Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) is a a peer-reviewed and online free journalAs an open access journal, the  Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) does not charge article submission or processing fees. The manuscripts which are accepted for publication in the EPHELS are invited from the conferences. The  Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) welcomes any research papers on medical, health, environment and life sciences using techniques from and applications in any technical knowledge domain: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research articles. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the EPHELSThe full paper versions of the conference papers are published in the EPHELS.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) and during the review process.

The EPHELS is a refereed journal and has a double-blind review. Any manuscript submitted for consideration in publication in the EPHELS is reviewed by at least two international reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.

 

 

Publication Frequency

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal. EPHELS is published quarterly.

 

 

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.

Open Access Statement

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative and defines its Open Access policy according to the definition developed in the original 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. [See, http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations]

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Editorial Board

Ahmet Ozaslan - Gazi University, Turkey

Alaeddin Malek - Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Alexander Oleynik - Si Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Ukraine

Asharaf Abdul Salam  - King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Ali Ashraf Sadraddini - University of Tabriz, Iran

Aruna M Jarju - Monroe College, New York, U.S.A.

Boubacar Solly - University of Ziguinchor, Senegal

Elena Lukianova - Rudn-University, Russia

Ibraheem Alhassan - Federal University Gashua, Nigeria

Iwona Bodys-Cupak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

Jani Mavromati  - Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

Kristina Kilova - Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria

László Kovács - Szent István University, Hungary

Luís Quinta-Nova -  Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal

Luma Abdalmunim Baker - University of Mosul,  Iraq

Majlinda Sana - Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania

Manlika Kilaso - King Mongkut’s Institute of Plant ProductionTechnology, Thailand

Marilda Osmani - University of Elbasan, Albania

Merita Rumano - University of Tirana, Albania

Mouffouk Chaima - University of Batna 2, Algeria

Muhammad Safdar - Cholistan University, Pakistan

Penksza Károly - Szent István University, Hungary

Pudji Astuti -  Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Rifat Morina - University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, Kosovo

Rumyana Stoyanova - Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Szilárd Czobel - Szent István University, Hungary

Teuta Ramadani Rasimi, University of Tetova, Republic of Macedonia

Tivadar Baltazár - Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Tunde Anifowose-Kelani - Siegener Sabithos College of Health Science & Technology, Nigeria

Viorica Corbu - University of Bucharest, Romania

Volodymyr Sulyma - Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Ukraine

 

 

Article Template

Please use the EPHELS Article Template to format your paper. Please download it from the following link:

https://www.ephels.net/public/site/EPHELS_Template.docx

 

Abstracting/Indexing

 

Publication Fee

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) is a peer-reviewed scholarly online free journal. There is no publication fee.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS)’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

Responsibilities of Authors

By submitting a manuscript to The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS), the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article.

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS), the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license.

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS)’s reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available time frame. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within one month. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) Editor.

When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable.

Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

Responsibilities of Editors

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances theThe Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.

The editors will be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS). They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

 

 

Article Submission

The template is not mandatory for articles submitted for review. The template can be used for accepted papers. Articles should be uploaded the system as a word file without the name of the authors. Author names should only be included in the journal system. 

Articles should be in conformity with the focus of the journal. EPHELS accepted articles in three different fields related to each other. These areas are health, environment and life sciences. 

 

Editorial Policy

EPHELS editors adopt a double-blind review process in the article review process. In the first stage, the papers sent to the conferences organized by ISRES are subject to editorial oversight. In the second stage, the papers that pass the first step are reviewed by at least two international field experts through a double-blind peer-review process. At the end of this process, the editor may decide to accept, revise or reject the reviewed articles.If the article is accepted at the end of the peer-review process, it is forwarded to the language editor.EPHELS adopts the APA reference system in publishing. In the last stage, the references of the articles are checked by ISRES Publishing employees.

 

Data Sharing Policy

In cases where the findings in the article are not understood by the referees, whether the data are interpreted correctly, and there is doubt about the findings, the editors may ask the authors to share their data. Authors who submit articles to EPHELS journal accept this condition from the beginning during the article submission process.

 

Policies on Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal rights, and Informed Consent

Conflict of Interest

Authors

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

All authors and co-authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest (eg employment, consulting fees, research contracts, share ownership, patent licenses, consulting affiliations, etc.) when submitting their manuscripts. If the article is accepted for publication later, this information should be included in the last section.

Reviewers

Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within one month. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Reviewers should contact the editorial office to report any potential conflict of interest prior to refereeing a manuscript. Minor conflicts do not disqualify a reviewer from writing a report on an article, but will be taken into account when evaluating the reviewers' recommendations.

Editors

Editors should not make any editorial decisions or be involved in the editorial process if they have any COI (financial or otherwise) for a submitted article.An editor may have COI in such cases if an article has been submitted from their academic department or institution; they should have clear policies to manage this.While editors submit their work to their journal, a colleague in the editorial office should manage the article and the editor/author should distance himself from discussions and decisions about the article.

Editors should choose a guest editor when there is a conflict of interest regarding an author. Editors should ensure that reviewers are free from conflicts of interest regarding an author.

Human and Animal Rights

All research should be conducted within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is any doubt that the study was not conducted within an appropriate ethical framework, the editors may reject the article and/or contact the ethics committee of the author(s). In rare cases, if the editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the article may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if it has been approved by an ethics committee.

Articles conducting any animal or clinical study must include a statement in accordance with the animal and human ethics committee.Research should be conducted in such a way that animals are not unduly affected.
Registration is required for all clinical trials.

Informed consent 

In the EPHELS Journal, patients/participants have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is necessary for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) has given written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires showing the article to be published to an identifiable patient. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potentially identifiable material has been found online, as well as after it has been published in print. Patient consent should be authored and archived with the journal, authors, or both, as required by local regulations or law. Insignificant identifying details should be skipped. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. If descriptive features are changed to preserve anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide reassurance and editors should note that such changes do not impair scientific meaning. When informed consent is obtained, it should be stated in the published article.