Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical and Legal Considerations

The SSHS adheres to the principles of transparency, ethical editorial practice, and publishing standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Manuscripts that report research studies submitted without prior human research ethics committee approval will not normally be considered for publication. In some instances, studies that have not received ethics approval may be published at the discretion of the journal providing that ethics approval would not normally be required (e.g. some quality improvement projects). Authors are requested to notify the editorial office upon submission of their manuscript and explain why ethics approval has not been secured.

Publication Policy

Sabuncuoglu Serefeddin Health Sciences (SSHS) is published three issues per year: April, August and December. The journal publishes original research articles in the field of health sciences. The language of the journal is English with Turkish abstract. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original and not be published anywhere (except research results presented and printed as abstract in the conference books) or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for the scientific content of the published manuscript.  Revisions in the manuscript or the order of authors are not allowed once a revised manuscript is accepted for publication. Each submitted manuscript is pre-reviewed by the journal’s editor(s) for its suitability for the Sabuncuoglu Serefeddin Health Sciences. The manuscript may be rejected before the peer review stage if it does not fit the scope of the journal. Also, the manuscript is sent back to author in case it is not well-written. Checking of manuscript by a native English speaker is recommended if it is written in English. If the manuscript is found to be suitable for peer review after the first evaluation made by the editorial office, it is sent to at least three reviewers. Manuscripts needing revision are electronically forwarded to the author(s). The author(s) should consider the reviewer's comments very carefully and explain each comment or criticisms one by one; they should also prepare a detailed explanation in case the author(s) do(es)n’t agree with the reviewer’s critics. The article is considered as a new submission, if it is not revised and returned to the editor within 30 days. The editor makes a final decision after consulted revisions and corrections made by author(s).