Instructions to Authours

The ‘Turkish Journal of Osteoporosis’ is an official journal of the Turkish Society of  Osteoporosis. An additional supplement is also published on the occasion of the National Osteoporosis Congress.

The Journal publishes papers on all aspects of osteoporosis, metabolic bone diseases and its rehabilitation. In addition to original articles, review articles, original case reports, letters to the editor, scientific letters, educational articles, abstracts from new literature and announcements of future congresses and meetings are also published.

The scientific board guiding the selection of the papers to be published in the journal is consisted of the elected experts of the journal and from national and international authorities.

Turkish Language Institution dictionary and orthography guide should be taken as basis for literary language. Papers written in English language are particularly supported and encouraged.

Turkish Journal of Osteoporosis do not charge any article submission or processing charges.

Manuscript format should be in accordance with Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals available at http://www.icmje.org/.

Ethical committee approval may be requested by the editors for publication of clinical research studies. Authors should indicate in the manuscript that the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, revised 2013 and that the informed consent of patients was taken. 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 obtain approval of the ethics committee.

Authors are responsible for the contents of the manuscript and accuracy of the references.     

The authors have to certify that their manuscript has not been published and/ or is under consideration for publication in any other periodical. Only those data presented at scientific meetings in form of abstracts could be accepted for consideration if notification of the scientific conference is made. The signed statement on absence of conflict of interests,  scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors is required.

All manuscripts are reviewed by editor, related associate editor and at least three experts/referees. The authors of the accepted manuscript for publication have to accept  that the editor and the associate editors are authorized to make corrections without changing the main text of the paper.

General Guidelines

Manuscripts can only be submitted electronically through the web site www.journalagent.com/osteoporoz after creating an account. This system allows online submission and review.

The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number of the correspondence author should be provided while sending the manuscript. A free registration can create at http://orcid.org.

The manuscripts are archived according to ICMJE- www.icmje.org,  Index Medicus (Medline/ PubMed) and Ulakbim- Turkish Medicine Index Rules.  Rejected manuscripts, except artwork are not returned.

Manuscript should not exceed 5000 words. All pages of manuscript should be numbered at right top corner except the title page. In order to be comprehensible, papers should include a sufficient number of tables and figures.

The style for title page, references, figures and tables should be unique for all kind of articles published in this journal.  

Original Articles

1) Title Page (Page 1)
This page should include the Turkish and English titles of the manuscript, affiliation of author(s), key words and running titles.
The English title should take place in the title page. Likely, Turkish title should be mentioned for articles in foreign language. Turkish and English key words and running titles should also be included in the title page.
The names and full postal addresses of authors and the corresponding author should be indicated separately. Especially as e-mail addresses will be used for communication, e-mail address of the corresponding author should be stated. In addition, telephone and fax numbers must be notified.
If the content of the paper has been presented before, the date and place of the conference should be denoted.    
If there are any grants and other financial supports by any institutions or firms for the study, information must be provided by the authors.

2) Summary (Page 2)
In the second page, Turkish and English summaries of the manuscript (maximum 200 words for each), and the key words should take place.
The summary consists of the following sections separately: Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion. Separate sections are not used in the summaries for the review articles, case reports and educational articles. For these articles, the summaries should not exceed 200 words and briefly present the scope and aims of the study, describe the salient findings and give the conclusions.
The references should not be cited in the summary section. As far as possible, use of abbreviations are to be avoided. If any abbreviations are used, they must be taken into consideration independently of the abbreviations used in the text.

3) Text (According to the length of the summaries Page 3 or 4 and etc.)
Please follow the instructions in “general guidelines.”
The typical main headings of the text are as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion.
The introduction part should include the rationale for investigation and the background of the present study. Results of the present study should not be discussed in this part.
Materials and methods section should be presented in sufficient detail to permit the repetition of the work. The statistical tests used should be stated.
Results should also be given in detail to allow the reproduction of the study.  
Discussion section should provide a thorough interpretation of the results. It is recommended that citations should be restricted to those which relate to the findings of the authors.
Acknowledgements should be as brief as possible. Any grant that requires acknowledgement should be mentioned.
Study Limitations should be detailed. In addition, an evaluation of the implications of the obtained findings/results for future research should be outlined.
Conclusion of the study should be highlighted.
The excessive use of abbreviations is to be avoided. All abbreviations should be defined when first used by placing them in brackets after the full term. Abbreviations made in the abstract and text are separately taken into consideration. Abbreviations of the full terms that are made in the abstract must be re-abbreviated after the same full term in the text.

4) References
Accuracy of reference data is the author’s responsibility.
References should be numbered according to the consecutive citation in the text. References should be indicated by parenthesis in the text.
The reference list should be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript and if there are more than 6 authors, the rest should be written as ‘et al’. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus. All the references should be written according to the Vancouver system as follows:    
a) Standard journal article:
Intiso D, Santilli V, Grasso MG, Rossi R, Caruso I. Rehabilitation of walking with electromyographic biofeedback in foot-drop after stroke. Stroke 1994;25(6):1189-92.
b) Book:
Getzen TE. Health economics: fundamentals of funds. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1997.
c) Chapter of a book:
Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk, CN: Appleton and Lange; 1995. p. 361-80.
If more than one editor: editors.
d) Conference Papers:
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.
e) Journal on the Internet:
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 1(1):[24 screens]. Available from:URL:http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm. Accessed December 25, 1999.
f) Thesis
Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization (thesis). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ; 1995.

5) Tables, graphics, figures, and pictures
All tables, graphics or figures should be presented on a separate sheet. All should be numbered consecutively and a brief descriptive caption should be given. Used abbreviations should be explained further in the figure’s legend. Especially, the text of tables should be easily understandable and should not repeat the data of the main text. Illustrations that already published are only acceptable if supplied by permission of authors for publication. Photographs should be printed on glossy paper.

Special Contributions

1) Reviews:
The reviews within the scope of the journal will be taken into consideration by the editors; also the editors may solicit a review related to the scope of the journal from any authorized person in the field.
2) Case reports:
Case reports should present important and unique clinical experience or have educational value. It has to consists of the following parts: Introduction, case, discussion.
3) Letters to the editor:
Views about articles published in this journal. The editor invites responses to letters as appropriate. Letters may be shortened or edited. There are no separate sections in the text.
4) Scientific letters:
These are preliminary reports presenting new ideas, inventions or findings of scientific interest that do not constitute original research. They aim to determine possible interest to future articles related to this topic. There are no separate sections in the text.
5) Educational articles:
In this category, authors summarize the present state of knowledge regarding physical medicine, rheumatology and rehabilitation.

Correspondence

For correspondence with the editorial board, mail or E-mail addresses given below should be used.

Address:    
Turkish Osteoporosis Society
Ataköy 4. Kısım O/121 Blokları Kat: 3 Daire: 6 Bakırköy-İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 560 40 69 / +90 232 412 39 51 Fax: +90 212 560 40 79
E-mail: yesim.kirazli@ege.edu.tr

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