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Volume: 7 Issue: 3, 12/26/22

Year: 2022

“Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine” is an open-access, independent, double-blind peer-review general medical journal. Its peer-review policy is based on independent, unbiased, and double-blind reviews considering international guidelines. The journal is published three times a year, in April, August, and December. It aims to publish qualified scientific experimental and clinical studies on health sciences.

The publication policy of "Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine" includes research articles, case reports, reviews, editorial letters, and editorial commentary in relation to surgical, medical, and basic sciences in the context of human health. The journal publishes articles in the English language.

Article Preparation

The articles should be prepared in accordance with the "ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" (December 2016 updated form -

The accepted language is English with a Turkish title, short title, keywords, and abstract. The article submission can only be submitted via the online article upload and evaluation system at "". Compliance of submitted articles to journal writing rules will first be checked by the secretariat and articles not prepared for journal writing rules will be returned with technical correction requests.

All articles should be prepared separately as Title Page and Main Text files, and images should also be separately uploaded to the system. Manuscripts must be typed in 12 fonts, left-justified, double-spaced, and "Times New Roman" characters as Microsoft Word® document.

For each article, the form "Copyright transfer, Roles and Responsibility of Authors, and Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Statements" must be uploaded to the system at the time of submission as signed by all authors.

All abbreviations in the main text must be given in the place where they are used for the first time, followed by the abbreviation in brackets after the description. Product information including product name, manufacturer, city, and country information should be given in parentheses in the main text.

Statistical analysis should be performed according to the rules for reporting statistical data in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ, Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals, Br Med J 1983: 7, 1489-93). The information about statistical analysis should be written in the methods section and the used software must be definite. Units are prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI), the international unit system.


Title page 

separate "Title Page" file must be sent with all submitted articles. This page should include;

- Turkish and English titles of the paper,

- Turkish and English short titles,

- Authors' names, academic titles, institutions, and e-mail addresses,

- The name, address, mobile phone and e-mail address of the responsible author,

- For the studies presented in the scientific congresses, the full name of the congress, the date, and place where it was made,

- Ethics committee approval for all human studies including retrospective and prospective studies should be available. Information about the institution and the number/date related to approval should be mentioned on Title Page.

- If ethics committee approval for the experimental animals is available, it should be included with information about the institution and the number/date of ethics committee approval.

- For prospective human studies and experimental studies in which animals are used, a scanned copy of ethics committee approval should be submitted during the submission of the article. 


Main Text file

The content of the text file is summarized below and should begin on a new page using the page-end function in Word:

Turkish and English titles of the article, Abstract/Öz (abstract in the Turkish language), on the same page with keywords/Anahtar kelimeler (key words in the Turkish language), Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement (optional), References, Figure legends, Tables

Abstract / Oz

All articles except “Letter to Editor” and “Editorial Comment” should have English and Turkish abstract as "Abstract"/"Oz" of no more than 250 words.

Abstracts of “Original Research” articles should be prepared to include subheadings of "Aim/Amaç", "Methods/Yöntemler", "Results/Bulgular" and "Conclusion/Sonuç".

For “Review” and “Case Report”, non-structured abstract is accepted. An abstract for "Case Report" should include an introduction of the case presented with a scientific background, a presentation of the case, and conclusion parts. 

The abbreviation should not be used as much as possible within the abstract. The system should also be loaded again, with the title of the article at the top of the first page of the text file being uploaded.

Keywords / Anahtar kelimeler

All articles must be sent with at least 3 and at most 6 keywords, and the keywords should be written as "Keywords" just below Turkish and English essays. Abbreviations should not be used as keywords. The keywords should be selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) prepared by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and TR Index Keyword List or the Turkish Science Terms ( databases. As the keywords are loaded into the online manuscript system, they should be written along with the abstract on the first page of the text file.

Article text properties by article type

-Original research: The main text should include "Introduction", "Materials and Methods", "Results" and "Discussion" sections. The limitations, barriers, and inadequacies of the original research must be mentioned before the conclusion paragraph in the Discussion section. The final paragraph of the discussion section should be designed as the final part of the article.

-Review: Written reviews prepared by experts who have accumulated knowledge of the writing and whose accumulation is reflected in the number of international publications and citations. Authors can also be invited by the journal. It should be prepared in a format that explains, discusses, evaluates, and carries out future work for the final level of knowledge or the use of the subject for clinical use. There are no defined subheading sections, but sections of the article should be specified by the author.

-Case Report: Main text: "Introduction", "Case Presentation" and "Discussion" subheadings.

-Editorial Comment: The purpose of the briefing is to be interpreted by a writer who is a specialist in that research. Authors are selected and invited by the journal. Uninvited editorial comments are not accepted.

-Letter to Editor: Papers may be sent as a letter to the editor to discuss the importance of a previously published article, an elaborate detail, or missing parts. The number one reference of the article should belong to the posting of the letter written and should be included in the text. Abstracts, keywords, tables, figures, images, and other images are not used. The main text should be subtitled. The maximum number of references should be more than ten.


The tables should be added to the main file, presented after the reference list, and numbered according to the transition order in the main text. Descriptive headings should be placed on the tables and the expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be defined under the table. Tables should be prepared in a Microsoft Office Word file using the "Insert Table" command and should be easily readable. The data presented in the tables should not be a repeat of the data presented in the main text; the data in the main text should be supportive.

Picture and Image Subtitles

Pictures/Figures should be cited in the main text by giving numbers in the appropriate places. Images, graphics and photographs (in TIFF or JPEG format) must be uploaded to the system as separate files. The images should not be placed in a Word document or main document. When there are images separated by sub-units, the sub-units should not be given in a single visual. Each subunit must be loaded into the system as a separate file. Pictures must not be labeled for the purpose of identifying subunits (a, b, c, etc.). Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks and similar signs can be used to support subtitles in pictures. The person and organization information in the pictures should be blinded. The minimum resolution of images should be 300 dpi. All images sent must have a clear resolution and a large size (minimum dimensions 100x100 mm) to avoid any interruption in the evaluation process. Image subtitles should be placed at the end of the main text.


When cited, the latest and most recent publications should be preferred. All sources should be cited in the main text by numbering them where appropriate. The authors are responsible for the correctness of the references. DOI numbers of earlier cited online articles have to be provided if possible. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with journal abbreviations in Index Medicus / Medline / PubMed. All author names should be listed when there are six or fewer writers. If there are seven or more authors, then the first six authors should be put "et al." after writing. For writing in the text, Arabic numbers should be used in square brackets when referring to sources in the main text for example [1].

Spelling styles of resources must be compatible with NLM Style. (

Reference styles for different types of publications are shown in the following examples:

Journal article

Basak F, Hasbahceci M, Canbak T, Sisik A, Acar A, Yucel M, et al. Incidental findings during routine pathological evaluation of gallbladder specimens: review of 1,747 elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy cases. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2016;98:280-3.

Book Section

Sherry S. Detection of thrombi. In: Strauss HE, Pitt B, James AE, editors. Cardiovascular Medicine. St Louis: Mosby; 1974.p.273-85.

Single authored book

Cohn PF. Silent myocardial ischemia and infarction. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1993.

Editor(s) as author

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Written at the meeting

Bengisson S. Sothemin BG. Enforcement of dataprotection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sept 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992.p.1561-5.

Scientific or technical report

Smith P. Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX) Dept. Of Health and Human Services (US). Office of Evaluation and Inspections: 1994 Oct. Report No .: HHSIGOE 169200860.


Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home healthcare: the elderly Access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ. 1995.

Early Online Broadcast

Aksu HU, Ertürk M, Gul M, Uslu N. Successful treatment of a patient with pulmonary embolism and biatrial thrombus. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2012 Dec 26. doi: 10.5152 / akd.2013.062. [Epub ahead of print]

Text published in electronic format

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) 1995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1 (1): (24 screens). Available from: URL:

"Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine" is an open-access, “peer-reviewed” journal in accordance with ethical principles shared by the Editors, Reviewers, Authors, and all their stakeholders.

In that way, The Journal has adopted the rules of publication ethics and open access policy, published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Besides, the scientific articles sent to our Journal should be in accordance with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the International Standards for Editors and Authors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

An approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, is required for research conducted in all disciplines including clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, requiring ethical committee decision, and retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law, and case reports, if it is required.
The ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors. This approval should be stated and documented during the submission process.

All manuscripts presenting data obtained from research involving human subjects must include a statement that the written informed consent of the participants was obtained and that the study was approved by an institutional review board or an equivalent body. Authors of case reports must submit the written informed consent of the subject(s) of the report or of the patient’s legal representatives for the publication of the manuscript.

All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, covering the latest revision date. Patient confidentiality must be protected according to universally accepted guidelines and rules. Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental studies on animals must include a statement that the study protocol was approved by the animal ethics committee of the institution and that the study was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted guidelines, including the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Principles of Laboratory Animal Science, and the Handbook for the Care and Utilization of Laboratory Animals.

We prove that all editors and the scientific committee of this journal have adopted the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

As a member of the journals indexed in TR Index -a bibliographic / full-text database developed by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM-, the statements given below should be considered by the authors who aim to submit their papers to "Archives of Clinical and Experimental Medicine":
• "In studies that require ethics committee permission, information about the necessary permissions should be included in the article".
• In the articles to be evaluated in our journal, it should be stated in the article that ethics committee approval has been obtained. It should be clearly presented from which institution, on which date, and with which decision or number the permits were obtained.

We also recommend these guidelines for research and publication ethics (

Ethical Responsibilities of The Editorial and Advisory Board

• The academic members of the related Boards are the scientist who has proven themselves and have committed to work for the journal without any self-interest.

• The members of the Editorial Board are appointed without any time limit by considering the branches of health sciences.

• The editor-in-chief or the editorial board may send an article to academics who are not members of the Editorial Board for review as a field editor or assistant editor, when necessary, depending on the field of the article.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Reviewers
In this journal, a double-blind peer-review process is used in the article evaluation steps. All reviewers and the authors are blind to the information regarding name, institution, and academic affiliations. It is impossible to make a contact with the reviewers and the authors with each other.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Authors
Authors of the journal warrant that:
• Their article is original;
• The work has not been submitted elsewhere, and is not under consideration for any other publication;
• The work does not include libelous, defamatory, or unlawful statements;
• Permission has been cleared for any third-party material included;
• Proof of consent has been obtained for any named individuals or organizations;
• Authorship has been agreed upon prior to submission and no one has been ‘gifted’ authorship or denied credit as an author (“ghost authorship”).

No submission, processing, page, colored figures, or publication charges are received from authors. All articles are freely available as early online and on the day of publication on the journal’s website. JOSAM articles are Open Access (OA) and fully compliant with funder OA mandates; they are free to read without a subscription and copyright remains with the authors.