We present the second issue of volume 25 (May 2009) of Turkish Journal of Pathology, the
offi cial journal of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies. We are proud to announce
that our journal is indexed by TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM and EBSCO. Procedures for registration
to other databases and evaluation processes are in progress.
As you will notice, we have made some changes new to this issue. Among them are included
journal size, print and image format (e.g., fonts, and color fi gures) which we think you will
enjoy as well as “Aims and Scope” and “Instructions for Authors” sections. In addition, an
international editorial board in which the native members are elected according to the data
obtained from ISI Web of Science citation index has been established. At certain intervals new
members may be added to this board aft er reconsideration.
This issue will be posted approximately to 1200 addresses in Turkey, as well as 120 physicians
from 36 in other countries. As a qualifi ed journal in the country and close region, our purpose
is to be an ultimate source of information with each section drawing great attention. With
your support and contributions, we feel no doubt to achieve this goal. Our confi dence in the
future is strengthened by your contributions to our journal.
For further inquiries and correspondence, you may visit the journal's renewed web site,
www.turkjpath.org Much work is being carried out to make previous issues from 1985, the
fi rst publication year, to 2000 available online at the web site. In addition, a questionnaire
which will be useful in guiding future studies in the fi eld has also been prepared. Filling this
questionnaire available at the web site of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies (www.
turkjpath.org) will help us to determine your prospective expectations about the journal. We
think your suggestions about all aspects of the journal will be valuable for us to achieve the
better and the best.
Finally, I wish to thank to all who expended a lot of effort in accomplishing the current
journal standards. I gratefully acknowledge Professor Arzu Sungur M.D., the President of
the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies, and administrative board members. I also
owe thanks to Professor Işın Kılıçaslan M.D., the former Editor-in-chief, and to all editors,
editorial board members, and authors.
With my best wishes
Professor Şükrü Oğuz ÖZDAMAR, M.D.