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GENERAL INFORMATION
Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center welcomes original articles, case reports, editorials, and letters to the editor and review articles on basic and clinical medical sciences. The official language of the journal are English. All manuscripts which will be published in the journal must be in accordance with research and publication ethics.
Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they have not been published in whole or part elsewhere, that they are not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication. Manuscripts are also checked by IThenticate system to ensure content originality.  Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and authors. All articles are subject to revie by the editors and referees. Acceptance for publication is based on significance, and originality of the material submitted. If the article is accepted for publication, it may be subject to editorial revisions to aid clarity and understanding without changing the data presented.  All authors should contribute to the submitted article directly either academically or scientifically. Presentations at congresses or symposia are accepted only if they are not published in whole in congress or symposium booklets or proceedings. Authors are expected to acknowledge the event at which they presented their work as a footnote.
In publication or citation search, the name similarities of the authors, typographical errors and institutional changes can cause confusion. To prevent this, researchers need to obtain a descriptive ID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a researcher-specific international URI with a 16-digit number. You can register for free for individual ORCID at http://orcid.org. Please indicate the ORCID number of all authors when submitting your article.
Manuscript submission: All manuscripts should be submitted through the online system of the journal at www.totmdergisi.org or www.jtomc.org. Articles submitted in other formats will not be considered.
Copyright statement: The journal owns the copyright of all published articles. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material herein are those of the authors. Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscript. All manuscripts published must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Form” that is available on the journal web site.
CATEGORIES of MANUSCRIPTS
Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center publishes the following types of articles:
1. Original Articles: Original prospective or retrospective studies of basic or clinical researches in areas relevant to medicine.
Abstract of an Original Article: 200-250 words, the structured abstract should contain the following sections: objective, material and methods, results, conclusion.
Structure of an Original Article: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References sections must be included.
2. Review Articles: The authors may be invited to write or should be experts in the proposed subject of review article. 
Abstract of a Review Article: 200-250 words, without structural divisions.
Structure of a Review Article: Titles or related topics and references.
3. Case Reports: Brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease process, a unique unreported manifestation or treatment of a known disease process, or unique unreported complications of treatment regimens. Case reports should include an adequate number of images and figures. Case reports should be accompanied by “Informed Consent” whether the identity of the patients is disclosed or not. The “Informed Consent Form” is available at www.inonutipdergisi.com  
Abstract of Case Reports: 100-150 words, without structural divisions.
Structure of Case Reports: Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References.
4. Editorial:Special articles are written by editor or editorial board members. Abstract is not required for editorials.
5 Letter to the Editor: These are letters which include different views, details, experiments and questions of the readers about the manuscript that were published in this journal in the recent year.The answer to the letter is given by the editor or the corresponding author of the manuscript and is published in the journal.
Structure of Letter to the Editor: There is no subtitle in letter to the editor. The number of word and references should not exceed 1000 and 10 respectively. Submitted letters should include a note indicating title, name of authors, page number and year of manuscript that written about it and also it must be listed in reference list. 
REVISIONS
Authors must indicate the changes on the main text while resubmitting revised files, and also answers to each reviewer suggestions separately must be included in the letter. Page and line number of corrections must be included as well. Revised form of manuscripts must be sent to journal within 30 days, otherwise revision option may be canceled. Warning letter will be sent and then after 15 days, manuscript will be rejected. If authors need extension of time for revisions anyhow, the journal must be informed before the deadline of revision.
PUBLICATION
When a manuscript is accepted, then checked for structure, grammar, typing errors and punctuation marks. If there is any mistake, send back to authors for corrections within three days. Before publication proof of accepted manuscript is sent to authors and their final approval requested within three days. After approval, manuscript is sent to publication.
PREPARING the MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with margins of 3 cm. Articles should be set out as follows: cover letter, title page, abstract and key words, main text, acknowledgment, references, tables and illustrations. Table and illustration pages should also include the heading or legend, and be numbered below or above the page.
Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined in parenthesis where the full word is mentioned. For commonly accepted abbreviations and usages, please refer to “Scientific Style and Format” (The CBE for Manual for Authors Editors and Publishers, 6th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994). Abbreviations should not be used in Abstract sections.
Keywords: Should be at least three keywords. The words should be separated by a semicolon (;). Key words should be in line with “Medical Subject Headings” (MESH) (please see www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh).
Acknowledgements: Conflicts of interest, financial support information, grants and all other editorial and/or technical assistance should be presented at the end of the text.     
References: References in the text should be numbered in parenthesis and listed serially according to the order of appearance on a separate page, double-spaced, at the end of the paper in numerical order. All authors should be listed if six or fewer, otherwise list the first six and add the et al. References should be limited to 10 for letter to the editor, 25 for case reports, 40 for clinical/experimental reports and review articles. Journal abbreviations should conform to the style used in the Cumulated Index Medicus (please see www.icmje.org). Journal articles, books, web pages, conference presentations, newspapers, audio-visual sources like CDs and DVDs, articles pending for publication, theses and dissertations can be used as references. 
Reference Format for Journal Articles: Authors’ initials, names and surnames, article titles, journal titles, date, volume,number and pagination must be indicated. E.g.: 
Short FL, Blower TR, Salmond GPC. A promiscuous antitoxin of bacteriophage T4 ensures successful viral replication. MolMicrobiol 2012;83(4):665-8.  
Reference Format for Books: Initial’s of author’s names and surnames, chapter title, editor’s name, book title, city, publisher, date and pages must be indicated.
Edited Collection (English): Underwood LE, Van Wyk JJ. Normal andaberrantgrowth. In: Wilson JD, Foster DW, eds. Williams’ Textbook of Endocrinology. 1st editon. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1992. p. 1079-138. 
UneditedBook (English): DiMaio WJ, DiMaio D. Time of death. In: ForensicPathology. 2nd edition. CRC Press, London, 2001; 21-42.
EditedBook (Turkish): A. Acil Hava Yolu Kontrolü ve EndotrakealEntübasyon. Şahinoğlu AH, editör. Yoğun Bakım Sorunları ve Tedavileri. 2. Baskı. Ankara: Türkiye Klinikleri; 2003. p.145-210.
UneditedBook (Turkish): Polat O. Aydınlatılmış onam. İçinde: Tıbbi Uygulama Hataları. 1.baskı. Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2005; 91-112.
Internet References: Beware: Toy Noisemay be tooloudforkids. http://hearingaiddocs. wordpress.com/tag/loud-toysaccessdate  22.04.2013
Presentations: Brandes U, Wagner D. A Bayesianparadigmfordynamicgraphlayout. 11th International Symposium on GraphDrawing, 12-15 November 2003. New York, USA, 236-47.
Newspaperreferences: Susan S. How topreventbreastcancer. Australian 23 October 2003.
Referencestoaudio-visualmaterials: The Oxford English Dictionary [CD-ROM]. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UniversityPress; 1992.
Referencestoarticlespendingforpublication: Kaya A, Aktas EO. Perceptiondifferencesbetween in violenceagainstchild. Med-Science. Acceptedarticle: October 25, 2013. Published Online: Nov 19, 2013.
Referencestothesesanddissertations: Karakoc Y. Biologicaleffect of directelectricalcurrent in essential (idiopathic) hyperhidrosis. Ph.D. dissertation, IstanbulUniversity, Istanbul, 1996.
Figures, Pictures, Tables and Graphics: All figures, pictures, tables and graphics should be cited at the end of the relevant sentence. Explanations about figures, pictures, tables and graphics must be placed at the end of the article. Figures, pictures/photographs must be submitted to the system as separate .jpg or .gif files (approximately 500×400 pixels, 8 cm in width and scanned in 300 resolution. Tables must be prepared by on Microsoft Office word files by using ‘insert table’ order and it must be in easily readable format. All abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of each figure, picture, table and graphic. For figures, pictures, tables and graphics, relevant permissions need to be provided and indicated during submission. Pictures and photographs must be in color, clear and with appropriate contrast showing details adequately.
For Correspondence:
Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center Editorial Office,
Inonu University Faculty of Medicine
Malatya, 44069, TURKEY
Phone: 90 422 341 06 60 (1224),
Fax: 90 422 341 0728 or 90 422 341 0036
E-mail: dergi@inonu.edu.tr-totmdergisi@gmail.com

Article Type

Word limit

Summary word limit

Resource limit

Table limit

Picture limit

Original Article

3500

200-250

40

6

5

Review Article

4000

200-250

40

6

5

Case Report

2500

100-150

25

2

5

Letter To The Editor

1000

yok

10

2

2

 
 
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