• Cihat Ünlü

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2022;23(4):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to introduce the last 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 eight articles and two reviews that we hope you will read with interest. Also you may have the oppurtunity to watch all of the latest videos here (http://www.jtgga.org/video). Here we share some of our favorite articles that were published in this issue of the journal.

Each year, an estimated 250,000 newborn babies die in the first 28 days of life from congenital anomalies. You will read an article determining the accuracy of antenal ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital anomalies in Malta.

Shoulder dystocia is a complication of vaginal delivery. Maternal and fetal characteristics associated with the development of shoulder dystocia have been described. You will also read an interesting study which evaluated the relationship between neonatal biacromial diameter, birth weight and shoulder dystocia.

You will also have the opportunity to read a meta-analysis form USA which reported the result of systematic evaluation of current literature on fertility sparing interventions for early-stage cervical cancer and their associated cancer related reproductive and obstetric outcomes.

Dear Esteemed Readers,

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc is included in many indexes including the Emerging Sources Citation Index. Clarivate Plc, on July 26, 2022, announced that in the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports™, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals will get a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)™. This will make full transparency possible to the articles and citations that contribute to impact.

The Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) represents the average category-normalized citation impact for papers published in the prior three-year period. As we announced earlier our journal is included in the JCI, a new metric offered by Web of Science, and its score has increased from 0.37 to 0.43. JTGGA became the third-quarter journal according to JCI data.

We received more than 202 article submissions in 2022, we have already published more than 32 articles, although some of our articles are still under evaluation. Our published papers represent the breadth of the obstetrics and gynecology. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to our journal last year. We are grateful to our authors, reviewers, and readers.

I would like to wish you a happy new year in 2023 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