EURASIAN JOURNAL OF

FAMILY MEDICINE

AVRASYA AİLE HEKİMLİĞİ DERGİSİ

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Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine (EJFM) is an international journal which publishes clinical and experimental trials, interesting case reports, invited reviews, letters to the Editor, meeting, news and bulletin, clinical news and abstracts of interesting researches conducted in Family Medicine field. The language of the journal is both Turkish and English. The journal is based upon independent and unbiased double-blinded peer-review principles. The Journal is the scientific publication of the Eurasian Society of Family Medicine (ESFAM), and is published three times per year.

The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published.

Scientific Review and Acceptance

Manuscripts must only be submitted electronically through the following website: www.ejfm.org

Only the papers that have not previously been published or under review in any scientific publication are accepted for publication. Manuscripts that have been presented orally or as a poster must be stated on the title page with the date and the place of the congress.

All articles submitted for publication are peer-reviewed for their suitability for the Journal. Papers do not comply with the format of the Journal will be returned to the author without further review. Therefore, to avoid time and work loss, authors must carefully review the rules of the journal.

Manuscripts that comply with the main rules of the journal are sent to at least two reviewers from Advisory Board, and the reviewers are asked for opinion about the suitability of the paper for publication. The reviewed manuscripts are then re-reviewed by the Editorial Board and the publisher and volume of the manuscripts are arranged.

All submissions must be accompanied by a signed statement of scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors and a statement declaring the absence of conflict of interests. Any institution, organization, pharmaceutical or medical company providing any financial or material support, in whole or in part, must be disclosed in a footnote.

Manuscript format must be in accordance with the ICMJE-Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication available at www.icmje.org.

The Advisory Board, Editorial Board and the Publisher have the authority to edit the manuscripts, request changes in the format of the manuscripts, and make reductions within the authors' knowledge in typographic control. Until the required changes and edits have been made, the papers will not be preceded for publication.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript file should include title page, abstracts and keywords, text, references, tables (each table on a separate page), figure legends (if any) in the mentioned order.

Title page: Title page should include the title of the manuscript, the name(s) and institution(s) of the author(s) and telephone, postal address and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Abstracts: Abstract should follow the title. Turkish and English abstracts must be included. For the manuscripts submitted from outside of Turkish speaking countries, editorial team will provide the translation into Turkish upon request. For research articles, abstracts should be structured as follows; Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and should not exceed 200 words. Abstracts of case reports should mainly include information about the case and should consist of a short and single paragraph.

Keywords: At least two keywords should be written both in Turkish and English. Keywords must be selected from “Medical Subject Headings” (MESH) available through: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.

Main text file: The main text should be structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Authors Contributions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest Disclosure and References. The sections do not have to begin on separate pages. Case reports should also be structured as Introduction, Case(s) and Discussion following the titles and abstracts. Author names and their institutional information, figures and illustrations should not be present in the manuscript file.

References: Reference listing must be in accordance with ICMJE standards and numbered consecutively at the end of the manuscript in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Journal abbreviations should be in Index Medicus style. If there are more than six authors, it should be abbreviated with the use of "et al.". Authors should only cite the articles that they have directly used. Our journal does not approve the citations made from references of any other articles. If a reference is considered not to be directly cited, the reference(s) must be verified by the authors against the original documents by sending the photocopy of the first page(s). Any citation of unpublished work, of which the page as numbers could not be provided, such unpublished conference, symposium, and meeting presentations, is permissible. For further information authors should consult NLM’s Citing Medicine for information on its recommended formats for a variety of reference types.

Examples for writing references (please give attention to punctuation):

Format for journal articles; initials of author’s names and surnames, titles of article, journal name, date, volume, number, and inclusive pages, must be indicated. Example:

Marakoglu K, Toprak D, Taner S, Ozdemir S, Erdem D, Bodur S. Smoking and Depression Symptoms Among Medical Students in Turkey. Euras J Fam Med 2012;1(2):42-54.

Format for books; initials of author’s names and surnames, chapter title, editor’s name, book title, edition, city, publisher, date and pages. Example:

Eyler AE, Biggs WS. Medical Human Sexuality in Family Medicine Practice. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine. 7th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2007. p.1335-55.

Format for books of which the editor and author are the same person; initials of author(s)’ editor(s)’ names and surnames chapter title, book title, edition, city, publisher, date and pages. Example:

Solcia E, Capella C, Kloppel G. Tumors of the exocrine pancreas. Tumors of the Pancreas. 2nd ed. Washington: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; 1997. p.145-210.

Format for online-only publications; DOI is the preferred on-line reference.

Format for websites; author(s)/organization, internet in square brackets, title, page update, citation date and web adress.

Example: AMA: helping doctors help patients (Internet). Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007 (cited 2007 Feb 22). Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/.

Tables, Figures, Graphics and Photographs: Tables, figures and graphics should not be embedded in the manuscript. Each table must be on a separate sheet. Figures, graphics and photographs must be submitted as a separate file in jpeg format in high resolution. Table and figure legends must be placed at the end of the main text. Tables, figures and graphics must be cited in the text.

Ethics

An approval of research protocols by ethics committee in accordance with international agreements is required for experimental, and clinical and drug trial studies:

WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil (available at: http://www.ub.edu/ recerca/Bioetica/doc/Declaracio_Helsinki_2013.pdf)

Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals 8th edition (available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/ Guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-Laboratory-animals.pdf)