Dear Forensic Scientists,
Last year, 2014, was quite challenging and highly fruitful for The Bulletin of Legal Medicine. With this issue, we have completed our regularly published since 1996 journal's volumes of 2012 and 2013, and 2014 issues even with increasing numbers of papers.
For The Bulletin of Legal Medicine 2014 was a year of restructuring. Firstly, we have started our “Open Journal System” by establishing journal's website. Based on the philosophy of free science we make PDF version of all articles published since 1996 freely available in through our system. We updated and reactivated journal's national and international advisory board. We successively achieved to initiate a more efficient manuscript evaluation system by double blinded review on "Open Journal System". With these improvements our journal is currently being indexed by many national and international databases.
We will continue to publish actual invited literature reviews by highly qualified invited professionals in the field. Dr.C.A.Bemard, who brought countless innovations to Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adliye-i Şahane, is a highly valuable scholar with his dissection and autopsy studies. We are sure that you will benefit from the paper entitled “An Assessment on the Works of Charles Ambroisse Bernard, the founder of Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adliye-i Şahane (Imperial School of Medicine), and his effects on Ottoman” by Hülya Öztürk and Cezmi Karasu. We thank the authors who willingly share this archival work with our readers. In this issue, we are glad to share an invited article entitled “The Role of Psychology in Investigations” by our colleague Donna Youngs and Emek Yüce Zeyrek-Rios from Huddersfield University International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology (IRCIP).
Valuable forensic scientists. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine will be with you with innovation and surprises in 2015. The phenomenon of tutorials, developer, and exchanger characteristic of case as stated by famous Italian thinker Gramsci, is evident in manuscripts submitted to our journal. We will share more case works in our further issues. At this point, we would like to emphasize that we continue to our scientific journey thanks to valuable contribution by forensic science professionals as authors and reviewers.
To meet in innovation, we wish 2015 to bring health and happiness.
Dec 16, 2014