• Eray Çalışkan

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2021;18(1):0-0

Dear Colleques,

Covid pandemic influenced every aspect of scientific publishing. The number of outpatient admissions decreased, all efforts and funds are focused on Covid patients in many areas. Despite these changes article submissions to our journal “Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology” increased by 25%. Due to the limited number of pages we can publish our rejection rate became 68%.

The editorial board of our journal has reshuffled. After an Editorial Board meeting eight years ago, we decided to nominate experts of H index 10 or more to become Editorial board members after they served as reviewer for at least one year for the journal. Among the Editorial Board members we nominate those with H index 15 or more to be section Editors and those with h index 20 or more to be editors. If Editors have fewer time to spent for the journal they exchange with equally qualified Editorial Board members. I hope this healthy scientific competition lasts for many years.

Here are some figures about our journal and home page of the journal. Monthly web page visits are about 45 thousand. Monthly article download is more than 25 thousand. Top rated articles were cited 9 times in the preceding two years. Citations were from more than 10 different countries. The citations per year has increased 20 fold in the last four years and exceeded 260 per year. Our calculated unofficial Impact Factor became 1.1.

In 2021 an Education series will be recorded at the time of masterclasses endorsed by Turkish society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The target population will be residents and specialists in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

I would like to thank to all the contributors in this success story.

Best regards,

Eray Çalışkan
Editor in Chief