Turkish Journal of Urology is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Turkish Society of Urology. The Journal publishes original articles, case reports, reviews, editorial comments, letters to the editor, guidelines, visual urology (as DVD) and abstracts of materials presented at national urology meetings, pertaining to the field of urologic diseases. The journal is published four times a year.
Manuscripts can be submitted in Turkish or English. Manuscripts from Turkish authors should have sufficient competence in the English language, if not, the authors may be requested to re-send the manuscript written in Turkish.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available at http://www.icmje.org. A manuscript will be considered only with the understanding that it is an original contribution that has not been published elsewhere. Before the peer-review process, all submissions are first reviewed by the editor. At the final stage of publication, a comprehensive copy-editing is undertaken for accuracy and clarity, after which galley proofs are sent to the authors for approval.
Authors are responsible for the content of the submitted material. All authors should sign a written consent indicating that they have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript. At the time galley proofs are sent, the authors are required to fill in a form covering authorship contributions, whether any conflict of interest issue exists, and transfer of copyright to the Journal.
Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental studies on human subjects must include a statement that the study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of the institution and informed consent of the subjects was obtained after the nature of the procedure(s) had been fully explained. The authors are strongly requested to send the approval of the ethics committee together with the manuscript. In addition, manuscripts on animal studies should describe procedures indicating the steps taken to eliminate pain and suffering. Authors are advised to comply with internationally accepted guidelines including the Helsinki Declaration, and guidelines for Good Clinical Practice and Good Laboratory Practice and state such compliance in their manuscripts.
Manuscripts should not exceed word limits set by the Journal (including abstract, material and methods, results, and discussion; excluding references, tables/figures, and legends), that is, 3000 words for original articles, 1500 words for case reports reports, and 5000 words for reviews. The maximum number of tables and figures (total) should be 6 regardless of type of manuscript. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Author(s), the title of the paper and subtitles should be in Times New Roman, bold, 12 pt. Body text should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt. Authorship should be based only on substantial contributions that meet the authorship criteria.
All manuscripts should be submitted via the on-line system of the Journal at http://www.journalagent.com/uroloji/. Instructions for submissions can be found at http://www.journalagent.com/uroloji/.
Manuscripts should be typeset on a standard A4 page layout, with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on each side of the page, with double-line spacing and each page numbered consecutively.
Parts of the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: (i) The title is in English (and alsoTurkish for Turkish authors), (full names of the authors, institution address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address will be submitted at steps 3, 4 and 5 of Journal Agent web-page, should NOT be written in main text); (ii) English (and also Turkish for Turkish authors) abstracts; (iii) Introduction; (iv) Material and methods; (v) Results; (vi) Discussion; (vii) References. Any footnote concerning previous presentations or funding of the manuscript should be placed on the title page.
The body of the text can be appropriately subtitled. Case reports should be presented under the titles Introduction, Case report, and Discussion. To facilitate reading, reviews can be appropriately subtitled.
Abstracts: Abstracts should have the following structure: Objectives, Material and methods, Results, and Conclusion.
Abstracts for case reports and reviews should be unstructured.
Keywords: Three to five keywords (in alphabetical order) can be submitted. Index Medicus Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) can be used for this purpose (web page: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/).
Material and methods: This section should give information with adequate details on the institution the study was conducted, dates for the study period, patients’ characteristics, methods, and how patients were selected. A clear description of the statistical methods should also be given.
Results: This section should give findings in detail, supported by illustrations and tables. The authors should avoid repeating data in the text that are already presented in tables and illustrations.
Discussion: It should mainly rely on the conclusions derived from the results of the study, with appropriate citations from the most recent research. At the end of the Discussion, any contribution that is not related to authorship can be mentioned under the title Acknowledgements.
Use of abbreviations should be limited to the most standard ones.
Figures and tables: Illustrations and tables accompanying the text should be uploaded on-line. The format of illustration files can be JPEG or TIFF. Tables and figure legends should be double-spaced on separate pages. Both tables and illustrations should be numbered with arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Microscopic photographs should include information on staining and magnification. Full terms for abbreviations should be listed under tables and figures.
References: References should be numbered as superscript number in the order in which they are mentioned in the text (e.g. “... technique described by Burnett et al. ”). Unpublished data or personal communications should not be used. Direct use of references is strongly recommended and the author may be asked to provide full-text of cited references. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus; otherwise, the full tittle of the journal should be given. All authors if six or fewer should be listed; otherwise, the first six and “et al.” should be written. The style and punctuation should follow the formats outlined below:
Journal: Sezen SF, Lagoda G, Burnett AL. Role of immunophilins in recovery of erectile function after cavernous nevre injury. J Sex Med 2009;6:340-6.
Book: Kratz AR. Physiology of the kidney. 3rd ed. Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000.
Chapter in a book: Anderson JL, Muhlestein JB. The role of infection. In: Theodor P, editor. Extracorporeal ureteric stenting during laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders; 2003. p. 88-107.
When necessary, manuscripts submitted will be edited and corrected by the Editorial Board without altering the original content. Reprints are not provided after the publication.