Author Guidelines


General Principles

The manuscripts submitted for publication in Ordu Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Çalışmaları Dergisi - Ordu University Journal of Nursing Studies should not be published before, and should not be sent to another journal within the publication process.

If the manuscript is published in the abstract paper before it is published in the journal, it should be stated on the presentation page to the editor while sending a letter to the journal.

Scientific and ethical rules of the study, thoughts and opinions are the responsibility of the authors / authors.

After the manuscript is submitted to the journal, the names of the author’s cannot be changed.

Authors are not paid for the articles published in the journal. 

Ethics committee approval must be obtained and documented for clinical and experimental studies that require ethics committee approval. National and international ethical rules must be observed. Ethics committee permissions must be sent to the editor by e-mail.

Turkish articles should be based on Turkish Dictionary of Turkish Language Association.

The main article should not have author names.

The Copyright Transfer Form must be signed by the authors whose names are listed in the same order as the manuscript on the presentation page of the editor.

In the method section of the study, the date of the study must be stated.

Open Access Policy

Ordu University Journal of Nursing Studies is an open access publication and its content is offered to readers free of charge.

Readers can read, save, copy and link the full text of their articles published in the journal without permission from the publisher or the author, except for commercial purposes.

Article Preparation

To submit a manuscript to the Ordu Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Çalışmaları  Dergisi - Ordu University Journal of Nursing Studies, you need to register at and register at

The manuscript is entered from its address by entering the entry tab and registered in the tab and sent electronically.

All submitted manuscripts must be formatted in the Microsoft Word program, in A4 paper size, in two lines, with a margin of 2.5 cm from all edges of the paper.

It should be written in Times New Roman font with 12 font size. The page number should be added to all pages and the page number should be in the middle of the page.

Title Page

The title of the article should be written in English for English manuscript.

The names and surnames of the authors, their academic and professional affiliations, ORCID number, complete address, phone, GSM, fax number(s), mail, e-mail address (es) of corresponding author must be specified on title page.

Short title of the study, acknowledgements information should be written.

In studies with more than one author, the contributions of the authors to the study must be indicated on this page.

Author Contribution: Idea / Concept: ......; Design: ....; Supervision:....; Materials:…..; Data Collection and/or Processing; Analysis and / or Interpretation:….; Literature review:….;  Writing:….;Critical review:……

Information on whether the study was presented at a congress should also be included on this page.


The abstract should be prepared in English for manuscripts written in English language and should not exceed 300 words and should include English keywords.

The objective, method, results and conclusion should be included in the abstract.


Key words in English must be at least 3 and maximum 5. English keywords should be written in accordance with Index Medicus: Medical Subject Heading (MeSH).

Original Article

The studies offer new nursing studies that are not covered in the previous studies. The section should consist of abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations for applications, acknowledgements, conflict of interest, references, tables/figures. Original research should be between 4000-7000 words excluding abstract, table, figure and reference list, maximum 40 sources should be used, and the total number of tables and figures should not exceed 5.


It can be prepared systematically or inviting for each area related to nursing.

Especially the authors who have publications on the subject should be preferred.

Entries such as introduction, results and references should be added to the text.

The tables should not exceed 7000 words except the figures and references and a maximum of 50 references should be used. The sum of the tables/figures should not exceed 5.

Case Report

It should be composed of introduction, case, discussion, conclusion, references, tables, figures.

Letter to the Editor

It is published at the discretion of the editor. Editable if necessary. The maximum number of references can be 15. The publication rights transfer form must be filled in and sent to the editor by letter. The abstract of the letter to the editor should be 100-300 words. Subtitles are not required in the text. It should include the main text and results. The letter to the editor should not exceed 1000 words other than sources and English abstract. The author of this letter should give the source of his / her article, his name, surname and address.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be prepared in the Microsoft Word program. Tables and figures should be placed after references in the text. The table number and title should be prepared at the top of the table with bold and 12 pt. A dot must be placed after the table number. Tables should not contain a vertical line and the horizontal line should be as little as possible. The lines of the tables should be rendered invisible without being deleted. The rows in a table must be in a line spacing. Each table must be cited in the text. Figures / graphics and pictures should be prepared in as high a resolution as 250 dpi and 500-800 dpi.


Writing references should start from a new page.

All references specified in the text should be included in the "References" list. Up to 40 sources for original studies, and up to 50 references for meta-analysis studies should be used.

All references should be listed alphabetically in the ‘References’ section at the end of the main text of the manuscript.

The accuracy of the references is the responsibility of the author(s).

If reference is made to the source before the publication, the DOI number must be written.

Only published or printed references should be used in the text.

When referring to resources within the text, the authors' surnames and publication date are used.

Examples are as follows:

Erbil (2011) ...

According to Bölükbaş ) (2003) ...

Erbil and Yılmaz (2005) ...

According to Erbil and Bölükbaş (2015) ...

Tuzcu and friends (2016) ...

Samples output specified:

Erbil (2011) ...

According to Bölükbaş ) (2003) ...

Erbil and Yılmaz (2005) ...

According to Erbil and Bölükbaş (2015) ...

Tuzcu and friends (2016) ...

If the number of authors is 3 or more, it should be mentioned as " Hintistan and collegues (2016) or (Hintistan et al., 2016)" from the first place in the text.

Here are some examples of publications in the references list:

Quote from the journal article:
If the source is an article, the full name of the article, the name of the journal to which it is published, volume, issue and page numbers should be written after the date.

If the authors are more than six authors, first the six authors' surnames are written and then the first letter of his / her name is written in the references section.


Erbil, N. (2011). Prevalence and risk factors for female sexual dysfunction among Turkish women attending a maternity and gynecology outpatient clinic. Sexuality and Disability, 29, 377-386.

Erbil N, Bölükbaş N. (2012). Beliefs, attitudes, and behavior of Turkish women about breast cancer and breast self-examination according to a Turkish version of the Champion Health Belief Model Scale. Asian Pasific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13, 5823-5828.

Pınar G, Taşkın L, Eroğlu K. (2008). Başkent üniversite öğrenci yurdunda kalan gençlerin toplumsal cinsiyet rol kalıplarına ilişkin tutumları. Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Dergisi, 15, 47-57.

Erbil N, Taş N, Uysal M, Kesgin A, Kılıçarslan N. Gökkaya, U. (2011). Urinary incontinence among pregnant Turkish women. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 27, 586-590.

Excerpt from the journal supplement:

Incesu C. (2004). Sexual functions and sexual dysfunctions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 7 (Suppl-3), 3-13.

Quote from the book:

If the source is a book, the name of the authors, the date of publication, the name of the book, the number of publications, the printing house, the number of pages should be written. If the source book is a translation, the translators should be named.

Taşkın, L. (2009) Obstetric and Women's Health Nursing. 9th Edition, Ankara, Sistem Ofset Printing, p. 11th.


Quote from the book section:

Author's name, year, name of the department, name of the editor, name of the book, printing house, page number should be written.

Hornbeck, P. (1991).Assay for antibody production. Colign JE. Kruisbeek AM, Marguiles DH, editors. Current Protocols in Immunology. New York: Greene Publishing Associates, p. 105-32.


Quote from the Internet source:

The full publication date must be used. The article should include the direct access address and the downloaded date.

Turkey Demographic Health Survey (TDHS) 2013 Main Report. Accessed on: 25.09.2016,

  http // / tnsa 2013 / report / TNSA_2013_ana_rapor.pdf

Quote from the thesis:

Gümüşay M. (2016). Examination of the body image of the woman during pregnancy and sexual function of the spouses. Unpublished Master Thesis, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Ordu, Ordu, Turkey.

What did the study add to the literature?

The contribution of the submitted study to the existing literature should be explained as 2-3 items, formed as a table and should be added before the references section.

Author's Contributions

In order to be able to describe the author as a writer in a scientific paper according to  International Committee of Medical Journal Editors [ICMJE]), the authors who will write articles to the Ordu Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Çalışmaları Dergisi - Ordu University Journal of Nursing Studies, must meet the following four criteria:

- Make significant contributions to the design or design phases of the study or to the collection, processing, analysis or interpretation of the data.

- It should make important intellectual/conceptual arrangements regarding the preparation or content of the work draft.

- Approve the final form of the study to be published.

- Acknowledge that the questions about the accuracy and completeness of any part of the study are properly investigated and resolved, and are responsible for everything.

Before the references, the names of the authors should be indicated after the initials of the names and surnames in the author's contribution should be indicated to the editor on the title page. Author Contribution: Idea / Concept: ......; Design: ....; Supervision:....; Materials:…..; Data Collection and/or Processing; Analysis and / or Interpretation:….; Literature review:….;  Writing:….;Critical review:……


This section should be short and it should be on the title page.

Conflict of Interest

The authors should state all possible situations in which a conflict of interest may occur. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be stated. If financial support for the study is received, this should be stated in this section.

Writing process

The submitted work will be evaluated by two different judges. The studies needed to be changed should be corrected within a month and sent to the journal. If the study is not sent to the journal within one month, the author is considered to have withdrawn his / her application. After the evaluation of the referees, the author cannot make any changes.

Copyright Transfer Form

Upon submission of the manuscript, all authors must sign the Copyright Transfer Form.


The necessary corrections will be sent via e-mail. Only printer errors can be corrected. No changes or additions shall be permitted at this stage. Only the authors are responsible for corrections. A form with questions in the revision documents may be accompanied. All questions must be answered by the author and necessary corrections and additions should be made. Revisions to the revision documents must be returned within two days of receipt by email. If the publisher does not receive a reply within two days from the authors, it is assumed that there are no errors to be corrected and the article will be published.