• Ercan Yilmaz
  • Fatih Sendag

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2023;20(4):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present the final issue of 2023. As part of the Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology family, it is important to highlight that a substantial number of studies from the international scientific community are consistently submitted to our journal. Upon closer examination of the articles accepted for publication in this issue, it is evident that the majority of them are of international origin.

As is known, our journal embarked on a renewal process some time ago, and as the editorial team, we would like to provide a brief overview of our progress since then. Notably, the readership of our journal has shown a consistent upward trajectory each year. The number of reads, which stood at 116,894 in 2018, 261,275 in 2019, 294,759 in 2020, 314,882 in 2021, and 377,317 in 2022, is anticipated to reach approximately 420,000 in 2023. Furthermore, the number of citations to our journal was 124 in 2018, 196 in 2019, 314 in 2020, 428 in 2021, and 459 in 2022, which has steadily increased. Concerning the h-index values, we also observe a rise from 4 in 2018 to 6 in 2019, 10 in 2020, 13 in 2021, and 15 in 2022. The discernible trend in the increasing number of reads, citations, and h-index values since 2018 is noteworthy.

In light of these data, it fills us with pride on behalf of the entire journal team to state that our dedicated efforts over the past three years have propelled our scientific publication to great heights, with its international reputation growing steadily.

Looking ahead to 2024, we are committed to continuing our efforts and striving to elevate our scientific publication, a national treasure, to the esteemed position it deserves.

Ercan Yilmaz, Prof. MD
Fatih Sendag, Prof. MD