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Dear authors,

Following guidelines were prepared for providing unity in the format of the articles submitted to our journal. Please send your articles in accordance with these rules.

Orhan Yücel

Editor of JCAM

 

Information to Authors:

Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine publishes every branch of medicine concerned with the retrospective, prospective or experimental studies, interesting case reports, invited reviews, letters to the editor, original  images,  congress,  course,  seminar,  news item and declaration, brief reports on original studies, and current medical issues in the agenda. Publishers do not give any guarantees about description of the commercial product and do not accept responsibility for the subject. The author(s) undertake(s) all scientific responsibility for the manuscript. The journal is published six times in a year and in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Online Mailing Address:

Correspondence and article submissions are made at the www.jcam.com.tr address by online or submissions can be made to our international office by email at submit@jcam.com.tr. For each article sent, it will be confirmed that the manuscript was received via e-mail.

Manuscript language:

Articles can be sent as in English. Articles and abstracts should be assessed by language expert before being sent. In addition, approval should be specified in the presentation to editor page. If the language expert of the article is not one of the authors, the person’s name must be implied in the Acknowledgement section at the end of the article. Spelling and grammar errors in the article sent to the editorial board can be corrected without touching the core of the article. Turkish abstracts should be written in an orderly Turkish language. It should be based on the Turkish Language Institution Dictionary of Turkish or for terms own glossary of each branch.

A statement of the manuscript is not published elsewhere:

Each author should state that the submitted article partly or completely has not been published elsewhere previously or is already in assessment in printed form or as digital media. This rule is true for symposium, information transmission, books, articles written by invitation, submissions in electronic format, and all sorts of prenotification (except for up to 400 words abstracts). If there is quotation from the previously published articles, the authors must take written consent of the author of the article and of the copyright holder and the consent must be specified in this article. The consent document, together with the article should be sent to our editor. Studies previously presented in congress as orally or poster must be specified in the title page together with date, conference name and location.

Assessment:

The format of the article submitted to journal is checked firstly. Articles that do not comply with the format will be returned to the author without further review. Therefore, to avoid loss of time and labor, authors should review the rules of the journal carefully. For each article reviewed for publication, two or more referees will be assigned domestic or from abroad (The referee can be assigned from outside the council). Manuscripts are evaluated by taking into account the importance, originality, and scientific validity. This review of the articles will be evaluated again by the editorial board. The editorial board can make necessary arrangements without changing the contents of the text of the accepted articles to journal. Journal has the authority to do corrections in writing to, request changes in the format, and shortening with informing the authors. Regarding articles will not be included in the publication program until the desired edits are done. None of the authors’ name can be deleted from the list without the written consent of all authors after manuscript has been sent to journal for publication. Similarly, no names can be added as author and the author order can’t be changed.

Acceptance for publication:

Submitted manuscripts will be ordered for publication with the approval of the editorial board. Unaccepted manuscripts and attachments (photos, tables, figures, CD, disk…etc.) are not sent back unless otherwise specified.

The assignment of copyright:

Authors must transfer copyright to the Clinical and Analytical Medical Journal. According to the 1976 Copyright Act, any publication rights of the articles accepted for publication belong to publisher institutions. This assignment becomes binding with accepting of the article for publication. Content of the articles is entirely the responsibility of the author. Article authors will not be paid any fees for articles. Any part of the printed material can’t be used elsewhere without the written permission of the Clinical and Analytical Medical Journal. The authors should fill the “Copyright Transfer Form” presented in the attachment and submit to the www.jcam.com.tr address as on- line with the article.

Rules for following while writing manuscripts:

Manuscripts and all related figures, tables and photos should be sent as on-line via the Internet.

Checklist:

The following list is presented to authors for checking manuscripts and completion of deficiencies before sending to journal. Incomplete articles will not be evaluated.

General: Manuscripts should be written using preferably Microsoft Word program. Manuscripts should be written using 12 point Arial or Times New Roman characters. Writings should be written on one side of A4 (21x29.7 cm) white paper file, double spaced throughout the article (Title, Turkish and English abstracts, article, references, tables and also subtitles) and 3 cm from all edges of the page. Manuscripts should be prepared in the following order: (1) Turkish title, abstract and key words, (2) English title, abstract and key words, (3) article, (4) acknowledgement (if any), (5) funds and organizations supporting (if required to declare), (6) references (7) tables and / or figures and (8) subtitles of figures. All pages are numbered in sequence from the bottom right corner given the number (1) after the Turkish title page.

Original research and review manuscripts: Manuscripts should not exceed twenty pages totally; 1 for Turkish (title abstract, key words) and 1 for English (title abstract, key words), 10 pages for article (maximum 2500 words), 4 pages for tables and / or figures (including subtitles page), 3 pages for references.

Review manuscripts: Review articles are prepared directly or by invited authors. For all kinds of medical issue, articles should be prepared including current medical literature. 4000 words should be limited to the reviews of the manuscripts.

Case reports and surgical technique manuscripts: Manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages (1000 words) excluding title page, Turkish and English abstracts, and references. Abstracts should be 100-150 words without diving to parts (English and Turkish). Surgical technique manuscripts are the articles describing detailed operation techniques. These manuscripts should include a detailed visual description.

Letters to the editor: Letters are replied by editor or the author(s) of the article in published form. It includes different opinions, experiences, questions and objections of the readers regarding the articles published in journals in the last year. There are no title and summary sections. It should not exceed two pages totally (500 words maximum) and number of references must be at most 4. Tables and figures can be printed only in exceptional cases. The number and date of the dedicated article should be specified and in the end the author’s name, affiliation, address must be provided.

Editorial Comments/Discussion: It includes comment by the experts except the author of research that related to published original research articles. It is published at the end of the article related to the subject. Editorial manuscripts should be limited to 2500 words.

Medical Education: They are scientific articles of current medical information to readers also supported by the current clinical and laboratory applications. They consist of abstract, headlines of the regarding issue, and references sections. Scientific Letter: It is manuscript that provides general information on medical issues to the reader and discusses the subject by referring to scientific articles. It consists of the abstract, headlines of the regarding issue, and references sections.

Original Images: They are medical images with explanations seen rarely in the literature. They consist of a summary related to the subjects, and the original figures.

For video (only on-line review): Avi, mov, mpg or rm files should be preferred (features; resolution: 320 x 240 pixel, time: maximum 30 seconds, film frame/second rate: 20-30). In still images, jpg (inch/72 dot.) format should be preferred. It should be installed as supplemental file.

Title page: Titles that are clear and as short as possible are preferred. Title of the article should  not  exceed  100  characters (each letter and space is considered 1 character) in the research and review articles but in the case reports, letters and surgical technique manuscript it should not exceed 85 characters. Title should be written in Turkish and English. Just below the title, a short title (running title) should be added not exceeding 40 characters. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Name and surnames of the authors only who contribute to work directly must be written clearly, and the number of the authors should not exceed 8 in the research articles, 5 in the case presentations and surgical technical articles, and 3 in the letters to editor. If the number of authors exceeds the limits, the reason should be explained to editor. Name of the study institution and city of institution should be written below the authors’ name. If more than one institution has participated in the study, the institution must be specified for each author (Authors should not use their titles in any place of the manuscript).  Funds and supporting organizations to work should be indicated in the title page. The conference’s name, date (day/month/year) and place of the studies which are planned to be presented in any congress or was previously available as a poster or oral presentations should be specified to the editor. The author’s contact information should be written on the bottom of the title page for contact (Author’s name, last name,  exact  address,  postal  code,  telephone number, fax number and especially e-mail address should be written).

Abstracts: Abstracts must be written in Turkish and English, should be limited to 200-250 words for research papers. In abstracts, title should not be used (English title should be written on the title page). Turkish and English abstracts should consist of four parts (Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion). For case reports, reviews and surgical techniques these sections are not required and abstracts should not exceed 100-150 words. In the medical education, and scientific letters, the abstracts should be limited to 100-150 words and the sections are not required. Letters to the editor, commentaries, editorial articles and original images do not require summary. In the abstracts, use of abbreviations should be avoided as possible. If it is absolutely necessary to use abbreviation, it should be used where it first passes in parentheses after being defined.

Key Words: At least 2 Turkish and English key words should be given. Words should be separated from each other by semicolon (;). English key words should be taken from www.nlm.nih.gov/ mesh/MBrowser.html and Turkish key words should be taken from www.bilimterimleri.com (Medical Subject Headings and Türkiye Bilim Terimleri). They should be given after abstracts.

Text: Text should consist of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion section. Introduction section, should explain the issue and the purpose of study. In the Materials and Methods section, the place of work, time, and study plan must be stated. If there are subtitles, characteristics of cases, surgical techniques or methods of experimental studies, data collection and follow-up method, and statistical methods (detailed) used should be stated in the form orderly as stated here. In results section, the data obtained, together with the statistical results should be given. In discussion section, the study results are evaluated by comparison with the other papers and especially with national ones. References, figures and tables should be numbered in order of the transition within the article. Abbreviations should be avoided as possible; if the abbreviation is used, the expression should be at the location of the first pass. All measurement units in the text should be given in accordance with international metric standards. Footnotes should be given at the bottom of the mention page. For medicine, equipment and other materials in paper, the company name and location must be specified in parentheses. The acknowledgement including the grants and financial support or technical assistance should be at the end of the article before the reference section.

References: Authors must be selective in the use of references and references directly relevant with the study should be included. Number of references should not be more than 25 in research articles, 8 in case presentations, and surgical technical articles, 85 in reviews, and 4 in letters to the editor. Reference number should be given at the end of the sentence in brackets “[ ]” before point mark, if name will not be given within the sentence. Exchange of information during personal contact and personal experience, manuscript during preparation and other unpublished data should not be given as the reference. References should be written to a separate page as double spaced, and numbered in order of transition in the text. Preference in the references should be given to local literature in texts. In journal references, year, volume, start and end pages are given; but in book references, the only year, start and end pages must be specified. These rules should be followed if references are shown in text; If the first author’s last name will be given for the article’s reference, “et al.” should be added afterwards and the reference number should be placed in “[ ]” just after it and the sentence should be completed subsequently. If name will not be given within the sentence, the reference number should be given at the end of the sentence before point marks in the brackets “[ ]”. If different references to show different expressions will be given in the sentence, they should be given before the punctuation mark in the brackets “[ ]” at the end of each reference relevant. If there are more than two consecutive references, the first and last ones, between “-” sign should be provided as [2-6]; [11-17]; [9-13]. Surname and first letters of the first name of the authors should be written in references. All authors must be specified if the number of authors is less than or equal to 6 and, if the number of authors is higher than 6, “et al.” should be added at the end of the first 6 authors (for international papers) or “ve ark.” (for national papers). Names of journals should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for the reference and the accuracy of spelling. References should be written according to the places in the article, and specified with the sign of “[ ]” in text the end of sentence just after punctuation. Congress presentations, personal experiences, unpublished manuscripts, thesis and internet sites are not accepted as references. ‘DOI’ is the only acceptable on-line reference. Spelling and punctuation of the references should be suitable to examples listed below.

Examples for references (Pay attention to punctuation marks):

For international published articles: Çubuk EC, Karakurt T. Surgical management of chest wall tuberculosis. J Cutan Med Surg 2009;13(1):33-9.

For national references: Candaş A, Yucel B, Savaş MN. Proantosiyanidin nitrojen mustarda bağlı akciğer hasarını azaltır. Gülhane Tıp Derg 2008;50(4):267-72.

For journal supplements: Yıldırım SB. The cost of schizophrenia. J Psychiatry 1999;49(Suppl.3):S85-9.

For books: Savaş Z, Batuhan M, editors. Vascular and endovascular surgery. London: W. B. Saunders; 1999.p.87-93.

For a chapter from the book: Tosun R, Eken A. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology and management. 2nd ed. London: Ran Press; 1985.p.495-8.

Tables: Tables should be written on a separate page as two lines spaced. At the top of each table number and descriptive information should be specified. If there are abbreviations used in the table, the expansions of abbreviations should be written in the form of subtitles and alphabetical order. If previously published tables as a printed or electronic form used, written permission from the author and the publisher should be obtained. This written permission should be sent by fax or mail the journal editor. Transverse and longitudinal lines should not be drawn in the tables; just a straight line should be drawn top and bottom. Tables should not be submitted as such placed in the manuscript. Every table should be on a separate page and in the file of article sent.

Figure, Graphics, Pictures, and Subtitles: Subtitles should be written as double spaced on separate page. These should be numbered in accordance with their order within the text. If abbreviations are used n figures, graphics and pictures, expansions of abbreviations in alphabetical order below as subtitles should be included. Articles with tables, figures, and graphics embedded in the manuscript should not be sent. In microscopic images, the magnification ratio and staining technique should be described. When benefited from previously published figure, graphics, and pictures as printed or electronic form, written permission from the author as well as printing office should be taken. This written permission should be sent by fax or mail editor of the journal. Written permission should be taken from cases, if their images are used as recognizable. Descriptions of figures of the article should be written at the end of the file sent. Where tables, figures and graphics pass in the text should be specified. Images/photos should be colorful, and details should be clear in visible contrast. Figures and images/photos should be added to the system as separate jpg files. Image and photo files should be 100 pixel/inch, 8 cm width, and must not be less than 300 dpi resolution.

Originals of the Drawings: After articles accepted for publication, the journal editor may want the authors to send the originals of the images, drawings, and pictures sent in electronic media if they are not suitable for printing. Requests in this matter will be reported by the journal editor.

Ethical Responsibilities:

Human Research:  Ethical principles followed by researchers with the approval given by the ethics board and human research committee in the center of the study must be specified in the Materials and Methods section. Also statement of informed approval about it from every participant must be included. In such studies, the authors must specify that they comply with the international guidelines, the “Regulations on Pharmaceutical Research” enforced  by The Ministry of Health of Turkey published in the 27089 numbered Official Journal dated 23 December 2008, and the other regulations published at a later. Authors should send a photocopy of the official seal of Ethics Board approval from the institution. If Photo ID is used to identify the patient, the patient’s written consent must be submitted.

Experimental Animal Studies: In Materials and Methods section, it should be expressed that in the experimental studies that all animals are subject to the ethical treatment in accordance with Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Studies on animals require ethical approval. A photocopy of the official seal of ethical approval must be submitted to our editor. Also, in the paper, the method of the analgesia and sacrifice applied to subjects should be written in a clear manner.

Conflict of Interest: Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine request the authors to state all the financial resources that may be potential conflict of interest regarding their manuscript in presentation to editor page.

Scientific Responsibility Statement: Authors should declare that they are responsible for the article’s scientific content in the Copyright Transfer Form of submitted article. These responsibility areas include topics such as study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, writing, some of the main line, or all of the preparation, and scientific review of the contents and approval of the final version of the article.

Sponsorship Statement: Authors if any must declare who do sponsorship and their roles in the study.

 

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