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Instructions to Authors


 


 


 

Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine (Yoğun Bakım Derg), is the scientific and official publication of the Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine

 

The journal accepts manuscripts written both in English and Turkish. Turkish as well as foreign authors are welcome to submit their manuscripts. Manuscripts in Turkish should include an abstract in English and manuscripts in English should include an abstract in Turkish, except editorials and letters to the editor. The abstract in Turkish for foreign manuscripts will be provided by the journal. Manuscripts are accepted for publication through an unbiased peer review process; however, editor-in-chiefs and editorial board reserve the right to reject the manuscripts not suitable for publication or right to return manuscripts to authors for revision.

 

An approval of research protocols by ethics committee in accordance with international agreements (Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised 2002 - available at http://www.vma.net/e/policy/b3.htm , “Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals” - www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.htmlhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html/) is required for all research articles..

 

Manuscript format should be in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2017  - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).

 

All submitted manuscripts must be consistent with the instructions specified below:

 

1. The authors must state that the submitted manuscript is an original work that has not been previously published or is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 

2. After the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors must sign the “Copyright Transfer Agreement”. No changes to the authorship (order, deletions or additions) are allowed after this stage and copyrights are directly transferred to the Turkish Society of Intensive Care for Internal and Surgical Medicine.

 

3. The authors can submit a modified version of the manuscript (not exactly the same as original version) to another journal by referring the original version.

 

4. Other authors can make brief quotations from the text part of the manuscript; however, permission is required for long quotations and for using the tables and the figures.

 

5. All content (text, figures, graphics, tables and others) which has been sent for publication should be original. If not, you should receive permission from related person and/or institutions regarding copyright.

 

6. If the manuscript was partially or completely presented as a thesis or an abstract at a meeting, it should be stated in the “Acknowledgements” section

 

7. The authors are responsible for compliance of the quality of research with high ethical standards. The “Materials and Methods” section should include a statement about ethics committee approval (date, document no) and informed consent. The journal reserves the right to refuse the publication of the manuscript in the presence of an ethical violation.

 

8. Foundations, organizations, drug and medical device companies that make a complete/partial contribution in cash and in kind, project funding, scholarships, etc. should be mentioned in the “Acknowledgements” section.

 

9. The authors should disclose any conflict of interest and financial support relevant to the submitted manuscript in the “Acknowledgements” section.

 

10. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format; however, under special conditions, after informing the editor-in-chief, the authors can send their manuscripts by e-mail.

 

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be supplied in Microsoft Word for Windows format, and typed using 12 point Times New Roman font. The use of abbreviations in the title, abstract, table titles, figure legends and at the beginning of the sentence should be avoided. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the text. Single digit numbers should be written in words in the text.

 

An original research article should include the following sections:

 

1. Title (Turkish)

2. Title (English)

3. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s), role(s) (hypothesizing, manuscript drafting, analysis, etc.) of author(s)

4. Name and address for correspondence (including phone, e-mail address)

5. Abstract in Turkish (aim, study design, materials and methods, results, conclusion, maximum 250 words)

6. Abstract in English (aim, study design, materials and methods, results, conclusion, maximum 250 words)

7. Keywords both in Turkish and in English (four to eight keywords must be supplied, see www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html)

8. Main Body: The main text should include the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. The background in the “Introduction” section should not be too long. Aim(s) or hypothesis must be clearly stated in the final paragraph of the “Introduction”. The “Materials and Methods” section should include study design and statistical analysis. Unnecessary overlap between tables, figures and text should be avoided. Subheadings should be used in order to provide a better understanding in the “Results” and “Discussion” sections. The “Conclusion” section should include the main findings of the study in 1 or 2 sentences.

9. Tables: Tables should be included after the references according to their sequence in the text. All tables should be titled. The use of abbreviations in the table title should be avoided; however, expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be listed as footnotes to the table. Table title must appear at the top of the table. Expressions of the results (i.e. mean±standard deviation or median and interquartile ranges) as well as units of measurements should be stated in tables. Each table should be typed on a separate page and should be numbered with Arabic numerals. P values should be provided.

10. Figures: Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals according to their sequence in the text. Each figure should be submitted as separate files using JPG or GIF format. For each figure, the file name should include the figure number. Expansion of each abbreviation should be listed in figure legend. P values should be indicated in figure legends. Statistical significance should be indicated by an asterisk on the figure.

11. Figure Legends: Figure legends should be self-explanatory and should be listed at the end of the text, after tables. Figure legends should be listed consecutively on a separate page. The use of abbreviations should be avoided.

12.  References: Unpublished data and studies should not be included in the reference list. They must be cited in the text as “name(s), unpublished data, 19...” References should be listed according to their sequence in the text. Each reference should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals between brackets. References should be cited in the text right after the referred author. All journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus (www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html).

Names of all authors (name and initial) should be listed when there is three or less. When there are four or more the first three should be listed, following by “ve ark.” for manuscripts in Turkish, and “et al.” for manuscripts in English. Full title of cited article, title of journal (abbreviated), year of publication, volume of the journal and page numbers should be included after author’s names and initials.

Journal article:

O’Malley MK, Rhame FS, Cerra FB, et al. Value of routine pressure monitoring system changes after 72 hours of continuous use. Crit Care Med 1994; 22: 1424-30.

Chapter in a book:

Name of chapter author(s), title of chapter, name(s) of editor(s), title of book, publisher name, edition of book, year of publication and page numbers should be included.

Celinski S, Seneff MG. Arterial line placement and care. Irwin RS, Rippe JM. Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 6th ed. 2008: 38-48.

13. Acknowledgements

 

A review article should include the following sections:

A review article at Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine is publishing as invited articles.

 

1.Title (Turkish)

2. Title (English)

3. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)

4. Name and address for correspondence (including phone, e-mail address)

5. Abstract in Turkish (There is no need for the use of structured headings)

6. Abstract in English

7. Keywords both in Turkish and in English (see original research article)

8. Main Body: Appropriate subheadings should be used. The “Conclusion” section should include the main findings of the study in 1 or 2 sentences.

9. Tables, figures and figure legends (original see research article)

10. References (see original research article)

11. Acknowledgements

 

A case report should include the following sections:

 

1. Title (Turkish)

2. Title (English)

3. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)

4. Name and address for correspondence (including phone, e-mail address)

5. Abstract in Turkish (There is no need for the use of structured headings)

6. Abstract in English

7. Keywords both in Turkish and in English (see original research article)

8. Main Body: Introduction, Case(s), Discussion and Conclusion should be included. In case series, cases should be numbered (i.e. Case 1)

9. Tables, figures and figure legends (original see research article)

10. References (see original research article)

11. Acknowledgements

 

Editorial

It is the brief evaluation of published manuscripts by an authority assigned by Editor-in-Chief. It can include subheadings; however an abstract is not required. Tables and figures are not included in editorial.

 

Letters to the editor

Letters submitted within 2 months after the publication of an editorial in PDF format on the web page, will be accepted, if deemed appropriate, and will be published soon after or in the subsequent volume of the published editorial together with author’s response.

Letters to the editor and author’ response should include the following sections:

1.Title (Turkish)

2. Title (English)

3. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)

4. Name and address for correspondence (including phone, e-mail address)

5. Main Body: It should begin with the statement of “To the Editor”. Maximum one table or one figure can be included

6. References

 

Copyright transfer

Authors are responsible for opinions and suggestions as well as the accuracy of references in the manuscript. No copyright fee is paid for the manuscripts submitted to the journal. The publication rights of accepted manuscripts are directly transferred to the publisher. The authors should send duly signed “Copyright Transfer Agreement” to the publisher, after the manuscript is accepted for publication.

 

Address for Correspondence

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Arzu Topeli İskit

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Yoğun Bakım Ünitesi,

06100, Ankara, Türkiye

Phone: +90 312 305 11 03 - +90 312 508 32 38

Fax: +90 312 311 09 94

E-mail: atopeli@hacettepe.edu.tr

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