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.
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
format (*.rtf). After logging on to the web
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
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.
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”.
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.