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General Guidelines

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at the link. Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be evaluated. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests. The editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. Editors have the right to make corrections without changing the main text. The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number of the authors should be provided while sending the manuscript. A free registration can be done at https://orcid.org.

For experimental, clinical, and drug studies mandated to be approved by an ethical committee for publication in The New Journal of Urology, the authors must furnish an ethical committee approval report in line with international agreements (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/).

In the case of experimental animal studies, adherence to animal rights guidelines ("Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK54050) is mandatory, with requisite approval from the animal ethics committee.

The "Materials and Methods" section must specify the ethical committee's approval, including the approval number, and the provision of "informed consent" by patients.

Authors are obligated to disclose conflicts of interest and financial support related to their articles.

The rules for the title page, references, figures and tables are valid for all types of articles published in this journal.

Authors are required to submit the following:



Authors should adhere to the ICJME recommendations for “preparing a manuscript for submission to a medical journal”. https://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/preparing-for-submission.html

The articles should be written in 12-point, Times New Roman, double-spaced with at least 2.5 cm margin on all edges of each page. The main text should not include any information about the authors' names or affiliations. This information should only be included on the title page, along with their ORCID IDs, the title, abstract, and keywords.

All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be explained clearly in parentheses following the definition and custom abbreviations should not be used.

Statistical analysis is usually necessary to support results in original articles. Information on statistical analyses should be provided with a separate subheading under the Materials and Methods section and the statistical software that was used during the process must be specified.

Whenever a product, software, or software program is mentioned in the main text, product information (including state in the USA) must be given in parentheses, including the product name, product manufacturer, city of production, and country of the company.

All references, tables, and figures should be sequentially numbered and referred to in the main text. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered at the bottom center, except for the title page. Papers should include the necessary number of tables and figures to provide better understanding.

Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the relevant guideline listed below:


Manuscript Types

Original Articles

For original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, structured abstracts are required. The abstract should provide background information and state the study's purpose, procedures (including participant selection, settings, measurements, and analytical methods), main findings (including specific effect sizes and their statistical and clinical significance, if possible), and principal conclusions. Abstracts should highlight novel and significant findings, acknowledge important limitations, and avoid overinterpretation. Inclusion of the essential elements identified by the CONSORT group is essential for clinical trial abstracts.

Original Research Articles should include subheadings below;

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Figures and Tables Legend
  • References


Review Articles

Review articles should provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on a topic in clinical practice, and should include discussions and evaluations of relevant research. The subheadings of the review articles can be planned by the authors. Review articles are scientific analyses of recent developments on a specific topic as reported in the literature. No new information is described, and no opinions or personal experiences are expressed. 

  • Title
  • Abstract (unstructured)
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  • Conclusion
  • Figures and Tables Legend
  • References


Case Reports

New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority.

Case Reports should include subheadings below;

  • Title
  • Abstract (unstructured)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case Presentation
  • Discussion and Conclusion
  • Figures and Tables Legend
  • References


Letters to the Editor

A "Letter to the Editor" is a type of manuscript that discusses important or overlooked aspects of a previously published article. This type of manuscript may also present articles on subjects within the scope of the journal that are of interest to readers, particularly educational cases. Readers can also use the "Letter to the Editor" format to share their comments on published manuscripts. The text of a "Letter to the Editor" should be unstructured and should not include an abstract, keywords, tables, figures, images, or other media.

Letters to Editor should include subheadings below;

  • Title 
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  • Figures and Table Legend
  • References


Article Structure 

Title Page

A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions.

The title page should include:

  • The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of ≤50 characters,

  • Name(s), affiliations, highest academic degree(s), and ORCID IDs of the author(s),

  • Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number), and email address of the corresponding author,

  • If the author(s) is a member of the journal’s Editorial Board, this should be specified in the title page,

  • If the content of the paper has been presented before, and if the summary has been published, the time and place of the conference should be denoted on this page,

  • If any grants or other financial support has been given by any institutions or firms for the study, information must be provided by the authors,

  • Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria should be included.


Original articles should have a structured English (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion).  Review articles and case reports should have an unstructured abstract. Articles and abstracts should be written in accordance with the word limits specified in the table. References, tables and citations should not be used in an abstract. 


Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of three to a maximum of six keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations. The keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings database (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

Limitations for each manuscript type;

Type of Article

Abstract word limit 

Word limit

References limit

Table limit 

Figure limit

Original Article 

250 (Structured)





Review Article

250 (Unstructured)





Case Reports

250 (Unstructured)





Letter to the Editor 

No abstract






Figures and Tables

Figures, graphics, illustrations and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in JPEG or PNG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a word file of the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. 

Figures should be labeled with Arabic numbers. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks may be used on the images to support figure legends. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. Written informed consent for publication must be obtained for all images and must not allow patients to be identified. Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document. Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the main text.

Tables should not embed in the main document. Tables should support and enhance the main text rather than repeat data presented in the main text. All tables should be numbered consecutively in the order they are used to within the main text. Table legends should be listed at the end of the main document.


Units of Measurement

Units of length, weight and volume should be reported in metric (meter, kilogram, liter) system and in decimal multiples. Temperatures should be expressed in degrees Celsius, and blood pressures in millimeters of mercury. Both local and International Unit Systems (International System of Units, SI) should be used as measurement units. Drug concentrations should alternatively be given in either SI units or mass units written in parentheses.


Abbreviations and Symbols

Use only standard abbreviations, non-standard abbreviations can be very confusing for the reader. The use of abbreviation(s) should be avoided in the title. If there is no standard unit of measurement, provide the long version of the abbreviation in parentheses when it is first used in the text.


Supplementary Materials

Supplementary materials, including audio files, videos, datasets, and additional documents (e.g., appendices, additional figures, tables), are intended to complement the main text of the manuscript. These supplementary materials should be submitted as a separate section after the references list. Concise descriptions of each supplementary material should be included to explain their relevance to the manuscript. Page numbers are not required for supplementary materials.


Identifying Products

When mentioning a drug, product, hardware, or software program in a manuscript, it is important to provide detailed information about the product in parentheses. This should include the name of the product, the producer of the product, and the city and country of the company.


Author Contributions

When submitting to The New Journal of Urology, corresponding authors must provide a signed and scanned authorship contribution form, which can be downloaded from https://newjournalurology.com/forms .   This requirement is in place to ensure proper authorship attribution and prevent ghost or honorary authorship.



While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. Authors should avoid using references that are older than ten years. All the references should be written according to the Vancouver reference style. The references used in the article must be written in parenthesis, at the end of the sentences. References should be numbered in the order they appear in the text and listed in the same order in which they are cited in the text. Be consistent with your referencing style across the document.

References must contain surnames and initials of all authors, article title, name of the journal, the year and the first and last page numbers. If there are more than 6 authors, an abbreviation of “et al.” should be used for the authors out of the first three.

You must add the DOI (Digital object identifier) at end of each reference.

For Examples

Article in Journal:

Tasci A, Tugcu V, Ozbay B, et al. Stone formation in prostatic urethra after potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser ablation of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Endourol.2009;23:1879-1881. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2008.0596

For Books:

Günalp İ. Modern Üroloji. Ankara: Yargıçoğlu Matbaası, 1975.
Chapters in books: Anderson JL, Muhlestein JB. Extra corporeal ureteric stenting during laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2003; p. 288-307.

For website;

Gaudin S. How moon landing changed technology history [serial online]. 2009 [cited 2014 June 15]. Available from: http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/it-business/2387/how-moon-landing-changed-technology-history/

For conference proceeding;

Anderson JC. Current status of chorion villus biopsy. Paper presented at: APSB 1986. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Australian Perinatal Society, Mothers and Babies; 1986 Sep 8-10; Queensland, Australian. Berlin: Springer; 1986. p. 182-191.

For Thesis;

Ercan S. Venöz yetmezlikli hastalarda kalf kası egzersizlerinin venöz fonksiyona ve kas gücüne etkisi. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı Uzmanlık Tezi. Isparta: Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi; 2016.


Manuscript Retraction

For any other reason authors may withdraw their manuscript from the journal with a written declaration.



When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be canceled. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should request this extension before the initial period is over.


After Acceptance

Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, and format. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the corresponding author and their publication approval is requested. The journal owner and the editorial board are authorized to decide in which volume of the accepted article will be printed. Authors may publish their articles on their personal or corporate websites by linking them to the appropriate cite and library rules.

Requests for author change (name, author addition) will be evaluated if submitted to the Editorial Board (publisher/journal address) with a letter signed by all authors before the evaluation process is completed. No author changes will be made after the article is assigned to the issue and published.