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Journal of Head & Neck Physicians and Surgeons, a publication of Foundation For Head & Neck Oncology, India, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at www.jhnps.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Governing Council Members of Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO)

Dr. Subramania Iyer
Professor and Head of Department,
Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery,
School of Medicine, Kochi
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Anil D'Cruz
Professor & Chief,
Department of Head & Neck Surgery,
Tata Memorial Hospital,
Email : [email protected]

Dr. Jyoti Dabholkar
Professor Emeritus
K.E.M Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai 400012.
Ex-President, Foundation of Head Neck Oncology of India.
Consultant, *Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital *St Elizabeth Hospital *ACI Cumbala Hill Hospital *Beach Candy Hospital
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Kaustubh Patel
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, HCG Cancer Centre,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr Kuddush Ahmed
Chief Consultant
ENT-Head and Neck Oncosurgery
Dispur Hospitals & Nightingale Hospital
E-mail- [email protected]

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Web of Science

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

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Ahead of Print policy

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  About the Association

The Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO) is a multi-specialty National Society for Head &Neck Cancer in India. Our membership attracts the entire gamut of medical sub-specialties involved with Head-Neck Cancer including Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Maxillo-facial Surgeons, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Reconstructive Surgeons, Basic Scientists, allied specialties, speech and swallowing therapists.

Head&Neck Cancers are the most prevalent cancers in India and the subcontinent. The FHNO was conceived in 2001 as a national group of clinicians and research scientists active in the specialty who felt the need for an active body to oversee the standards of care, education and research for such a significant health problem of the country.
The three main thrusts of activity of the Foundation have been
  • Establishing uniform and internationally accepted standards of care in head and neck cancers in the country
  • Promoting research programs in clinical and basic sciences
  • Initiating educational activities like structured Oncology training programs and fellowships in head and neck oncology
Since its inception the Foundation has justified these goals to a great extent. These include organizing CME programs and Head-Neck cancer workshops both for higher surgical trainees and practicing head and neck surgeons in different regions of the country. Formal structured training programs for head and neck oncologists have been started and short term training fellowships have been instituted in various cancer centres. To promote research activities, the Foundation has taken a lead in setting up of a national cooperative research group (Head-Neck Co-operative Oncology Group- HNCOG). The Foundation has been having regular annual conferences in different parts of the country, with the participation luminaries in the field of head and neck oncology from across the globe for the past 15 years with the annual meetings attracting over 500 delegates.
Our membership currently includes 800 professionals. We represent the interests of Head&Neck Cancer patients, researchers, and clinicians in India. The FHNO is affiliated to the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS).
  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of head and neck which includes fields of medicine, dentistry and paramedics. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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