Instructions For Authors

The “JOURNAL OF NERVOUS SYSTEM SURGERY”, printed quarterly, publishes original peer- reviewed articles, reviews, case reports, technical reports and commentaries in the fields of neurosurgery and neurosciences in English and Turkish languages. The title, abstract, and key words (according to medical subject headings) are provided in English and in Turkish at the beginningof 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 known experts in the area.

JOURNAL OF NERVOUS SYSTEM SURGERY is a peer reviewed journal and adheres to the highest ethical and editorial standards. The Editorial Board of the JOURNAL OF NERVOUS SYSTEM SURGERY 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).

Submission of manuscripts
All manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts via the internet after logging on to the web site www.journalagent.com/sscd.

Online Submissions

Only online submissions are accepted for rapid 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 www.journalagent.com/sscd 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 passwordand 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.

Editorial Policies
All manuscripts will be evaluated by the scientificboard 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 sent 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 “JOURNAL OF NERVOUS SYSTEM SURGERY”. 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.journalagent.com/sscd

Preparation of Manuscripts
“JOURNAL OF NERVOUS SYSTEM SURGERY” 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 statistical applications following “Guidelines for statistical reporting in articles for medical journals: amplifications and explanations” (Bailar JC III, Mosteller F. Ann Intern Med 1988; 108: 266-73)

In the 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. A written statement indicating whether or not “Instutional Review Board” (IRB) approval was obtained or equivalent guidelines followed in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 2000 update on human experimentation must be stated; if not, an explanation must be provided. The cover letter must contain address, telephone, fax and the e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Manuscript Specifications

Title Page
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. The name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be listed on the title page.

Abstract
All manuscripts in Turkish should be accompanied by an abstract in English language. An abstract in Turkish is not required for manuscripts written in English. The structured abstract(s) should present the study objective, methods and conclusions. Absracts should not exceed 250 words.

Key Words
Below the abstract provide up to 6 key words or short phrases. Do not use abbreviations as key words.

Introduction
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. Address “Institutional Review Board” issues as stated above. State the generic names of the drugs with the name and country of the manufactures.

Results
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.

Discussion
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.

References
Number references in Arabic numerals alphabetically starting with number “(1)”. The numbers should be written in parentheses at the end of sentences. Use the form of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (http://www.amaassn.org/public/peer/wame/uniform.htm ). List all authors, if authors are more than six, use "et al". Journal titles should conform to the abbreviations used in “Cumulated Index Medicus”.

Examples:
Journals;
1. Dilaveris P, Batcvarov V, Giafalos J, et al. Comparision of different methods for manual P wave duration measurement in 12 " lead electrocardiograms. Pacing and Clin Electrophysiol 1999; 22: 1532-8.

Book chapter;
Schwartz PJ, Priori SG, Napolitano C. The Long QT Syndrome. In: Zipes DP, Jalife J, eds. Cardiac Electrophysiology. From Cell to Bedside. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 2000: 597–615.

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. All tables and figures shouldbe 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. Each figure must have an accompanying legend defining abbreviations or symbols found in the figure.

Revisions
Revisions will be sent to the corresponding author. Revisions must be returned as quick 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 delay beyond 30 days. All reviewers’ comments should be addressed and revisions made should be startedwith 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. Editor- In-Chief has the right to withdraw or retract the paper from the scientific literature in case of proven allegations of misconduct.

Online submission:
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