INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
ISSN: 1330-2945 (print version)
ISSN: 1308-9889 (electronic version)
Dicle Medical Journal
will consider the publication of manuscripts dealing with clinical or laboratory investigations, including original investigations, case reports, invited reviews and letter to editors in the broad field of Medicine. Animal or in vitro research will also be considered. All manuscripts are subject to peer
Manuscripts can be written in English or Turkish. All manuscripts should be prepared as appropriate for “Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals (
All submitted manuscripts must be contributed solely to Dicle Medical Journal not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A copyright transfer statement must be signed by all authors and accompany each submission.
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement indicated that all prospective human studies have been approved by the ethics Committee, have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards of 2008 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be clearly stated that all persons gave informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Studies involving animals must have the animal ethics committee approval and be conducted in accordance with the care and use of laboratory animals standards.
All submitted materials become the property of Dicle Tıp Dergisi / Dicle Medical Journal. If a submission is accepted for publication, authors will sign a copyright transfer agreement. Copyright transfer agreement signed by all authors can be send to the Journal through email in a PDF file or via fax. Transfer agreement form should be sent to Publication office just after the acceptance of the manuscript. The publisher reserves the copyright. Materials published in Dicle Tıp Dergisi / Dicle Medical Journal may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without written permission of the Publisher.
Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order; Title page, Abstracts, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure Legends, Figures. All of these sections should run consecutively. The use of subheads is encouraged.
The title page should not contain abbreviations. The title page should contain the full names and affiliations of all authors and complete contact information (including address, phone number, fax number, email) of the corresponding author.
An abstract of no more than 250 words in length, describing the aims, the results that were obtained from presented data and the conclusions.
Abstract should be structured including Objectives, Materials and methods, Results and Conclusion subheadings.
Up to five key words should be supplied following the abstract. The key words should reflect the central topic of the article and should be in compatible with
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
References should be numbered consecutively in order of their appearance in the text and listed in numerical order. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. The name of all authors should be written in the References, if six or less authors exist, and the first three authors and et al. should be given if the number of authors exceeds six.
References with correct punctuation should be as follows:
, Abbott GD, Mogridge N, Allan RB, Maling TM, Wells E. Vesicoureteric reflux in the newborn: relationship to fetal renal pelvic diameter.
Pediatr Nephrol 1997;11(2):610-6.
Dunne FP, Elliot P, Gammage MD, et al. Cardiovascular function and glucocorticoid replacement in patients with hypopituitarism.
Clin Endocrinol 1995;43(4):629-32.
Hatch DJ, Sumner E, Hellman J. The Surgical Neonate: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 3rd
London: Edward Arnold, 1994:120-125.
Chapter in a book: Motoyama EK. Respiratory physiology in infants and children. In: Motoyama EK, Davis PJ, eds. Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children, 5th edn.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1990:11-76.
A paper published online but not (yet) in print can be cited using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
must be self explanatory and must not duplicate information in the text. Each table must have a title and should be numbered in order of appearance in the text. Any symbol and abbreviations used in the table body must be defined in a footnote to the table.