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Writing Guide

Writing Guide

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observational original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behavior.

The Turkish articles to be published in the journal should comply with the Turkish Dictionary and New Writing Rules of the Turkish Language Association. Technical terms should be written in Turkish as used in the Turkish Medical Terminology, and the drugs mentioned in the text should be written in Turkish with their pharmacological names.

For articles in English, authors should have their articles checked for linguistic accuracy by a native speaker. A document stating language proficiency and proofreading by the authors should be sent with the article. This document can be a certificate from commercial organizations or a signed letter from independent experts. For articles in English, the Turkish title and the Turkish "Abstract" section should be written by the authors.

Texts, tables, and images should be loaded separately from the relevant sections of the system. The uploaded files should have no information about the authors. Author, communication, and institutional affiliations are also recorded in the system. Authors are required to submit Ethics Committee Report, Copyright Transfer Form and Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form with the manuscript. These forms are available for download at the journal's web site.

At the end of the articles and before the references, “Authors' Contribution to the Article” should be stated (Study concept-design: x; Data collection: x,x; Data analysis and interpretation: x,x; Manuscript draft: x,x; Critical review of content: x,x; Final approval and responsibility: x,x,x etc.).

Submitted articles should be arranged according to the article template below:

All manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format in Calibri and 12 points. All pages (including references, table and figure legends) should be written with double line spacing. Margins should be 2.5 cm (1 inch) on each side. Pages should be numbered in the lower right corner in the following order: title page, abstract and text section, endorsements, references, figure legends, and tables.

Abstract and Keywords

All articles other than Letters to the Editor should have an abstract section. In original research articles, it should be presented in separate paragraphs and maximum of 250 words, structured under the headings of Objective, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Abstracts in reviews, case reports and educational scientific articles (research notes, technical and clinical notes, scientific abstracts, guidelines and short notes from congresses); should be written as a single text with a maximum of 200 words, not in sections.
The English 'abstract' should be the same as in Turkish, and an English title should be added to the article. Turkish and English keywords should be minimum 3, maximum 6 words. Keywords should be separated by commas and written in all lowercase letters. English keywords should be given in accordance with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ( Turkish keywords should be given in accordance with Türkiye Bilim Terimleri (


Original Investigation: Includes prospective or retrospective clinical studies, experimental and laboratory studies. It should be arranged in the form of introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if requested), references, tables, and figures. The main text should not exceed 3500 words, excluding the abstract. Information about statistical analysis should be written as a separate subtitle in the materials and methods section and the software should be defined. Units are prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). When writing units “.” or “/” should be avoided (mg kg-1, µg kg-1, mL, mL kg-1, mL kg-1 hr-1, mL kg-1 min-1, L min-1 m-2, mmHg, etc.). For decimal numbers, a comma (55,78) should be used in Turkish texts and a dot (55.78) should be used in English texts.

Review: Articles prepared by authors directly or invited by the editor-in-chief. Manuscripts prepared by experts who have knowledge in the subject of the article and whose knowledge is reflected in the number of publications and citations in the international literature are evaluated. Authors can also be invited by the journal. Review articles should be arranged in the form of introduction, main text, conclusion, references (and tables, figures, pictures, if any). The main text should not exceed 5000 words, excluding the abstract.

Case Report: Publications that describe a rare disease or different clinical applications in a known disease in detail. The manuscript should include introduction, case(s) presentation, discussion, references and (and tables, figures, pictures, if any). The main text should not exceed 1500 words, excluding the abstract.

Letter to the Editor: They are publications in the form of commenting on an article published in the journal or a brief statement on clinical data or research data. The volume, year, issue, page numbers, title of the article and the names of the authors of the publication about which the letter is written should be clearly stated, written in the reference list, and cited in the text. It should not have an abstract, should not exceed 600 words, and should contain a maximum of five references and a table or figure. The editor is authorized to publish or not publish this letter.

Editorial Comment/Opinion: It is written for the purpose of informing the reader about the comments made on one or more articles newly published in the journal or on the issues related to the journal. A comment can be made by the editor-in-chief or by an expert invited by the editor-in-chief. It should not exceed 600 words, the volume, year, issue, page numbers, title of the article and the names of the authors of the commented publication should be clearly stated, written in the reference list and cited in the text.

Scientific Articles for Educational Purposes: Contains other scientific and educational publications in the field of Anesthesiology and Reanimation.

  • Research Notes: It should contain research data that has the quality of scientific research but has little data and can contribute significantly to the relevant field, in a short and concise manner. There should be a maximum of 1500 words and 2 tables and 1 figure/graph/picture. The number of references should be limited to 10.
  • Technical and Clinical Notes: A short article that will contribute to clinical diagnosis or management by giving a description of a particular development, technique or procedure, or describing a change to an existing technique, procedure or device in basic and clinical anesthesiology. Articles submitted under this heading should be limited to a maximum of 1500 words.
  • Scientific Abstract: These are publications that contain summaries of scientific articles published in international journals (Group A and B journals determined by TÜBİTAK). For this purpose, the photocopy of the original article and the Turkish translation of the "Abstract" should be sent to the journal.
  • Short Notes of Guidelines and Congresses: Summaries of scientific findings that have emerged in the recent year in new guidelines in the fields of anesthesia and reanimation in our country and abroad, as well as in seminars, congresses, and symposiums held. Articles submitted under this heading should be limited to a maximum of 1500 words and should not include any references other than the guide or meeting presented.
Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be placed after the references on separate pages in the main text and numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text (the order of the tables should be numbered with Roman numerals; the order of figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals). The tables should have a descriptive title and the expansions of the table's abbreviations should be defined beneath the table. The source should be indicated for tables and figures taken from another publication.

Figures and Figure Legends: Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files in JPEG format through the submission system. It should not be copied and pasted into the Word document. Calibri font should be used for text in figures and graphics. Captions on photographs can be supported with bold and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, and other markers. The resolution of the images should be at least 300 DPI. All submitted photographs should have a clear clarity and a large size to avoid disturbances in the review process (at least 100x100 mm). The captions for the figures should be inserted at the end of the main text.

All abbreviations in the article should be defined separately in the main text and the abstract where they are used for the first time, and the abbreviation should be given in parentheses after the definition. When devices, software, medications, and other products are referenced in the main text, product information such as the product name, manufacturer, city, and country of manufacturing should be specified in parenthesis. Where applicable, all references, tables, and figures should be cited in order in the main text.


“Vancouver” is preferred as a reference style in our journal. While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. In the selection of sources, care should be taken to benefit from Turkish sources as well. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with the journal abbreviations in Index Medicus/ MEDLINE/PubMed. In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited using Arabic numbers in parentheses. If the references are not consecutive references are seperated by "-" sign, if they are more than double and consecutive numbers the "-" sign is placed between the first number and the last number in brackets. The reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples. Periodical articles, book chapters, and recognized specialized theses can all be listed as sources if they are accessible.

Journal article:
When there are six or fewer authors, all authors should be listed. If there are seven or more authors, the first three authors should be listed followed by “et al.” The name of the article, if any abbreviated journal name according to Index Medicus, publication year, volume number, issue, beginning and abbreviated ending page numbers of the article are written. Example: Lin C, Vazquez-Colon C, Geng-Ramos G, Challa C. Implications of anesthesia and vaccination. Paediatr Anaesth 2021;31(5):531-38.

a) Books with single author: The order includes the author's surname and name, the name of the book, the city where the printing house is located, the publisher, the year of printing, and the beginning and ending page numbers (see the example for Turkish translations). Examples for foreign, Turkish, and translated books Moore DC. Regional block. Springfield, Illions: Charles C. Thomas, 1979;155-72. Esener Z. Klinik Anestezi. İstanbul: Logos Yayıncılık, 1991;267-75. Pilbeam SP. Mekanik ventilasyon: Fizyolojik ve klinik uygulamalar. Çeviri: Çelik M, Besler MP, Helvacı A, Yalman A, Orhon ZM, Yaycı F. İstanbul: Logos Yayıncılık, 1999;291-304.

b) Books with mutliple authors: The order includes the section author's surname and name, title of the section, editors surname and names, the name of the book,the city where the printing house is located, the publisher, the year of printing, and the beginning and ending page numbers. (see the example for Turkish translations)
Examples for foreign, Turkish, and translated books
Hull CJ. Opioid infusion for the management of postoperative pain. In: Smith G, Covino BG, editors. Acute pain. London: Butterwoths, 1985;155-79.
Saygın B. Sıvı replasmanı. İçinde: Çuhruk H, editör. Anesteziyoloji ve reanimasyon ders kitabı. Ankara: Öncü Limited, 1995;59-73.
Manuscripts Accepted for Publication, Not Published Yet:
Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med In press 1997.
Saddock BJ, Saddock VA. Klinik psikiyatri. Aydin H, Bozkurt A (Çeviri Ed.), 2. Baskı, Ankara: Günes Kitabevi Ltd. Sti., 2005;155-7.

Ahead of Print Articles:
Ali A, Cangir CC, Ersoy A, Turgut N. A Hospital Employee with Acinetobacter Tonsillitis Linked to Intensive Care Unit. Turk J Anaesth Reanim 2013 Aug 41. doi: 10.5152/TJAR.2013.23. [Epub ahead of print].

Manuscripts Published in Electronic Format:
Margolis PA, Stevens R, Bordley WC, et al. From concept to application: The impact of a community-wide intervention to improve the delivery of preventive services to children. Pediatrics [serial online] 2001 [cited 2001 September 20];108(3):E42. Available from: Available date:../../….

Celen S. Mesane tümörü nedeni ile sistektomi uygulanan ve sonuç patolojik evresi PT3-PT4 olan hastalarda, laparoskopik radikal sistektomi ile açık radikal sistektominin sonuçlarının karşılaştırılması. (Uzmanlık tezi). Bursa, Uludağ Üniversitesi, 2015.

Inaccessible documents such as congress papers, reports, summary books should not be cited as a source.

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