Author Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word program. All manuscripts, figures and pictures must be submitted electronically as word and pdf format . Authors can submit manuscript at . Authors should ensure that (apart from the title page) the manuscript should contain no clues about the identity of authors and institution where the study was performed.


All papers should be arranged on the basis of following sequence: 1. Title page, 2. Turkish abstract, 3. English abstract, 4. Text of the article, 5. Refer- ences, 6. Table(s), 7. Figure(s) and illustration(s), 8. Figure legend(s).

In the original (research) articles number of words should be between 2000-4000 words in total (except abstract, references, tables, figures and legends) the abstract should be between 250-400 words, the references should not exceed 60, the number of tables and figures should not exceed 10. The abstracts should include aim, materials and methods, results and conclusion sections.


Case reports should be composed of Turkish and English title, Turkish and English abstracts, introduction, case report, discussion and references. The number of typewritten pages should not exceed 8 pages and 3 picture in case reports. In abstract, numbers of words should not exceed 200 and should be written as a paragraph.

Reviews should be composed of Turkish and English title. In abstract, numbers of words should not exceed 400. In reviews number of tables and fig- ures (or pictures) should not exceed 6. Upper limit for reference number is 80. Abstracts should be written as a paragraph.

Letter to editor, brief report, image report, advancements in technical and medical topics and questionnaires of original issues should not exceed 2 typewritten pages. Its should be composed of Turkish and English abstracts (100 words).



Title Page


Title of the article should be written both in English and Turkish. The first and last names for all contributors designated as author should be written clearly. Subsequently, address of the institution where the study was performed should be written clearly. If the study was previously presented in any scientific meeting, name and date (as day‐ month‐ year) of the scientific meeting should be specified, accompanied by telephone and fax numbers, and e‐ mail should be written at the bottom of title page.

The name and mailing address of the corresponding author should be written.



Abstracts should be given in separate sheets. English title should be used for English abstracts. The abstracts should not exceed 400 words in original articles and 200 words in case reports. The abstract should include aim, materials and methods, results and conclusion sections in research articles. Turkish and English key words should be listed at the bottom of the abstract page in original articles and should not be more than 5 words. In selecting key words, authors should strictly refer to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus. Turkish key words should be selected from Turkish Science Term (( The abbreviations should not be used in the abstract.


Text is composed of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.


Introduction: The matter and purpose of the study is clearly defined. 


Materials and Methods: This should include the date and design of the study, the setting, type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the statistical analysis. If the study is a clinical study the title should be 'Patients and Methods'.


Results: Collected data and results of statistical analysis should be outlined in this section.

Discussion: The discussion section should include interpretation of study findings and results should be considered in the context of results in other trials reported in the literature. All written content should be prepared in conformity with grammar and punctuation rules. Avoid abbreviations when- ever possible; in case of necessary, it should be given in parentheses when they are first used. References, figures, tables and illustrations should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they have been cited in the text. All measurement units in the text should be used in accordance with international standards for units of measurement.



 References should be given in a separate sheet with double spaced. References should be specified in accordance with the Vancouver system. References should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text using Arabic numerals (in parentheses). If the author names in references are used in a sentence, it should be given in paren- theses when they are first used. Reference number should be placed at the end of sentence before the period. If there are multiple references numberuse “,” between them and “‐ ” should be inserted between digits when threeor more consecutive references are used [e.g. (1,2), (1,3)]. Journal references should include the following information: year, volume, first and last pages of article. Book references should include only year and first and last pages of the article. Authors in the references should be cited with last names and first initials. Journal’s title should be abbreviated in conformity with the Index Medicus system. References should be cited as per the examples below. If there are more than 3 authors, only first 3 may be listed followed by “et al” for references.

 Journal references:

1) Kocakuşak A, Yücel AF, Arıkan S. Karına nafiz kesici-delici batın yaralanmalarında rutin abdominal eksplorasyon yönteminin retrospektif analizi. Van Tıp Dergisi 2006;13(3):90-6.

2) Vikse BE, Aasard K, Bostad L, et al. Clinicalprognostic factors in biopsy- proven benign nephrosclerosis. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2003;18:517-23. Book references:
  1) Danovitch GM. Handbook of kidney transplantation. Boston: Little, Brown and Company (Inc.), 1996: 323-8.

Chapter in book references:

1) Soysal Z, Albek E, Eke M. Fetüs hakları. Soysal Z, Çakalır C, ed. Adli Tıp, Cilt III, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Yayınları, İstan- bul, 1999: 1635-50.

2) Davison AM, Cameron CS, Grünfeld CF, et al. Oxford textbook of clini- cal nephrogology. In: Williams G, ed. Mesengiocapillary glomerulonephritis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998: 591- 613.



Tables should be printed on a separate sheet with double spaced. Each table should contain a table number in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and title that summarizes the whole table. All abbreviations used in the table should be alphabetically arranged and defined under the table (e.g., PS; pulmonary stenosis, VSD: ventricular septal defect). 


Figures and Illustrations


Figures and illustrations should be named and numbered. Figures should be provided with a mini- mum of 300 dots per inch (dpi) in JPEG format and should be clear. Figures must be submitted online during manuscript sub- mission. Figures embedded into article will not be accepted. All abbreviations used in the figures and illustrations should be alphabetically arranged and defined under the footnote. Technique and ratio of magnification for photomicrographs should be indicated. The editorial board has the right to make any revisions on the manuscript unless such changes interfere with the scientific data presented.



Authors should point by point reply the items on which revision is demanded via referee report to the reserved box in the online system and as additional files should be uploaded . Additionally they should do necessary changes in article and highlight them and submit online again.




1. All pages have been numbered beginning form first page of the text. 2. Assignment of copyright form has been properly filled and signed. 3. The abstract should not exceed 400 words in original articles and 200 words in case reports. 4. The title has been separately written in Turkish and in English. 5. References is in conformity with the instructions. 6. All abbreviations used in tables, figures and illustrations have been defined.




1. Article Type *
2. Article Title in English *
3. Running Title *
4. Manuscript Abstract in English *
5. Key Words in English and Turkish *
  6. This sections should be uploded at 5 steps (Article File, Article File in PDF Format, Title Page, Form of Matters Related to Copyright Transfer Agreement and Instructions for Authors, Uploaded Main Files, Additional Files (figures, pictures and tables).