GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


The Medical Journal of Ankara Training and Research Hospital is an International, peer-reviewed journal of Ankara Training and Research Hospital that aims to reach all medical institutions and staff three times for a year. The journal is dedicated to publishing the highest quality original research articles, case reports, brief communications, letters to the Editor, medical book reviews, reviews and editorials on all topics relevant to experimental, basic or clinical medical sicences. The official language of the Journal is Turkish and English. Neither the Editor (s) nor the publisher guarantees, warrants or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication. Articles are accepted for publication on the condition that they are original, are not under consideration by another journal, or have not been previously published. Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and authors. All articles are subject to review by the editor and two or more Turkish or foreign referees. Acceptance is based on significance and originality of the material submitted. If the article is accepted for publication, it may be subject to editorial revisions to aid clarity and understanding without changing the data presented.

EDITORIAL POLICIES

SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITY

All authors should have contributed to the article directly either academicall or sicentifically. All persons designated as authors should meet all of the following criteria’s: * Planned or performed the study, * Wrote the paper or reviewed the study, * Approved the final version It is the authors responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets scientific criteria’s.

ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (http:www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm) and holds that all reported research involving ‘Human beings’ conducted in accordance with such principles. Reports describing data obtained from research conducted in human participants must contain a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board and affirmation that INFORMED CONSENT was obtained from each participant. All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section giving assurance that all animals have received humane care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) and indicate approval by the institutional ethical review board. Case reports should be accompanied by INFORMED CONSENT whether the identity of the patient is disclosed or not. If the proposed publication concerns and commercial product, the author must include in the cover letter a statement indicating that the author(s) has (have) no financial or other interest in the product or explain the nature of any relation (including consultancies) between the author(s) and the manufacturer or distributor of the product. It is the authors responsibility to prepare a manuscript that metts ethical ciriteria.

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

All manuscripts with statistical analysis are required to undergo biostatistical review to ensure appropriate study design, analysis, interpretation and reporting. The Journal requires that an individual with expertise in the field or a biostatistician review these manuscripts prior to submission. Manuscripts will undergo further biostatistical review as required by the Journal after submission. See ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’ for additional information on statistical methods.

LANGUAGE

The official languages of the Journal are Turkish and English. Turkish Dictionary of Turkish Language Association or online dictionary which belongs to Turkish Medical Foundations must be taken into consideration in Turkish articles. Manuscripts and abstracts in English must be checked for language by an expert. And all writing and grammer mistakes in the articles, which are sent, are corrected by our redaction committee without changing the data presented.

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

In accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material herein are those of the author(s). All maunscripts submitted must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer and Author Declaration Statement form”.

CATEGORIES OF ARTICLES

The Journal publishes the following types of articles:

Editorial Commentary/Discussion: Usually written by reviewers involved in the evaluation of a submitted manuscript and published before the manuscripts.

Original Research Articles: Original prospective or retrospective studies of basic or clinical investigations in areas relevant to medicine.

Content: Abstract (200-250 words; the structured abstract contain the following section: objective, material and methods, results, conclusion; Turkish and English),introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references.

Review Articles: The authors may be invited to write or may submit a review article. Reviews including the latest medical literature my be prepared on all medical topics. Authors who have published materials on the topic are preferred.

Content: Mini abstract (no more than 50 words total),abstract (200-250 words, without structural divisions; Turkish and English),titles on related topics, references.

Letters to the Editor: Readers are encouraged to submit commentary on articles published in the Journal within the last year. It does not include a topic and abstract and it should be no more than 500 words. The number of references should not exceed 5. Submitted letters should include a note indicating the attribution to an article (with the number and date) and the name, affiliation and address of the author(s) at the end. Letters may be published together with a reply from the orginal author.

Case Reports: 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 should include an adequate number of photos and figures.

Content: Abstract (100-150 words; without structural divisions; Turkish and English). Introduction, case report, discussion, references.

Medical Education: Presentations of the latest basic or clinical investigations, which give a medical message to the readers.