The Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association (ISSN 1309-0399; Abbreviated as J Turkish German Gynecol Assoc) is the official journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association and the Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine. Formerly named ARTEMIS is printed quarterly (March, June, September, December) and publishes original peer-reviewed articles, reviews, case reports, brief reports and commentaries in the fields of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Endocrinology & Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics in English. The title, abstract, and key words (according to medical subject headings) are provided in English at the beginning of each article. Reviews will be considered for publication only if they are written by authors who have at least three published manuscripts in the international peer reviewed journals and these studies should be cited in the review. Otherwise only invited reviews will be considered for peer review from qualified experts in the area.
The Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association is a peer reviewed journal and adheres to the highest ethical and editorial standards. The Editorial Board of the journal endorses the editorial policy statements approved by the WAME Board of Directors. The journal is in compliance with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (NEJM 1997; 336: 309-315, updated 2001). The editors also adhere to the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE) recommendations (http://publicationethics.org).
Submission of manuscripts
All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system after logging on to the web site www.jtgga.org. Authors who have any queries can contact the following addresses:
Prof. Dr. Cihat Ünlü
Editor in Chief (Turkey)
Abdi Ipekci Caddesi 2/7
Nisantasi, Istanbul / Turkey
Prof. Dr. Peter Mallmann
Editor in Chief (Germany)
Universitäts-Frauenklinik KölnKerpener Str.
Eray Çalışkan (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Gazi Yıldırım (İstanbul, Turkey)
Yaprak Engin Üstün (Ankara, Turkey)
A. Kubilay Ertan (Leverkusen, Germany)
H. Taylan Öney (Bremen, Germany)
Cenk Sayın (Edirne, Turkey)
H. Alper Tanrıverdi (Aydın, Turkey)
Cemil Yaman (Linz, Austria)
The manuscript, figures and tables, prepared under Microsoft Office Word program, double spaced on one side of A4 sized page, with margins of at least 25 mm should be submitted. Original articles should not exceed 15 pages including the tables and figures. Brief reports should not exceed 5 pages including one figure and/or maximum two tables. As the journals policy only online submissions of manuscripts are accepted after May 2005.
Only online submissions are accepted for quick peer-review and to prevent delay in publication. Manuscripts should be prepared as word document (*.doc) or rich text format (*.rtf). After logging on to the web site www.jtgga.org double click the “submit an article” icon. All corresponding authors should be provided a password and an username after providing the information needed. After logging on the article submission system with your own password and username please read carefully the directions of the system to provide all needed information in order not to delay the processing of the manuscript. Attach the manuscript, all figures, tables and additional documents. Please also attach the cover letter with “Assignment of Copyright and Financial Disclosure” forms, check-list of below mentioned guidelines according to the type of the manuscript.
All manuscripts will be evaluated by the scientific board for their scientific contribution, originality and content. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the data. The journal retains the right to make appropriate changes on the grammar and language of the manuscript. When suitable the manuscript will be send to the corresponding author for revision. The manuscript, when published, will become the property of the journal and copyright will be taken out in the name of the journal. Articles previously published in any language will not be considered for publication in the journal. Authors can not submit the manuscript for publication in another journal. All changes in the manuscript will be made after obtaining written permission of the author and the publisher. Full text of all articles can be downloaded at the web site of the journal www.jtgga.org
Preparation of Manuscripts
The “Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association” follows the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Br Med J 1988; 296: 401-5). Upon submission of the manuscript, authors are to indicate the type of trial/research and provide the checklist of the following guidelines when appropriate:
CONSORT statement for randomized controlled trials (Moher D, Schultz KF, Altman D, for the CONSORT Group. The CONSORT statement revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel group randomized trials. JAMA 2001; 285: 1987-91) (http://www.consort-statement.org/),
PRISMA for preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG, The PRISMA Group. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. PLoS Med 2009; 6(7): e1000097.) (http://www.prisma-statement.org/),
STARD checklist for the reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy (Bossuyt PM, Reitsma JB, Bruns DE, Gatsonis CA, Glasziou PP, Irwig LM, et al, for the STARD Group. Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative. Ann Intern Med 2003;138:40-4.) (http://www.stard-statement.org/),
STROBE statementchecklist of items that should be included in reports of observational studies (http://www.strobe-statement.org/),
MOOSE guidelines for meta-analysis and systemic reviews of observational studies (Stroup DF, Berlin JA, Morton SC, et al. Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology: a proposal for reporting Meta-analysis of observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) group. JAMA 2000; 283: 2008-12).
Human and Animal Studies
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards described in an appropriate version of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki, as revised in 2000. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted. Experimental animal studies should be presented with the disclosure of the appropriateness to the institutional/national/international ethical guides on care and use of laboratory animals.
Reports of animal experiments must state that the “Principles of laboratory animal care” (NIH publication No. 86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws where applicable.
The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the abovementioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or for failure to fulfill the abovementioned requirements.
In a cover letter the authors should state if any of the material in the manuscript is submitted or planned for publication elsewhere in any form including electronic media. The cover letter must contain address, telephone, fax and the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Conflict of Interest
Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. They should also state that they have had full control of all primary data and that they agree to allow the Journal to review their data if requested. Therefore manuscripts should be accompanied by the “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.” The form can be obtained from the journal webpage (www.jtgga.org).
The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to his/their article to the Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form); it also covers translation rights for all languages and countries. For U.S. authors the copyright is transferred to the extent transferable.
Manuscripts must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Statement”.
All manuscripts must include the following section headings; title, abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion
The first page should include the title of the article, name(s), affiliations and major degree(s) of the author(s) and source(s) of the work or study, a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters. The name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be listed on the title page.
All manuscripts should be accompanied by a structured abstract in Turkish. The structured Abstract(s) should present the study Objective, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions. Word limitation is 250 words for original articles and 150 words for brief reports and case reports.
Below the abstract provide up to 5 key words or short phrases. Do not use abbreviations as key words. For key words in English, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms
(www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) and for key words in Turkish, Turkish Science Terms (Türkiye Bilim Terimleri) (www.bilimterimleri.com) should be used.
State concisely the purpose and rationale for the study and cite only the most pertinent references as background.
Material and Methods
Describe the plan, the patients, experimental animals, material and controls, the methods and procedures utilized, and the statistical method(s) employed. In addition to the normal peer review procedure, all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) submitted to the journal are sent to members of a team of professional medical statisticians for reviewing.
Address “Institutional Review Board” issues as stated above. State the generic names of the drugs with the name and country of the manufactures.
Present the detailed findings supported with statistical methods. Figures and tables should supplement, not duplicate the text; presentation of data in either one or the other will suffice. Emphasize only your important observations; do not compare your observations with those of others. Such comparisons and comments are reserved for the discussion section.
State the importance and significance of your findings but do not repeat the details given in the Results section. Limit your opinions to those strictly indicated by the facts in your report. Compare your finding with those of others. No new data are to be presented in this section.
Number references in Arabic numerals consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text starting with number “1”. Use the form of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (http://www.amaassn.org/public/peer/wame/uniform.htm). If number of authors exceeds seven, list first 6 authors followed by et al.
Journal titles should conform to the abbreviations used in “Cumulated Index Medicus”.
Harrington K, Cooper D, Lees C, Hecher K, Campbell S. Doppler ultrasound of the uterine arteries: the importance of bilateral notching in the prediction of pre-eclampsia, placental abruption or delivery of a small-for-gestational-age baby. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 1996; 7: 182-8.
Ertan AK, Tanriverdi HA, Schmidt W. Doppler Sonography in Obstetrics. In: Kurjak A, Chervenak FA, editors. Ian Donald School Textbook of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers; 2003. p. 395-421.
Kohler G; Egelkraut H. In Kohler G and Egelkraut H (edts).Munchener Funktionelle Entwicklungsdiagnostik im zweitem und drittem Lebensjahr. Handanweisung. Munchen: Uni Munchen, Institut fur Soziale Paediatrie und Jugendmedizin; 1984.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should work under “Windows”. Color figures or gray-scale images must be at least 300 dpi. Figures using “*.tiff”, “*.jpg” or “*.pdf” should be saved separate from the text. Number tables and figures consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text. All tables and figures should be prepared on separate pages. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Each table must have a title indicating the purpose or content of each table. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all abbreviations used in each table. Each figure must have an accompanying legend defining abbreviations or symbols found in the figure. If photographs of people are used, the subjects must be unidentifiable or the subjects must have provided written permission to use the photograph. There is no charge for color illustrations.
Units of measurement and abbreviations
Units of measurement should be in Systéme International (SI) units. Abbreviations should be avoided in the title. Use only standard abbreviations. If abbreviations are used in the text, they should be defined in the text when first used.
Revisions will be sent to the corresponding author. Revisions must be returned as quickly as possible in order not to delay publication. Deadline for the return of revisions is 30 days. The editorial board retains the right to decline manuscripts from review if authors’ response delays beyond 30 days. All reviewers’ comments should be addressed and revisions made should be started with page and line of the text. Send a highlighted copy indicating the revisions made and a clear copy of the revised manuscript. Authors are responsible for the truth of presented data and references. The Editors have the right to withdraw or retract the paper from the scientific literature in case of proven allegations of misconduct.
Accepted articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked.
Journal and Society Web sites:
www.dtgg.de (Deutsch-Türkische Gynäkologengeselleschaft) burası ayrı olacak herhalde
www.tajd.org (Türk-Alman Jinekoloji Derneği)
www.jtgga.org (Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association)
- Citation of published manuscripts in J Turkish German Gynecol Assoc should be as follows:
Tews G, Ebner T, Sommergruber M, Marianne M, Omar S. Ectopic Pregnancy in the Assisted Reproduction. J Turkish German Gynecol Assoc 2004; 5: 59-62.
- The Journal name should be abbreviated as “J Turkish German Gynecol Assoc”
© All rights of the articles published in J Turkish German Gynecol Assoc (Formerly “Artemis”) are reserved by the Turkish-German Gynecological Association.