We have very good news regarding the Journal’s performance. It is my great pleasure to inform you that the recently announced “Citescore 2019” of the Turkish Journal of Surgery has increased to 1.0, which is considerably higher than the previous scores. The Journal is now ranked in the 35% percentile. I would rather consider it as the beginning of a new era for the Turkish Journal of Surgery. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all the authors and reviewers of the journal, all prior editorial teams, the Turkish Surgical Society, especially our coordinator Dr. Özmen, co- editors Dr. Demirkan and Dr. Ulaş, statistical editors Dr. Güner and Dr. Karanlık, all editorial assistants, and the team members of Bilimsel Tıp Kitabevi and Yazılım Parkı for the great support and the productive teamwork. I am absolutely persuaded that Turkish Journal of Surgery will find its place – undoubtedly with your valuable contributions - among the prominent journals in the surgical field.
Now, you have the third issue of 2020 of the Turkish Journal of Surgery in your hands. This issue addresses a various group of articles that offer something of interest to our diverse readership. These topics include transplantation radiology, endocrine surgery, biliary surgery, proctology, laparoscopic hernia surgery and breast surgery. Moreover there are also some uncommon case reports, which can be very interesting to read.
As the official journal of the Turkish Surgical Society, we feel responsible to open our pages to selected national consensus reports. In this issue, you may find details on the National Consensus of the Turkish Federation of the National Societies for Breast Diseases. Emiroğlu et al. inform about the suggestions on oncoplastic breast conserving surgery in Turkey (1).
Another interesting article of a multinational team from Germany, Switzerland and Sweden is about pilonidal sinus surgery. Doll et al. present their findings about their literature research and conclude that Turkey is the leading country on the pilonidal sinus surgery research (2). A good coincidence with this article is the clinical study of Gündoğdu in this issue on the fasciocutaneous Elliptical Rotation Flap in pilonidal sinus disease (3).
On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to thank our authors for their precious efforts. We hope that our readers find the information in the journal beneficial and interesting. We always support our readers to consider submitting to the Turkish Journal of Surgery. We would enjoy to review your original articles.
Please do not hesitate to submit your best work to the Turkish Journal of Surgery.
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