Instruction to Authors - Acta Mecida Anatolia
Instruction to Authors
Preparation of Manuscript
All of the articles submitted to the Acta Medica Anatolia should fit to the “guidelines for authors’ details. The assessment process will not start until this step is completed. The articles should be logged in, and submitted on-line via the Journal’s website.
Articles published in the Acta Medica Anatolia should be prepared in ethical rules. The ethical responsibilities of the articles belong to the authors. For the studies both conducted on human beings and animals as well as drug researches, ethical committee approval should be taken.
Layout of Manuscripts
Double spacing on one side of the paper only, uses preferably Times New Roman, 12 point font size. Manuscripts should be written using clear and concise English, with English standard spelling and conventions.
These should be organized in the following sections:
The title page should include:
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
- The e-mail address, telephone number of the corresponding author
Abstract: A structured abstract not exceeding 350 words must be provided. It should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.
Keywords: Please provide 3 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Introduction: The introduction should put the focus of the manuscript into a broader context and be written in a way understandable to researchers without specialist/expert knowledge in the area.
Methodology: This section should include the design of the study, the setting, the type of participants or materials involved, as well as a description of all interventions and comparisons.
Results: The results section should be written in past tense and should provide details of findings that are required to support the conclusions made in the manuscript.
Discussion: The discussion should clearly identify the main conclusions of the study. Authors should provide a clear explanation of the importance and relevance of these conclusions.
The Vancouver system of referencing should be used. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in brackets. Cite the names of all authors when there are six or less; when seven or more list the first six followed by et al. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus.
Mean corpuscular volume of the patients in pre and post-treatment period was not significantly different in our study (2). Which is considered as a risk factor for atherosclerosis (6). May cause vitamin B12 deficiency by reducing absorption from gastrointestinal tract (1-3,9).
1. Karayakali M, Ozbek K, Altunkas A, Karaman K, Altunkas F, Celik A, et al. Contrast-induced nephropathy: focused on risk factors. Acta Med Anatol. 2014;2(1):23-27.
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Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Acta Medica Anatolia requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Transfer Form and an ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.
The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
Research involving human participants and/or animals
* Statement of Human Rights:
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration.
The following statements should be included in the Methods section: Ethical approval: “All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.”
* Statement on the Welfare of Animals:
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted.
All participants gave their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study.
The following statement should be included: Informed consent: “Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.”
Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could have direct or potential influence or impart bias on the work. The corresponding author collects the conflict of interest disclosure forms from all authors. Please make sure to submit all Conflict of Interest disclosure forms together with the manuscript.
See below examples of disclosures:
Funding: This study was funded by ........
If no conflict exists, the authors should state:
Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The copyright of the articles accepted for publication belong to the Acta Medica Anatolia.
“Copyright Transfer Form” and “Conflict of Interest Form” that will be sent to the e-mail (email@example.com).