Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Hearing Sciences and Otolaryngology (JHSO) is an international, quarterly, peer-reviewed and open access journal in the field of otolaryngology. JHSO publishes original research article, review, case report, letter to the editor and short communication in various disciplines of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and audiology from clinical researches to basic sciences studies. 


Section Policies

Original Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter To The Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions will be refereed by two reviewers during four weeks according to specific research reporting guidelines for different study designs; including CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy. All authors should send their revised manuscripts within 2 weeks. Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential. The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.


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.



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Editorial Independence

The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Hearing Disorders Reaserch Center, SBMU) or economic interests.


Open Access policy

Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "JHSO" provides immediate open access to its content.


Ethical requirements

Upon submission, by checking off predesigned statements, author(s) should certify that neither the submitted manuscript nor another one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published in any language or being considered for publication elsewhere. Author(s) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. In the event that an author is added or removed from the list of authors, written acceptance, signed by author(s), must be submitted to the editorial office. Sources of financial support for the project should be acknowledged. If the study involves human beings, the author(s) must include a statement that the study was approved by the local ethical committee and that written informed consent was obtained from the study participants. For those who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. Also, the the compliance of maintenance and care of experimental animals  with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the human use of laboratory animals, should be declared in text. All relevant permissions to use unpublished observations of others must be obtained by the manuscript author(s) and stated in the text citing the names of the original author(s) should be declared. Also, permission must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously and declared in the legend/footnote. Author(s) should certify that their research study is in agreement with the regulations of their institution(s) and generally accepted guidelines governing such work; contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right; and is free of any obscene, indecent, libellous, or otherwise unlawful material.


Publication ethics

JHSO conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and etc. Any cases of suspected misconduct will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines.


Article publication Fee (APC)

Article submission, processing, and publication in this journal are free of charge until further notice.