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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 the experimental, clinical and drug studies having the obligation of being approved by ethical committee and being sent to be published in The New Journal of Urology, ethical committee approval report being in accordance with the international agreements is required (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/). In experimental animal studies, the authors should indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with animal rights ("Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" https://oacu.oir.nih.gov/regulations-standards) and they should obtain animal ethics committee approval. The approval of the ethical committee including the approval number and the fact that the “informed consent” is given by the patients should be indicated in the “Methods” section. Authors should declare the conflict of interest concerning their articles and the financial supports.
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:
•    Author Contribution&Copyright Transfer Form
•    Informed Consent Form
•    ICMJE Disclosure of Interest
•    Title Page 
•    Main document 
•    Figures
•    Tables

PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Title Page

A separate title page should include the full title of the manuscript, running title, author’s name, affiliations, ORCID ID of authors, corresponding author’s contact information. The author to whom correspondence will be addressed should be indicated (email address, address, telephone and fax numbers).
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.

Main Document
The articles should be written with double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman character and at least 2.5 cm from all edges of each page. The main text should not contain any information about the authors' names and affiliations. On the first page (both Turkish and English) title, abstract and keywords should be given. 

Abstract
Original articles should have a structured English (Objective, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusion) and Turkish (Amaç, Gereç ve Yöntemler, Bulgular, Sonuç) abstract. 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
Authors must include relevant keywords (3-6) on the line following the end of the abstract The keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings database (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
For the international authors, submission of Turkish title, Turkish abstracts and Turkish keywords are not required. These will be provided by the editorial office. 

Manuscript
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.
Limitations, drawbacks, and the shortcomings of original articles should be mentioned in the discussion section before the conclusion paragraph.
Reviews prepared by authors who have extensive knowledge on a particular field and whose scientific background has been translated into a high volume of publications with a high citation potential are welcomed. These authors may even be invited by the journal. Reviews should describe, discuss, and evaluate the current level of knowledge of a topic in clinical practice and should guide future studies.
Letter to the Editor discusses important parts, overlooked aspects, or lacking parts of a previously published article. Articles on subjects within the scope of the journal that might attract the readers’ attention, particularly educative cases, may also be submitted in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” Readers can also present their comments on the published manuscripts in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” The text should be unstructured.
All references, tables, and figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. The symbols used must be nomenclature used standards. 
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.

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

 

Original Research Articles should include subheadings below;
• Title (both Turkish and English)
• Abstract (both Turkish and English)
• Keywords (both Turkish and English)
• Introduction
• Material and Methods
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusions
• Figures and Tables Legend
• References

Case Reports should include subheadings below;
• Title (both Turkish and English)
• Abstract (unstructured, both Turkish and English)
• Keywords (both Turkish and English)
• Introduction
• Case Presentation
• Discussion and Conclusion
• Figures and Tables Legend
• References

Review Article should include subheadings below;
• Title (both Turkish and English)
• Abstract (unstructured, both Turkish and English)
• Keywords (both Turkish and English)
• Main text
• Conclusion
• Figures and Tables Legend
• References
For systematic reviews, authors must adhere to the PRISMA guidelines
(http://www.prisma-statement.org/documents/PRISMA%202009%20checklist.pdf).

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.

Tables should embed in the main document or should be submitted as separate files but if tables are submitted separately please note where it is suitable 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.

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. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus.
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. 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.

Author Contribution&Copyright Transfer Form
The New Journal of Urology requires corresponding authors to submit a signed and scanned version of the authorship contribution form (available for download through https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/journal/1455/file/2260/download) during the initial submission process to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship.

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

Revisions
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.
 

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