Author Guidelines

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Title Page <use in every article types, contains recommended reviewers info>

Research Article or Case report

After revision, use Correction letter.


"Journal of Surgery and Medicine" (JOSAM) is an open access, scientific publication that organizing international, independent, impartial and double-blind review in accordance with the guidelines. JOSAM is published three times a year before 2019; however it will be published monthly after 2019. JOSAM publishes manuscripts in English language. The mandatory full-text language is English. The aim of the journal is to contribute to literature, which is the hand, arm and language of scientists who are trying to publish, by publishing articles such as "Research article", "Case report", "Review" and "Editorial". The articles should not be published anywhere else previously and should not be under review for publication in another journal. The articles that are not prepared according to the author guidelines will not be considered.

Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at The journal technical information, author guidelines and the required forms are available on the web page. Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of only the author(s) of the paper. JOSAM, publisher, editorial board members, editors and reviewers disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. JOSAM holds the international copyright of all the content published in the journal.

Since the establishment, the journal has determined the "International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" (ICMJE), "World Association of Medical Editors " (WAME), "Council of Science Editors" (CSE), "Committee of Publication Ethics" (COPE), " European Association Science Editors" (EASE) and "National Information Standards Organization" (NISO) as the guidelines in its editorial and publication processes. 

Papers with all medical science will be evaluated like Anatomy, Anesthesiology, Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Cancer, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chest Disease, Cellular Biology, Clinical Cancer Research, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Cardiovascular Research, Clinical Endocrinology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Nutritional Research, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Dermatology,  Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Genetics, Geriatrics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Disorders, Methods of Epidemiology and Other Preventive Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neonatology, Nursing Care, Nutrition and Metabolism, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathophysiology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Public Health and Health Services, Pulmonology, Psychosomatic Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Radiology, Radiobiology, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Stem Cell Research, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, and Etc.

The first criteria, originality and high scientific quality were determined in the articles that were planned to be published in the journal. All articles submitted to the journal are passed through the double blind review process. In the event of a dispute between the referees, the article will be forwarded to a third referee or a editorial board member. The final decision-making authority of all articles in the decision-making process is editorial board. Opinions and ideas expressed in articles published in the journal are the opinions of authors only. The responsibility of the published content belongs to the authors. The editorial board and the publisher cannot undertake the responsibility of the published articles. Similarity in articles -"Plagiarism"- has been tested for all articles. Documents with inappropriate will be returned to the authors. The manuscripts will need to be unpublished in another magazine, book, or any other media before. For the studies presented in scientific congresses, the full name, date and place of the congress should be stated in the "Title Page".

The ICMJE suggests that authors meet the following four criteria: 1. To contribute to the content of the work / design and collection, analysis and interpretation of data for study; 2. To have drafted the writing essay or have made critical reviews with an important intellectual content; 3. To have reviewed and approved the last version of the article before its publication; 4. To accept the responsibility for all aspects of working to ensure that questions concerning the validity and validity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved.

JOSAM assumes that each person in the list of articles submitted is defined as a writer in the scope specified above, in accordance with the signed statement of the responsible author. JOSAM refers to existing or potential conflicts of interest, including financial, institutional and other relationships that may lead to potential conflicts of interest or prejudices in the evaluation process of the presented articles. The authors agree to be sent for the publication of the manuscript and transferred to JOSAM in accordance with the signed statement of the responsible author. The rejected articles will be returned to their authors. Authors who use previously published content, including pictures, tables, or other content in printed or electronic format, must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Legal, financial and criminal liability in this respect is the property of the authors. There is no fee for writing articles, evaluating articles, accepting and publishing articles.

In this context, the consolidated form "Copyright Transfer, Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Statements", which is available at "statement" containing author contributions, potential conflicts of interest and right of publication, A sample signed by the author must be uploaded to the system along with the text.


Helsinki Declaration and Informed consent

In all studies with the "human" element, the principle of complying with the "Helsinki declaration principles" is sought. In such researches, the authors refer to the "Methods and methods" section of the study in accordance with the "Helsinki Declaration principles", Ethical committee approval and "informed consent" by those participating in the study. The institution and number/date information for the ethics committee approval should only be given on the title page. If "Animal" substance is used in the study, authors are obliged to indicate that they are working in accordance with the principles of "manuals and methods for the use of laboratory animals" and to conduct research in accordance with ethical rules. Committee of experiments used by animals, the institution and number/date information concerning the Ethical committee approval of the experimental animals should only be given on the title page. In case presentations, it should be noted that "informed consent" has been received independently of the patient's identity. Patients have privacy rights that should not be violated without receiving informed consent. The identification of the information, including the patient's name, initials or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs and soy trees unless necessary for scientific purposes, and the patient (or parent or guardian) written for publication Gives informed consent. The notified consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be presented with the published manuscript. Authors should identify the individuals who help the authors and disclose the resources of this help. Specifying details should be skipped when they are not required. However, it is difficult to obtain a complete anonymity, and if you have doubts, informed consent should be taken. For example, the eye area mask in photos of patients is insufficient protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

The Declaration of Helsinki states that "Every clinical trial must be registered in a publicly accessible database before recruitment of the first subject".

Recommended registries:

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 Journal” (December 2016 updated form -

Accepted languages are Turkish and English. Article submission can only be sent through the online article upload and evaluation system at "". Compliance with the journal spelling rules will be checked by the secretariat first, and articles not prepared for the journal spelling rules will be returned with the technical correction requests.

All articles should be prepared separately as the title page and main text file, and images must also be installed to the system. Manuscripts must be written in a Microsoft Word ® document, 12 fonts, left-justified, double-spaced, and "Times New Roman" character.

For each article, the form of "Copyright transfer, Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Statement" must be uploaded to the system on the date of submission, as signed by the responsible author.

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

Statistical analysis should be conducted according to the rules of reporting statistical data in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ, statistical guidelines for those contributing to medical journals, Br Med J 1983;7:1489-1493.). Information about statistical analysis should be written in the methods section and the software used should be precise. The units are prepared in accordance with International Unit Systems (SI), the international unit system.


Title Page

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

-Turkish and English titles of the article,

-Turkish and English short titles,

- Names of authors, academic titles, institutions and e-mail addresses,

- ORCID Id of the authors

- Corresponding author's name, address, cell phone and email address,

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

- If ethics committee approval for human studies is available, information about the institution and number/date related to approval, or if not available, information about the situation for which reason there is no need to take,

-Ethics committee approval for experimental animals should be provided with the number/date of the institution's information and ethics board approval.


Main Text File

The contents of the text file are summarized below and must begin on a new page using the page-end function in Word:

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



All articles except "Letter to Editor" and "Editorial" should not exceed 250 words in English and Turkish abstracts as "Abstract/Oz".

Abstracts of "Research article" the paper should be prepared to include "Aim/Amaç", "Methods/Yöntemler", "Results/Bulgular" and "Conclusion/Sonuç" subheadings.

Non-structural abstracts are accepted for "Review" and "Case report".

The abbreviation should not be used in summary as much as possible. 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 submitted with at least 3 and up to 6 keywords, and keywords should be written as "Key words" just below Turkish and English articles. 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 the TR index keyword list or the Turkish Science terms databases. When the keywords are uploaded to the online article system, the first page of the text file must be written with an abstraction.


Article text properties by article type

Research article: The main text must include "Introduction", "Materials and methods", "Results" and "Discussion" sections. The limitations, barriers, and deficiencies of the original investigation must be specified before the result 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 experience and are reflected in the number of international publications and quotations. The authors can also be invited in the journal. 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 the sections of the article must be specified by the author.

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

Editorial: The purpose of the briefing will be interpreted by a writer who is an expert in research. The authors are selected and invited by the journal. Uninvited editorial comments are not acceptable.

Limitations for each manuscript type 

 Type of manuscript 

Author count

Text Word

 Abstract word




 Original Article







 Review Article







 Case Report









The tables must be added to the main file that is presented after the numbered reference list in the main text by the transition order. The tables must include descriptive headings and the expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be defined under the table. Tables must be prepared in a Microsoft Office Word file by using the "Insert Table" command and can be easily read. The data presented in the tables must not be repeated in the main text; The data in the main text must be supportive.


Picture and Image Subtitles

Pictures (preferably “Figure”) must be cited in the main text by giving the appropriate number of places. Images, graphics, and photos (in TIFF or JPEG format) must be uploaded to the system in separate files. Pictures should not be placed in a Word document or master document. When there are images separated by sub-units, the lower units should not be provided in a single image. Each subunit must be installed on the system as a separate file. Pictures, subunits (a, b, c, etc.), should be labeled to identify. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar markings can be used to support captions in pictures. The person and organization information in the pictures must be blinded. The minimum resolution of images should be 300 dpi. All submitted images must have a clear resolution and a large size (minimum dimensions 100x100 mm) to avoid any interruption in the evaluation process. Picture captions must be placed at the end of the main text.



When cited, the latest and most recent publications should be preferred. All sources must be shown in the main text by numbering them where appropriate. The authors are responsible for the correctness of the references. If possible, the DOI numbers of online articles that have been cited before must be provided. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to journal abbreviations at Index Medicus/Medline/PubMed. When there are six or fewer authors, all author names should be listed. 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 [1,2].

The spelling styles for resources must be compatible with the NLM style. (

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


Journal article

1. Ding JW, Andersson R, Soltestz V. Obstructive jaundice impairs reticuloendothelial function and promotes bacterial translocation in the rat. J Sur Res. 1994;57:238-45.

2. van Santvoort HC, Besselink MG, Horvath KD, Sinanan MN, Bollen TL, van Ramshorst B, et al. Videoscopic assisted retroperitoneal debridement in infected necrotizing pancreatitis. HPB (Oxford). 2007;9(2):156-9. doi: 10.1080/13651820701225688.


Book section

Wyllie AH, Kerr JFR, Currie AR. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Bourne GH, Danielli JF, Jeon KW, eds. International review of cytology. London: Academic; 1980. pp. 251–306.


Single authored book

Getzen TE. Health economics: fundamentals of funds. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1997.


Editor(s) as author

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


Written at the meeting

Rice AS, Farquhar-Smith WP, Bridges D, Brooks JW. Canabinoids and pain. In: DostorovskyJO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M, editors. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain; 2002Aug 17-22; San Diego, CA. Seattle (WA): IASP Press;2003. p. 437-68.


Scientific or technical report

Gergen PJ, Fowler JA, Maurer KR, Davis WW, Overpeck MD. The burden of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on the respiratory health of children 2 months through 5 years of age in the United States: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 to 1994. Pediatrics 1998; 101: 1–6.



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


Early Online Broadcast

Roten L, Derval N, Sacher F, Pascale P, Wilton SB, Scherr D, et al. Ajmaline attenuates electrocardiogram characteristics of inferolateral early repolarization. Heart Rhythm 2011 Sep 19 [E-pub ahead of print], doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.09.013.


Text published in electronic format

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006. Accessed 30 Nov 2014.


Review process

Provided that the manuscript complies with the manuscript preparation guidelines, it goes through a reviewing process: manuscript seen first by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board members, then sent to at least two blinded-peer-reviewers. Reviewer forms should be submitted to the journals within 30 days. Reviewers may accept the article as it is, request minor or major revisions, or reject. In case there is disagreement between reviewers, the manuscript may be sent to an extra reviewer. The article can be published only after the required revisions are fulfilled by the author. However, taking into consideration the recommendations of the reviewers, final decision belongs to the Editor. Note that a double-blind peer review system is adopted; reviewer is unaware of the identity of the author, and the author is also unaware of the identity of reviewer.


Corrections / Revisions

When submitting revised version, they must mark the changes they have made in the main text and, in addition, send the "correction letter" (Reply to referee) on suggestions proposed by the referees. In response to revision in review phase or pre-review phase, the revised articles files should be submitted to journals within 30 days following the decision letter. If the revision version of the revised version does not install in the specified time, the option may be canceled and article will be declined. If the authors need additional time for revision, they should send the extension requests to the journals within the first 30 days.

The articles accepted for publication are checked for grammar, punctuation, and format. Printed PDF files (PDF proof) of accepted articles are forwarded to the responsible author, and the publication changes / check / approvals are requested within 30 days. If the proof version of the paper has not approved or checked in the specified time, the process of the paper will be canceled and declined. Publication of completed articles will be published in early online format on the journal website before publication with the number in the release plan.



-1 Send the statement as .pdf or .jpg file at first stage of submission.

-2 Send title-page file as docx file which has only title and information of authors.

-3 Send blind-text file as one docx file which has all part (tables, figures) of manuscript but not author information.

Other recommendations

- Please correct and check the references rule as specified in the "Reference" section.

- The "Title Page" will be sent as a separate file. Select the file type "supplemental file", type the file title as "title page".

- The main text file will be loaded with the blind (without the author's knowledge). Select the "full-text" file type, type the file title as "Blind Text".

- If you have full text writing for other types appearing in the system, you do not need to submit the files to different categories, such as "research materials", "research results", and preferably all article sections are sent in a single file.



- Please add the revised documents by selecting the " Submission in progress " page.


-Add "Rev (revision number)" To the end of the file name for the files in the revision phase. 


As its production approaches, Journal of Surgery and Medicine assigns the accompanying obligations and duties to its author(s) and distribution advisory group amid the withdrawal of an original copy.


On the off chance that the authors identify a blunder or a slip-up in their compositions amid the early discharge or assessment process, they have a commitment to participate with the journal’s proofreader for withdrawal process. So as to ask for withdrawal of a composition in survey, each author must sign the Withdrawal Form with completely clarified the reason, examine the initially marked frame and mail it to Production Committee looks at the withdrawal asks for due in 15 days. Unless the distribution council supports the withdrawal of a composition of which the copyright is renounced and exchanged to the Journal of Surgery and Medicine, the authors can't send their original copies for assessment to different journals.


Distribution panel of Journal of Surgery and Medicine has a commitment to dispatch an examination if there is any uncertainty of copyright or counterfeiting for a distributed composition or an original copy in early discharge or the assessment. In the consequence of the examination if the distribution board chooses that there is a copyright or written falsification issue in the original copy nearby, it pulls back the survey procedure and returns the composition to the writers by referring to in detail the recognized circumstances. On the off chance that the production council distinguishes a copyright issue or written falsification in an original copy whether distributed or in early discharge, it starts the withdrawal procedure and finishes the notice procedure due in 15 days. For the original copy in which moral encroachment is recognized;

1. "Pulled back" explanation is added beside the title of the electronic variant of the original copy.

2. In the areas of Abstract and Full Text, the purposes behind withdrawal are composed, references for prove are given in detail, and the statement of the subsidiary foundations and associations of the author(s) are additionally distributed.

3. The explanations behind withdrawal are announced on the site of the journal.

4. After the withdrawal date, in the substance rundown of the electronic adaptation of the primary number of the journal to be distributed, "Pulled back: The Title of the Manuscript" is included, beginning from the principal page the purposes behind withdrawal and references of the first references are imparted to open and analysts.

5. To the associated foundations of the author(s), the withdrawal see is sent.

6. The previously mentioned withdrawal see is sent to the associations and organizations in which the journal is filed, and to the Presidency of the National Library for the composition to be recorded in file frameworks and lists.

In addition, the distribution advisory group may recommend to the distributors and production boards of the author(s) who have morally encroached pull back or secure the legitimacy and unwavering quality of the articles which are distributed.