Instructions to Authors
- Joint Diseases and Related Surgery (formerly published as Eklem Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi) is the official publication of the Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation. Joint Diseases and Related Surgery is open access journal.
- Joint Diseases and Related Surgery is international, double-blind peer-reviewed periodical journal bringing the latest developments in all aspects of joint diseases and related surgey.
- Joint Diseases and Related Surgery is indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded/Journal Citation Report, PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Central (PMC), Scopus, TÜBİTAK, ULAKBİM/TR Dizin, and Turkish Citation Index.
- The Journal is published three times a year (April, August and December).
- The Journal welcomes original clinical and empirical scientific research articles, reviews and case reports (limited number) or clinical pictures (limited number) on joint diseases and related surgery, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, general orthopedics and traumatology written only in English. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal must be original studies to attract readers' interest. Evident contributions to the field, correctness of the results, clear explanation of the methodology enabling to reproduce the results independently are important.
- Statements and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editors and the publisher.
- Each author must certify that none of the material in the manuscript has been published previously in either print or electronic form, and that none of the submitted material is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation has the international copyright of all the material published in the Journal. The Journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
- Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts must be sent electronically using "ONLINE ARTICLE Submit Pursue Review" system (this is an editorial managing system which includes online article submission, follow-up, and evaluation). This is possible clicking "Manuscript Submission" button that is located on the main page of the Journal.
- Editorial and Publication Policy and Process: In order to be published, submitted material must be approved by the editorial board. A peer review will be made by at least two referees, and the editorial board has the right to accept, ask for revision, or reject the manuscript. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time (30 days), the revision option may be cancelled. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author list of the manuscript cannot be changed. Reviewers are selected among independent experts who have published publications in the international literature. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions to authors or if they are beyond the scope of the Journal. Any manuscript that does not conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, as reported at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf will also be rejected. Manuscripts are scanned for plagiarism or duplication. In case of an ethical issue on plagiarism or duplication, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editorial and publication processes of the Journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The Journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice). An ORCID ID is required for all authors during the submission of the manuscript. The ID is available free of charge at http://orcid.org. On submission of the manuscript, the authors are required to fill in the form "Acknowledgement of Authorship, Conflict of Interest Statement, and Transfer of Copyright Agreement" and should clearly state whether or not any conflict of interest issue exists, and state their contribution to the study. For research articles in humans or animals, the corresponding author must submit a copy of the approval by the institutional review board (IRB); and informed consent obtained from each patient. For case reports and clinical pictures informed consent obtained from each patient and/or their families with the following statement is necessary; "The patients and/or their families were informed that data from the case would be submitted for publication, and gave their consent." Please, don’t use any identifying information.
- Ethical Considerations: An approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (Helsinki Declaration, revised 2013, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - https://www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html/) is required for experimental, clinical, and investigational drug studies, and some case reports. If required, the ethics committee reports or a corresponding official document may be requested from the authors. In manuscripts reporting the results of an experimental study, it must be stated within the main text that all patients were informed in detail on the treatments and that an informed consent was obtained from each patient. For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals must be explicitly stated. Information on the patient consent, name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number must also be stated in the Patients and Methods section of the manuscript. It is the author's responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patient, signed releases of the patient or of his/her legal representative must be enclosed. In case of an ethical issue on plagiarism or duplication, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
- Plagiarism: Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with similarity and without citation. If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s). The journal uses plagiarism screening tool to screen all submissions and to verify the originality of content before publication.
- Preparation of the manuscript: The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org). Number pages consecutively beginning with the title page. Each part of the manuscript should begin on a new page in the following sequence: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables with titles, legends to figures. Use double-spacing, Times New Roman font in pt. 12 size.
Title Page: Title page should include the following: a) The title of the article should be concise; brief but comprehensive, b) a short title of at most 35 letters, c) full names of each author with highest academic degrees and institutional affiliations, d) name(s) of the department(s) and institution(s), e) name, address, phone, mobile phone, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Title Page must be separate.
Abstract: The second page should have an abstract of minimum 150 and maximum 300 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the study, main findings and the principal conclusions in separate headings of Objectives, Materials (Patients) and Methods, Results, and Conclusion. The abstract should contain the title.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Readers often find these confusing, so please use as few as possible.
Keywords should be concordant with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary terms and three to six keywords should be listed.
Text: The text of the article should be divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Materials (Patients) and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. The text should not include any information on the institutions of the authors.
Introduction should state the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study. Give only strictly pertinent references and limit this section to one page.
Materials (Patients) and Methods should describe the selection of the observational or experimental subjects clearly and detailed. Give references to established methods including statistics. Describe statistical methods in adequate detail. Statistical analysis must be performed in accordance with the guidelines on reporting statistics in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, and Pocock SJ. Statistical Guidelines for Contributors to Medical Journals. Br Med J 1983; 7:1489-93). The software used for the analysis should be explicitly stated. For parametric tests, continuous variables are expressed in mean ± standard deviation, while for non-parametric tests; data are expressed in median and range (min-max) or median and interquartile range (25th and 75th percentiles). When complex analyses are used, the relative risk (RR), odds ratio (OR) and hazard ratio (HR) values are supported by providing confidence intervals (CI) and p values. Units should be prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). When reporting experiments on human or animal subjects indicate whether the procedures were followed in accordance with the ethical standards.
Results in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. Data in the text should not be repeated in the tables or illustrations. Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and present your conclusions in the Discussion section. Relate the observations to other relevant studies.
References: Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and they must be in the style used by the PubMed/MEDLINE. Unpublished observations and personal communications should not be used. Use no more than 40 references unless necessary. References will strictly be controlled and the author may be asked to provide the full-text of any of the references. All authors should be listed if an article has six or less authors; if an article has more than six authors, first six authors are listed and the rest is represented by “et al.” Reference format and punctuation in the Text should be as in the following examples: • If the surname of the first author of the referenced article is given, “et al.” should be added after it, followed by its reference number within square brackets: “e.g. Brown et al. ” • Give references in the text using Arabic numerals in brackets: e.g. “” (superscript preferred) • If more than one references are required in the main manuscript, references should be stated in a superscript square bracket with a comma at the end of the punctuation mark of the related sentence: e.g. [1,2,5] • If there are more than two consecutive references, the first and the last ones should be given with “-” mark between them: e.g. [1-3]; [8-14]; [14-18] They should be organized according to the following forms:
Article in journal: The reference should include the full last name and initials of the first and middle names of all authors, title of the article, abbreviated title of the journal according to the style used by the PubMed/MEDLINE, year, volume, and inclusive page numbers. (Kaplan K, Miyamoto R, Levine BR, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD. Surgical management of hip fractures: an evidence-based review of the literature. II: intertrochanteric fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008; 16:665-73).
Chapter in book: The reference should include the full last name and initials of the first and middle names of all authors, title of the chapter, name of the editors, title of the book, place, publisher, year and inclusive page numbers. (Milford L. Dislocations and ligament us injuries. In: Crenshaw AH (ed): Campbell's operative orthopedics. St. Louis: CV Mosby, 1987, pp. 241-257.).
Book: The reference should include the full last name and initials of the first and middle names of all the authors, title of the book, edition, place, publisher, year and inclusive page numbers (Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. (2nd ed). London: S. Paul, 1986, pp.160-162.).
Manuscripts published in electronic format: Teasell R, Bhogal SK, Foley N. Painful hemiplegic shoulder. Evidence-Based Review of stroke rehabilitation. 2006. Available from: http://www.scribd.com/doc/6281057/ Evidence-BasedReview-of-Stroke-Rehab.
Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order of mention in the text. Each table should include a brief title on the same sheet.
llustrations and figures should be professionally drawn and photographed. All images should be submitted in .JPG and .TIFF formats in 300 Dpi resolutions. The originality of the visual media contained in the reviews should be confirmed by submitting a letter to the journal. The original versions of the printed or electronic copies of the images adapted from a published source should be explicitly cited and the written permission obtained from the copyright holder (publisher, journal or authors) should be forwarded to the journal.
- Article Processing Charge (APC) to be paid by the Authors of the Accepted Articles for Publication in the Journal: The authors with accepted articles for publication in the Journal will be required to make a financial contribution. This contribution share will be determined according to the number of pages which the articles cover in the Journal and it will become 110 $ or 100 € or 600 TL per page. This fee will be collected in advance before the publishing services. This amount will not be repaid even if the article is afterwards withdrawn by the authors for any reason.
Editor-in-Chief: O. Şahap Atik, MD, Professor
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