Author Guidelines

  • Please download Title Page Template and Case Reports template from Forms section.


  • 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 following formal principles must be followed in the articles sent to be published in the journal.
  • The article must be written in Times New Roman 12-pt in 1.5 lines spacing and with 2.5 cm of margin from all sides.
  • Page numbers should be at the bottom right of each page. Your text file should not contain author names and information about the institutions, figures and pictures used in the article.
  • For submission and review, please submit the manuscript as a Word document. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format.
  • 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).
  • Authors of articles should be a maximum of 5.
  • The authors are advised to get permission in terms of biostatical compatibility for articles that include biostatical data. Authors can reach for additional information.

Please click for rules the references style of Vancouver.


Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.

Table 1


  • Brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease process, a unique unreported manifestation or treatment of a known disease process, or unique unreported complications of treatment regimens.
  • They present unusual and novel occurrences.

The Case Report must comply with the following specifications:

They must be supported by a sufficient number of images and tables.


Abstract: (Minimum: 100 – Maximum: 250 words; it must be composed of;

  • Aim
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords

It must be written English.


  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • Discussion
  • Ethical Approval
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Authors Contributions
  • Financial Support
  • References


  • One of the most important factors for the researchers to reach a published article is keywords. It is crucial that keywords must be in accordance with the subject of the article, have sufficient amount and include the necessary terminology in the matter of the article being referred and its contribution to science.
  • There must be minimum 3, maximum 6 keywords both in Turkish and in English.
  • Semicolons (;) must be used to separate words.
  • Keywords in English must be given in accordance with “Medical Subject Headings” (


  • According to the Vancouver rules, you can only refer to the literature you have read yourself. If you find anything interesting in a text where it is referred to another text, you must read and refer to the original.
  • References should be numbered in order of transition in the article.
  • It should be specified in parentheses in the text and at the end of the sentence. If the article will be cited directly in the sentence in the article, it should be indicated in parentheses immediately after the author's name (such as: Greenblatt et al. (8) in his study …… ..).
  • The journal's name may be abbreviated, according to the abbreviation rules for journal titles. Records retrieved from a search for the full journal title in the National Library of Medicine's search page include the abbreviated title.
  • Authors' names should be given as surname followed by initials. There should be a space between surname and initials. A maximum of two initials are allowed for each author, they should be entered without spaces or punctuation. Different authors should be separated by a space and a comma. A period (.) should follow the last author's name. If six or more authors, list the first six authors followed by et al.
  • Only the first word of a title, proper nouns, proper adjectives, acronyms, and initialisms should be capitalized.
  • The most reliable method for calculating the impact factor of our journal and number of citations of articles published in our journal or calculating the number of times your own article is cited in a healthy way, is to add DOIs to the references section.
  • For this reason, DOIs need to be added to the References section if available for those references.
  • We place great importance to the addition of DOIs to the references.



For the reference types not listed here, please visit Samples of Formatted References for Authors of Journal Articles available at Medline Web site: (



  • If there are any conflicts of interest, financial, editorial and/or technical support (statistical analyses, evaluations in Turkish/English), they must be indicated at the end of the case report.

Ethical Approval

  • In case reports, “informed consent” is requested from the patients regardless of their identity being disclosed and the form must be submitted with the article.
  • In the section “Case report”, it should be stated that the consent form was obtained from the patients.

Support Resources

[X] No financial support was used by authors during this study.


[X] This study was funded by … University with the project number 2015/12345

If previously presented

[X] Some part of this study was presented as oral/poster presentation at “… Congress of …” held in … city, entitled as “…”.

Conflict of Interest

Sample personal statement for no conflict of interest:

[X] On behalf of all authors, I, as the corresponding author, accept and declare that; we have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.


Sample personal statement for potential conflict of interest:

[X] On behalf of all authors, I, as the corresponding author, accept and declare that; the authors whose names are listed immediately below report the following details of affiliation or involvement in an organization or entity with a financial or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

[Please specify name of the author(s) and nature of the conflict]

Authorship Contributions

Concept: UK, MK

Design: UK, MK

Supervising: MK, HD

Financing and equipment: UK, MK, HD

Data collection and entry: MK, HD

Analysis and interpretation: MK, HD

Literature search: UK

Writing: UK

Critical review: MK

  • Individuals listed as an author should fulfill the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE -
  • The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria:
  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data for the work;
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for valuable intellectual content;
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work and ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  • All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors.
  • The should be acknowledged on the title page.


  • The title of the journal (Turkish and English), names and surnames, academic titles, institutions, phone numbers, e-mails, ORCID numbers and addresses of all the authors must be indicated. The title page must be submitted separately as well.



  • If necessary, abbreviations can be made in the text. In this case, the abbreviations should be written clearly in the place where they first passed, and abbreviations should be given next to them in parentheses.
  • They must be put in a parenthesis immediately after the word and must be used throughout the article.
  • Generic names should be preferred when writing pharmaceutical products. If trade names are specified, these should be written in capital letters, and the company and company city should be in parentheses immediately after the product name.
  • The names of microorganisms mentioned in the text should be written completely and clearly when used for the first time, and should be shortened for later use. Original Latin names of microorganisms should be written in italics: For example; Such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. aeruginosa. Symbols of the units mentioned in the text should be given according to the International System of Units (SI). Numbers smaller ten if not written with an unity must be written as text (such as five patients). Sentences should not start with numbers indicated by digits, unless it is imperative.



  • It must be indicated where figures, images, tables and graphics are mentioned at the end of the sentence.
  • Figure legends should be listed at the end of the article.
  • Figures, pictures/photographs must be added to the system as separate .jpg or .gif files (approximately 500x400 pixels, 8 cm in width and scanned at 300 resolution).
  • Abbreviations used in figures, images, tables and graphics must be defined below them by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text).
  • Abbrevations used, must be listed in explanation which will be placed at the bottom of each figure, picture, table and graphic.
  • A descriptive title must be provided for all tables and the titles must be placed above the tables.
  • Tables must be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the article.
  • Tables must be included in the article and must be presented after the reference list.
  • For figures, pictures, tables and graphics to be reproduced relevant permissions need to be provided. This permission must be mentioned in the explanation.
  • Pictures/photographs must be in color, clear and with appropriate contrast to separate details Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind.
  • Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded.
  • Video and Movie Images: Video and movie images should be prepared in MPEG format with a maximum size of 5 MB. They should be submitted to the journal with the manuscript documents. The names of patients, doctors, institutions and places should be omitted from all documents.



  • These are the letters that include different views, experiments and questions of the readers about the manuscripts that were published in this journal in the last six months. Letters should not exceed 600 words of text and 5 references, 1 of which should be to the recent article. Letters may have no more than 3 authors. Letters not meeting these specifications are generally not considered. Letters being considered for publication ordinarily will be sent to the authors of the original article, who will be given the opportunity to reply. Letters will be published at the discretion of the editors and are subject to abridgement and editing for style and content. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.


  • Include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (affiliation, postal/mail address, email address, and telephone number) and whether the authors have published, posted, or submitted any related papers from the same study.



  • These are case reports which have topical importance. They include commentaries related with similar diseases. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.

Content: Abstract, Titles related with subject, Conflict of Interest and Authors Contributions, References



  • This article type is intended to provide readers with novel and clinically relevant images of unusual or striking examples of clinical entities, laboratory/radiological studies, or therapeutic procedures with brief explanatory text. The figure can be a single image or no more than 2 related images (eg, a composite showing Figure 1A and 1B). Each image should be of high quality in terms of features such as exposure, focus, color, and contrast. The figure should have a simple descriptive title and a brief legend that includes relevant technical details and explains all labeled structures. Additional explanatory text, which is not part of the legend and ideally should not duplicate the legend, should be limited to 500 words or less and should present relevant clinical information succinctly, such as a short, deidentified description of a patient and/or the patient’s history, relevant physical and laboratory findings, clinical course, response to treatment (if any), and/or condition at last follow-up. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.



  • All authors must be directly involved with the article academically and scientifically.

The author must:

  • Plan or do the study in the article,
  • Write or revise the article,
  • Accept the final state of the article.