Authorship of The Paper

Authors who have published articles in the Journal of Health Sciences of the Kocaeli University (KOU Sag Bil Derg) accept the following conditions:

Scientific Responsibility

Articles to be published in terms of scientific publishing standards should be prepared in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors  (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

It is obligatory for the articles to be convenient in terms of research and publication ethics, the authors are responsible for their articles. 

The articles to be sent to start the evaluation process, must be submitted with the Copyright & Publishing Policy Consent Form which is signed by all authors. 

As the corresponding author, I also warrant that “The Institute of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University and the Journal Editors” will not be held liable against all copyright claims of any third party or in lawsuits that may be filed in the future, and that I will be the only person who will be liable in such cases. I also warrant that the article contains no libellous or unlawful statements, I/we did not use any unlawful method or material during the research, I/we obtained all legal permissions pertaining to the research, and I/we adhered to ethical principles during the research

The author is responsible for the copyright clearance of all elements in the article. In this context, the authenticity of all kinds of content and copyright elements in the article, the copyright problems that the author may have with third parties, and the copyright issues between the author and third parties should be acknowledged and committed to be completely beyond the scope of the journal.

The author states that, under this agreement, Journal of Health Sciences of Kocaeli University publishes scientific publications in order to contribute to academic publishing; they are not involved in any commercial business or transaction; they are not involved in the content; they must be fully and / or in writing their responsibility for the content.

Ethical Responsibility

Compliance with The Principles of Helsinki Declaration ( must be required in all the studies including “human” factor. In this kind of studies, writers are supposed to state in the methods part that they did the study in compliance with the principles and have taken the “informed consent” of the ethical councils and the other people participating the study.

If “Animal” factor is used in the study, writers are supposed to state in the methods part that they have protected the animal right according to the principles of Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals ( and they have taken ethics committee approval.

In case reports, patient’s informed consent must be taken regardless of the patient’s identity.

The information of the ethics committee approval should be indicated in the methods part together with the name, date and number of the committee.

Financial Disclosure

If there is a direct/indirect commercial connection or an institution sponsoring in the article, writers must state that they have no commercial relationship with the commercial product, medicine, company etc. and if any, what kind of a relationship they have (consultant, other agreements).

The authors are responsible for reporting all personal and financial relationships that may be involved in the study. Whether there is any conflict of interest in relation to the application or evaluation of the article must be clearly stated.

Author (s)'s Responsibilities

On behalf of all authors, as the corresponding author of the manuscript, I warrant that:

I. The manuscript submitted is my/our own original work; 

II. The journal accepts Authorship which defined as ICMJE criterias. “The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

a. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; 

b. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 

c. Final approval of the version to be published; 

d. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

III. I was authorised by all authors to transfer all royalties related with the manuscript and to enter into a binding contract with the journal as detailed in this Copyright & Publishing Policy Consent Form and I will be responsible in the event of all disputes that have occurred and that may occur,  

IV. e-mail and contact addresses of all authors have been entered into the KOU Sag Bil Derg manuscript submission page  

V. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted (Kocaeli Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi receives submissions that are not previously published 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;

VI. The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

VII. I transfer processing, reproduction, representation, printing, distribution, and online transmittal, to Kocaeli University  with no limitation whatsoever

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Transparency about the contributions of authors is encouraged, for example in the form of a author statement.


Table of Author Statement




Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims


Development or design of methodology; creation of models


Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components


Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/ reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs

Formal Analysis

Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data


Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection


Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools

Data Curation

Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse

Writing – Original Draft

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)

Writing – Review & Editing

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre-or postpublication stages


Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/ data presentation


Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team

Project Administration

Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution

Funding Acquisition

Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication