E-ISSN: 2587-0351 | ISSN: 1300-2694

About The Journal

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped according to the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and European Association of Science Editors (EASE).

Aims and Scope

Van Medical Journal is the non-profit, periodical scientific publication of Van Yuzuncu Yıl University Faculty of Medicine. Since 1997, it has been published regularly and uninterruptedly, 4 issues a year, in January, April, July and October. The official publication languages ??of the journal are Turkish and English, but we encourage researchers all articles uploaded to our journal to be in English.

Van Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal aiming to serve the scientific world by publishing articles in the titles of clinical research, review, case report and letter to the editor conducted in all fields of medicine.

Van Medical Journal encourages and provides faculty members, research assistants and specialist physicians to publish valuable research in all branches of medicine. In order for the submitted articles to be published in the journal, they must not have been previously published in another scientific publication, even in another language, and must not be under evaluation in another journal. If the submitted article has been presented in any meeting before; the name of the meeting, the date and the city where the meeting was held should be specified.

Editorial Structure

The Editor-in-Chief has full authority regarding the scientific content of the Van Medical Journal and the publication time of the content. The Editor-in-Chief also makes the initial evaluation of the incoming articles and decides whether to appoint an associate editor or reject the article. Associate editors appoint the referees, Statistics Editor and Language Editor related to the subject after the evaluation of the article, manage the revision processes and make the recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief after all processes. Unless there is an important mistake (lack of Ethical Consent, inconsistencies in the article, etc.), the Editor-in-Chief does not oppose the recommendations of the associate editors. Statistics Editors evaluate all articles sent to them statistically. The Language Editor evaluates the article content in terms of language proficiency. If an editor is concerned about the integrity of the work, he may reject any article at any time before it is published, including after it has been accepted.

Open Access Statement

Our journal is an open access journal meaning that all content is freely available to the user. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without prior permission from the publisher or author. This fits the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The journal's content is licensed under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License, which allows third parties to share and adapt the content for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution to the original work.


All statements or opinions expressed in the articles published in the Van Medical Journal reflect the views of the author(s), not the views of the editors, editorial board and/or publisher. Editors, editorial board and publisher do not accept any responsibility or liability for expressions and opinions.


Van Medical Journal is indexed by Tübitak/Ulakbim-TRDİZİN, DOAJ, EBSCO, J-Gate, DRJI, CABI, Turkish Medline, Turkey Citation Index and Google Scholar.


All articles published in the Van Medical Journal are stored both online on the website and in print in the archive of the Faculty of Medicine.

Pricing Policy
Van Medical Journal does not charge any fees, neither at the stage of article evaluation nor at the stage of publication. It does not pay any fee for the articles that are decided to be published.

Appeals and Complaints

Appeals and complaints are handled by the journal's Editorial Board within the scope of the COPE guidelines. Objections must be based on the scientific content of the article. The final decision on the appeal and complaint is made by the Editor-in-Chief. An Ethics Editor is appointed to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. Authors should contact the Editor via e-mail at [email protected] regarding their objections and complaints.

Advertising Policy

Our website accepts advertisements about medical products (drugs, medical devices, etc.). The person, institution or organization that wants to advertise should contact the secretary given at the contact address of our website. Acceptance and/or rejection of advertisements is at the discretion of the journal owner. Ads are played randomly regardless of user profile. Published advertisements do not affect the content of the journal in any way.

Revenue Sources

All necessary financial resources for the Van Medical Journal are provided by the Van Yuzuncu Yil University Rectorate.

Editor in Chief: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Arisoy
Address: Bardakci Mah. Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Chest Diseases.
E-Mail: [email protected]

Publisher: Van Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine
Address: Bardakci District, Van Yuzuncu Yil University Campus, Tusba/Van

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