The journal was initially established as the official publication of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Emergency Surgery Unit Association, but it transitioned into the official publication of the Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery following the establishment of the association.
Originally published semi-annually in 1995 and 1996, the journal responded to an increased number of submissions by transitioning to a quarterly publication between 1997 and 2009, and further to a bi-monthly frequency from 2009 to 2022. Since 2022, the journal has been published monthly.
The Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery is assigned the standard journal ISSN number 1306-696X for print and ISSN 1307-7945 for the electronic version.
All articles published in The Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery are included in:
Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E)
Web of Science
PubMed Central Index
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
TÜBİTAK Turkish Medical Index
All articles published in the Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery are included in various indexing services. The journal's abbreviated name in indexes was 'Ulus Travma Derg' until 2006, after which it has been cited as 'Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg'.
The impact factor of the journal was 0.894 in 2022 and increased to 1.1 in 2023