Kastamonu Medical Journal regularly publishes internationally qualified issues in the field of Medicine in the light of up-to-date information.

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Reviewer Guidelines

The manuscript is assigned to an editor, who in turn chooses at least 2 reviewers to review it. Within 1 week of the e-mail invitation, the reviewer should determine whether the subject is within the scope of the journal and his/her field of expertise, and decide whether to act as a reviewer by clicking on the pending review title. After 1 week, the preferences of the reviewer may not be considered by the editors. Reviewers can intimate their acceptance/rejection of the invitation. Assigned Reviewers have 4 weeks to submit their objective, independent, and scientific review. After 4 weeks, the suggestions of the reviewer may not be considered by the editors.

Remarks are to be done confidentially and can advise/suggest for acceptance, rejection, or modification of the manuscript to the editor. These suggestions should be included in scientific explanations. The reviewer should contact the editor if there is any conflict of time & interest, and based upon that the respective reviewer can either extend or decline to review the assignment. Reviewers are an obligation to make an explanation regarding any possible conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, counseling, or other). If there are not any conflicts of interest in a study, it is obliged to be declared. We hereby request the reviewers not share any information regarding the manuscript for their purpose. Offensive remarks are strictly not acceptable and criticism should be presented dispassionately. In case of unsuitable reviewer statements, the editor(s) can make changes to the reviewer's comments. The final decision regarding the acceptance, rejection or modification entirely depends on the editor.