Instructions for Authors

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

ournal of Anatolian Medical Research (JAMER) is a free access, fully electronic, timely and scientific journal of Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital that published three times a year, in Turkish or English. Its purpose is to publish original, peer-reviewed, up-to-date basic research and clinical reports on all fields of medicine and related health sciences. It gives high priority to articles describing effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and the evaluation of new techniques and methods. JAMER publishes: Original Articles; Case Reports, Commentaries; Review Articles; Editorials; Letters to the Editor and Correspondence.

• Research Articles
Present new and important basic and clinical information, extend existing studies, or provide a new approach to a traditional subject. Consists of Title, Authors, their addresses, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Material and Methods, , Ethical Considerations, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References, Figure Legends, Figures (up to 5), and Tables (up to 5). For research articles, main text should not exceed 5.000 words and number of references should not exceed 40.

• Case Reports
Provide case studies of interest, new ideas, and techniques. A case presentation consists of Title, Authors, their addresses, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Patients and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Ethical Considerations, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References, Figure Legends, Figures, and Tables. For case reports, main text should not exceed 1.500 words (3 figure and/or 3 table) and number of references should not exceed 20.

• Review Articles
The Editorial Board invites an author who has previous published papers on a specific area to write a review article. A reviewarticle consists of Title, Authors, their addresses, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Main Sections under headings written in bold and sentence case, Subsections (if any) under headings written in italic and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References, Figure Legends, Figures, and Tables. For the review articles, main text should not exceed 5,000 words. There is no limitation for number of references.

• Letters to the Editor
Letters are published at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Letters should be brief and directly related to the published article on which it comments. Letters must be limited to 500 words of text, 1 table, and no more than 5 references.

• Commentaries
A commentary consists of Title, Authors, their addresses, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Discussion, Conclusion, Ethical Considerations, Acknowledgements, Conflict Of Interest, References, Figure Legends, Figures, and Tables. Manuscripts should be limited to 2000 words of text.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).
Manuscripts must be submitted in .doc format, and should be prepared according to the above mentioned word and reference limitations and other related information.

• Language
Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise English or Turkish.

• Title Page
Title page must be submitted as a separate file. The title page should contain: (i) the title of the article in Turkish and English, which should be concise but informative, (ii) running title should be written (iii) in the full names of each author, (iv) the institutional affiliation or name of the department (s), (v) the full postal and e-mail address, and telephone numbers of the corresponding author. Do not use abbreviations, commercial names or trademarks in article titles.

• Abstract
All articles will have both Turkish and English abstract. The abstract should state the purpose of the study, main findings and the principal conclusions in not more than 250 words with separate headings of Aim, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusion.
Abstracts for Case studies and reviews should be unstructured and not more than 200 words. Foreign author(s) need not submit an abstract in Turkish, as the Editorial board will provide it for them.

• Key Words
Authors must include on the title page of their manuscripts 3 to 5 key words from U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Key words in Turkish should be given according to Turkey Science Terms (TBT) (https://www.bilimterimleri.com/). The words must be seperated by commas.

• Main Text
Names of the authors and their affiliations should not be stated in the file containing main text. Also remove all other information that may identify the authors of the study to the reviewers. Text should be prepared with MS Word document. All text should be written with Times New Roman font type at 12 font size and double spaced. The text of the article should be divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.
(i) The Introduction should state the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study. Give only strictly pertinent references and limit this section approximately to one page.
(ii) The Material and Methods should describe the selection of the observational or experimental subjects clearly. Give references to established methods including statistics. When reporting experiments on human subjects indicate whether the procedures were followed in accordance with the ethical standards. Information about Approval of Ethics Committee should be given in this section. Give details on randomization. Manuscipts reporting the results of randomized trials should prepare according to the CONSORT flow diagram showing the progress of patients throughout the trial (http://www.consort-statement.org/).
Statistical methods should be explained in detail in the Materials and Methods.
(iii) Results must be concise and include figures and tables and in logical sequence in the text, tables and figures/illustrations. Data in the text should not be repeated in the tables or figures/illustrations.
Figures and images should be submitted as separate files as Tagged Image File Format (with .tiff extension) or Joint Photographic Experts Group Format (with .jpeg extension). Resolution of the figures should be at least 600 dpi. Text, tables, and figures should not be saved as MS Power Point. Figure legends should contain enough information that can be comprehended without referring to the text. If the figure was previously published elsewhere, the reference should be given. Symbols in the figures should be visible at these sizes and font size of the characters should be at least 8-10. In the graphs, names of the abscissa and the ordinate should be given together with their units.
Since the journal is published electronically, colored photographs are accepted. Tables should be submitted as separate MS Word documents, not as pictures. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Each table should have a brief explanatory title on top together with the table number. Explanations should be at the bottom of the table as footnotes. Each column in the table should have a precise, explanatory heading.
(iv) Discussion section emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and present your conclusions. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. Extent of the discussion should be parallel to other sections.
(v) Conclusion section the importance of the article should be introduced by emphasizing the contribution of the article to the literature.

• Disclosure: Authors should declare any financial support or relationships that may cause conflict of interest in this section, if any.
• Acknowledgements: If any, contributors, institutions or organizations are mentioned.
• Informed consent: Informed consent of the patients in the case reports must be obtained in person or by their legal guardian; A printed copy is available on the journal's website.
• Conflict of interest: Any support and relationship that may cause conflict of interest must be declared. Financial support, financial support person, institution or organization should be given information.


REFERENCES
Vancouver referencing style should be used for all references.
References should be cited numbered in the order of mention in the text and given in parentheses at the end of the sentence.
In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited using Arabic numbers in parentheses, like this: (1), (2).
A study by Karaçavuş et al. (3),
……… like this (1,2,9-11).

Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with the journal abbreviations in Index Medicus/ MEDLINE/PubMed. Abbreviations are not used for journals not in the Index Medicus. There should be no mismatch between the reference list and the order in the text. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. When there are six or fewer authors, all authors should be listed. If there are seven or more authors, the first six authors should be listed followed by “et al.”

The reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples:

Journal Article Format:
Author(s)– Family name and initials. Title of article. Abbreviated journal title. Publication year;volume(issue): first page number- last page number..
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
Optional: If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do), omit the month and issue number.
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

Issue with supplement:
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; (102 Suppl 1):275–82.

Books:
(i) Personal Author(s);
Author(s) – Family name and initials (no spaces between initials). Title of book. Edition of book if later than 1st ed. Place of publication: Publisher name; Year of publication.
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
(ii) Editor(s), compiler(s) as author;
Dionne RA, Phero JC, Becker DE, editors. Management of pain and anxiety in the dental office. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2002.
(iii) Author(s) and editor(s);
Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.
(iv) Chapter in a book;
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW,editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
(v) Organization(s) as author
American Occupational Therapy Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Occupational Therapy Manpower. Occupational therapy manpower: a plan for progress. Rockville (MD): The Association; 1985 Apr. 84 p.

Dictionary and similar references
Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary. 29th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2000. Filamin; p. 675.

Dissertation
Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

Conference paper
Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Conference proceedings
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

Internet;
Cancer-Pain.org [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [Updated: 2002 May 16; Cited: 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

For other types of resources, please visit;
(https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

Ethical Considerations:
Journal of Anatolian Medical Research (JAMER) expects the authors, readers, researchers, referees and editors to comply with the principles of Research and Publication Ethics in the publication process. In these studies and scientific papers, attention should be paid to the standard, general and specific ethical rules and responsibilities shared in the link below, according to ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) recommendations and open access guides published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
https://publicationethics.org/files/COPE_G_A4_SG_Ethical_Editing_May19_SCREEN_AW-website.pdf
Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken in Material and Methods section including The name of Ethics Committee, date and decision number and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki. The ethics committee report may be requested from the authors if necessary.

Acknowledgement of Authorship and Transfer of Copyright Agreement: On submission of the manuscript, the authors are required to fill in and submit the form “Acknowledgement of Authorship and Transfer of Copyright Agreement” and should clearly state whether any conflict of interest issue exists.

Evaluation of articles: Articles are received only for exclusive electronic publication in this journal, with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (in part or in full, in other words, or in the same words), and should not be under simultaneous review by another publisher, and should not be submitted elsewhere unless rejected by the journal.

Peer-reviewing
Peer-reviewers will follow instructions entirely via internet for evaluation, editing and revision processes. Peer-reviewers will use the URL address with their specific username and password:
kayserieah.dergipark.gov.tr/jamer

A published manuscript becomes the sole property of the journal. Decision concerning editing, revisions, acceptances, and rejections will be made by the editor(s), consultant editors and/or the peer-reviewers, entirely via kayserieah.dergipark. gov.tr/jamer web sites. Following revisions and typesetting, all the proofreading should be made by the corresponding author through internet and returned to the editor within determined time.

For online manuscript submission;
Please use the kayserieah.dergipark.gov.tr/jamer address. Do not hesitate to contact to kayseriseah.dergi@saglik.gov.tr for any problems.