Peer Review Policy

The manuscript evaluation process and ethical principles in this publication conform to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations) (http:// and The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (

Submission is considered on the conditions that papers are previously unpublished and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere; that authors have read and approved the content, and all authors have also declared all competing interests; and that the work complies with the ethical approval requirements and has been conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act by the relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e., COPE guidelines).

Editorial policies of the journal are conducted as stated in the rules recommended by the Council of Science Editors and reflected in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. Accordingly, authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to the best practice guidelines on ethical behavior contained in this statement.

Gülhane Medical Journal operates a double-blind review process, meaning that the identities of both reviewers and authors are concealed from each other throughout the review. Therefore, any identifying information should be removed from the manuscript before submission. Other steps to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double anonymized peer review the third person should be used to refer to work the authors have previously published. For example, it is correct to write "Becker et al. have demonstrated" rather than "we/the authors have demonstrated that"; figures and tables should not contain any reference to author affiliations; acknowledgments and any references to funding sources should be excluded from the main text and supplementary material, conflict of interest should be provided on the title page; file names should be chosen with care and document properties should not include author information as they will be open to the authors for download.

All submissions are initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final. Any submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor.