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Instructions For Authors - Ēocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi

Instructions For Authors

Journal of the Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons and The Society for Pediatric Urology in Turkey, is the official national journal of the Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons (TAPS) and The Society for Pediatric Urology (PEDURO). The journal, presents clinical and experimental manuscripts, case reports as well as editorial articles, technical details, congress and meeting announcements and letters in the field of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology. Manuscipts involving pediatric topics related to Pediatric Surgery and surgical specialties treating the pediatric age group are also given place.
• Journal of the Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons and The Society for Pediatric Urology in Turkey is a journal indexed by Turkey Citation Index. The journal has been published with no interruption over 30 years.
• All submitted articles are systematically and regularly scaned for plagiarism.
• The journal contents can be accessed at
• Manuscripts submitted to the journal are free of charge. Also the journal is distributed to members of the Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons and The Society for Pediatric Urology with no extra subscription fees.
• The journal is published three times a year and adopts the regulations listed by the World Association of Medical Editors for ‘uniform guidelines for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals’ (Br. Med J 302: 338-341, 1991).
• The language of the journal is Turkish. Spelling rules should follow the TDK Turkish dictionary and writing guidelines and the terminology should be preferably in Turkish.
• Submitted to the journal uses the double blind method in the evaluation process of all studies. Author and reviewer identities are hidden in the double blind method. Editors have the right to make corrections with the wording and grammar of manuscripts without altering the scientific content. Authors are responsible for the scientific content, statistical analysis and drug doses presented in the manuscript. Abreviaitons should be defined at their first use in the text and nonstandard ones should be avoided. Statistical analysis methods should be defined and rare methods should be supported with written source. Authors that would like to withdraw their manuscripts should notify the journal in writing. Following submission of the manuscript to the journal change in authors is not allowed and only can be done with written consent by all authors involved.
• The content of all manuscripts should be concise. Clinical and experimental papers excluding references should not exceed 10, case reports and technical reports 5 and letters 1 A4 pages. An author contribution form that has been signed by all authors and submission verification declaration should be sent to the Editor of the journal. An original copy of the journal will be sent to the first author of the published manuscript.
• All rights are reserved by the journal (including electronic issues) for accepted manuscripts. There is no copyright fee for published manuscripts. The scientific content of the papers belong to the authors and the journal takes no responsibility for the context. According to the national official journal’s regulations published on 29.1.1993 and 21480 edition number, all studies should obtain an Ethics Committee Approval. This approval should be seperate for clinical and experimental studies. The publication committee has the right to reject a manuscript with no Ethics Committee permission. Since there are no universal ethical guidelines for studies on children, authors are advised to follow the criteria and legal issues published in Arch Dis Child 1967; 42:109, Arch Dis Child 1973; 48:751-2, Arch Dis Child 1978; 54:441-2, Arch Dis Child 1978; 53:443-6 and Lancet 1977; 2:754-S. Manuscripts should follow the guidelines published in JAMA 1997; 277:927-34 and 1988; 279:510 under the topic “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals”.
The journal is committed to the 1975 Helsinki declaration of Human Experimental Commitee ethical standards revised in 2000 ( All manuscripts submitted for publication should provide local or national ethics committee approval documents. Informed consent forms should be obtained in all clinical studies and the authors should state them in the Material and methods section of the manuscript.
If an experimental study has been conducted on ‘research animals’ the authors are obliged to state in the Material and methods section that they have followed the guidelines defined in the section of “Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals” (
Editor and Publisher are not responsible for any commercial materials published in the journal. If a paper has any ‘conflict of interest’ this should be stated in the manuscript.

Protection of Patient Privacy

Patient privacy cannot be intervened without permission. Descriptive details such as patient names, initials, hospital record numbers, unmasked photographs, and family tree should be avoided in the text content. Presence of informed consent should be included in the manuscript.


Manuscript submission is only accepted online. Authors should first register and receive a password on the JournalAgent web page ( This system allows online submission and tracking of manuscripts.
• Authors submitting manuscript should provide their ORCID ID number. To obtain this number authors can consult the web page.
• All manuscripts should include the statement that ‘all authors in this manuscript have no conflict of interest’.
• Manuscripts should be prepared in standard A4 page format, double spaced, leaving 2.5 cm indents from both sides. The text should start with an Original Turkish/English heading, followed by an Introduction (Author and Institutional details should be ommitted) in Word format (.doc), and lower page numbering on the right. Experimental and Clinical manuscripts should have Turkish and English summaries, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and References sections. Case reports should include the case details instead of the Material and Methods and Results sections. Summaries (excluding case reports) should have Introduction/Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections. The Summary should not exceed 250 words in original articles and 100 words in case reports.
• The number of key words should be minimum 3 and maximum 6 and comply with the “Index Medicus” “Medical Subjects Headings” (MeSH terimleri) list.
• Manuscripts that have been previously presented as an oral presentation or a poster in a medical meeting should bespecified and listed under the original heading.
• Tables and their descriptions should be numbered and submitted at the end of the manuscript as a seperate page. Abbreviations should be specified in the tables. Figures and graphics similarly should be enumerated.
• Photographs should be suitable for publication (at least 300 dpi) and submitted as a seperate .jpg file in the system. Subtitles for photographs should be sent in a seperate page. Microscopic photographs should specify the dying technique and magnitude in the subtitle section in parenthesis.
• The main manuscript should have the tables, figures, and photographs stated in the next with corresponding numbers. Example: (Table 4), (Photograph 2), (Figure 3).
• References should be arranged according to the Vancouver reference style. The references should be numbered according to the same order that they were cited in the text. Authors names should be listed seperately up till 6. If then the first 3 authors’ names will be listed to follow with the et al. abbreviaition. Reference numbers should be placed as superscript in parenthesis in order of use in the manuscript. Journal title abbreviaitons should be in accordance with the Index Medicus.
According with the Vancouver Reference Style:

Manuscript Reference Format

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD. Manuscript title. Journal abbreviaiton. Publication year; Volume number (number); Page numbers
Petiti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jan;62(1):112-6.

Electronically Submitted Manuscript Reference Format

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD. Manuscript title. IAbreviated internet journal title [Internet]. Publication year, month, Volume number (number); Page numbers. Available from URL (web adress) ve DOI (Digital object identifier)
Kanneganti P, Harris JD, Brophy RH, Carey IL. The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee. Am J Sports Med [Internet]. 2012 Dec;40(12):2872-8. Available from: DOI:10.1177/0363546512458223

Text Book Reference Format

Author AA, Author BB. Name of Text Book. Edition number.Publication location, Publisher, Publication year, Page number.
Carlson BM. Human embryology anddevelopmental biology. 4th ed. St Louis:Mosby; 2009. p.541.

Book Chapter Reference Format

Author AA, Author BB. Chapter name. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, editors. Name of Text Book. Edition number. Publication location, Publisher, Publication year, First and last Page numbers of chapter.
Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London:Academic Press; 1976. p.165-78.


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