Aim & Scope


Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal publishes case studies, original research and systematic review studies about Nutrition and Dietetics, Child Development, Language and Speach Therapy, Ergotherapy, Physiothreapy and Rehabilitation, Odiology, Nursing and other fields of health sciences.


This journal is indexed in TR-Dizin, SOBIAD and  Index Copernicus, and included in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Peer Review Process

Double Blinded Peer Review Policy

  • The submissions received from the authors are transferred to the section editors by the chief editor.

  • The section editors remove the information of the authors from the article texts before sending them to the reviewers.

  • For every submission, three reviewers are assigned. For the submission to get published, two acceptance decision out of three reviewers are required.  

  • The information of the reviewers is kept confidential. 

  • The corrections offered by the reviewers are made visible to the authors without revealing the names of the reviewers.

  • Up to the end of the review process, information of the authors and the reviewers are not shared.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge for any kind of lawful purpose.


This journal is licenced by LOCKSS licence for storing and distributing journal content at participating libraries.

Fee Policy

Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal does not demand any kind of charges for acts of submission, access and evaluation. 

Plagiarism Screening Policy

In order to prevent plagiarism cases, the submissions are put in the process of plagiarism control via iThenticate by the section editors. If the estimated rate of plagiarism in an article is above 30 %, that submission is sent back to the authors for readjustments.

Content Licencing

Creative Commons (CC BY) licence which was preffed by Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences offers individuals to distribute, remix or work on the study as long as they citated.

Ethical Approval  

All clinical and experimental studuies must be within the lines of international ethical rules.





Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal publishes case studies, research articles and  systematic review articles in the areas of Nutrition and Dietetics, Child Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Audiology, Nursery and other areas of health sciences. The journal is published triannually: in April, August and December.

                                           Editorial Board