The outbreak of COVID-19

Loutradis Dimitris

1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly affected our way of life during the last year. The scientific activity does not remain unaffected by this pandemic. Despite the continuous problems that arise during this period, the Hellenic Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has increased its efforts in attracting international as well Greek researchers in order to help establish its activity in the international literature. In the near future HJOG will try to maintain and increase its scientific impact in order to be included in established international databases. In this line i would like to personally invite researchers to collaborate our effort and help bring HJOG in the core of scientific publication not only in Greece but in an international level as well.

In the present issue Veroniki et al compared the various diagnostic tests against cervical cancer by performing a network meta-analysis that underlines the variability in diagnostic test accuracy methods that preclude definitive results. The results of this study are crucial in an international level as they may help establish a robust methodology in future research that will help reach robust evidence concerning the actual diagnostic accuracy of the various tests; therefore, improving clinical practice.