Instructions To Authors


    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.
- Abstract (average 400 words; the structured abstract
contain the following sections: aims, methods, results,
- 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.
- 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.
- Abstract (average 200 words; the structured abstract contain the following sections: aims, 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.
- There’s no title and abstract.
- 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.

    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.
- Titles related with subject
- References


    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.

-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, e-mail and postal addresses, ORCID. 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.

-They should be minimally three.
- Keywords should be appropriate to “Medical Subject Headings (MESH)” (See:

    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] ( All authors should be listed if an article has three or less authors; first three authors are listed and the rest is represented by “et al.”. 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:

   Conflict of interest is when the author’s primary responsibility to science, ethics and readers is not compatible with author’s private interests such as financial gains or personal rivalry. Credence of the scientific process and the authenticity of articles depend in part on how transparently conflicts of interest are approached. In case of a conflict of interest it should be declared to the editorial board of TMSJ (, and clearly written under a particular section at the end of the manuscript.  Authors may reach more information and find the instructions for the process from the links below:

It is recommended that the journals, which are indexed in TR Index or apply to take a part, require ORCID® information from the authors and include this information in the journal/articles. ORCID® is the abbreviation for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID® is a 16-digit URI compliant with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729), also known as the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). The correspondent author who will submit an article to our journal should state ORCID® numbers. Researchers who do not have ORCID® ID can apply for a free registration and get their individual ORCID® number at

  Turkish Medical Student Journal encourages authors to follow best practice in publication ethics. Therefore, the authors may withdraw their manuscripts in absolutely necessary conditions. If authors want to withdraw their manuscript, they need to submit the ''Manuscript Withdrawal Form''. Authors should state their reason of withdrawal and the form need to be signed by all authors, sent to
  TMSJ Editorial Board evaluates the form and if the reason for withdrawal is found as reasonable, the authors will receive a confirmation e-mail. Before getting this confirmation e-mail, the authors should not consider their manuscripts as withdrawn. 

  All of the complaints regarding the articles should be stated via e-mail to TMSJ Editorial Board evaluates the complaints with the accordance of COPE Guidelines and draws a conclusion after the decision of Editor-in-Chief and an ethics editor.

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