In recent years we have seen an incredibly dynamic progress in medicine which in turn caused an overwhelming increase in published experimental and clinical research papers. Many members of Medical University of Gdańsk faculty are part of this progress as their research is published in internationally renowned and high-impact journals.
Annales Academiae Medicae Gedanensis was established in 1970 as the official journal of the Medical University of Gdańsk. Its 47 volumes (excluding the many supplements) hold numerous original research papers, review articles, case reports as well as articles about University life. Despite the increasingly higher rankings (Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Index Copernicus), the citation rate of Annales has steadily declined over the years. This was due to the fact that Annales were published in Polish and because authors chose to publish elsewhere.
This situation led to the title question: Quo vadis Annales?
The newly elected MUG Authorities answered by deciding to honor the tradition of publishing an MUG journal, however to also reform Annales. the Editorial Board was extended to include MUG’s scientists from various fields of medical sciences, who also are on editorial boards of other journals. The decisive voice belonged to prof. Stefan Raszeja, the founder and first Editor in Chief of Annales Academiae Medicae Gedanensis, whose dream was to see listed in the Journal Citation Reports database of journals with impact factor points.
The year 2017 was marked by major changes to our Journal: an electronic manuscript submission system was implemented and its scope was broadened. Under a new title (European Journal of Translational and Clinical Medicine) we proudly continue the tradition of Annales by publishing twice a year since 2018. Our website (www.ejtcm.gumed.edu.pl), contains new issues of EJTCM (pdf files in English) with their respective DOI numbers and full access to articles published in Annales Academiae Medicae Gedanensis in the years 2005-2017 (in Polish).