The Editorial Board and Reviewers of the Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology
the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Committee on Publication Ethics
(COPE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), European Association of Science
Editors (EASE), the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), the World Medical Association (WMA), and National Information
Standards Organization (NISO).
as journal's policy, an approval of research protocols by an ethics committee in
accordance with international agreements “WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research
Involving Human Subjects (last updated: October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil)” ,“Guide for the care and use of laboratory
animals (8th edition, 2011)” and/or “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals (2012)”
is required for all research studies. If the submitted manuscript does not include ethics committee approval, it will
not be processed for evaluation.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology’s editorial review process is in accordance with the Good Editorial
Practice set by international editorial organizations (ICMJE, EASE, WAME, COPE, CSE, …). WAME indicates that “conflict
of interest exists when an author, reviewer, or editor in the publication process (submission of manuscripts, peer
review, editorial decisions, and communication between authors, reviewers and editors) has a competing interest that
could unduly influence his or her responsibilities (academic honesty, unbiased conduct and reporting of research, and
integrity of decisions or judgments) in the publication process”.
Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology requires that each author, reviewer, and editor must disclose to
the editor-in-chief any conflict of interest related to family, personal, financial, political or religious issues as
well as any competing interest outlined above at the WAME’s definition. Whether or not a conflict of interest and
financial support exist, they must be declared at the end of the manuscripts.
Authors should not contact any of the section editors during the review process. All necessary information regarding the
process of a manuscript can be obtained from the editorial office. However, the names of the handling editor and the
reviewers are not given to the author(s). Due to the Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology’s
double-blinded review principles, the names of authors and reviewers are not known to the other.
Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology (Turk Hij Den Biyol Derg) is published in Turkish and English by
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health General Directorate of Public Health which processing through double-blind peer
review. The journal covers clinical and experimental research articles on subjects from all medical areas, review
articles, case reports, letters to the editor, manuscripts on historical evolution of diseases and medicine and content
on ethical problems. Articles are accepted only by online submission. The basic features supposed to be in an article
during assessment processes for the acceptance to journal are the contribution to the scientific literature and the
The authors are responsible for the scientific and ethical liability of the manuscripts and the copyright of the
manuscripts belongs to the Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology. Authors are responsible for the
contents of the manuscript and the references. The data, opinions and statements of published articles are authors’
responsibility, and the Editors, Editorial Board and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health General Directorate of Public
Health deny any responsibility on these subjects.
All manuscripts are underwent an initial process by the Editors after the submission. Editors firstly evaluates whether
the manuscript is prepared according to the journal’s manuscript submitting rules before peer review process.
Manuscripts which are not appropriate for those rules will not be evaluated. Then, two reviewers are assigned for
manuscript evaluation. Reviewers are selected among specialists who also have publications in literature in the same
medical field. Articles might be checked by the statistical editor in addition if needed. All manuscripts are also
inspected for English grammatical and manuscript preparation rules. 20 days are given for reviewer and, if any
corrections are required, the author(s) has 30 days to make the requested corrections. The Editor-in-Chief, Associate
Editors, statistical editor and English language editor may make minor corrections to accepted manuscripts that do not
change the main meaning of the manuscript.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her
institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the
articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with
the BOAI 
definition of open access.