Instructions to Authors
Scope of the Journal
The Koşuyolu Heart Journal is published three times a year (april, august, and december). The journal accepts articles in English language. However, the articles have the titles and abstracts written in English and Turkish language. Terms written in another language should be indicated within quotation marks in articles.
All manuscripts submitted for publication should comply with Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals produced and updated by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (http://www.icmje.org/).
The Koşuyolu Heart Journal accepts the Declaration of Helsinki Principles (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html) as the policy of the Journal. Therefore, all manuscripts concerning human subjects must contain a statement in the Materials and Methods section, indicating that the study was approved by the Institutional Review Board. All study subjects should be informed and written consent should be obtained and this should be declared in the Materials and Methods section. All manuscripts dealing with animal subjects must contain a statement indicating that the study was performed according to The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/5140/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals) with the approval of the Institutional Review Board, in the Materials and Methods section. The Editor may ask for a copy of the approval document. The journals editorial and publication process are also congruent with COPE (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines) standards.
The manuscripts should be submitted via online manuscript evaluation system (https://submit.kosuyoluheartjournal.com).
An Article Submission Form consisting of author role, originality, and conflict of interest disclosure, signed by the corresponding author, declaring that the manuscript has not been published or is not currently submitted to another journal and that the manuscript is approved by all the authors. The Article Submission Form should be simultaneously uploaded together with manuscript files.
Koşuyolu Heart Journal Copyright Transfer Form might be uploaded together with manuscript files or should be sent after acceptance of the manuscript via e-mail to email@example.com. After submission of the copyright transfer form signed by each author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Koşuyolu Heart Journal.
These forms are available on https://submit.kosuyoluheartjournal.com.
Style and Format: The manuscript text should be written in Times New Roman font, 12 point-type, double-spaced with 2 cm margins on the left and right sides. The article should be prepared with Microsoft Words. The pages should be numbered starting with the title page. Page numbers should appear at the bottom right corner of every page. The main text file should not contain any information regarding author names and affiliations.
Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations: In general, the Journal follows the conventions of Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Council of Science Editors, Reston, VA, USA (7th ed.). Please use SI units. Abbreviations should be internationally accepted and should be defined accordingly in the text in parenthesis when first mentioned and used in the text. The abbreviated form should be used all throughout the article.
Title page of the manuscript should include the Turkish and English title of the article, Turkish and English running title not exceeding 40 characters including spaces as well as the full names, surnames and academic degrees of the authors. The department, division and institution of the authors should be indicated. Title page should also include address, e-mail, phone and fax number of the corresponding author. Authors should indicate the name, the date, and the place of the meeting if the research has been presented previously in a congress or symposia. Title page should be submitted as a separated file.
Abstracts: All manuscripts should be in Turkish and English abstracts. Abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible. References, figures, tables and citations should not be used.
Keywords: There should be two to five key words complying with the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Türkiye Bilim Terimleri for Turkish. Refer to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search and https://www.bilimterimleri.com for English and Turkish key words, respectively.
Original Investigations are clinical or experimental research articles. They should include; Turkish title, Turkish structured abstract (limited to 300 words structured as Giriş, Hastalar ve Yöntem, Bulgular and Sonuç), Turkish key words and English title, English structured abstract (limited to 300 words structured as Introduction, Materials (or Patients) and Methods, Results and Conclusion), English key words. The other sections of the manuscript should include Introduction, Materials (or Patients) and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement (if required) and References. All sections of the manuscripts should start on a new page. Research articles are not referred to exceed 5000 words and 40 references.
Reviews: Manuscripts in the form of Reviews are accepted when invited since 2009. In case of wishing to write a review about a current topic without being invited, the editor and the associate editors should be contacted before the manuscript is submitted. Review Articles should include; Turkish title, Turkish abstract, Turkish key words and English title, English abstract and English key words. The abstract should be prepared as one paragraph in Review type articles and limited to 300 words. Structured abstract is not required. Number of references should be limited to 40 if possible.
Case Reports should include Turkish title, Turkish abstract, Turkish key words, English title, English abstract, English key words, Introduction, Case presentation, Discussion and References. Introduction and Discussion sections of the Case reports should be short and concise and the abstract should be prepared as one paragraph. Structured abstract is not required. Case reports should not exceed 1500 words and the number of references should not exceed 20.
Original Techniques should include Turkish title, Turkish abstract, Turkish key words, English title, English abstract, English key words, Introduction, Technique, Discussion and References. Introduction and Discussion sections of the Original Techniques should be short and concise and the abstract should be prepared as one paragraph. Structured abstract is not required. Original Surgical Techniques should not exceed 1500 words and the number of references should not exceed 10.
Original Images in cardiovascular system are images dealing with related subjects. The title should not contain more than eight words. No more than three authors may be listed. The legend should not exceed 150 words. The legend to the image should succinctly present relevant clinical information, including a short description of the patients history, relevant physical and laboratory findings, clinical course, response to treatment (if any), and condition at last follow-up. All labeled structures in the image should be described and explained in the legend. The number of references should not exceed 3 and not include an abstract. Running title is not required.
Letter to the Editor: Readers are encouraged to write about any topic that relates to cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, and cardiovascular anesthesiology and may include discussions on material previously printed in the Journal. Letter to the Editor should be short and concise limited to 1000 words and 5 references. Abstract is not required.
Tables and Figures: Tables, figures, graphics and pictures should be numbered with Arabic numbers in order of reference in the text. Localization of tables, figures, graphics and pictures should be indicated.
Each table should be prepared with double spacing on a separate page. Tables should have a brief title. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes not in the heading. Explanations should be made for all nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes. The following symbols should be used for abbreviations in sequence: *, #. Each table should be cited in text.
Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed, and these items should be submitted as photographic-quality digital images. Figures should be submitted in a format that will produce high-quality image (for example, JPEG or GIF). Authors should control the images of such files on a computer screen before submitting them to be sure they meet their own quality standards. Information on staining and microscopic images, the magnification ratio.
X-ray films, scans and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens should be submitted as sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic images. Letters, numbers, and symbols on figures should be clear and consistent throughout, and large enough to remain legible when the figure is reduced for publication. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible. For recognizable photographs of patients, signed releases of the patient or of his/her legal representative should be submitted; otherwise, patient names or eyes must be blocked out to prevent identification.
Legends for figures, graphics and pictures should be typed starting on a separate page, double spaced, indicating the corresponding illustrations with numbers. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations, define each one clearly under the illustration.
If quoted parts, tables, figures, graphics, pictures etc exist in the manuscript, the authors should obtain written permission from the author and copyright holder and indicate this.
Acknowledgements: All the entities that provide contribution to the technical content, data collection and analysis, writing, revision etc. of the manuscript and yet do not meet the criteria to be an author should be mentioned in the acknowledgement part. If the contribution of the sponsor is only in the form of financial support, this should be stated in the Acknowledgement section. If the sponsor has participated in the methods, statistical analysis or manuscript preparation, this contribution should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section. If there is no conflict of interest it should also be stated.
References: Data and manuscript not published yet should not be included among the references. These should be stated in the main text as "author(s), unpublished data, year".
Reference numbers should be indicated at the end of the sentences in the text as superscripts and references should be numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text. Journal names should be abbreviated as listed in "Index Medicus" or in "ULAKBIM/Turkish Medical Index". References should be typed in consistence with the following examples. Native references should be used as much as possible.
If the reference is a journal;
Author(s)' surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of an article is more than 6 followed by "ve ark." in Turkish references and "et al." in international references). Title of the article, title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/query.fcgi?db=nlmcatalog). Year;Volume:First and last page number.
Example: Suárez De Lezo J, Medina A, Pan M, Romero M, Segura J, Pavlovic D, et al. Transcatheter occlusion of complex atrial septal defects. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2000;51:33-41.
If the reference is a journal supplement;
Author(s)' surname and initial(s) of the first name. Title of the article. Title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/query.fcgi?db=nlmcatalog). Year;Volume(Suppl Supplement number):First and last page number.
Example: Parsonnet V, Lean D, Bernstein AD. A method of uniform stratification of risk for evaluating the results of surgery in acquired adult heart disease. Circulation 1989;79(Suppl 1):S3-S12.
If the reference is a book;
Author(s)' surname and initial(s) of the first name. Title of the book. Edition number. City of publication, Country: Publisher, Year of Publication: Page numbers.
Example: Borrow K, Braunwald E. Heart Disease. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA, USA: WB Saunders, 1988: 976.
If the reference is a book chapter;
Surname and initial(s) of the first name of the author(s) of the chapter.Title of the chapter. In: Surname and initial(s) of the first name(s) of the editor(s) (ed) or (eds). Title of the book. Edition number. City of publication, Country: Publisher, Year of publication: First and last page numbers of the chapter.
Example: Nguyen A, Imoto E, Eklof BGH. Pulmonary embolism. In: Barros DSa AAB, Chant ADB (eds). Emergency Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Practice. 2nded. London, UK: Hodder Arnold, 2005: 251-260.
If the reference is an article presented in a meeting;
Author(s)' surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of an article is more than 6 followed by "ve ark." in Turkish references and "et al." in international references).Title of the article, If applicable In:Surname and initial(s) of the first name(s) of the editor(s) (ed) or (eds). Title of the book. Title of the meeting; Date; City of the meeting; Country. Publisher; Year. Page numbers.
Example: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O (eds). MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.
If the reference is an online journal;
Author(s)' surname and initial(s) of the first name (all authors if the number of authors are 6 or less, first 6 authors if the number of authors of an article is more than 6 followed by "ve ark." in Turkish references and "et al." in international references). Title of the article, title of the manuscript abbreviated according to Index Medicus Year; Volume (Number). Available from:URL address. Accessed date:day.month.year.
Example: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis 1995;1(1). Available from: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm. Accessed date:25.12.1999.
If the reference is a website;
Name of the web site. Access date. Available from: address of the web site.
Example: World Health Organization (WHO). Access date: 9 July 2008. Available from: http://www.who.int
If the reference is a thesis;
Author's surname and initial of the first name. Title of the thesis (Thesis). Name of the university (or educational hospital, institution, etc), City, Country, Year.
Example: Kalender M. The effect of using internal mammarian artery graft on coronary bypass morbidity and mortality in octogenarian. (Thesis). Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2011.
Reprint of the article is not sent to the authors. The issue of the journal is sent by Publishing House.
Manuscript can only be submitted through our online system. Other correspondence may be directed to: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Koşuyolu Heart Journal, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Denizer Cad. No:2, Cevizli, Kartal, 34846 İstanbul, Türkiye.