Instruction To Authors

 MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Only papers with the corresponding author as a medical student are accepted.
Authors should send their full text papers wıth a tıtle page via e-mail to tmsj@trakya.edu.tr including the documents written below:

1. Authorship Contributions Form
2. Acknowledgement of Authorship, Exclusive Publication Statement, Conflict of Interest Statement and Transfer of Copyright Agreement
3. TMSJ Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
4. Consent Form for Case Report (If necessary)
5. Ethical Committee Approval Form

CATEGORIES OF ARTICLES

    The Journal publishes the following types of articles:

    Original Research Articles: Original prospective or retrospective studies of basic or clinical investigations in areas relevant to medicine.
Content:
- Abstract (average 400 words; the structured abstract
contain the following sections: aims, methods, results,
conclusion)
- Introduction
- Material and Methods
- Results
- Discussion
- Reference

    Review Articles: The authors may be invited to write or may submit a review article. Reviews including the latest medical literature may be prepared on all medical topics.
Content:
- Abstract (average 400 words; without structural divisions)
- Titles on related topics
- References

    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 (average 200 words; the structured abstract contain the following sections: introduction, case report, conclusion)
- Introduction
- Case presentation
- Discussion
- References

    Editorial Commentary/Discussion: Evaluation of the original research article is done by the specialists of the field (except the authors of the research article) and it is published at the end of the related article.

    Letters to the Editor: 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 recent year and should be no more than 500 words.
Content:
- There’s no title and abstract.
- 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.
- The answer to the letter is given by the editor or the author(s) of the manuscript and is published in the journal.

    Scientific Letter: Presentations of the current cardiovascular topics with comments on published articles in related fields.
Content:
- Abstract (average 200 words; without structural division)
- Titles on related topics
- References

    What is Your Diagnosis? : These articles are related with diseases that are seen rarely and show differences in diagnosis and treatment, and they are prepared as questions-answers.
Content:
- Titles related with subject
- References

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

    Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their material.
-The article should be written in IBM compatible computers with Microsoft Word.

    ABBREVIATIONS: All abbreviations in the text must be defined the first time they are used, and the abbreviations should be displayed in parentheses after the definition. Authors should avoid abbreviations in the title, abstract and at the beginning of the first sentences of the paragraphs.

    FIGURES AND TABLES:
-All figures and tables should be cited at the end of the relevant sentence. Explanations must be placed at the bottom of figures, whereas at the top of tables.
-Figures and tables must be added to the e-mail as attachments in .jpg or .tiff formats.
- The name of the file should be named as: last name of the first author_Table/Figure_No.TIFF/JPEG. For example: Sancar_Figure_1.JPEG.
- All abbreviations used, must be listed in explanation which will be placed at the bottom of each figures and tables.
- For figures and tables 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.

    TITLE PAGE: A concise, informative title, should be provided. All authors should be listed with academic degrees, affiliations, addresses, office and mobile telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail and postal addresses. If the study was presented in a congress, the author(s) should identify the date/place of the congress of the study presented.

    ABSTRACT: The abstracts should be prepared in accordance with the instructions in the “Categories of Articles” and placed in the article file.

    KEYWORDS:
-They should be minimally three.
- Keywords should be appropriate to “Medical Subject Headings (MESH)” (See: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Conflict of interest, financial support, grants, and all other editorial (statistical analysis, language editing) and/or technical assistance if present, must be presented at the end of the text.

    REFERENCES: References should be numbered in the order they are cited. Only published data or manuscripts accepted for publication and recent data should be included. Inaccessible data sources and those not indexed in any database should be omitted. Titles of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus- NLM Style (Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 - [updated 2011 Sep 15; cited Year Month Day] (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine). All authors should be listed if an article has three or less authors; first three authors are listed and the rest is represented by “ve ark.” in Turkish articles and by “et al.” in English articles. Reference format and punctuation should be as in the following examples.

    Journal: Muller C, Buttner HJ, Peterson J et al. A randomized comparison of clopidogrel and aspirin versus ticlopidine and aspirin after placement of coronary artery stents. Circulation 2000;101:590-3. 

    Book Section: Sherry S. Detection of thrombi. In: Strauss HE, Pitt B, James AE, editors. Cardiovascular Medicine. St Louis: Mosby; 1974.p.273-85.

    Books with Single Author: Cohn PF. Silent myocardial ischemia and infarction. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1993.

    Editor(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. 

    Conference Proceedings: Bengisson S. Sothemin BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sept 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992.p.1561-5. 

    Scientific or Technical Report: Smith P. Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX) Dept. of Health and Human Services (US). Office of Evaluation and Inspections: 1994 Oct. Report No: HHSIGOE 169200860.

    Thesis: Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ. 1995. 

    Manuscripts accepted for publication, not published yet: Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med In press 1997. 

    Epub ahead of print Articles: Aksu HU, Ertürk M, Gül M et al. Successful treatment of a patient with pulmonary
embolism and biatrial thrombus. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2012 Dec 26. doi: 10.5152/ akd.2013.062. [Epub ahead of print]

    Manuscripts published in electronic format: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) l995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1(1): (24 screens). Available from: URL:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidodlElD/cid.htm.


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