We are pleased to present the latest issue of 2017, which includes valuable studies.
There has been important changes in our Journal within last year. First of all, we started to publish our Journal entirely in English. In the meantime, we expanded and strengthened the editorial board by including competent scientists from all over the world.
To improve the quality of our Journal, we requested from our esteemed colleagues to submit their articles. I have to express with pleasure that the interest you have shown to this invitation and the support you provided are worthy of respect.
These improvements had an impact almost immediately, and the number of citations our journal received increased in each issue. In parallel, the ranking of our Journal has increased among the international surgery journals that are indexed in Web of Science.
I would like to express my gratitude to the researchers who have submitted their articles to our Journal, to our referees who have evaluated the manuscripts with great attention, to our staff, and to our editor Prof. Dr. Can ATALAY and assistant Editor Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlhan ECE for their contributions.
I hope that 2018 brings peace and happiness to all humanity.
Prof. Mustafa ŞAHİN
Editor in chief