Editorial Policy


    Turkish Medical Student Journal is the first scientific, peer reviewed, open access journal in Turkey to be run by medical students and to publish works of medical students only.  In that respect, Turkish Medical Student Journal encourages and enables all students of medicine to conduct research and to publish their valuable research in all branches of medicine.The journal is the official scientific publication of the Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey and is published three times a year, in February, June and October. The language of the journal is English.

    Turkish Medical Student Journal publishes researches, interesting case reports and reviews regarding all fields of medicine. The primary aim of the journal is to publish original articles with high scientific and ethical quality and serve as a good example of medical publications for those who plan to build a carreer in medicine. Turkish Medical Student Journal believes that quality of publication will contribute to the progress of medical sciences as well as encourage medical students to think critically and share their hypotheses and research results internationally.

    The Editorial Board of the Turkish Medical Student Journal and the Publisher adheres to the principles of International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and US National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Turkish Medical Student Journal is indexed in Google Scholar, Science World Index, Science Library Index and Academic Keys. Turkish Medical Student Journal is available as hard copy. In addition, all articles can be downloaded in PDF format from our website, free of charge.


    All manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed for their originality, methodology, importance, quality, ethical nature and suitability for the journal by the editorial board and briefly revised by the advisory board whose members are respected academicians in their fields. Turkish Medical Student Journal uses a well-constructed scheme for the evaluation process. All manuscripts are reviewed by two different members of  the editorial board, followed by peer revision from at least two members, belonging to different institutions, of our peer review committee. Turkish Medical Student Journal editors assist authors to improve the quality of their papers. The editor-in-chief has full authority over the editorial and scientific content of Turkish Medical Student Journal and the timing of publication of the content.

The whole editorial and peer review process can be divided into 13 successive steps:

1. 1st review by the Editor-in-Chief: [immediate reject, immediate revision or further evaluation]
2. 1st similarity check
3. 1st evaluation at the weekly Editorial Board Meeting
4. 1st review by a member of Editorial Board
5. Revisions (if needed)
6. 2nd review by a different member of Editorial Board
7. Revisions (if needed)
8. 2nd evaluation at the weekly Editorial Board Meeting
9. Review by two or more members of our peer review committee (from different institutions)
10. Revisions (if needed)
11. 2nd similarity check
12. Final review by the Editor-in-Chief (reject or revision)
13. Publication


    Turkish Medical Student Journal is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics. Turkish Medical Student Journal does not allow any form of plagiarism, as the editorial board adheres the principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  All recieved manuscripts are screened by a plagiarism software (iThenticate). Similarity percentage more than 25 and six consecutive words cited from an another published paper in the same order are the causes of immediate rejection. All orginal articles have to be approved by an ethical committee, moreover informed consent should be obtainted from patiens involving case reports. 


    All opinions and reports within the articles that are published in Turkish Medical Student Journal are the personal opinions of the authors. The editors, the publisher and the owner of Turkish Medical Student Journal do not accept any responsibility for these articles.


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