Peer Review Policy

Initial evaluation and Peer review process

Manuscripts submitted to the Gazi Medical Journal undergo a double-blinded peer-review process. Each submitted article is reviewed by at least two external experts in the relevant fields who are independent of the journal's editorial management.

The initial step of the submission involves an evaluation of technical corrections, scope, and quality by the editorial members of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief assigns an editorial member to the submitted article, who then initiates the process. Technical corrections may be requested from the author at the editor's discretion. Articles determined not to be within the scope of the journal are rejected at this stage.

The second step involves the assignment of reviewers for the submitted articles. The Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors are responsible for this step. Editors appoint two external reviewers, experts in the relevant subject, to evaluate the article considering its subject matter. Once the reviewer evaluation process is complete, the reviewer reports are sent along with the editorial decision. If the decision requires "minor" or "major" revisions, the author is requested to make the necessary corrections within a specified deadline. These reviewer reports are shared with the authors anonymously.

The ethical criterias of the journal for the peer review process are expressed in the detailed form by this guideline.

These criterias are based on  COPE's Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

When evaluating submitted manuscripts in terms of style and content, editors make their decisions based on guidelines such as CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA, SPIRIT, STARD, TRIPOD, CARE, without being influenced by aesthetic grounds or personal preferences.

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