Aims and Scope

Meandros Medical and Dental Journal (Formerly Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Dergisi) is the official, international scientific, open access publication organ of the Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry that is published in accordance with independent, unbiased, double blind peer review principles.

The publication language of the journal for English in accordance with the international publication standards. The journal is published three times in a year (April, August, December). The aim of the Meandros Medical and Dental Journal is to publish original, high quality clinical and experimental researches conducted in all fields of medicine, dentistry, and invited review articles on current topics. The target audience of the journal includes specialists in general surgery, students and all specialists and medical professionals who are interested in surgery.

The editorial policies and publication process are implemented in accordance with rules set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and the Heart Group. Information on the publication process and manuscript preparation guidelines are available online at

Meandros Medical and Dental Journal is indexed in TUBITAK/ULAKBIM Turkish Medical Database, EBSCO, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Index Copernicus, Embase, CINAHL Complete Database, Gale, ProQuest, J-Gate, Turkiye Citation Index, Hinari, GOALI, ARDI, OARE, AGORA, IdealOnline and Turk Medline.

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 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.

All published content is available online free of charge at

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CC BY-NC-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

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Permission Requests

Permission required for use any published under CC-BY-NC-ND license with commercial purposes (selling, etc.) to protect copyright owner and author rights). Republication and reproduction of images or tables in any published material should be done with proper citation of source providing authors names; article title; journal title; year (volume) and page of publication; copyright year of the article.

Financial expenses of the journal are covered by Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry.

Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry holds the international copyright of all the content published in the journal.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board and/or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

Editors in Chief

Mehtap KILIÇ EREN (Medical Section)
Aydın Adnan Menderes University
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Biology
E-mail: [email protected]

V Özgen ÖZTÜRK (Dental Section)
Aydın Adnan Menderes University
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Periodontology
E-mail: [email protected]