We are happy to announce that The Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences (JBACHS) is indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index since November 2017.
Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2017 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Editorial
Oğuz Dicle

Introduction

Dear Academicians and Researchers,

We are very pleased to introduce the first issue of the Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences (JBACHS), a new journal that aims to publish on par with international standards. JBACHS will be published by the Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Health Sciences.

The idea to start this journal was introduced several years ago among the members of the Health Sciences Institute of Dokuz Eylül University. After several attempts, a final administrative decision was taken in September 2015 to start publication. However, the introduction of the first issue was preceded by a long and eventful preparation period. I was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief, and the Editorial Board was carefully constituted by including a young and motivated team of back office and publication group collaborators. A lot of paper work, negotiation, and contracts were involved in shaping the journal"s strategy, principles, teams, and even the publication design. The first and foremost consideration of the Editorial Board was to provide a truly professional journal that covered all aspects of research areas in basic and clinical sciences.

The journal aims to be an international publication and has to be initially accepted in local and national indices. Authors from different fields of medical sciences were invited to present their results on current topics. It will go on with other wellknown scientists. Results of original research and studies on translational medicine will be more welcomed because we believe that they will enable us in applying, in due time, for certification to international indices. Manuscripts from doctoral studies or PhD theses will be given special consideration, and we aim to follow-up promotional work conducted by young researchers who are often discouraged owing to high rejection rates. This journal will also focus on providing physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical sciences to enhance their clinical decision making and improve healthcare quality internationally.

I consider that being the founding Editor-in-Chief of JBACHS was a great honor. The preparations are over, and it is now time to takeoff. I believe this journal will go from strength to strength in a short period. I am personally very excited to follow the success story of this rising star, and on this occasion, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have contributed to date and wish the new Editor-in-Chief and her team great and continuing success.

Warmest greetings,
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Oğuz Dicle