Articles are accepted for publication on the condition that they are original, are not under consideration by another journal, or have not been previously published. Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and authors.
The Journal commit to rigorous peer review, and stipulates freedom from commercial influence, and promotion of the highest ethical and scientific standards in published articles. It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets scientific criterias and ethical criterias. During the evaluation of the manuscript, the research data and/or ethics committee approval form can be requested from the authors if it’s required by the editorial board.
All articles are subject to review by the editors and at least two referees. Acceptance is based on significance, and originality of the material submitted. Authors should upload the final version of the draft to the system as a single word file If the article is accepted for publication, it may be subject to editorial revisions to aid clarity and understanding without changing the data presented.
A copyright release form signed by all authors, a copy of conflict of interest and a copy of the approval of ethics committee must be uploaded to the system simultaneously with the manuscript. Submissions received without these forms (copyright, conflict of interest and approval of ethics committee) cannot be sent out for review. The form of IJME should be used for copyright release statement. This form can be dowloaded from the link below:
The publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material herein are those of the author(s). Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscripts
• Text should be double spaced with 2,5 cm margins on both sides of a standard A4 page, using 12-point font. Manuscripts should be written with Microsoft Office Word document or rich text format.
• Each section should start on a separate page.
• The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page and the page numbers should be placed in the lower right corner of each page.
• The title page should be organized as follows: Full title of the article, both in Turkish and English, all author’s full names with academic degrees, and names of departments and institutions, short title of not more than 40 characters for page headings, at least 3 and maximum 6 key words, corresponding author’s e-mail, postal address, telephone and fax numbers, any grants or fellowships supporting the writing of the manuscript.
• Abstracts should written Turkish and English according to categories of articles.
• Key words should be minimally 3 and maximum 6, and should written Turkish and English. The words should be separated by semicolon (;), from each other. English key words should be appropriate to “Medical Subject Headings (MESH)” (Look: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html). Turkish key words should be appropriate to “Türkiye Bilim Terimleri (TBT)” (Look: www.bilimterimleri.com).
• All figures, pictures, tables and graphics should be cited at the end of the relevant sentence and numbered consecutively and kept separately from the main text. Explanations about figures, pictures, tables and graphics must be placed at the end of the article. All abbrevations used, must be listed in explanation which will be placed at the bottom of each figure, picture, table and graphic. Submit your figures as EPS, TIFF, JPG or PDF files, use 300 dpi resolution for pictures and 600 dpi resolution for line art.
• In acknowldgements section; conflict of interest, financial support, grants, and all other editorial (statistical analysis, language editing) and/or technical asistance if present, must be presented at the end of the text.
• The list of the references at the end of the paper should be given according to their first appearance in the text. Journal abbreviations should conform to the style used in the Cumulated Index Medicus (please look at: www.icmje.org). Citations in the text should be identified by numbers in brackets at the end of the relevant sentence. If reference numbers follow each other, the hyphen is placed between the starting and ending numbers. All authors should be listed if six or fewer, otherwise list the first six and add the et al. Declarations, personal experiments, unpublished papers, thesis can not be given as reference. Format for on-line-only publications; DOI is the only acceptable on-line reference.
• Choosing references from national magazines is recommend.
Examples for writing references (please give attention to punctuation):
• Format for journal articles; iinitials of author’s names and surnames, titles of article, journal name, date, volume, number, and inclusive pages, must be indicated.
* Rempel D, Dahin L, Lundborg G. Pathophysiology of nevre compression syndromes: response of peripheral nerves to loading. J Bone Joint Surg. 1999;81(11):1600-10.
• Format for books; initials of author’s names and surnames, chapter title, editor’s name, book title, edition, city, publisher, date and pages.
* Kozin SH, Bishop AT, Cooney WP. Tendinitis of the wrist. In Cooney WP, Linscheid RL, Dobins JH, eds. The wrist: diagnosis and operative treatment. Vol. 2. St. Louis: Mosby, 1998: 1181-96.
• Article with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
*Zhang M, Holman CD, Price SD, Sanfilippo FM, Preen DB, Bulsara MK. Comorbidity and repeat admission to hospital for adverse drug reactions in older adults: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009 Jan 7;338:a2752. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2752.
• For other reference style, please refer to “ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References”.
CATEGORIES OF ARTICLES
Original Research Articles:
Original prospective or retrospective studies of basic or clinical investigations in areas relevant to medicine.
Content: - Abstract (200-250 words; the structured abstract contain the following sections: Objective, material and methods, results, conclusion; both in Turkish and English)
- Material and Methods
- Discussion/ Conclusion
*Original articles should be no longer than 5000 words and should include no more than 6 figures / tables and 40 references.
The authors may be invited to write or may submit a review article. Reviews including the latest medical literature may be prepared on all medical topics. Authors who have published materials on the topic are preferred.
Content: - Abstract (200-250 words; without structural divisions; both in Turkish and English)
- Titles on related topics
* These manuscripts should be no longer than 5000 words and include no more than 4 figures and tables and 100 references.
It should be no longer than 2000 words and include no more than 2 figures and tables and 20 references.
Brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease process, a unique unreported manifestation or treatment of a known disease process, or unique unreported complications of treatment regimens. They should include an adequate number of photos and figures.
Content: - Abstract (average 100-150 words; without structural divisions; both in Turkish and English)
- Case report
Letters to the Editor
These are the letters that include different views, experiments and questions of the readers about the manuscripts that were published in this journal in the recent year.
Content: - There’s no title, abstract, any figures or tables
- It should be no more that 500 words, the number of references should not exceed 5.
- Submitted letters should include a note indicating the attribution to an article (with the number and date) and the name, affiliation and address of the author(s) at the end.
- The answer to the letter is given by the editor or the author(s) of the manuscript and is
published in the journal.
The manuscript should be prepared as separate files in the following order:
1. Cover Letter
2. Title Page
4. Main Text (text, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends)
6. Copyright Form