In terms of scientific publishing standards, manuscripts to be submitted should be prepared in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, https://www.wame.org/policies), and the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE, https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines).
- The manuscripts submitted must have complied with the research and publication ethics. The authors are responsible for their article.
- The manuscripts submitted are required to be unpublished and are not under review for publication elsewhere.
- The manuscripts must be submitted with the Copyright Transfer Form signed by all authors to begin the evaluation process. For authors' order, the signature order in the Copyright Transfer Form is based on.
- The corresponding author is responsible for the final version of the article on behalf of all authors.
- Compliance with The Principles of Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/) is required in all studies including the “human” factor. In this kind of studies, authors must state that they perform the study in compliance with these principles, they have taken approval from the ethics committee of their institution, and the “informed consent” from people participating in the study, in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section.
- If the “animal” factor was used in the study, authors must state that they have protected the animal rights in line with the principles of Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals.pdf) and they have taken approval from the ethics committee of their institution, in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section.
- In case reports, informed consent must be taken from patients.
- The information on the ethics committee approval should be indicated together with the name of the committee, approval date, and number, in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section.
- For all research involving human subjects, it must be stated that informed consent was obtained from all participants in compliance with The Principles of Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/), for participation in the study or use of their tissue (or a parent/legal guardian in the case of children under 18 and patients otherwise considered minors under local legislation). Consent is also required for the procurement of biomaterials for stem cell research and translation, including gamete donors in IVF studies. Studies involving vulnerable groups (i.e. individuals who are at higher risk of mistreatment or harm), with potential for coercion or exploitation (for example, prisoners or unconscious patients) or where consent may not have been fully informed (for example, due to a language barrier), will be considered at the Editor’s discretion under exceptional circumstances. Scientific research involving vulnerable groups can only be carried out if its aims and scope benefit those groups and meet their specific needs, and authors must be able to demonstrate this for their manuscript to be considered for publication.
- If there is a direct-indirect commercial relation or an institution giving financial support in the study, authors must state that they have no commercial relationship with the commercial product, medicine, company, etc. used, or if any, what kind of a relationship they have (consultant, other agreements), in the cover letter to the editor.
- The authors are responsible for reporting all personal and financial relationships that may be related to the study. It is necessary to state clearly whether there is any conflict of interest related to the submission and/or evaluation of the manuscript.
- Compliance of the manuscripts with the scientific and ethical rules is the responsibility of the authors.
Please first refer to the Ethical Principles and Publication Policy in detail before manuscript preparation and submission. During the submission, you will be asked to confirm that you have read in detail and agreed to all the notices on Ethical Principles and Publication Policy. Compliance of the manuscripts with the scientific and ethical rules is responsibility of authors.
SUBMISSION FILES (TEMPLATES: COVER LETTER, TITLE PAGE, MAIN TEXT)
Manuscripts must be uploaded to the system as separate files as described below.
Copyright Transfer Form: The Copyright Transfer Form to be obtained from the system during the submission must be signed by all authors in accordance with the authorship order. Submissions without a Copyright Transfer Form signed by all authors are not included in the review process.
Similarity Report: Authors are required to upload the similarity report obtained from a plagiarism software, such as iThenticate, etc. to the system at the submission. In cases where plagiarism is detected, depending on the similarity rate, the editors' right to reject the manuscript and/or request corrections from the authors is reserved.
Cover Letter: Type of the article, the statement that has not been published previously in anywhere before, and/or not in the evaluation process for publication, if any, the people and institutions supporting the study financially, and the relationship of these institutions with authors (if not, there is no relationship) must be stated. The names, academic titles, institutions, contact information, and e-mail addresses of at least two reviewers suggested in relation to the subject of the manuscript and not related to the authors and their institutions should be written. Editors' right to choose the reviewers is reserved.
Title Page: It must include the title of the article (English and Turkish), a short title not exceeding 40 characters, names, academic titles, ORCID® numbers, institutions, e-mail addresses of all authors, and also name, correspondence address, phone number, e-mail address of the corresponding author. If the manuscript has been presented previously in a scientific meeting; the name, date, and place of the meeting (if not, not presented) should be stated.
Main Text: The title of the article (English and Turkish), short title not exceeding 40 characters, Abstract (English and Turkish), Keywords (English and Turkish), Main Text (sectioned according to the type of article submitted), References, Tables, and Figures should be included.
Ethics Committee Approval Document: Ethics Committee Approval Document should be uploaded as a separate file for all research articles.
Note: If there are figures, pictures, or photographs, each of them must be uploaded as separate files.
Required information and titles to be included in the cover letter, title page and main text can be viewed in the templates. The templates can be downloaded and used directly. Submission files prepared by authors who do not want to use templates must include this information and titles.
TEMPLATES: COVER LETTER, TITLE PAGE, MAIN TEXT
SECTIONS THAT SHOULD BE USED ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF ARTICLE
TITLE (English and Turkish), SHORT TITLE (not exceeding 40 characters), ABSTRACT (English and Turkish), Keywords (English and Turkish), INTRODUCTION, MATERIAL AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES
Abstracts in both languages (English and Turkish) must be fully compatible with each other, and each should be between 200 and 250 words.
ABSTRACT should be structured as "Aim, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusion".
Review (Invited Only)
TITLE (English and Turkish), SHORT TITLE (not exceeding 40 characters), ABSTRACT (English and Turkish), Keywords (English and Turkish), INTRODUCTION, Subtitles Related to the Subject, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES
ABSTRACTS in both languages (English and Turkish) must be fully compatible with each other, and each should be between 150 and 200 words.
ABSTRACT should be unstructured.
TITLE (English and Turkish), SHORT TITLE (not exceeding 40 characters), ABSTRACT (English and Turkish), Keywords (English and Turkish), INTRODUCTION, CASE REPORT, DISCUSSION, REFERENCES
ABSTRACTS in both languages (English and Turkish) must be fully compatible with each other, and each should be between 100 and 150 words.
ABSTRACT should be unstructured.
The general writing rules are applied for the preparation of the writings (letter to the editor, editorial comment/discussion, etc.) except for these three basic types of articles. There is no title or abstract section in these writings. The number of references is limited to 5. The dedicated article should be specified by giving the number and date. The name, institution, and address of the author should be included at the end of the writing. The answer to the letter is given by the editor, or authors of the dedicated article, by publishing again in the journal.
- Manuscripts should be prepared as Microsoft Word® documents.
- The required margins are 2.5 cm on all sides.
- Page numbers should be placed in the bottom right corner of pages.
- All texts must be typed with double-space as left-aligned using 12-point Times New Roman font.
- All research articles should be assessed in terms of biostatistics and indicated with the appropriate plan, analysis, and report. In these manuscripts, the last subtitle of the MATERIAL AND METHODS section should be “Statistical Analysis”.
- In this section, the statistical methods used in the study should be written by indicating the purpose of use, and package programs and versions used for statistical analysis should be specified.
- All p values should be reported in three decimal digits (p=0.038; p=0.810 etc.).
- Further information to control the convenience of articles in terms of biostatistics, can be obtained from www.icmje.org.
- The term should be written in full words with the abbreviation in parenthesis where first mentioned, and the same abbreviation should be used throughout the entire text.
- Abbreviations used internationally should be used in accordance with the Scientific Writing Rules.
TABLES AND FIGURES
- Should be indicated at the end of the relevant sentence in the text as (Table 1) and/or (Figure 1).
- Tables (with headings) and figures (with captions) must be added after references at the end of the text as each is to be on a separate page.
- The table headings should be written at top of the table (Table 1. Table heading), and the figure captions should be written below the figure (Figure 1. Figure caption) as their first letters being upper case.
- If any abbreviation or symbol is used in tables and figures, it should be explained as a footnote below.
- The figures and photographs should be uploaded as separate files in .png, .jpg, etc. format, and at least 300 dpi resolution.
- Captions of figure and photograph should be given on a separate page respectively, after the page including the last table.
- If a figure, picture, table, graphic, etc. which has been published before is used, written permission must be taken and it should be stated in the explanation of the figure, picture, table, or graphic. The legal responsibility in this regard belongs to the authors.
- If any conflict of interest, financial support, donation, and another editorial (English/Turkish evaluation) and/or technical support, it must be stated in this section before the REFERENCES section.
- References should be numbered according to the order of use and stated with numbers in parentheses as (1) or (1,2) or (3-5) at the end of the relevant sentence in the text.
- Reference list should be formed according to the reference order used in the text.
- If the number of authors is 6 or less, all authors should be specified, if there are 7 or more, "et al.” should be added after the first 6 authors are specified.
- The conference papers, personal experiences, unpublished papers, theses, and internet addresses should not be used as references.
- DOI is the only acceptable online reference.
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Aho M, Irshad B, Ackerman SJ, Lewis M, Leddy R, Pope T, et al. Correlation of sonographic features of invasive ductal mammary carcinoma with age, tumor grade, and hormone-receptor status. J Clin Ultrasound. 2013;41(1):10-7.
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Altobelli N. Airway management. In: Kacmarek R, Stoller JK, Heuer AJ, editors. Egan’s fundamentals of respiratory care. 10th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Mosby; 2013. p.732-86.