• Eray Calışkan

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2019;16(2):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Our journal is now included Citefactor database. This database a free site to search and download which in concordance with our journals policy abour free circulation of scientific knowledge. Our 2018 impact factor in Web of Science is 0.376. The monthly view of our journal in PubMed Central has reached to 20 thousand in 2019 which will also help increase visibility of the research published in our journal. We look forward for your best research articles.

Gynecology Masterclass 2019 supported by our society has trained 240 specialists with theoretical lessons, video surgery and cadeveric dissection education. It has participants from five countries other than Turkey which is becoming an international venue to teach surgical anatomy, cosmetic gynecology, urogynecology, radical and reconstructive surgeries, advanced obstetric surgeries, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Our survey showed that more than 75% of the participants begin to apply a new surgical technique and 94% experienced an improvement of their surgical knowledge and technique.

Turkisy Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology decided to form an accreditation council. The aim is to form minimum standarts of obstetrics and gynecology education together with its subspecialities of Perinatology, Gynecological Oncology, Infertility and Urogynecology in accordance with European Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Also the first proficiency test will be held in the 2020 congress of Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Review articles published in our journal will be a source of several questions in our proficiency exam.

All the best.

Eray Calışkan
Editor in Chief