Article Retraction & Withdrawal

The author (s) can request the withdrawal of an article during the article pre-check or evaluation process. Applications for withdrawal requests of an accepted article will not be considered. Author (s) who wish to withdraw their work outside of the evaluation process or publication phase should complete the Withdrawal form and send the scanned version to the editorial board via [email protected]. The Editorial Board examines the withdrawal notification and makes a decision within 15 days at the latest.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal include the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The editorial and publishing processes of the Selcuk Medical Journal are conducted in accordance with the principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

The Editorial Board will act in accordance with COPE rules in the face of claims and suspicions of plagiarism, citation manipulation and data forgery of works submitted to our journal. The Editorial Board of the journal handles cases of objections and complaints within the scope of COPE guidelines. Authors can contact the Chief Editor or Editorial Board directly for objections and complaints. When necessary, an impartial representative is ap- pointed for issues that the Editorial Board cannot solve within itself. The Chief Editor will make the final decision in the decision-making process for appeals and complaints.

Publisher and editor always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.