Author Guidelines

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Organization of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written in English on A4 paper. It is recommended that manuscripts are typed with 11 point letters using [MS word], 1.5-times spaced with ample margins (generally>2.0 cm) on the top, bottom, left and right sides. All pages of the manuscript from the title page should be numbered.


Review Articles are usually solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. However, unsolicited Reviews will be also considered. Authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief in advance to determine the appropriateness of their Review Articles for publication. Unsolicited Reviews will undergo peer review. An Abstract is required whereas Materials and Methods section and Results section are not required. The length of Review Articles is limited to 5,000-8,000 words with a maximum of 100 references.


Manuscripts should begin with the title page followed by abstract; key words; introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion; references; and tables and/or figures. The results and discussion sections may be written together.

Title Page: The title page should contain the following information: (1) title (less then 100 characters); (2) authors list (first name, middle name, and last name); (3) name of the institutions at which the work was performed (more than one institution can be numerated at the front of the first capital word with superscript 1,2,3, etc); (4) corresponding author’s name, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address; (6) running title (less than 70 characters, including spaces)

Abstract (Non structured abstract): Abstract must be organized and include following contents: (1) Purpose; (2) Materials (animals and patients) and Methods; (3) Results; and (4) Conclusion. A trade name may not be used in the title or abstract. The Abstract length is typically more than 200 and less than 300 words.

Key Words: List 5 and more key words from the list provided in Index Medicus.

Text: The body of the manuscript should be written as concisely as possible.

  • (1) Introduction: This should provide a context or background for the study and state the specific purpose or research objective or hypothesis tested by the study. This may include mention of papers most closely related to the article.
  • (2) Materials and Methods: Explanation of the experimental methods should be concise and sufficient to allow other workers to reproduce the results. This provides the technical information, apparatus (the manufacturer’s name and brief address) and procedures. Give references and brief descriptions for the methods that have been published. Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.
  • (3) Results: This should include a concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures.
  • (4) Discussion: This section includes the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions. The data should be interpreted concisely. Speculation is permitted, but it must be supported by the data presented by the authors.

References: References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, with numbers in a bracket like [1], [1, 2] or [1-3] before any closing punctuation. They should be listed on a separate document under the heading “References” and 1.5-times-spaced. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus style. When a reference is a personal communication, it can not be cited in the text. The examples of reference style are the followings;

  • Journal articles: Miguet L, Zervosen A, Gerards T, Pasha FA, Luxen A, Distèche-Nguyen M, Thomas A. Discovery of new inhibitors of resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae penicillin binding protein (PBP) 2x by structure-based virtual screening. J Med Chem 2009;52:5926-5936.
  • Book: Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leader-ship skills for nurse. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
  • Book chapter: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM (eds.). Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465- 478.

Table and Figures: Acceptable file formats are Power Point Files (PPT, PPTX). Each table and figure including photograph should be drawn on a separate sheet. Tables and figures should be described concisely in English and be self-explanatory. Therefore, explanations for the abbreviations and symbols of statistical significance or units used in tables or figures should be included in the legends. While only the title of tables is located on the table, all the legends to figures are typed below the figures. For footnotes, the following symbols should be used in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ∥, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, etc. Otherwise, insertion of a size bar or indication symbols into the photograph is recommended. Labelling should be of sufficient size to be legible after adjustment to fit the column. The resolution of all submitted images accepted for publication must be at least 300 dpi at publicatiion size. Low-quality (lower than 300 dpi resolution) figures, especially photographs, are not acceptable for publication. Authors will be requested for the replacement of low-quality figures with proper original ones prior to publication. Authors should inform to the publisher for color prints on the galley proof, which are charged to the author. Please don’t draw figures in color to be recommended in black and white.

Abbreviations: Authors should limit the use of abbreviations to an absolute minimum. Abbreviations are not to be used in titles. Abstracts may contain abbreviations for terms mentioned many times in the abstract section, but each term must be identified the first time it is mentioned.

Unit of Measurement: Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperature should be in degrees Celsius. Authors must consult the information for authors for the particular journal and should report laboratory information in both the local and International System of Units (SI). The examples for the SI units are followings : μm, mm, cm, m, μg, mg, g, kg, μL, mL, dL, L, moL, μM, mM, M, ppm, cpm, sec, min, hr, S.D., S.E., s.c., i.c., i.m., i.v., i.p., p.o., etc.


The Short Communication should consist of ten or fewer manuscript pages, including Abstract, Key Words, Text, References, Figures and Table Legends. No subdivisions such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion are required. The Case Report should consist of an Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion and References. It is not necessary to have a full structured abstract for short communications or case reports. The Abstract length is more than 200 and less than 300 words. List 5 and more key words from the list provided in Index Medicus.



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