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EDITORIAL POLICIES

Overview

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery is scientific journal that aim to reach all national &i nternational medical societies and to publish retrospective, prospective clinical studies experimental researches, reviews, case reports, editorial comment/discussions, letters to the editor,medical education, scientific letters, surgical techniques, distinctive diagnosis, original images, diagnostic evaluations, medical book reviews, questions-answers and recent issues that determine medical agenda, that may be related with all topics of medicine.
Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery cannot commits to rigorous, double-blind peer review, and stipulates freedom from commercial influence, and promotion of the highest ethical and scientific standards in published articles.
Neither the Editor(s) nor the publisher guarantees, warrants or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication.
Articles are accepted for publication on the condition that they are original, are not under consideration by another journal, or have not been previously published.
Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by relevant permission for their use from the copyright owner and authors.

Guidelines

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of :
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),
World Association of Medical Editors (WAME),
Council of Science Editors (CSE),
European Association of Science Editors (EASE),
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE),
International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM).

Authorship

“Author” is considered to be the independent intellectual contributor to a published study and s/he has to fulfill the four criteria stated as authorship index listed below:

   1. S/he has to provide important contributions to conceptual or planning stages of the study or collection/processing, analysis or interpretation of the data,
   2. S/he has to make important intellectual/conceptual critical corrections for the preparation of study design or for the content.
   3. S/he has to give approval for the study that is ready for publication,
   4. S/he has to guarantee that questions about the accuracy and integrity of any part of the study have been searched and solved, and acknowledge that s/he is responsible for every detail of the study.

Anyone who is indicated as an author should have the characteristics of an author and the ones with these characteristics should be listed in the study in order. The order of the study should be the consensus of the co-authors.

The authors should be prepared to explain the author's list when required. It is the collective responsibility of the authors, not the journal to which the work is submitted, to determine that all people named as authors meet all four criteria.

The corresponding author, after the study is published, should provide data and supplementary information when required.

Any contribution that is not qualified for authorship criteria should be mentioned in the “acknowledgement” section. Fundraising, data collection, general supervising of the study group, spell checking or technical editing, reduction and editing alone do not qualify for authorship; therefore they are the titles to be mentioned in the “acknowledgement” section.

It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets scientific criteria.

Changes in authorship

The writers' names and placement that are indicated in the copyright transfer form will be considered after the process of the manuscript is started.
After this stage;
- A writer name cannot be added to the manuscript in any time except the writers who signed the copyright transfer form.
- The order of the writers' names cannot be changed.

Acknowledgement

Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged.
Conflict of interest, financial support, grants, and all other editorial (statistical analysis, language editing) and/or technical asistance if present, must be presented at the end of the text.

Peer Review

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery is an unprejudiced and independent; international, equitable, open-access, and a peer-reviewed journal that evaluates the manuscripts by principles of "double-blind" arbitration.

All articles are subject to review by the editors and referees. Acceptance is based on significance, and originality of the material submitted.
If the article is accepted for publication, it may be subject to editorial revisions to aid clarity and understanding without changing the data presented.
Full peer review process can be checked from Peer Review.

Conflict of Interest

According to WAME, "Conflict of interest (COI) exists when there is a divergence between an individual’s private interests (competing interests) and his or her responsibilities to scientific and publishing activities such that a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgement was motivated by considerations of his or her competing interests.".
Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed to the journal at the earliest stage.
Authors:
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other relevant interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their work. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Reviewers:
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, funders, or institutions connected to the paper or any relevant interests in organizations that might benefit or suffer from publication of the work.
Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery cannot uses an evaluation system to eliminate reviewer options that are from the same institution of the authors.
Editors:
Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board to review and consider) in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.
Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery cannot uses an evaluation system that forwards the editor' manuscripts to other member of the editorial board automatically.

Confidentiality

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery treats submitted manuscripts as confidential documents. No information about the manuscripts, reviews or the decisions are disclosed other that the corresponding author, actual reviewers and journal editor.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same findings in more than one journal of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently also constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable.
In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met.
The authors and editor of the journal must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation as the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at www.icmje.org.

Correction and retraction of articles

Editor of the journal decides the magnitude of the corrections. Minor corrections are made directly to the original article. Major corrections may not be acceptable.
When necessary, retraction of articles will be done according to COPE retraction guidelines

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Research Ethics

The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) and holds that all reported research involving "Human beings" conducted in accordance with such principles.
All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section giving assurance that all animals have received human care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://www.nap.edu/read/12910/chapter/1) and indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board.

•The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) and holds that all reported research involving "Human beings" conducted in accordance with such principles.

•All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section giving assurance that all animals have received human care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://www.nap.edu/read/12910/chapter/1) 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 “Ethics Commitee Approval” must be obtained for an article, document obtained from ethics commitee should be sent to “Online Article Processing” link on http://dergi.kbb-bbc.org.tr

•It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets ethical criteria.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable. Authors should submit original works and sources must be appropriately cited or quoted.
All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check and subsequently reviewed for their suitability for publication in Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Manuscripts with high plagiarism, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws are rejected.

Duplicate submission

Authors should not submit the same manuscript or similar manuscript based on the same database, in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one journal.

Fabrication and falsification of data

Scientific misconduct in research and non-research publications includes but is not necessarily limited to data fabrication; data falsification, including deceptive manipulation of images;purposeful failure to disclose conflicts of interest; and plagiarism. Some people consider failure to publish the results of clinical trials and other human studies a form of scientific misconduct.
When scientific misconduct is alleged, or concerns are otherwise raised about the conduct or integrity of work described in submitted or published papers, the journal acts according to the COPE Guidelines.

Citations manipulation

A manuscript should contain only relevant citations. Inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.

PEER REVIEW

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery is an unprejudiced and independent; international, equitable, open-access, and a peer-reviewed journal that evaluates the manuscripts by principles of "double-blind" arbitration.

In Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery, the evaluation process of a manuscript is as follows:
All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check and subsequently reviewed for their suitability for publication in Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Manuscripts with high plagiarism, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws are rejected to journal.
Manuscript first arrival assessment (Duration 1 working day): The manuscript service checks the forms that the authors of the manuscript should sign, and if there is something missing or an error is found, they ask the author to correct the missing information. Edited or whole manuscript is presented to the publishing committee for preliminary evaluation within one working day.
Publishing Committee preliminary evaluation (Duration 3 working days): The publishing committee preliminary evaluates the manuscript for the following: subject-content, methodology, being up-to-date, contribution to the literature, the density of the manuscripts in the same category traded in the journal (compilation, case presentation etc.) or format aspects of the subject matter. As a result of this evaluation, the manuscript may not be subjected to scientific evaluation and returned directly to the authors. The manuscript decided to be taken for scientific evaluation is sent to the manuscript service for formal control.
Format Control (Duration 1 working day): The manuscript is checked by the manuscript service according to the journal writing rules (summaries, source software, suitability of rules of shape-table-graphics, error in transitional sequence in the text etc.). The edited manuscript is presented to the editorial evaluation.
Editorial Evaluation (Duration 7 working days): The editor preliminarily reviews the manuscript and decides whether it should be taken into consideration for the journal. The editor appoints two referees from among the members of the arbitral committee who have the work related to the branch of the manuscript, provided that the authors do not serve in the same institution on the manuscripts decided to be evaluated. In order to ensure authorship and referee privacy, all personal and communication information of the author or everything describing the authors of the manuscript are closed by editing service for review by the double-blind method. The blind copies prepared for the consultants are sent to the consultants by the editing services.
Referee Evaluation (Duration 20 days): Referees should evaluate within 20 days. If the referee does not report any response within the time limit, their role in manuscript is terminated. If at least one of the referees' opinions is negative, the manuscript may be sent to a third independent referee.
After evaluation responses from the referees; the manuscript may be rejected, accepted or editing is required.
Author Correction (Duration 25 days): The referee and editor's comments are forwarded to the correspondence author of the manuscript. When corrections are made to the manuscript, the corrected or added fields must be colored and marked in the file. Authors should answer editorial and referee criticisms, as well as report corrections made in manuscripts. The articles that need to be corrected must be corrected within 25 days and sent back to the journal. The articles that cannot be answered within the correction period or whose reasoning is not requested for an additional period of time will be terminated.
Editor Final Assessment (Duration 7 working days): Articles coming from the editor for the decision after the corrections; if the referees indicate that they wish to see the corrections, they will be sent back to the referees in the final version. In other cases, the editor may wish to re-evaluate the final version of the article, specify a new referee, reject the article, or accept it.
Informing the Authors about the Evaluation Results (Duration 1 working day): As a result of the scientific evaluation, the authors are notified by e-mail if they are accepted or rejected for publication in the editorial decree.
In rejected articles, the reason for editorial decision and if there are any final comments from referees, they are sent to all authors via personal automation pages.

INFORMATION FOR REVIEWERS

Conflict of Interest

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, funders, or institutions connected to the paper or any relevant interests in organizations that might benefit or suffer from publication of the work.
Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery uses an evaluation system to eliminate reviewer options that are from the same institution of the authors.

Confidentiality

Reviewers should keep manuscripts, associated material, and the information they contain strictly confidential.
Reviewers staff members must not publicly discuss the authors’ work, and reviewers must not appropriate authors’ ideas before the manuscript is published.
Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy paper copies of manuscripts and delete electronic copies after submitting their reviews.

Promptness

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse him/herself from the review process.

Objectivity

Reviews should be honest, objective and free from personal prejudice. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

In accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material here are those of the author(s).

Author Rights:
∴ Authors have the same rights to share their articles in the same way expressed in Open Access.
∴ Authors can post their published articles to any noncommercial repository with a link to the appropriate DOI for the published version of the article, for noncommercial purposes.
∴ Authors can use their published articles for their own or research colleagues' scholarly needs, for noncommercial purposes.
∴ All commercial use of the published articles should be referred to publisher.

Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscripts.

All manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by the "TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT" that is available in FORMS.

Responsibility of the articles, figures and photos belongs to authors.

Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by relevant permission for their use from the copyright owner and/or authors.

OPEN ACCESS

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery is an open access journal. All articles published by the Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).

You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

Abstracts and full texts of all articles published by the Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery are freely, and permanently accessible for every researcher to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for noncommercial purposes.

This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

CREATIVE COMMONS

All articles published by the Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).

FEE POLICY

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery doesn't demand any fee for article submission, processing or publication. Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscripts.

WAIVER POLICY

Our primary goal is to support every researcher in the world. Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery doesn't demand any fee for article submission, processing or publication.

ARCHIVING POLICY

Authors are encouraged to archive any version of their article they find most suitable, including the published version.

All published articles are deposited to Tubitak ULAKBIM, Turkiye Citation Index.

ADVERTISEMENT POLICY

Journal receives advertising support for its print and electronic editions and maintains editorial integrity through policies that define the Editorial/Advertiser relationship:
Print and electronic advertising does not influence editorial decisions, and advertising is not an endorsement by the Publisher, Editor, or the Editorial Board.
Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason preserving the conditions consistent with the journal’s high standards of healthcare editorial.
Print advertisements are interspersed throughout the journal but do not interrupt the flow articles. The journal website contains online banner advertising.
To avoid implied endorsement by the Journal, the article, or the authors of the article; advertisements are not adjacent to articles addressing the product or its disease state.
Neither the Editor(s) nor the publisher guarantees, warrants or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication.
Advertising parties are fully responsible for their advertisements.
The Publisher reserves the right to print the word “Advertisement” on any advertisement where it may not be clear, so readers can distinguish readily between advertising and editorial.

SUBSCRIPTION POLICY

Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery cannot be sold by second parties, but will be distributed to persons in the related fields of health through subscriptions.