Health Sciences Quarterly (HSQ) is an internationally peer-reviewed and periodical journal published regularly in four issues per year in January, April, July, and October, in the fields of health sciences. All articles submitted for publication are evaluated by the editor in chief, section editor, editorial board, and referees. Journal only accepts the studies written in English. Original research papers, case reports/studies, and reviews are published in HSQ. It is essential that the information created in scientific study needs to be new, suggest new method or give a new dimension to existing information. HSQ is an open-access (OA) electronic journal. All articles published in the journal are assigned the DOI number. Researchers worldwide will have full access to all the articles published online and can download them with zero subscription fees. In addition, because of the influence of your research, you will quickly become an OA author, because an OA article has more chances to be used and the plods through the subscription barriers of traditional publishing models.

The editor-in-chief and the relevant section editor have the authority not to publish the articles, to make regulations based on the format or to give back to the author for correction that do not comply with the conditions of publication within the knowledge of the editorial board. All studies submitted to the HSQ are sent to at least two referees after the initial review of the editor-in-chief, relevant section editor and editors related to the study issue with respect to formatting and content. After having positive feedbacks from both of the referees, the manuscripts are published. In case of having one positive and one negative feedback from the referees, the manuscript is sent to a third referee. Identities of authors are kept in the posts to be sent to the referees (Double-blind peer review). In addition, the authors are not informed about the referee. It is generally essential that studies which haven't seemed enough need to be changed in accordance with suggests of referees. Studies which aren’t reached the intended level or don't seem enough in terms of scientific are refused with unexplained reason. The manuscripts are published with the condition to be taken in order. The referee process is carried out by the editor-in-chief. A study that the editor-in-chief does not find suitable or does not accept is not included in the journal. In this regard, authors cannot create a liability for the journal and other boards of the journal. After the section editor has been appointed by the editor-in-chief, 14 days are given to him/her for the appointment of the referee. While s/he appoints the referees, s/he takes the views of the other editors related to the study issue. The studies sent to the referees for evaluation are expected to be answered within 14 days. In case this is overcome, the editor makes a new referee appointment and withdraws the request from the former referee. Required changes must be made by the author within 14 days after the decision of "Correction required" given in the manuscript acceptance decision. The studies submitted for publication in the journal must not have been published elsewhere or have not been sent another journal to be published. The studies or their summaries which were presented at a conference or published can be accepted if it is indicated in the study. In addition, if the study is supported by an institution or is produced from a dissertation, this should be indicated by a footnote to the title of the study. Those who want to withdraw their publications for publication for some reason must apply to the journal management with a letter. The editorial board assumes that the manuscript owners agree to abide by these terms. All responsibility for the studies belongs to the authors. Studies should be prepared in accordance with international publication ethics policies. Where necessary, a copy of the ethics committee report must be added. The manuscripts submitted to the HSQ are sent to the referees after they have been checked with the "iThenticate" plagiarism scanning program to see if they are partially or completely copied (plagiarism) from another study. Regulation is demanded by the author for the manuscripts which are high in the plagiarism result (over 20%). If the required regulation is not made within 14 days, the study is rejected. Copyright of all published studies belongs to the HSQ. No copyright payment is made.

The copyright transfer form signed by all the authors must be added when the manuscript is submitting the system. All the manuscripts have the same rights and equality for the publication and no privileges are recognized. Studies submitted for publication in HSQ must be prepared according to the rules of spelling of journal. Spelling and template are included in the "Author Guidelines" heading.

Peer Review Process

All submitted works for publication undergo "double-blind peer review" by at least two referees. If one of the referees find the paper proper for publication while the other one does not, Relevant editors examines the referee report and may decide to send the paper to a third referee or send it back to the author. Papers are published only if two referees are found the paper proper for publication.

All submitted works must consider the “submission guidelines”, must not be published, and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by HSQ.

Scientific and linguistic responsibilities of the articles published in this journal belong to the author(s). HSQ and its editors are not responsible in this regard. Readers can quote the articles published in this journal by citing.

HSQ is using Crossref Similarity Check for plagiarism detection. This service helps our editors to actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism by providing them an access to Turnitin’s powerful text comparison tool - iThenticate.

This journal uses Open Journal Systems 3.1, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

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Open Access Policy

JHSQ has adopted the “open access policy” by considering the principle that increasing the global exchange of the knowledge generates useful results for humanity. HSQ is an "open access" journal the content of which is available to all users freely. Users can read the articles in full text, download, issue, print out and link to articles citing the journal without taking permission from the publisher or the author(s).

Our open access policy is in line with Budapest Open Access Initiative: