Instructions to 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 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.

The journal should be abbreviated as J Turk Acad Dermatol when referenced.

All submissions must be accompanied by a signed statement of scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors and a statement declaring the absence of conflict of interests. Any institution, organization, pharmaceutical or medical company providing any financial or material support, in whole or in part, must be disclosed in a footnote (ICMJE Disclosure Form for Potential Conflict of Interest(s)).

The manuscript format must comply with the ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2018).

The presentation of the article types must be designed in accordance with trial reporting guidelines:

Human research: Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: PRISMA guidelines

Case reports: the CARE case report guidelines

Clinical trials: CONSORT

Animal studies: ARRIVE and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Authors must provide disclosure/acknowledgment of financial or material support, if any was received, for the current study.

If the article includes any direct or indirect commercial links or if any institution has provided material support to the study, authors must state in the cover letter that they have no relationship with the commercial product, drug, pharmaceutical company, etc. concerned; or specify the type of relationship (consultant, other agreements), if any.


Manuscripts should conform to acceptable language usage. Abbreviations must be limited primarily to those in general usage. Generic names must be used. If a trademark is included, it should follow the generic name in parentheses the first time mentioned. After that, 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.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are screened for plagiarism using the 'iThenticate' software.

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 online 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:


The Title Page






The Body Of The Manuscript


I: Introduction

Iı: Methods

Iıı: Results

Iv: Conclusions



Figure Legends


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.


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.

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.

Book: - Monsel G, Delaunay P, Chosidow O. Arthropods. In: Griffiths C, Barker J, Bleiker T, Chalmers R, Creamer D, editors. Rook′s Textbook of Dermatology, 9th ed. Singapore: Blackwell Science; 2016. p. 32-34.

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.


The extensive use of images is promoted. The standard size for images is 768*512 pixels. The size of the images can be modified in order to match the visual format of the journal. With written permission from the patient, photographs or facial images can be used by de-identifying. 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.


The core text material should be submitted via the online article system via this link:

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