The International Journal of Anaplastology has been established with the profound belief that a global peer reviewed journal, indexed by Medicus, is essential to the developmental status of anaplastology as a profession. Manuscripts relating to anaplastology are consistently being submitted to a disparate group of overlapping medical journals. Research data and advances in the field are mostly being missed by those who would benefit the most. The IJA provides a platform to culminate the knowledge of anaplastology into one unique resource.