The Journal of Islamic Academy of Sciences, which first appeared in August 1988, is a quality publication comparable to international scientific journals. Through the dedication of a small group of Academy Fellows headed by Prof. Naci BOR, the Editor in Chief of the Journal, the Journal has made since then, a good record of quality and periodicity and has been granted an ISS number (ISSN 1016-3360). For the first ten years of its existence, the Journal was a broad-based scientific publication on average carrying general scientific articles. The Journal has in 1998 been re-launched as a specialized medical Journal thus becoming the Medical Journal of Islamic Academy of Sciences and its website is http://www.medicaljournal-ias.org. You can see the all volumes which have been published so far in this website. We are sure that readers will detect some changes at once related to appearance in our Journal. Because of the health problems of our previous editor Prof. Dr. Naci BOR could not continue to his long, successful job any more. We are all thankful to him for establishing and administrating the Journal.