Open access

All articles published byRhinology 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 inRhinology 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.

Rhinology Online adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles"

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

Upon receipt by the editorial office, all manuscripts undergo an initial check for compliance with our Editorial Policies. You can see the checklist we use here. We will also perform a plagiarism check using iThenticate software. Papers will only be considered for further review if they meet these requirements.

All manuscripts submitted to Rhinology Online which meet these editorial requirements will then be reviewed by the Editor-In-Chief or a Handling Editor to determine whether the paper will be sent for peer-review. Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before a decision is made in regard to acceptable for publication. 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.

For articles transferred from Rhinology, the reviews carried out during the Rhinology peer review process will be evaluated, along with the authors’ response. In some cases this may be sufficient for the Editor to make a final decision. In other cases, articles will go through the Rhinology Online peer review process, in which case changes that authors have made to their paper based on the peer review feedback from Rhinology, and authors’ responses to the reviewers’ feedback points will be considered during the peer review process.

The Editor-in-Chief or nominated Handling Editor will invite appropriate reviewers (typically two in number), who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

1. Reports novel information or duplicates already published work
2. Is scientifically sound and coherent
3. Is sufficiently clear for publication
4. Adheres to ethical standards (including approval by an institutional review board)
5. Is free of conflicts of interest.

Based on the evaluations of these reviewers, the Editors will reach a decision to accept, accept with minor / major revisions, or reject based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Papers authored by any members of the Editorial Board will be handled by an Editor who is unaffiliated with the authors or institutions, and the editorial office will monitor the progress of these papers through the system, to ensure there is no bias in the peer review process.

Authors will be notified of the Editors’ decision by email. If revisions are recommended feedback and clear pointers will be provided on how to address any issues. You can expect to receive notification of a first decision approx. 14 days after submission, based on the availability of suitable peer reviewers. Authors can check the status of their manuscript at any time in the manuscript submission system.

Authors may also check on the progress of their article, or appeal a decision to reject by contacting the editorial office,

Manuscript transfer from Rhinology

Articles in Rhinology Online may be transferred from our sister journal, Rhinology. In these cases, authors are encouraged to address the reviewer comments provided by Rhinology and submit their response letter with the transfer of their manuscript to Rhinology Online. In some cases this may be sufficient for the Editor to make a final decision. In other cases, the manuscript along with the response letter will go through the Rhinology Online peer review process.

Abstracting and indexing

Rhinology Online is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals, the most important community-driven, open access service in the world with a reputation for advocating best practices and standards in open access.

  • DOAJ is an independent database containing over 15,000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • DOAJ is the most important community-driven, open access service in the world and has a reputation for advocating best practices and standards in open access.
  • By indexing in DOAJ Rhinology Online is compliant with many funding initiatives and programmes around the world, such as Plan S in Europe or Capes/Qualis in Brazil.
The journal is also included in JSCA (Journal Selector and Conferences Authority) and we are applying to be listed in other databases including Web of Science SCIE, EMBASE, EBSCO and others. We will update the journal website to keep authors and readers up-to-date regarding the status of these applications.

Rhinology online best paper

Submit your article to Rhinology Online and benefit from increased global exposure through the world’s leading open access database. What’s more, articles submitted before 1st August 2021 will be considered for our Paper of the Year award of 2,500 Euro.

  • Send in your paper now to be in with a chance of winning
  • Your paper will be published in 2 weeks
  • Papers accepted from 1/1/2020 until 1/8/2021 are eligible
  • The prize will be awarded during the opening ceremony of ERS2021 in Thessaloniki, 26 September 2021
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