Instructions for Authors

Meandros Medical and Dental Journal (Formerly Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Dergisi) is the official, international scientific, open access publication organ of  Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry that is published in accordance with independent, unbiased, double-blind peer review principles since 2000.

Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication.

The Meandros Medical and Dental Journal is a publication that publishes manuscripts prepared only in English since December 2015. Submission of a Turkish title, abstract and keywords is not compulsory for international submissions. If accepted, translation services will be provided by the journal for international submissions.

The editorial and publication process of Meandros Medical and Dental Journal is shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the JournalAgent journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system. Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be evaluated.

The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number of the correspondence author should be provided while sending the manuscript. A free registration can be done at

Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board and/or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

The authors transfer all copyrights of their manuscripts within the scope of local and international laws to the journal as of submission. For this purpose, the copyright agreement form should be signed by all contributing authors, and a scanned version of the form should be submitted with the manuscript. The wet signed version of the form should be posted to the Editorial Office. The financial and legal responsibilities of a manuscript, including the text, tables, images and any other content that may be subject to international or local copyrights belong to the authors.

Authorship contribution form should be filled in by the corresponding author and a signed and scanned version should be submitted during the manuscript submission process in order to act appropriately to authorship rights and prevent ghost or honorary authorship.

Any financial grants or other support received for the study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board, and to disclose potential conflicts of interest ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted.

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document may be requested from the authors. In manuscripts reporting the results of an experimental study, it should be stated within the main text that the patients were informed in detail about the treatment technique and that the patient’s consent was obtained. For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript.

The iThenticate report of the manuscript must also be uploaded together with the manuscript while submitting to the Meandros Medical and Dental Journal. The articles that indicate a similarity rate of more than 20%, according to iThenticate reports will not be accepted.

Pre-evaluation checks of each submission are carried out by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts are scanned for plagiarism and duplication at this stage. If an ethical problem is detected regarding plagiarism and duplication, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Manuscripts that pass this stage are assigned to at least two double-blind peer-reviewers. Reviewers are selected among independent experts who has published publications in the international literature on the submission subject and received a considerable amount of citations. Research articles, systematic reviews and meta-analysis manuscripts are also reviewed by a biostatistician. By submitting a manuscript to the journal, authors accept that the editor may implement changes on their manuscripts as long as the main idea of the manuscript is not interfered with.

Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author list of the manuscript cannot be changed

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word software and should be structured in accordance with the rules below depending on their type:

Research Article

The main text is limited to 3000 words, and the abstract is limited to 250 words both in Turkish and English. References should not exceed 25. Tables and Figures should not exceed 5. Keywords should be concordant with National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary terms, and there should be at least 3 and should be limited to 6. Keywords should be listed below the abstract, both in Turkish and English.

Statistical analysis should be performed in accordance with guidelines on reporting statistics in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983: 7; 1489-93). The software used for analysis should be described. For parametric tests represent continuous variables as Mean±Standard Deviation, while for nonparametric tests represent data as Median and range (Minimum-Maximum) or Median and interquartile range (25th and 75th percentiles). Whenever complex analyses are used support the relative risk, odds or hazard ratios values by providing confidence intervals and p values.

Review Article

Review articles are solicited by the Editorial Board from authors who are experts in their field of study. The abstract should be submitted in both English and Turkish; should be unstructured and should not be longer than 300 words. Keywords should be concordant with National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary terms, and there should be at least 3 and the number should be limited to 6. Keywords should be listed below the abstract, both in Turkish and English. The main text should include a title, abstract, keywords, main topics and references and should be limited to 5000 words. The number of cited references should be limited to 150.

If a previously published image is used, its original version (both printed and online) should be cited properly, and the permission obtained from the copyright holder (publisher, journal or author) to reproduce the material should be submitted to the journal.

Preparation of Manuscripts

The presentation of the article types must be designed in accordance with trial reporting guidelines:

Human research: Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: PRISMA guidelines

Case reports: the CARE case report guidelines

Clinical trials: CONSORT

Animal studies: ARRIVE and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Diagnostic accuracy: STARD Guidelines

Non-randomized public behaviour: TREND

Title Page / Cover Letter
Title: The title should be concise and informative.
Running Title: A running title not more than 40 characters including spaces should be entired.
Author names and affiliations: Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Tables / Graphs / Illustrations / Photograph

Tables and figures should be located at the end of the main document, images should be submitted fin .JPG and. TIFF formats.

Tables must be prepared in a Microsoft Office Word document using the “Insert Table” command and be placed at the end of the references section in the main document. Decimal points in the text, tables and figures should be separated by a comma in Turkish sections and by dots in English sections. Particularly, tables should be explanatory for the text and should not duplicate the data given in the text.

Each table and figure should have a self-explanatory title and be numbered in order of their citation in the text. Arabic numbers should be prefered for tables, graphs, figures and photographs. In the case of the use of a previously published table, figure or illustration, written permission from the publisher should be submitted with the manuscript. Information or illustrations must not permit the identification of patients, and written informed consent for publication must be sought for any photograph.

In microscopic images, magnification and staining techniques must be specified in addition to figure captions. All images should be in high resolution with a minimum of 300 dpi. It would be more appropriate if the drawings are prepared by the professionals. Gray color should be avoided. 3D graphs should be avoided.


References should be numbered in the order they are cited. Only published data or manuscripts accepted for publication and recent data should be included. Inaccessible data sources and those not indexed in any database should be omitted. Titles of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus-NLM Style (Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 - [updated 2011 Sep 15; cited Year Month Day]. All authors should be listed if an article has six or less authors; if an article has more than six authors, first six authors are listed and the rest is represented by “ve ark.” in Turkish articles and by “et al.” in English articles. Reference format and punctuation should be as in the following examples:

Standard Journal Article

Özhan MÖ, Süzer MA, Çomak İ, Çaparlar CÖ, Aydın GB, Eşkin MB, et al. Do the patients read the informed consent? Balkan Med J 2012; 29: 252-60.

Book Section

Sherry S. Detection of thrombi. In: Strauss HE, Pitt B, James AE, editors. Cardiovascular Medicine. St Louis: Mosby, 1974: 273-85.

Books with Single Author

Cohn PF. Silent myocardial ischemia and infarction. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1993.

Editor(s) as author

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Conference Proceedings

Bengisson S. Sothemin BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sept 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992.p.1561-5.

Scientific or Technical Report

Smith P. Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX) Dept. of Health and Human Services (US). Office of Evaluation and Inspections: 1994 Oct. Report No: HHSIGOE 169200860.


Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ. 1995.

Manuscripts published in electronic format

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) l995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1(1): (24 screens). Available from:


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