Aims and Scope

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery (, is the official publication of the Turkish Spinal Surgery Society. The first journal was printed on January, in 1990. It is a double-blind peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal for the physicians who deal with spinal diseases and publishes original studies which offer significant contributions to developing of spinal knowledge. The journal publishes original scientific research articles, invited reviews and case reports accepted by the Editorial Board, in English.

The journal is published once every three months and a volume consists of four issues. Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is published four times a year: in January, April, July, and October. All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.

Authors pay a one-time submission fee to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions.

There are charges for both rejected and accepted articles as of 15th January, 2021. There are no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery charges 4000₺ from 'authors from with Turkey addresses' and $150 from 'authors from foreign/other addresses' for all article types. After the process, please send your receipt of payment to:

TÜRK OMURGA DERNEĞİ (Turkish Spinal Surgery Society), İzmir, Çankaya Şubesi (0739)

Account number: 16000021

HALKBANK IBAN: TR18 0001 2009 7390 0016 0000 21

All manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by the Copyright Agreement Form. Once this form, signed by all the authors, is submitted, it is understood that neither the manuscript nor the data it contains have been submitted elsewhere or previously published and authors declare the statement of scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors. Abstracts presented at congresses are eligible for evaluation.

The presentation of the article types must be designed in accordance with trial reporting guidelines:

Human research: Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: PRISMA guidelines

Case reports: the CARE case report guidelines

Clinical trials: CONSORT

Animal studies: ARRIVE and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is indexed in EBSCO Host, Scopus, Gale, ProQuest, ULAKBİM, Embase, Türkiye Atıf Dizini, Türk Medline, CNKI and J-Gate.

English Title: Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery

Official abbreviation: J Turk Spinal Surg

E-ISSN: 2147-5903

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Author (s) and copyright owner (s) grant access to all users for the articles published in Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery free of charge. Articles may be used provided that they are cited.

Open Access Policy is based on rules of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Creative Commons

A Creative Commons license is a public copyright license that provides free distribution of copyrighted works or studies. Authors use the CC license to transfer the right to use, share or modify their work to third parties. This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) which permits third parties to share and adapt the content for non-commerical purposes by giving the apropriate credit to the original work.

Open access is an approach that supports interdisciplinary development and encourages collaboration between different disciplines. Therefore, Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery contributes to the scientific publishing literature by providing more access to its articles and a more transparent review process.

Advertisement Policy

Potential advertisers should contact the Editorial Office. Advertisement images are published only upon the Editor-in-Chief’s approval.

Material Disclaimer

Statements or opinions stated in articles published in the journal do not reflect the views of the editors, editorial board and/or publisher; The editors, editorial board and publisher do not accept any responsibility or liability for such materials. All opinions published in the journal belong to the authors.

Publisher Corresponding Address

Galenos Publishing House
Address: Molla Gürani Mahallesi Kaçamak Sokak No: 21 34093 Fındıkzade – İstanbul/Turkey
Phone: +90 212 621 99 25
Fax: +90 212 621 99 27
E-mail: [email protected]