Open access

All articles published by Rhinology Online are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Rhinology Online is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that accepts research articles, reviews, study protocols, case histories and special reports in rhinology.

As authors of articles published in Rhinology Online you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article.

Article-processing charges

Rhinology Online levies an article-processing charge of 700 euro for each article accepted for publication. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article- processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by- case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.

Rhinology Online operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

The Editor-in-Chief or nominated Handling Editor will invite appropriate reviewers, who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Abstracting and indexing

As with any new journal, full indexing takes some time. Rhinology Online is applying to be listed in PubMed through MEDLINE's indexing service, along with other databases including Web of Science SCIE, ISI Web of Knowledge, Embase, ProQuest and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). We will update the journal website to keep authors and readers up-to-date regarding the status of these applications.