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Scientific and ethical responsibility
Scientific and legal responsibility of the published articles belongs to the authors. Chief Editor, Editors, Associated Editors or the publisher do not accept any responsibility for the published articles. The copyright of the articles accepted for publication belong to the Turkish Journal of Pediatric Disease. “Copyright Transfer Form” that will be sent to the e-mail of the corresponding author after acceptance of the manuscript for publication should be signed by all authors and sent via e-mail to tchdergisi@gmail. com or faxed to +90 (312) 347 23 30
1. Turkish Journal of Pediatric Disease (http://dergipark.gov.tr /tchd (ISSN: 1307-4490) is the periodical journal of Ankara Child Health and Diseases Hematology Oncology Training and Research Hospital published two times a year. The official languages of the journal are Turkish and English. Turkish Journal of Pediatric Disease is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, December) and aims to reach all related national and international medical institutes and researchers either electronically or via journal free of charge.
2. The official languages of the journal are Turkish and English. Turkish manuscripts should comply with the Dictionary and Spelling Guide of the Turkish Linguistic Society (http://tdk.org.tr). Anatomic terminology should be based on Latin nomenclature. Terms in daily medical language should be written as read and according to Turkish spelling rules. Terms written in English or another foreign language should be indicated within quotation marks.
3. The aim of the journal is to present high quality original research articles in the field of pediatrics. Additionally manuscripts in the format of review, case report, articles about clinical and practical applications and editorials, short report, book reviews, biographies, and letters to the editor are also published in the journal. Besides if related with pediatrics, articles on aspects of surgery, dentistry, social sciences, public health, genetics, psychology, pshyciatrics, educational sciences, sociology and nursery could be published.
4. A submitted article must be an original contribution not previously published must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, must not be published elsewhere in similar form in any languages. Articles presented at a meeting or symposium are accepted if this is stated.
Authors are responsible for their articles’ conformity to scientific rules. Each person listed as an author is expected to have participated in the study to a significant extent. The order of the authors’ names must be a joint decision. Corresponding author accepts author name order, scientific responsibility and also accepts that article is previously not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, by filling the . All authors’ names must be included under the article’s title. Any individual who does not meet the criteria for authorship but has contributed to the article can be listed in “Acknowledgement(s)” section.
Compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki Principles () is accepted as the policy of Turkish Journal of Pediatric Disease. Therefore, all manuscripts concerning human subjects must contain a statement in the “Materials and Methods” section, indicating that the study was approved by the Institutional Review Board. All study subjects should be informed and written consent should be obtained and this should be declared in the “Materials and Methods” section. All manuscripts dealing with animal subjects must contain a statement indicating that the study was performed according to “The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” ( ) with the approval of the Institutional Review Board, in the “Materials and Methods” section. The Editor may ask for a copy of the approval document.
If any previously published quoted passages, tables, figures, etc. are used in the article, authors should obtain written permission from publication rights holders, and should specify this in the article.
Authors must specify in the references page that they have no commercial relations or, if present, the nature of the relation (consultancy, other agreements) with commercial products or drugs used in their study or with any pharmaceutical companies or with companies providing financial sponsorship for the article.
The Confidentiality and Privacy of Patients and Study Participants
Authors should avoid descriptive information such as patient names, initials, reference numbers or photographs to appear in their article. Th is information can be published if absolutely necessary for scientific reasons and only after obtaining written “informed consent” from the patient (or parents, or guardian). The article must also state that “informed consent” was obtained.
Submitted papers are reviewed by the, the editor, the associated editors, and at least two reviewers. The editor and associated editors may decide to send the manuscript to a third reviewer. The editor and associated editors is the complete authority regarding reviewer selection. The reviewers may be selected from the International Advisory Board or independent national or international reviewers may be selected when required for the topic of the manuscript.
Format of the articles are primarily evaluated by journal secretary. Submitted papers are reviewed by the the editor, the associated editors, and at least two reviewers. The editor and associated editors may decide to send the manuscript to a third reviewer. The editor and associated editors is the complete authority regarding reviewer selection. The reviewers may be selected from the International Advisory Board or independent national or international reviewers may be selected when required for the topic of the manuscript.
Editors do not share information regarding articles (article receipt, review process, referee opinions or final results) with anyone except authors and referees. Referees and editorial board members cannot discuss articles in a public manner. Editors must send copies of the article to the editor once their review is complete. Referee reviews cannot be printed or disclosed without permission of the author and editor. Care is taken to keep the identities of the referees. In some cases, the editor may decide to send referee opinions on the article to other referees reviewing the same article to inform them during the process.
Editorial board reserves the right to make some revisions in the article. Original research articles submitted to journal will be reviewed at a maximum period of eight weeks, case reports will be evaluated in six weeks. Revised articles should also be accompanied by a unique letter with responses to reviewers’ comments. Major revisions should be done in six weeks and minor corrections should be revised in four weeks. Articles that do not comply with the journal requirements listed below may be returned without review at the discretion of the editors. The dates that manuscript is received and accepted will be stated at the end of the manuscript when published in the journal.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
The manuscript text should be written in Times New Roman font, 10 point-type, double-spaced with 2 cm margins on the left and right sides. The article should be prepared with IBM compatible computer programs (Microsoft Windows, at least Word 98). The pages should be numbered starting with the title page. Page numbers should appear at the bottom right corner of every page. All manuscripts submitted for publication should comply with “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” produced and updated by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors ().
The main text file should not contain any information regarding author names and affiliations.
Abbreviations should be internationally accepted and should be defined accordingly in the text in parenthesis when first mentioned and used in the text. The abbreviated form should be used all throughout the article. “How To Write and Publish Scientific Articles” (http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/kitap/maknasyaz/) can be referred for international abbreviations.
Preparation of Agreement Form
The Author Agreement form must be filled out and uploaded with the main manuscript. This form is available on author agreement form, signed by the authors in the same order of authors as stated in the article, declaring that the manuscript has not been published or is not currently submitted to another journal and that the manuscript is approved by all the authors should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org after being scanned or should be faxed to +90 (312) 347 23 30 simultaneous with the online upload of the manuscript. The signed cover letter should include scientific contributions and responsibilities of each author, and whether there is a conflict of interest regarding manuscript.
Original form signed document shall be mailed to “Turkish Journal of Pediatric Disease, Örnek Mah. Şehit Ömer Halis Demir Cad. Kurtdereli Sok., Altındağ, Ankara, Turkey” via post or cargo.
All the entities that provide contribution to the technical content, data collection and analysis, writing, revision etc. of the manuscript and yet do not meet the criteria to be an author should be mentioned in the acknowledgement part. If the contribution of the sponsor is only in the form of financial support, this should be stated in the “Acknowledgement” section. If the sponsor has participated in the methods, statistical analysis or manuscript preparation, this contribution should also be stated in the “Materials and Methods” section. If there is no conflict of interest it should also be stated.
Title page of the manuscript should include the Turkish and English title of the article, Turkish and English running title not exceeding 40 characters including spaces as well as the full names, surnames and academic degrees of the authors. The department, division and institution of the authors should be indicated. Title page should also include address, e-mail, phone and fax number of the corresponding author. Authors should indicate whether the research has been presented previously in a congress or symposium.
There should be two to five key words complying with the Index Medicus medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Refer to www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html for key words.
Research Articles should include; Turkish title, Turkish structured abstract (limited to 300 words structured as Objective, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion), Turkish key words and English title, English structured abstract (limited to 300 words structured as Objective, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion), English key words. The other sections of the manuscript should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement (if required) and References. All sections of the manuscripts should start on a new page. Research articles are not referred to exceed 5000 words and 40 references.
Manuscripts in the form of “Reviews” are accepted when “invited” since 2013. In case of wishing to write a review about a current topic without being “invited”, the editor and the associate editors should be contacted before the manuscript is submitted. Review Articles should include; Turkish title, Turkish abstract, Turkish key words and English title, English abstract and English key words. The abstract should be prepared as one paragraph in “Review” type articles and limited to 300 words. Structured abstract is not required. Reviews should not exceed 8000 words and number of references should be limited to 60 if possible.
Case reports should include Turkish title, Turkish abstract, Turkish key words, English title, English abstract, English key words, Introduction, Case presentation, Discussion and References. Introduction and Discussion sections of the Case reports should be short and concise and the abstract should be prepared as one paragraph. Structured abstract is not required. Case reports should not exceed 2000 words and the number of references should not exceed 20.
Short reports should include research results in the related field in a short and concise form. Short reports should be limited to 2000 words. Short reports should include Turkish and English title, Turkish and English abstract in one paragraph and 2-5 key words in Turkish and English. Number of tables should be limited to 2 and that of the figure/graphic/picture should be limited to 1. Structured abstract is not required. Number of references should be limited to 15.
Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor should be short and concise limited to 1500 words and 15 references, since they are prepared to criticize or contribute to the articles previously published in the journal.
Tables and Figures
Tables should be numbered with Roman numbers, figures, graphics and pictures should be numbered with Arabic numbers in order of appearence in the text. Localization of tables, figures, graphics and pictures should be indicated.
Each table should be prepared with double spacing on a separate page. Tables should have a brief title. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes not in the heading. Explanations should be made for all nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes. The following symbols should be used for abbreviations in sequence: *,†,‡,§,||,¶,**,††,‡‡. Each table should be cited in text.
Figures should be submitted in a format that will produce high-quality image (for example, JPEG or GIF). Authors should control the images of such files on a computer screen before submitting them to be sure they meet their own quality standards.
X-ray films, scans and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens should be submitted as high quality images electronically.
Legends for figures, graphics and pictures should be typed starting on a separate page, indicating the corresponding illustrations with numbers. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations, each should be defined clearly under the illustration.
Reference numbers should be indicated at the end of the sentences in the text as superscripts and references should be numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text. Journal names should be abbreviated as listed in “Index Medicus” or in “ULAKBIM/Turkish Medical Index”. References should be typed in consistence with the following examples. Native references should be used as much as possible.
If the reference is a journal;
Author(s)’ surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of an article is more than 6 followed by “ve ark.” in Turkish references and “et al.” in international references).Title of the article, title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/query.fcgi?db=nlmcatalog). Year;Volume:First and last page number.
Example: Benson M, Reinholdt J, Cardell LO. Allergen-reactive antibodies are found in nasal fluids from patients with birch polen-induced intermittent allergic rhinitis, but not in healthy controls. Allergy 2003;58:386-93.
If the reference is a journal supplement;
Author(s)’ surname and initial(s) of the first name. Title of the article. Title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/query. fcgi?db =nlmcatalog). Year;Volume (Suppl. Supplement number): First and last page number.
Example: Queen F. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Envirol Health Perspect 1994;102 (Suppl. 1):S2755-S2782.
If the reference is a book;
Author(s)’ surname and initial(s) of the first name. Title of the book. Edition number. City of publication; Publisher, Year of Publication.
Example: Ringsven MK, Bond N. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, 1996.
If the reference is a book chapter;
Surname and initial(s) of the first name of the author(s) of the chapter. Title of the chapter. In: Surname and initial(s) of the first name(s) of the editor(s) (ed) or (eds). Title of the book. Edition number. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication: First and last page numbers of the chapter.
Phillips SJ, Whistant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM (eds). Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. 2 nd ed. New York: Raven P, 1995:466-78.
If the reference is a conference paper presented in a meeting;
Author(s)’ surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of a conference paper is more than 6 followed by “et al.”. Title of the conference paper, If applicable In: Surname and initial(s) of the first name(s) of the editor(s) (ed) or (eds). Title of the abstract book. Title of the meeting; Date; City of the meeting; Country. Publisher; Year: Page numbers.
Example: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O (eds). MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. North-Holland; 1992: 1561-5.
If the reference is an online journal:
Author(s)’ surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of an article is more than 6 followed by “ve ark.” in Turkish references and “et al.” in international references).Title of the article, title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus Year; Volume (Number). Available from:URL address. Accessed date:day.month.year.
Example: Arrami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature 2008;451(7177): 397-9. Available from: URL:www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7177/full/451397a.html. Aaccessed 20 January 2008.
If the reference is a website:
Name of the web site. Access date. Available from: address of the web site.
Example: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Acsess date: 12 March 2013. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/
If the reference is a thesis:
Author’s surname and initial of the first name. Title of the thesis (thesis). City; Name of the university (if it is a university); Year.
Example: Özdemir O. Fibrillin-1 gene polymorhism and risk of mitral valve disorders. (Thesis). Ankara: Gazi University, 2006.