Dear Colleagues,

I would like to express my appreciation and thanks for being selected as the new editor in chief of the Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. It is indeed a great privilege and a reponsibility for me to take over this mission from Prof Sema Akalın who currently assumed the presidency of our Society.

My special gratitude goes to all the previous editors, including; Prof. Taylan Kabalak, Prof. Gürbüz Erdoğan, Prof. Şazi İmamoğlu and my predecessor, and to all the writers and researchers whose significant  contributions were instrumental in placing this Journal at a very respectable and recognised position.

Furthermore, I would like to express my thanks to the existing associate editors namely Prof. Neşe Çolak, Prof. Abdurrahman Çömlekçi and Prof. Murat Faik Erdoğan for their tireless efforts and contributions to the journal. It is my privilege to continue working with this expert group andI am  confident that  we will do our utmost and work very hard  as a team to ensure  more international  recognition and acceptance.

Needless to say, your feedback and your cotributions to our fortcoming  issues  will help us reach our goal by pruducing scientifically  rich  Journals.

It is my sincere wish that 2009 may bring all of you health, happiness and succsees and hope that it will be a year of remarkable scientific and medical  achievements.