About

The Marmara Medical Journal is a multidisciplinary,

academic publication of Marmara University, School of

Medicine. It is an open access, double blind peer-reviewed

journal. The journal aims to publish papers of general

interest relating to advances in medical practice and novel

treatments that will be of interest to general practitioners,

medical students, and senior practitioners and specialists.

We especially welcome papers on Public Health and

Medical Education. MMJ also aims to publish all types

of research conducted by medical students. It includes

original research papers, case reports, reviews, articles

about clinical and practical applications and editorials,

short reports, letters to the editor and occcasionally a

photo-quiz.

All authors are required to disclose all

potential conflicts of interests, including financial interests

and relationships and affiliations (other than those listed in

the title page of the manuscript) relevant to the subject of the

manuscript. Also editors, all participants in the peer-review and

publication process must disclose all relationships that could be

viewed as potential conflicts of interests. (4)

Preparation of Manuscript

a. The Title page should contain the article title, authors’ names

and academic or professional affiliations, and the address for

manuscript correspondence (including e-mail address and

telephone and fax numbers). Pages should be numbered

consecutively and organized as follows:

(1) two structured abstracts (Turkish and English) of

not more than 200 words each must be included. The

abstracts should be divided into the following sections:

Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion, (2) Keywords

(3-6 keywords, in Turkish and English should be taken

from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from Index

Medicus), (3) Introduction, (4) Materials and Methods,

(5) Results, (6) Discussion and (7) References.

b. Introduction. State why the investigation was carried

out, note any relevant published work, and delineate the

objective of the investigation.

c. Methods. New methods or significant improvements of

methods or changes in old methods must be described.

Details regarding animal housing conditions should be given.

All clinical studies must contain :

1) a statement that all experimental protocols have been

approved by the Ethical Committee of the Institution prior

to the commencement of the studies,

2) a statement that all participants gave informed consent.

d. Results. Duplication between the text of this section and

material presented in tables and figures should be avoided.

Tabular presentation of masses of negative data must be

avoided and replaced with a statement in the text whenever

possible. The results must be presented clearly, concisely and

without comment.

e. Discussion. This section must relate the significance of the

work to existing knowledge in the field and indicate the

importance of the contribution of this study. Unsupported

hypotheses and speculation should be omitted.

f. References. The style of references is that of the Index

Medicus. List all authors when there are six or fewer, when

there are seven or more list the first three, then add “et al.”.

Unpublished results or personal communications should be

cited as such in the text. Please note the following examples:

1. Yazici D, Taş S, Emir H, Sunar H. Comparison of premeal

mixed insulin three times daily and basal-bolus insulin

therapy started post-operatively on patients having

coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Marmara Med J

2011; 25:16-9. doi: 10.5472/MMJ.2011.02134.1

2. Walker M, Hull A. Preterm labor and birth. In: Taeusch

HW, Ballard RA, eds. Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn.

Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1998: 144,153.

3. Lawton J, Ahmad N, Hallowell N, Hanna L, Douglas M.

Perceptions and experiences of taking oral hypoglycaemic

agents among people of Pakistani and Indian origin:

qualitative study. BMJ 2005;30:1247-51. doi:10.1136/

bmj.38460.642789.EO

4. WONCA Ad Hoc Task Force on Tobacco Cessation.

http://globalfamilydoctor.com/publications/new/

november/09.htm.

g. Figures. Diagrams and illustrations should be given Arabic

numerals. All figure legends should be grouped and written

on a separate page. Each Figure should be in one of the

following preferred formats: Tiff, JPEG, PDF, and EPS.

h. Tables. Tables should be numbered consecutively with

Roman numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type

each table double-spaced on a separate page with a short

descriptive title directly above and with essential footnotes

below.

Units will be in general accordance with the International System

(SI) as adopted by the 11th General Conference on Weights and

Measures.

Compliance with the principles of Declaration of Helsinki is

accepted as a policy by Marmara Medical Journal. Manuscripts

which do not properly consider ethical issues for humans or

animals will not be accepted for publication. a) Marmara Medical

Journal requires that investigations performed on human

subjects have the prior approval of the institutional Committee

on Human Experimentation. Authors are required to submit a

signed statement as to the date and details of the appropriate

review. b) When studies involve the use of experimental

animals, manuscripts should briefly describe the procedures

employed for animal care and handling. Where drugs are used

at particular concentrations in intact animal systems, the author

should indicate some rationale for selection of the particular

concentration.

Role of the Funding Source. All sources of funding should be

declared as an acknowledgment at the end of the text.

Conflict of Interest: All authors are required to disclose all

potential conflicts of interests, including financial interests

and relationships and affiliations (other than those listed in

the title page of the manuscript) relevant to the subject of the

manuscript. Also editors, all participants in the peer-review and

publication process must disclose all relationships that could be

viewed as potential conflicts of interests. (4)

Authorship: Marmara Medical Journal asks the corresponding

author to attest that the authors:

a) had access to all the study data

b) took responsibility for the accuracy of the analysis

c) had the authority over manuscript preparation and the

decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

All manuscripts are examined by the editorial board and

refereed critically by two or more reviewers, at least one from

another institution. The editor reserves the right to reject or to

return the manuscript to the author(s) for additional changes.

A copyright release form will be sent automatically by e-mail

once your article is received by the Editor.

Frequency : Three times a year ( January, May, October)