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This guideline has been prepared by Logos Medical Publishing, by examining the leading national and international institutions of the publishing sector, and it has been found appropriate and adopted by the editorial board of the journal. It is recommended that all researchers who will send their studies to the journal should examine this guide carefully. The resources and international authorities used during the preparation proces of these policies are indicated at the end of the guideline.

  • Plagiarism Policy Click Here.

    Plagiarism (cheating) is a violation of ethics, regardless of whether it is intentional or not. It is a crime and an unacceptable code of conduct as it is unethical to submit, and publish manuscripts imitating other sources, with or without citing references,. Authors should not quote directly from other publication, they should give their information by using their original sentences and citing to the original publication. This also applies to self-citation. For this reason, due to publication policies Medeniyet MedJ , for all studies to be published in all of its periodicals, necessitates use of a plagiarism checker. 

    All studies submitted to our journal are evaluated twice using Turnitin or iThenticate software programs before being sent to the double-blind peer-review process and after passing the evaluation of the reviewers.

    In our study, our criterion is not a percentage of matching. An auditing is carried out by a specialized team excluding percentages of matching but considering the parameters, such as identification of matching paragraphs, whether or not citations and references are properly written in accordance with the writing rules of the journal, the places of the matching sentences/paragraphs in the article, and the sources with which they are matched. The prepared plagiarism report is sent to the relevant editor of the study. In consideration of the report, the editorial board may request from the author correction of the errors in the manuscript and sent it again or accept or reject it. The acceptance of the study is on the initiative of the Editor-in-Chief.

    The Editorial Board  acts in accordance with the COPE rules against allegations, and suspicions related to plagiarism, citation manipulation and fraudulent misrepresentation of the works submitted to the journal.

  • Ethical Policy Click Here.

    Submission is considered on the conditions that papers are previously unpublished, and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere; that authors have read and approved the content, and all authors have also declared all competing interests; and that the work complies with the Ethical Approval and has been conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e., COPE guidelines).  

    Human and Anımal Rıghts
    The policy of the journal is respectful of the Human and Animal Rights.. If the work involves the use of human or animal subjects, an approval of research protocols by an ethics committee in accordance with international agreements (“WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil”, "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition, 2011" and/or “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, 2012”) is required for all research studies. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. For all retrospective or prospective human studies and animal studies, ethics committee approval should be obtained and should be uploaded to the system during manuscript submission..

  • Copyright Click Here.

    For the readers;
    By citing to the author and the journal at the same time, without any profit making motive, and only for educational purposes, the readers can copy the article without the permission of the copyright holder.

    For the Authors;
    The manuscripts submitted to Medeniyet Medical Journal for publication should possess the characteristic features of an original work, and it must not have been previously published in any form or sent for publication at any time.

    The authors must agree to waive the copyright of their work and transfer it together with the submission of their manuscript for evaluation to the Medeniyet Medical Journal. The Editorial Board is authorized to publish the article. However, the authors reserve their patent rights, all unregistered rights other than copyright, the right to reproduce the article for their own purposes, and use all or part of their article in their own books and other academic works (on the condition that they provide references) the right to have it on their personal websites or in the university's open archive provided that they indicate the title of the study.

    The authors who will send their works to our journal should fill in the "Copyright Transfer Form", and sign the completed form (Electronic signature is not acceptable).  The signed form must be scanned and uploaded via the online submission system  during the manuscript submission steps.

  • Open Access Policy Click Here.

    Author (s) and copyright owner (s) grant access to all users for the articles published in the Medeniyet Medical Journal as free of charge. Articles may be used provided that they are cited.

    As a publisher that is aware of the fact that information should be easily accessible for the advancement of scientific studies Logos Publishing supports the open access initiative declared in Budapest Open Access Initiative which states that the peer-reviewed journal literature should be open access, and offers all the published articles free of charge in an environment where everyone can read and download. The term “open access” in this declaration means that” by means of internet, scientific literature can be accessed, read, recorded, copied, printed, scanned, linked to full text, indexed, transferred as data to the software, and used for all legal purposes without the financial, legal and technical barriers

    Considering the role of information sharing in the advancement of science, open access is of great importance for researchers and readers. For this reason, the articles published in this journal may be used as long as the author and the original source are cited. No permission is required from authors or publishers. The articles in journal are accessible through search engines, websites, blogs and other digital platforms.

    These open access policies accepted on September 12, 2012, and also adopted by our editorial board are also accessible at http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-translations/turkish-translation.

    As publisher of the Medeniyet Medical Journal, Logos Medical Publishing. Inc. does not demand any subscription fee, publication fee or similar payment for the access into electronic resources.

    Creative Commons
    A Creative Commons license is a public copyright license that provides free distribution of a copyrighted works or studies. An author uses the CC license when he or she wants to transfer the right to use, share or modify his/her work to third parties
    For all published articles, our journal accepts the "Creative Commons Attribution License" (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND)"

    This license allows others to create a different version by blending your work, to modify it slightly, or to create their works based on your own works for non-commercial purposes. Although their new works should be non-commercial and they must cite your work, they do not have to license the resulting derived works with the same terms.

    Open access is an approach that reinforces interdisciplinary development and encourages cooperation between different disciplines. For this reason, Medeniyet Medical Journal contributes to its field by offering more access to its articles and a more transparent review process

  • Conflict of Interest Click Here.

    Conditions that provide financial or personal benefit bring about a conflict of interest. The reliability of the scientific process and the published articles is directly related to the objective consideration of conflicts of interest during the planning, implementation, writing, evaluation, editing, and publication of scientific studies. 

    Financial relations are the most easily identified conflicts of interest and it is inevitable that they will undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and the science. These conflicts can be caused by individual relations, academic competition, or intellectual approaches. The authors should refrain as much as possible from making agreements with sponsors in the opinion of gaining profit or any other advantage that restrict their ability to access to all data of the study or analyze, interpret, prepare, and publish their articles In order to prevent conflicts of interest, editors should refrain from bringing together those who may have any relationship between them during the evaluation of the studies. The editors, who make the final decision about the articles, should not have any personal, professional or financial ties with any of the issues they are going to decide. Authors should inform the editorial board concerning potential conflicts of interest to ensure that their articles will be evaluated within the framework of ethical principles through an independent assessment process.

    If one of the editors is an author in any manuscript, the editor is excluded from the manuscript evaluation process. In order to prevent any kind of conflict of interest, the article evaluation process is carried out as double-blinded. Because of the double-blinded evaluation process, except for the Editor-in-Chief, none of the editorial board members, international advisory board members, or reviewers are informed about the authors of the manuscript or institutions of the authors.

    Our publication team works devotedly to ensure that the evaluation process is conducted in an impartial manner, taking all these situations into consideration.

    You can review the related link to get more detailed information about conflict of interest. The conflict of interest form that each author has to sign must be uploaded during the manuscript submission.


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