Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The articles must be written in English or Turkish. The manuscript should be submitted in Microsoft Word format with the following content;

I. Letter to Editor: The category of the submitted article, the name of the person or organization that financially supports the work, if any, and the affiliation of these organizations with the authors, if any, before the publication of another journal.

II. Cover Page: The title should be simple and clear (Turkish and English). The names, surnames and titles of all authors, their affiliations and city in must be included in this page. In this page, corresponding author' name, full address, telephone, fax, mobile phone and e-mail information should also include. 

III. Summary: The length of the abstract in Turkish or English should be maximum 250 words for research articles and maximum 150 words for other articles. Abstract for the research article should include the Objective, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Abstract for review and case report should be written in one paragraph, without headings. Key words consisting of at least 3 (three) and at most 5 (five) should be written with a space between the digits. Key words (Index MedicusMedical Subject Headings and Turkish Scientific Terms dictionary should be in line with this.

Note: The Turkish abstract and  title of article came from outside Turkey can be translated free of charge by  Editor of the journal.

IV. Main Text: Technical terms, symbols and abbreviations should be defined in the first use of the article. All sections must be numbered and formatted in order. The introduction should be no more than 400 words. In total, the research article should not exceed 2500 words, the review article should not exceed 3000, and the case report should not exceed 1500 words.

Research article format;



Material and Method


Discussion and Conclusion


Tables and figures (On separate pages after references)

Case presentation format;


Introduction (too short)

Case report

Discussion and Conclusion


Tables and figures (On separate pages after references)

Note: Invited review articles will be accepted.

The following format guidelines must be followed for the publication of the journal; (MSWord template)

The entire text should be written in Times New Roman format with 12 points and one and a half lines spacing.

The length of the article, including all sources, tables and figures, should be at least 4 (four) and at most 15 pages.

The total number of tables, figures, graphics and photographs should not exceed 5 (maximum 5).

All figures, graphics, photographs and tables should be shown in the main text and presented at the end of the article on separate pages. Graphs, figures and tables in the text should be numbered and each should be given a short title. Shapes, graphics, and photos should be in JPG or TIFF format. If human photographs are to be used, either these persons should not be recognized in the photograph or written permission must be obtained. If a pre-published form is used, permission must be obtained from the individual who has the right to publish.


The permission from Ethics Committee/ Institutional Review Board is mandatory for all studies on human subjects and animals and this should be mentioned in the Material and Methods section.

When presenting findings, statistical tests and p-values ​​should be included as well as measures defining effect size (such as relative risk, odds ratio). Statistical terms, abbreviations and symbols should be defined. The computer program used must be specified.


V. References:

The number of references should be 10 for the case report, 30 for the research articles and no limit for the review articles.

The following short descriptions contain information frequently referred to by the American Medical Association (AMA) resource format. Click for the style file.

  • The references should be numbered according to the first pas sequence in the text and the reference numbers should be shown in the numerical sequence in the list of references

The references in the text should be added as shown in the following examples at the end of the citation as a superscript with the Arabic number.

Diabetes mellitus is associated with a high risk of foot ulcers.1-3

Several interventions have been held at increasing compliance.11,14-16

The data of Smith et al.18 is further evidence of this effect.

As reported previously,1,3-6

Examples for References:

Author names should be written in reverse order and only initials of the first and middle names without spaces. Only the first word should be capitalized except in special abbreviations in the article headings in the Welder. Abbreviations in Index Medicus should be used in journal titles.


1. Journal articles (1-6 author):

Hu P, Reuben DB. It is important to note that during the course of the ambulatory visits, Med Care. 2002;40(7):606-613.

2. Journal articles (more than 6 articles):
Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, et al. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(9):1201-1203.

3- Journal articles with DOI numbers:

Fontanarosa  P, Bauchner  H.  Conflict of interest and medical journals.  JAMA. 2017;317(17):1768-1771. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4563

4. Journal articles that do not have an author or group name:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and guidance for use-Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59(9):273.

5. Book:
McKenzie BC. Medicine and the Internet: Introducing Online Resources and Terminology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1997.

6. Book section:
Guyton JL, Crockarell JR. Fractures of acetabulum and pelvis. In: Canale ST, ed. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2003:2939-2984.

7. Electronic book:
Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. Accessed August 22, 2007.

8. Internet Document:
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2003. Accessed March 3, 2003.


Yürümez Y. Organoprotective effects of interleukine-10 experimental organophosphate poisoning in rats. Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of First and Emergency, (Master, Doctorate or Expertise/Specialist thesis Thesis) . Kayseri, Turkey. 2003.


Technical information for images

Image presentations include image files containing colour or grey transitions or tones, such as microscope, electron microscopy, radiographic images, ECG and EEG transcripts.

Two original copies of the image must be sent; one must be accompanied by appropriate arrows and labels and markers on the image to describe the situation, and on the other hand there should be no original marking or explanation.

Image resolution:

For images 10 cm in colour, black and white or grayscale, there should be at least 300 dpi / ppi resolution.

The following file formats are accepted:



Adobe Photoshop

JPEG (highest compression applied)


The following file formats are accepted but are not preferred:



Microsoft PowerPoint 98 and above

Unacceptable file formats:

Microsoft Word




Submission Preperation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are asked to check compliance with all of the following clauses, and if they do not comply with these rules, submission files can be returned to the authors.

 1. Editorial page: The category of the submitted article, the name of the person or organization that has funded the work, if any, and the affiliation of the agencies with the authors, if any, before the publication, declare that the manuscript is not sent to any journal.

 2. Cover Page: The title should be simple and understandable way (Turkish and English). The names, surnames and titles of all authors, the name and city of the institutions they work in must be included in this page. This page should also include the name, full address, telephone, fax, mobile phone and e-mail information of the "responsible person".

3. Main Text: technical terms, symbols and abbreviations should be defined when first used in the article. All parts are numbered and must be formatted in the following order:

1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Results 4. Discussion and Conclusion. 5. References

Manuscripts and references should be prepared in accordance with the rules stated in “Author Guidelines".

4. All authors signed "Copyright Form". Please click 6721/0a8f/a383/5d0165177bcdd.docx for Copyright Transfer Form.

Scientific and Ethical Responsibility:

Scientific and Ethical Responsibility: The scientific responsibility of the articles belongs to the authors. All authors should actively participate in the study. In order for the manuscripts to be published in the journal, they should not have been published in another scientific journal or sent to another journal before. If the submitted article has been presented before in any meeting; the name of the meeting, the date and the city in which it is organized. The protocol of research on human and experimental animals must be approved by the ethics committee of the institution concerned. Ethics permission information should be written in Material and Method section (Please see  Committee on Publication Ethics).

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish their work in this journal have accepted the following terms:

a- The author retains the copyright of the work and presents the first publication right. The work is licensed under the Creative Commons Atrribution license, which allows the author to be identified and shared by others, provided that the initial release is made in this magazine.

b. The author may make separate contractual arrangements for the distribution of the published version of the work without full authorization (for example, sending it to an institutional database or publishing it in a book).

c. Promote the sharing of authors' works on the internet (eg in an institutional database or on their own websites) before submitting the journal or during the shipment process; this can lead to both fruitful exchange of ideas and early and more referral to the work (see The Impact of Open Access).

Privacy Statement: The names and e-mail addresses of this journal site will only be used for the purposes specified in this journal. But, it shall not be used for any other purpose or for the use of other persons (See COPE).

   NOTE: Update date: 05.07.2019.