Notice to Authors
The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics is an English publication of original articles,
case reports, reviews of the literature, case of the month, short communications,
clinicopathological exercises and letter to the editor in the field of pediatrics,
and will consider papers from authors of all countries. Original articles should
report scientific findings within the pediatric field of interest. Case reports
should contain accounts of rare syndromes, new diagnostic tools and methods, new
kinds of treatment and laboratory research with foreseeable practical application.
Review articles should contain an objective account of different points of view
and an internationally representative bibliography. Authors considering submission
of review articles of medical progress are encouraged to consult with the Editor
before submission. Papers should in general not exceed 15 written pages for original
articles or 7 for case reports and reviews of the literature, including tables,
figures and illustrations. All papers are subject to editorial revision for the
purpose of conformity to the style adopted by The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics,
and authors may be requested to shorten or revise their papers. Statements and opinions
expressed in the articles are those of the authors) and not necessarily those of
the Editor or publisher; the Editor and publisher disclaim any responsibility or
liability for such material. Neither the Editor nor the publisher guarantees, warrants,
or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication; neither do they
guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service. We recommend
that all manuscripts be approved for submission by the department chairman or head
of the institution in which the study has been done, AN manuscripts must be accompanied
by the following written statement, signed by the author(s): "The author(s)
transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the manuscript entitled (title of article)
to The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics in the event the work is published. The author(s)
warrant(s) that the article is original, is not for consideration by another journal,
has not been previously published (except in a congress report), and has been prepared
according to the manuscript rules" (as described below). Papers describing
research involving human subjects should indicate that informed consent was obtained
from the parents or guardians of the children who served as subjects and, when appropriate,
from the subjects themselves.
Preparation of Manuscript
Contributors are requested to pay particular attention to the following rules governing
the preparation of manuscripts. Failure to follow these rules is a frequent cause
of delay in the publication of articles and may result in rejection of otherwise
acceptable manuscripts. Manuscripts should be sent in triplicate (original and two
photocopies acceptable) to the Editorial Secretary, Turkish Journal of Pediatrics,
PK, 36, 06240 Samanpazarı, Ankara, Turkey. Manuscripts, whether rejected or published,
are not returned to the authors, but original illustrations which are rejected are
returned upon request of the author
Format Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, on one side of the paper
only, with wide margins,
Title Page A separate title page should include authors' names and academic
degrees; departmental and institutional affiliations of each author, and sources
of financial assistance, if any. Designate one author as the correspondent, and
provide an address as well as business and home telephone numbers. Galley proofs
and order forms for reprints will be sent to the corresponding author, at a later
Contents Each original article should contain the following sections: introduction.
Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Summary, and each Case Report should
contain an Introduction, Case Report, Discussion and Summary.
Abbreviations Abbreviations must conform to accepted standards. Laboratory
slang, clinical jargon and colloquialisms must be avoided.
Tables Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals according to the order
of mention in the text, Each table must be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet
of paper, and a concise title supplied for each. Tables should be self-explanatory
and supplement, not duplicate the text. If a table or any data therein have been
previously published, â footnote must give full credit to the original source.
Figures Figures and illustrations shoufd be of direct interest to the subject
of the paper and numbered with Arabic numerals according to order of reference in
the text. Figuies should be drawn on white paper and photographs must be clear prints.
The name of the first author and the number of the figure or illustration must be
written in pencil on the back of each, with an arrow indicating the top side. Original
drawings or graphs should be prepared in hlark India ink or typographic (press-apply)
lettering. Typewritten or freehand lettering is unacceptable. All lettering must
be professional and in proportion to the drawing, graph, or photograph. Do not send
original art work, x-ray films or EGG strips A list of legends for the figures and
illustrations must be provided on a separate page.
Summary / Abstract : An informative summary not exceeding 150 words must
accompany each manuscript, typed on a separate sheet. Unexplained abbreviations
and references are not allowed.
References References to the literature should be limited to those cited
by the author, arranged and numbered according to order of mention m the text. AH
authors of an article or book should be listed where there are six or fewer If more
than six, the first three names should be given followed by the indication "et
ar in â manuscript underlining indicates italics.
References to journal articles:
Example : 1, Bier DM, Fulginiti VA. Gartunkel JM. et al. Duplicate publication and
related problems. Pediatrics 1990; 86: 997-998. Names of journals are to be abbreviated
in accordance with the style of Index Medicus.
References to books:
Example: 2. Praat RTC, The Genetics of Neurological Disorders. London: Oxford University
Press; 1967: 173-174.
References to chapters in books:
Example : 3, Kissane M. Development of the kidney and congsnital malformations.
In: heptinstall RH (ed). Pathology of the Kidney (2nd ed) Vol. 1. Boston: Little,
Brown and Co; 1974: 69-109.
Key Words Authors are requested to list on a separate sheet of paper key
words refated to their article. These will bu used in compiling an index for the
volume of the journal in which the article appears, Proofs and Reprints GaNey proofs
will be sent to the corresponding (or principal) author by the editor The master
proof shoufd be returned to the Managing Editor together with the manuscript within
two days, and by air mail if received by air mail.
Announcements Announcements of scheduled meetings, symposia, or postgraduate
courses may be sent to the publisher for consideration at least 5 months in advance
of the meeting date.
Books for Review Books and monographs, domestic or foreign, may be sent to
the Editor for consideration for review. No books are returned, nor acknowledgement
made of books received.
Advertising Communications of a business nature and all advertising communications
should be addressed to the Journal's Editor.
Copyright All rights reserved. Apart from any relaxations permitted under
national copyright laws, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior
written permission of the copyright owners. Permission is not required to copy summaries
of papers or of articles on the condition that a full reference to the source is
given. Multiple copying of the contents without permission is always illegal,
Please check your article as described below before sending It to the Editor.
- Letter of submission
- Signed "Statement" (which is written on a separate paper) as described
- Three copies of article (one original and two photocopies will be acceptable).
- Title page
- Title of article
- Short running title
- Name(s), academic degrees, and affiliations of author(s)
- Name, address, and business and home telephone numbers of corresponding author
- Article proper
- Original articles: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Summary
- Case Reports: Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Summary
- Key words
- References on a separate sheet
- Tables on separate sheets
- Legends on separate sheets
- Illustrations properly labelled (one set of glossy prints and one set of photocopies).