• Taner Kemal Erdağ

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022;60(1):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Here we are with our first issue of 2022, as we hopefully approach the end of the two-year long COVID-19 nightmare. In 2021 we enjoyed a significant increase in our impact factor; but we still need to improve our position in the Emerging Sources Citation Index in order to achieve a better ranking. And, to that end, we need to work harder. We would like to thank our authors, reviewers, the Turkish Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society and our publisher Galenos for the unwavering support they extended.

We strengthened our Editorial Board with the addition of Özlem Önerci Çelebi, MD and Ali Bayram, MD who joined our team in late 2021. We continue to check, for a very low fee, manuscripts before they are uploaded for submission to our journal. Thanks to the AI-based application which examines manuscripts in five different aspects, we observed marked improvement in the writing quality of the submitted manuscripts. Another novel application which we will launch as of our next issue is the possibility to submit video articles. Presenting scientific data and findings to readers with visual materials is a fairly new concept in journal publishing and we hope that this novelty will bring added value to our readers.

We surely also anticipate your contributions. We plan to include more systematic reviews in our journal this year and look forward to receiving your manuscripts in this category. We also need more reviewers. We would like to invite our colleagues who wish to become a reviewer to contact us.

We wish our otorhinolaryngology community good health and success in 2022.


Taner Kemal Erdağ, MD