Journal History

The Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology (TAO) is the scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Turkish Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society. TAO is the first Turkish otorhinolaryngology (ORL) journal that has been in publication since November 1962. The publication of the TAO represents a milestone in the Turkish ORL history and is regarded as a necessary step on the developmental path of the Turkish ORL literature. Professor Mehmet Hikmet Altuğ began the first issue of the journal with the saying “Verba volent, Scripta manent,” namely “spoken words fly away, written words remain”.

In November 1962, the "Turkish Archives of Otolaryngology" the first Turkish journal in the field, was established, filling a gap in sharing research and knowledge and its name was changed as "Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology" at the beginning of 2015.

Currently, the journal comprises four issues, March, June, September, and December, in a volume that is published quarterly every year. The journal's publication language is English.

Title: The Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

Official abbreviation: Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol

E-ISSN: 2667-7474

Tanyeri Y. The Foundation Story of Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Mar;53:1-3.

Past Editors

Hikmet ALTUĞ (Founder, 1962-1998)

İrfan DEVRANOĞLU (1998-2012)

Ayşenur MERİÇ HAFIZ (2012-2015)