About Journal - Acta Mecida Anatolia
Focus and Scope
Acta Medica Anatolia is a peer-reviewed general medical journal and welcomes manuscripts in English. The Journal publishes scientific researches, reviews, editorials, letters to the editors, and interesting case reports in all fields of clinical specialties.
One of the most important areas of interest of Acta Medica Anatolia is Anatolian History of Medicine. Many communities such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Alexander's Empire, and the Byzantines lived in the region of Anatolia, and Turks have lived since 1071. Many important names in the history of medicine have lived in this region where hosted so many different cultures and beliefs. For these reasons, Acta Medica Anatolia gives a special importance to every type of articles (Review, short report, letter, etc.) written about the comparisons of old and new medical practices conducted in this region.
Peer Reviewing Process
Manuscripts considered to be of interest by the editors will be peer-reviewed by experts on the subject. If the Editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing. Ethical guidelines for reviewers, authors, and editors are reported by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in the ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’ available from: www.icmje.org . Potential reviewers are contacted by e-mail, which contains the manuscript title and abstract. After the peer review process editor makes the final decision about the manuscript (accept, revision or reject) based on a consideration of all the reviewer comments and general critique.
The journal’s process for authors to submit a complaint: Editor.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Open Access Policy is based on rules of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/
http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/ By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. Acta Medica Anatolia Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Ethics & Disclosures
Acta Medica Anatolia requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Transfer Form and an ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.
The Editors of the Acta Medica Anatolia accept to follow ‘Editorial Policy’ of the ‘Council of Science Editors’ (www.councilscienceeditors.org). The scientific articles which will be sent to Acta Medica Anatolia should be appropriate to the World Health Editors Board’s (www.icmje.org/) common rules of the current version which are necessary in the articles for biomedical journals.
The Editorial Board of the Acta Medica Anatolia adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
The editors will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication and research ethics. When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration.
Plagiarism is the act of reproducing article from other papers without properly crediting the source. Plagiarism represents a serious ethical breach. Manuscripts submitted to Acta Medica Anatolia should be original and must not be plagiarized. Submitted article is checked for plagiarism with ithenticate software. If the study was extensively (at least 15-20 % of the original submission) plagiarized, the article might be rejected. When plagiarism is detected after publication of the article, the editors will notify readers. That article will be immediately withdrawn and removed from the journal.
Conflict of Interest
All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
The corresponding author collects the conflict of interest disclosure forms from all authors. Please make sure to submit all Conflict of Interest disclosure forms together with the manuscript.
See below examples of disclosures:
Funding: This study was funded by...........
If no conflict exists, the authors should state:
Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Indexing & Abstracting
The Acta Medica Anatolia is indexed by TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index (Türk Tıp Dizini), Türkiye Citation Index, Turk Medline and Directory of Research Journals Indexing. In addition, our journal can be viewed in EBSCO and Open Archives.
There are no subscriptions. Acta Medica Anatolia is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Our journal has no processing or publishing charges.
It is issued four times per year (March, June, September and December), and is distributed in electronic format. The requirements for submission of manuscripts and detailed information about the evaluation process are available in the published journal and also as ‘Instructions for Authors’ on the web site (http://www.anatoliamedica.com/Default.aspx?p=Instruction_to_Authors).
Acta Medica Anatolia currently has an acceptance rate of 38%. The average time between submission and final decision is 30 days and the average time between acceptance (for original article) and preparation of PDF-proof copy is 25 days.
||: March, June, September and December.
There isn't any income/funding from any source (including from author fees, subscription fees or from a publisher or company). Our journal is merely supported and published only by editorial team voluntary effort.