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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be written in Microsoft Word. All text, figures and graphics should be sent electronically. Except for the cover page, the name of the institution and the authors should not be mentioned anywhere in the article. The cover page must be loaded separately.

Cover page,
English Abstract,
Article Section,
Figures and Pictures,
It should be arranged as subtitles.
Authors’ Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID ID) information must be uploaded to the system during article submission.
The article part (except for the abstract, references, table, figure and subtitles) of the research reviews should not exceed 3500 words, the abstract part should not exceed 250 words, the references should not exceed 40, the number of tables 5 and the number of figures 5 should not exceed. Case reports should consist of Turkish Title, English title, Turkish and English abstract, introduction, presentation of the case(s), discussion and references. Case reports should not exceed 5 pages in total. Articles on technical and medical developments and image presentations of original topics should not exceed 3 pages.

A plain and understandable writing language should be used in the text, scientific writing style should be adopted and unnecessary repetitions should be avoided. Writing; It should be written with 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman 12 points. Pages should be numbered in the lower right corner. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the system in 2 files.
The title of the article should not exceed 100 characters (letters) in research articles and 80 characters in case reports. The title should be written in both English and Turkish. The names and surnames of the authors who contributed to the study should be written clearly.
If the study has been presented in any congress before, the congress name, time (day-month-year and congress place) should be specified.
The name, surname, full address, postal code, telephone e-mail address of the author to be contacted should be written at the bottom of the title page. Reviewer recommendation: Assists the editor when selecting a referee for a specific study. Include the names and contact details of at least 2 potential reviewer on the cover page.
The full texts to be reviewed by the referees during the evaluation process should be uploaded to the system as a single file. The full text file should be composed of the following parts and should be arranged in this order.
A) Abstract
Title of the Article; It should be short, easy to understand and describe the content of the article. Turkish (Abstract) and English (Abstract) abstracts should have Turkish and English titles at the beginning. It should not exceed 250 words in research reviews and 150 words in case reports.
Abstracts, Purpose, Materials and Methods, Findings, Conclusion, Keywords in Turkish research articles; In English research papers, it should consist of Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Key words sections.
Case reports do not require these sections.
Keywords; At the end of the Turkish Abstract and English Abstract section, under the heading Keywords and Keywords, there should be a maximum of five keywords that capture the main titles of the scientific article and are written in accordance with the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Care should be taken to select the keywords from the Science Terms of Turkey (
Abbreviations in the text should be explained in parentheses where they are first used. Abbreviations should not be used in abstracts.
B) Article
It consists of Introduction, Material and method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion sections.
Introduction: Information that will explain the subject and the purpose of the study is given.
Material and method: The place, time, and planning of the study, as well as the elements and methods used, should be reported. Data collection, characteristics of patients and individuals, characteristics of the experimental study, and statistical methods should be explained in detail.
Results: The obtained data should be given together with the statistical results.
Discussion: The results of the study should be evaluated by comparing with the literature data.
All spellings must comply with Turkish spelling rules and must be in accordance with punctuation marks. Abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible. References, figures, tables and pictures should be numbered in the order they appear in the text.
Conclusion: Findings from the study should be reported briefly without adding comments.
C) Referances
References should be written with 1.5 line spacing. Reference numbers should be given in ( ) without a period at the end of the sentence, and the period should be placed later. If more than one reference number is given, “,” should be placed between them, and if more than two consecutive reference numbers are given, “-” should be placed between the numbers [eg. such as (1,2), (1-3)].
If the journal is used as a source: year, volume, issue, start and end pages are given.
If a book is used as a source: only year, start and end pages are given. The surnames and initials of the authors should be written in the references. If the number of authors is 3 or less in the references, all author names are written. If the name of the author is more than 3, instead of the names of the following authors, “et al.” is written in English sources and “et al.” in Turkish sources. Journal names should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. The way of writing the reference should be like the examples below. References should be arranged in the language of the article and as seen in the examples below.
Sources from journals
Tascanov MB, Tanriverdi Z, Gungoren F, et al. Comparisons of microbiota-generated metabolites in patients with young and elderly acute coronary syndrome. Anatol J Cardiol. 2020;24(3):175-82.
1. Wagner G. S. Marriott’s Practical electrocardiography, Tenth ed. Lippincott Williams Publisher, 2000: 124-129
web article
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: The ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet] 2002 [cited 12 Aug 2002]. Available from:
Website; [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources [updated 16 May 2002; cited 9 July 2002]. Available from:
Gezer R: Morphological Characteristics and Individual Differences of Rugae Palatines. Master Thesis, Şanlıurfa: Harran University Institute of Health Sciences, 2016.

  1. D) Explanations
    Financial resources, contributing institutions, organizations and individuals, if any, should be specified in this section.
  2. E) Tables
    Tables should be written on a separate page with 1.5 line spacing, each table should have a number and an explanatory name. If there are abbreviations in the table, their expansions should be written in alphabetical order under the table. Table numbering (Table 1. , Table 2., …) should be given consecutive numbers and Roman numerals should not be used. Tables should be uploaded in the article on a separate page.
  3. F) Figures and Pictures
    Figures and pictures must be named and numbered. Numbering (Figure 1., Figure 2., …) should be given consecutive numbers and Roman numerals should not be used. Images should be clear and have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi). Images should be uploaded within the article on a separate page. If abbreviations are used under the figure and picture, the explanation of the abbreviations should be stated under the subtitle in alphabetical order. The magnification and technique of microscopic images should be explained. The editorial board can make any changes it deems necessary without changing the essence of the article.

It is a must to prepare the manuscripts in accordance with research and publication ethics. The authors should state that they accept ethical principles in all human clinical research and that they conduct the research in accordance with these principles. Regarding these, in the Materials and Methods section: they obtained approval for each prospective and retrospective study from the ethics committee of the institution where the clinical research was conducted, and they obtained informed consent from the people who participated in the study or their guardians; In experimental studies on animals, they have to state that they protect animal rights and that they have received approval from the relevant experimental animal ethics committee. Regarding the results of experimental studies on humans or experimental animals, it is obligatory to submit an ethics committee approval document during the application to the journal. In the presence of the author(s), commercial link or institution providing financial support for the study; used commercial product, drug, company, etc. should inform the Editor on the presentation page. The absence of such a situation should also be stated on a separate page.
In studies that require ethics committee approval, the Ethics Committee Approval Document should be uploaded to the system during the article submission process, and the information about the permission (board name, date and issue number) should be stated in the material and method section, as well as in the explanations section after the discussion section of the article. Studies that require the approval of the Ethics Committee are as follows.
All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment and interview techniques.
Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
Clinical studies on humans,
Animal studies,
· Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data, (If requested, the permission document obtained from the institution where the study was carried out should also be uploaded to the system when the archive is scanned.)
The patient’s clear identity should not be shared in the Case Report – Series.


Authors should write the topics that are requested to be corrected in the referee report as an answer in the answer section reserved for them. In addition, they should make the necessary changes in the article and resubmit them online by specifying (painting) them in the article.

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