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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript as online submission after registration to the Cumhuriyet Medical Journal. Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted. There is no page limit. If there is a problem while uploading the files of manuscript, please try to reduce their file size, especially manuscripts including embedded figures. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the online submission systme is not possible, the author can contact for support.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an associate editor and-if not rejected right away-by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. The submitting author may be asked during the submission process to provide the names of up to 6 proposed reviewers accompanied with their email addresses.

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included

Paper title

Full author names

Full institutional mailing addresses

Corresponding address

Email address


The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should be 250-300 words.


Keywords of the scientific articles should be selected from the web address of


This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Materials and Methods

This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if required.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.

Case Reports

Case reports should be organized as summary, introduction, case(s), discussion, references.

Conflicts of interest

Sample sentence if there is no conflict of interest: The authors stated that did not have conflict of interests.


Sample sentences for acknowledgements: The work was supported by grants from CUBAP (T-11111). We would like to acknowledge Prof. Mehmet Sözer, MD, for his precious technical and editorial assistance. We would like to thank Ahmet Yıldız for revision of the English. We would like to thank Emine Yeter, for invaluable help with statistical methods and analysis, the subjects that participated in the study, the staff at the maternity health care clinic.


Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., "as discussed by Smith [9]"; "as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]"). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. All author names should be written without "et al." abbreviation.

Sample references:

Nicopoullos JD, Ramsay JW, Gilling-Smith C, Almeida PA. Frozen embryos generated from surgically retrieved sperm from azoospermic men: are they clinically viable? J Assist Reprod Genet 2004; 21: 401-7.

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results. Cancer of the Corpus and Uterus, NOS. Available at: Retrieved March 2, 2008. (Sample reference of website)

Isaacson KB. Endometrial ablation. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2008. (Sample reference of Uptodate topics)

Speroff L, Fritz MA. Anovulation and The Polycystic Ovary. In. Speroff L, Fritz MA (Eds). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005: chap 12. (Sample reference of online book chapters found in websites).

Mazur MT, Kurman RJ. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. In: Mazur MT, Kurman RJ (Eds). Diagnosis of endometrial biopsies and curettings. A practical approach. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2005; pp 100-120. (Sample reference of printed book chapters)

Preparation of Figures

Each figure can be integrated in the paper body or separately uploaded and should be cited in a consecutive order. Figure widths can be 4-6 inch as 300 dpi. The labels of the figures should be clear and informative.

Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Tables should be simple with simple borders and text written as left text.


Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.


Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Disclosure Policy

A competing interest exists when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. We require that our authors reveal all possible conflicts of interest in their submitted manuscripts.

Ethical Guidelines

New methods and ethically relevant aspects must be described in detail, bearing in mind the following:

Human Experiments. All work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Papers describing experimental work on human subjects who carry a risk of harm must include:

A statement that the experiment was conducted with the understanding and the consent of the human subject.

A statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments.

Animal Experiments. Papers describing experiments on living animals should provide:

A full description of any anaesthetic and surgical procedure used.

Evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment. Papers describing experiments on isolated tissues must indicate precisely how the donor tissues were obtained.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. I/we examined the published articles of CMJ before submit your manuscript for layout of our journal.

  8. I/We examined and approved the Competing Interests Policy of the Cumhuriyet Medical Journal (CMJ).

    What Is a Competing Interest?

    A competing interest for a scholarly journal is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, review, or publication of research findings, or of articles that comment on or review research findings. Competing interests can be financial, professional, or personal; hidden or declared; actual or perceived.

    Competing interests can be held by authors, their employer (whether academic institution, commercial company, or other), sponsors of the work, reviewers, and editors. They can arise in a relationship with an organization or another person.

    The CMJ Policy

    The CMJ is committed to making all scientific and medical research freely accessible; it is equally important to ensure that the research is as free from bias as possible, and is seen to be so.

    The editors of CMJ may decide not to publish papers, either original research articles or any others, when we believe the competing interests are such that they may have compromised the work or the analyses or interpretations presented in the paper.


    Authors must declare to the editors of the CMJ all competing interests with people or organizations that might reasonably be perceived as relevant and that arose within five years of the commencement of the work described or, if not original research, of the article being written. The editors will make the final decision, if necessary after discussion with peer reviewers, about whether any declared competing interests are likely to have substantially compromised the work. No decision on papers submitted to the CMJ will be made until the competing interests of all authors are declared. We will publish all relevant positive and negative statements of competing interests.

    Examples of competing interests include, but are not limited to:

    • Financial
    • o Stock ownership
    • o Paid employment
    • o Board membership
    • o Patent applications (pending or actual)
    • o Research grants (from whatever source)
    • o Travel grants and honoraria for speaking or participation at meetings
    • o Gifts
    • Personal
    • o Membership of lobbying organizations
    • o Relationship with editors, or the editorial board of a PLoS journal, or with possible reviewers of the paper
    • Professional
    • o Acting as an expert witness
    • o Membership of a government advisory board
    • o Relationship with organizations and funding bodies

    If authors know that organizations or institutions that have provided support for the work or for authors' salaries have received any grants from other institutions or companies that have been involved or have an interest in the work described, such information should be declared. Institutions should also declare any relevant patents, both pending and actual. The role of all funding sources in the work should be described, including whether they were involved in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.


    Reviewers should consider whether any of the above applies to them and declare any such competing interests. If they feel they cannot review a paper because of such a competing interest, they should tell us. They should also declare any association with the authors of a paper.


    Both professional and academic editors should consider whether any of the above competing interests are relevant to them and the manuscript under consideration. If so, they should decline to handle the paper.


Copyright Notice

Proposed Creative Commons Copyright Notices

Proposed Policy for Journals That Offer Immediate Open Access

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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ISSN: 1305-0028