Turkish Archives of Pediatrics is the official scientific publication of Turkish Pediatrics Association. In the archives research articles, interesting cases and invited reviews in the field of children’s health and diseases are published. The language of the journal is Turkish. Articles in English from Turkey are not accepted. However, since March 2011 the journal is simultaneously published on-line in English. In order for a manuscript to be accepted in this journal, articles should not have been published previously or been submitted for publication. The format of the articles should comply with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (http://www.icmje.org). The submitted manuscripts will be addressed by at least two referees assigned by the Editorial Board according to double-blind, independent, and detached peer-review principles. The final decision is made by the Journal’s Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is authorized to publish to not publish articles not approved by the Referee Board, to send submissions back to the author for rewriting, to edit the format, and to correct or shorten the manuscripts.
Researches should consist of a maximum number of 3000 words; whereas reviews should not exceed 4000 words and case presentation 1600 words.
The manuscripts should be sent along with a cover letter signed by all the authors. The authors bear all scientific and legal responsibility for the article. All authors must approve the publication by a collective signature indicating their scientific contribution and responsibilities as well as absence of conflict of interest. Institutions, organizations, and companies of pharmaceuticals and materials contributing by money or allowances in money or in kind, even only partial, should be given as a footnote.
Upon acceptance of the article, copyrights of the manuscript are implicitly transferred to the Journal.
For the experimental, clinical and drug studies having the obligation of being approved by ethical committee and being sent in order to be published in Turkish Archives of Pediatrics, ethical committee approval report being in accordance with the international agreements with Helsinki Declaration revised 2008 is required (www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm). In experimental animal studies, the authors should indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with animal rights (Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals. www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) and they should obtain animal ethics committee approval. The approval of the ethical committee and the fact that the “informed consent” is given by the patients should be indicated in the “Material and Method” section. Authors should declare the conflict of interest concerning their articles and the financial supports.
Rules for Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typed in double-lined spacing on an A4 paper on only one side of the paper with approximately 3 cm margins on both sides.
Manuscripts should be numbered on lower right corner starting from the title page.
Manuscripts should be arranged as follows:
A) For research articles: 1) Title page, 2) Turkish abstract, 3) English abstracts, 4)Introduction (at most half a page long), 5) Case report, 6) Discussion, 7) References, 8) Tables, 9) Illustrations and pictures
B) For case reports: 1) Title page, 2) Turkish abstract, 3) English abstract, 4) Introduction, 5) Case report, 6) Discussion, 7) References, 8) Tables, 9) Illustrations and pictures
The title of the manuscript should be written in Turkish and English, with only the initial letter in capital. Names, scientific titles, affiliations of the authors and the institution in which the research has been conducted should be indicated. Mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, as well as the e-mail addresses of the corresponding author should be given. In addition to these, the short title of the manuscript should be presented both in Turkish and in English to be used on the Journal’s cover page.
An abstract with minimum 200, maximum 250 words for research and review articles, with minimum 100, maximum 150 words for case reports, should follow the title page on a separate page. For research articles, the abstract should contain subtitles for aim, material and method, findings and conclusions. Besides the methods used, material and method section should contain the number of patients, the statistical methods, the ethic committee permission and its number. The English abstract should follow the Turkish abstract in the same order. Directly below the abstracts, 3-10 keywords chosen from “Medical Subject Headings” (MeSH) should be given in Turkish and English (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html).
Illustrations and Pictures
Pictures and illustrations should be sent as separate folders. The legends of the illustrations should be written in a separate file, including the figure number and the figure number should be indicated in the manuscript. Magnification ratio and staining technique should be indicated for microscopic pictures. Resolution of pictures, figures, graphics, and tables should be at least 300 dpi.
The author must obtain permission from the copyright holders for pictures, figures, graphics, and tables from other sources and imply this within the text.
Proprietary names or brands of drugs or devices cannot be used within the text.
Tables must be typed double-spaced and should not be divided by vertical or horizontal lines. All tables should be numbered (i.e. Tablo 1) and the title should appear at the top. The table numbers should also appear in the text.
References should be numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. The titles of the journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. If there are more than 6 authors, the names of the first 3 authors should be listed and “ve ark” should be added for Turkish references and “et al” should be added for foreign references.
Example: Pizzo PA, Rubin M, Freifeld A, Walsh TJ, Child with cancer and infection. 2. Nonbacterial infections, J. Pediatr1991; 119: 845-57.
If an author’s name is used within the text, the reference number should be indicated right after the name.
Example: In their research, Arisoy et all (reference number)… If the author is not stated the reference should be as follows. Example Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas (editorial), BMJ 1981; 283: 628,
If the reference is a book, it should be stated as follows.
Example: Krugman S, Latz SE, Gershon A, Wilfert CM. Infections disease of children. 8th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 1985: 15-25.
If the reference is a chapter in a book it should be as follows.
Example: Giddings SS. Innocent murmurs. In: Stocman 3 JA ed (s). Difficult diagnosis in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1990: 91-8.
Abbreviations should not be used in the title or abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.
You can reach our journal via the internet address dergi.turkpediatri.org.tr
Submission of the Paper to the Journal
Before submitting to the journal, a final check of compliance with the writing rules must be made. Papers should be sent online via the webpage: www.dergi.turkpediatri.org.tr. Papers sent by e-mail, mail or facsimile or any means other than the online system will not be accepted.
Editor: Prof. Dr. Nil Arısoy
İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı Cerrahpaşa-İstanbul-Turkey
Phone: +90 212 632 86 33
Fax: +90 212 632 86 33
Web Page: www.turkpediatriarsivi.com
Control List for Authors
1) Submission letter signed by all authors should be sent with in 3 days’ period to the fax number preseved above.
2) Title page (Turkish and English title, short title full names of authors, academic degrees, institutions of authors and name of institutions where the study was made, mail address, telephone, fax and e-mail address of corresponding author).
3) Turkish and English abstract (including keywords)
5) Material and methods
9) Tables (separete file)
10) Illustrations and photographs (separete file)
11) In order for the manuscript to be evaluated unbiased, the names and affiliations of the authors shouldn’t be included in the “word” file sent during online submission.