The difficult times have been experienced all over the world due to the coronavirus epidemic, which is declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We are all witnessing an extraordinary period humanity has lived. In the process accompanied by neoliberalism and globalization, we are all responsible for making the world uninhabitable, from the administrative manners of countries regarding industrialization, concretion, global warming, melting glaciers, decreased groundwater resources, plastic and chemical waste, nuclear power plants, armament, to individual practices such as spitting on the streets, polluting the environment with wastes, or producing agricultural products with more chemicals in villages. In the times of Corona, we are in a period where we are responsible for questioning everything. As the American Indian proverb says, "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."

These days have once again demonstrated the importance of science. As Atatürk emphasized in his promise that he left us as his legacy, "Science is the most real guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. To search for a guide other than science is absurdity, ignorance, and heresy."

Meanwhile, The Bulletin of Legal Medicine is quietly celebrating its 25th anniversary. We would like to thank the editors, editorial boards, authors, and consultants who contributed to our journal, especially The Association of Forensic Medicine Specialists. We are here with breakthroughs in our journal. We are here with our journal, which will be published by Akademisyen Publishing House, an international publishing house, introducing both recent innovations and full-text articles in Turkish and English. It is our greatest wish that our journal is indexed by well-recognized international databases and that its impact factor increase.

We hope to increase the scientific quality of our journal together with the awareness that science and merit are the only truth in building the forensic sciences of the future, and that the scientific nature of our journal will continue to establish a common platform for sharing the most up-to-date scientific studies in the field of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz

Published: Apr 30, 2020

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