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Instructions for Authors


Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine (EJFM) is an open access 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 Journal is published quarterly in collaboration of Department of Family Medicine of Trakya University School of Medicine and Eurasian Society of Family Medicine (ESFAM). The language of the journal is English. The journal is based upon independent and unbiased double-blinded peer-review principles. Processing and publication of submitted papers are free of charge.

Open Access Policy

Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine (EJFM) has adopted the “open access policy”, considering the principle on increasing the global exchange of the knowledge that generates useful resource for humanity. 

Thus, Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine (EJFM) is an "open access journal" with the content freely available to all users without any restrictions. Readers can read and download the articles and issues in full text, print out and link to articles citing the journal without a need of a registration or permission from the publisher or the author(s). 

Publication Ethics

The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published. The authors should fill the copyright form to declare any possible conflicts of interest and to transfer the copyright to EJFM. The manuscript can not be published elsewhere in any other language without the consent of EJFM.

All submitted papers will undergo a plagiarism check by the Editorial Board to avoid any possible ethical problems. 

The final form of the manuscript should be seen and approved by all authors. The Editorial Board, International Editorial Board and the Publisher are responsible to identify and prevent any research misconduct. The journal is open to publish any corrections, clarifications and apologies when needed. Any requests for retraction will be thoroughly discussed and carefully evaluated by the Editorial Board and the Publisher.

Reports of research on COVID-19 should meet required standards and comply with agreed guidelines, and any limitations should be clearly stated. For further details, please refer to

Research 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: recerca/Bioetica/doc/Declaracio_Helsinki_2013.pdf)

Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals 8th edition (available at: Guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-Laboratory-animals.pdf)

Scientific Review and Acceptance

Manuscripts must only be submitted electronically through the following website:

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 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

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 International Editorial Board with no conflict of interest with the authors, 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 decision for the publication is established. There may be multiple revision requests by the reviewers or editors, if needed. 

The Editorial Board, International 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), ORCID numbers and institution(s) of the author(s) and telephone, postal address and e-mail address of the corresponding author. If the authors do not have ORCID numbers yet, please click the link to register:

Abstract: Abstract should follow the title. 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 three keywords should be given. Keywords must be selected from “Medical Subject Headings” (MESH) available through:

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. DOI number of the article should be given. Example:

Mistik S, Yapici SG, Sahin H, Kutuk S. Six months results of obesity management in primary care. Euras J Fam Med 2019;8(3):126-36. doi:10.33880/ejfm.2019080306.

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. In: Solcia E, Capella C, Kloppel G (Eds.). 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:

American Medical Association [internet]. Helping doctors help patients [cited 2007 Feb 27]. Available from:

Tables, Figures, Graphics and Photographs: Each table must be on a separate sheet. Figures, graphics and photographs must be submitted in jpeg format in high resolution. Tables, figures and graphics must be cited in the text.