Dear Reviewers of Hippokratia journal,

As you have probably noticed, during summer 2012 there was dysfunction of the journal’s office which caused delays in the peer review process and communication problems. This was due to the fact that Hippokratio General Hospital who supported financially the journal, decided to terminate its secretarial support and considered even the possibility to discontinue the printed version of the journal. After mutual agreement with the Hospital, the Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” took over the financial management of the journal and since then the editorial and peer review process have been optimised again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you all for your support. Hippokratia’s new secretary, Maria Nikolaidou is in the journal’s office at Hippokratio General Hospital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 pm to 13:00 am (tel. +302313312674, fax +302313312674).

The Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” intends to continue the regular publication of the journal and make all necessary improvements of both printed and electronic edition, in order to increase its readability, international recognition and reputation. In this effort, the journal Reviewers’ contribution is invaluable and a guarantee for the continuity of the scientific quality and prestige of the journal. So you are all welcome to join the Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” and financially support the journal. Annual subscription costs 40 Euros which includes subscription to the printed version of the journal. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or the journal’s office for any further information needed.

Best regards

Ass.Prof. Stefanos Triaridis MD, MSc, PhD
Editor of Hippokratia