The Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology is the scientific publication of the Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency (RSNPHA), which is the first Institute of R&D in the field of Health, and it is almost at the same age as the RSNPHA. Prof. Dr. Emil Gotschlich, the first president of the RSNPHA was the first editor of the Bulletin, which had been named as “Türk Hıfzıssıhha ve Tecrübi Biyoloji Mecmuası” previously. Prof. Dr. Server Kamil Tokgöz, the second director of the Institute; Dr. Stefan Baecher, director of Serology department; Prof. Dr. Paul Pulewka, director of Pharmacodynamic department; Dr. Eduart Scheller, director of Chemicals Laboratory and Assoc. Prof. Vefik Vassaf Akan, deputy director of Bacteriology department were the members of the first editorial board. Dr. Server Kamil Tokgöz and Dr. Vefik Vassaf Akan had been the directors of RSNPHA later.
Server Kamil Tokgöz
Vefik Vassaf Akan
The name of the journal had been changed to “Türk İjiyen ve Tecrübi Biyoloji Dergisi” in 1945 and later to, “Türk Hijiyen ve Tecrübi Biyoloji Dergisi” in 1962. In 1976, it was renamed as “Türk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi (The Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology)” which is still in use.
The Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology, which had been published working with its scientific committee 3 times in a year until 2008, have been started to be published 4 times in 2009. An online manuscript application system was established in 2010, and all articles published since 1938, the date of the first publication, can be accessed on the www.turkhijyen.org website.
Turkish Journal of Hygiene and Experimental Biology, which was published under the Presidency of Refik Saydam Hygiene Center until 19 March 2012, continues its publication life by the Public Health Institution of Türkiye and since 10 July 2018 by the Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Public Health.
In our bulletin, research articles, case reports, reviews, letter to editor and technical report in the field of biology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, parasitology, entomology, chemistry, biochemistry, food, nutrition, environment, public health, epidemiology, pathology, physiopathology, molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology are published.
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