Volume : 10 | Suppl : 1 | Year : 2018

ISSN 2148 - 273X

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Information to Authors

İKSST Journal Rules:

           "İstanbul Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Medical Journal (İKSSTD) is the Ministry Health of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Eğitim ve Araştırma Hospital’s publication which is issued 3 times in a year. The journal publishes announcements of activities like gynecology, obstetric, pediatrics, pediatric surgery, research articles including original basic medical science, case reports, panels and congress.

           The articles submitted to the journal should not be published and accepted in another journal. Just only accepted when it is specified that it is declared at congress and scientific  conferences.

           Submitted articles which has formal compliance, is evaluated by two referees, if necessary desired changes are done by writers than can be published.

           Authors as they contribute to the academic-scientific article on the cover of all the authors adressed a letter to the editor, the article should specify that they share the scientific and ethical responsibility.  Only the articles sent on-line can be evaluated. You can register to the link www.journalagent.com/iksst site for sending and tracking the documents.

           After the journal sent for publication, non of the authors can not be deleted from the author’s list without written permission taken  from all of the authors also new name can not be added as writer.

Scientific Responsibility

           All of the mentioned aouthors in the journal must have directly contributed to the article. These authors must have work plan, write articles, revise, make statistical evolution or accept the final confirmation should be sent.

           Statistical evolution of data is done with the examination of the hypothesis in the research articles. If the statistical evolution is done, the amount of findings and wrong measurement must be specified or confidence intervals should be indicated by the appropriate values. Statistical concepts, abbreviations and symbols must be defined. One of the responsibility of authors is the compliance with scientific rules of the articles.


Ethical resposibility

           Before publishing, authors must fill and sign “OLUR BELGESİ” belonging to our journal in the internet adress www.logosyayincilik.com and send it by fax to the number mentioned 0212 571 47 90.  After getting permission from the people who did the study in the article’s “ MATERIALS AND METHODS” section , must mention the institutions received approval and support of ethical or supervisory board or Helsinki agreement accepted in 1975 (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm) if the human experiments verify compliance with the principles or not.

           If the animals used while studying, authors must indicate thet they received approval from the ethics committee and protected animal rights at their same part of the study.

           If there is financial supporting firms/institutions for direct or indirect commercial links or  work in the article, authors must notify the commercial relationship (consultant,other agreements) with the commercial product used in front page, medicine and firm.

        The compliance of the article’s ethical rules is the author’s responsibility.

Assesment in terms of writing language

           The language of the Journal is Turkish. While sending the articles, Turkish Language Institutions of Turkish dictionary and glossary of medical terms must be prevailed.

           After acceptance of manuscripts, than is confirmed that it belongs to the Journal and copyright passes on publisher.

           Editor does not accept the responsibility of any damage or injuriy of people or property conducted by publisher.  

Preparation of Manuscript

           Papers should be typed in 12 point typescript and double-spaced throughout the text including tables and references with wide margins (25 mm) on each side of a standard A4 paper.

           Manuscripts must be written on seperate pages and observed in the following order below;

Page1, Title, Full Title, Approved financial support

Page2, Summary and Keywords:  The purpose, planning, setup, patient’s results, conclusions must be written under main headings and should not exceed 250 words. 3-10 keywords should be defined under the summary. Keywords at scientific articles must be selected from Turkey Science Terms and these rules must be strictly observed.http://www.bilimterimleri.cominternet adress should be used for this purpose.

Page 3, English title, abstract and keywords will be prepared. This page will include page 3’s properties. This page will be used by foreign indexes.

Page 4, After the summary done, following sections below should be included to article, each as a seperate sheet.


Materials and Methods






References should be written in compliance with  Vancouver style (see. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. While writing references, the below-indicated rules should be attentively observed.

References cited in the text

References cited in the text should be numbered in order of their use in the text, and the list of references should be presented accordingly. The number of the reference should be indicated in paranthesis and as a superscript. If more than one reference is used, then a comma (,) should be placed between references.

Sample cited statements in the text:

Care provided by nurses is especially important in the diagnosis, and prevention of malnutrition, in the decreasing hospitalization period, and hospital costs.(9)  Therefore the nurses are expected to have adequate information, equipment, and skill in the field of nutrition.(3,10,11)
Duerksen et al.(14) evaluated the knowledge level, and approaches of Canadian nurses concerning nutritional problems of inpatients . In their study, they indicated that nurses failed to evaluate nutritional state of the patients adequately, and effectively which was attributed to inadequate number of auxillary personnel, time restraints, and missing documents .

Indicating references at the end of the text

At the end of the text, references should be written double-spaced on a separate paper. Titles of the journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the citation index  which includes the journal that  published the article (ie: Index Medicus, Medline, Pubmed, Web of Science, TR Dizin, etc.), and if available, DOI numbers should be absolutely added. For abbreviations of the titles of the journals, please see the list of the journals published by NLM in website (http://bit.ly/2lJkey3). If title of the journal is not contained in these lists, it should be written in full. If Vancouver format is employed in the website you used  for references , then copy-pasting of the reference in your reference list is recommended. References indicated  in the text should be written in compliance with the below-mentioned sample statements:


If the number of authors are less than or equal to 6, then all authors are indicated..
Campbell MR, Fisher J, Anderson L, Kreppel E. Implementation of early exercise and progressive mobility: Steps to success. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(1):82-8. doi: 10.4037/ccn2015701.
If the number of authors are more than 6, then the first three authors are indicated.  
Aiken LH, Sermeus W, Van den Heede K, Sloane MD, Busse R, McKee M, et al. Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: Cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States. BMJ. 2012;344:e1717. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1717.
If the article has not any DOI number then internet access address (website) is noted.
Pokorny ME, Koldjeski D, Swanson M. Skin care intervention for patients having cardiac surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2003;12(3):535-44. Available from: http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/12/6/535.full.pdf+html?sid=f587c6d5-92a3-4971-8367-f18cd1cd63f0

Ahrens T. Severe sepsis management: Are we doing enough? Crit Care Nurse. 2003;23(Suppl 5):2-15. Available from: http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/23/5/S2.full.pdf+html

Jarvis C. Physical Examination and Health Assessment. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.
If any information about the editor is available:
Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

A chapter in the book:
Finke LM. Teaching in nursing: the faculty role. In: Billing DM, Halstead JA, editors. Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. 3rd ed. USA: Saunders & Elsevier; 2009. p. 3-17.

Translated book :
Ferry DR. ECG in Ten Days [On Günde Temel Elektrokardiyografi]. Kahraman M, translator. İstanbul: Ekbil A.Ş.; 2001.

A chapter in a translated book:
Tolay E. Planlamanın temelleri. In: Robbins SP, Decenzo DA, Coulter M. editors. Yönetimin Esasları: Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar. Öğüt A, translator. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık; 2013. p. 104-29.

Electronic book:
Akdag R. The Progress So Far Health Transformation Program in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey: Ministry of Health; 2009. Available from: http://ekutuphane.tusak.gov.tr/kitap.php?id=174&k=progress_report_health_transformation_program_in_turkey_january_2009

Aminoff MJ, Greenberg DA, Simon RP. Clinical Neurology. 9th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2015. Available from: http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookID=1194

Electronic report/document:
World Health Organization. World Alliance for Patient Safety Forward Programme 2008-2009. 1st ed. France; 2008. Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/70460/1/WHO_IER_PSP_2008.04_eng.pdf
İzmir Halk Sağlığı Müdürlüğü. Sağlık Bakanlığı Yoğun Bakım Ünitelerinin Standartları. İzmir; 2007. Available from: http://www.ihsm.gov.tr/indir/mevzuat/genelgeler/G_13082007_1.pdf

Bayram TY. Üniversitelerde örgütsel sessizlik [master’s thesis]. Bolu: Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü; 2010.

Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.


These articles should be prepared for not to exceed 10 A4 pages. (including summary, table, figure, resources)


Case reports must be brief, informative, should not exceed 5 pages and consist of 1(one) table or figure, introduction, case report, discussion and resource section.


Subjects belonging the content’s  of the journal must be up to date and include latest innovations, should not exceed 10 A4 page, maximum 50 resources and must be approved by editors.


This section contains criticism of the recently published article in the journal. Letter should be brief, summary (not to exceed 400 words), double spaced and maximum 5 resources. Letters and responses must be suitble with journal’s format. Detailed adres, telefone , fax number and e-mail adres must be defined with the article.
Editor has the right to abbreviate letters and make other changes fort o match journal’s format.


Corrections will be sent to the responsible author in case of no other explanation made.  After  the necessary revisions made by the consultant, rearranged article, where the suggested corrections are done, If rearrangement is not done “Edditional Response” including justification of articles with letters, all mentioned above will be sent back to the journal. Changes made during the correction, except spelling mistakes is the responsibility of authors.


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