Balıkesir Journal of Health Sciences (Balıkesir Health Science Journal) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific journal that aims to reach all national and international medical institutions and personnel, published by Balıkesir University Health Sciences Institute. Balıkesir Journal of Health Sciences is to contribute to the literature and provide professional development by publishing original clinical and experimental research articles, case reports, reviews and news in the fields of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Health Sciences, Physical Education and Sports in Turkish and English languages, free and open access.
Balıkesir Health Sciences Journal is open to all publications that will contribute to the field of health sciences. Balıkesir University Journal of Health Sciences (Balıkesir Sağlık Bil Journal): Original clinical and experimental research articles and case reports in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition and Dietitian, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Physical Education and Sports in Turkish and English languages, publishes compilations. The journal is published as a volume every year and 3 issues a year (April-August-December). Publications in different categories are accepted. The features sought in research articles and publications in other categories are detailed in the Editorial Guide of Balıkesir Health Sciences Journal.
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After all studies are sent to the journal, their compliance with the journal writing rules is checked by the language editor.
Manuscripts can only be submitted via the journal's online submission and evaluation system, https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/journal/2670/submission/step/manuscript/new. Manuscripts sent from any other medium will not be considered.
Checking the compliance of the articles submitted to our journal with the principles and rules to be followed during the preparation of an article, considering the International standards is important for raising the standards of scientific publishing.
The standards that must be followed during the preparation of an article to be sent to the Balıkesir Journal of Health Sciences and accepted and implemented by international scientific journals are as follows:
1) Copyright Transfer and Authorship Confirmation Form (https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/11142)
2) Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (http://www.icmje.org/disclosure-of-interest/)
3) Ethics Committee Certificate,
4) Similarity Report,
5) File with Author Information (Unblinded Title + Full Text file)
6) File Without Author Information (Blind Title + Full text file)
On the title page
In the main text file should not include the informations about the authors, the institutions they work for, etc.
Original research articles are reported studies that have completed scientific research processes that present original and important scientific results on topics suitable for the scope of the journal. The original research main text file should contain the following sections, respectively;
Review articles about all topics related to health sciences should be prepared directly or by authors who have knowledge and studies in the field or are invited, and they must include up-to-date resources. It is especially preferred if the author has published publications on the subject.
The main text file of the review article should have the following sections, respectively; English and Turkish Title; English and Turkish Abstracts (each not exceeding 200 words), Main and Sub-titles and References.
Case reports are articles supported by documents about rare events that differ in diagnosis and treatment.
The case report main text file should contain the following sections, respectively; English and Turkish Title; English and Turkish Abstract (each not exceeding 200 words), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion and References.The case report main text file should contain the following sections, respectively; English and Turkish Title; English and Turkish Abstract (each not exceeding 200 words), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
Word upper limit
(Turkish / English)
Abstract word upper limit
(Turkish / English)
|Reference upper limit|
|Original article||3 500 / 4000||200 / 250||30|
|Case report||3 500 / 4000||200 / 250||30|
|Traditional review||3 500 / 4000||200 / 250||40|
|Systematical review and meta-analysis||3 500 / 4000||200 / 250||60|
|Letters to editor||1 000 / 1250||None||10|
“Escherichia coli...... like E.coli” The genus names and antibiotic names settled in Turkish, such as staphylococcus.....streptococcus, should be written in Turkish.
Carriage Return and Line Spacing
Line numbers (continuous) should be added to the text of the article.
Numbering of Pages
Keywords are one of the most important elements that enable researchers to reach a published article. It is of great importance in the citation of the article and in the contribution of it to the science that, the keywords are specified in a sufficient number and standardized terminology suitable for the subject of the article.
1. It should be written in Turkish and English, and the number of the keywords should be at least 3.
2. Keywords should be separated from each other by commas (,) and the first letters of the them should be capitalized.
3. English keywords should be given in accordance with "Medical Subject Headings (MESH)". The keywords can be accessed by typing the appropriate words for the relevant topic on the page opened by clicking the following link (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
4. Turkish keywords should be given in accordance with the “TR Index Key Terms List” and “Turkish Science Terms (TBT)” (http://www.bilimterimleri.com).
It is a wide medical-biological terminology index, which is used for the classification of articles in major international article search directories and databases, aims to bring a standard to medical-biological terminology and is constantly updated, where the keywords of English articles can be selected.
Organizing Main Sections and Subsections
• The titles of the main section and subsection should be written justified to the left.
• All headings and subsection headings, including the main section, should be in 10 pt bold, not italicized, the text after the heading should start on a bottom line, and colons should not be used.
• The titles of the main chapters, including the connectors, should be written in CAPITAL, and the headings of the subsections should be written in the form of sentences, that is, only the first letter of the first word should be written in capital letters.
• All table and figure titles should be in 10 pt and bold.
Sample; Table 1. Frequency of smoking according to sociodomographic characteristics of the study group.
• The text size of the explanations following the titles should generally be 8-10 pt. However, authors can be flexible in the font sizes of the explanations, provided that they are legible.
• Table and figure explanations should be written as follows; a dot should be placed after the number and a space must be left after the dot. Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized, the other letters should be in lower case, and a dot should be placed at the end of the explanation.
• Table footnotes should be 9 pt.
Sample; Figure 2. Subgroups of beta-lactam antibiotics.
• If the explanations continue on the lower lines, the second and other lines should be aligned from the end of the table and figure number.
• If more than one figure that is related to each other should be on the same page, a single figure number should be given all of them, and the letters a), b), c),.... should be placed on each of them, respectively, and each of them should be explained separately.
• Sample; “Fig. 2. Beta-lactam antibiotics.
• Penicillins, b) Cephalosporins, c) Others.”
Every reference given in the article must be included in the REFERENCES section of the article. Most of the references should consist of studies within the last 5 years.
If the means of expression like the pictures, figures etc. are taken from a source, this should be indicated by showing the source at the place where it is cited in the text and must be included in the reference, taking into account the reference order in the text.
The current “APA REFERENCE SYSTEM” should be used throughout the article.
Documents related to the APA Reference System format can be accessed from the link below:
APA: Resource references should be included in the APA standards, as in the "REFERENCES" header from https://apastyle.apa.org/.
If there is a DOI of the referenced studies, it should be added.
|Referee||Referee opinion||Referee suggestion||Reply to referee|
|Major correction||Linguistic quality and fluency should be reviewed.||Linguistic quality and fluency were reviewed and changes were marked in red.|
|Referee 2 ||Minor correction||The conclusion should be rewritten considering the findings of the research.||The results were rewritten considering the findings.|
*Each referee suggestion and the response given to the referees should be indicated in the table by adding a new line.
After the referee response table, the article file where the corrections are indicated in RED should be included. The revised article file should not be uploaded to the system as a separate file, but should be uploaded as a REFEREE RESPONSE file.
This guide should be carefully reviewed by all researchers who will submit a study to the Journal.
The sources used in preparing these policies are specified at the end of the guide.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Ethical Responsibilities of scolds
To be sure of the accuracy of the data related to the study, to keep the records of the research in order and to be able to give access to these data upon possible request.
Make sure that the article you submit has not been published or accepted elsewhere.
Accept this conflict and cite if the content it presents matches with the published or presented content, if necessary, provide the editor with a copy of any work that may contain similar content, obtain permission to reproduce or use any content from other sources, citation.
Ensure that all work involving human or animal subjects comply with national and international laws and guidelines (for example, WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on the Use of Animals), confirm that the necessary approvals have been obtained, and respect subject privacy. To indicate relevant ethical committee approvals and research details in the "Materials and Methods" section of the study.
In case of any conflict of interest, to share it with the editor and publisher when it detects an ethical violation related to the article, to publish a statement of error, addendum, indemnity or withdraw the work when deemed necessary.
Editors' Ethical Duties and Responsibilities
To act in a balanced, objective and fair manner in the performance of their duties without discrimination on gender, religious or political beliefs, authors' ethnic or geographical origin.
To evaluate the articles submitted to the journal according to their content, not to show any privileges to any author.
To take the necessary measures to prevent possible conflicts of interest and to evaluate existing statements, if any.
To treat sponsored studies or studies on special topics in the same way as other studies,
In case of a complaint of ethical violation, to follow the necessary procedures by adhering to the journal's policies and procedures. To give the authors an opportunity to respond to the complaint and not to avoid applying the necessary sanctions regardless of who the work belongs to.
To reject the incoming work if it is not suitable for the journal's purpose and scope.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
To review the article objectively in a timely manner in order to contribute to the editor's decision-making process and to agree to evaluate only the studies related to the area of expertise
To make the evaluation objectively only in relation to the content of the study. To evaluate working without considering religious, political and economic interests.
To provide guidance that will help to increase the quality of the article to be published and to examine the work meticulously. To convey your comments to the author in a constructive and courteous language.
To protect the confidentiality of the information provided by the editor and the author, to destroy the study after the evaluation process due to the principle of confidentiality, to notify the editor if there is a situation against blind refereeing and not to evaluate the work.
To be aware of potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative, or other relationships between author and author) and, if necessary, to alert the editor to withdraw their assistance for this article.
Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities
Among the stakeholders involved in a scientific study, the publisher should act within the scope of all these ethical principles.
The publisher is obliged to use its communication power without any individual benefit and to direct its target audience correctly.
It protects the property and copyright of every published work and undertakes the duty of archiving every published product.
People should not hesitate to contact the publisher when faced with an unethical situation.
Some of the actions considered to be against scientific research and publication ethics:
Plagiarism: Showing others' original ideas, methods, data or works as their own work, partially or completely, without reference to scientific rules,
Fraud: Using data that does not actually exist or has been falsified in scientific research
Distortion: Falsifying the research records or the data obtained, showing the devices or materials not used in the research as being used, distorting or shaping the research results in line with the interests of the people and organizations,
Republishing: To present repetitive publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,
Slicing: Dividing the results of a research into pieces in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research and inappropriately and publishing in more than one issue and presenting these publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,
Unfair authorship: Including non-active contributors among the authors or not including those who are, changing the author's order in an unjustified and inappropriate manner, removing the names of those with active contributors from the work in subsequent editions, using their influence to include their names among the authors, even though they have no active contribution,
Not specifying the supporting persons, institutions or organizations and their contributions in the publications made as a result of researches conducted with the support
Using thesis or studies that have not yet been submitted or have not been accepted as a source without the permission of the owner,
Failing to comply with ethical rules in research conducted on humans and animals, not respecting patient rights in their publications, harming animal health and ecological balance, not obtaining necessary permissions,
Misusing the resources, places, facilities and devices provided or allocated for scientific research,
To make false or misleading statements regarding scientific research and publications in academic appointments and promotions,
Plagiarism (plagiarism) is an ethical violation, regardless of whether it is intent or not. It is unethical and unacceptable if the studies are similar to other sources without reference and publication in this form.
The Editorial Board can act in accordance with COPE rules against allegations and suspicions of plagiarism, citation manipulation and data fraud related to the articles submitted to the journal.
Articles with an Ithenticate similarity index of more than 15%, excluding references, and studies that do not have ethics committee approval and whose copyright transfer form is not signed by all authors are not considered for publication in our journal.
Studies submitted to our Journal for publication must have the quality of original work that has not been previously published or sent to be published elsewhere. When submitting their work, individuals are obliged to declare that the work has not been published on any other platform before, in whole or in part, and that they have not evaluated for publication. In case of a contrary situation, the author will be held responsible in accordance with the relevant sanctions.
The authors agree to waive the copyright of their work and must transfer the copyright of their work to the INSTITUTION together with the submission for evaluation. This transfer becomes binding upon the acceptance of the article for publication. No part of the printed material can be used elsewhere without the written permission of the publisher.
The publication processes of the journal are the International Medical Journals Editorial Board (ICMJE), the World Medical Editors Association (WAME), the Scientific Editors Council (CSE), the Publication Ethics Board (COPE), the European Science Editors Association (EASE) and the National Information Standards organization (NISO). It is conducted in accordance with the guidelines
The authors; All unregistered rights other than patents, copyrights, the right to reproduce the work for their own purposes provided that they do not sell the work, the right to use all or part of the work in the author's own books and other academic works, provided that the source is indicated, on personal websites provided that the work credential is specified, or the university reserves its rights, such as the right to keep it in its open archive.
When using previously published content, including ancillary images, tables or any other content in print or electronic format, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. The legal, financial and criminal responsibility in this matter belongs to the authors.
Authors who will submit a study to our journal must fill in the "Copyright Transfer and Conflict of Interest Declaration Form" document. The author (s) must sign the filled form with a wet signature. The signed form must first be scanned and sent to the Journal by e-mail at the first application and then by mail.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Situations that provide economic or personal benefits create a conflict of interest. Reliability of scientific process and published articles; It is directly related to objectively handling conflicts of interest during the planning, implementation, writing, evaluation, editing and publication of the scientific study.
Financial relationships are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest, and it is inevitable to damage the credibility of the journal, authors and science. These conflicts can be caused by individual relationships, academic competition, or intellectual approaches. Authors are responsible for restricting access to all data of the study or analyzing, interpreting, preparing articles, publishing, etc. As far as possible, it should avoid entering into agreements with sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with their abilities.
In order to avoid conflicts of interest, editors should also avoid bringing together people who may have a relationship during the evaluation of the work. Editors who make the final decision about the articles should also have no personal, professional or financial ties with any of the issues they will decide on. Individuals should inform the editorial board of possible conflicts of interest so that articles can be evaluated within the framework of ethical principles and an independent process can be carried out.
Our editorial board works devotedly to ensure that the evaluation process is carried out in an impartial manner, considering all these situations.
Resources used in the preparation and adoption of policies:
Budapest Open Access Statement
ICMJE (International Committee Of Medical Journal Editors)
COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)
Education and Science Journal Publication Policies
DOAJ Principles Of Transparency And Best Practice In Scholarly Publishing, Version 3
YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive
Our journal has adopted the Open Access Policy and no fee is charged from the authors, including evaluation and publication, for the publications sent to our journal.