Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery (ENT-HNS) Journal is the official journal of the Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Society. The ENT-HNS Journal is a local, periodical and open-access journal published 4 times a year on February, May, August and November. The authors are not charged a fee for the evaluation and publication of the manuscripts. The publication languages are Turkish and English.
The ENT-HNS Journal is published in order to provide current and ethical information on topics related to ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery field to ENT specialists, and scientists and clinicians associated to the branch.
The journal publishes research articles, surgical techniques, reviews of the experienced authors, case reports and images, evaluations of surgical technique, differential diagnosis, and medical books, and also reader letters about the published studies.
Manuscripts are only accepted from the web site of the journal: http://dergi.kbb-bbc.org.tr. Manuscripts that are sent to the journal via other ways like mail, e-mail, etc. will not be taken into consideration. The submitted manuscripts should not be sent to another journal for simultaneous evaluation, should not be published in any media, or should not be accepted for publication. If the manuscript has been presented before at any meeting; the name of the meeting, the date and the city where it was issued should be specified on the introduction page.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal are evaluated as double-blinded by at least two (2) independent referees. Manuscripts must be compatible with research and publication ethics. For this reason, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards should be taken into consideration during the evaluation and writing of the manuscripts.
Principles of Research and Publishing Ethics
Scientific writings submitted to the Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Journal should take into account the guidelines related to the Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics , the suggestions of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and International Standards for Editors and Authors of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) . Plagiarism, data falsification or fabrication, duplicate publication, redundant publication and including people who do not contribute to the study among the authors are among the unacceptable practices within the academic rules.
a) Plagiarism: Plagiarism deals with showing others' original ideas, methods, data or works as their own works, partially or completely without appropriate reference to scientific rules. In order to avoid plagiarism, writers must refer to scientific rules in an appropriate way and pay attention to giving reference to all scientific texts included in their research.
b) Data Fabrication: The use of data that are not actually present or have been changed in scientific research is handled within the scope of data fabrication. Authors should collect their data according to ethical rules and analyse it without exposing them to a change that will affect their validity and reliability in the process.
c) Distortion: Changing the records or data obtained from the research, showing unused equipment and materials as if they are used in the research, changing or shaping the results of the research in the interests of the supportive people and organizations are handled within the scope of distortion. Authors should be honest, objective and transparent in the information they provide related to the research process. They must refrain from violating ethical rules.
d) Publication Repetition: Presenting the same publication as separate publications without giving reference to previous publications is handled within the scope of publication repetition. Responsibility for publication of the studies at somewhere else previously or being currently in the evaluation process of another publication organ entirely belongs to the authors. Authors should avoid repetition and be attentive to send authentic and original research studies.
e) Redundant Publication: To disseminate the results of a research as separate publications by disintegrating and fragmenting the research in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research and publishing it in multiple publications are handled within the scope of redundant publication. Authors should consider the integrity of the research and avoid divisions that affect the results.
f) Authorship: Including people who do not contribute to the research among the authors or not including the contributors is covered under unjustified authorship. All authors should have contributed adequately to the planning of the research, the design, the collection of the data, the analysis, the evaluation, the preparation of the research for publication and the presentation of the final state.
g) Ethical Responsibility: The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration and holds that all reported research involving “Human beings” conducted in accordance with such principles. Reports describing data obtained from research conducted in human participants must contain a statement in the “material and methods” section indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board and affirmation that INFORMED CONSENT was obtained from each participant.
All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the “material 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 approval by the institutional ethical review board.
Case reports should be accompanied by INFORMED CONSENT whether the identity of the patient is disclosed or not. If the proposed publication concerns any commercial product, the author must include in the cover letter a statement indicating that the author(s) has (have) no financial or other interest in the product or explaining the nature of any relation.
The manuscripts published in the ENT-HNS Journal reflect the views and comments of the authors. The ENT-HNS Society, editor, editorial board and publishing house do not accept any responsibility and obligation for the information and comments given in the manuscripts.