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World J Methodol. Sep 26, 2011; 1(1): 1-3
Published online Sep 26, 2011. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Methodology?
Yicheng Ni
Yicheng Ni, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Author contributions: Ni Y solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Yicheng Ni, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. yicheng.ni@med.kuleuven.be
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Received: August 31, 2011
Revised: September 1, 2011
Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published online: September 26, 2011

Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, all the authors and readers for launching the World Journal of Methodology (WJM) as a new member of the World series journal family! Scientific advances and important breakthroughs have been facilitated by well developed methodologies or techniques and any misleading findings and theories are exclusively attributable to certain methodological defects. Thus, the role of appropriate methodologies in the development of science and technology cannot be overemphasized and the need for inaugurating this new journal is self-evident. The WJM is a peer-reviewed open-access periodical centered in biomedical sciences but with multidisciplinary coverage. If you want to share any new methodologies, any experiences of the application or improvement of such methodologies and any methodology-related academic issues with your peers, you will find the WJM a good media to publish your papers!

Keywords: Methodology, Biomedical sciences, Peer-reviewed, Open-access, Journal