One fortunate problem of all journals is the high volume of good quality manuscripts received by the office. This also happened to JBPE. Since 2015, we adopted the advanced online publication policy as the first journal in West Asia. The number of papers pending publication exceeded 100 in 2017. We therefore, along with increasing the rejection ratio, increased the number of original papers per issue to 20 to decrease this backlog.

Recently, the editorial board has decided to change the frequency of publication from quarterly to bimonthly, from the beginning of 2019. Thus, we expect that the wait time for final publication of the manuscripts will become shorter reasonably. I want to thank you for supporting JBPE and make it possible for us to provide the medical physics society with high impact reports.