Kocaeli Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi (Journal of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University) (KOU Sag Bil Derg; journal abbreviation; ISSN: 2149-8571) was newly indexed in the world largest open-access database-DOAJ (the Directory of Open Access Journals). The official website of KOU Sag Bil Derg on DOAJ is https://doaj.org/toc/2149-8571 by date of 31-05-2019. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It now contains 13,325 Journals 10,337 searchable at Article level 4,026,661 Articles from 130 countries.
Journal is a double-blind peer review, independent and objective, unbiased, open access, triannual (January, May and September) online scientific publication of Institute of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University. The journal seeks articles related to the multidiciplinary health sciences and medicine. The language of journal is English and Turkish. DOI ID (DOI prefix: 10.30934/kusbed.[Manuscript ID]) numbers are given to all manuscripts. Total of three issues published in a year form a volume of the journal.
The journal does not charge any article fee during the submission, evaluation and publication process. There is not an open access publication fee for authors. The full text files (PDF) of all published articles can be accessed free of charge from http://dergipark.gov.tr/kusbed. KOU Sag Bil Derg has adopted to provide open-access journal policy defined by Budapest Open Access Initiative with the publication.
Aim of the journal is to convey the current developments recorded in the basic and clinical medical sciences, and other health fields in Turkey and world, to present the original studies and share them with the scientific world and at the same time to create a scientific platform in which the developments are discussed with positive and negative aspects.
The Journal Editorial Board acts in accordance with the principles and guidelines of ICJME (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).
The journal aims to contribute to all disciplines in the field of health by publishing experimental and clinical studies, original research, compilation, case presentation and editorial letter prepared in harmony with ethical rules.
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration by KOU Sag Bil Derg should not been published previously, and/or are not submitted and/or being considered for publication elsewhere. The name, place and the date of the meeting should be written as footnote if manuscripts were presented in any scientific meeting.
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically by the submission link. Authors are responsible for all content of the manuscripts. Rights to the use and reproduction, including in the electronic media, of all communications, papers, photographs and illustrations appearing in this journal belong to the Institute of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University without prior written permission of part or all of and material is forbidden. Exclusive rights are reserved. Published content of the journal is in authors’ own responsibility. Kocaeli University, Insitute of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University, editors, employees and the publisher do not accept any financial, legal or any other liability for the published material.
The author(s) doesn’t hold the copyright without restrictions and also doesn’t retain publishing rights without restrictions. Author and general public could not use the work commercially without permission from the publisher (please check Copyright Policy and CC license details for more information).
Additionally, the first publication right belongs to the journal. Exclusive rights (commercial etc.) of the published papers belong to the journal. There is not a payment to the authors as copyright fee.
In Kocaeli University Journal of Health Sciences, article submission and all publishing processes (all of author, reviewer and editorial transactions, evaluation, and contacts) are carried out through the DergiPark system. Click the "Submit Article" icon to submit an article.
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