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Instructions to Authors

Medeniyet Medical Journal (Med Med J) is the double-blinded peer-reviewed, international publication organ, and official journal of Istanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine and publishes research articles, reviews, invited reviews, case reports, scientific meeting abstracts and letters to the editor in all aspects of both clinical and experimental medicine. Medeniyet Medical Journal will evaluate manuscripts submitted via journal’s online manuscript submission system (www.medeniyetmedicaljournal.org). Medeniyet Medical Journal is published every three months (one volume per annum). The abbrevation of the journal for citing is “Med Med J”.
It is the authority of Editorial Board to accept, reject or transmit the submitted manuscripts to Advisory Board for further review.
It is the author(s)’ responsibility that the submitted manuscript is original work, not previously published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Statement of conflict of interests are required for each author. The authors should acknowledge and provide information on grants, contracts or other financial support of the study provided by any foundations and institutions or firms.
In the materials section of the manuscripts where experimental studies on humans are presented, a statement that informed consent were taken from the volunteers or patients should be included after the explanation of the procedures. This section also should contain a statement that the investigation confirms the principles outlined in Helsinki Declaration (available at www.ub.edu). For experimental studies on animals, research protocol should be in accordance with international agreements (Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals - www.grants.nih.gov). A copy of approval from ethics committee should be sent.


Original Articles: Original studies should not exceed 5000 words and include: Title page, abstracts, Keywords, Introduction, Materials (Patients) and Methods, Results, Discussion and References.

Short reports: Short reports include the preliminary results, negative studies and other studies that are not to be published as a full text manuscript. Short reports should not exceed 2000 words and an abstract with no more than 50 words and 10 references.

Reviews: Reviews written on timely and educational topics are accepted. Each review should normally be no longer than 5000 words with clear subheadings and 200 words in abstract. Reviews with no more than 3 authors are preferable.

Case Reports: These submissions should be unusual cases that report new information. Manuscript must be brief, with no more than five authors, four illustrations, and 20 references (except for special cases).

Letters to the editor: Letters are published at the Editorial Board’s discretion. They should be concise and limited to 1500 words with one figure or table and list up to 10 references.


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.

Title page: The title should be concise and reflect the purpose of the study. The title should be followed by the list of authors, including their full names with no academic degrees. Hospital or university affiliations should also be included. Corresponding Author, Correspondence address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address should be written. Conflict of interest statement should be written on title page.

Abstract page: The abstract should be in English and Turkish with appropriate titles, and should not exceed 250 words. It should start with a sentence indicating the rationale of the study and summarize the results and conclusions concisely. A list of up to 5 English and Turkish keywords should be included and should be consistent with the “Index Medicus” style (available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov).

Text pages: Background knowledge and the rationale of the study should be described in the “Introduction” with appropriate references. Clinical studies should be entitled “Patients and Methods” and, laboratory studies and animal experiments should be entitled “Materials and Methods”. “Results” should illustrate numerical data which should be supported with figures and tables. The data should be discussed in the light of recent literature in the “Discussion” that should not exceed half the length of whole article.

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, art works 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 art work.

References: References must be cited as numerals in superscript in the text and listed at the end of the paper in numerical order corresponding to the order of citation. Journal names should be abbreviated as listed in “Index Medicus”. Personal communications and unpublished data should be included within the text of the manuscript, not as references. List all authors up to four authors. For five or more authors, list the first three authors followed by “et al”. Note the following examples:
Journal articles
Altundag O, Gullu I, Altundag K, et al. Induction chemotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil followed by chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone in the treatment of locoregionally advanced resectable cancers of the larynx and hypopharynx: results of single-center study of 45 patients. Head Neck 2005;27:15-21.
Journal Article in Press
Cengiz M, Ozyigit G, Yazici G, et al. Salvage Reirradiaton with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Locally Recurrent Head-and-Neck Tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010 Jul 31. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.04.027
Chao KSC, Ozyigit G. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head&Neck Cancer. 1st edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003: 34-36.
Book chapters
Ozyigit G, Beyzadeoglu M, Ebruli C. Genitourinary system cancers. In: Basic Radiation Oncology. Beyzadeoglu M, Ozyigit G, Ebruli C (eds). 1st edition. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010: 363-410.
Congress proceedings
Appelbaum FR, Gilliland DG, Tallman MS. The biology and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. In: 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Education Book. McArthur JR, Schechter GP, Schrier SL (eds). December 4-8, 1998, Miami Beach, Florida, 1998: 10-13.
Congress abstracts
Ayhan A, Yasui W, Yokozaki H, Tahara E. Gastrointestinal karsinomlarda bcl-2 ekspresyonu ve gen degisiklikleri. XII. National Cancer Congress, Antalya, April 23-26, 1997: P307.
Güllü IH. Mide kanserli hastalarda 5-florourasil, adriamisin, mitomisin kombine kemoterapisinin degerlendirilmesi. Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Oncology Institute, Medical Oncology Department Graduate Thesis, Ankara, 1992.
Internet resources
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/bladder (Access date: 12/14/208).


A Copyright transfer letter must be signed by all authors and submitted during the submission of article via online submission system on “www.medeniyetmedicaljournal.org” The author(s) is (are) also responsible for the scientific content of the manuscript.
Authors are required to submit the "Copyright Transfer Form" during the initial submission:

"Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (Ann Intern Med 2004;141:477-478) should be referred to for further details of manuscript preparation (www.icmje.org).



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