCA), India with more than 1650 members. The journal is double-blinded peer-reviewed, Open Access, and publishes quarterly (print + online). With the support of editorial team members, we intend to establish a high-quality, refereed journal of CLINICAL ANATOMY. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.njca.info. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

 About the Society

The Society of Clinical Anatomists [SOCA] is dedicated to the furthering of knowledge in the field of Clinical Based Anatomy. The members of SOCA aim to bridge the gap between the Anatomists and the Clinicians and to explore new dimensions in Clinical Anatomy.

The Society of Clinical Anatomists was founded on 19th of July, 2011 by Nine Clinical Anatomists from Salem and one Clinical Anatomist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India who all had signed as the members of the First Governing Body in the registered Memorandum of Association (By-laws Document).

The Society of Clinical Anatomists was registered with Registrar of Societies at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India under TN Societies Registration Act 1975. The Regn. no. of SOCA: 168/2011, Salem (West) dated 19th of July, 2011.

The number of life members in SOCA: 1654 as on 01st of August, 2020.

SOCA was inaugurated on 9th of June, 2012 at Hotel Ashok Residency in front of Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai by the eminent Clinical Anatomist, Dr.Sudha Seshayyan who is the present (2020) Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The Society Journal of SOCA, National Journal of Clinical Anatomy (NJCA) was started in January, 2012 at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India by the efforts of Dr.N.Muthukumaravel who was the Founder Editor-in-Chief of NJCA. He indexed the Journal in Index Copernicus International and IndMed.

The following nine National Conferences of SOCA had been organized so far by the following Clinical Anatomists as Organizing Secretaries:

Sl.no.

Name of Conference

Place

Organizing Secretary

1

SOCA 2012

Chennai

Dr.Gunapriya Raghunath

2

SOCA 2013

Salem

Dr.N.Muthukumaravel

3

SOCA 2014

Pondicherry

Dr.M.Sivakumar

4

SOCA 2015

Coimbatore

Dr.D.Ravichandran

5

SOCA 2016

Amritsar

Dr.Anupama Mahajan

6

SOCA 2017

Belagavi

Dr.Daksha Dixit

7

SOCA 2018

Bhopal

Dr.Bertha Rathinam

8

SOCA 2019

Chennai

Dr.T.Vijaya Sagar

9

SOCA 2020

Ahmedabad

Dr.Jitendra P Patel

OBJECTIVE of SOCA: To promote professional development and to foster exchange of ideas among clinical anatomists and clinicians belonging to all fields of Medicine.

OFFICE BEARERS:

President

M SIVAKUMAR
Professor &Head of Anatomy
Dean (Academics), JIPMER Karaikal
JIPMER, Puducherry, India
sivakumar96@yahoo.com

General Secretary

N MUTHUKUMARAVEL
Professor & Head of Anatomy
Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College and Hospital
Puducherry, India.
muthukumaravelsoca@yahoo.in

Editor-In-Chief

KUMAR SATISH RAVI
Professor (Additional) of Anatomy
Ex. Sub Dean (Academics) & Assistant Dean (Academics)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
drksravi.jipmer@gmail.com

Treasurer

M KAVIMANI
Professor & Head of Anatomy
Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai
Tamilnadu, India.
dr.kavimani@gmail.com

  Scope of the journal

The National Journal of Clinical Anatomy (NJCA) is an official quarterly publication of the Society of Clinical Anatomists in India with more than 1650 members. The journal is double-blinded peer-reviewed, Open Access, and publishes quarterly.

It was conceptualized to provide an international platform for interaction and exchange of ideas, opinions, innovations, and research on different topics of human anatomy and anatomy education to enhance and update the knowledge of anatomy. NJCA publishes studies covering clinical anatomy, gross anatomy, microanatomy, histochemistry, developmental anatomy, cytogenetics, neuroanatomy, radiological anatomy, anthropology, morphology, human evolution, and medical education. The Journal accepts manuscript in the form of original research articles, review articles, case reports, case series, brief communications, and letter to the editor.

  • Gross Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy, Surgical Anatomy, Anthropological Anatomy, Surface and Functional Anatomy
  • Microscopic anatomy: Histology and Ultra-structure of Cells and Tissues, Molecular Aspects of Cell and Tissues
  • Studies in Osteology and Radiology with anatomical correlations
  • Developmental Anatomy and Neuroanatomy or neurosciences
  • Medical Strategies in Anatomy, Medical Education, and other Human Anatomy related subjects

The manuscripts/ studies of the following areas will be considered for publication:

Manuscripts submitted to NJCA should describe novel results generated by experiments or studies with clearly defined aims or hypotheses.

Abstracting and Indexing: DOAJ, EBSCO, ProQuest

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