Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

  • Open Access Policy

    Kirsehir Ahi Evran University Journal of Health Sciences supports the open access initiative of the peer-reviewed journal literature included in the Budapest Open Access Initiative and presents all the articles it publishes free of charge in an environment where everyone can read and download it. Open access to this declaration; scientific literature can be accessed, read, saved, copied, printed, scanned, linked to the full text, indexed, transferred to software as data and used for any legal purpose without financial, legal and technical barriers via the Internet. / ).

    Articles published in Kırşehir Ahi Evran University Journal of Health Sciences can be used without permission from the authors and publisher, as long as the author and main source are cited.

    Ethics Policy

    Kirsehir Ahi Evran University Journal of Health Sciences adopts the directive titled “International Standards of EditorsandAuthors” prepared by COPE (Committee on PublicationEthics). In this direction, the journal expects the authors, editors and referees to adopt the following ethical responsibilities, which have been prepared by making use of the directive.

    Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

    The research must have been conducted in accordance with ethical rules and legislation.
    Research results; must be given accurately, without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data sharing.
    The research method should be clearly defined.
    Authors should state that the research is original, not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
    All authors should take joint responsibility for the submitted publication.
    All authors must have contributed to the research.
    The corresponding author should disclose financial support and conflicts of interest.
    The principles of the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed in all clinical studies.
    Informed consent should be obtained from the participants participating in the research, and information about this should be given in the method section.
    Experimental animals and animal studies should be treated according to the principles of the Laboratory Animal Care and Use Guide.
    The name of the committee regarding the ethics committee approval and the number and date of the decision should be given.
    Editors' Ethical Responsibilities

    Editors take responsibility for any published research.
    Editors initiate and conduct the appropriate peer review process in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Editors receive a similarity report for each new article and review the text for plagiarism.
  • Editors maintain a completely transparent, thorough and honest editorial policy.
    Editors should save published research; should correct and publish a statement in cases such as retracting the publication, allegedly plagiarizing the suspicious publication or publication.
    Editors should monitor for abuse from the referee or other editors.
    Editors should critically evaluate the ethical situation in research on humans and animals.
    Editors; should tell reviewers and authors what is expected of them.
    Editors should have appropriate policies to deal with conflicts of interest.
    Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

    The referee evaluates the article sent to him in accordance with the purpose and scope of the journal in accordance with his professional responsibilities.
    It shares personal information, contact information and information about its area of ​​expertise and represents its area of ​​expertise fairly and accurately.
    Even if the reviewers are not able to do the review, they should give a response to the editor when the time given to evaluate the article and report the result has expired.
    The referees may reject the refereeing when they think that they cannot evaluate the article in the time given to them to evaluate the article.
    The first thing the referees will do is to read the article and review the publication policies of the journal.
    Reviewers cannot directly communicate with authors without the permission of the journal.
    Reviewers cannot get help from another researcher in the evaluation of the article.
    Double-blind peer review is adopted to prevent biases between reviewers and authors on race, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, commercial or gender-related issues.
    The referees submit the article evaluation by filling in the forms suggested by the journal.
    The reviewers submit their opinions, suggestions and comments to the editor for reading by the authors.
    If the evaluation result of the referees is accepted/corrected/rejected, the referee is asked for advice.

Peer Review Process

At the first stage, the articles sent to the journal are evaluated by the secretary in terms of compliance with the journal article writing rules. Afterwards, it is pre-evaluated by the editor and assistant editor, and its suitability for the purpose and scope of the journal, ethical issues and plagiarism are evaluated. The articles that pass the pre-evaluation process are sent to the field editor for review. The field editor can send corrections directly to the author or, if he sees fit, send the article to at least two advisory board members using a double-blind method. Advisory board members are selected from among independent experts who have publications and citations in the international literature on the subject of the articles. Research articles are evaluated statistically by the statistics editor in the advisory board. The authors agree to make necessary corrections by the members of the advisory board and the editor. After the articles are accepted for publication, no changes can be made in the number of authors, additions, deletions or changes in the name.

If the articles whose evaluation process is ongoing are withdrawn by the authors without a justification accepted by the journal, the article evaluation result is considered as "rejection". In addition, failure to respond in a timely manner for edits is considered a reason for the article evaluation result to be "rejected". The initial evaluation process of the articles sent to the journal is completed within 6-10 weeks and the authors are given feedback. Decisions made as a result of the evaluation process; “Minor revision”, “Major revision”, “Acceptance” and “Rejection”. Articles are published on average within one year from the date of first submission.

The journal is indexed in Sobiad Citation Index, Turkish Education Index and Turkey Citation Index.