Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery (Turk J Plast Surg) is the official, international, open access, independently double blind peer reviewed, scholarly publication organ of the Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Turkish Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and Interplast-Turkey. The journal is published quarterly on March, June, September and December.
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The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery is a multidisciplinary journal directed at an audience of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeons and scientists.
The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice)
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Turk Medline, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Turkey Citation Index, Ulakbim, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
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Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery publishes clinical and experimental research articles, case reports, review articles, technical notes and letters to the editor prepared in accordance with ethical guidelines in all disciplines of health sciences. The journal also presents the latest surgical procedures with audit and outcome studies of new and established techniques in plastic surgery including cranio-maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, trauma surgery, surgery of the congenital anomalies (cleft lip and palate etc), burns, oncologic surgery, breast surgery, and aesthetic surgery.