Building a Scientific Community: Regional Opportunities and Challenges


  • Bože Sušac Lenox Hill Hospital: New York, New York, US


Dear Readers,

Welcome to the latest issue of the Annals of Biomedical and Clinical Research. In this editorial, we take a moment to reflect on the opportunities and challenges faced by the scientific community in the Western Balkans, with a special focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In recent years, local researchers have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill to scientific research, leading to new discoveries and advancements in the field of medical sciences. The pages of our journal proudly feature the work of these scientists, showcasing the depth and breadth of talent present in the region.

Successful collaborations and initiatives have emerged, fostering a sense of community among researchers. From shared resources to joint projects, the scientific community in our region is capitalizing on the potential for knowledge exchange and mutual support.

Despite these achievements, researchers in the Western Balkans encounter challenges that impact the pace of scientific progress. Limited funding, resource constraints, and barriers to international collaboration pose hurdles for many. As we acknowledge these challenges, we are reminded of the resilience and determination exhibited by our scientific community.

This issue highlights the initiatives that are shaping the landscape of scientific research in our region. Additionally, conferences, programs, and collaborative projects provide platforms for researchers to connect, share insights, and collectively address common challenges.

Our journal remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting and highlighting the work of local scientists. The articles within these pages exemplify collaboration and interdisciplinary efforts, reflecting the vibrancy of our scientific community.

Collaboration emerges as a key theme in our journey toward strengthening the scientific community. Success stories of partnerships between local scientists and researchers from the wider region emphasize the transformative power of collaboration beyond borders.

As we look to the future, we encourage active participation in community-building efforts. By sharing experiences, insights, and expertise, we can collectively overcome any challenges and propel the scientific community in Bosnia and Herzegovina to new heights. Our journal is not just a platform for publication; it is a hub for collaboration and community building.

In summary, we express optimism about the future of the scientific community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in its neighboring countries. Together, let us continue to build bridges, break down barriers, and advance scientific research for the benefit of our entire region and beyond.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. Sincerely,

Dr Bože Sušac

Technical Editor, Annals of Biomedical and Clinical Research




How to Cite

Sušac B. Building a Scientific Community: Regional Opportunities and Challenges . ABCR [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];2(2):83. Available from: