Volume : 33 Issue : 1 Year : 2018
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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.
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
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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 word count must be between 150 and 250. The subtitles are not needed.
But, it should be covered;
Give a short information about the studied topics and clear statement of the
main aim of the study and the main hypothesis
Describe the setting of the study. Abstract in English is necessary for the
manuscript written in Turkish.
Give the main results of the study.
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.
All illustrations, artworks and figures should be original. It is the authors’
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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.
The authors have to list at least three, but no more than five keywords below
the abstract. Preferably use terms from the ‘Medical Subject Headings’ (http://
www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) list from Index Medicus. If the manuscript
is written in Turkish, it is recommended to select the keywords from ‘Türkiye
Bilim Terimleri’ (http://www.bilimterimleri.com).
Financial support, technical and other assistance of importance for
the study may be acknowledged before references.
Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned
in the text. Identify references in text, tables and captions by Arabic numerals
in [square] brackets. Use the references form adopted by the US National Library
of Medicine. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style
used in Index Medicus. In the list, reference can be made by only published or
accepted articles.Number of references must be truncated by 15, 30 and 40
references for case report, original investigation and review article,
For 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
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
For book references
Chao KSC, Ozyigit G. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head&Neck
Cancer. 1st edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003: 34-36.
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.
For congress presentations
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.
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,
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/bladder (Access date: 12/14/208). In
case of use of a previously published table, figure or illustration, reference
of the material must be cited in reference list.
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conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards. If ethical
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relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e., COPE guidelines). To
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protocols by an ethics committee in accordance with international agreements
(“WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research
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and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition, 2011" and/or “International Guiding
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