Information to Authors

Copyright Transfer Form Author Contribution Form ICMJE Form

Journal of Critical and Intensive Care (J Crit Intensive Care) is the scientific and official publication of the Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine. 

The journal is an open access journal, published 3 times a year and all of its contents are freely available with no cost and there is no fee for submission. It accepts manuscripts written in English and evaluates submissions through its online submission system on the web site www.jcritintensivecare.org only. It publishes original clinical, basic and translational research articles, case reports and letters to the editor related to intensive/critical care medicine and acute medicine. Editorials and review articles are only accepted upon invitation of the editor

Manuscripts are accepted for publication through an independent unbiased and double-blinded peer review process. Authors are encouraged to suggest reviewers from other institutions; however editorial board will make the final selection of reviewers. As well, the editorial board reserves the right to reject the manuscripts not suitable for publication or the right to return manuscripts to authors for revision.

An approval of research protocols by ethics committee in accordance with international agreements (Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised 2002 - available at http://www.vma.net/e/policy/b3.htm , “Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals” - www.nap.edu/catalog/5140. htmlhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html/) is required for all research articles. All manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the latest International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2019 - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).

All submitted manuscripts must comply with the instructions specified below:

1. The authors must state that the submitted manuscript is an original work that has not been previously published or is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. During the submission process of the manuscript the authors must sign the “Copyright Transfer Agreement”. No changes to the authorship (order, deletions or additions) are allowed after this stage and copyrights are directly transferred to the Turkish Society of Intensive Care for Internal and Surgical Medicine.

5. All content (text, figures, graphics, tables and others) which has been “sent for publication should be original. If not, permission from related person and/or institutions regarding copyright should have been obtained by the authors.

6. If the manuscript was partially or completely presented as a thesis or an abstract at a meeting, it should be clearly stated in the “Acknowledgements” section.

7.Foundations, organizations, drug and medical device companies that make a complete/partial contribution in cash and in kind, project funding, scholarships, etc. should be mentioned in the “Acknowledgements” section.

8. The authors should disclose any conflict of interest and any financial support that has been received relevant to the submitted manuscript in the “Acknowledgements” section.

9. The authors are responsible for compliance of the quality of research with high ethical standards. The “Materials and Methods” section should include a statement about ethics committee approval (date, document no) and informed consent. The journal reserves the right to refuse the publication of the manuscript in the presence of an ethical violation.

10. The manuscript will be checked if it is in accordance with instruction to the authors before sending to the editor. Any manuscript not prepared according to instructions will be returned for revision.

11. The manuscript will be evaluated by the editorial board for scientific adequacy and then sent to peer-reviewers who could be from the editorial board or independent reviewers.

12. The manuscript is checked for ethical violation and plagiarism.

13. If revision is required, authors should re-submit within maximum 2 months.

14. All points of the reviewer should be clarified within the re-submitted manuscript in different colour and a detailed letter stating or mentioning all revisions of reviewers on a point-by-point basis is required during revision. This letter is mandatory and if not provided, the manuscript will be returned. 

15. Once the manuscript is accepted, the number or order of authors cannot be changed.    

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be supplied in Microsoft Word for Windows format, and typed using 12 point Times New Roman font. The use of abbreviations in the title, abstract, table titles, figure legends and at the beginning of the sentences should be avoided. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the text. Single digit numbers should be written in words in the text.

An original research article should include the following sections:

  1. Title
  2. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s), role(s) (hypothesizing, manuscript drafting, analysis, etc. of author(s)
  3. Name and address for corresponding author (including phone, e-mail address)
  4. Abstract: aim, study design, materials and methods, results, conclusion, maximum 250 words.
  5. Keywords Four to eight keywords must be supplied, see www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.
  6. Main Body: The main text should include the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. The background in the “Introduction” section should not be too long. Aim(s) or hypothesis must be clearly stated in the final paragraph of the “Introduction”. The “Materials and Methods” section should include study design and statistical analysis. Unnecessary overlap between tables, figures and text should be avoided. Subheadings should be used in order to provide a better understanding in the “Results” and “Discussion” sections. The “Conclusion” section should include the main findings of the study in 1 or 2 sentences.
  7. Tables: Tables should be included after the references according to their sequence in the text. All tables should be titled. The use of abbreviations in the table title should be avoided if possible. If not, expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be listed as footnotes to the table. Table title must appear at the top of the table. Expressions of the results (i.e. mean±standard deviation or median and interquartile ranges) as well as units of measurements should be stated in tables. Each table should be typed on a separate page and should be numbered with Arabic numerals. P values should be provided.
  8. Figures: Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals according to their sequence in the text. Each figure should be submitted as separate files using JPG or TIFF format. For each figure, the file name should include the figure number. Expansion of each abbreviation should be listed in figure legend. P values should be indicated in figure legends. If applicable, statistical significance should be indicated by an asterisk on the figure.
  9. Figure Legends: Figure legends should be self-explanatory and should be listed at the end of the text, after tables. Figure legends should be listed consecutively on a separate page. The use of abbreviations should be avoided.
  10. References: Unpublished data and studies should not be included in the reference list. They must be cited in the text as “name(s), unpublished data, 19...” References should be listed according to their sequence in the text. Each reference should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals between brackets. References should be cited in the text right after the referred author. All journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus (www. nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html). Names of all authors (name and initial) should be listed when there is three or less. When there are four or more authors, the first three should be listed, followed by “et al.”.  Full title of cited article, title of journal (abbreviated), year of publication, volume of the journal and page numbers should be included after author’s names and initials.

Journal article:

O’Malley MK, Rhame FS, Cerra FB, et al. Value of routine pressure monitoring system changes after 72 hours of continuous use. Crit Care Med 1994; 22: 1424-30.

Chapter in a book:

Name of chapter author(s), title of chapter, name(s) of editor(s), title of book, publisher name, edition of book, year of publication and page numbers should be included.

Celinski S, Seneff MG. Arterial line placement and care. Irwin RS, Rippe JM. Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 6th ed. 2008: 38-48.

  1. Acknowledgements

A review article should include the following sections:

Review articles in Journal of Critical and Intensive Care are published as invited articles.

  1. Title
  2. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)
  3. Name and address for corresponding author (including phone, e-mail address)
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords (see original research article)
  6. Main Body: Appropriate subheadings should be used. The “Conclusion” section should include the main inference of the manusript in 1 or 2 sentences.
  7. Tables, figures and figure legends (original see research article)
  8. References (see original research article)
  9. Acknowledgements

A case report should include the following sections:

Identifying details of patients should not be included in the manuscript, figures, tables etc. Authors must obtain written informed permission from the patient, or next of kin for case reports. Copies of the permission must be provided when asked for.

  1. Title
  2. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)
  3. Name and address for corresponding author (including phone, e-mail address)
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords (see original research article)
  6. Main Body: Introduction, Case(s), Discussion and Conclusion should be included. In case series, cases should be numbered (i.e. Case 1)
  7. Tables, figures and figure legends (original see research article)
  8. References (see original research article)
  9. Acknowledgements

Editorial

It is the brief evaluation of published manuscripts by an authority assigned by Editor-in-Chief. It can include subheadings; however, an abstract is not required. Tables and figures are not included in editorial.

Letters to the editor

Letters submitted within 2 months after the publication of an editorial in PDF format on the web page, will be accepted, if deemed appropriate, and will be published soon after or in the subsequent volume of the published editorial together with author’s response.

Letters to the editor and author’ response should include the following sections:

  1. Title (English)
  2. The full name(s), highest academic degree(s), affiliation(s) of author(s)
  3. Name and address for corresponding author (including phone, e-mail address)
  4. Main Body: It should begin with the statement of “To the Editor”. Maximum one table or one figure can be included
  5. References

Copyright transfer

Authors are responsible for opinions and suggestions as well as the accuracy of references in the manuscript. No copyright fee is paid for the manuscripts submitted to the journal. The publication rights of accepted manuscripts are directly transferred to the publisher. The authors should send duly signed “Copyright Transfer Agreement” to the publisher, during the manuscript submission.

Address for Correspondence

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Arzu Topeli İskit

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Yoğun Bakım Ünitesi,

06100, Ankara, Türkiye

Phone: +90 312 305 11 03 - +90 312 508 32 38

Fax: +90 312 311 09 94

E-mail: atopeli@hacettepe.edu.tr