Policies

  • EDITORIAL POLICIES


  • Overview
    Guidelines
    Authorship
    Changes in authorship
    Acknowledgement
    Peer Review
    Conflict of Interest
    Confidentiality
    Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
    Correction and retraction of articles

  • The Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology is scientific journal that aim to reach all national &international 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 to all topics of medicine.

    The Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 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/or 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's name cannot be added to the manuscript at 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 editorials (statistical analysis, language editing) and/or technical assistance if present, must be presented at the end of the text.

  • Peer Review

    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.

    The 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 judgment 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 the publication of the work.

    The Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology uses an evaluation system to eliminate reviewer options that are from the same institution as the authors.

  • Editors:

    Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members 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.

    The Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology uses an evaluation system that forwards the editor's manuscripts to other members of the editorial board automatically.

  • Confidentiality

    The Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology treats submitted manuscripts as confidential documents. No information about the manuscripts, reviews or the decisions is disclosed other than 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 or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently also constitutes unethical behavior 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 ICMJE.

  • Correction and retraction of articles

    The 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.