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Editors of Scientific Journals


3rd I
nternational Symposium of Scientific Journals of Trakya University

Balkan Congress Center, Trakya University Balkan Campus, Edirne, Turkey

4-6 December 2018

Under the auspices of Trakya University & European Association of Science Editors

Honorary President:              Prof. Erhan Tabakoğlu (Rector of Trakya University)

Honorary Guests:                  Pippa Smart (President of EASE) & Prof. Dr. Ana Marušić (Past President of EASE)

Scientific Committee:            Ana Marušić, Pippa Smart, Cem Uzun, Kadri Kiran

Organizing Committee:         Cem Uzun (President); Kadri Kiran (Secretary); Members: Rıdvan Duran; Hande Güçlü; Zehra Nihal Dolgun Altıntaş; Elvin Dinler & Müge Atakan


 Pippa Smart (President of EASE)  Prof. Dr. Ana Marušić (Past President of EASE)

Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK -


Pippa Smart is the President of EASE (the European Association of Science Editors), and an independent publishing consultant. She has worked in scholarly publishing for over 25 years in a variety of roles, and now specializes in providing strategic development support for editorial groups and publishers. This includes training, consultancy and contract negotiations. She is Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing, the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers (ALPSP) and writes the ALPSP monthly member newsletter. Her works takes her around the world and has allowed her to appreciate the many different models of scholarly publishing and understand the pressures that editors and small publishers experience when trying to compete in a global environment where the "rules" are often established by large, well-supported organizations.


Professor Ana Marušić, MD, PhD



Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. She is the Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. She chairs the Research Committee of the World Association of Medical Editors. She is Past President of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Council of Science Editors (CSE). Prof. Marušić is also the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Cochrane Croatia and takes responsibility for Research as its Research Coordinator. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUality And Transparency Of Health Research) Network. She has a number of significant academic achievements including authorship of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide. She has received a number of awards for her research, most recently a Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors in 2016.


Tuesday (4th of December)

09:00-09:30 Opening speeches

09:30-10.20 How to get published in high impact journals (Ana Marušić)

10:30-11.20 Top 10 reasons for rejection (or acceptance) (Ana Marušić)

11:30-12.20 Communication with the editor and reviewers (Pippa Smart)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:50 How to deal with English language problems: tips for good scientific writing (Pippa Smart)

15:00-15.50 Prevention of unintended ethical problems for novice ESL authors (Ana Marušić)

16:00-17:30 Panel: Publication ethics; plagiarism (Pippa Smart) and authorship (Ana Marušić) Moderator: Cem Uzun

19:30-22:30 Gala Dinner (Transfers will be available)

Wednesday (5th of December)

09:00-09:30 European Association of Science Editors (Pippa Smart)

09:30-10:20 How to get a successful journal editor -1 (Pippa Smart)

10:30-11:20 How to get a successful journal editor -2 (Pippa Smart)

11:30-12:20 How to get a successful journal editor -3 (Pippa Smart)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:50 International standards for journal editors (Ana Marušić)

15:00-15:50 Use of small scientific journals for the society (Ana Marušić)

16:00-17:15 Panel: Meet the masters & Journal audit (Pippa Smart & Ana Marušić) Moderator: Cem Uzun

17.15-17:30 Closing remarks 

Thursday (6th of December)

08.45-12.30 Social Program (Tour of historical and touristic places in Edirne)

Only to be paid on site (100TRY or 20EUR), graduate and postgraduate students: 50TRY (10€); undergraduate students: free.

Please send an e-mail to Dr. Kadri Kiran:  for pre-registration.

Dr. Kadri Kiran Sempozyum Secretary