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The Indian Society of Cleft Lip Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies was founded at Mumbai by the joint efforts of various senior specialists dealing with various clinical aspects of management of various congenital anomalies seen in the Craniofacial regions. The Society had been registered vide registration no F-27539 at Mumbai. The office of the Society moves along with the Hon. Secretary of the Society. The council is the administrative wing of ISOT. Indian journal of transplantation (IJT) is the official journal of ISOT.
Clefts are complex conditions having a wide range of associated problems that affect not only the patients but also everyone around them in myriad ways. Hence, there is a necessity for varied medical specialties to be involved in facing these challenges. The multidisciplinary team consists of surgeon, pediatrician, various dental specialists, speech pathologist, and psychologist. The number of specialties involved in the treatment of clefts has been growing as we uncover new facets of problems associated with oro-craniofacial clefts.
The society aims to bring all the various specialties involved in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies under one umbrella so as to allow free exchange of scientific knowledge and technical co-operation between various clinicians involved in the treatment of these anomalies. The society also works to promote research into various aspects of cleft care and provides the practitioners a unified platform to share the new insights gained. To this end, the Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies provides a level field for researchers, as well as to serve as a unified repository of knowledge native to our part of the world and the rest of the developing world.
ISCLP&CA also works to improve the awareness and information available to the general public regarding the treatments available for the Clefts & Craniofacial Anomalies. The society accepts grants, donations and endowment and institutes awards, fellowships, scholarships, grants, stipends, remuneration to the students, deserving members and the research scholars to enable them to undertake education, patient care and research. For more information visit www.isclpca.org
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Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, a publication of Indian Society of Cleft Lip Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.jclpca.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. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Rare clefts, Facial anomalies, Cranial anomalies, Congenial deformities of craniofacial region, Secondary problems associated with these anomalies, Epidemiology, psychosocial aspects, surgery, management, investigations, rehabilitation and many more... Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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