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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

General Guidelines

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at  https://dergipark.org.tr/en/yud. 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 http://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 "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:
•    Cover Letter
•    Author Contribution&Copyright Transfer Form
•    Informed Consent Form
•    ICMJE Disclosure of Interest
•    Title Page 
•    Main document 
•    Figures
•    Tables

PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
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 contain any information about the authors' names and affiliations The first page have to containing author names and affiliations, 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:
●    Randomized research studies and clinical trials: CONSORT guidelines (for protocols, please see the SPIRIT guidance)
●    Observational original research studies: STROBE guidelines 
●    Studies on diagnostic accuracy: STARD guidelines
●    Systematic reviews and meta-analysis: PRISMA guidelines (for protocols, please see the PRISMA-P guidelines)
●    Experimental animal studies: ARRIVE guidelines and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition
●    Nonrandomized evaluations of behavioral and public health interventions: TREND guidelines
●    Case report: the CARE case report guidelines
●    Genetic association studies: STREGA
●    Qualitative research: SRQR guidelines

ARTICLE STRUCTURE
Title page

A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions. 
The title page should include:
1-    The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of ≤50 characters
2-    Name(s), affiliations, highest academic degree(s), and ORCID IDs of the author(s),
3-    Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number), and email address of the corresponding author
4-    If the author(s) is a member of the journal’s Editorial Board, this should be specified in the title page
5-    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.
6-    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
7-    Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria should be included

 

Abstract 
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. 

Keywords
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) 3000 30 6 5
Review Article 250 (Unstructured) 4000 50 6 5
Case Reports 250 (Unstructured) 2000 10 1 3
Letter to the Editor  No abstract 1000 5 1 1

MANUSCRIPT TYPES

Original Articles 
New Journal of Urology adopts the ICMJE's clinical trial registration policy, which requires that clinical trials must be registered in a publicly accessible registry that is a primary register of the WHO International Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) or in ClinicalTrials.gov. Authors can help improve transparency and accountability in their research by recording clinical trials in a publicly accessible registry.

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 (both Turkish and English)
• 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

Figures and Tables
Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in JPEG 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. 
Images should be numbered by Arabic numbers to indicate figure subunits. 
Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends.  The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. Figures or illustrations must not permit the identification of patients and written informed consent for publication must be sought for any photograph. 
Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document. Figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned. 
Tables should 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. Tables 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
During the initial submission process to The New Journal of Urology, corresponding authors must submit a signed and scanned authorship contribution form. This form is available for download through https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/journal/1455/file/2260/download. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure appropriate authorship rights and prevent ghost or honorary authorship.
Manuscript Retraction: Authors may withdraw their manuscript from the journal by providing a written declaration.

References
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.