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Journal of Reconstructive Urology is an international periodical on reconstructive urology published on independent, unbiased, double-blinded and peer-review principles. The journal's publication language is English/Turkish, however, titles of articles, abstracts and key words are also published in English if the paper is printed in Turkish.
Journal of Reconstructive Urology is one of the scientific and open access of the Turkiye Klinikleri Journals which is being published 3 issues per year (April, August, December).
Journal of Reconstructive Urology aims to publish qualified and original clinical, experimental and basic research on reconstructive urology at the international level. The journal's scope also covers speciality thesis which is officially accepted by institutions, accepted projects, patents, editorial comments, reviews of innovations in medical education and practice, case reports, original images, scientific letters, educational articles, letters to the editor, articles on publication ethics, diagnostic puzzles, and issues in social reconstructive urology.
The target readership includes academic members, specialists, residents, and general practitioners working in the fields of adult and pediatric urology, reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, nephrology, and internal medicine.
The editorial and publication processes of the journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Principles of Research and Publishing Ethics
Scientific writings submitted to the Journal of Reconstructive Urology should take into account the guidelines related to the Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics , the suggestions of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and International Standards for Editors and Authors of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) . Plagiarism, data falsification or fabrication, duplicate publication, redundant publication and including people who do not contribute to the study among the authors are among the unacceptable practices within the academic rules.
a) Plagiarism: Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable. Authors should submit original works and sources must be appropriately cited or quoted.
All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate and subsequently reviewed for their suitability for publication in Journal of Reconstructive Urology. Manuscripts with high plagiarism, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws are rejected.
b) Data Fabrication: The use of data that are not actually present or have been changed in scientific research is handled within the scope of data fabrication. Authors should collect their data according to ethical rules and analyse it without exposing them to a change that will affect their validity and reliability in the process.
c) Distortion: Changing the records or data obtained from the research, showing unused equipment and materials as if they are used in the research, changing or shaping the results of the research in the interests of the supportive people and organizations are handled within the scope of distortion. Authors should be honest, objective and transparent in the information they provide related to the research process. They must refrain from violating ethical rules.
d) Publication Repetition: Presenting the same publication as separate publications without giving reference to previous publications is handled within the scope of publication repetition. Responsibility for publication of the studies at somewhere else previously or being currently in the evaluation process of another publication organ entirely belongs to the authors. Authors should avoid repetition and be attentive to send authentic and original research studies.
e) Redundant Publication: To disseminate the results of a research as separate publications by disintegrating and fragmenting the research in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research and publishing it in multiple publications are handled within the scope of redundant publication. Authors should consider the integrity of the research and avoid divisions that affect the results.
f) Authorship: Including people who do not contribute to the research among the authors or not including the contributors is covered under unjustified authorship. All authors should have contributed adequately to the planning of the research, the design, the collection of the data, the analysis, the evaluation, the preparation of the research for publication and the presentation of the final state.
g) Ethical Responsibility: The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/ index.html) and holds that all reported research involving “Human beings” conducted in accordance with such principles. Reports describing data obtained from research conducted in human participants must contain a statement in the “material and methods” section indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board and affirmation that INFORMED CONSENT was obtained from each participant.
All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the “material and methods”section giving assurance that all animals have received humane care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) and indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board.
Case reports should be accompanied by INFORMED CONSENT whether the identity of the patient is disclosed or not. If the proposed publication concerns any commercial product, the author must include in the cover letter a statement indicating that the author(s) has (have) no financial or other interest in the product or explaining the nature of any relation.
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Statements and opinions expressed in Journal of Reconstructive Urology reflect the views of the author(s). All liability for the advertisements rests with the appropriate organization(s). Journal of Reconstructive Urology, the Editor-in-Chief and Turkiye Klinikleri do not accept any responsibility for these articles and advertisements.
Publisher: Turkiye Klinikleri (Ortadogu Reklam Tanitim Yayincilik Turizm Egitim Insaat Sanayi A.S.)
Open Access: Content of Journal of Reconstructive Urology is accessable via the Internet with no-cost by every researcher.
Journal of Reconstructive Urology doesn't demand any fee for article submission and processing.
Formerly: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Urology
Year of First Issue:2010
Year of Last Issue:2016
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