O. Şahap Atik

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation, Ankara, Turkey

First of all, editors prefer to publish original research and valuable data in all academic journals,[1-3] since readers prefer to read something new and interesting.

Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions to authors or if they are beyond the scope of the Journal.

The title of the article should be concise, brief but comprehensive. It must provoke the readers to read the whole article. The title should accurately reflect the outcome of the study.[4] It must be the research question or the answer of it.

The abstract must summarize the manuscript. No discrepancies between the abstract and the article must be. Keywords should be concordant with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary terms and three to six keywords should be listed.[5]

The study must be based on the review of the medical literature in the introduction. The purpose of the study must be defined. A hypothesis or a research question must exist.[1-3]

The authors must have Informed Consent and Ethical Committee Approval (date and number) in the patients (materials) and methods section. The methods should explain the steps taken to produce the results. It should contain adequate details for other researchers to replicate the study.[1-3]

Results must be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. Data in the text should not be repeated in the tables or illustrations. Avoid repeating yourself.[6]

In the discussion section, start emphasizing the new and the most important findings of the study. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. Finally, present limitations and conclusion short and clear enough.[7]

The format of the references and abbreviated title of the journal must be according to the style used by the PubMed/MEDLINE with year, volume, and inclusive page numbers. Recent references must be preferred.

Illustrations and figures must be original, professionally drawn and photographed with a resolution of 300 DPI.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.


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  2. Atik OŞ. Which articles do we prefer to publish? Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi 2018;29:1.
  3. Atik OŞ. Is there something new and interesting in my article? Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi 2019;30:69.
  4. Elston DM. Writing a better research paper: Advice for young authors. J Am Acad Dermatol 2019;80:379.
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  7. Villar R. How to write that paper. J Hip Preserv Surg 2020;7:1-3.