We proudly begin with the good news, that thanks to our authors, who sent scientific papers for publication in 2016, and due to the work of all members of the editorial team the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education once again in december confirmed the attribution of 8 points to our MIR. This means, that our journal MIR is again registered as one of the so called „B-journals”, so ranks among the more important scientific publications acknowledged in Poland.
In Esperanto-journals we had the pleasure to read that the article written in Esperanto by the Hungarian physician István Hegyi, which was published in MIR with the title „Cooperation of Brain Hemispheres”, received a remarkable distinction from the International Academy of Sciences in San Marino in the competition for the renewed Pirlot Award. The certificate, which dates from 29th of July 2016 and was signed in Nitra, Slovakia, in the name of the prize-committee by Renato Corsetti, Reinhard Fossmeier, H. Michael Maitzen, Carlo Minnaja and Bengt-Arne Wickström, acknowledges the article according to the impression of the committee as the best scientific publication published in Esperanto in the years 2010-2015. Third place of the same award won our colleague Joaquim P. Brasil-Neto from Brazil for the paper „Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Transcranial Electric Stimulation: Applications in Neurology and Psychiatry”, which was published in MIR as well. First place of the award in the section „lecture” won Christoph Klawe for the lecture „AlphaGo vs. Master Lee: Arteficial Intelligence and the Human Brain as Basis of the Biological”, which was presented for the first time in Luxembourg 3rd of May 2016.
These successes show that MIR and the scientific work of UMEA-members have the capacity to gain excellent effects and hopefully they are good stimulants for us other members of the Esperanto-speaking medical community to proceed in our activities and to send interesting papers of high quality, directly written in Esperanto, for publication.
Vice Editor-in-chief Editor-in-chief
Dr. Christoph Klawe Associate Professor Włodzimierz Opoka