Presenting the first issue of volume 27 of Turkish Journal of Pathology in 2011, I would like to share briefly the
things we have lived together in the last two years and also some recent developments.
You all know the changes we made in the publication format of Turkish Journal of Pathology (color printing,
page layout, aims and scope, information for authors, editorial board, international editorial board, biostatistics
consultancy, redaction committee, web site, and etc.) since I took up the position of Editor-in-chief in February
2009. In addition, dates of print envisaged in the publication plans have carefully been adhered. In 2010, the
policy of publishing at least 50 articles including at least 50% research articles was implemented and at least
70% percent of articles were given support for English publication in order to provide a wider range of citation.
As you will readily notice all articles in this current issue are in English.
In December 2010, we received the result of the application we made to “Thomson Reuters/Science Citation
Index” in May 2009. Accordingly, it became clear that our journal is still not at the desired level in terms of
some standards such as being at cutting edge of knowledge in the field of pathology, use of up-to-date and most
recent references, and citations of published articles and that in this context more work is needed. In addition
to our other goals, publishing qualified articles as well as articles from different countries should be among
our priorities. I do believe that the use of solely English expressions (as you know all statements in our journal
are bilingual!) will improve understanding of our journal at international level and this will also simplify the
coverage of the journal.
Being prepared for the publication of this issue, we have learnt that the result of the evaluation of our journal by
“U.S. National Library of Medicine/MEDLINE” will be submitted by February 2011. Regardless of the results,
our efforts on becoming a better scientific journal must continue without a break.
As of January 2011, Turkish Journal of Pathology which had not been indexed by any indexes until February
2009 is now indexed by SCOPUS, INDEX COPERNICUS, EBSCO, DOAJ, NEWJOUR, TUBITAK/ULAKBIM,
Turk Medline, and Turkiye Citation Index.
For their contribution to our work during this period, on behalf of the Editorial Board I thank our associate
editors Dr. Bilge Bilgiç, and Dr. Ali Rıza Kandiloğlu who resigned because of their excuses. I wish success
in their tasks to our associate editors, Dr. Funda Demirağ, Dr. Sergülen Dervişoğlu, Dr. Mine Güllüoğlu and
Dr. Selda Seçkin, appointed by the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies.
I gratefully acknowledge all who contribute to achieve the current level of our journal; former presidents of
Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies, Dr. Sıtkı Tuzlalı and Dr. Arzu Ruacan; members of the administrative
board; former editors and former Editor-in-chief, Dr. Işın Kılıçaslan; all editors and associate editors; members
of the advisory committee and authors; Dr. Ergun Karaağaoğlu and his team; my distinguished friends with
whom we shared a common fate in pre-release redaction processes and in application processes for international
indexes, Aytaç Yıldızeli, and Dr. Aydın Yuluğ, and Dr. Burak Bahadır, Dr. Sibel Bektaş, Dr. Havva Gökçe, and
Dr. Banu Gün from our Pathology Department; Canan Akkoç, Çiğdem Eratak and Aylin Gökduman from
Pleksus; publishing manager Can Kangal, graphics designer Betül Kartal, technical operators Sedat Şenöter,
İlyas Köksal and Kaan Köksal, and publishing secretaries Gamze Deliktaş, and Sevda Liman from Buluş Design
I believe that with the support of the Federation, future editor-in-chiefs and colleagues, Turkish Journal of
Pathology will further strengthen and Turkish Pathology will reach to the international level it deserves.
With my best regards,
Professor Şükrü Oğuz ÖZDAMAR, M.D.