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Manuscript Evaluation Process

Our MEDJ  is an open access, independent and unbiased international journal published in Turkish, ans English, , based on double-blind refereeing  procedures. All articles are reviewed by the  editor-in-chief,  chapter editor, at least two referees and editor of the statistics department.

Double- Blind Review  and Evaluation Process
Double-blind peer- review is a high -quality, objective and ethical method applied to evaluate scientific publications. The authors and institutions of the  articles subjected to evaluation are not notified to the reviewers. Likewise, authors do not know the identity of the reviewers who evaluate their works..

Publication Evaluation Process
Initial Evaluation Process
The  editor –in-chief evaluates the article in accordance with the purpose and scope of the journal, its suitability to the rules of writing, and the adequacy of English and Turkish language. At the conclusion of the review, articles which are not in accordance with the publication rules of the journal and the publishing policy are returned to the author. Plagiarism control is applied to articles that pass this stage. While the articles that are deemed suitable according to the results of the plagiarism report are included  in the preliminary evaluation process, the articles which are not approved are returned to the responsible article.

Pre-Assessment Process
During pre-assessment process, the manuscripts that  received the favourable opinions of the editor-in-chief, and passed the plagiarism check are referred to the editor of the respective field.editors  It is reviewed by field editors in terms of article,  scientific suitability to the journal, and sections of the manuscript (abstract, introduction, material / method, results, discussion, conclusion),  As a result of this review , the appropriate manuscripts  are taken into consideration during the referee evaluation process.

Referee evaluation process.
According to the contents of the manuscripts, at least two referees whose studies have been  published relevant to the field of medicine in question in international indices within the last five years is determined. The referee's recommendations sent  from the field editor is evaluated by the editor-in-chief,  and referees are assigned to evaluate the manuscripts.

Reports of the Referees
The referees evaluate the manuscript in terms of its scientific suitability, purpose, material / method, results and discussion. Proposals for corrections requested by  the referees are communicated to the authors and the authors are asked to revise their work. The results of the corrections submitted by the authors  are again  reviewed by the referees and the editor –in-chief  is  notified. If one of the two appointed referees express a negative opinion, then the manuscript  is  sent to  a determined third referee for  examination.

Statistical Review
The manuscripts approved by the referees are sent to the  editor of the statistics department. The manuscripts  that receive the approval of this editor are accepted for publication and passed to the printing phase.

Publication Process 
Accepted clinical or experimental research articles are generally published in the first issue following their acceptance for publication. Case presentations  may be published  6-9 months later dependent on the publication density of incoming manuscripts. 


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