Aims and Scope

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease is an open access, scientific and peer-reviewed journal in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles of the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December in print and electronically. The publication language of the journal is English.

This journal aims to contribute to science by publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of scientific and clinical importance that address current issues at both national and international levels.

Furthermore, review articles, case reports, technical notes, letters to the editor, editorial comments, educational contributions, and congress/meeting announcements are released.

The journal scopes epidemiologic, pathologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic studies relevant to managing small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, and pelvic floor diseases.

The target audience of the Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease includes surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, and health professionals caring for patients with a disease of the colon and rectum.

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease is currently indexed in TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM, British Library, ProQuest, Ebsco Host: CINAHL, IdealOnline, Embase, Gale/Cengage Learning, Turkish Citation Index, Hinari, GOALI, ARDI, OARE, AGORA J-GATE, CNKI and TürkMedline.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

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 the copyright owner(s) grant access to all users for the articles published in the Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease as free of charge.

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.

All published content is available online, free of charge at

Creative Commons

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 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.

Advertisement Policy

The Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease is the official journal of the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, which is the financial supporter of the journal.

Advertising fees are transferred to the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, which are used for publishing expenses of the journal.

This journal's advertising sales and editorial processes are separated to ensure editorial independence and reduce the effects of financial interests.

Current or potential sponsors and advertisers do not affect editorial decisions in the journal. Advertisers and sponsors have no control or influence over the results of a user's website searches.

Advertisements should not be deceptive or misleading and must be verifiable. Excessive or exaggerated expressions does not be allowed.

If the text or image contains inappropriate or offensive content or is about personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation or religious content, these advertisements are not accepted.

Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that their advertisements comply with applicable laws regarding deceptive and/or offensive content and ethical issues.

Especially drug and medical product advertisements can be presented on the cover pages of the journal, separately from the published scientific content and without page number.

The published advertisements are pointed and distinguishable from the editorial content.

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.

Correspondence Address:

Editor-in-Chief: F. Ayca Gultekin

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease is sent free - of - charge to members of Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and libraries in Turkey and abroad. All published volumes are available in full text free-of-charge and online at

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