Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

"Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine" is an open access, “peer-reviewed” journal in accordance with ethical principled that shared by the Editors, Reviewers, Authors and all their stakeholders.

In that way, The Journal has adopted the rules of publication ethics and open access policy, published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Besides, the scientific articles sent to our Journal should be in accordance with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the International Standards for Editors and Authors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

An approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, is required for research conducted in all disciplines including clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, requiring ethical committee decision, and retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law, and case reports, if it is required.
The ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors. This approval should be stated and documented during the submission process.

All manuscripts presenting data obtained from research involving human subjects must include a statement that the written informed consent of the participants was obtained and that the study was approved by an institutional review board or an equivalent body. Authors of case reports must submit the written informed consent of the subject(s) of the report or of the patient’s legal representatives for the publication of the manuscript.

All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, covering the latest revision date. Patient confidentiality must be protected according to the universally accepted guidelines and rules. Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental studies on animals must include a statement that the study protocol was approved by the animal ethics committee of the institution and that the study was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted guidelines, including the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Principles of Laboratory Animal Science, and the Handbook for the Care and Utilization of Laboratory Animals.

We prove that all editors and the scientific committee of this journal have adopted the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

As a member of the journals indexed in TR Index -a bibliographic / full-text database developed by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM-, the statements given below should be considered by the authors who aim to submit their papers to "Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine":
• "In studies that require ethics committee permission, information about the necessary permissions should be included in the article".
• In the articles to be evaluated in our journal, it should be stated in the article that ethics committee approval has been obtained. It should be clearly presented from which institution, on which date and with which decision or number number the permits were obtained.

We also recommend these guidelines for the research and publication ethics (

Ethical Responsibilities of The Editorial and Advisory Board

• The academic members of the related Boards are the scientist who have proven themselves and have committed to work for the journal without any self-interest.

• The members of the Editorial Board are appointed without any time limit by considering the branches of health sciences.

• The editor-in-chief or the editorial board may send an article to academics who are not members of the Editorial Board for review as a field editor or assistant editor, when necessary, depending on the field of the article.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Reviewers
In this journal, a double-blind peer-review process is used in the article evaluation steps. All reviewers and the authors are blind to the information regarding name, institution, and academic affliliations. It is impossible to make a contact for the reviewers and the authors with each other.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Authors
Authors of the journal warrant that:
• Their article is original;
• The work has not been submitted elsewhere, and is not under consideration with any other publication;
• The work does not include libelous, defamatory, or unlawful statements;
• Permission has been cleared for any third-party material included;
• Proof of consent has been obtained for any named individuals or organizations;
• Authorship has been agreed prior to submission and that no one has been ‘gifted’ authorship or denied credit as an author (“ghost authorship”).

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