MANUSCRIPT DESIGN

 


The manuscripts must be written in clear, grammatical English with no typographical errors. Manuscripts that do not meet the minimal requirements for English grammar and composition will be rejected. Manuscripts with faint or illegible type or with substandard illustrations will be returned to the authors.

 

At the first appearance in the abstract and in the text the abbreviation or acronym should be preceded by its full spelling. For example, ranitidine (Ran), Helicobacter pylori (Hp), Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE).

 

Title page

The title page should carry the title, name and affiliations of the authors, and footnotes.

Title: It must be informative, specific, and brief (<120 characters, including spaces).

Authors: In order to be held responsible for the content, authors should have participated sufficiently in the work.

Affiliation: The affiliation is the institute or laboratory where the work was done.

Correspondence address: The detailed address of the correspondence should be given with e-mail address, phone and fax numbers.

 Acknowledgments: Acknowledgment(s) may briefly include acknowledgement of assistance from 1) contributors that do not warrant authorship; 2) technical help; and 3) material support.

 Key words: Provide 3 key words or phrases that will assist readers and indexers in cross-indexing this study.

 

Abstract

The Abstract should be in structured form (<250 words), under the following headings: "Purpose" (the purpose of this study or why you intended to do the study), "Experimental", "Results & Discussions" (main data), and "Conclusion": (in a definite, conclusive, and short statement, not indefinite, vague, or suggestive sentences). Abstracts for review articles should be unstructured. The abstract must be informative rather than indicative. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. Short communications do not require an abstract.

 

Introduction

The Introduction summarizes the rationale for the study and gives a concise literature background. Use references to provide the most salient background rather than an exhaustive review. The last sentence should concisely state your purpose for carrying out the study (not methods, results, or conclusion).

Experimental

There should be two subheadings: 1) Materials 2) Methods. Manufacturers (not distributors or senders) and specifications should be given for materials and instruments.

In vivo studies: Indicate the species of the animals. The sex, age, and measured body weights of tested animals or humans should be expressed as mean, standard deviation, and total range.

Ethical considerations: When reporting experiments performed on human subjects or animals, a statement by the authors should be included in the Materials section. Human experiments may be performed only in accordance with the ethical standards provided by the responsible committee of the institution at which the work was carried out and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki  (as revised in Edinburgh 2000), available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm. Animal experiments should follow the instructions for the care and use provided by the institution.

Methods

The “Methods” section should include technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated. Describe new methods or modifications and identify any unusual instruments (manufacturers and types) and procedures in detail.

Statistical methods: Statistical methods should be described when they are used to verify the results. Suitable techniques should be chosen for the statistical treatments, for example, t test, chi-squared test, Ridit, probit, logit, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, etc.

Quantities, units, and numerical values : Physical quantities are printed in italic type, for example, dp/dt (not dP/dT). A subscript that represents a symbol for a physical quantity is printed in italic type, for example, Xp (p: pressure), T1/2 (but T1/2á). The SI unit should be used.

 

Results & Discussions

Emphasize or summarize only important observations. Simple data may be set forth in the text with no need for tables or figures. Give absolute values, not merely percentages, particularly for the control values. Describe your results on the effectors (eg, muscle contraction), not on the curves you drew thereby.

Tables and figures: Each table or figure should be self-explanatory (intelligible without reference to the text). Avoid repetitions of data in the text, tables, and figures. Tables are preferable to figures, especially if the figure is a simple histogram. Legends for figures should be typed or printed out using double spacing, starting on a separate page. Briefly explain the symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters in the illustrations. Identify the method of staining and magnification of the photomicrographs.

 

Photographs must be of the highest quality with good contrast. Color photographs are welcome. With photomicrographs, crop to show only the essential parts: a second small photomicrograph at higher magnification is usually more informative than a single large one. Scale markers (eg, 1 ěm ) should be put inside the photomicrographs. On the back of each photograph identify lightly in soft pencil the manuscript code number, author's name, figure number, and the orientation of the photograph (ie, an arrow indicating the top).

 

The Discussion section should include the interpretations of your data. Emphasize any new and important findings and relate your results to other studies. Discuss the shortcomings in your experiments. New hypotheses and recommendations may be proposed when warranted.

 

Conclusion(s)

Manuscript should end with a brief conclusion, which should be linked with the goal stated in the Introduction.

 

References

References must be verified by the present authors against the original documents. References are numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. When cited in the text, reference numbers should be placed in brackets.The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the "List of Journals Indexed" in Index Medicus (www.nlm.nih.gov). List all authors, but if the number exceeds 6 give 6 followed by et al. Examples follow.

Articles in journals

Standard journal article: Qin L, Xiong B, Luo C, Guo ZM, Hao P, Su J. Identification of probable genomic packaging signal sequence from SARS-CoV genome by bioinformatics analysis. Acta Pharmacol Sin, 24: 489-496 (2003).

Books and other monographs

Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Organization as author and publisher: Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.

Chapter in a book: Milton AS. Prostaglandins and fever. In: Sharma HS, Westman J, editors. Progress in brain research; v 115. Brain function in hot environment. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1299-1302,. 1998.

Conference proceedings: Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neuro-physiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

Scientific or technical report: Issued by funding/sponsoring agency: Smith P, Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX): Dept of Health and Human Services (US), Office of Evaluation and Inspections; 1994 Oct. Report No: HHSI-GOEI-69200860.

Dissertation: Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization [dissertation]. St Louis (MO): Washington Univ; 1995.

Patent: Larsen CE, Trip R, Johnson CR, inventors; Novoste Corporation, assignee. Methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart. US patent 5 529 067. 1995 Jun 25.

Unpublished Material

In press: Huan Y, Yao XQ, Lau CW, Chan YC, Tsang SY, Chan FL. Urocortin and cardiovascular protection. Acta Pharmacol Sin 2004; 25: in press.

Electronic Material

CD-ROM: Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Journal article on the Internet: Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102:[about 3 p].

Available from:

http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Homepage/Web site: Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources Inc; c2000?1 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9].

Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Database on the Internet:

Open database: Who's Certified [database on the Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000 - [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from:

 http://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp

Closed database: Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenitial Anomaly/Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US). c1999 [updated 2001 Nov 20; cited 2002 Aug 12].

Available from:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/jablonski/syndrome_title.html

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

  Submitted manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter giving details of 1) the title of the manuscript; 2) a statement that the manuscript has not been published in part or whole (except in the form of abstract) or is under consideration for publication elsewhere by any language. The author can send the paper by e-mail, with 3 hard copies of the paper following by post. The authors should keep copies for themselves. All the figures should be clearly labeled.  For initial electronic submission MS Word format is preferred. Adequate figure resolution is essential to a high-quality print of your paper.    

 

Authors may suggest 2 reviewers; they should provide the name, postal address, and e-mail address, telephone and fax number, and fields of interest. Authors may also suggest that specific individuals not be involved as reviewers, but Mediterranean Journal of Science & Technology Research reserves the right of final selection.

 

Manuscript receipt: Upon the receipt of the manuscript, Mediterranean Journal of Science & Technology Research Editorial Office will immediately assign a code number, which is strongly recommended to use in subsequent correspondence. An acknowledgement of receipt letter will be sent to the corresponding author. After pre-review by the editors, most of the submitted manuscripts will be sent to expert referees for peer review. All manuscripts are subject to editorial modifications.

 

Revision: Revision of the manuscript by the authors should be done immediately after the authors receive comments from the Mediterranean Journal of Science & Technology Research Editorial Office. Authors should answer the comments one by one, and indicate the page and line of each correction. A revised manuscript will be considered a new submission if not returned to the Editorial Office within 2 months. For papers that are revised by authors, one hard copy and an electronic version, either on disk or by e-mail, should be sent to the Editorial Office. Include only the latest version of the manuscript on the disk, and label the disk with the file format and the manuscript code number.

 

Copyright assignment form: Papers accepted for publication become copyright of Mediterranean Journal of Science & Technology Research and authors will be asked to sign a transfer of copyright form. In signing the transfer of copyright it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the transfer of copyright form, and must sign the form that will be provided by the Editorial Office.

 

 

Rejected manuscripts

If a manuscript is not accepted for publication, the authors will receive a decision letter along with the reviewer's comments. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to authors unless requested previously. Because of strict page limitations and strong competition, rejected manuscripts should not be resubmitted.

 

Proofreading

Proofreading is not rewriting. Checking the proofs is solely the authors' responsibility. Corrections are restricted to printer's errors. Answer all queries (in the interests of accuracy) on the proof. Make all corrections legibly (preferably by typing) in the margins. Use universally accepted proofreader's signs and symbols. If the authors feel that it is very important to include a new information, insert it as a "Note added in proof" with the permission of the Editorial Office. Return the proof within 7 days (preferably by fax or e-mail) to the Editorial Office. If the time limit is exceeded, the publication of your article will be postponed.

 

Reprints

Reprints of your article will be provided free of charge by the Mediterranean Journal of Science & Technology Research Editorial Office after receiving the page proof. You can fill the reprint order form at the website of the journal (http://jscitech.mersin.edu.tr) and send it to the editorial office via internet.

 

ADDRESS FOR EDITORIAL OFFICE

Manuscripts should be sent to the editor's office e-mail or mail address. She will design a receipt letter and then, send the manuscript to the reviewers who are internationally recognized in their fields of research. The results of review process will be mailed to the owner of the manuscript. For quick process, please prefer electronic submission.

                Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nefise Özlen Sahin

Mersin University, Faculty of Pharmacy,

Department of Pharmaceutics,

Division of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Yenisehir kampusu, Mersin 33169,

TURKEY

Tel: +90-324-341-2819/ext. 2619

Fax: +90-324-341-3022

E-mail: scitech@superonline.com