Information for Authors Konuralp Medical Journal (ISSN: 1309-3878) is a publication of Düzce University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Our Journal was published on October 2009 firstly. Our Journal is planned to be published three times a year in March, June and October and the articles which are sent to our Journal will be evaluated by "peer review" method. The scientific articles which will be sent to Konuralp Medical Journal should be appropriate to the World Health Editors Board’s (http://www.icmje.org/) ("icmje_08.pdf" Turkish Translation ICMJE) common rules of the current version which are necessary in the articles for biomedical journals.
Konuralp Medical Journal (ISSN: 1309-3878) aims to publish articles related to primary care in general medicine, such as Turkish review articles, case reports, with pictures of a subject, letters to the editor, news and developments in the world of medicine and basic and clinical research. The articles should not be published anywhere else previously and should not be under review for publication in another journal.Articles can be found online as Free Full Text at the website of http://www.konuralptipdergi.duzce.edu.tr/index.php/en.html.
The articles that are prepared according to the scientific and ethical rules will be considered. The following Copyright Transfer Agreement must be signed and returned to the editorial board of journal. “The Author (Co-authors) guarantees that the Materials are an original work, submitted only to this Journal, and have not been published previously. In case the Materials were written jointly with Co-authors, the Author(s) guarantees that he (they) has informed them of the terms of this Agreement and obtained their signatures or written permission to sign on their behalf. No funding was received for the research reported in the article / The research reported in the article was funded by the……. The author(s) who signs below hereby assigns, conveys, and otherwise transfers all rights, title, interest, and copyright ownership in this Work to the Konuralp Medical Journal”.
Article: The article should consist of the following parts: Front page: summaries (English and Turkish), key words (Turkish and English), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, references, tables, pictures, shapes, and subtitles. In English articles, Turkish abstracts and titles will be written. Pages should be numbered, starting at the home page. The title and the article category (Research Paper, Case Report, Review, Letter to editors, a topic with pictures), authors' names (as titled), article posted on the organization name, mailing the author's name, address (including zip code), telephone and if any, fax number, e-mail address must be provided on the front page. Submitted to a scientific meeting in writing before the meeting's official name, date and place should be specified.
Abstracts: There should be mostly 250 words in Turkish and English. In all types of articles a summary will be given in English and Turkish. English title of the article abstracts should be written in English. Turkish and English summaries in research articles should be prepared according to the following order: 1. Aim, 2. Materials and Methods, 3. Results, 4. Conclusion. (English: 1. Objective, 2. Methods, 3. Results, 4. Conclusion). This format is not necessary except research articles. The summary must have a feature of explaining the reason about being presented in case reports.
Abbreviations can be used in summaries. Therefore the abbreviations should be written clearly when mentioned firstly, and written in parentheses. At least three key words appropriate for both Turkish and English Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) “Medical Subject Headings” must be given just after the Turkish and English summaries in scientific articles.
The editors of our magazine suggest that the key words of scientific articles should be taken from Turkey Science Terms and the authors can get benefit in the website of http://www.bilimterimleri.com.
Page layout, above 25 mm, bottom 25 mm, 25 mm left and right should be 25 mm gap. Documents must be written in Microsoft Word (version 7.0 or higher), with a 12-point Times New Roman, Turkish character with double line spacing. The abbreviations in the text should continue according to pronunciation after the apostrophe sign (for example, for multiple sclerosis: of MS, but not MS'). Foreign words should not be used in terms that are common in Turkish (for example, CT should not be used instead of BT). Anatomic structures, the names of diseases and syndromes in the text, unless proper names should be written according to Turkish pronunciations (for example, corpus callozum instead of the corpus callosum). In the texts SI (System International) units should be used. In addition, instead of cc, ml is preferred. Dots should not be used after the units (mg. / kg., ml. etc.) All tables, pictures, drawings and graphics in the article text should be referred.
References should be written according to “Vancouver Style” as Citing Medicine, 2nd ed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=citmed.TOC&depth=2
References should be written according to the order and should be indicated in numbers at the proper place in the text. The reference in the text must be terminated in brackets with dot. eg. (1). The names of the journals in the references should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus (eg, Br J Radiol). The word “et al” can be used after the first three authors’ names, in case there are more than three authors in reference. If you have the source for writing the first three names more than three authors then "et al".
For example: 1. Hosoglu S, Celen MK, Akalin S, et al. Transmission of hepatitis C by blood splash into conjunctiva in a nurse. Am J Infect Control 2003; 31(8):502-4.
When a quoting is done from a book, the order and information should be as in the following example: 1. Rakel RE. Textbook of Family Medicine, 7th edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2007; 3-18. If a quoting is done from a multi-authored book, especially the authors of the chapter, the following sample data and layout should be used: 1. Hull RD, Hirsh J. Comparative value of tests for the diagnosis of venous thrombosis. In: Bernstein EF, ed. Vascular disease in non-invasive diagnostic Techniques. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 1985, 779-96.
Each table should have a title. Unnecessary abbreviations should not be placed in the tables. Outside of generally accepted abbreviations (AST, ALT, and so on.), each abbreviation should be explained under the table. Table titles above, figure captions should be below.
Table 1: The Laboratory Findings at Clinic and Application
Total bilirubin (mg/dL)
Direkt bilirubin (mg/dL)
Indirect bilirubin (mg/dL)
Alkaline fosfotaz (IU/L)
Composition: Review articles should be prepared by people who are interested in particular, the most recent developments should be handled in light of the experiences of the author. Turkish and English abstracts should be written. Number of authors should not exceed three.
Case reports: Case reports should consist of the following parts: English title, English and Turkish summary, introduction, case reports, discussion and references, (if any), tables, pictures, drawings, and subtitles. Turkish and English abstracts should be appropriate, the most important features of the case and why is valuable to be presented must be mentioned in the abstract.
Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Editor may be in any subjects related with General Medicine and the Bio-Psycho-Social topics. Constructive criticism or contributions should be included in the published articles. Letters, including resources, should consist of no more than two double-spaced pages. The letters should include maximum two pictures and no more than five references.
1. Copyright Transfer Form filled.
2. Corresponding author and full address information.
3. Turkish and English abstracts do not exceed 250 words.
4. Turkish and English abstracts are eligible, have the title.
5. References are eligible for the rules