Article Evaluation process

The all correspondences (manuscript submission, follow up, reviewers reports, revision files, acceptance form and other forms about publications) about Selcuk Medical Journal should be made online at Articles submitted to Selcuk Medical Journal (Selcuk Med J) go through a three-stage process, which is Preliminary Examination, Scientific Evaluation and Preparation for Publication. These processes are planned and implemented by the Editors. Maximum care is taken to ensure that this process is finalized within three months by the editor and the editorial board. However, this period may be longer due to unavailable delays.

Selcuk Medical Journal publishes original articles on clinical or experimental work, case histories reporting unusual syndromes or diseases, brief reports, technical and educative reviews, recent advancement of knowledge of the medical sciences with original images, questionnaires of defining disease, and letters to the editor.

Final recommendation for publication is made by the editorial board and at least two independent reviewers. Before reviewers decide to accept a request to review, they might want to know more about the peer review process and how to conduct a review. Reviewers evaluate article submissions to journal based on the requirements of Selcuk Medical Journal, predefined criteria, and the quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. Reviewers provide feedback on the paper, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article. The ultimate decision always rests with the chief editor but reviewers play a significant role in determining the outcome.

If a reviewer has conflict of interest regarding article, he should inform it to the editor. Reviewers should ensure the rigorous standards of the scientific process by taking part in the peer-review system. Also they should uphold the integrity of the journal by identifying invalid research, and helping to maintain the quality of the journal. Reviewers should be volunteer to prevent ethical breaches by identifying plagiarism, research fraud and other problems by dint of their familiarity with the subject area. The copyrights of articles accepted for publication is belonged to journal. This is determined by the assignment of copyright statement, signed by all authors.

The journal is published four times in a year. The language of the journal is Turkish and/or English. Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be published before or not under consideration elsewhere (in the case of previous oral or poster presentation of the paper at scientific meetings author should inform the journal). The full responsibility of the articles (ethic, scientific, legal, etc.) published in the journal belong to the authors. If the paper is not prepared in conformity with the writing instructions, decision for its evaluation will be made by the members of the editorial board. The articles have not been published anywhere before and no other journal has been sent for the publication. Plagiarism program (iThendicate) is used in Selcuk Medical Journal. Articles with similarities that exceed the academic citation limit and/or articles that are not prepared in accordance with the publication rules will not be evaluated. All studies require approval of the ethics committee and certification of this certificate will be the basis for the publication of the manuscripts.

All studies should be informed of the level of authors' contribution and approval. The study should also be informed that there is no financial conflict of interest at any stage, including data collection, experimentation, writing and language editing. Commercial sponsorship should be reported if it is in work.

Evaluation Result

Opinions from referees are reviewed by the editor / associate editors within 15 days at the latest. As a result of this review, it conveys its final decision to the author (s).


Objection to the Evaluation Result

The author (s) reserves the right to object to the evaluation results. Author (s) should send their objections to the evaluation results by e-mail to [email protected] within 15 days after the decision has been communicated to them. Objections are reviewed by the editorial board within one month at the latest.