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Aims and scope

Rhinology is the official Journal of the International Rhinologic Society and one of the journals of the European Rhinologic Society. Rhinology provides a platform for the dissemination of rhinologic research and reviews, as well as position papers, task force reports and guidelines, amongst an international scientific audience. The journal is also the home of the hugely influential European Position Paper in Rhinosinusitis, EPOS, published in 2005, 2007, 2012 and most recently in 2020.

Rhinology uses a double-blind peer review system and accepts original articles, review articles and letters to the editor.


All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any information storage and retrieval system without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Submission of a manuscript for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author(s) to the publisher and entails the author’s irrevocable and exclusive authorization of the publisher to collect any sums or considerations for copying or reproduction payable by third parties.

Authors may also choose to publish Open Access under the terms of a Creative Commons License.

Peer review policy

Upon receipt by the editorial office, all manuscripts undergo an initial check for compliance with our Editorial Policies. 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 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 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 (typically 2-4 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. 4-6 weeks after submission. 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, assistant@rhinologyonline.org

Promoting your publication

Rhinology has its own Twitter account which we may use to promote your article, @JRhinology.

We welcome author input with social media promotion. If you or your co-authors would like to help promote your article, please send us one or more short ‘teasers’ (140 characters max.) on the key message / findings / points for further research from your study.

Please also send us your own and your co-authors’ twitter handles if you have them, as well as the handles for your institutions, so that we can tag these in our tweets. All social media correspondence should be addressed to editorialmanager@rhinologyonline.org.

As part of the European Rhinologic Society your article will also be widely shared through the society's academic channels, including annual conferences, the ERS Junior Members group and initiatives such as the ERS YouTube Library.

ERS website

ERS juniors Twitter

ERS juniors Facebook page

ERS YouTube channels