GUIDELINES FOR THE AUTHORS
- The language of the journal is Turkish and English. Original researches, analyses, compilations, case studies, projects and book launches are accepted (they must be in an article format).
- If the editorial board and the administrative board approve the papers prepared in different languages, it is accepted. The journal acts unilaterally.
- The journal has a printed and electronic version. The articles are downloaded from the website and the relevant manuscript can be used on condition that it is referred to our journal and “article”. The readers can have an access to all volumes of the journal for free on the website.
- Papers are accepted on condition that the author is registered to be a member of the journal.
- None of the authors can assert legal rights on the journal.
- The journal cannot be held ethically and biostatistically responsible for the papers; however, the author himself/herself is unilaterally responsible for the articles. Our journal cannot be put under an obligation. Author(s) must get the relevant approvals and inform the journal management for the articles requiring ethics board or institutional approval. The information of the papers requiring ethics board and institutional approval should be entered into the system by the responsible member author while uploading the article. In case of a problem, author(s) are unilaterally held responsible. Our journal never accepts liability in any matters.
- The papers, submitted to the journal, should not have been sent to another journal previously and under consideration of another journal for publication simultaneously. Also, if it is determined that an article sent and processed in our journal has been in the publication process at the same time, our journal unilaterally reserves its legal rights against the relevant author(s). If such cases occur, the article is rejected on condition that refutation is published and the journal imposes the required sanctions on the author(s).
- Each study is evaluated by the two referees, and the approved papers by the two referees are saved to be published in the following issues. Evaluation period of papers is three months according to the responses of referees. The papers that don’t yield any response regarding the evaluation within three months are directed to another referee. In this case, a time extension is in question and a demand cannot be raised. The author cannot claim any right or withdraw the article from the system. The manuscripts in the referee evaluation process must be analyzed in terms of plagiarism and they should be sent to us and uploaded to the system in line with the scientific ethical rules. In case it has been determined that the articles published in our journal don’t comply with the scientific ethical rules, we reserve our legal rights against the relevant author(s).
- None of the studies and authors has privileges in the journal. Each author and study has the same rights and they’re equal. No privilege is granted.
- The names of the referees-experts in their fields will not be revealed to the authors. Information concerning the authors is known only by the system manager and the editor. It is kept confidential.
- The papers uploaded to the system are first evaluated by the editor. A correction demand can be raised by our editorial board for the manuscripts not complying with the spelling rules. The articles edited in line with the spelling rules are sent to referee evaluation. The corrections demanded by the referee can be seen on the system by the relevant responsible author with the membership information and the correspondent author is informed via the system by e-mail. Every referee has the right to claim correction three times for a paper. If the correction isn’t still made after three demands, the paper is automatically “REJECTED”. The papers corrected in accordance with the referee suggestions are “ACCEPTED” or “REJECTED” after being evaluated by the editor again. The correspondent author is informed via the system by e-mail. The paper can be REJECTED with the decision of chief editor even though it has gone through the referee approval. All rights belong to the chief editor in this matter. None of the author(s) can impose a sanction on the decisions of chief editor or raise any demand.
- If the article is produced from the thesis, presentation, and so on, it should be stated and explained in the footnote. Otherwise the author is accused of plagiarism. In that case, the journal cannot be held responsible for this situation.
- If the paper is not within the scope of the journal, it is the editors and the administrators who will accept or reject the paper unilaterally. The author cannot assert any legal rights.
- The uploaded study belongs to the journal with its exclusive rights by author(s). For this reason, it is not necessary for the author(s) to sign any other documents. The studies uploaded to the system are regarded as being transferred to our journal with all rights. If necessary, author(s) can be demanded a transfer contract with wet signature.
- In the articles evaluated in our journal, the correspondent author is regarded as the addressee; other authors are not communicated and informed. The journal is not supposed to give information to other authors.
- The referees act independently in the journal. Authors cannot exercise power over the referees or cannot demand anything from the referees.
- The journal publishes four times a year in March, June, September and December. However, there might be changes in the periods depending on the publication process. The journal cannot be held responsible for this.
- Following the evaluation process of the papers, the referee report can be seen on the system and sent to the correspondent author by e-mail. After completing the two-referee evaluation process, correction demand can be made via the system by e-mail. The corrections made before that cannot be allowed in the system. The edited paper should be uploaded again with the registered ID number. The authors should make the required corrections in 15 days. If the corrections are not made within 15 days, the article is rejected by the system automatically. None of the authors can impose sanctions on the journal in this case.
WRITING RULES OF THE JOURNAL
- The bibliography is arranged according to the Turkish alphabet order. The sample article for the writing rules and preparation of papers can be found on our website in Word format. All authors are required to take into account the writing format in the last volume of the journal.
- The main text of papers, abstract, tables and footnotes that will be sent to the journal must be written in MS Word Program, with Times New Roman in 12 pt. and single spaced.
- Page layout must be with 3 cm margin in the top, bottom, left and right.
- Texts must be between 15-20 pages, they must be no longer than 20 pages and page number must be indicated at the bottom of the page. Annex documents, tables, figures, charts and similar materials aren’t included in the number of pages.
- Page layout must include the titles, abstract and tables written in one column, the main text and the references should be given in two columns, justified and without indentation, spacing 12nk below the titles and paragraphs. Extended English Abstract must be provided after the references in 12 pt. and one column.
- On the first page, Özet and Anahtar Kelimeler in Turkish must be below the Turkish heading, Abstract and Key Words must be below the English heading. Abstract in Turkish and English must be no longer than 150-200 words in 12 pt. Sub-headings must include Abstract, Aim, Method, Findings, Conclusion and Key Words. Anahtar Sözcük(Ler)/Key Words must be given in 3-7 words below the Abstracts by capitalizing the first letters of each word. In addition to this, key words must be written in the space provided by the system by capitalizing the first letters of each word and by separating each word by comma. It is necessary to choose the Turkish keywords according to “Türkiye Bilim Terimleri” and English key words in accordance with the “Index Medicus Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)” standards (http://www.bilimterimleri.com).
- If the article has been presented in a conference, the title of the conference, the date and the place of the conference and the type of the presentation must be provided below the “Author’s note,” after the References part. For example, Author’s Note: This study has been presented at “1.Ulusal Ana Çocuk Sağlığı Kongresi,” on 19-20 December 2014, in İzmir as an oral presentation.
- The names and the affiliations of the authors must not be given on the text below the title; this information must be uploaded to the system on the website.
- It should be stated that research articles have been prepared according to the scientific ethical principles and ethical board report information (Name of the institution from which report is received, its date and the serial number of report) must be added to the system. It is also necessary to scan the ethical board's report and the institution's permit document and to send to our editorial office via e-mail. For the papers without ethical board report, a signed document indicating that it doesn't have the ethical board report must be sent to the editorial board via e-mail.
- The main text must include such parts as Introduction, Method, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion, References, Acknowledgement (persons and institutions not participated in the study but contributed to the development of the study should be acknowledged here) and Extended Abstract. Extended English Abstract must be 750 words and more. Extended abstract must be prepared apart from Turkish abstract. It must be added to the paper after the references. The title (Extended English Abstract) must be written in capital letters, bold and centered, and the text must be justified without indentation, in 12 pt. and one column. Below the titles of Definition and Importance (references can be given only in this part), Aim, Method, Findings, Results and Conclusion, data concerning the article must be provided.
- Tables and figures must be placed in the text appropriately. Numbers and headings of tables/figures must be above the table; sentence case must be used in 12 pt., bold and justified. There must be a full stop between the table number and heading. Tables must only contain horizontal line. Each table must be referred to within the text. Items in the table must be in 1 line spacing and 12 pt. Explanations of the tables must be indicated below the table in 10 pt. and by putting * before it. E.g.: *Saraçoğlu, 2004:416-21.. Explanations about the abbreviations must be stated below the table and figure by using “*,**” or “a, b” in 12 pt. The number of tables and figures must be no longer than 6.
- Reviews must incorporate Turkish and English Headings, Abstract, Text, References and Extended English Abstract. Text should include a structure within a purpose, Conclusion parts must be completed. Headings, Abstract must be in one column; Text, References and Extended English Abstract must be in two columns, justified without indent and with 12 nk spacing in heading and at the end of the paragraph. Extended English Abstract must be 750 words and more. Extended abstract must be prepared apart from Turkish abstract. It must be added to the paper after the references. The title (Extended English Abstract) must be written in capital letters, bold and centered, and the text must be justified without indentation, in 12 pt. and one column. Below the titles of Definition and Importance, Aim, Method, Findings, Results and Conclusion, data concerning the article must be provided within the Extended English Abstract.
- Case reports must include Turkish and English headings, Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References and Extended English Abstract. Headings and Abstracts must be 12 pt. and in one column; Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References must be 12 pt. and in two columns justified without indent and with 12 nk spacing in heading and at the end of the paragraph. Extended English Abstract must be 750 words and more. Extended abstract must be prepared apart from Turkish abstract. It must be added to the paper after the references. The title (Extended English Abstract) must be written in capital letters, bold and centered, the text must be justified without indentation, in 12 pt. and one column. Below the titles of Definition and Importance, Aim, Method, Findings, Results and Conclusion, data concerning the article must be provided. Reports can be supported with photos and flow charts. Necessary permissions must be taken for photos and flow charts and references must be indicated in 10 pt. with "*". E.g.: *Saraçoğlu, 2004:416-21.
REFERENCES WITHIN PAPER
- The sample article in the system must be used for citation rules. In other words, references are indicated with the name of author, the year of publication and page numbers in parentheses beside the main text (Surname, Year of Publication: Cited Page Number).
- Footnotes of extra explanations about the content and other explanations must be given below the page. Notes numbered in the text are located below the page by numbers with the explanations.
- Citations made from a source are indicated between double quotes in the text.
- Citations longer than 30-40 words are given as an indented paragraph without using quotes.
- While providing references, if the name of the author isn’t within the text, the surname of the author and date of publication and the cited page are indicated in parenthesis: (Korkmaz, 2007: 23-45).
- If the name of the author is in the text, only the publication date of source and page number is given in parenthesis: Oskay et al.. (2005:36) in his/her study……….
- In sources with two authors, the surnames of both authors are indicated. If it is an English publication, it is separated with “and” (Morley and Robins, 2007:20).
- If it is Turkish, in sources with more than two authors, “vd.” is indicated: (Yücel vd., 2012:236).
- If it is English, in sources with more than two authors, “et al.” is indicated: (Hossain et al., 2007:156).
- If more than one study from the same author published in the same year must be used, the sources are separated by adding the letters like a, b, c: Such as (Ortaylı, 1999a:25) (Ortaylı, 1999b:43).
- If more than one source about the same subject is cited within the text, sources are separated with a semicolon: (Geray, 2005:33; Moran, 2006:36).
- Only the sources cited in the text must be included in the references and those sources must be put in order alphabetically by the surnames of authors. If more than one study belonging to the same author is included in the references, it must be sorted by the date of publication (from old to new).
- If the number of the authors is 6 or less, all the authors must be listed, if it is 7 or more, the first 6 authors must be listed and “vd.”, for Turkish articles and “et al.” for English articles must be used. After the last author, “&” must be used before “vd.” or “et al.”
- Anonymous writers from Internet sources must not be cited.
SEVİL, Ü., YANIKKEREM, E., (2006). Kadına yönelik aile içi şiddet. İzmir, Türkiye: İzmir Güven Kitabevi, ss.36-66
*CHAPTERS IN A BOOK
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SEVİL, Ü., YANIKKEREM, E., (2008). Adölesan dönemi. İçinde A. Şirin (Ed.), Kadın Sağlığı , İstanbul, Türkiye: Bedray Basın Yayıncılık, ss.57-90
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