Cilt: 32 Sayı: 5, 29.10.2022

Yıl: 2022

Original Article

Case Report

Aims and Scope

Genel Tıp Dergisi/Genel Tıp Journal (GTD) is an international peer-reviewed journal. Genel Tıp Journal publishes research that addresses the needs and goals of contemporary medicine. GTD is an international Open Access journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality, original papers in the field of medical science. GTD is published bimonthly by Selcuk University, School of Medicine. Each peer-reviewed article that is published in a GTD is universally and freely accessible via the Internet in an easily readable and printable PDF format. GTD publish the following article types: original research articles, reviews, case reports and letters. The language of the Journal is English. Genel Tıp Journal has been published since 1988.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

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 guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s webpage.

Open Access Policy

“Open Access” is a catch-all term covering both Gratis and Libre Open Access. For DOAJ, Open Access is only when digital content is freely available online AND user rights and the terms of copyright are defined.
Genel Tıp Dergisi provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge.
By “open access” to (peer-reviewed research literature), we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users (readers, libraries, institutions and organisations) to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers.
Genel Tıp Dergisi publishes all articles under the open access model, defined under Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda open access declarations. The full content of the articles is freely available for anyone without any charges are other restrictions.

Open Access is a true un-restricted exchange of ideas and science.

Open access publishing benefits you in both your roles as an author and as a reader. The advantages of open access are:

All published articles are freely available to all readers, in any part of the world. Free availability of your work published under open access means more citations for your articles and increased impact of your work.
Authors also benefit from work of other researchers published under open access. They are free to download and read their work and this provides you with the latest, peer-reviewed research information without charges.
Everyone in the academic community has immediate and free access to the results of your research.
The articles published under open access are fully citable.

Editor in Chief: İnci KARA, Prof. Dr.
Address: Alaeddin Keykubat Campus, Selcuklu, Konya-TURKIYE
Publisher: Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine
Phone: + 90 332 224 43 19

Creative Commons Lisansı

All content of Genel Tıp Dergisi is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, free of charge, in any medium, no matter copyright is transferred fully to the publisher.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Genel Tıp Journal (GTD). GTD is an international, non-profit, Open Access (OA) journal, publishing articles on a broad range of topics within the field. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The submitting author and corresponding author are responsible for providing valid and attended email address, and should check the email regularly, in order not to delay the editorial procedure.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at

Submit the manuscript as one Microsoft Word file; using 12 point font (Times New Roman); 1.5 spacing; and employs italics, rather than underlining. All tables are placed at the end of the paper, after the references. Photographs and illustrations are submitted and as separate JPG, JPEG or TIFF files (resolution of at least 300 dpi).

Title Page

A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include (The title should be short and informative, containing major keywords related to the content. The title should not contain abbreviations): Turkish and English title, short title, name-surname, qualifications, affiliations, affiliation addresses, e-mail and *Orcid ID. The name, address, email address and telephone number of the corresponding author should be clearly indicated separately on the title page. The journal operates a double-blind peer review policy, so please ensure that identifying information is only included in the title page file, and that the separate 'Main Document' file is anonymised.

NOTE: Changes to the author list cannot be made at revision stage. The corresponding author should clearly mention in the cover letter where and how each newly added author made a contribution, and no authors will be added post acceptance.

Main Document

Original papers should be divided into sections as follows: TR and ENG abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion.
The manuscript should be typed, one-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Pages should be numbered but do not use any other automated features (such as endnotes, headers or footers), or any mechanism to track changes to various drafts of a manuscript.
Numbers one to ten should be written as words in the text, unless used as a unit of measurement; all numbers should be written in digits in tables and figures.
All numbers which start sentences should be written in words, not digits.
Bold type-face should be used for headings of sections and sub-sections within the paper.
Do not use tabs or indents within the text of the paper.
Writing should be clear, simple and direct.
Short sentences are preferred.

Abstract and Key-Words

GTD requires structured abstracts for all original articles. The following headlines should be used where appropriate: Objective, Design, Subjects/Patients, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Please make sure the abstract provides an answer to the aim of the study, and that the total number of words does not exceed 200. A list of from 4-8 key-words or terms from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) suitable for indexing terms should be typed at the bottom of the abstract page.


Using numbers in text

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals in parenthesis as follows: "as shown by Kara (5)":... if two authors; "Yilmaz & Ulusoy (6)";... if more than two authors; "Turk-Dagi et al. (7)". When citing two or more sources at once, write a number for each separated by a comma e.g. (1, 2) or (6, 12) When citing more than two sources which are numbered consecutively, use a hyphen instead of a comma e.g. (3-5) If you need to cite a particular work more than once, you can use the same reference number for each citation Numbers should be in brackets and placed after punctuation marks such as full stops or commas, but before colons and semi-colons

Reference list

A reference gives the full details of the brief citation you have referred to in text and is shown at the end of your essay. A reference will include authors, titles, editions, publisher details and journal details If the work has six authors or fewer, list all of them. If there are more than six authors, list the first six authors followed by et al. The style of references must follow the Vancouver system, and for the abbreviations of journal titles: please consult the Journals database, hosted at

(CLICK for the GTD EndNote output style)

Example list of references

Brown RG, Robinson PJ. The level of depression in Parkinson's disease. Am J Psychiatry 1987; 149: 122‐129
Meakin CJ, King DA, White J, Scott JM, Handley H, Griffiths A, et al. Screening for depression in the medically ill. J Nerv Ment Dis 1991; 12: 45‐53
Guy J. The view across the river: Harriette Colenso and the Zulu struggle against imperialism. Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia; 2001.
Sparkes V. Function of the spine. In Everett T, Kell C, editors. Human movement: an introductory text. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston Elsevier; 2010. p. 191‐ 209.


Plagiarism is generally understood to be the “passing off” of another’s research or work as your own.
Plagiarism report must be uploaded.


We recommend that the open researcher and contributor ID (ORCID) of all authors to be provided. For an ORCID, authors should register at the ORCID web site available from Registration is free to every researcher in the world.


Authors should mark the changes they made in the main text in color while submitting the article revision files. The responses to the referees should be specified in a separate Word file. 

Copyright Transfer Agreement

All manuscripts must be accompanied by the Copyright Transfer Form. This form must be signed by all authors in the order of their names on the title page. By signing the form, authors declare that the manuscript and the data in it have not been submitted elsewhere or previously published and approve scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors.

Information for Authors

The Editorial Process

A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to GTD alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. GTD relies on a strong editorial and peer review process to select manuscripts for publication. On submission, editors review all the submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for a formal review.

Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message may be rejected before proceeding for a formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the GTD readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself. The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript.

All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged and given a Manuscript Number. When submitting a manuscript, authors will be asked to suggest 3 peer reviewers and provide their contact information. Authors are encouraged to select reviewers who have expertise in the topic of study and are well-versed in the aspects of the methods presented. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in GTD are sent to two or more expert reviewers for Peer Review. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers who have experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not mandatory.

The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor. The Journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript.

The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.

Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. All the manuscripts are subject to final editing by the Editor and the Editorial Board. Deletion of cerain unacceptable terms from the mauscript or grammatical correction or final reformatting to comply to the publication standards performed at the stage of the final Editor's draft will not be forwarded for author approval. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance.

Submission of Manuscripts


All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-reviev.

No advertisements of any third party in the Journal or on it’s website are accepted.

Genel Tıp Journal does not have any fees for submission or publication in the journal. Authors are not charged a fee at any point during the publication process.