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Instructions to authors


Turkish Journal of Geriatrics is a peer-reviewed journal and is devoted to high standards of scientific rules and publication ethics. The Editors of the Journal accept to follow 'Editorial Policy' of the 'Council of Science Editors' (

Any article published in the journal is also published in electronic format and is shown at or

Instructions for authors are based on the report of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Last Version)- (Uniform Requirements for manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals,

Editor in Chief: Prof. Yesim GOKCE-KUTSAL, MD.
Owner: Turkish Geriatrics Society


Turkish Journal of Geriatrics is the official publication of Turkish Geriatrics Society and is published four times a year. Official language of the journal is English. All the manuscripts must also have Turkish Title (Başlık), Key Words (Anahtar Sözcükler) and Abstract (Öz).

Turkish Journal of Geriatrics invites submission of Original Articles based on clinical and laboratory studies, Original Case Reports, Letters to the Editor and News and Announcements of congress and meetings concerning all aspects of Geriatrics, Aging, Gerontology and related fields. Review Articles are published only after the invitation from the Editorial Board.

Manuscripts and the necessary documents should be submitted online at: Online Manuscript Submission ( Online Makale Gönderme )

Authors are advised to keep a copy of their papers for reference. It is the responsibility of all authors to agree on the content of their paper before submission.

Preparation of Manuscript
Papers must be written in English. Authors should have their papers checked for linguistic accuracy by a native English speaker.

For the language editing of the article and to get the “Certificate of Language Control and Correction", contact to the below address:

ENAGO (Promotion Code is: turkgeriatri2014, Membership Code: TUGER)

The corrected manuscript should be sent to the journal after it has received the formal “certificate of language control and correction” – this certificate should remain attached to the manuscript.
For the articles submitted from non-Turkish speaking countries, translation of English Abstract into Turkish should be completed under the responsibility of the Editorial Office. All the international authors should accept this situation.

Articles published in the Turkish Journal of Geriatrics should be prepared in ethical rules. The ethical responsibilities of the articles belong to the authors. For all the studies both conducted on human beings and animals as well as drug researches, ethical committee approval should be taken and a signed copy of “Ethical Committee Approval” should be send to the journal.

The manuscripts will not be published without a copy of the “ethical committee approval.
For all the studies conducted on human beings and for all the case reports “Informed Consent” of all the participants should be taken.

Authors should obey the rules in “Helsinki Declaration”, “Good Medical Practice Guidelines”, and “Good Laboratories Practice Guidelines”.

Names of the patients, protocol numbers, etc which identify participants’ identities should not be used in the manuscript. If the editorial board finds necessary, the admitted articles will be reviewed by the ethical advisors of the journal. Authors submitting an article must accept this situation.

All of the articles submitted to the Turkish Journal of Geriatrics should fit to the “Information of authors” details. The assessment process will not start until this step is completed.

Via online submission 1) Turkish and English Title, 2) Names, Surnames and Titles of the authors, 3) Institutions, 4) Present communication details should be loaded to the system. Original articles and Invited Reviews should be between 1500-3500 words. Case reports should not exceed 1500 words (excluding Abstract and Turkish Abstract) When a manuscript is submitted, authors must provide a word count for both the abstract and the text. Editors can request that authors shorten their papers further.

The text of observational and experimental articles should be divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Materials and Method, Results, and Discussion. Long articles may need subheadings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion sections) to clarify their content. Case reports should also have the title page, abstract and key words, introduction, case report and discussion. Other types of articles, such as reviews and editorials are likely to take their own relevant main headings.

Abstract. A structured abstract of not more than 250 words in both in Turkish and English should be structured, including Introduction, Materials and Method, Results, and Conclusion. New and important observations or aspects of the study should be emphasized. Abstracts of the review articles should be a brief overview of the main points from the review. Turkish and English Abstracts should reflect the whole manuscript and the consistency between them in both content and linguistic should be provided. No abbreviations should be used in this section.

Key words. Up to six key words should be provided that might be used by researchers searching bibliographic databases for the paper. The authors have to use terms from the Medical Subjects Headings list from Index Medicus.(

Introduction. Acquaint the readers with the problem and with the findings of others. Quote the most pertinent papers and state clearly the nature and purpose of the work.

Materials and Method. Your clinical, technical or experimental procedures should be clearly explained. Previously published papers related to methods should be cited. Ethical approval of the study should be mentioned here.

Results. Findings must be described without comment. A concise textual description of the data presented in tables, chats and figures should also be included.

Discussion. Comment on your findings and relate them to those from other authors. You should define their relevance to experimental research or clinical practice.

References. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. Citations in the text should be identified by numbers in brackets. The list of the references at the end of the paper should be given according to their first appearance in the text, listing all authors and using journal abbreviations as listed in Index Medicus.

All the references should be written according to the below examples:

Articles From Journals:

Reichenbach S, Dieppe P, Nuesch E, Williams S, Villiger PM, Juni P. Association of bone attrition with knee pain, stiffness and disability; a cross sectional study. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(2):293-8. (PMID:20870808).

More than 6 authors will be mentioned with the three authors’ names mentioned as below:
Reichenbach S, Dieppe P, Nuesch E, et al. Association of bone attrition with knee pain, stiffness and disability; a cross sectional study. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(2):293-8. (PMID:20870808).


BG Katzung. Special Aspects of Geriatric Pharmacology, In:Bertram G. Katzung,Susan B. Masters, Anthony J. Trevor (Eds). Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 10th edition, Lange, Mc Graw Hill, USA 2007, pp 983-90.

Articles from electronic publications:

Kaul S, Diamond GA. Good enough: a primer on the analysis and interpretation of noninferiority trials. Ann Intern Med 2006 Jul 4;145(1):62-9. [Internet] Available from: Accessed: 26.7.2012.
Access date, DOI or ID numbers should be mentioned. The reference should be available in the referred web address.

Tables. Tables should be supplement not duplicate the text. Each table should be typed (double spaced) on a separate sheet and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Place explanatory matters in footnotes. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by lower-case superscript letters. Each table must be cited in the text in consecutive order.

Illustrations. Illustrations should be limited to those essential for the text. The same results should be presented as either graphs or tables not as both. All figures, whether photographs, graphs, or diagrams, should be numbered consecutively and shown in the text. The publisher reserves the right to reduce or enlarge illustrations. Arrows, letters, and numbers should be inserted professionally. Micrographs should have an internal magnification marker; the magnification should also be stated in the caption. Legends must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations in no more than four or five lines. Remarks such as “For explanation, see text" should be avoided. The legends should also be typed at the end of the text.

Screening resolution. The image should be at least in 800 dpi resolution. For the web site resolution, 300 dpi is acceptable.

Measurements. Metric system should be used for all type of measurements.

Abbreviations and Symbols. Only standard abbreviations should be used except in abstract and title sections. In the first use, long version of the abbreviation should be written.

Acknowledgement. Authors can thank to the persons, institutions, etc in this section.

Conflict of Interest. The authors should state whether there is a conflict of interest or not.

Case Reports. Case reports should consist short abstract, key words, introduction, report of the case, conclusion and references.

Review Articles. The journal is open only for “Invited Reviews”.

There are three important documents. The authors should send:

  1. “Copyright Release Form” signed by all authors,
  2. A copy of “Ethical Committee Approval” for resaerches and a copy of signed “Informed consent form” for case reports,
  3. English language editing document: " Certificate of Language Control and Correction".

The manuscript cannot be sent out for review if the submissions are received without these three documents. These documents should be send by the on line system and also by post to the below address:

Prof. Dilek ASLAN, MD, MSc.
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Public Health
06100, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey

Attention !

Last Control Before Submission (Checklist for Submitted Articles)

1-Letter of submission written for the editor.

2-e-mail address as well as postal address, official telephone number of the corresponding author.

3-Affiliations of all the authors.

4-Three documents should be present in the on line system of the journal:

  1. For all the articles: Certificate of Language Control and Correction,
  2. For all the research articles: Signed copy of Ethical Committee Approval Form (will also be sent via mail), and for all case reports signed copy of Informed Consent Form (will also be sent via mail). For all the studies conducted on human beings, “informed consent” of the participants should be taken.
  3. For all the articles Copyright Release Form with all of the authors’ signatures (will also be sent via mail)

5-For the language editing of the article and to get the “Certificate of Language Control and Correction", authors can contact to the below address:

ENAGO (Password is: turkgeriatri2014)

6-Turkish and English headings.

7-Turkish and English “structured” abstracts (250 words at maximum).

8-Turkish and English key words in accordance with Medical Subjects Headings List (up to 6).

9-Article divided into appropriate sections.

10-All figures (with legends) and tables (with titles) cited (should be 5 at maximum)

11-Complete and accurate references (references should be 25 at maximum with the PMID numbers).

12-Original articles and invited reviews should be between 1500-3500 words (excluding English and Turkish abstracts).

13-Case reports should not exceed 1500 words (excluding English and Turkish abstracts). And references should be 15 at maximum with the PMID numbers.

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