The Turkish Journal of Public Health (Turk J Public Health) is a peer reviewed journal published online three times a year and serving a broad audience in the field of Public Health and Community Medicine both nationally and internationally. Turk J Public Health aims to provide a medium for the rapid communication of advances and new knowledge in this field. The editor anticipates receiving manuscripts from the following areas of research: Health policy and management, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health economics, demography, social sciences for health, health education, health promotion, community nutrition, infectious diseases, disaster management, injuries, women's health, reproductive health, child health, chronic diseases, and occupational health.
Peer review is very important to improve the quality of the papers published in Turk J Public Health. Editorial board is the authorized body for the final decision about the manuscripts (MS) of those entering the peer review process. These evaluations consider the contribution of the MS to the public health literature. The MSs are delivered anonymously to the relevant previously registered referees in order to achieve impartiality.
Turk J Public Health expectations from the referees include the accuracy, objectivity fairness and being constructive as much as possible. MSs are evaluated by using a standard evaluation form.The assessments made by the referees are only visible for the chief editors and the handling editor of the related MS. The referees are expected not to share or discuss the information in the MS that was sent to them with other people.
1. Importance of submission: The manuscript’s strengths, whether it contains new and unique information, etc.
2. Introduction: Does the introduction justify the importance of the study? Are the objectives clearly stated?
3. Methodological Evaluation: The study design, inclusion/exclusion criteria, sampling, follow-up, data quality, methods of measurement, statistical evaluation, etc.
4. Results: Are the results clearly stated? Are tables and figures self- explanatory? Did the authors refrain from repeating in the text what is shown in tables and figures?
5. Discussion: Is the discussion comprehensive and satisfactory? Are the questions posed in the study adequately addressed? Are the conclusions justified from the data? Do the authors extrapolate beyond the data? Are limitations of the study addressed and constructive suggestions given for future research?
6. Other comments:The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.