About

EDITORIAL POLICY

Aims and Scope

The Ankara Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, current periodical journal belonging to the Department of Family Medicine of Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Medicine. Our journal is published four times annually and is listed in BASE, EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, SHERPA/RoMEO, TUBITAK Turkish Medical Index, Turkish Citation Index, Turkish MedlineJ-Gate, Journal Index, Journal TOCs, Cite Factor, HINARI, DOAJ, ROAD, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory, DRJI and other databases. Being a peer-reviewed journal, the manuscripts sent will be evaluated by consultants and should be appropriate for the current version of common rules (icmje_17.pdf)  indicated for biomedical manuscripts as defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Although the official language of the journal is English and Turkish, we are currently planning to publish articles written preferably in English language in 2016. Therefore, your manuscripts written in fluent English will be our first priority.

Ankara Medical Journal is dedicated to publishing mainly invited review articles, case reports, a topic with figures, letters to the editor, news and developments from the medical world and basic clinical research articles about family medicine, general medicine, medical education, health politics, community health and primary care. Articles will not be accepted for evaluation if they have been published or if they are considered for publication elsewhere and if they are not prepared according to the publication rules. Only articles sent online via our website  http://www.ankaramedicaljournal.com and sent by the full transfer of copyright form would be considered for publication. Free full-text articles can be accessed from the following link; www.ankaramedicaljournal.com.

Editorial Process and Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted for publication are strictly reviewed by at least two reviewers. Due to the Ankara Medical Journal’s double-blinded review principles, the names of the authors and reviewers are not known to the other. All submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software at least two times during the evaluation process to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. Once your article is accepted for publication, it may be subject to editorial revi­sions to aid clarity and understanding without changing the data presented.

The editor-in-chief has full authority over the editorial and scientific content of the Ankara Medical Journal and the publication time of the content.

Ankara Medical Journal does not charge any article submission or processing charges.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest and also, if there is any, the status for their financial support should be clear in the copyright transfer form and at the end of the article.

Ethics

Approval by the institutional ethical review board according to Helsinki Declaration is obligatory for experimantal, clinical and drug researches. Informed consents from participants should be obtained and these two points should clearly be declared in the ‘’Materials and Methods’’section.

All papers reporting animal experiments should include a statement in ‘’Materials and Methods’’ section giving assurance that all animals have received humane care in compliance with  the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and indicating for the approval by the institutional ethical review board. If necessary, a copy of the form could be required by the editor.

It is obligatory for the articles to be convenient in terms of research and publication ethics, the authors are responsible for their articles. 

Open Access 

Ankara Medical Journal has adopted the “open access policy” by considering the principle increasing the global exchange of the knowledge that generates useful results for humanity. Ankara Medical Journal is an "open access" journal the content of which is available to all users freely. Users can read the articles in full text, download, issue, print out and link to articles citing the journal without taking permission from the publisher or the author(s).

 

ANKARA MEDICAL JOURNAL-  COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM 

I (we) undersigned declare that I (we) took an active part in writing of the article, planning and execution of the study and analysis of the data.

I (we) undertake that; the article submitted follows all the ethical norms and regulations, is original, I (we) take all responsibility of the content of the article and that there is no conflict of interest.

This article or any study similar thereof has never been published at any journal or media (with the exclusion of being a poster abstract) or has never been submitted to any journal to be published.

I (we) as the undersigned author(s) have checked the latest version of the article and given full consent for publishment.

I (we) also give permission for the editors of the Ankara Medical Journal to revise and edit the article.

In case of acceptance of the article to be published; I (we) undertake to hand all registered copyrights over to Ankara Medical Journal (copy rights include printing, publishing, distribution of microfilms, electronic forms and similar reproductions of the article).

All liable ethical board permissions have been taken and if needed, I (we) guarantee to hand over all data of the study to the editors.

 

No financial support has been provided/ Financial support has been provided  from…………………………………………………….for this research.

 

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This form can be reproduced by photocopying if needed.