21 December 2017 (online)
Dear readers, authors and friends of Endoscopy,
Hard to believe that it has been a year since I wrote the foreword for 2017! With a very active year behind us, Endoscopy is looking forward to new and exciting developments in 2018. We were thrilled to learn that Endoscopyʼs impact factor was corrected to 6.107 and are thankful to all those who made this significant increase possible
One of the coming highlights for our journal this year is the inaugural ESGE congress, ESGE Days 2018. We will publish the abstracts in Endoscopy and I am very much hoping that we will be able to publish several excellent articles resulting from this cooperation. The congress will take place in Budapest from April 19–21, 2018 and we will take the opportunity to present the Reviewer of the Year awards and Best Innovative Paper award during the congress.
In this issue you will find the first Masters of Endoscopy article from Robert Hawes et al. This section is the result of our cooperation with Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE). Developed through the cooperation of two experts from different continents, the resulting article is a consensus of opinion containing technical know-how for optimizing the success rate and safety of a specific procedure. We hope that you like this new feature and look forward to receiving your feedback.
There have been changes in the Editors of Endoscopy. After many years of expert and much appreciated collaboration, Michael Bretthauer has left the team, now heading the Annals of Internal Medicine and taking up a new position at Frontier Science Foundation in Boston. In his stead Heiko Pohl has become the new Co-Editor-in-Chief. Heiko has been with the team for several years and has proven himself to be thoughtful, innovative, and a great member of the team. I very much look forward to having him at my side in this important position.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank our readers and authors for their trust and the reviewers and entire editorial team for their dedicated work.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy year ahead
Peter D. Siersema