Volume: 35 - Issue: 3, 12/30/21

Year: 2021

Research Articles


Case Studies

Journal of Dokuz Eylul University Medical Faculty (Journal of DEU Medical Faculty), is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, academic journal published by Dokuz Eylul University Medical Faculty.  It is published in April, August and December in Turkish and English.

The aim of Journal of DEU Medical Faculty is to publish original research in every branch of medicine with relevant hypothesis and highly qualified scientific methods. Basic, translational and clinical multidisciplinary research as well as population based research have priority. Additionally, reviews on recent developments, medical case reports on rare disease, educational material, editorial short notes and letters from specialists in different branches of medicine covering their experience and comments are published.

General practitioners, specialists and fellows in every branch of medicine, as well as the researchers and students of the medical faculty are among our target audience. The journal aims to contribute to continuous medical education and to research culture in medicine.

The Journal of DEU Medical Faculty is an open access, nonprofit journal and no payment is requested from the authors for publishment of their articles. Published volumes since 2005 are available full text free-of-charge online at http://tip.deu.edu.tr/tr/kapsam/.

The Editorial Board of Journal of DEU Medical Faculty adheres to the principles of International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and European Association of Science Editors (EASE) in accordance with “Directive of Journal of DEU Medical Faculty”. 

The guides and rules for sending manuscript are explained in “Instructions for Authors” online at http://tip.deu.edu.tr/tr/yazarlara-bilgibasvuru/. The Journal of DEU Medical Faculty is indexed in TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Turkish Journal Index (TR Index), Index Copernicus Mester List and Türkiye Atif Dizini.

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It is essential for a submitted article to be non‐previously published or under consideration in any other printed or electronic media. If a submitted manuscript has previously been presented
at any meeting, the name, date and city in which the meeting was held should be stated in the title page. Besides, it should be mentioned whether a submitted manuscript is a preliminary study or part of a thesis.
The scientific, ethical and legal responsibility for data, opinions and statements of published articles belong to the author(s). The Editors, Editorial Board, Publisher and Dokuz Eylul
University Medical Faculty disclaim any responsibility on these issues. All manuscripts will pass through a pre‐evaluation process by the Editorial Board as to whether a submitted manuscript is prepared in accordance with the journal’s scope and manuscript preparation rules. The editors may decide to reject or request revision of the format before assigning the manuscript to reviewers.
J DEU Med is a double blind journal and the manuscripts are assigned to at least two reviewers selected among specialists in the related field. J DEU Med aspires to notify authors
about the review decision within 6‐8 weeks following submission. Considering the suggestions of the reviewers, the editor may request revision of the article. The revision should be completed within 8 weeks. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the manuscript will be evaluated as a new submission.

The authors will be informed about the final decision (rejection / acceptance) for the article by the editor.
Any requests for withdrawal of manuscripts close to the final decision, without reasonable explanation, will be rejected.
All authors of a manuscript accepted for publication should consent that editors could make corrections without changing the basic meaning of the text of the manuscript written.
No charge is requested from the author(s) regarding the evaluation and/or publication process of the manuscripts submitted to J DEU Med.

J DEU Med, accepts articles in accordance with the ethical and scientific standards. The Editorial Office inspects all submitted manuscripts concerning plagiarism and duplication. If
an ethical problem is detected, the editorial office will act according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/guidelines) guidelines.
For clinical research studies, the approval of Ethics Committee in accordance with “WMA Declaration of Helsinki ‐ Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects”
(https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-formedical-research-involving-human-subjects/); for studies involving animals the approval of
Ethics Committee in accordance with “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals” (http://iclas.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CIOMS-ICLAS-PrinciplesFinal.pdf) and/or ʺGuide for the care and use of laboratory animalsʺ (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals.pdf) is
required. A copy of the Ethics Committee Approval Form should be submitted online.
Case reports should be prepared with care for the patient privacy. Any kind of definitive information or photographs, hospital registry number or dates which will define the identity of the
patient should not be used. Informed consent must also be obtained for case reports.
For experimental studies on animals, measures taken to reduce pain and discomfort should be clearly stated.

The authors should acknowledge and provide information to the Editor on grants or other financial interests or affiliations with institutions, organizations, or companies relevant to the