• Murat Koşan

Bull Urooncol 2018;17(1):0-0

Esteemed Colleagues and Readers of the Bulletin of Urooncology,

For the first issue of 2018, my assistant editors Ender Özden, MD and Barış Kuzgunbay, MD and myself have selected original research articles, case reports, and a review which we believe you will read with interest.

Through the efforts of both the present administrative board and our previous editors, the bulletin has made admirable progress in the process of entering national and international indexes, which will help researchers meet academic appointment and promotion criteria. The urology and urooncology community have provided their valuable support in this matter and are steadily increasing their efforts. One of the most important indicators of this support is being included in various indexes, particularly the TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM Turkish Medical Index, which evaluates our national publications. We are also continuing our endeavors to enter major international indexes.

On behalf of the editorial board, I would like to thank the esteemed researchers and faculty who shared their knowledge in the review, case reports, and research articles featured in this issue.

We will continue to accept research articles and interesting case reports. We are especially proud that Turkish researchers who want to capitalize on their academic work prefer the bulletin. It is for this very reason that we will continue to strive for inclusion in major indexes. The valuable support and devoted efforts of the Turkish Association of Urooncology Board of Directors, and the entire urology and urooncology community continue to be our foundation. 

Murat Koşan, MD