INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

Coverage of Journal of the Turkish Academy of Dermatology

The journal is created with a general concept to accommodate the coverage of topics of current concern where accepted articles regularly cover:

  • Continuing Medical Education: Substantial educational articles presenting core information for the continuing medical education of the practicing dermatologist.
  • Original Articles: Original in-depth epidemiological studies or clinical and investigative laboratory research articles.
  • Case Reports: Brief individual case reports of unusual interest.
  • Correspondence: Brief letters to the editor that comment on previous articles or that involve brief case presentations.
Editorial Policies

Journal of the Turkish Academy of Dermatology is a refereed journal. Original manuscripts will be considered for publication. Information that has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere will not be accepted. Manuscripts that appear to meet the goals of the Journal will be reviewed by two independent reviewers before a decision is made on publication.

Style

Manuscripts should conform to acceptable language usage. Abbreviations must be limited primarily to those in general usage. Generic names must be used. If a trade name is included, it should follow the generic name in parentheses the first time mentioned. Thereafter, generic names only should be used. Weights and measurements should be expressed in metric units, and temperatures in degrees centigrade.

Items may link back to the primary manuscript path or link to additional supplemental content.

Preparation of Manuscripts

By submitting your article for publication, you grant Journal of the Turkish Academy of Dermatology the copyright to reproduce that work and associated images in electronic format (on the Internet or as a CD-ROM version of the Internet site) or in paper format derived from the on-line work. Otherwise the author still retains copyright to the written material and any associated images.

Original articles may be submitted in English. Send your manuscript in digital format in simple text, Microsoft Word, or RTF to the Editors. The Journal uses the accepted standard scientific format:

GENERIC FORMAT
the title page
Title:
Authors:
Affiliations:
Keywords:
CONTACT
the body of the manuscript
Abstract:
I:Introduction
II:Methods
III:Results
IV:Conclusions
References
the appendices
FIGURE LEGENDS
TABLES

References: Reference citations within the article should be noted with square brackets following punctuation like this [2, 3, 4]. If necessary one may also place a citation in the middle of a sentence (The sentence may need to pinpoint the citation to a specific comment[5] and not link it to the subsequent remarks.) In the reference section, list the references by a simple number at the start of a line, followed by a period and space. Use the citation format of PubMed, including the PMID number:

References:

  1. Mareledwane NG. A randomized, open-label, comparative study of oral doxycycline 100 mg vs. 5% topical benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Int J Dermatol 2006; 45: 1438-1439. PMID: 17184250
  2. Doger FK, Dikicioglu E, Ergin F, Unal E, Sendur N, Uslu M. Nature of cell kinetics in psoriatic epidermis. J Cutan Pathol 2007; 34: 257-263. PMID: 17302610

Tables and figures may be included in the document, and like images will need to be transferred as separate files, one file per table or figure. Unless the tables are less than 420 px wide, they will be linked from the text rather than put in-line.

Images

The extensive use of images is encouraged. The standard size for images is 768*512 pixels. The journal may edits the images to make in-line representations that will be linked to the larger versions. Unless you have written permission from the patient, photographs should not be identifying. If facial images are to be used, please mask the eyes or in some way de-identify the image. Clinical photographs should be saved in medium JPEG compression format. Line drawings or tables should be in Compuserve GIF format. Please limit the width of any in-line material to 434 pixels. Please avoid spaces when numbering your images and use the extension to indicate the compression algorithm (e.g., figure1.jpg, figure2.gif, etc.). It would be helpful for you to indicate the appropriate location of your figures within your text. You may use square braces for these remarks. Please place these remarks on the line preceding the appropriate paragraph. Two figures will appear side-by-side above the indicated paragraph.

HOW TO TRANSMIT YOUR WORK TO THE JOURNAL

The core text material may be sent as e-mail in simple text, or as an attachment in Microsoft Word format. Images should be sent as e-mail attachments.

Current addresses for sending manuscripts:

Editor
Journal of the Turkish Academy of Dermatology
yalcintuzun@yahoo.com