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Author's Rights and Obligations

THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL is committed to follow and apply “International Standards for Authors” of Committee on Publication Ethics in designing and leading the Journal’s reviewing and publishing process and dealing with their issues. You may find the International Standards for Authors, here. Authors should read the standard and apply it to their works, completely.

Authors submitting a paper confirm that the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. Ulutas Med J adheres to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements. 

In addition, authors are advised to follow the following code of ethics strictly Submit manuscripts, which are their originals works or of the work, they are associated with during their tenure. 

Submitted manuscripts should contain original and new results, data, and their ideas, which are not submitted for publishing to other publications or published elsewhere. Fabrication of data and results, intellectual property theft and plagiarism are highly unacceptable, it is beyond the ethics of an author. Information obtained via various media should be provided in the manuscript only with prior permission from the owner of the source of information or data. 

They should properly cite the work they are referring; authors are advised to crosscheck the reference before submission of the manuscript. 

They may not promote in any form via any media to get their works published. No article should have an author who is not directly involved in the work for any means or reasons. 

Authors and co-authors are requested to review and ensure the accuracy and validity of all the results prior to submission. Any potential conflict of interest should be informed to the editor in advance. Authors are bound by the Creative Commons licensing policy of publication. 

All authors are requested to submit the copyright transfer form without fail once they receive the acceptance of their article for publication. 

The authors have full copyright and self-archiving rights, they can transfer broadcast rights to ULUTAS MED J.

We do not have a pre-print or decline on the working paper to publish previously mounted online materials

The author allows you to get papers from their seminar published with a note on the seminar if the paper is not installed online.

Authors are allowed to archive their article in their open access repositories.

Writers is free to use the link to published papers and share the published papers online or offline in the final format printed on the website.

Authors are free to use the link to published papers and share the published papers online or offline in the final format printed on the Magazine website.

Authors can store papers found in private or public archives or Warehouses such as index and university database, Google Academic Academia, Mendeley, Scribd, Issuu etc.

In general, open access stands for free and permanent access to published research, combined with clear guidelines for readers to share and use the content. There are two main types of open access: gold and green. Publishing your research as an open-access article with ULUTAS MED J will mean that it:

  • is checked by PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE
  • is double-blind peer-reviewed.
  • is immediately free to access online upon publication.
  • can be shared and used by readers as defined by your user license.



  1. Indicate your intention to publish open access in the Rights and Access form
  2. Sign a publishing agreement which will determine copyright
  3. Indicate if you are funded or not. If you are funded by an organization we have an agreement with, we will give you further information about
  4. how to comply with your funder’s policy
  5. If your funding body has an agreement with UMJ PUBLISHING, they will be credited on our platforms for funding the open access publication of your article
  6. During typesetting and formatting, Crossmark is added to ensure all versions link to the final published article
  7. The article is published open access online with your selected user license
  8. Choose a user license
  9. The article is permanently preserved and accessible via ULUTAS MED J Online platforms
  10. Open access articles can be immediately posted to an institutional or subject repository


For open access publishing, you need two types of licenses:

Publishers need certain permissions in order to publish and share your research. These permissions are defined by what is known as a journal publishing agreement or license. The UMJ uses an exclusive license agreement for open access articles, which means:




  • The copyright of your article
  • Patent trademark and other intellectual property rights in your article.
  • The right to request others to provide you with an appropriate credit for your article when it is referred to, or appears in another work.

The right to share your article in all formats so your research is widely distributed after publication, using the latest technology. The right to publish your article with your selected user license on our online platforms. The right to enforce your user license, on your behalf, against third parties in the case of plagiarism, ethical disputes, and fraudulent use.


The user license of an article determines how readers can share and use your article without the need to request permission. Before publishing open access, we recommend you to:

  • Understand what each user license permits and the rights it grants to readers to use your article.
  • Check if your funding body or institution requires the use of a specific license in their policy.
  • Read your journal’s Guide for Authors to ensure they offer the license you want to use.
  • Visit the Creativecommons.org site to read what to consider before selecting a user license. It is important to note that your license selection is non-revocable.