Author Guidelines

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"Journal of Surgery and Medicine" (JOSAM) is open access, scientific publication that organizes international, independent, impartial, and double-blind reviews in accordance with the guidelines. JOSAM is published monthly. The aim of the journal is to contribute to the literature, by publishing articles such as "Research article", "Case report" and "Review" articles.

Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. 

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, available at: http://www.icmje.org.  The articles that are not prepared according to author guidelines will not be considered.

Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at https://jsurgmed.com. The journal technical information, author guidelines, and the required forms are available on the web page. Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of only the author(s) of the paper. JOSAM, publisher, editorial board members, editors, and reviewers disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. 

JOSAM publishes manuscripts only in American English. This includes using US spelling, punctuation, quotation marks, and decimal points. JOSAM imposes high English language and scientific medical writing standards. JOSAM editors strongly encourage contributors whose English is not excellent to have their manuscripts edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. For manuscripts with less than optimal English language, authors must provide the corrected manuscript and a certificate of professional language editing. Else, authors may choose to arrange the paid JOSAM language editing service provided by American Manuscript Editors (https://americanmanuscripteditors.com/). 

Since its establishment, the journal has determined the "International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" (ICMJE), "World Association of Medical Editors " (WAME), "Council of Science Editors" (CSE), "Committee of Publication Ethics" (COPE), " European Association Science Editors" (EASE) and "National Information Standards Organization" (NISO) as the guidelines in its editorial and publication processes.

The first criteria, originality and high scientific quality were determined in the articles that were planned to be published in the journal. All articles submitted to the journal are passed through the double-blind review process. In the event of a dispute between the referees, the article will be forwarded to a third referee or an editorial board member. The final decision-making authority of all articles in the decision-making process is the editorial board. Opinions and ideas expressed in articles published in the journal are the opinions of authors only. The responsibility of the published content belongs to the authors. The editorial board and the publisher cannot undertake the responsibility of the published articles. The similarity -"Plagiarism"- should be tested for all articles. Documents with inappropriate will be returned to the authors. The manuscripts will need to be unpublished in another journal, book, or any other media before. For the studies presented in scientific congresses, the full name, date, and place of the congress should be stated on the "Title Page".

The ICMJE suggests that the authors meet the following four criteria: 1. To contribute to the content of the work/design and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for study; 2. To have drafted the writing essay or have made critical reviews with important intellectual content; 3. To have reviewed and approved the last version of the article before its publication; 4. To accept the responsibility for all aspects of working to ensure that questions concerning the validity and validity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved.

JOSAM assumes that each person in the list of articles submitted is defined as a writer in the scope specified above, in accordance with the signed statement of the responsible author. JOSAM refers to existing or potential conflicts of interest, including financial, institutional, and other relationships that may lead to potential conflicts of interest or prejudices in the evaluation process of the presented articles. The authors agree to be sent for the publication of the manuscript and transferred to JOSAM in accordance with the signed statement of the responsible author. The rejected articles will be returned to their authors. Authors who use previously published content, including pictures, tables, or other content in printed or electronic format, must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Legal, financial, and criminal liability in this respect is the property of the authors. 

In this context, the consolidated form, which is available as a "statement" containing author contributions, potential conflicts of interest, and right of publication, A sample signed by the author must be uploaded to the system along with the text.

JOSAM permits only one corresponding author per submission. This person is solely responsible for all correspondence with JOSAM and will receive all emails regarding forms, authorship issues, manuscript files, etc. Editors will speak only with the corresponding author regarding manuscript submissions.

Ethical Considerations

Helsinki Declaration, Ethical Approval, and Informed consent

For all studies containing data from any living organism (except case reports, review articles, and letters to editor), approval by the institutional ethical review committee is obligatory in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration ethical standards. In such research, the authors refer to the "Methods and methods" section of the study in accordance with the "Helsinki Declaration principles", Ethical committee approval, and "informed consent" by those participating in the study. The institution and number/date information for the ethics committee approval should only be given on the title page. If "Animal" substance is used in the study, authors are obliged to indicate that they are working in accordance with the principles of "manuals and methods for the use of laboratory animals" and to conduct research in accordance with ethical rules. The Committee of experiments used by animals, the institution, and the number/date information concerning the Ethical committee approval of the experimental animals should only be given on the title page. In case-report presentations, it should be noted that "informed consent" has been received independently of the patient's identity. Patients have privacy rights that should not be violated without receiving informed consent. The identification of the information, including the patient's name, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, or photographs unless necessary for scientific purposes, and the patient (or parent or guardian) written for publication informed consent. The notified consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be presented with the published manuscript. The author should identify the individuals who help the authors and disclose the resources of this help. Specifying details should be skipped when they are not required. However, it is difficult to obtain complete anonymity, and if you have doubts, informed consent should be taken. For example, the eye area mask in photos of patients is insufficient 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.
The Declaration of Helsinki states that "Every clinical trial must be registered in a publicly accessible database before recruitment of the first subject".

Recommended registries: www.clinicaltrials.gov

Article Preparation

The articles should be prepared in accordance with the "ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal” (December 2016 updated form - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).

The accepted language is English. Article submission can only be sent through the online article upload and evaluation system at http://jsurgmed.com. Compliance with the journal spelling rules will be checked by the secretariat first, and articles not prepared for the journal spelling rules will be returned with technical correction requests.

All articles should be prepared separately as the title page and main text file, and images must also be installed in the system. Manuscripts must be written in a Microsoft Word ® document, 12 fonts, left-justified, double-spaced, and "Times New Roman" character.

For each article, JOSAM Statement must be uploaded to the system on the date of submission, signed by the responsible author(s).

All abbreviations in the main text must be given where they are used for the first time, followed by abbreviations in parentheses after the comment. Product information, including the product name, manufacturer, and city/country information, should be enclosed in parentheses in the main text.
Statistical analysis should be conducted according to the rules of reporting statistical data in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ, statistical guidelines for those contributing to medical journals, Br Med J 1983;7:1489-1493.). Information about statistical analysis should be written in the methods section and the software used should be precise. The units are prepared in accordance with International Unit Systems (SI), the international unit system.

Title Page
A separate "Title Page" file must be sent with all submitted articles. This page should include the following;
- English titles of the article,
- English short titles,
- Names of authors, academic titles, institutions, and e-mail addresses,
- ORCID Id of the authors
- Corresponding author's name, address, cell phone, and email address,
- For the studies presented in scientific congresses, the full name of the congress, the date, and the place where it was made,
- Information about ethics committee approval, the institution, and the number/date related to approval
- Ethics committee approval for experimental animals should be provided with the number/date of the institution's information and ethics board approval.

Main Text File
The contents of the text file are summarized below and must begin on a new page using the page-end function in Word:
English titles of the article, Abstract, on the same page with Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement (optional), References, Figures with legends, and Tables with legends

Abstract
Abstracts of "Research article" the paper should be prepared to include "Background/Aim", "Methods", "Results" and "Conclusion" subheadings.
Non-structural abstracts are accepted for "Review" and "Case report".
The abbreviation should not be used in summary as much as possible. The system should also be loaded again, with the title of the article at the top of the first page of the text file being uploaded.

Keywords
All articles must be submitted with at least 3 and up to 6 keywords, and keywords should be written as "Keywords" just below English abstracts. Abbreviations should not be used as keywords. The keywords should be selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) prepared by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Article text properties by article type
Research article: The main text must include "Introduction", "Materials and methods", "Results" and "Discussion" sections.
Review: Written reviews are prepared by experts who have accumulated experience and are reflected in the number of international publications and quotations. It should be prepared in a format that explains, discusses, evaluates, and carries out future work for the final level of knowledge or the use of the subject for clinical use. There are no defined subheading sections, but the sections of the article must be specified by the author.
Case report: Main text: "Introduction", "Case Presentation" and "Discussion" subheadings.
Editorial: The purpose of the briefing will be interpreted by a writer who is an expert in research. The authors are selected and invited by the journal. Uninvited editorial comments are not acceptable.

Limitations for each manuscript type
Original Article; authors: 12; Abstract words: 550; Figures, Tables: 10
Review Article; authors: 10; Abstract words: 450; Figures, Tables: 8
Case Report; authors: 8; Abstract words: 350; Figures, Tables: 8

Tables
The tables must be added to the main file that is presented after the numbered reference list in the main text by the transition order. The tables must include descriptive headings and the expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be defined under the table. Tables must be prepared in a Microsoft Office Word file by using the "Insert Table" command and can be easily read. The data presented in the tables must not be repeated in the main text; The data in the main text must be supportive.

Picture and Image
Pictures (preferably “Figure”) must be cited in the main text by giving the appropriate number of places. Figures, images, graphics, and photos must not be uploaded to the system in separate files. Figures/Pictures/Images/Graphics must be placed in the blind-text Word document. When images are separated by sub-units, the lower units should not be provided in a single image. Each subunit must be installed on the system as a separate file. Pictures, subunits (a, b, c, etc.), should be labeled to identify. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar markings can be used to support captions in pictures. The person and organization information in the photographs (figures) must be blinded. The minimum resolution of images should be 300 dpi. All submitted images must have a clear resolution and a large size (minimum dimensions 100x100 mm) to avoid any interruption in the evaluation process. Picture captions/legends must be placed at the end of the main text. The Journal publishes only high-quality figures. The content of the figures (graph or composite figures quality, image colors, brightness and contrast, font legibility, spelling errors), as well as figure resolution, have to be of high quality. If the figures are suboptimal, the authors will be asked to improve the figures.


References
When cited, the latest and most recent publications should be preferred. All sources must be shown in the main text by numbering them where appropriate. The authors are responsible for the correctness of the references. If possible, the DOI numbers of online articles that have been cited before must be provided. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to journal abbreviations at Index Medicus/Medline/PubMed. When there are six or fewer authors, all author names should be listed. If there are seven or more authors, then the first six authors should be put "et al." after writing. For writing in the text, Arabic numbers should be used in square brackets when referring to sources in the main text for example [1, 3, 5-8].
The spelling styles for resources must be compatible with the NLM style.
(www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7282/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7282/#A32680)

 

Here you can find Citation Style Language 1.0.2 citation styles for use with Zotero and other CSL 1.0.2–compatible software.

https://www.zotero.org/styles?q=National%20Library%20of%20Medicine%20(brackets&fields=medicine

 

Reference styles for different publication types are shown in the following examples:

Journal article
1. Ding JW, Andersson R, Soltestz V. Obstructive jaundice impairs reticuloendothelial function and promotes bacterial translocation in the rat. J Surg Res. 1994;57:238-45.
2. van Santvoort HC, Besselink MG, Horvath KD, Sinanan MN, Bollen TL, van Ramshorst B, et al. Videoscopic assisted retroperitoneal debridement in infected necrotizing pancreatitis. HPB (Oxford). 2007;9(2):156-9. doi: 10.1080/13651820701225688.

Book section
Wyllie AH, Kerr JFR, Currie AR. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Bourne GH, Danielli JF, Jeon KW, eds. International review of cytology. London: Academic; 1980. pp. 251–306.

Single authored book
Getzen TE. Health economics: fundamentals of funds. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1997.

Editor(s) as author
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Written at the meeting
Rice AS, Farquhar-Smith WP, Bridges D, Brooks JW. Cannabinoids and pain. In: Dostorovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M, editors. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain; 2002Aug 17-22; San Diego, CA. Seattle (WA): IASP Press;2003. p. 437-68.

Scientific or technical report
Gergen PJ, Fowler JA, Maurer KR, Davis WW, Overpeck MD. The burden of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on the respiratory health of children 2 months through 5 years of age in the United States: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 to 1994. Pediatrics 1998;101:1–6.

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

 

Acknowledgments
This section should acknowledge colleagues who have assisted or collaborated in the study who are not listed on the title page. It should also include details on sponsoring and possible conflicts of interest.

 

We will not publish accepted manuscripts that do not meet our requirements for formal processing of manuscripts.


Review process

Manuscripts that adhere to the submission guidelines and are deemed appropriate for the scope of the journal are sent to at least two reviewers who are specialists in the field. Reviewer forms should be submitted to the journals via the submission system. Reviewers may accept the article as it is, requests minor or major revisions, or decline. In case there is a disagreement between reviewers, the manuscript may be sent to an extra reviewer. The reviewers’ comments are then considered by the members of the JOSAM Editors and Editorial Board members who discuss the suitability of each submission. The article can be published only after the required revisions are fulfilled by the author. However, taking into consideration the recommendations of the reviewers, the final decision belongs to the Editor. Note that a double-blind peer review system is adopted; the reviewer is unaware of the identity of the author, and the author is also unaware of the identity of the reviewer.

Corrections / Revisions
When submitting the revised version, they must mark the changes they have made in the main text and, in addition, send the "correction letter" (Reply to referee) on suggestions proposed by the referees. In response to revision in the review phase or pre-review phase, the revised article's files should be submitted to journals within 30 days following the decision letter. If the revised version does not install in the specified time, the option may be canceled and the article will be declined. If the authors need additional time for revision, they should send the extension requests to the journals within the first 30 days.
The articles accepted for publication are checked for grammar, punctuation, and format. Printed PDF files (PDF proof) of accepted articles are forwarded to the responsible author, and the publication changes/checks/approvals are requested within 30 days. If the proof version of the paper has not been approved or checked in the specified time, the process of the paper will be canceled and declined. Publication of completed articles will be published in an early online format on the journal website before publication with the number in the release plan.

CHECK-LIST
-1 Upload the JOSAM statement as a pdf or jpg file
-2 Upload the title-page file as a docx file that has only the title and information of the authors.
-3 Upload the blind-text file as a docx file that has all parts (tables, figures) of the manuscript but no author information.

 

Withdraw Policy and Obligations

Withdrawal of a manuscript: As its production approaches, the Journal of Surgery and Medicine assigns the accompanying obligations and duties to its author(s) and distribution advisory group amid the withdrawal of an original copy.

Authors

On the off chance that the authors identify a blunder or a slip-up in their compositions amid the early discharge or the assessment process, they have a commitment to participate with the journal’s proofreader for the withdrawal process. Each author must sign the Withdrawal letter (detailed information, ID, title, about the manuscript) with a completely clarified reason and mail it to josam@jsurgmed.com. The author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript if the author(s) requests to withdraw the manuscript in the pre-review stage. In the advanced stage of the editorial process, when peer reviews were near completion or completed, were unacceptable unless there are compelling reasons. The editorial committee looks at the withdrawal requests (due in 30 days). Unless the council supports the withdrawal of a related article, the authors can't send their original copies for assessment, submission, or publication to different journals.

Editors

Journal of Surgery and Medicine has a commitment to dispatch an examination if there is any uncertainty of copyright or counterfeiting for a distributed composition or an original copy in early discharge or the assessment. In the examination, if the board chooses that there is a copyright or written falsification issue in the original copy nearby, it pulls back the survey procedure and returns the composition to the writers by referring to in detail the recognized circumstances. On the off chance that the production council distinguishes a copyright issue or written falsification in an original copy whether distributed or in early discharge, it starts the withdrawal procedure and finishes the notice procedure. For the original copy in which moral encroachment is recognized;

  1. "Pulled back" explanation is added beside the title of the electronic variant of the original copy.
  2. In the areas of Abstract and Full Text, the purposes behind withdrawal are composed, references for proof are given in detail, and the statement of the subsidiary foundations and associations of the author(s) are additionally distributed.
  3. The explanations behind withdrawal are announced on the site of the journal.
  4. After the withdrawal date, in the substance rundown of the electronic adaptation of the primary number of the journal to be distributed, "Pulled back: The Title of the Manuscript" is included, beginning from the principal page the purposes behind withdrawal and references of the first references are imparted to open and analysts.
  5. To the associated foundations of the author(s), the withdrawal see is sent.
  6. The previously mentioned withdrawal see is sent to the associations and organizations in which the journal is filed, and to the Presidency of the National Library for the composition to be recorded in file frameworks and lists.

In addition, the distribution advisory group may recommend to the distributors and production boards of the author(s) who have morally encroached to pull back or secure the legitimacy and unwavering quality of the articles which are distributed.