• Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal

J Pediatr Res 2019;6(1):0-0

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to announce the first issue of “The Journal of Pediatric Research” in 2019 has been published. We hope this year brings happiness, justice and peace worldwide.

We present you with 17 articles including 10 research articles, 1 review article, 5 case reports and 1 letter to the editor. In one of these studies, the authors found that game-based nutrition education improved the knowledge levels of students which can draw the interest of all Pediatricians. Another research article evaluated preseptal and orbital cellulitis and determined that conjunctivitis was the most common etiologic factor. The case reports are Diamond-Gardner Syndrome which is rare in childhood, an adolescent boy with steroid-responsive ophthalmologic migraine and a rare association of diabetic ketoacidosis and myasthenia gravis. We hope that these articles will provide unique clinical perspectives for our readers.

We hope to reach a larger audience of readers and eventually to be listed in The Science Citation Index-Expanded and published in PUBMED in addition to The Web of Science-Emerging Sources Citation Index, Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO, CINAHL Complete Database, ProQuest, Copernicus, Tübitak/Ulakbim TR Index, TürkMedline and Türkiye Citation Index. The impact factor of “The Journal of Pediatric Research” is growing and it gives us hope to enter greater scientific areas and new international indexes.

We want to acknowledge the editorial team, the reviewers, authors and Galenos Publishing House for their magnificent support in preparing the first issue of 2019. And also it is a great honor to be a part of this editorial team. We look forward to your scientific contributions in our future issues.

Best wishes

March, 2019

Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal, MD,
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
Division of Infectious Diseases, İzmir, Turkey