INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Editor in Chief: Ömer Faruk Tarım
Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Bursa, Turkey
Phone: +90 532 445 94 26
E-mail: drotarim@gmail.com

Sinan Aydemir
Phone: +90 530 153 96 09
E-mail: s.aydemir69@hotmail.com; drhalil@uludag.edu.tr

Original articles (research), reviews, case reports and letters to the Editor concerning subjects relevant to Child Health and Diseases are published in the Journal of Current Pediatrics.

GENERAL RULES
1- For a paper to be accepted for publication in the journal it should be significant, original, scientific and of high academic standard.
2- The contents of published manuscripts reflect the opinions of the authors. The editors, publishing board and publishers have no responsibility whatsoever. No copyright payment is made for papers submitted to the journal.
3- All papers submitted for publication should be carefully prepared according to the regulations of our journal. Papers submitted for publication are published in the journal if considered suitable after being reviewed by at least two referees. The editor may, according to the nature of the subject, send the paper to reviewers outside the reviewing board.
4- The Publishing Board reserves the right to refuse to publish an unsuitable paper, return the paper to the authors for correction or shortening, or change the written format. It is assumed that the authors accept the right of the editors to make changes in the Turkish or English text providing the meaning is unchanged.
5- The publishing languages of the journal are Turkish and English. All Turkish written content should conform to the writing guide rules of the Türk Dil Kurumu (www.tdk.gov.tr). In numbers, fractions should be separated by a coma (e.g. 15,2 or 5,26). The Latin form of anatomic terms should be used. Terms used in everyday medical practice should be written as spoken (phonetically) according to Turkish writing rules. Abbreviations may be used in the text after the first reference giving an explanation
6- Papers should be written in the Word file. A4 standard size, in 11 font Times News Roman character, with double spacing. A 2,5 cm margin should be left on both sides of the page, the page should be numbered starting with the title page. The page number should be written on the bottom of each page. The paper should be submitted together with tables, figures and photographs by e-mail or CD.
7- Excluding the summary, tables and references; original manuscripts should not exceed 4500 words, case reports 3000 words and letters to the editor 1500 words.
8- In any single journal edition, no more than two papers will be published with the same author as a first name.
9- Ethic committee decisions in parallel with international agreements must be obtained for experimental, clinical and drug research work. Additionally, it should be made clear that individual or parental consent has been obtained.  Any institution, company or drug-material supplying agency giving support, even if partial, should be acknowledged in a footnote.
10-If the research involves  experiments on humans, the authors should make clear in the text that the procedure was in accordance with the ethic standards for  human experimental procedures (both institutional and national) and also with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration revised in 2013 and that patient consent had been obtained. In animal experiments, the authors should state that the procedures carried out were in accordance with animal rights (Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals;www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html), and the permission of the ethic committee should be obtained.
11-When submitting a manuscript for publication, the authors should state that the paper has not previously been published or sent for publication elsewhere. Before publication, the copyright transfer form (prepared protecting authors’ rights) will be sent by the journal secretaria for the signatures of all the authors of papers accepted for publication.

SECTIONS OF THE MANUSCRIPT
A- Title Page
- The Turkish and English titles should be suitable for the text and short
- In addition a short title (running title) in Turkish not exceeding 40 characters should be written.
- The full names and surnames of the authors should be written, academic titles should be stated in a footnote with an asterisk if necessary.
- The name and address of the clinic department or institution where the research was conducted should be stated.
- If the research has previously been presented in a congress or symposium this should be pointed out.
- Address for correspondence, name and surname, address, permanent and mobile phone number, fax number, and electronic mail address of the person for correspondence should be given.
- If necessary, acknowledgements should be made in this section.

B- Turkish and English Summary Page
A summary not exceeding 250 words should be written in both Turkish and English in original research, case report and review papers. The Turkish and English titles should not exceed 130 characters. The English title and summary should be the same content as the Turkish title and summary. The summary should briefly state the aim and methods used in the study and research, the main findings should be given in sufficient detail to support the conclusions reached
The Turkish summary of an original research should include “giriş”, “gereç ve yöntem”, “bulgular” and “sonuç” subtitles, and the English summary should include the introduction, materials and methods, results and conclusion subtitles. The case reports should include “giriş”, “olgu sunumu” and “tartışma” subtitles. The English summary of case reports should include the introduction, case report and conclusion subtitles.
Key words:  Should be a maximum of five in accordance with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) under the Turkish and English summaries.  If the new terms are not in the MeSH, terms found may be used.

C- Main Text
Original research papers should include the introduction, materials and method(s), results, discussion and references sections. Case reports should include the introduction, case report(s), discussion and references sections. Reviews should have appropriate subtitles and references.
1- Introduction: The aim and reason for the research or observations should be stated; the results and conclusions reached should not be included in this section.
2- Materials and Method: The ethic committee permission should be presented for experimental and clinical research References should be given for established methods, while new methods should be described briefly.
Statistical Analysis: The statistical analysis should be described fully in the last paragraph of the method section.
3- Results: The results obtained should be given fully in the text and when necessary, the statistical methods stated. The tables should not be repeated fully (duplicated) in the text. Tables or figures (drawings, graphs and photographs) should each be given on a separate page with titles and footnotes. They should be numbered according to their reference in the text. Nonstandard abbreviations should be explained in footnotes. If it has been taken from a previous publication by another author, the reference should be given and written permission to reprint should be submitted.
4- Discussion: The obtained results should be compared with information from previously published literature and research results, stressing the relation, and opinions formed should be stated.
5- Study Limitations: Limitations of the study should be detailed. In addition, an evaluation of the implications of the obtained findings/results for future research should be outlined.
6- Conclusion: The conclusion of the study should be highlighted.

D- References
The references used should be given in brackets in the relevant place in the text, and they should be arranged in the language of the paper as follows. The abbreviations used should comply with the Index Medicus and Science Citation Index.
Periodicals
Periodical abbreviations should comply with the January issue of Index Medicus of each year. In papers with six or fewer authors, all the authors are written. In papers with seven and more authors, the first three are written with et al added. After the author names, the complete title of the paper, name of the journal (in compliance with the abbreviation rules), year, number and pages are arranged.
Example: Meszaros A, Orosz M, Mesko A, Vincze Z. Evaluation of asthma knowledge and quality of life in Hungarian asthmatics. Allergy 2003; 58: 624-8.
Books
Book chapter: References should follow the order given below: The names of first three authors, title of article, editors, title of book, numbers of the volume and issue if existing, city, publisher, year of publication and relevant page numbers of the article.
Example: Jane JA, Persing JA. Neurosurgical treatment of craniosynostosis. In: Cohen MM, Kim D (eds). Craniosynostosis: Diagnosis and Management. 2nd edition. NewYork: Raven Press; 1986. p. 249-95.
Book
Example: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, (eds). Mental Health Care for Elderly People. 3rd edition. NewYork: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
Original page number is used for the book with just one author.
Example: Cohn PF: Silent Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1993. p. 33.
Congress abstracts should follow the rules given below: Ildırım İ, Köksal N, Canıtez Y: Yenidoğan döneminde Salmonella typhimurium enfeksiyonu. XXXV. Milli Pediatri Kongresi, 12-15 Kasım 1991, Adana, Bildiri Özet Kitabı, s.38, 1991.
Thesis: Kanpolat Y. Trigeminal Gangliona Deneysel Perkütan Giriş ve Radyofrekans Termik Lezyonun Histopatolojik Değerlendirilmesi (Doçentlik Tezi). Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi; 1978.
Unpublished observations and individual interviews cannot be used as references. The references accepted for publication but not yet published are described as “in print”. Further information about references is available on the web site of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors” (www.icmje.org).

E- Tables, Figures and Photographs
Tables should be prepared with the aim of making the written text clearly understood. Abbreviations used must be explained in the lower section. Tables, figures and graphs should be clear both in design and drawing, photographs should be of suitable printing quality.

ADDITIONAL RULES
1- Reviews:  These should be based on the most recent developments and/or on literature information. Turkish and English summaries should not exceed 250 words, The English title and summary should have the same meaning as the Turkish title and summary. The number of references should be limited to 50.
2- Case reports: Should be special and educational. Turkish and English summaries should not exceed 250 words. The English title and summary should have the same meaning as the Turkish title and summary. The number of references should be limited to 25. The manuscript should include the text, introduction, case report(s), discussion, and subtitles.
3- Letters to the editor: The importance of a published paper, an unobserved or missing aspect are discussed. There is no title or section; no more than 5 references may be shown. The name and full address of the author is given at the end. An evaluating answer to a letter is decided by the authors of the paper and/or directly by the editor.

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