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Journal of Neurological Sciences(Turkish)
Instructions to Authors

The On-line Electronic Journal of Neurological Sciences -Turkish is published only in digital edition from the Volume of 15 (1998) and transferred to web-based tracking system from the volume of 22 (2005). All manuscript(s) must be submitted via "on-line submission" as stated on cover pages of the e-journal. Please use http://www.jns.dergisi.org/ URL address for submission manuscripts and for peer-review process either in English or in Turkish formats. Our e-journal is free of charge in all aspects.

Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish is an open-access scientific peer-reviewed e-journal.

Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Journal of Neurological Sciences - Turkish

Journal of Neurological Sciences - Turkish is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal directed at an audience of neuroscience physicians and scientists. Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology are some of the leading in all other neurological science subjects. The official language of the journal is English. But we welcome manuscripts in Turkish as well. The journal publishes original articles in the form of clinical and basic research. Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish will only publish studies that have institutional review board (IRB) approval and have strictly observed a sufficient follow-up period. With the exception of reference presentation, Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish requires that all manuscripts be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
Journal of Neurological Sciences - Turkish periodically publishes the following papers: Original research article, clinical and experimental studies, reviews, case reports, technical notes, book-review, short communication, historical perspective, vignette and letters to editor.

Manuscript Submission

Authors are to submit their manuscripts through the Web-based tracking system at http://www.jns.dergisi.org . The site contains instructions and advice on how to submit manuscripts, guidance on the creation/scanning and saving of electronic art, and supporting documentation. In addition to allowing authors to submit manuscripts on the Web, the site allows authors to follow the progression of their manuscript through the peer review process. Authors who submit their manuscripts through the Web-based tracking system are asked not to send hard copies of the manuscript to the editorial office. Manuscripts must be submit in English language (preferably) or in Turkish and they must be signed by the author(s). Necessary forms will be available (either in English or in Turkish) via inter-net while publishing process. Please prepare .doc formatted text files containing references. For the figures please prefer .jpg .jpeg or .gif ended files. For the video preparations use .avi ended file. For sound works please use .mid file. You may asked for to send author(s) signature(s) (Transfer of Copyright Agreement form- for in English articles or "Yayin Hakki devir formu" for in Turkish articles) by surface mail or by fax, prior to publication .

Do not send manuscript(s) via e-mail or surface mail.

Manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions WILL BE RETURNED to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Cover page

Articles are received only for exclusive electronic publication in this journal, with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (in part or in full, in other words, or in the same words) , and are not under simultaneous review by another publisher, and will not be submitted elsewhere unless rejected by the journal. Articles which had presented in the previous meetings (in oral or poster sessions) must noted and will be accepted for peer-review processes. A cover letter including the following statement should be signed by all authors and submitted together with the manuscript.

"None of the parts of this research article / case report / review entitled as [............................................................] has had prior or duplicate publication or submission elsewhere. The manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and the requirements for authorship have been met. Furthermore, each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work. The name, address, telephone and fax number , e-mail address of the corresponding author who is responsible for the communication with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs is given below"

Published manuscript becomes the sole property of the journal. Decision concerning editing, revisions, acceptances, and rejections will be made by the editor(s), consultant editors or/and the peer-reviewers, entirely via inter-net.

Preparation of manuscripts

General format.All manuscripts should be submitted in English or Turkish, and formatted for standard A4 format and double-spaced.

Style.Pattern manuscript style after the American Medical Association Manual of Style (9th edition). Stedman's Medical Dictionary (27th edition) and Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition) should be used as standard references. Refer to drugs and therapeutic agents by their accepted generic or chemical names, and do not abbreviate them. Use code numbers only when a generic name is not yet available. In that case, supply the chemical name and a figure giving the chemical structure of the drug. Capitalize the trade names of drugs and place them in parentheses after the generic names. To comply with trademark law, include the name and location (city and state in USA; city and country outside USA) of the manufacturer of any drug, supply, or equipment mentioned in the manuscript. Use the metric system to express the units of measure and degrees Celsius to express temperatures, and SI units rather than conventional units.

Copies, including text, footnotes, bibliographies, legends, references must be type written double spaced, on A4 format, in preference saved on a disk by a word processor (Ms-Word 7.0 or up). Please select Arial (10) or Times New Roman (10) fonts. The title page should carry the full title of the article. Do not add the author(s)' name(s), degree(s), and address of the institution into your title page and the text file. Structured Abstract (only for clinical and experimental research papers), and Key Words. The following subheads must be included in the Structured Abstract: Objective (Background), Methods, Results, Conclusions. An abstract of not more than 250 words in English & Turkish with key words should accompany every original article. Do not cite references in the abstract, and limit the use of abbreviations and acronyms. List three to eight Key Words after the Abstract. It is not necessary to provide a structured abstract for submissions to the Case Reports, Review article, Technical note, Historical article and Letters to the editor sections. Foreign author(s) may leave blank while submitting an abstract in Turkish. Please get ready to submit your text file as a separate document. The illustrations accepted are photos, slides, drawings, videos, sounds, graphs and diagrams and should be numbered in Arabic numerals consecutively. We prefer color prints or photos taken by digital camera, and will going to publish via inter-net without any charge to the author(s). Legends are required for illustrations and should be typed on separate pages. For accepted articles, we cannot be expected to return illustrations or any art-work to the author(s). Acknowledgement is required if a part of research has been presented before or the research has been sponsored by a foundation, and should be written before the correspondence address. Do not forget to add your correspondence address, phone or/and fax number(s) or if available your e-mail address correctly, during virus-free on-line submission process prepared by http://www.pleksus.org/ (e-Collittera).
Do not send manuscript(s) via e-mail or surface mail.


The references must be typed in the ALPHABETICAL order. References to journal articles include: 1) Author(s), 2) title, 3) journal name (as abbreviated in Index Medicus), 4)year; 5) volume number: and ,the page numbers in that order. References to books should include 1) Author(s), 2) chapter title, 3) editor, 4) title of book, 5) city of publication, 6) publisher, and 7) year. Volume and edition numbers, specific pages, and name of translator should be included when appropriate. Please type all authors if available; if not list the first 3 and "et al". Please indicate the citations in the text as superscript in parantheses(reference no e.g.8).

Example of reference listing are as follows: (a) Reference from a periodical: Wen HT, Rhoton AL, de Oliveira E. Transchoroidal approach to the third ventricle: An anatomic study of the choroidal fissure and its clinical application Neurosurgery 1998; 42: 1205-19 (b) Reference from a book written by one or more authors: Russell DS, Rubinstein LJ. Pathology of tumours of the nervous system. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1989, ed 5. pp.695-702 (c) Reference from an edited book with contributions of different authors: Thomas DGT. The classification of tumours of the nervous system. In:Neurosurgery. The scientific basis of clinical practice. Ed's, Crockard A, Hayward R, Hoff JT, Blackwell, 1985, pp:367-78 (d) Reference from electronic materials: Oktar N: A Neuron Story. J Neurol Sci 21(4):255-256, 2004 http://med2.ege.edu.tr/~norolbil/2004/NBDe214.pdf Please keep a print copy of any reference to Web-only information. If the URL changes or disappears, interested readers may contact the corresponding author for a copy of the information.

The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct text citations.

Patient anonymity and informed consent.It is the author's responsibility to ensure that a patient's anonymity is carefully protected and to verify that any experimental investigation with human subjects reported in the manuscript was performed with informed consent and followed all the guidelines for experimental studies with human subjects required by the institution(s) with which all the authors are affiliated. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

Permissions.Authors must submit written permission from the copyright owner (usually the publisher) to use direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted form elsewhere, along with complete details about the source. Any permissions fees that might be required by the copyright owner are the responsibility of the authors requesting use of the borrowed material and not the Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish.

Statement of Human and Animal Rights When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

All biomedical research performed on subjects should be in accordance with international ethic rules and approved by local ethic committees. Randomized clinical trial reports must be written in accordance with the CONSORT reporting guidelines [Download PDF file - 110K]. See July-Sept 2001 issue of our e-journal, [ editorial #14] for details of the CONSORT statement ( The Consolidated Standards of reporting Trials).

Conflicts of interest statements for


Any financial arrangement (employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications, travel grants) that could bias your submitted work
Any personal relationship with other people or organisations that could bias your submitted work
Statement that you had full access to all data
Statement that you took final responsibility for decision to submit
Role of funding source (published in methods section) describes role of sponsor in: study design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; writing report; and decision to submit
Sources of funding declared in acknowledgments
We avoid commissioning (commentaries, seminars, reviews, rapid reviews, series) from those with substantial financial interests (employment, stock ownership) in relevant company or competitor


Should have no direct personal, professional, or financial conflict with any manuscript they might judge, edit, or commission
Shall not use information gained from manuscripts for financial or personal gain
Shall not submit original research to the Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish
Should not commission from member of current editor's household
Should not accept offers for travel, accommodation, hospitality, or gifts
Submit annual financial disclosure statements to Editor


Decline to review a paper if substantial conflict
Consult with editor if in doubt
State whether do or do not have conflicts
Describe conflicts on reviewer form if do proceed with review
Editors avoid choosing reviewers from same institution as author or if known collaborator; and consider whether wise to ask known antagonist or supporter
Editors judge whether to use review or seek another

Revised Submission

Author's comments to the reviewers are required for revised submissions. Authors must address the reviewer's concerns/suggestions and whether the change was made or not. Authors must also highlight the changes made within the text. Do not track the additions or deletions to the manuscript. If the Authors do not want to revise the manuscript within a period of two months the manuscript will automatically be declined.
Proof-reading Following revisions and typesetting, all the proofreading should be made by the corresponding author thorough inter-net and returned to the editor within 48 hours, using author's specified given password.

Book review

Recently published book(s) may be send for review directly to the editor-in-chief.

Online manuscript submission

Please use http://www.jns.dergisi.org/submit/index.php URL address. Do not hesitate to contact to info@jns.dergisi.org for any problem(s) during submission.


Peer-reviewers will follow instructions entirely via inter-net for evaluation, editing and revision processes prepared by Pleksus (http://www.pleksus.com.tr/) with e-Collittera. Peer-reviewers will use the URL address of: http://www.jns.dergisi.org/submit/index.php?page=1 with their specific username and password. All peer-reviewers should follow conflicts of interest statements for peer-reviewers (above) while preparing their reports.


Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish has been publishing quarterly (four times annually), one volume per year since 1984.

Ex. titles

Ege Nörolojik Bilimler Dergisi
[1984-1987] Aegean Journal of Neurological Sciences
Nörolojik Bilimler Dergisi [1987-1998] Journal of Neurological Sciences

Local name
Nörolojik Bilimler Dergisi

Last title

Journal of Neurological Sciences -Turkish 


J Neurol Sci Turk


The contents and views expressed herein are those of the authors and they do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher

1300-1817 (Hard-copy)
1302-1664 (Electronic edition)

Indexing / Database
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For any question concerning submission, publication or sending book(s)-for-review please contact to:
Prof. Nezih OKTAR MD
Ege Univ. Hosp., Faculty of Medicine,
Dept. of Neurosurgery
Bornova-Izmir, TR35100, Turkey
Phone (+90 532 612 59 39)

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