E-ISSN: 2587-0351 | ISSN: 1300-2694
Volume : 30 Issue : 3 Year : 2023

The average processing time for accepted or rejected articles in the last three months is 53 days.

Ethic İssues


Our publishing ethics and malpractice policies are governed by the , Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (joint statement by COPE, DOAJ, WAME and OASPA) and, where necessary, ICJME's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals reports.

Privacy statement

Personal information used on this website will be used for the stated purposes of Van Medical Journal. It will not be made available for any other purpose or by any other party. In order to protect the confidentiality of the study, the data about the returned, withdrawn, rejected articles will be deleted from the online article system within one month.

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.

Gender Issues

We encourage the use of gender neutral language.

Ethical Consent, Human and Animal Rights

Ethical standards in medical and pharmacological research are based on the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki and the World Associations of Medical Editors (WAME) Recommendations on Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals.

Authors of studies involving experiments on humans or human tissues, animals, or animal tissues should declare in their cover letter their compliance with the ethical standards of the institutional or regional committee on human experimentation/animal experimentation and include the committee's consent.

In studies requiring ethics committee approval, information about the permission (name of the committee should be left blank, date and number number) should be included both in the Materials and Methods section and before the references.

Informed Consent

Each participant in the studies has the right to decide what happens to the personal data collected, what they say during a study or interview, as well as any photograph taken. Therefore, it is important to obtain written informed consent from all participants before inclusion in the study. Identity information (names, dates of birth, identification numbers and other information) of participants participating in the study should not be published in written descriptions, photographs and genetic profiles of the participant (or parent or guardian) unless necessary for scientific purposes. In some cases it is difficult to ensure complete anonymity and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. If descriptive features are changed to preserve anonymity, such as in genetic profiles, authors should provide assurance that the changes will not distort scientific meaning. Photos or videos of patients should be withdrawn from publication after warning of the patient or a legal authority acting on his behalf.

The following statements should be included in the article text:

"Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study."

"Informed consent was obtained from all persons whose identity information is included in this article." (In case data of some patients have been published in the article or supplementary materials).


Research misconduct may include: manipulate research materials, equipment or processes; modify or exclude certain data in a way that would affect the results of the research in the article; plagiarism. If misconduct is suspected, editors will act in accordance with relevant COPE guidelines.
All allegations of misconduct are referred to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief and associate editors decide, after a thorough review, whether the incident is related to the possibility of misconduct. All claims are confidential and those submitting relevant written documents are kept anonymous as much as possible.

In the event of a possible misconduct by the Reviewers or Editors, an explanation will be requested from the authors. If it is satisfactory and the problem is caused by a mistake or misunderstanding, the problem can be easily fixed. Otherwise, the article will be rejected or returned, and the Editors may prohibit that person from re-uploading articles to the journal for a certain period of time.

When claims are about authors, the peer-review and publication process for their submissions will be suspended until the above-mentioned process is completed. Even if the authors withdraw the article, a review will be made and the review will continue until answers are received on this subject.

In case of allegations against referees or editors, the referee or editor will be removed from the post until the matter is investigated. Editors or referees found to be in scientific misconduct will be prevented from further relations with the journal and this situation will be reported to their institutions.

Retraction Policies

Article Retraction
According to the COPE Retraction Guidelines followed by this Journal, an article may be retraction for the following reasons:
Unreliable findings based on clear evidence of fraud (for example, fraudulent use of data) or honest error (for example, miscalculation or experimental error).

Unnecessary publication, eg findings previously published elsewhere without appropriate cross-reference, permission, or justification.
Plagiarism or other types of unethical research.
Retraction Procedure
Retraction should be done through the online article system by filling out the Article Retraction Form.

Authors Responsibilities

Ethical approval should be obtained for all clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, and this approval should be stated in the article. In the article; for experimental, clinical, and drug human studies, the ethics committee approval and the statement regarding the compliance of the study protocol with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 2013), the statement that signed consent was obtained from all subjects participating in the study, and the statement that written consent was obtained in the case reports.
Authors agree that their articles will be published in open access under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
Authors must ensure that their manuscripts are original.
Authors should not simultaneously submit the same article to more than one journal. Likewise, the author should not submit previously published articles for consideration.
Authors should present the article in a correct and grammatically correct form.
The authors are obliged to withdraw or correct them when they notice important errors in the article.
All the authors mentioned are expected to have contributed significantly to the research.
Authors should report any conflict of interest to the editors. If there is any conflict of interest, the ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should download the form and upload it separately.
Authors should identify all sources used in the creation of their article.
Authors should notify the editors of any errors they notice in their published articles.
Authors should acknowledge all major funders of research related to their manuscript and list all relevant financial sponsors.
All sources that have provided support for their publication should be clearly cited, usually with an acknowledgment (e.g. funding for article processing fee; language editing, etc.).

Responsibilities of the Referees

The reviewer should agree to review only articles for which they have the necessary subject expertise and can review in a timely manner.
The reviewer must respect the confidentiality of the review and should not share details of an article or review with third parties during or after the peer review process.
The referee should not use the information obtained during the evaluation process for the benefit of himself/herself, another person or organization, or to put others at a disadvantage or damage his reputation.
The arbitrator should declare all potential conflicts of interest, even if they are not sure whether something creates a relevant interest.
Peer-reviews should not be influenced by a manuscript's origin, nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender, or other characteristics of authors or commercial concerns.
The referee should avoid being hostile or provocative, make defamatory or derogatory personal comments, and should be objective and constructive in reviews.
Recognize that peer review is largely a mutual effort and commit to performing their fair share of review in a timely manner.
Provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise.
Be aware that impersonating another person during the review process is considered serious misconduct.
For further details, refer to COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Editors' Responsibilities

Editors take the main responsibility for the scientific quality of the articles under consideration and base their decisions solely on the importance, originality, clarity and relevance of the articles to the scope of publication.
Editors are not expected to provide a comprehensive linguistic editing or copy editing of an article, but are expected to focus on its scholarly quality and overall style, which should correspond to good practice in clear and concise academic writing.
Editors are expected to detect and correct minor errors in spelling or style during the editing process.
Editors should always consider the needs of authors and readers when trying to improve publication.
Editors must ensure the quality of manuscripts and the integrity of academic records.
Editors must maintain the anonymity of reviewers.
Editors should ensure that all research materials they publish comply with internationally accepted ethical rules.
Editors should take action if they suspect misconduct and make all reasonable attempts to find a solution to the problem.
Editors should not reject articles based on suspicion and should have evidence of misconduct.
Editors should not allow any conflict of interest between authors, reviewers and board members. If there is a conflict of interest with any of the article authors or the institution, it should be withdrawn from the article.

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