Writing Rules

Phoenix Medical Journal is a scientific journal that publishes retrospective, prospective or experimental research articles, review articles, case reports, editorial comment/discussion, letter to the editor, surgical technique, differential diagnosis, medical book reviews, questions-answers and also current issues of medical agenda from all fields of medicine and aims to reach all national/international institutions and individuals.

The journal is published three times in a year and in March, July, and November. The official languages of the journal are Turkish and English.

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Any processes and submissions about the journal can be made from the website https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/phnx. Past issues of the journal are also available at this website.


Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their article:

  • Research articles and article collections should not exceed 15 pages including the text, figures, tables, and references, while short announcements and case report presentations should not be longer than 5 pages, image presentations should not exceed 500 words.
  • Author number for review articles should not exceed three.
  • Author numbers for case report presentations should not exceed five.
  • Author number for image presentations should not exceed three.
  • The reference number for image presentations should not exceed five.
  • Articles should be written with double space in 10 font size and right, left, upper and lower margins should all be 2,5 cm. writing style should be Arial.
  • Manuscripts should have double-line spacing, leaving a sufficient margin on both sides.
  • Manuscripts should be written with Microsoft Word.
  • Abbreviations that are used should be defined in parenthesis where the full word is first mentioned.

Cover page (Title Page): The title of the article in Turkish and English, the names, surnames and titles of all authors, the name and city of the institution they work for should be included on this page. Internationally valid "ORCID" information of all authors should be included. If the article has been presented as a report at any meeting before, its place and date should be specified. The name, full address, telephone, fax, mobile phone and e-mail information of the correspondence author must also be added to this page.


The text file should include the title in Turkish, keywords, the title in English, keywords in English, abstract, the text of the article, references, tables (only one table for one page) and figure legends (if any), respectively. Within the text file, the names of the authors, any information about the institutions, the figures and images should be excluded.

In original articles; Turkish and English abstracts should be written with the title of the article. The abstract should reflect the article, give important results and make a brief comment.

Abbreviations and references should not be used in the abstract. It should contain objective, material and method, results and conclusion sections and should not exceed 250 words.

In case reports; the abstract should be unstructured and shorter (average 100-150 words; without structural divisions in Turkish and English).

In reviews; the abstract should be written in both English and Turkish, and should not be configured. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.


  • Keywords should be listed below the abstract.
  • They should be minimally 2 and maximally 6, and should written English.
  • The words should be separated by a semicolon (;), from each other.
  • English keywords should be appropriate to “Medical Subject Headings (MESH)” (www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
  • Turkish keywords should be appropriate to “Turkey Science Terms” (www.bilimterimleri.com).

Main text:

Main text in original articles; It should consist of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion sections.

In the introduction; the purpose of the article should be stated, the rationale of the study or observation should be summarized, only strictly appropriate references should be given, and the subject should not be reviewed extensively.

In the Materials and Methods section; the study design, selection and description of cases, technical methods, materials and procedures, and statistical methods used should be described.

Results section; Results should be presented in the text, tables and figures in logical order. In the text, all data in tables and / or figures should not be repeated, only important results should be highlighted or summarized.

In the discussion section; the new and important aspects of the study and their results should be emphasized. Detailed data given in the results sections should not be repeated. The conclusions and limitations of the study should be included in the discussion section. The results should be linked to other relevant studies.

Case reports should include introduction, case (s) presentation, discussion, and conclusion sections.

The main text in reviews should include title, abstract, keywords, text and references.


When cited, the latest and most recent publications should be preferred. All sources must be shown in the main text by numbering them where appropriate. The authors are responsible for the correctness of the references. If possible, the DOI numbers of online articles that have been cited before must be provided. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to journal abbreviations at Index Medicus/Medline/PubMed.

The journal accepts an ANSI standard style adapted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as the writing style of the references. Authors can apply to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html for examples of citing sources.

When there are six or fewer authors, all author names should be listed. If there are seven or more authors, then the first six authors should be put "et al." after writing. For writing in the text, Arabic numbers should be used in brackets when referring to sources in the main text for example (1,2).

Reference styles for different publication types are shown in the following examples:

Journal article

1. Ercan S, Yazkan R, Kolcu G, Başer Kolcu M, Gülle K, Koşar A. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi’nin Son 10 Yılının Bibliyometrik Analizi. SDÜ Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi. 2019;26(2):123-129.

2. Akdeniz YS, Cakmak F, Ipekci A, Ikizceli I, Karatas KF, Berberoglu DB, et al. Videoscopic assisted retroperitoneal debridement in infected necrotizing pancreatitis. Phnx Med J. 2020;9(2):156-159. DOI: 10.1080/13651820701225688.

Book section

Ipekci A, Cakmak F, Akdeniz YS. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Ikizceli I, eds. International review of cytology. Istanbul: BTM; 2019. pp. 251–306.

Single authored book

Akdeniz YS. Health economics: fundamentals of funds. Istanbul: Kara Tren Yayınevi; 2019.

Editor(s) as author

Cakmak F, Ipekci A, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. Istanbul: Fatih Yayınevi; 2019.

Written at the meeting
Berberoglu D, Kocman AY, Cakmak K, Kanbakan A. Cannabinoids and pain. In: Ikızceli I, editor. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Emergency; 2020Aug 17-22; Istanbul, IASP Press;2020. p. 437-68.


Memoglu F. Acil Servise Başvuran 65 Yaş Üzeri Travma Hastalarının İncelenmesi. Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi: İstanbul Üniersitesi; 2019.

Text published in electronic format

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006.
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2006/pdfs/what-is-shs.pdf. Accessed 30 Nov 2014.

Tables, Figures, Pictures, and Graphics:

  • All tables, figures, pictures, and graphics should be cited at the end of the relevant sentence.
  • Each table, figure, picture and graphics should have a descriptive title. Arabic numbers should be preferred for tables, figures, pictures and graphics.
  • Tables should be in the file where the article was submitted, should come after the references page, and each table should be written on a separate page. Tables should be numbered according to the order of appearance in the text. Heading of the table should be placed above the table. The descriptions and abbreviations should be placed under the table. Each table should be mentioned in the text.
  • Each of the figures, pictures and graphics must be uploaded as a separate image file (jpeg, tiff, png or gif) with a minimum of 300 DPI.
  • Heading of figures, pictures and graphics should be added to the end of the article.
  • The manuscripts containing color figures/pictures/tables would be published if accepted by the Journal. In the case of publishing colorful artwork, the authors will be asked to pay extra printing costs.
  • All abbreviations used, must be listed in the explanation which will be placed at the bottom of each table, figure, Picture and graphic.
  • For tables, figures, pictures, and graphics to be reproduced relevant permissions need to be provided. This permission must be mentioned in the explanation.
  • Pictures/photographs must be in color, clear and with appropriate contrast to separate details.

Conflict of interest: If any of the writers have a relationship based on self-interest, this should be explained.

Acknowledgment: Only acknowledge persons and institutions who have made substantial contributions to the study, but was not a writer of the paper.

Ethical approval: Studies must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki (https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/). Authors should indicate the date and number of ethics committee approval they received for their work requiring ethics committee approval, and from which institution it was obtained in the materials and methods section.

Copyright transfer form: By the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. All manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Form” that is available in www.acilx.com

Submission of manuscripts: Phoenix Medicel Journal only accepts manuscripts submitted online from the website at https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/phnx. All articles must be sent from the system accessed by clicking the "Submit Article" icon at the relevant address.

Checklist for Submitted Articles:

Articles must be complete. They must include the following:

  • Title Page
  • Article sections
  • Turkish and English titles
  • Abstract (250 words) (Turkish and English)
  • Keywords (minimum 3; maximum 6)
  • Article divided into appropriate sections
  • Complete and accurate references and citations
  • List of references styled according to “journal requirements”
  • All figures (with legends) and tables (with titles) cited.
  • "Copyright Form" signed by all authors.

The evaluation process will not be initiated for manuscripts that do not meet the above conditions.

Creative Commons License
Phoenix Medical Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Our journal has adopted the Open Access Policy, and no fees will be charged from the authors at any stage of the publication for the articles submitted.