Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine || Instructions to Authors
Instructions to Authors
The Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine, as a double-blind peer reviewed journal published by the Emergency Medicine Physicians Association of Turkey, publishes original articles on clinical, experimental and basic sciences in the Emergency Medicine field, review articles covering basic and up-to-date subjects, case reports, short editorial manuscripts and manuscripts covering medicine history and publication and research ethics. The journal only accepts manuscripts submitted through the
www.akademikaciltip.com internet address and manuscripts submitted through any other channels will be rejected.
Citation potential, originality and high scientific quality are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. .
Statements or opinions expressed in the published manuscripts reflect the views of the author(s); the editors, editorial board, publisher and Emergency Medicine Physicians Association disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. .
Articles submitted to the journal will only be reviewed if they have not been previously published in any electronic or printed media except abstracts, presentations, reviews and as part of a dissertation. The Editorial Office should be informed during submission if a submitted manuscript has previously been submitted for consideration to another journal and rejected, and if so submission of previous reviewer reports is mandatory. This practice will help to speed up the decision making process on a manuscript. If a submitted manuscript had previously been presented at any meeting, the name, date and city in which the meeting was held should be stated. .
The author(s) should transfer all their rights to their submitted manuscript within the scope of local and international laws to the Emergency Medicine Physicians Association upon acceptance for publication. For this purpose, the
Copyright Transfer Form should be signed by all authors and the original copy of the form should be posted to the editorial office of the journal. The author(s) accept that they will not publish the manuscript in the same language or in any other language in another media and will not authorize a third party to do so. .
Any form of content used within the manuscript is the author(s) responsibility. Financial and legal responsibilities of any possible local or international copyright issues regarding the use of tables, figures and other images belong to the author(s). The author will be responsible for any losses that the journal may incur as a result of these issues. .
Rejected manuscripts will not be returned except for artistic pictures. .
Presentation of manuscripts should be in accordance with international guidelines.
CONSORT guidelines for randomized studies,
STROBE guidelines for observational studies,
for diagnostic studies,
PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analysis,
ARRIVE for animal experimental studies and
TREND for non-randomized behavioral and public health intervention studies should be taken into considerations. .
The Editorial Office inspects all submitted manuscripts concerning plagiarism and duplication. If a case of plagiarism or duplication is detected, sanctions will be imposed within the scope of the
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. .
The authors should acknowledge and provide information on grants or other financial support received for the study provided by any foundations and institutions or firms. .
An Ethics Committee Report, prepared in accordance with Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Helsinki Declaration prepared by the
World Medical Association (WMA), is required for experimental, clinical and drug studies and some case reports. The Editorial Office may request the report of the ethics committee or an equivalent official document from the authors if found necessary. Manuscripts reporting results of experimental studies practiced on volunteers and patients should include a patient and volunteer consent statement after explaining the procedure(s) thoroughly. For animal experimental studies, measures taken to reduce pain and discomfort should be clearly stated. .
Manuscripts submitted for publication should be written in English or Turkish. Manuscripts submitted in other languages will be rejected. .
Editors inspect whether a submitted manuscript is prepared in accordance with the journals manuscript preparation guidelines before assigning the manuscript to reviewers. Manuscripts which are not written in accordance with the journals manuscript preparation guidelines will not be evaluated. Twenty-one days are allocated for reviewer evaluations of each article and if any corrections are required, 28 days are allocated for the author to implement the requested corrections. .
All manuscripts will pass through a pre-evaluation process by the Editors and Associate Editors in the first stage of submission. Subsequently, manuscripts are assigned to at least two reviewers for evaluation. Reviewers are selected among external and independent experts who also have publications in international literature in the same field. Research articles, systematic review articles and meta-analysis manuscripts will be checked by the statistical editor in addition to the assigned reviewers. All manuscripts are also checked for Turkish and English grammar and manuscript preparation guidelines. .
Any retraction requests of manuscripts close to the final decision, without reasonable explanation will be rejected. All authors of a manuscript accepted for publication should consent that editors could make corrections without changing the basic meaning of the text of the written manuscript.
Manuscript files should be prepared using the Microsoft Word programme. The Online Manuscript Submission and Evaluation System will guide authors openly at any stage and provide a rapid and sound submission process. Manuscript files should be structured regarding their type as stated below. .
Research articles: The manuscript title should be stated first. A structured abstract of the article including Aim, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion sub-headings should be given below the title. Maximum total word count of the abstracts should be 200. At least 3, at most 6 keywords concordant with MeSH vocabulary terms prepared by the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) should be included in each research article. Title, abstract and keywords should be written in both Turkish and English languages (Turkish is not mandatory for authors submitting from outside Turkey). The main text should include Introduction, Materials and Methods (with sub-headings), Results, Discussion, Study Limitations, Conclusion, References, Tables-Figures-Images sections and it should not exceed 5000 words. A maximum of 50 references is sufficient regarding acceptability.
Statistical analysis should be performed in accordance with guidelines on reporting statistics in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983: 7; 1489-93). The software used for statistical analysis should be described. When parametric tests are used for comparison of continuous variables they should be presented as Mean±Standard Deviation, while for non-parametric tests data should be presented as Median and range (Minimum- Maximum) or Median and interquartile range (25th and 75th percentiles). Whenever complex analyses are used the relative risk (RR, relative risk) odds or (OR, odds ratio) and hazard ratios values (HR, hazard ratio) should be supported by providing confidence intervals and p values. .
Review articles: Manuscripts prepared by experts who have extensive knowledge in the field and whose knowledge has been projected to the literature as publications and citations will be evaluated. Review articles should be prepared concerning the latest clinical progressions on a piece of information or a subject in a format which explains, discusses, evaluates and guides future studies. Review articles should include a title and an unstructured abstract of a maximum 200 words. At least 3, at most 6 keywords concordant with MeSH vocabulary terms prepared by the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) should be included. Title, abstract and keywords should be written in both Turkish and English languages (Turkish is not mandatory for authors submitting outside Turkey). With regard to the content of the manuscript, sub-headed main-text, references and tables-figures-images should be included. Total word count of a review article should not exceed 5000. .
Case Reports: Our journal reserves a limited space for case reports. Only interesting and informative case reports which are about rare, diseases which are difficult to diagnose and treat or which suggest a new method, include new information which cannot be found in the literature, will be published. A title and an unstructured abstract of maximum 200 words should be included in each case report. At least 3, at most 6 keywords concordant with MeSH vocabulary terms prepared by the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) should be included. Title, abstract and keywords should be written in both Turkish and English languages (Turkish is not mandatory for authors submitting outside Turkey). The main text should include Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Results, References and Tables-Figures-Images sections. Total word count should not exceed 1500. Case reports should not include more than 10 references. .
Editorial Comment: Editorial Comments should include short discussions on a research article published in the journal by an author from the same field or a successful reviewer. At the end of editorial usually a summary on clinical significance of the study is required. .
Letters to the Editor: This type of manuscript discusses the importance, missing parts or an overlooked structure of a previously published article. Authors can also submit their comments to the editor on a subject which may be in the readers field of interest especially on educational cases, in the Letter to the Editor format. Number of references should be limited to 5 and no titles of sub-headings are required. A Letter to the Editor should not exceed 500 words. Volume, year, issue, page numbers, title and author names of the article mentioned in a Letter to the Editor should be stated clearly. .
Scientific Letter: Manuscripts with prior notification characteristics, announcing new, clinically important scientific developments or information are accepted as Scientific Letters. Scientific Letters should not include sub-headings and should not exceed 900 words. Number of references should be limited to 10 and number of tables and figures should be limited to 2. .
Education: Results of recently concluded research and conclusive information used in academic education and clinical practice are presented in detail in this type of manuscripts. Title should be given in both Turkish and English languages (Turkish is not mandatory for authors submitting outside Turkey). With regard to the content of the manuscript, sub-headed main-text, references and tables-figures-images should be included. Total word count should not exceed 5000 and total reference number should be limited to 50. .
Original Images: Striking and rare images which project important results of clinical science, shed light on basic mechanisms of diseases, emphasize abnormalities and introduce new treatment methods are published. Total word count should not exceed 250 words including the title, descriptive text and image sub-text. References should not be used for this type of manuscript.
History: This type of manuscript explains events related to emergency and general medicine and presents information on the history of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Historical findings should be a result of relevant research studies. Manuscript should not include sub-headings, should not exceed 900 words and total number of references should be limited to 10. .
Publication Ethics: This type of manuscript includes current information on research and publication ethics and presents cases of ethics infringement. Main text should not exceed 900 words and total number or references should be limited to 10. .
Author names, institution details, contact details, should not be included in the submitted document. These details should be filled in the relevant sections in the online manuscript submission system. .
All tables, figures, graphs and images should be visibly numbered within the article text and patient, doctor and institution names should not be visible in these. For microscopic figures, in addition to explanatory information, zoom levels and coloring techniques should also be stated. Line drawings should be done in a professional manner and on pictures showing a patients face, patient name and eyes should be covered so that the identity of the patient is not revealed. All images should be in high resolution at minimum 300 dpi. Lines with sufficient thickness should be used in graphs thus preventing possible losses if resizing is necessary. Widths of images should be either 9 or 18 cm. Images prepared by professionals are more appropriate. The color grey should not be used in images. Used abbreviations should be explained below with each image in alphabetical order. Roman numerals should not be used in table and figure headings and sub-texts. Decimal numbers used in the main text, tables and figures should be separated with a dot. Especially, tables should be prepared to explain the main text or help readers understand the main text more easily; they should not be a repetition of the main text. .
References should be numbered in the order of citation in the main text. Only published studies or studies accepted for publication should be cited. Abbreviations of journal titles should be done in accordance with journal abbreviations used in Index Medicus. For publications with 6 or less authors, a list of all authors is required, for publications with 7 or more authors, the first 6 authors should be listed, followed by et al. Reference styles and punctuations should be in accordance with the examples below. .
Periodicals: Lewin MR, Stein J, Wang R, Lee MM, Kernberg M, Boukhman M, et al. Humming is as effective as Valsalvas maneuver and Trendelenburgs position for ultrasonographic visualization of the jugular venous system and common femoral veins. Ann Emerg Med 2007; 50: 73-7. .
Book chapters: Gary B. Green Peter M. Hill Approach To Chest Pain. In Judith E. Tintinally, MD, MS, Editor. Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2004. p.333-43. .
Personal author(s): Cohn PF. Silent myocardial ischemia and infarction. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1993. .
Editor(s) as author(s): Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. .
Article presented in a meeting: Bengisson S. Sothemin BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sept 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5. .
Scientific or technical reports: Smith P. Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX) Dept. of Health and Human Services (US). Office of Evaluation and Inspections: 1994 Oct. Report No: HHSIGOE 169200860. .
Dissertation: Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ. 1995. .
Articles in electronic formats: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) l995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1(1): (24 screens). Available from: URL:
http:/ www.cdc.gov/ncidodlElD/cid.htm. .
Extensive information on manuscript submission and evaluation process is available at
www.akademikaciltip.com. Editorial Office or the Publisher can be contacted for further questions using the contact details below. .
Prof. Dr. Cuma Yıldırım
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