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GENERAL INFORMATION

Annals of Medical Research (Ann Med Res) is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal committed to promoting the highest standards of scientific exchange and education. The journal is the official publication of İnönü University School of Medicine and published triannually in February, It is published monthly.

Annals of Medical Research 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.  Manuscripts must be written in English and must meet the requirements of the journal. All manuscripts which will be published in the journal must be in accordance with research and publication ethics.

The target audience of the journal includes researchers, physicians and healthcare professionals who are interested or working in in all medical disciplines.

No fee is charged for submission, publishing, colored figures or open access. Publication in this journal is free of charge. All the costs are covered by the Annals of Medical Research

Manuscript submission: All manuscripts should be submitted through the online system of the journal at www.annalsmedres.org Articles submitted in other formats will not be considered.

EDITORIAL AND PUBLICATION PROCESS

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).

Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Manuscripts submitted to Annals of Medical Research will go through a triple-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

ETHICAL PROCEDURES

An approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, www.wma.net) is required for experimental, clinical, and drug studies and for some case reports. If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors. For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript. It is the authors’ responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity.

For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, signed releases of the patient or of their legal representative should be enclosed.

PLAGIARISM
Annals of Medical Research is extremely sensitive about plagiarism. All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate by CrossCheck) at any point during the peer-review and/or production process. Even if you are the author of the phrases or sentences, the text should not have unacceptable similarity with the previously published data.

When you are discussing others' (or your own) previous work, please make sure that you cite the material correctly in every instance.

In the event of alleged or suspected research misconduct, e.g., plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, the Editorial Board will follow and act following COPE guidelines.

AUTHORSHIP

Each individual listed as an author should fulfill the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

(ICMJE - www.icmje.org). The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he/she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged in the title page of the manuscript.

Annals of Medical Research requires corresponding authors to submit a signed and scanned version of the authorship contribution form (available for download through www.eurjrheumatol.org during the initial submission process in order to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship. If the editorial board suspects a case of “gift authorship,” the submission will be rejected without further review. As part of the submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author should also send a short statement declaring that he/she accepts to undertake all the responsibility for authorship during the submission and review stages of the manuscript.

ORCID

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.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Annals of Medical Research requires and encourages the authors and the individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interests, including financial, consultant, and institutional, that might lead to potential bias or a conflict of interest. Any financial grants or other support received for a submitted study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board. To disclose a potential conflict of interest, the ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted by all contributing authors. Cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers are resolved by the journal’s Editorial Board within the scope of COPE and ICMJE guidelines.

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Annals of Medical Research requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright License Agreement (available for download http://www.annalmedres.org). When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s). By signing the Copyright License Agreement, authors agree that the article, if accepted for publication by the Annals of Medical Research, will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC).

DISCLAIMER

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Annals of Medical Research reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2019 - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf). Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observational original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behaviour.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at https://www.annalsmedres.org  Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be evaluated.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.

Acknowledgements

Financial support, technical and other assistance of importance for the study may be acknowledged before references.

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.

Proofs and PUBLICATION DOI Number

Accepted manuscripts are copyedited for grammar, punctuation, and format. Following the copyediting process, the authors will be asked to review and approve the changes made during the process. Authors will be contacted for a second time after the layout process and will be asked to review and approve the PDF proof of their article for publication. Once the production process of a manuscript is completed it is published online on the journal’s webpage as an ahead-of-print publication before it is included in its scheduled issue.

CATEGORIES of MANUSCRIPTS

Annals of Medical Research 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: 150-300 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.

  1. 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: 150-300 words, without structural divisions.

Structure of a Review Article: Titles or related topics and references.

  1. 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 should beStructure of Case Reports: Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References. 

  1. 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. 

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 (;).The keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings database (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

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.: 

Koseoglu C, Erdogan M, Ertem AG, et al. Aortic elastic properties and myocardial performancein dexareimpaired in patients with lichen planus. Med Princ Pract 2016;25:247-53.

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: Underwood LE, Van Wyk JJ. Normal and aberrant growth. In: Wilson JD, Foster DW, eds. Williams’ Text book of Endocrinology. 1st editon. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1992. p. 1079-138. 

Unedited Book: DiMaio WJ, DiMaio D. Time of death. In: Forensic Pathology. 2nd edition. CRC Press, London, 2001; 21-42.

Presentations: Brandes U, Wagner D. A Bayesian paradigm for dynamic graph layout. 11th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 12-15 November 2003. New York, USA, 236-47.

Newspaper references: Susan S. How toprevent breast cancer. Australian 23 October 2003.

Internet References: Beware: Toy Noise may be too loud for kids. http://hearingaiddocs. wordpress.com/tag/loud-toys access date 22.04.2013

References to audio-visualmaterials: The Oxford English Dictionary [CD-ROM]. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 1992.

References to article spending for publication: Kaya A, Aktas EO. Perception differences between in violence against child. Med-Science. Accepted article: October 25, 2013. Published Online: Nov 19, 2013.

References to the sesand dissertations: Karakoc Y. Biological effect of direct electrical current in essential (idiopathic) hyperhidrosis. Ph.D. dissertation, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 1996.

Congress presentations: Brandes U, Wagner D. A Bayesian paradigm for dynamic graph layout. 11th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 12-15 November 2003. New York, USA, 236-47.

Accepted articles: Kaya A, Aktas EO. Perception differences between in violence against child. Med-Science. Published Online: Nov 19, 2013.

For thesis: Karakoc Y. Biological effect of direct electrical current in essential (idiopathic) hyperhidrosis. Ph.D. thesis, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 1996.

In case of use of a previously published table, figure or illustration, reference of the material must be cited in reference list.

Figures, Pictures and Tables:

Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in TIFF or JPEG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. Images should not be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure subunits. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm). Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document. All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be provided in parentheses following the definition.

Tables should be included in the main document, presented after the reference list, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title must be placed above the tables. Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text). Tables should be created using the “insert table” command of the word processing software and they should be arranged clearly to provide easy reading. Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.

Article Type Summary Word Limit Resource Limit Table Limit Picture Limit
Original Article 150-300 40 8 5
Review Article 150-300 40 6 5
Case Report 100-150 15 2 5
Letter To The Editor No 10 2 2

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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