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Author Guidlines

MMJ publishes original articles on clinical and experimental research related to any area of medicine. Editorials, letter to the editor, review articles, case reports and technical note on clinical observations may also be considered. By submitting a manuscript to this journal, authors accept that their manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Processing and publication are FREE of charge. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. One of the main goals of the journal is to provide global researchers with a free publishing platform. Anyone can use the articles as long as the credit is given to the author and citation to the original source. It is available to reach the articles by search engines, websites, blogs and other digital platforms.

POLICY OF SCREENING FOR PLAGIARISM
The manuscripts are scanned by the Publisher’s Office using the iThenticate program for determination of plagiarism and non-ethical situations. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail that informs the status of the manuscript at any step of reviewing and publishing process.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE
Manuscripts should be written in Turkish or in English. If the manuscript is in Turkish, it must also include English abstract and Keywords. Papers should be typed in 12-point typescript and double-spaced throughout the text including tables and references with wide margins (2.5 cm) on each side of a standard A4 paper. The manuscript should include the following: (i) title page, (ii) abstract, (iii) main text (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion), (iv) references, (v) figure legends, (vi) tables, (vii) figures.

TITLE PAGE
The first page should contain: a title of the paper, suggested running headline of not more than 30 characters (including both letters and spaces) and author’s name, department, institution, city and, country. Authors that work different department or center should be indicated by superscript numbers. The title page should carry the name and address of the author to whom correspondence. Telephone and fax numbers (as well as an e-mail address if available) should also be given. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. Therefore, a working e-mail address must be provided for the corresponding author.

ABSTRACT
Abstract word count must be between 150 and 250. The subtitles are not needed. But, it should be covered;

OBJECTİVES
Give a short information about the studied topics and clear statement of the main aim of the study and the main hypothesis

METHODS
Describe the setting of the study. Abstract in English is necessary for the manuscript written in Turkish.

RESULTS
Give the main results of the study.

CONCLUSIONS
State the primary conclusions of the study and their clinical implications. Suggest areas for further research, if appropriate. Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be standard. Any nonstandard abbreviations should be defined in the text when first used. Tables and legends: Tables and legends should be typed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Any explanation should be defined as a footnote, not in the legend line.

ILLUSTRATIONS
All illustrations, artworks and figures should be original. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain necessary permissions for any material with copyright. Illustrations, figures and graphics should be prepared in tiff format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. They should be clear, sharp, easily readable and legible. Illustrations must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text. The staining method and the magnification rate should be indicated in microscopic illustrations (e.g. H&E, x400). Submitted photographs, figures and graphics should be of professional quality. Legends for the figures should be typed double-spaced on a separate page. They must be concise and represent summaries of findings. Authors should retain one copy of original artwork.

REFERENCES

References should be written in compliance with  Vancouver style (see. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. While writing references, the below-indicated rules should be attentively observed.

References cited in the text

References cited in the text should be numbered in order of their use in the text, and the list of references should be presented accordingly. The number of the reference should be indicated in paranthesis and as a superscript. If more than one reference is used, then a comma (,) should be placed between references.

Sample cited statements in the text:

Care provided by nurses is especially important in the diagnosis, and prevention of malnutrition, in the decreasing hospitalization period, and hospital costs.(9)  Therefore the nurses are expected to have adequate information, equipment, and skill in the field of nutrition.(3,10,11)
Duerksen et al.(14) evaluated the knowledge level, and approaches of Canadian nurses concerning nutritional problems of inpatients . In their study, they indicated that nurses failed to evaluate nutritional state of the patients adequately, and effectively which was attributed to inadequate number of auxillary personnel, time restraints, and missing documents .

Indicating references at the end of the text

At the end of the text, references should be written double-spaced on a separate paper. Titles of the journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the citation index  which includes the journal that  published the article (ie: Index Medicus, Medline, Pubmed, Web of Science, TR Dizin, etc.), and if available, DOI numbers should be absolutely added. For abbreviations of the titles of the journals, please see the list of the journals published by NLM in website (http://bit.ly/2lJkey3). If title of the journal is not contained in these lists, it should be written in full. If Vancouver format is employed in the website you used  for references , then copy-pasting of the reference in your reference list is recommended. References indicated  in the text should be written in compliance with the below-mentioned sample statements:

Journal:

If the number of authors are less than or equal to 6, then all authors are indicated..
Campbell MR, Fisher J, Anderson L, Kreppel E. Implementation of early exercise and progressive mobility: Steps to success. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(1):82-8. doi: 10.4037/ccn2015701.
If the number of authors are more than 6, then the first three authors are indicated.  
Aiken LH, Sermeus W, Van den Heede K, Sloane MD, Busse R, McKee M, et al. Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: Cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States. BMJ. 2012;344:e1717. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1717.
If the article has not any DOI number then internet access address (website) is noted.
Pokorny ME, Koldjeski D, Swanson M. Skin care intervention for patients having cardiac surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2003;12(3):535-44. Available from: http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/12/6/535.full.pdf+html?sid=f587c6d5-92a3-4971-8367-f18cd1cd63f0

Supplement:
Ahrens T. Severe sepsis management: Are we doing enough? Crit Care Nurse. 2003;23(Suppl 5):2-15. Available from: http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/23/5/S2.full.pdf+html

Book:
Jarvis C. Physical Examination and Health Assessment. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.
If any information about the editor is available:
Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

A chapter in the book:
Finke LM. Teaching in nursing: the faculty role. In: Billing DM, Halstead JA, editors. Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. 3rd ed. USA: Saunders & Elsevier; 2009. p. 3-17.

Translated book :
Ferry DR. ECG in Ten Days [On Günde Temel Elektrokardiyografi]. Kahraman M, translator. İstanbul: Ekbil A.Ş.; 2001.

A chapter in a translated book:
Tolay E. Planlamanın temelleri. In: Robbins SP, Decenzo DA, Coulter M. editors. Yönetimin Esasları: Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar. Öğüt A, translator. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık; 2013. p. 104-29.

Electronic book:
Akdag R. The Progress So Far Health Transformation Program in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey: Ministry of Health; 2009. Available from: http://ekutuphane.tusak.gov.tr/kitap.php?id=174&k=progress_report_health_transformation_program_in_turkey_january_2009

Aminoff MJ, Greenberg DA, Simon RP. Clinical Neurology. 9th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2015. Available from: http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookID=1194

Electronic report/document:
World Health Organization. World Alliance for Patient Safety Forward Programme 2008-2009. 1st ed. France; 2008. Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/70460/1/WHO_IER_PSP_2008.04_eng.pdf
İzmir Halk Sağlığı Müdürlüğü. Sağlık Bakanlığı Yoğun Bakım Ünitelerinin Standartları. İzmir; 2007. Available from: http://www.ihsm.gov.tr/indir/mevzuat/genelgeler/G_13082007_1.pdf

Dissertations/Theses:
Bayram TY. Üniversitelerde örgütsel sessizlik [master’s thesis]. Bolu: Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü; 2010.
Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

ACCEPTED ARTICLES

Accepted Articles should be designed by the authors. Designed Articles are published in online issue without having been copy-edited. Medeniyet medical journal (MMJ) cannot be held responsible for errors or consequences arising from the use of information contained in these articles; nor do the views and opinions. Accepted Articles appear in PDF format.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES
Submission is considered on the conditions that papers are previously unpublished, and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere; that authors have read and approved the content, and all authors have also declared all competing interests; and that the work complies with the Ethical Approval and has been conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e., COPE guidelines). To verify the originality of content submitted to MMJ, iThenticate is used to check submissions against previous publications.

HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
The policy of the journal is respectful of the Human and Animal Rights. If the work involves the use of human or animal subjects, an approval of research protocols by an ethics committee in accordance with international agreements (“WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil”, "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition, 2011" and/or “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, 2012”) is required for all research studies. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. If the submitted manuscript does not include ethics committee approval, it will be reviewed according to COPE's guideline (Guidance for Editors: Research, Audit and Service Evaluations).

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
All manuscripts should be written in English or Turkish language and prepared in Microsoft Word format. Language editing should also be appropriate for an academic journal. Tables, figures and pictures should be embedded in appropriate part of manuscript. The SI system must be used. To be considered for publication, the author should also provide suggestions for at least two reviewers. MMJ will evaluate manuscripts submitted via journal’s online manuscript submission system (www.medeniyetmedicaljournal.org). Our journal now uses an online submission and peer review system in ScopeMed (www.scopemed.org). This can bring a number of advantages to authors, referees, the editorial office and the publishing process in general. To submit online a paper to MMJ, you can access ScopeMed Online Submission System by clicking http://my.ejmanager.com/ms/. In case of any problem or technical error to access the online submission system, please contact directly to the Editor by e-mail (editor@medeniyetmedicaljournal.org).

COVER LETTER
Corresponding author must give signed consent to publication in a covering letter including the following information.

• A statement that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, and that, if accepted in MMJ will not be republished in any other journal in the same or similar form. Written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for reproduction of figures published elsewhere.
• A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest.
• A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors.

COPYRIGHT
When manuscript is submitted to MMJ, the author(s) grant(s) to the Publisher exclusive first publication rights in website and press, and further grant(s) a nonexclusive license for other uses of the Work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. The Publisher shall include a notice in the Work saying “© [Author’s Name]. Readers of this article may copy it without the copyright owner’s permission, if the author and publisher are acknowledged in the copy and copy is used for educational, not-for-profit purposes.” Prior to acceptance all articles undergo peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit. All pages (including references, tables and their captions, figure captions and [where possible] figures) should be saved in a single electronic file.


 

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