The Next Step in the Journal RAD – Medical Sciences
Head of the Department
Soon after the founding of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (today: the Croa- tian Academy of Sciences and Arts) – more than 155 years ago, the journal RAD was
launched and began to be published by the Croatian Academy. This journal has so far reached 536 vol- umes in continuity. As individual specialised Acade- my departments were formed, they began to publish their own issues within the integral volume of RAD. Every Academy department published its issues with the visible name of the department itself. The De- partment of Medical Sciences was founded within the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts as a sep- arate unit in 1950. The first issue of RAD – Medical Sciences was published as early as in 1951.
Until 2006, 29 issues had been published in discon- tinuity. Since 2006, RAD – Medical Sciences (start- ing with issue no. 496=30) has begun to be pub- lished continually (one or two issues per year), and has further been included as an open access journal in www.hrcak.srce.hr. Since 2007 (issue 497=31), RAD – Medical Sciences has been appearing in the English version as well, and has thus become visi- ble and recognisable within the international science community. Since their inclusion in www.hrcak.srce. hr, the articles published in RAD – Medical Sciences have reached 274,618 hits. The few members of the
Editorial Board: Marko Pećina, editor-in-chief; Vje- koslav Jerolimov, deputy editor; and members of the Editorial Board: Ivana Čepelak, Vida Demarin, Iva Dekaris and Josip Madić, though satisfied as regards the continuity of the journal and the response of the professional public thereto, felt there were too many formal technical publication-related issues to be set- tled in order for the journal to be included in the international quotation bases.
After her election as head of the Department of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sci- ences and Arts in 2019, Vida
The double issue 46-47 includes two original papers (1,2); four review articles (3-6); and one review ar- ticle with a case report (7). We would particularly like to point out the paper on artificial intelligence in medicine, which lies already in the present rather than in the future (8).
This double issue follows the practice of publishing Abstracts of papers from major scientific symposia with international participation, such as was the Symposium dedicated to the memory of Nikola Škreb, esteemed Croatian scientist, and Fellow and former Secretary-General of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
We continue to inform our readers of the events held at the scientific symposia either organised or spon- sored by the Department of Medical Sciences. We further announce the symposia planned to take place in the course of this year.
Counting on the enthusiasm of the members of the Department of Medical Sciences and the members of the Editorial Board, demonstrated during the prepa- ration of this double edition of RAD, for which we cordially thank them, we believe that the next step in publishing our journal will indeed be a success.