Instructions to Authors

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Biostatistical Reporting Guideline

General Information

The editorial and publication process of the Gazi Medical Journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

Gazi Medical Journal accepts the articles in the field of medicine, case reports, reviews on current topics, letters to the editor, other manuscripts on medical education. 

Articles that do not fall within the scope of the journal are directly rejected. For detailed information on the subject, you can visit the link.

Additionally, you can check our website's 'Abstracting and Indexing' section to see which databases the journal is indexed in.

Article Submission

All manuscripts must be submitted online through https://medicaljournal.gazi.edu.tr/index.php/GMJ/login. First time users will have to Create new account at this link. Creating a new account is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their username and password.

The journal does not charge for submission and processing of the manuscripts. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at [email protected]

The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review.

Recommendations for Manuscripts:

Limitations for Words, Abstracts, References, Tables and Figures

Original Article 4500 400 50 4 7 or total of 15 images CONSORT, SPIRIT, STROBE, ARRIVE, TRIPOD-Observational Studies Checklist-Diagnostic Prognostic Studies Checklist
Review Articles 4000 250 75 4 15 or total of 25 images PRISMA-Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Checklist
Case Reports 2000 400 20 1 15 figures or total of 30 figure parts CARE Statement-Case Report Checklist
Technical Note 1500 200 8 2 3 figures or total of 6 figure parts None
Letter to Editors 500 None 6 None 2 figures or total of 4 figure parts None

Detailed Recommendations for the Article Sections

Title

1. The title should possess attention-grabbing qualities while maintaining relevance to the subject matter. The primary purpose of the title is to facilitate the reader's understanding of the research topic and to capture their attention. It is crucial for the chosen phrasing to accurately encapsulate the applied research methodology while maintaining a direct correlation with the field of interest under investigation.

2. The title should incorporate conceptual keywords representative of the subject matter and, where feasible, should be succinctly articulated. It is advisable to limit the title to a length not exceeding 50 characters, while avoiding the use of question marks and exclamation points within its content whenever possible.

3. The English translation of the title must be accurate, maintaining consistency with its Turkish counterpart. There should be no disparity between the English and Turkish versions.

Title Page

1. The title page should include, following the title, the names of the authors along with their affiliations, highest academic degrees, and ORCID numbers. The name, address, and contact information of each respective author should be included. If the authors serve as editorial board members, such roles should be explicitly stated on this page.

Abstract

1. The abstract should be in harmonious alignment with the title. It must provide a consistent structure without deviating from the topic specified in the title.

2. Abstracts should be written for all types of articles, excluding letters. For research articles and study protocols, it is recommended that the abstract be structured. The structured abstract should encompass sections on Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

3. The Objectives section should consist of a concise narrative spanning one or two sentences. This segment should elucidate the conditions prompting the research, articulate the aims of the study, and specify the aspects under observation.

4. The Methods section should elucidate the procedural aspects of the research, providing a thorough description of the study design, methodologies employed, and the analytical approaches adopted. Essential details, including the composition and size of the sample group, variables, procedural intricacies, and implemented controls, should be meticulously incorporated.

5. In the Results section, the scientific results derived during the research process are succinctly presented. This section should convey statistically significant data and information relevant to the topics addressed in the research. Ambiguous adjectives such as 'many,' 'most,' 'few,' or 'some' should be avoided when describing findings and data in the Results and Conclusion sections. Data should be conveyed with precision, presented in numerical values without reliance on vague qualifiers.

6. In the Conclusion section, the outcomes of the research should be conveyed impartially, irrespective of their positive or negative significance. The author is expected to interpret the results in this section, providing insights into the implications of the research. Furthermore, the contribution of the study to the field of medical science should be explicitly stated.

Keywords

1. When selecting keywords, it is essential to stay within the bounds of the subject matter and scope, avoiding divergence.

2. It is recommended that the choice of keywords includes terms that capture the attention of the targeted readership and align with the words present in the title and throughout the content of the article.

3. Ideally, the number of keywords should range from 3 to 6. While fewer keywords are at the discretion of the author, exceeding this range is not recommended.

4. Keywords should be listed in full, without abbreviations. English keywords should align with the 'Medical Subject Headings' (MESH) available at nlm.nih.gov.

5. Turkish keywords should be provided in accordance with the Türkiye Bilim Terimleri (TBT) available at bilimterimleri.com.

Tables, Figures and Images

1. Elements deemed necessary should be presented in tables and figures with a simplicity that facilitates comprehension. Redundancy of the same information should be avoided.

2. The presentation of statistical information should be clear and free from unnecessary complexity. P values, confidence intervals, and other statistical measures should be appropriately rounded and expressed in accordance with the specified guidelines.

3. Table formats should not strain the eyes; they should be presented in a simple manner that allows the reader to easily draw inferences.

References

Both in-text citations and the references must be prepared according to the AMA Manual of style.

While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references If an ahead-of-print publication is cited, the DOI number should be provided. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with the journal abbreviations in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed. When there are six or fewer authors, all authors should be listed. If there are seven or more authors, the first three authors should be listed followed by “et al.” In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited in superscript after punctuation. The reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples.

Journal Article: Economopoulos KJ, Brockmeier SF. Rotator cuff tears in overhead athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2012;31(4):675-692.

Book Section: Fikremariam D, Serafini M. Multidisciplinary approach to pain management. In: Vadivelu N, Urman RD, Hines RL, eds. Essentials of Pain Management. New York, NY: Springer New York; 2011:17-28.

Books with a Single Author: Patterson JW. Weedon’s Skin Pahology. 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone; 2016.

Editor(s) as Author: Etzel RA, Balk SJ, eds. Pediatric Environmental Health. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.

Conference Proceedings: Morales M, Zhou X. Health practices of immigrant women: indigenous knowledge in an urban environment. Paper presented at: 78th Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting; November  6-10; 2015; St Louis, MO. Accessed March 15, 2016. https://www.asist.org/files/meetings/am15/proceedings/openpage15.html

Thesis: Maiti N. Association Between Behaviours, Health Charactetistics and Injuries Among Adolescents in the United States. Dissertation. Palo Alto University; 2010.

Online Journal Articles: Tamburini S, Shen N, Chih Wu H, Clemente KC. The microbiome in early life: implications for health outcometes. Nat Med. Published online July 7, 2016. doi:10.1038/nm4142

Epub Ahead of Print ArticlesWebsites:  International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMed-mail. Accessed February 10, 2016. http://www.promedmail.org

After Acceptance

Once the manuscript is accepted to be published in the Gazi Medical Journal, it receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. The accepted manuscripts are reviewed for publication in accordance with the journal's writing guidelines. This includes checking for adherence to writing rules, identifying missing sections within the text, reviewing the completeness and adequacy of materials used in the article, and verifying the accuracy and compliance of references through PubMed and CrossRef. Professional English editing services at the level of native English speakers will be provided for all articles planned to be published in the journal, with the aim of increasing scientific quality. The authors of the accepted manuscripts should be in consent that the editor-in-chief and associate editors could make corrections without changing the main text of the paper. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the corresponding author, and their publication approval is requested within 2 days of their receipt of the proof. Once the publication process of a manuscript is completed, it is published online on the journal’s webpage as an ahead-of-print publication before it is included in its scheduled issue.

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