Author Guidelines

AIMS AND SCOPE

Ege Journal of Medicine is the official journal of Ege University Faculty of Medicine with four issues published quarterly. Its purpose is to publish high-quality original clinical and experimental studies, case reports and letters to the editor.

Ege Journal of Medicine provides open access for academic publications. The journal provides free access to the full texts of all articles immediately upon publication. The journal does not request any charges for article processing or article submission. There is no charge for readers to download articles, case reports and reviews for their own scholarly use. The journal is free to all at any time. To provide this the journal relies on financial resources of Ege University, the voluntary work of its editorial team and advisory board, and the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers.

Ege Journal of Medicine enables the sharing of articles according to the Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

The Journal will not consider manuscripts any that have been published elsewhere, or manuscripts that are being considered for another publication, or are in press. Studies previously announced in the congresses are accepted if this condition is stated. If any part of a manuscript by the same author(s) contains any information that was previously published, a reprint or a copy of the previous article should be submitted to the Editorial Office with an explanation by the authors.

All new submissions to Ege Journal of Medicine are screened using iThenticate plagiarism checker software. The Editor and the member of the Editorial Board have right not to publish or send back to author(s) to be amended, edit or reject the manuscript. For further review, Editor or Editorial Board members send the article to the refree(s). If necessary, author(s) may be invited to submit a revised version of the manuscript. This invitation does not imply that the manuscript will be accepted for publication. Revised manuscripts must be sent to the Editorial Office within 21 days, otherwise they will be considered as a new application. The corresponding author will be notified of the decision to accept or reject the manuscript for publication.

Statements and suggestions published in manuscripts are the authors’ responsibility and do not reflect the opinions of the Editor and the Editorial Board members.

The manuscript will not be returned to the authors whether the article is accepted or not. Copyright fee is not paid for the articles published in the journal. A copy of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author.

Language of the Journal

The official languages of the Journal are Turkish and English. The manuscripts that are written in Turkish have abstracts in English, which makes the abstracts available to a broader audience.

Authorship Criteria

After accepted for publication, all the authors will be asked to sign “Copyright Transfer Form” which states the following:“We, all the authors certify that, we have all participated sufficiently in the conception and design of this work and the analysis of data, as well as the writing of the manuscript to take public responsibility for it. We declare that the manuscript represents valid work. We have all reviewed the final version of the manuscript and approve it for publication. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under our authorship has been published or being considered for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, we declare that we will produce the data upon which the manuscript is based for examination by the Editor or Editorial Board members if requested. In consideration of the action of Ege Journal of Medicine in reviewing and editing this submission (manuscript, tables and figures) all copyright ownership is hereby transferred, assigned or otherwise conveyed to Ege Jounal of Medicine, in the event that such work is published by Ege Journal of Medicine. We also warrant that Editor, Associate Editors and the Editorial Board members of Ege Journal of Medicine will not be held liable against all copyright claims of any third party or in lawsuits that may be filed in the future. We acknowledge that the article contains no libellous or unlawful statements, we did not use any unlawful method or material during the research, we obtained all legal permissions pertaining to the research, and we adhered to ethical principles during the research.”

Ege Journal of Medicine has agreed to use the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The author(s) should meet the criteria for authorship according to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. It is available at www.icmje.org.

Ethical Responsibility

Ege Journal of Medicine publishes papers conforming ethical and scientific standards. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure compliance to ethical rules. For all prospective studies, Ethics Committe approval should be obtained from the local instution and it should be stated in the manuscript. In case reports, according to ethical and legal rules, special attention is required to protect patient’s anonymity. Identifying information and photographs cannot be printed unless disclosure is allowed by a written consent of the patient (or his/her legal custodian). Case reports should include a statement such as:""Written informed consent was obtained from the patient (or from his/her legal custodian) for publishing the individual medical records."

Any experiments involving animals must include a statement in the Materials and Methods section giving assurance that all animals have received humane care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals(www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) and indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board.

Note also that for publishing purposes, the Journal requires acknowledgement of any potential conflicts of interest. This should involve acknowledgement of grants and other sources of funds that support reported research and a declaration of any relevant industrial links or affiliations that the authors may have.

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the journal's website: egetipdergisi.com.tr/

Original Articles should not exceed 3000 words and should be arranged under the headings of Abstract (not more than 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.

Case Reports should not exceed 1000 words and 10 references, and should be arranged as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion and References. It may be accompanied by one figure or one table.

Letter to the Editor should not exceed 500 words. Short relevant comments on medical and scientific issues, particularly controversies, having no more than five references and one table or figure are encouraged. Where letters refer to an earlier published paper, authors will be offered right of reply.

Reviews are not accepted unless written on the invitation of the Editorial Board.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

All articles submitted to the Journal must comply with the following instructions:

a) Submissions should be doubled-spaced and typed in Arial 10 points.

b) All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

c) The title page should not include the names and institutions of the authors.

d) The manuscript should be presented in the following order: Title page, Abstract (English, Turkish), Keywords (English, Turkish), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if present), References, Figure Legends, Tables (each table, complete with title and foot-notes, on a separate page) and Appendices (if present) presented each on a separate page.

Title

The title should be short, easy to understand and must define the contents of the article.

Abstract

Abstract should be in both English and Turkish and should consist “Aim, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion”. The purpose of the study, the setting for the study, the subjects, the treatment or intervention, principal outcomes measured, the type of statistical analysis and the outcome of the study should be stated in this section (up to 250 words). Abstract should not include reference. No abstract is required for the letters to the Editor.

Keywords

Not more than five keywords in order of importance for indexing purposes should be supplied below the abstract and should be selected from Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), available at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html

Text

Authors should use subheadings to divide sections regarding the type of the manuscript as described above. Statistical methods used should be specified in the Materials and Methods section.

References

In the text, references should be cited using Arabic numerals in parenthesis in the order in which they appear. If cited only in tables or figure legends, they should be numbered according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text. Names of the journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus. The names of all authors should be cited when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, the first three should be followed by et al. The issue and volume numbers of the referenced journal should be added.

References should be listed in the following form:

Journal article 
Tkacova R, Toth S, Sin DD. Inhaled corticosteroids and survival in COPD patients receiving long-term home oxygen therapy. Respir Med 2006;100(3):385-92.

Supplement 
Solca M. Acute pain management: Unmet needs and new advances in pain management. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2002; 19(Suppl 25):3-10.

Online article not yet published in an issue 
Butterly SJ, Pillans P, Horn B, Miles R, Sturtevant J. Off-label use of rituximab in a tertiary Queensland hospital. Intern Med J doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01988.x

Book 
Kaufmann HE, Baron BA, McDonald MB, Waltman SR (eds). The Cornea. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1988:115-20.

Chapter in a book 
McEwen WK, Goodner IK. Secretion of tears and blinking. In: Davson H (ed). The Eye. Vol. 3, 2nd ed. New York: Academic Press; 1969:34-78.

Journal article on the Internet 
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: The ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet] 2002 [cited 12 Aug 2002]. Available from: www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/wawatch.htm

Website 
Cancer-pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources [updated 16 May 2002; cited 9 Jul 2002]. Available from: www.cancer-pain.org

Acknowledgements 
The source of financial grants and the contribution of colleagues or institutions should be acknowledged.

Tables 
Tables should be complementary, but not duplicate information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers, with a descriptive, self-explanatory title above the table. All abbreviations should be explained in a footnote. Footnotes should be designated by symbols in the following order: *,†, ‡, §, ¶.

Figures 
All illustrations (including line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures must be added to the system as separate .jpg or .gif files (approximately 500x400 pixels, 8 cm in width and at least 300 dpi resolution). Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers and should be cited in parenthesis in consecutive order in the text.

Figure Legends 
Legends should be self-explanatory and positioned on a separate page. The legend should incorporate definitions of any symbols used and all abbreviations and units of measurements should be explained. A letter should be provided stating copyright authorization if figures have been reproduced from another source.

Measurements and Abbreviations

All measurements must be given in metric system (Système International d'Unités, SI). Example: mg/kg, µg/kg, mL, mL/kg, mL/kg/h, mL/kg/min, L/min, mmHg, etc. Statistics and measurements should always be given in numerals, except where the number begins a sentence. When a number does not refer to a unit of measurement, it is spelt out, except where the number is greater than nine.

Abbreviations that are used should be defined in parenthesis where the full word is first mentioned. Some common abbreviations can be used, such as ivimpo, and sc.

Drugs should be referred to by their generic names, rather than brand names.

Editorial Correspondence 
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Yayın Bürosu 
Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey 
Tel : +90 232 3903103 / 232 3903186 
E-mail : egedergisi35@gmail.com
Website : egetipdergisi.com.tr/

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