Indian Journal of Urology
: 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 288--289

Responsible authorship

Anup Mohta 
 Department of Pediatric surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi - 110 031, India

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Anup Mohta
Department of Pediatric surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi - 110 031

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Mohta A. Responsible authorship.Indian J Urol 2011;27:288-289

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While the editorial board of a Journal does its best for maintaining standards of the contents of the Journal, authors also have the responsibility to give the data in the correct form. This includes information on the name and affiliation of the authors.

In the July-September 2010 issue of Indian Journal of Urology, two articles have been published in the Uroscan section. It is believed that the third author (presumably the senior author) is the same. However, in the first article, [1] the name of the senior author is given as SN Shankhwar while in the second article, [2] the name is given as Satyanarayan Sankhwar. It is noticed that the first name has been given in the abbreviated form in the first article while the spelling of the surname is different in the two papers.

A random search of Pubmed [3] showed that the author is listed differently as Shankhwar SN, Sankhwar S and Sankhwar SN. This not only causes confusion amongst the readers/researchers, it also does not correctly reflect the citations of the author in Pubmed or any other index.

This observation has been noticed with many other authors too in Indian as well as in International journals.

It is suggested that the authors should use the same format of the name for submitting manuscripts for publication. It is also recommended that the names of the institutes should be given in complete instead of abbreviations as these may not be known to international readers of the Journal.


1Dwivedi AK, Goel A, Shankhwar SN. Human alpha-lactalbumin made lethal to tumors: Can it be a new intravesical therapy for bladder cancer? Indian J Urol 2010;26:464-5. Available from: 2010/26/3/464/70601. [Last cited on 2010 Dec 6].
2Singh D, Vasudeva P, Sankhwar S. Shortcomings of current TNM classification of carcinoma penis. Indian J Urol 2010;26:468-9. Available from: [Last cited on 2010 Dec 6].
3Pubmed. Available from: [Last cited on 2010 Dec 6].