Journal History

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease is the continuation of Journal of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and the Turkish name of the journal Kolon ve Rektum Hastalıkları Dergisi, was started publishing in 1991. It changed its name to Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease in 2016. Galenos Publishing House publish the journal since 2015.

Previous Title (1991 – 2016)

Previous Title: Journal of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum/ Kolon ve Rektum Hastalıkları Dergisi

Former ISSN: 1300-6835

Current Title (2016 - …)

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease

Current ISSN: 2536-4898

Current E-ISSN: 2536-4901

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease started its publication life as the "Kolon ve Rektum Hastalıkları Dergisi" in 1991 with the outstanding efforts of the founder and first president of the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Kemal Alemdaroglu.

Dr. Alemdaroğu successfully served as the journal's editor-in-chief between 1991 and 2007 with associate editors Dr. Ergun Erdoğan and Dr. Tayfun Karahasanoğlu.

Between 2008-2011, Dr. Bülent Mentes was the journal's editor in chief. The editorial board consisted of Dr. Sezai Leventoğlu, Dr. Uğur Sungurtekin, Dr. Cem Terzi, Dr. Selman Sökmen contributed to the publication of the journal with firm steps.

After this period, between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Uğur Sungurtekin took over the position of editor in chief and, together with his co-editors; Dr. Sezai Demirbaş, Dr. Ersin Öztürk, and Dr. Rasim Gençosmanoğlu succeeded in a respectible publishing period.

In 2016, Dr. Tahsin Çolak was appointed as the editor in chief of the journal, and formed a committee consisting with co-editors; Dr. Fatma Ayça Gültekin, Dr. İlker Sücüllü, Dr. Hüseyin Sinan and Dr. M. Özgür Türkmenoğlu.

As of 2018, under the editorship of Dr. Tahsin Çolak again, co-editors consisting of Dr. Ahmet Ziya Balta, Dr. İlker Sücüllü, Dr. Sezai Leventoğlu and Dr. Ahmet Rencüzoğulları effort and contributed to the indexing of the journal by significant national and international indexes until 2021.