Publication Ethics

Online Journal of Turkish Health Sciences (OTJHS) is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts publications in health sciences. This  journal is published quarterly (March-June-September-December).

Original articles, reviews, case reports and short papers are evaluated for publication in national and international medical, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, sports sciences and other fields related to human health.

There is no fee for submission and  all accepted articles are published, read and downloaded as free of charge. Papers or meetings can be published in scientific meetings organized in the field of health.

The publication of a peer reviewed journal requires continuous work, responsibility, liability and collaboration from all involved parties: authors, reviewers, editors and board members. The editors have the responsibility of keeping/monitoring the publishing ethics and maintaining the academic record. 

All authors should have significant contribution to the research. Any financial support should be mentioned by the authors. The article should have not been submitted or published anywhere else.

Articles submitted for publication are evaluated by at least 2 referees. Peer-review process involve obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field. Reviewers would have no conflict of interest and the articles would be treated confidentially.

The results of referee evaluation are examined by the editor and the author is informed about the article. The names of the referees evaluating the articles are not notified to the authors. The referees cannot see the names of the authors. Developing articles which are not seen enough in line with the suggestions of the referee is generally essential. Manuscripts that cannot reach the intended level are rejected by the editor before the studies are explained.

Journal and editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In no case shall the journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or  allow such misconduct to take place.  In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

The journal will allow retracting or correcting articles when needed. The journal is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.