• Cihat Ünlü

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2022;23(1):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to introduce the first issue of the “Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association (J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc)” in the publishing year of 2022. This issue is consisted of seven articles and one review that we hope you will read with interest. Here we share some of our favorite articles that were published in this issue of the journal.

There are conflicting studies about the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) applications on success in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. You will read an article evaluating the effects of intra-ovarian PRP injections on IVF outcomes of poor responder women and women with premature ovarian insufficiency. You will also read an interesting study which assessed the optimal number of follicular flushes on retrieval rate and quality of oocytes in mono-follicular IVF cycles. You will get the occasion to read a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the efficacy of hyoscine for the management of pain during in-office hysteroscopy procedures.

I would also like to invite you to join us for our prestigious 14th Turkish-German Gynecology Congress which will be held in Antalya between May 28 and June 1 of 2022. As of before, our congress will be held to the highest scientific standards with a rich scientific program and pre-congress courses as well as joint sessions with international societies. At this year’s congress we will be having lectures with the world’s most reputable speakers; Prof. Gunter Noe (Laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery: a holistic approach on native tissue repair), Prof. Ceanea Nezhat (Adolescent endometriosis: A call to action on early detection), Prof. Kutluk Oktay (Fertility preservation for Turner syndrome), Prof. Wolfgang Holzgreve (Stem cells in obstetrics and gynecology).

Dear Researchers,

Our congress will reward the best 3 abstracts. The purpose of this reward is to show our colleagues our appreciation for their productivity and also motivate our young colleagues for the forthcoming years. Also the best video presentation which will be elected by the Scientific Committee will receive a 5.000 TL “Dr. Aysun - Cihat Ünlü Special Reward”.

Dear Esteemed Readers,

Predatory publishing is where the academic science world is most under threat and needs great attention. Predatory journals are an opportunistic publishing venue that exploits the academic need to publish but offers little reward for those using their services. In order to prevent this, the number of free-open access and transparent publications published in the scientific field should increase. Our journal does not request editorial processing charges or submission fees and cares about the journal guidelines provided by Clarivate Analytics. Our journal is included in the Journal Citation Indicator, a new metric offered by Web of Science, and its current score is 0.37.

Please do not forget to mark the congress on your calendars in order to not to miss this scientific festival. I would like to wish you a happy and healthy spring and we are looking forward to receiving your valuable submissions, thank you in advance for your contributions.


Prof. Cihat Ünlü, M.D.
Editor in Chief of J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc
President of TGGF