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Instructions to Authors

The Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal which has been started to be published in 2011.

Articles in the journal are published in content pages and article title pages, as classified according to their types (research, case report, short report, review, letter to editor etc.)

Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital does not charge any article submission or processing fees, and reviews are prepared due to the invitation of the editor.

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital must be screened for plagiarism and proofreading by the authors’ themselves.

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts sent to the Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital are firstly evaluated by the editor. The editor checks up every manuscript, whether they are worth to evaluate or not, and assigns an assistant for each. If the editor and the assistant find the manuscript worth to evaluate, they send it to two reviewers or one reviewer with one editorial board member for evaluation. The manuscript is not under evaluation if it does not require the evaluation of the reviewer or editorial board members because it has no scientific value and not original, or it does not fit the reader population. The author(s) should screen their article for plagiarism and share the suicide report with the journal. In addition to plagiarism, proofreading responsibility lies with the authors.

The scientific and ethical liability of the manuscripts, as well as the copyright, belongs to the authors and the commercial rights of the manuscripts belongs to Izmir Dr. Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital. The authors are responsible for the content and resources of the articles. The authors should send the certificate of approval (Copyright Agreement Form) with their articles which state that commercial rights is transferred to the journal. These certificate documents written by the authors mean the writers declare their scientific responsibilities and guarantee that the study had never been published or not to be published in the near future by another journal.


Original Research Articles: References and an English summary are required (see writing preparation section). At most 5000 words (20 double-spaced pages), 7 tables and/or figures, additionally abstract and references in English. Ethics committee approval should be added to the study.

Case Reports: For the manuscripts sent to this part, we are looking for the clinical cases that are infrequently reported in scientific literature previously, unreported clinical reflections or complications of a well-known disease, unknown adverse reactions of known treatments, or case reports including scientific message that might trigger further new research, preferably. Case reports should include an abstract, case, and discussion. It should include 2000 words (8 double-spaced pages), 15 or less references, and three tables or pictures.

Abstract Reports: Researches with small numbers that have preliminary study data and findings which require further studies. References and English abstract required (see Manuscript Preparation section). At most 3000 words in length (8 double-spaced pages), additionally English abstract, 15 or less references, 3 tables and/or figures. Ethics committee approval is required.

Concepts: Clinical or non-clinical manuscripts about the improvement of this field. References and English abstract required. At most 4000 words (16 double-spaced pages), additionally English abstract (each less than 150 words), and references must be included.

Review Articles: Extent investigation writings, including the latest national and worldwide literature about public health issues. Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital publishes invited review articles. A contact with the editor should be provided before the submission of uninvited reviews. At most 5000 words (20 double-spaced pages). There is no limitation on the number of references. Related information is available in the following article; Burney RF, Tintinalli JE: How to write a collective review. Ann Emerg Med 1987;16:1402.

Evidence-based Information: Articles that could answer to the problems of clinical and medical applications. The article should include these sections; clinical vignette, questions and problems, research and selection of the best evidence, a detailed examination of the evidence, and implementation of the evidence. At most 4000 words (15 double-spaced pages), additional English abstract. Authors should also send the copies of the articles to the editor.

Letter to Editor: These are the articles that include opinions and solution advice about the medicine and public health issues, and comments about the articles published in the Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital or other journals. At most 1500 words (6 double-spaced pages), additionally references should be included.

Type of article


Word count*

Number of authors

Number of references


Original Research Articles


2000 to 5000 20 double-spaced pages)




Case report


2000 (8 double-spaced pages)




Abstract Reports


3000 (8 double-spaced pages)






4000 (16 double-spaced pages)




Review Articles


2000 to 5000 (20 double-spaced pages)




Evidence-based Information


4000 (15 double-spaced pages)




Letter to the editor


1500 (6 double-spaced pages)




Cover Letter: The author, in this letter, should imply the short explanation of his research or writing, type of the study (random, double-blind, controlled etc.), the category it is sent for, and whether it has been presented in a scientific meeting or not, in details. Additionally, the address, phone, and fax numbers and e-mail address of the person for contact about the writing should be present at the lower pole of the letter.

The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number of the correspondence author should be provided while sending the manuscript. A free registration can create at http://orcid.org.

Make sure that name of the author (s), information about the institution thank you letter about ethics committee etc. are not included in the study. This issue is important according to the ‘double- blind review principle’ concerning the evaluation process of your work so that it can be dealt with impartially.

You are expected to upload the plagiarism report while uploading your article to the journal. Therefore, while preparing the study, you should avoid plagiarism citations.

If your article is derived from a study, a thesis, abstract of a case report, poster, etc. be sure to cite it in a footnote and specify its date.

Please fill out the form and upload it to the system, as you cannot proceed to the next step without uploading the copyright agreement form to your system. It is sufficient to communicate it in the online system, you do not need to communicate this information in printed form.

If your publication is accepted, you will be asked for a professional English proofreading and reduction document before publication.

There cannot be any changes in your article once its published. Therefore we advise you strongly to examine your article carefully when last check e-mail sent to you and if there is any neccesary revisions you have to make please send them to us before the journal is published.

Authors should avoid all identifying information about patients such as name, initials, reference numbers or photographs, institue informations to appear in the article


Articles should be typed in 12 pt (Times New Roman), double-spaced throughout with margins of 2.5 cm, and pages must be numbered on the right upper corner. Manuscripts must be in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/). Original articles should not exceed 15 double-spaced typewritten pages, and case reports should not exceed 10 pages. Articles should be typewritten in either "doc" or "txt" format and organized as follows: Title page: The title page should contain the article title, authors' names, and complete affiliations, a running title not exceeding 40 characters, and the address for manuscript correspondence including e-mail address and telephone and fax numbers. If the article was presented at a scientific meeting, the authors should provide a complete statement, including the date and place of the meeting.

Abstract and key words: Original articles should contain English abstracts. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words. The structured abstract should include objective, materials and methods, results, and conclusions in original articles. Case reports should also include a structured abstract [objective, case report(s), and conclusion]. Abbreviations should not be used in the abstract.

The authors should list three to five key words or phrases taken from Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

Text: Original articles should be organized in four main headings: introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion. Define abbreviations at first mention in the text and in each table and figure. If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city and state/country). Case reports should include the following identifiable sections: introduction, case report(s), and discussion. An "acknowledgement(s)" section may be added following these sections to thank those who helped the study or preparation of the article, if any. The acknowledgements are placed at the end of the article, before the references. This section contains statements of gratitude for personal, technical or material help, etc.

References should be provided at the end of the article, under the title "References" and should be numbered and listed according to their order in the text. They should be referred to in parentheses within the text. Complete author citation is required ("et al" is not acceptable). The author(s) are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. Refer to the "List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus" for abbreviations of journal names, or access the list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html. Abbreviations are not used for journals not in the Index Medicus. Only published articles or articles "in press" can be used in references. Authors must add the DOI and/or PMID numbers to the end of each citation. Example of references are given below:


Hull ML, Escareno CR, Godsland JM, Doig JR, Johnson CM, Phillips SC, et al. Endometrial-peritoneal interactions during endometriotic lesion establishment. Am J Pathol. 2008;173(3):700-15. doi: 10.2353/ajpath.2008.071128.

Ferrari A, Casanova M, Bisogno G, Cecchetto G, Meazza C, Gandola L, et al. Malignant vascular tumors in children and adolescents: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group. Med Pediatr Oncol. 2002;39(2):109-14. doi: 10.1002/mpo.10078.

Abstract: Heidenreich A, Olbert P, Becker T, Hofmann R. Microsurgical testicular denervation in patients with chronic testicular pain. Eur Urol 2001;39 (suppl 5):126 (abstr.)

Book: Sadler TW. Langman's Medical Embryology, 5th ed., William and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1985. p.224-226.

Book Chapter:Folkman J: Tumor angiogenesis. In Bast Jr RC, Kufe DW, Polock RE,Weichselbaum RR, Holland JF, Frei E (eds). Cancer Medicine. 5th ed. London, B.C. Decker Inc.; 2000. p.132-152.

Online articles: Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in advisory role. Am J Nurs (serial on the Internet). 2002 Jun (cited 2002 Aug 12); 102 (6): (about 3 p.). Available from:


Tables: Each table must be typed double-spaced on a separate page following the references. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals in order of appearance in the text and should include a short descriptive title typed directly above and essential footnotes including definitions of abbreviations below. They should be self-explanatory and should supplement rather than duplicate the material in the text.

Figures: All figures should be numbered sequentially in the text with Arabic numbers and should be referred to in parentheses within the text. Art should be created/scanned and saved as either TIFF or JPEG format, submitted as a seperate file, and not embedded in the text file. Electronic photographs, radiographs, CT scans, and scanned images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and 1200x960 pixels. If not obligatory any text typewritten on the figures should be avoided.

Figure legends: Include legends for all figures. Legends should appear on a separate page after the tables, should be brief and specific, and should include magnification and the stain used. Abbreviations and symbols used in the figures must be denoted in the legend.


References should be written in compliance with Vancouver style (see.:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. While writing references, the below-indicated rules should be attentively observed.

References cited in the text

References cited in the text should be numbered in order of their use in the text, and the list of references should be presented accordingly. The number of the reference should be indicated in paranthesis and as a superscript. If more than one reference is used, then a comma (,) should be placed between references.

Sample cited statements in the text:

Care provided by nurses is especially important in the diagnosis, and prevention of malnutrition, in the decreasing hospitalization period, and hospital costs(9). Therefore the nurses are expected to have adequate information, equipment, and skill in the field of nutrition(3,10,11).

Duerksen et al.(14) evaluated the knowledge level, and approaches of Canadian nurses concerning nutritional problems of inpatients. In their study, they indicated that nurses failed to evaluate the nutritional state of the patients adequately and effectively which was attributed to inadequate number of auxiliary personnel, time restraints, and missing documents.

Indicating references at the end of the text

At the end of the text, references should be written double-spaced on a separate paper. Titles of the journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the citation index which includes the journal that published the article (ie: Index Medicus, Medline, Pubmed, Web of Science, TR Dizin, etc.), and if available, DOI numbers should be absolutely added. For abbreviations of the titles of the journals, please see the list of journals published by NLM on the website (http://bit.ly/2lJkey3). If the title of the journal is not contained in these lists, it should be written in full. If Vancouver format is employed in the website you used for references , then copy-pasting of the reference in your reference list is recommended. References indicated in the text should be written in compliance with the below-mentioned sample statements:


If the number of authors are less than or equal to 6, then all authors are indicated..

Campbell MR, Fisher J, Anderson L, Kreppel E. Implementation of early exercise and progressive mobility: Steps to success. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(1):82-8. doi: 10.4037/ccn2015701.

Campbell MR, Fisher J, Anderson L, Kreppel E. Implementation of early exercise and progressive mobility: Steps to success. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(1):82-8. doi: 10.4037/ccn2015701.

Aiken LH, Sermeus W, Van den Heede K, Sloane MD, Busse R, McKee M, et al. Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: Cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States. BMJ. 2012;344:e1717. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1717.

If the article has not any DOI number then internet access address (website) is noted.

Pokorny ME, Koldjeski D, Swanson M. Skin care intervention for patients having cardiac surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2003;12(3):535-44. Available from:



Ahrens T. Severe sepsis management: Are we doing enough? Crit Care Nurse. 2003;23(Suppl 5):2-15.
Available from: http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/23/5/S2.full.pdf+html


Jarvis C. Physical Examination and Health Assessment. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.

If any information about the editor is available:

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

A chapter in the book:

Finke LM. Teaching in nursing: the faculty role. In: Billing DM, Halstead JA, editors. Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. 3rd ed. USA: Saunders & Elsevier; 2009. p. 3-17.

Translated book :

Ferry DR. ECG in Ten Days [On Günde Temel Elektrokardiyografi]. Kahraman M, translator. İstanbul: Ekbil A.Ş.; 2001.

A chapter in a translated book:

Tolay E. Planlamanın temelleri. In: Robbins SP, Decenzo DA, Coulter M. editors. Yönetimin Esasları: Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar. Öğüt A, translator. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık; 2013. p. 104-29.

Electronic book:

Akdag R. The Progress So Far Health Transformation Program in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey: Ministry of Health; 2009. Available from:


Aminoff MJ, Greenberg DA, Simon RP. Clinical Neurology. 9th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2015. Available from: http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookID=1194

Electronic report/document:

World Health Organization. World Alliance for Patient Safety Forward Programme 2008-2009. 1st ed. France; 2008. Available from:


İzmir Halk Sağlığı Müdürlüğü. Sağlık Bakanlığı Yoğun Bakım Ünitelerinin Standartları. İzmir; 2007.

Available from: http://www.ihsm.gov.tr/indir/mevzuat/genelgeler/G_13082007_1.pdf


Bayram TY. Üniversitelerde örgütsel sessizlik [master’s thesis]. Bolu: Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü; 2010.

Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation].
Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.


Original Article: Articles that include new information and data should not have been printed in another scientific journal before or should not have been applied to any journal to be printed. This limitation is not valid for the studies that have been presented as a summary in previous scientific meetings or congresses.

More than One Author: All of the authors included in the article share the responsibility of the information and duties during the steps of preparation of the article.

Statistical Editor: All articles, including statistical analysis, should be consulted to a statistical consultant. One of the authors or someone other than the authors who are experienced and licensed in statistics should take the responsibility of this analysis. The name of the person used for statistical analysis should be specified on the main page.

Random Controlled Studies: This journal favors these kind of studies.

Permissions: Any picture, table etc. in the article, if it has been published in any scientific journal or book before, a document must be provided regarding the availability of them.

Ethics Committee Approval: Authors should get the written approval forms from the editor assessment board (ethical research board), if their study requires research on humans and animals.


Preliminary Evaluation: Journal applies blind preliminary assessment for all article types. All articles are examined by journal editor and the appropriate ones are sent to consultants (editor assistants) for preliminary assessment. The writings that are sent from the editor of journal directly to the writer can not be printed in Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital. The duration period between the application and the preliminary assessment time is maximum 15 days. A letter informing the status about writing is reported by editor to the author, in this period. The articles which are found inappropriate are not sent back.

Manuscript Responsibility: Authors take all the responsibility of the information included in their printed articles. The journal takes no responsibility of the article. Authors take a copy of the printed article.

Publication Rights: The full text or a section of the article printed in journal, pictures or tables in the article can not be printed in another journal without information and written permission of the editor of Journal of Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital.

Necessary Information: Journal editors can request the basic data about the article from the author to investigate, when necessary. Therefore, essentially the address and other communication data should exist on the main page.

Addition: Editorial board can make changes in the writing by taking permission of the authors. The editor and language editors are completely authorized about the language, spelling and references and similar subjects to be written as they are in Index Medicus. After the article is sent to be published, none of the authors could be deleted from the list without the written permission by all other authors, and no new name could be added, and the author order can not be changed as well.

Measurement units: The length, weight, and volume units should be reported in metric system (meter, kilogram, liter) and decimal multiples of them. The temperature should be in Celsius degree, and blood pressure be millimeters-Mercury (mmHg). Both local and international unit systems (SI, International System of Units) should be specified as measure units. Drug concentrations will be given as SI or mass unit, it may be given as an option in parenthesis.

Abbreviations and Symbols: Use only the standard abbreviations, non-standard abbreviations might be confusing for the reader. Abbreviations must be avoided in titles. Unless it is a standard measure unit, abbreviations should be open in the first writing and abbreviation in parenthesis should be given as well.

Acknowledgement(s): At the end of the writing, acknowledgement(s) section should be located before references. In this part, individuals participating the content, order and statistical analysis of data of article during its preparation might be mentioned.

Addition to References: Monotype rules have basically accepted an ANSI standard type adopted by American National Library of Medicine (NLM). Authors may apply to the website address of “ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html ” for seeing examples of citation in reference.

Journal names should be abbreviated as seen in Index Medicus. The “List of Journals Indexed” in Index Medicus, which is a yearly published list and which takes place in the January edition of Index Medicus as a list, might also be a reference to look. The list is also available at “ http://www.nlm.nih.gov ” website.

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