Medical Journal of Suleyman Demirel University (Med J SDU) is a journal published by Suleyman Demirel University and is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.
Med J SDU is an international, scientific, open access, online/published journal in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles.
Med J SDU publishes the researches in the fields of health sciences including clinical and experimental studies, reviews on current topics, case reports, editorial comments and letters to the editor and aimed to contribute the dissemination and sharing these articles with science world.
The journal’s publication language is Turkish and English.
Med J SDU is indexing in both international (DOAJ, EBSCO) and national (TR Dizin) indexes.
There is no charge for publishing or no copyright fee is paid to the authors.
Med J SDU has adopted the policy of providing open access with the publication.
Authors' credentials and e-mail addresses are in no way used for other purposes.
The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).
Originality, high scientific quality and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.
An approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, www.wma.net) is required for experimental, clinical, and drug studies and for some case reports. If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors.
• For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo.
• For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly.
• Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript.
• It is the authors’ responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, releases signed by the patient or their legal representative should be enclosed.
All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate) and the limitation without similarity is 25%.
The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.
When submitting a manuscript to Med J SDU, authors accept to assign the copyright of their manuscript to the journal. If rejected for publication, the copyright of the manuscript will be assigned back to the authors. Med J SDU requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Transfer Form (available for download http://dergipark.gov.tr/journal/1126/submission/start). When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).
Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Med J SDU reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.
Keywords: Suleyman Demirel University, Medical Faculty, Journal
Subject: Medicine (General)
Publisher: Suleyman Demirel University
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