• Eray Çalışkan

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2018;15(3):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Our journal has two reviews, nine original articles and two case reports. I believe that they are detailed and original contributions fort he obstetrics and gynecology literature. I would like to thank to the contributors for sharing their knowledge and findings with us.

Also we begin to publish and wellcome research on sexual medicine and cosmetic gynecological surgery both of which are taboo in our country. Although some clearly oppose genial aesthetic procedures increasing demand also necessitate clear evidence. Long term results and complications of the proposed procedures on the female genitalia.

Our society and journal is also suporting the research on improving resident and postgraduate education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Many new procedures, new biomechanical tools aid used in our dailly practice but adoption of these by the residents and specialists in the field should be fast and standardized. This mandates research on medical education, to publish learning curves of emerging procedures for both decreasing possible patient harm and to improve licensing for different procedures. Any research in this area are wellcomed by the editorial board.

There is increasing number of scientific journals in our country. A total of 426 journals are included in Turkish Citation Index. Despite this vast number of journals only 50 of them are indexed by SCI-expanded(1). Even the journals included in SCI-expanded the highest impact factor by 2017 was 1.6(2). In order to improve our journals reputation we look forward for any high impact original research.

Thanks in advance.


Eray Çalışkan

Editor in Chief

  1. Asan A. International Journal Indexes, Importance and Status of Turkey Journals: Part 2: Situation of Turkey. Acta Medica Alanya 2017;1:43-54.
  2. Asan A. Türk dergilerinin Web of Science’teki yeri, impakt faktör (etki faktörü) ve H indeks. 2013:53-74.