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The journal requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by Publication Ethics.
The journal requires all authors to adhere to the standards as prescribed by Editorial Policies.
The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) and holds that all reported research involving "Human beings" conducted in accordance with such principles.
Reports describing data obtained from research conducted in human participants must contain a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board and affirmation that INFORMED CONSENT was obtained from each participant.
Case reports should be accompanied by INFORMED CONSENT whether the identity of the patient is disclosed or not.
All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section giving assurance that all animals have received human care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://www.nap.edu/read/12910/chapter/1) and indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board.
Conflict of Interest
1. During this study, whether there are any moral and/or material support that may negatively impact the decision making process of the study during the evaluation phase of it from any pharmaceutical company, a company or business company providing and/or manufacturing medical devices, equipment and materials that directly relevant to the subject of this study should be clearly stated.
2. Concerning this study whether there are any situations for its authors’ and/or family members’ potential conflict of interest like scientific and medical committee membership or a relationship with the members, supervision, expertise, working in a firm, shareholding, etc. should be clearly stated.
3. In the preparation of this study collection of the data, interpretation of the results and whether there is any conflict of interest areas in the writing stages of the article should be clearly stated.
4. If the proposed publication concerns any commercial product, the author must include a statement indicating that the author(s) has (have) no financial or other interest in the product or explaining the nature of any relation (including consultancies) between the author(s) and the manufacturer or distributor of the product.
5. The "CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT" that is available in FORMS should be signed by all the authors.
Ethics Committee Approval
If "Ethics Committee Approval" must be obtained for an article, a document obtained from the ethics committee should be sent to the "Online Article Submission" link on www.jcog.com.tr.
It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets ethical criteria.
During the evaluation of the manuscript, the research data and/or ethics committee approval form can be requested from the authors if it’s required by the editorial board.
Submission of an article to the Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology implies that all authors have read and agreed to the journal's editorial policies and publication ethics.
In order to submit an article for the Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, you click the "Online Article Submission" link at www.jcog.com.tr address (Only Internet submitting will be considered). You also may follow up on all the procedures related to your articles from this web site.
The official language of the Journal is English. All spelling and grammar mistakes in the submitted articles are corrected by our redaction committee without changing the data presented.
It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets spelling and grammar rules.
In accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material herein are those of the author(s).
Authors have the same rights to share their articles in the same way expressed in Open Access.
Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscripts.
All manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by the "TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT" that is available in FORMS.
Main Document: Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their material.
For submission and review, please submit the manuscript as a Word document. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format. (12-point font size, double-space text, Times New Roman)
Cover Letter: Include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (affiliation, postal/mail address, email address, and telephone number) and whether the authors have published, posted, or submitted any related papers from the same study.
Title Page: The title of the manuscript, the names and surnames of all authors, ORCID numbers, academic titles, institutions, business phones and mobile phones, e-mail and correspondence addresses of all authors should be specified. If the article has already been submitted as a paper; the place, the date and the name of the conference where the paper is presented should be given.
Title: Titles should be concise, specific, and informative. For scientific manuscripts, do not use overly general titles, declarative titles, titles that include the direction of study results, or questions as titles. For reports of clinical trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews, include the type of study as a subtitle (eg, A Randomized Clinical Trial, A Meta-analysis, A Systematic Review).
Abstract: Should be included in abstracts, which should not contain any references, figure and table numbers. Acronyms should not be used in Abstracts, unless required. The abstracts should be prepared in accordance with the instructions in the “Table 1” and placed in the article file.
Keywords: They should be minimally two, and the words should be separated by a semicolon (;), from each other. Keywords should be appropriate to “Medical Subject Headings (MESH)” (Look: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
Abbreviations: Acronyms should not be used in Abstracts and titles, unless required. Abbreviations used in the journal should be nationally or internationally accepted, should be defined in the text when first used, and written in parenthesis. Afterwards, the abbreviation should be used throughout the text. For commonly accepted abbreviations and usage, please refer to Scientific Style and Format (https://www.scientificstyleandformat.org/Home.html).
When a drug, product, hardware, or software program is mentioned within the main text, product information, including the name of the product, the producer of the product, and city and the country of the company (including the state if in USA), should be provided in parentheses in the following format: “Discovery St PET/CT scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI, USA)”
Figures, Pictures, Tables and Graphics:
-All figures, pictures, tables and graphics should be cited at the end of the relevant sentence. Explanations about figures, pictures, tables and graphics must be placed at the end of the article.
- Figures, pictures/photographs must be added to the system as separate .jpg or .gif files (approximately 500x400 pixels, 8 cm in width and scanned at 300 resolution).
- All abbrevations used, must be listed in explanation which will be placed at the bottom of each figure, picture, table and graphic.
- For figures, pictures, tables and graphics to be reproduced relevant permissions need to be provided. This permission must be mentioned in the explanation.
- Pictures/photographs must be in color, clear and with appropriate contrast to separate details
Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded.
Video and Movie Images: Video and movie images should be prepared in MPEG format with a maximum size of 5 MB. They should be submitted to the journal with the manuscript documents. The names of patients, doctors, institutions and places should be omitted from all documents
Statistical Evaluation: All retrospective, prospective and experimental research articles must be evaluated in terms of biostatics and it must be stated together with appropriate plan, analysis and report. The statistical tests should be briefly noted in the Methods section (eg, ANOVA or Fisher exact test). Such description should include appropriate references to the original literature, particularly for uncommon statistical tests and methods. p values must be given clearly in the manuscripts (e.g. p= 0.025; p= 0.524). Must be use means and standard deviations (SD) for normally distributed data and medians and minimum-maximum values, ranges (R) or interquartile ranges (IQR) for data that are not normally Must be report losses to observation, such as dropouts from a clinical trial or those lost to follow-up or unavailable in an observational study. The manuscripts in process are reviewed by the biostatistic editor when required. Additional information in order to control the biostatistical convenience of the papers that are submitted to biomedical journals can be obtained from the web page www.icmje.org
It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets biostatistical rules
Preservation of Research Data: It is obligatory to keep the data of each published research by the researcher for 5 years. Data and analysis programs of some articles can be requested from the authors when needed in accordance with both our publishing policy and the rules of the international publishing organizations we are involved in.
Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Original Articles: Original articles should provide new information based on original research. The main text should be structured with “Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest , Authors Contributions” subheadings. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Abstract: Original articles should provide new information based on original research. The main text should be structured with “Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest , Authors Contributions” subheadings. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Introduction: State briefly the nature and purpose of the work, quoting the relevant literature.
Methods: Include the details of clinical and technical procedures.
Research ethics standards compliance: All manuscripts dealing with human subjects must contain a statement indicating that the study was approved by the Institutional Review Board or a comparable formal research ethics review committee. If none is present at your institution, there should be a statement that the research was performed according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles (www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm). There should also be a statement about whether informed consent was obtained from research subjects.
Results: Present these clearly, concisely, and without comment. Statistical analysis results should also be provided in this section to support conclusions when available.
Discussion: Explain your results and relate them to those of other authors; define their significance for clinical practice. Limitations, drawbacks, or shortcomings of the study should also be stated in the discussion section before the conclusion paragraph.
Conclusion: In the last section, a strong conclusion should be written
References: Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles
The journal will consider 3 types of review articles. The type of review should be indicated in the title Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
1) Systematic Reviews (without meta-analysis): Require a complete systematic search of the literature using multiple databases, covering many years, and grading of the quality of the cited evidence. Systematic Reviews without meta-analysis are published as “Reviews”; those with meta-analysis are published as “Original Investigations”.
2) Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment: Also require a complete systematic search of the literature, but only of the last 5 years of published literature. An assessment of quality of the evidence is not required but is recommended.
3) Narrative Reviews: Do not require a rigorous literature search but should rely on evidence and should be written by established experts in the field.
Content: Abstract, Titles on related topics, Conflict of Interest and Authors Contributions, References
Brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease process, a unique unreported manifestation or treatment of a known disease process, or unique unreported complications of treatment regimens. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Content: Abstract, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Conflict of Interest and Authors Contributions, References
Evaluation of the original research article is done by the specialists of the field (except the authors of the research article) and it is published at the end of the related article.
Letters to the Editor:
These are the letters that include different views, experiments and questions of the readers about the manuscripts that were published in this journal in the last six months. Letters should not exceed 400 words of text and 5 references, 1 of which should be to the recent article. Letters may have no more than 3 authors. Letters not meeting these specifications are generally not considered. Letters being considered for publication ordinarily will be sent to the authors of the original article, who will be given the opportunity to reply. Letters will be published at the discretion of the editors and are subject to abridgement and editing for style and content. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
These are articles in which surgical techniques are explained. These manuscripts should have no more than 1 small table or figure, and should have no more than 3 authors. When possible please include a video demonstrating the surgical technique to accompany the article online. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Content: Abstracts, Surgical techniques, Conflict of Interest and Authors Contributions, References
These are case reports which have topical importance. They include commentaries related with similar diseases. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
Content: Abstract, Titles related with subject, Conflict of Interest and Authors Contributions, References
This article type is intended to provide readers with novel and clinically relevant images of unusual or striking examples of clinical entities, laboratory/radiological studies, or therapeutic procedures with brief explanatory text. The figure can be a single image or no more than 2 related images (eg, a composite showing Figure 1A and 1B). Each image should be of high quality in terms of features such as exposure, focus, color, and contrast. The figure should have a simple descriptive title and a brief legend that includes relevant technical details and explains all labeled structures. Additional explanatory text, which is not part of the legend and ideally should not duplicate the legend, should be limited to 300 words or less and should present relevant clinical information succinctly, such as a short, deidentified description of a patient and/or the patient’s history, relevant physical and laboratory findings, clinical course, response to treatment (if any), and/or condition at last follow-up. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for articles.
An invited commentary is a short article that describes an author’s personal experience of a specific topic. Unlike a review article, the author gives his own opinions and perspectives. It typically addresses a current, hot and often controversial subject. It may take two formats, namely, provide an expert author’s personal views of and insight into a current hot topic, or add balance to another paper being commented upon, with addition of the author’s own perspective.
What is Your Diagnosis?:
These articles are related with diseases that are seen rarely and show differences in diagnosis and treatment, and they are prepared as questions-answers.
Content: - Titles related with subject - References (between 3 and 5)
Medical Book Reviews:
Reviews and comments on current national and international medical books.
Questions and Answers:
Scientific educational questions and answers on medical topics.
TABLE 1: Limitations for each manuscript type
|Type of manuscript||Word limit||Abstract word limit||Reference limit||Table limit||Figure limit|
|Research Article||3500||200-250 (Structured)||35||6||5 or total of 10 images|
|Review Article||5000||200-250||75||6||10 or total of 15 images|
|Case Report||1200||100-150||15||4||3 or total of 6 images|
|Letter to the Editor||400||No abstract||5||No tables||No images|
|Surgical Technique||1200||100-150||10||No tables||At least 1-4 figur or video demonstrating the surgical technique|
|Differential Diagnosis||1200||100-150||10||4||3 or total of 6 images|
|Original Images||300||No abstract||Between 3 and 5||No tables||1 or total of 2 images|
References should be numbered according to the appearance order in the text and should be indicated as “Superscript” just after punctuation marks at the end of the sentence. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. All references, (books, articles and similar articles) should be written according to the rules of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). PubMed PMID for the citations: Add PubMed PMID numbers to the end of references taken from the Pubmed database.
Congress papers, personal experiences, unpublished theses cannot be cited as references, but can be mentioned in the article.
Standard journal article: If the number of authors in the article is 6 or less, all authors should be specified, if 7 or more, the first 6 names should be written and “et al” should be added.
Uslu Yuvacı H, Yazar H, Köse E, Çoban BN, Aslan MM, Yazıcı E, et al. Evaluation of the Relationship Between the Level of Vitamin D in Maternal Blood and Breast Milk and Postpartum Depression. J Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020;30(2):58-64.
Article in Turkish: Çınar Özdemir Ö, Altındağ E, Avcı F, Uysal MF. Kronik Venöz Yetmezlik [Chronic venous insufficiency]. Türkiye Klinikleri J Health Sci. 2016;1(2):125- 38. doi: 10.5336/healthsci.2015-45121
Electronic journal article
Gage BF, Fihn SD, White RH. Management and dosing of warfarin therapy. Am J Med. 2000;109(6):481-8. PMID: 11042238.
Journal article published online ahead of print: Doğan GM, Sığırcı A, Akyay A, Uğuralp S, Güvenç MN. A Rare Malignancy in an Adolescent: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor. Turkiye Klinikleri J Case Rep. 10.5336/caserep.2020-77722. Published online: 31 December 2020.
Lagios MD. Evaluation of surrogate endpoint biomarkers for ductal carcinoma in situ. J Cell Biochem. 1994;19(Suppl):186-8. PMID: 7823590.
Parts of an issue
Newman KM, Jean-Claude J, Li H, Ramey WG, Tilson MD. Cytokines that activate proteolysis are increased in abdominal aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 1994;90(5 Pt 2):II224-7. PMID: 7955258.
Feifel D, Moutier CY, Perry W. Safety and tolerability of a rapidly escalating dose-loading regimen for risperidone. J Clin Psychiatry. 2000;61(12):909-11. Retraction in: Feifel D, Moutier CY, Perry W. J Clin Psychiatry. 2002;63(2):169.
Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.
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Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescentpregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of DimesEducation Services; 2001.
Chapter in a bookMeltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosomealterations in humansolidtumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, eds. Thegeneticbasis of humancancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p.93-113.
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Dissertation or Thesis:
Author of the thesis. Title of thesis [Type of thesis]. City name: University name; Year. [Date of access]. Available link
Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).
eatright.org [Internet]. Chicago: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; c2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Available from: https://www.eatright.org/.
Part of a homepage/Web site
American Medical Association [Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Office of International Medicine; [about 2 screens]. Available from: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/office-international-medicine
When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the decision letter. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be canceled. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should request this extension before the initial 30-day period is over.
All spelling and grammar mistakes in the submitted articles are corrected by our redaction committee without changing the data presented.
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