Policies

  • INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

  • Ethical Requirements
    Article Quality
    Submitting An Article
    Language
    Categories of Articles
    Manuscript Preparation
    Statistical Evaluation
    References
    Copyright Statement
    Contact

  • Ethical Requirements

    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.

  • Research Ethics

    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.

  • Article Quality

    Authors should follow these guidelines when drafting their manuscripts:
    Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: PRISMA,
    Case reports: CARE,
    Clinical trials: CONSORT,
    Animal studies: ARRIVE.

  • Submitting An Article

    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.

  • Language

    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.

  • Categories of Articles

    The Journal publishes the following types of articles:

    Original Research Articles: Original prospective or retrospective studies of basic or clinical investigations in areas relevant to medicine.

    Content:
    - Abstract (200-250 words; the structured abstract contain the following sections: objective, material and methods, results, conclusion; English)
    - Introduction
    - Material and Methods
    - Results
    - Discussion
    - Conclusion
    - Acknowledgements
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Review Articles: The authors may be invited to write or may submit a review article. Reviews including the latest medical literature may be prepared on all medical topics. Authors who have published materials on the topic are preferred.

    Content:
    - Abstract (200-250 words; without structural divisions; English)
    - Titles on related topics
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Case Reports: 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. They should include an adequate number of photos and figures.

    Content:
    - Abstract (average 100-150 words; without structural divisions; English)
    - Introduction
    - Case report
    - Discussion
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Editorial Commentary/Discussion: 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 recent years and should be no more than 500 words.

    Content:
    - There’s no title and abstract.
    - The number of references should not exceed 5.
    - Submitted letters should include a note indicating the attribution to an article (with the number and date) and the name, affiliation and address of the author(s) at the end.
    - The answer to the letter is given by the editor or the author(s) of the manuscript and is published in the journal.

    Scientific Letter: Presentations of the current cardiovascular topics with comments on published articles in related fields.

    Content:
    - Abstract (100-150 words; without structural division; English)
    - Titles on related topics
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Surgical Technique: These are articles in which surgical techniques are explained.

    Content:
    - Abstracts (100-150 words; without structural division; English)
    - Surgical techniques
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Differential Diagnosis: These are case reports which have topical importance. They include commentaries related to similar diseases.

    Content:
    - Abstract (100-150 words; without structural divisions; English)
    - Titles related to the subject
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - References

    Original Images: Self-explanatory figures or pictures on rare issues in literature.

    Content:
    - Text with 300 words, original images, references What is Your Diagnosis?: These articles are related to diseases that are seen rarely and show differences in diagnosis and treatment, and they are prepared as questions-answers.

    Content:
    - Titles related to the subject
    - Source of Finance
    - Conflict of Interest
    - Authorship Contributions
    - 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.

  • Manuscript Preparation

    Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their material.

    -The article should be written in IBM compatible computers with Microsoft Word.

    Abbreviations: 
    Abbreviations that are used should be defined in parenthesis where the full word is first mentioned. For commonly accepted abbreviations and usage, please refer to Scientific Style and Format.


    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 abbreviations used, must be listed in the 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.

    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.

    Cover Letter:
    The cover letter should include statements about manuscript category designation, single-journal submission affirmation, conflict of interest statement, sources of outside funding, equipment (if so), approval for language for articles in English and approval for statistical analysis for original research articles.

    Title Page:
    The title of the manuscript (English), the names and surnames of all authors, ORCID numbers( https://orcid.org/register), 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.

    Abstract:
    The abstracts should be prepared in accordance with the instructions in the "Categories of Articles" and placed in the article file.

    Keywords:
    -They should be minimally two, and should written English.
    -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).

    Acknowledgements:
    Any contribution that is not qualified for authorship criteria should be mentioned in the "acknowledgement" section.
    Fundraising, data collection, general supervising of the study group, spell checking or technical editing, reduction and editing alone do not qualify for authorship; therefore they are the titles to be mentioned in the "acknowledgement" section.

    Source of Finance:
    All sources of financial support if any for the project should be disclosed.
    All authors should sign "CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT" that is available in FORMS.

    Conflict of Interest:
    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other relevant interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their work.
    All authors should sign "AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION FORM" that is available in FORMS.

    Author Contributions:
    All authors should sign "AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION FORM" that is available in FORMS.

  • Statistical Evaluation:

    All retrospective, prospective and experimental research articles must be evaluated in terms of biostatics and it must be stated together with the appropriate plan, analysis, and report. P values must be given clearly in the manuscripts (e.g. p= 0.025; p=0.524).

    Research articles must be evaluated by a biostatistician prior to submission and the name of the biostatistician should be placed among the authors’ names.

    Additional information in order to control the biostatistical convenience of the papers that are submitted to biomedical journals can be obtained ICMJE.

    It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a manuscript that meets biostatistical rules.

  • References:

    References in the text should be numbered as superscript numbers and listed serially according to the order of mentioning on a separate page, double-spaced, at the end of the paper in numerical order. All authors should be listed if six or fewer, otherwise list the first six and add the et al. Journal abbreviations should conform to the style used in the Cumulated Index Medicus (please look at PUBMED). Declarations, personal experiments, unpublished papers, the thesis can not be given as a reference.

     Examples for writing references (please give attention to punctuation):

    Format for journal articles; initials of author’s names and surnames, titles of the article, journal name, date, volume, number, and inclusive pages, must be indicated.
    Example:

    Stephane A. Management of congenital cholesteatoma with otoendoscopic surgery: Case report.Türkiye Klinikleri J Med Sci. 2010;30(2):803-7.

    Format for books; initials of author’s names and surnames, chapter title, editor’s name, book title, edition, city, publisher, date, and pages.
    Example:

    Underwood LE, Van Wyk JJ. Normal and aberrant growth. In: Wilson JD, Foster DW, eds. Wiliams’ Textbook of Endocrinology. 1 st ed. Philadelphia: WBSaunders; 1992. p.1079-138.

    Format for books of which the editor and author are the same people; initials of author(s)’ editor(s)’ names and surnames chapter title, book title, edition, city, publisher, date, and pages.Example:

    Solcia E, Capella C, Kloppel G. Tumors of the exocrine pancreas.Tumors of the Pancreas. 2nd ed. Washington: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology;1997. p.145-210.

    Format for on-line-only publications;  DOI is the only acceptable on-line reference.

  • Copyright Statement:

    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.

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