Journal of Human Rhythm is an international journal. It publishes monthly original, peer-reviewed articles from all areas of medicine including observational studies, experimental investigations, clinical trials, case reports, Images In Medicine, ten minutes consults, letter to the editors and reviews. Papers submitted to Journal of Human Rhythm should not be submitted elsewhere.
All manuscripts underwent a detailed language and format check before. If manuscript does not suitable for information for authors and also needs the language editing, sent back to the corresponding author.
The manuscripts dealing with the biological rhythms in human body, effects of seasonal and other rhythmic changes on organs systems are preferentially accepted.
All manuscripts submitted to the journal reach the final decision within 6 weeks.
Address new and revised manuscripts and correspondence to the editorial office:
Editorial Office – Journal of Human Rhythm
Responsible Editor: Ramazan AKDEMIR – Tıp Fakültesi Morfoloji Binası, Kat:4, Korucuk, Adapazarı, Sakarya, 54290, Turkey.
All Studies involving human subjects need their written local ethical committee approval where the study is performed and informed consent from the all subjects.
Editorials are limited to 1,500 words and 20 references and give the judgment of the writer based on published data.
ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts reporting original basic or clinical scientific findings should not exceed 4,000 words, six figures or tables, and have no more than 40 references. Authors should also provide Turkish and English abstract of up to 250 words. All abstracts must be structured as aim, material and methods, results and conclusion.
TEN MINUTE CONSULT:
It is a structured case report which was written a teaching purpose and make clear standpoints with regard to clinical decision-making and treatment of the patient. It should conform to the requirements of original scientific papers.
Viewpoints are of the same length as editorials but are designed to let the author speculate on the value of any subject, procedure or treatment.
Case reports will be published which illustrate and discuss particular points that are relevant to clinical practice. Manuscripts do not include any proof such as image or similar reports will not be published. Case reports should have no more than three authors, 1,500 words, 10 references and 2 figures and/or tables. A summary (up to 150 words) should be supplied.
Review articles concern a general medical problem, which is discussed by experts in the field. The topic should be of interest to a large readership and have important medical implications. The authors should consider the subject from a historical perspective but give priority to recent developments in the field covered by the review.
IMAGES IN MEDICINE
This category is intended for illustrative Medical images such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, x rays, scans or pathology specimens. The picture may be emphasized in a 250-word legend.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Journal of Human Rhythm welcomes letters commenting on papers published in the journal in the previous six months. Letters should be typed in double spacing and not exceed more than 600 words and six references in length. All authors should sign the letter.
Journal of Human Rhythm will review selected books in medicine. Authors interested in having a book reviewed should send a copy to the Journal of Human Rhythm Editorial Office.
Submit 1 copy in English of the entire manuscript including text, references, figures, legends and tables via e-mail. English manuscripts must contain a Turkish abstract and Turkish manuscript should contain an English structured abstract. The manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with at least 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
Articles should be arranged as follows (1) title page, (2) abstract (or summary for case reports), (3) text, (4) when appropriate acknowledgment, (5) conflict of interest, (6) references, (7) tables and figures with titles and legends.
TITLE PAGE (Page 1, but do not number)
The title page should include a short title of less than 50 characters, the authors' full first and last names, degree(s), hospital and academic affiliations. Under the heading, ''Address for correspondence'', give the full name, address, telephone, fax number and E-mail address of the corresponding author, and address for reprints if different from address for correspondence.
A running head consisting of 2 to 6 words should be added on the first page.
ABSTRACT (Page 2)
Authors of original scientific papers must supply a structured abstract of no more than 250 words under the following headings: Aim (describe justification of the study), Methods and Results (brief description of methods and presentation of significant results), Conclusions (make only claims that are supported by data in the paper).
For case reports provide an unstructured abstract summarizing the main points in 150 words. Do not cite references in the abstract and limit the use of acronyms and abbreviations.
KEYWORDS (Page 2)
Supply up to 6 keywords.
The text should begin on a new page and should be organized into sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
Provide appropriate headings and subheadings using the hierarchy of headings bold, small caps, and italic. Cite illustrations and tables in numerical order (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Table 1) as they are first mentioned in the text. For drugs use the generic name. Patients must be identified by numbers (for example, patient 4), not by their initials. Abbreviations should be defined when they first appear. Measurements must be given in SI units. Blood pressure should be given in mm Hg. Put acknowledgments and details of support in the form of grants, equipment, or drugs at the end of the text, before the references.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All authors must explicitly mention any potential conflict of interest. If there are no conflicts of interest, please insert 'none declared'.
References in the text
References must be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. Reference numbers in the text must be given as superscripts (without brackets).
References in the reference list
Abbreviate titles of periodicals according to the style of Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. All authors should be cited in each reference. Do not use periods after the author's initials.
Journal Articles - Example
Surname RS, Surname FW, Surname GR, Surname AJ. Article title. Abbreviated journal title 2008; 52: 228-34.
Use et.al. if reference has more than four names.
Chapter in book - Example
Surname SY. Chapter title. In: Surname MM, ed. Book title. Publisher, City, 2008: 228-34.
Abstract/supplement - Example
Surname R, Surname F. Article title (abstract). Abbreviated journal title 1996; 52 suppl 3:48.
Figure legends should be typed double spaced on separate sheets. Abbreviations appearing on the figures must be spelled out at the end of each legend.
Written permission from publishers for any material previously published must be submitted with the initial manuscript.
Limit figures to the number necessary for clarity. Figures should not duplicate data given in tables or in the text. Figures submitted in colour will be printed in colour. See 'charges'.
Tables should be self-explanatory, and the data should supplement not duplicate the text. Tables should be typed double spaced on separate sheets with the table number and title above the table and explanatory notes below. The table numbers should be Arabic and shouldbe numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text. Abbreviations used in the table should be footnoted and explained in alphabetical order.
Authors are requested to submit manuscripts by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with the file written in Word for Windows.
Part of the cost of colour printing will be charged to the author. Author costs include cost of colour figures and cost of reprints (minimum quantity is fifty reprints). A price list for reprints will be sent with the authors' proof. There are no page charges.