Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
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Editorial - (2020)Volume 8, Issue 4

Journey of Probiotics and Health in the year 2020

Sanjay Patole*
*Correspondence: Sanjay Patole, Department of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Australia, Email:

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On behalf of the Board of Journal of Probiotics and Health (JPH), I am glad to present the Volume 8, Issue 4 of the journal. The journal established in September 2013 has now published 24 issues with three issues in a year. Articles published in our journal are getting more citations and exposure all around the world. All these are promising signs. We could reach this stage through the constant support of Board Members and intellectual generosity of the readers and contributors (authors and reviewers). One of the objectives of this journal is to encourage publication from different streams of research that helps to enrich further the discourse on probiotics.

First and foremost, I express heartfelt appreciation to all authors and reviewers of the 8th year of Journal of Probiotics and Health on behalf of the entire editorial board and the publisher. It was with the mere co-operation, enthusiasm, and spirit of the authors and reviewers we could make a grand success.

Readers can particularly notice progress made in this direction through the special issue which is emerging as an important section of this journal. We take this opportunity to thank the authors/ publishers for sending their knowledgeable articles. Special issue has been released last month which is being handled by Dr. Kayode Adu, one of the Chief Editor of this journal. I am sure with his efforts the journal will be able to strengthen the links between gut microbiome and others recent trends in probiotics.

As our readers know, JPH is the most preferred and highly accessed Journal in the field of gut and probiotics. The Journal is indexed in Google scholar, Index Copernicus and Scholar among many other reputed scientific databases. At many instances’ members of the editorial board also prefer to submit their articles. Such practice is common in other reputed specialty Journals. In fact, journal encourages editorial board members to actively contribute. All scientific manuscripts including editorials are subjected to peer review. Journal follows a double-blind peer review process where identity of authors and reviewers is not revealed to each other. The review generally involves two to six subject experts. The editorial team consisting of associate editors and assistant editors are involved in the entire article cycle starting from submission to final recommendation. The entire review process is carefully structured so as to minimize possibility of bias.

Journal of Probiotics and Health is the field dealing with Probiotics, gastrointestinal infections, gut-microbiota, study of impact of microflora on health, and its role in control of diseases, digestive system & microbes, fermentation process, etc.,

We are seeking to increase the number of quality manuscripts submitted to JPH by providing frequent and targeted communication to interested authors about the journal. We will use both traditional methods (e.g., contact at professional association meetings) and emerging methods (e.g., social media and e-mail lists) to reach potential authors.

The goal of increasing the number of quality submissions relates to another goal, the inclusion of JHP in pertinent databases and indexing systems. For example, Google Scholar requires that a journal publish at least 100 articles in the past 5 years to be included as a journal in the system. To clarify, JPH individual articles are already indexed in Google Scholar and have citation details.

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Sanjay Patole*
1Department of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway,6009 Perth, Australia

Citation: Patole S (2020) Journey of Probiotics and Health in the year 2020. J Prob Health. 8:e126. DOI: 10.35248/2329-8901.20.8:e126.

Received: 23-Oct-2020 Accepted: 06-Nov-2020 Published: 13-Nov-2020 , DOI: 10.35248/2329-8901.20.8:e126

Copyright: © 2020 Patole S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.