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Published: Jun 12, 2020

Covid-19 Special Issue
Vol. 25 No. -Sp (2020)

The world has experienced epidemics many times ...


Epidemics have a major impact on the world’s history; economic-political changes, increase in colonialism, collapse of dynasties, global climate changes... In the Justinianus Plague Outbreak (541-542), one of the biggest plague outbreaks, 40% of the population died. In the Spanish Influenza Epidemic (1918-1920) that emerged during the First World War, 20 million people died. Throughout the world history, it has experienced millions of losses with influenza, plague and cholera epidemics…


In December 2019, humanity met a new virus. The virus, which appeared for the first time in Wuhan, China, quickly crossed the borders, caused a pandemic and began to spread to everyone without discrimination. This new disease is the COVID-19 infection. We are witnessing one of the most important turning points in the world history. This epidemic dramatically changes the way millions of people live around the world, with healthcare professionals' also… Healthcare professionals have taken the heavy burden of the epidemic. According to the data of the Turkish Medical Association, the number of healthcare workers infected with the disease in our country has exceeded three thousand, and 24 healthcare workers have lost their lives until the end of April.


Since the new type of coronavirus epidemic has emerged, epidemiologists, public healthcare professionals, scientists have given great efforts to better understand the virus, its effects and predict what might happen. Numerous studies have been conducted on the pathophysiology, immunology, diagnosis and treatment, causes of death, autopsy procedures, but we still do not know what will happen to us despite the past 6 months.


According to the World Health Organization’s daily reports; on 05/14/2020, there are 144.749 patients in Turkey, and it ranks 9th in the world. Turkish Ministry of Health daily reports give the total number of patients, the number of daily tests, the number of positive patients, the number of recovering patients and the number of death.


Despite daily reports, many questions are still looking for answers; the number of hospitalized patients, the number of PCR test positive patients, the number of PCR test negative but clinically and radiologically positive patients, the number of patients in the service, intensive care units and outpatient treatment, while being treated with the diagnosis of COVID-19 (PCR negative or PCR positive) the number of death, the number of recovering patients, the number of infected healthcare personnel, the comparison of the number of deaths per day based on provinces in last five years, the age and gender of the patients and the deceased, situation in public centers such as warehouse hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, military areas… The answers are certain to make us more prepared for other epidemics that may be encountered in the future.


The COVID-19 epidemic, which affects academic and all social environments, is also on the agenda for forensic medicine and forensic science professionals. In this period, we prepared this special edition in order to share and discuss information. We are here with a wide range of topics ranging from mental health, emergency organization, changing patient’s profile, burial procedures, immunopathology of the virus, wastewater monitoring, domestic violence, violence against women and child abuse in epidemic. I would like to thank all the authors here. Finally, it was presented that ‘Statement of the Ethics Committee of Turkish Medical Association on Disease Outbreaks'. Available also; http://www.ttb.org.tr/635yi1.


The Bulletin of Legal Medicine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In its journey that started in 1995, it has become a source of pride in our field as a scientific platform. We hope that it will complete its journey in recent years and will soon be a journal scanned by international indexes. For this, you, the valuable researchers, have an important role in the citation of the published articles.


I congratulate the 25th anniversary of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine. Always in the light of science and always referring to truth, to beauty and to good practice, I wish you healthy days and pleasant reading...


May 30th 2020, Muğla


Section Editor


Ümit Ünüvar Göçeoğlu

Published: May 30, 2020

Vol. 25 No. 1 (2020)

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
Editor

Published: Apr 30, 2020

Vol. 24 No. 3 (2019)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the last issue of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine for 2019.  Publishing 12 articles in each issue continues in our last issue as well.  In this issue various perspective-opening studies are gathered together which include Child Marriages within the Scope of Civil Code, Crime-Driven Children, Mobbing, Post-mortem Heart School, American Physicians Association’s (AMA) Guidelines for the Assessment of Permanent Disability, Nuclear Cyber Safety and Nuclear Security. 


Besides, we belive you will enjoy reading the redrafted article of our dear invited author, Ms. Mehtap Hamzaoğlu who is also the author of the newly published book of ‘Honour- the Ideology behind Violence Against Women’, which focusesses on honour killings. She redrafted an article for our journal under the name of ‘Symbolic and Direct Forms of Violence Against Women in Turkey: Honor Case and Honor Killings’. 


We are also delighted to share with you the   ‘Linguistics Autopsy: Criteria and Methods of Author’ which is the recent research of our invited author Ms. Burcu İlkay Kahraman. We wish that original works of our invited authors from different fields of forensic sciences will bring new perspectives to forensic sciences.


It will be the 25th anniversary of our journal next year. We will continue to share recent studies and innovations in this field from the beginning of 2020. We wish that the year 2020 will bring health, success and happiness to our country and the whole world. As the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine, we would like to express our gratitude to our authors and reviewers who contributed to the journal with their articles. We are working to guide our journal to even higher levels  while maintaining the distinction of being the scientific platform of the field of Forensic Sciences. We would like to kindly ask you to carefully review the rules of our journal when submitting your work to out journal.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas... 


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Dec 29, 2019

Vol. 24 No. 2 (2019)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the new issue of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine. By being the only forensic science journal in Turkey indexed within the scope of both Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and leading the scientific platform of forensic sciences in our country necessitates new targets ahead us.


We are happy to share with you the studies from different disciplines within the scope of forensic sciences. We are proud to share fascinating and current research in this new issue of our journal, including 'Diatom examinations of corpses removed from water', 'The evaluation of professional drivers' behaviors and skills in relation with alcohol, drugs of abuse and medicine consumption', 'E-Bullying and E-Victimization Scale', 'Suicide risk among individuals in Turkish probation system', 'Biogeographic ancestry estimation' as well as 'drug facilitated sexual assaults and perpetrator typology'. We would like to maintain our journal's scientific platform and extend it to a wider area.


Meanwhile, we are proud and happy to share with you the textbook of "Forensic Medicine & Forensic Sciences" (Adli Tıp & Adli Bilimler) which includes 39 chapters with annexes that is published in a period of 2 years with the contributions of 52 scientists in the field of forensic medicine and forensic sciences from our country.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Oct 13, 2019

Vol. 24 No. 1 (2019)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the first issue of the Bulletin of Forensic Medicine in 2019. May the 100th anniversary of the 14th March since 1919, brings health, happiness and success to all health professionals and all those working in the field of forensic sciences.


We are happy and proud with the fact that, apart from being scanned by international indexes such as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); the Bulletin of Legal Medicine is currently the only forensic science journal among other fields in the country indexed within the scope of Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index once after the Council of Universities issued a condition according to the Application Requirements for Associate Professors of having an article published in a nationally reviewed journal indexed by ULAKBIM.


We are happy to share with you the studies from different disciplines within the scope of the forensic science in this new issue of our journal.


We would like to ask you to check carefully the journal writing rules while sending your articles to our journal.


Life continues to show us the importance of merit in the field of forensic sciences and how science is open to new horizons in the fields of literature and art.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Mar 29, 2019

Vol. 23 No. 3 (2018)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the last issue of the Bulletin of Forensic Medicine in 2018. May 2019 bring health, happiness and success to all colleagues working at the field forensics. We are happy and proud with the fact that, apart from being scanned by international indexes such as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); the Bulletin of Legal Medicine is currently the only forensic science journal among other fields in the country indexed within the scope of Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index once after the Council of Universities issued a condition according to the Application Requirements for Associate Professors of having an article published in a nationally reviewed journal indexed by ULAKBIM.


We are happy to share with you the studies from different disciplines within the scope of the forensic science in this new issue of our journal.


We would like to ask you to check carefully the journal writing rules while sending your articles to our journal. Besides the valuable studies on forensic science field, we believe that “Forensic Literature in the World and in Turkey” would influence us all and would fill an obvious gap.


Life continues to show us the importance of merit in the field of forensic sciences and how science is open to new horizons in the fields of literature and art.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz


Editor

Published: Dec 23, 2018

Vol. 23 No. 2 (2018)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the new issue of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2018. Apart from being scanned by international indexes such as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); the Bulletin of Legal Medicine is currently the only forensic science journal among other fields in the country indexed within the scope of Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index once afterthe Council of Universities issued a condition according to the Application Requirements for Associate Professors of having an article published in a nationally reviewed journal indexed by ULAKBIM. As the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine, we would like to express our gratitude to our valuable authors and reviewers for their contributions.


We are happy to share with you the studies from different disciplines within the scope of the forensic science in this new issue of our journal. We are working to direct our goals to higher levels by maintaining the feature of our journal to be a scientific platform for the forensic sciences field. We would like to ask you to check carefully the journal writing rules while sending your articles to our journal.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Aug 16, 2018

Vol. 23 No. 1 (2018)

Dear Forensic Scientists,
As we promised you during the 15 th Forensic Sciences Congress which is a scientific meeting platform of the scientists working in the field of forensic sciences, we are grateful to present you the first volume of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine for 2018. We are presenting you a volume that should be archived including different fields of forensic sciences once again.
Sexual violence of children and women is one of the primary subjects of our country nowadays and it is sustaining to be aware of the fact that this issue was scientifically scrutinized in our journal for years and it was referenced for numerous studies and for the press as well, proving that we were on the correct path for all these years. Unfortunately, there is no sufficient scientific data showing the actual extent of the harassment of children and women in our country, which in return creates a problem to reveal this issue subjectively. As being one of the first countries signing the Convention on the Right of the Children, we should highlight the fact that, any individual who is under 18 years old is both medically and legally a child. Besides this, we should also raise our voices in a scientific way for all these children for any medical, legal and social sanction and implementation. The way of it is to share our knowledge and studies in this field in the Bulletin of Legal Medicine which is an internationally known journal that is scanned by Tubitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases (Directory of Open Access Journals). We would like to invite all scientists to direct their studies in these relevant fields to our journal.
We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...
Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgoz
Editor

Published: Apr 6, 2018

Vol. 22 No. 3 (2017)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


With this number, you hold in your hands now, we have published the final issue of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine for 2017. We are happy to keep our promise about our punctuality and also our promise on publishing minimum twelve articles with this issue as well. We would like to express our gratitude to all scientists working in the field of forensic sciences who contributed our journal to become a focal point where our journal is scanned by Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases (Directory of Open Access Journals).


In this edition of our journal, we are glad to share with you fascinating and up to date subjects of forensic sciences including Evaluation of Handwritings of Identical Twins by Forensic Handwriting Principles, Turkish Adaptation of Cyberbullying Scale, The Perspective of the Court of Cassation and the Problems Concerning the Expert System in the Light of the Relevant Judgements and also Semantic Analyses in Forensic Text Types.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Dec 23, 2017

Vol. 22 No. 2 (2017)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the new issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2017. We would like to thank you for your extensive interest and contributions to our journal. We are happy to announce that our application to DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has been accepted and from now on, the Bulletin of Legal Medicine is indexed by DOAJ. We thank our valuable authors and reviewers for their contributions as the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine.


We are sharing different studies in the forensic science area in the new issue of our journal. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine is an internationally qualified journal where it is punctually published and is scanned by Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases. While sending your studies to our journal which is a scientific platform of the forensic sciences, we would like to ask you to upload your articles to the system in accordance with the journal writing rules and to add the DOI numbers of the references as well at the references section when applicable.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Aug 29, 2017

Vol. 22 No. 1 (2017)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the first issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2017. We thank you very much for your intense interest in our journal. As a result of 22 years of experience and process, we are continuing to pursue research, case presentation and compilation as well as proceeding with certain steps towards becoming a scientific platform for the forensic science field.


In the new issue of our journal, we believe you will read the clinical forensic applications, judicial document reviews and Dr. Fahri Ecevit’s biography in terms of history of forensic medicine with interest. We believe that the article which brings the universal trauma scoring system to the agenda and assessment of injuries in forensic medicine applications debate on the guide currently used is a horizon. It is a well-known fact that the case presentations are educational and published in our journal are also interesting. In the “disability” reporting system, the scoring system has become a necessity for establishing a scientific standard, revealing the trauma of individuals and ensuring justice.


The Bulletin of Legal Medicine has acquired the identity of an international journal published on time and scanned by Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and many other international databases. In the meantime, we want to emphasize that we are applying to be indexed by DOAJ and SCI-Expanded and that the process is still ongoing. When you send your study to our journal, we ask you to upload your articles to the system in accordance with the journal writing rules.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Apr 29, 2017

Vol. 21 No. 3 (2016)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the last issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2016. Though We are facing an extraordinary period of coup attempt, we must emphasize and express our loyalty to social and secular constitutional state and our republic more strongly and are delighted to present new issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine


We continue to present our bulletin in printed and electronic media as free. We are pleasant to share more satisfying articles in terms of quality and quantity with you. We particularly ask you to pay attention spelling, sign a copyright transfer agreement and add the doi numbers of references when you send your articles to our journal. We hope you to support, participate and contribute with your research articles as a timely published scientific journal which has been attaining international journal identity, scanned by Tubitak Ulakbim and many international databases and published on time. We thanks to contributing and participation to scientists working in the field of forensic science and we wish that the new year will bring health and happiness to all of us


We hope that we raise scientific quality of our journal higher with conscious about the scientific which is only true in building of forensic sciences of future…


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Dec 29, 2016

Vol. 21 No. 2 (2016)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


We are here with the second issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2016. Though We are facing an extraordinary period of coup attempt, we must emphasize and express our loyalty to social, democratic and secular constitutional state and our republic more strongly.


We are very pleased about administration of the plaques to both our former editors, our masters who contributed to our journal as referee and our editorial board of our journal by our association in 13th Forensic Sciences Congress in Bodrum.


We continue to present our bulletin in printed and electronic media as free. We are pleased to share more satisfying articles in terms of quality and quantity with you. We would like to ask you particularly to pay attention to spelling, to sign a copyright transfer agreement and to add the doi numbers of references when you send your articles to our journal. We hope you to support, participate and contribute with your research articles as a timely published scientific journal


We want to highlight that our journal which has a faster and easier access website with double-blind referee system has also started to proceed with important databases including PubMed and SCI-Expanded as well.


We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences...


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
Editor

Published: Aug 18, 2016

Vol. 21 No. 1 (2016)

Dear Forensic Scientists,


Firstly, I would like to state that we decry recently increasing incidents of terrorism. We have to act with an approach that includes our relations with nature by both objective and subjective sensitivity of a scientist as working in the stressful branches of forensic science especially trauma and death. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine develops rapidly on the way of becoming not only national, but also an international scientific platform, in which your contributions are extremely valuable.


When we examine the website of our journal via visitors statistics, we are pleased to determine that our visitors from almost every country in the world access to articles as “PDF” format which we share free in thought of independent science. We would like to ask you to add the numbers of “DOI” in order to increase impact factor of our bulletin when representing articles in our bulletin as reference.


We become happy about increasing in the quality and quantity of articles arriving to us and learn that our bulletin is indexed in many national and international databases. As a scientific journal published on time, we need more supports, participations and contributions especially with research articles.


With knowledge that the scientific attitudes are only truth in construction of Forensic Science of future, we wish to increase quality of our bulletin together...


Sincerely,


Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz


Editor

Published: Apr 1, 2016

Vol. 20 No. 3 (2015)

Dear Forensic Scientists,
We are very pleased to present 3rd issue of 2015 of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine. As year of 2015, we have published last issue of our bulletin on time.
I want to share our happiness with you about admission of articles for evaluation from not only our country, but also abroad to our journal. Our other pride is determination of English articles, admitted to our journal, by our international advisory board. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, being monitored by international scientific indexes, has gained an international journal quality, within a short time. The journal also perfected its online accession system by providing DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, a character string that uniquely identifies a digital object, for each paper. Also, one of the most important problems scientific researches is "plagiarism", as related no longer articles are passed through the CrossCheck plagiarism scanning system before sending to the referees.
The PDF files of all issues of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine since 1996 as beginning of publication are open for free access to our website. We have changed design of cover and pages of our journal since 2015. Clearly, we were worried about this change as a traditional structure. However, positive feedbacks of criticism have further increased work determination.
Dear Forensic Scientists, We wish you to continue contributions to our journal. Not only publication of articles in our journal, but also we would like to remind you that you make contribution to a scientific platform by sharing your comments and submitting as letter to the editor.
We have a long way to go yet and need your support and contribution so much. Hope to meet you in higher quality issues.
Sincerely,
 
Prof. Halis Dokgöz, MD.

Published: Dec 9, 2015

Vol. 20 No. 2 (2015)

Dear forensic scientists,
We are very pleased to present 2nd issue of 2015 of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine. It is a great honor to achieve timely delivering 2nd issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine during XII. Congress of Forensic Sciences organized by The Society of Forensic Medicine Specialists.
As a natural consequence of increasing number of scientific activities and studies in the field of forensic sciences, there is an increase in the number and the quality of papers submitted to our journal. Increasing submissions from abroad besides our country certainly put forward the universal manner or our work. In this issue, we are pleased to share scientific studies from four different countries.
The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, being monitored by international scientific indexes, has gained an international journal quality, within a short time. The journal also perfected its online accession system by providing DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, a character string that uniquely identifies a digital object, for each paper.
Along with the 2015 issues, The Bulletin of Legal Medicine continues to offer free online access based on the philosophy of free science. We are pleased to present the new layout and cover design.
We wish you to continue contributions to our journal. We also would like to remind you that you are welcomed to share your comments by submitting as letter to the editor. Hope to meet you in higher quality issues.
Sincerely,
Prof. Halis Dokgoz, MD.
Editor

Published: Jul 9, 2015

Vol. 20 No. 1 (2015)

The Bulletin of Legal Medicine has been continuously published with the double-blind referee system since 1996. We are celebrating our 20th year anniversary together with the issue you are holding.


The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, being monitored by international scientific indexes, has gained an international journal quality, within a short time. We hope to give the good news of the new scientific indexes in near future. From the very next issue every paper will have DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number. DOI is a character string that uniquely identify a digital object that facilitate accession to it, and accepted papers that given DOI number will accessed as article in press.


We would like to underline that from the very first issue of 2015 the journal will be published with more original, case reports, and review papers. The journal’s editorial board, national and international advisory board have been updated and activated in a short period. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine experience innovation, starting from 2015 issues, without compromising its scientific way, and without departing from tradition. We are going to change the journal’s cover and page design in the new issue. We present the journal with both its scientific content and design.


We would like to thank distinguished forensic scientists who contribute our journal as authors and reviewers. Hope to meet you in higher quality issues with your increasing criticism and interest...
Sincerely...


Prof. Halis Dokgöz, MD.
Editor

Published: May 19, 2015

Vol. 19 No. 3 (2014)

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.
Best regards,
Prof.Dr.Halis Dokgöz

Published: Dec 16, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 2 (2014)

The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, based on feedback from distinguished forensic science professionals, continuous to improve its quality in terms of publication process and published papers, since catching timely and regular publication in 2014.
We are happy to publish actual literature reviews by highly qualified invited professionals in the field. In this issue, we are glad to share a precious article entitled “Medico-Legal Death Investigators: A Profession that could Contribute to Criminal Justice System” by our colleague Volkan Çetin from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA.
We would like to acknowledge contributing forensic science professionals for their precious supports as authors and reviewers.
Sincerely
Prof. Halis Dokgöz, MD

Published: Oct 29, 2014