ORTADOĞU TIP DERGİSİ - ORTADOGU MEDICAL JOURNAL

Publications Ethics

Every author should state that the article or part of the article has not been published elsewhere and is not in the process of being evaluated in another journal at the same time. Abstracts of less than 400 words are excluded from this restriction. Oral or poster presentations presented at the congresses should be stated on the title page by giving the name of the congress, place and date.

Submitted manuscripts are checked for compliance of journal format and against any plagiarism. Manuscripts that are not suitable for journal or that are highly plagiarised are sent back to author(s). All manuscripts are evaluated by at least two reviewers using the double-blind evaluation method. The manuscripts are evaluation for their scientific importance, originality, and accuracy. Accepted manuscripts may be subject to further language editing. After the editorial process is completed, the order and name of the author(s) cannot be modified.

The protocol of clinical trials should be approved by the ethics committee. In all studies on people, there should be a sentence in the "Materials and Methods" section that the study was approved by the relevant committee or that the study was carried out in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of Principles (www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm). It should be stated in the text that all people included in the study signed the informed consent form. Ortadogu Medical Journal will assume that all submitted manuscripts are prepared in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, that institutional ethics and legal permissions have been obtained, and will not accept responsibility if proved otherwise. If the "Animal" item is used in the study, the authors must state that they protect animal rights and get approval from the ethics committees of their institutions in accordance with the Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) principles.

All submitted manuscripts should conform to the research and publication ethics in accordance with the requirements of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and international standards set by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).