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Author Guidelines

The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.

  • Manuscript Template could be used for submission.
  • Author Information Form should be provided as a supplementary material during the submission process.
  • Reviewer Suggestion Form should be provided as a supplementary material during the submission process. At least 3 reviewers from different institutions and also different from the authors' institutions should be provided. International reviewers are preferable regarding the editorial commitments of the Journal.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2019 - Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observational original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behavior.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the Journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at the Journal’s website.

Manuscripts submitted via any other medium and submissions by anyone other than one of the authors 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. Authors are required to submit the following form during the initial submission.

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The full title of the manuscript and the type of the publication (research article, case report, short communication, etc.).
  • The full name(s) of the author(s). Provide e-mail addresses, full postal addresses, telephone-fax numbers, and ORCID information for each author (Not only for corresponding author).
  • Provide affiliation information and position/title for each author.
  • Provide personal (if available) website addresses for each author.
  • Grant information and detailed information on the other sources of support.
  • Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria.


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

The abstract of the manuscript should be structured with adequate subheadings (Aim, Materials, Methods, Results, and Conclusions).


Please provide minimum of four to a maximum of six keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations.

The keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings Database.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word document.

  • Use a Cambria font for title, 16 points.
  • Use a Cambria font for sub titles, 10 points.
  • Use 10-points Cambria for text.
  • Use an automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use an automatic line numbering.


  • MS Word's latest equation editor tool should be used for the equations.
  • Equations will be written as "Eq. (1)" for a single equation in the text.
  • Plural equations will be written as "Eqs. (2) and (3)" in the text.


  • Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded.
  • The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI (minimum dimensions: 100×100 mm).
  • All 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.
  • Figures will be written as "Fig. 1" in the text.
  • Plural figures will be written as "Figs. 1 and 2" in the text.
  • To identify the part of any element, it is going to be written as "Fig. 1(a)" in the text.
  • To identify the part of any element for plural figures, it is going to be written as "Figs. 1(b-c)" in the text.
  • Ensure that each figure has a caption.
  • Captions of each figure will be placed at the bottom of each figure  and will be written as:
    Fig. 1.
    Deformation under step load.


  • Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.
  • Tables will be written as "Table 1" in the text.
  • Plural tables will be written as "Tables 1 and 2" in the text.
  • A descriptive title must be placed above the tables.
  • Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text).
  • Captions of each table will be placed at the top of each table and will be written as:
    Table 1.
    Comparison of fundamental frequencies of the beam according to different beam models.

***Please submit tables and figures of graphs as editable text and not as image files.


Include a section under the heading "Conclusions" that presents the significant implications of the information presented in the body of the manuscript.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


*Authors could use End Note Style file for preparing their submissions to CJPM.

Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text, tables, and legends using brackets (also called parentheses) Arabic numerals that are placed before the punctuation.
Use the Vancouver reference system as adopted by the U.S. National Library of Medicinee ensuring that all journal titles conform to Index Medicus approved abbreviations. If in doubt, look up the reference list of a recent paper published in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Practice.
Avoid citing abstracts unless from a MEDLINE or EMBASE indexed journal.
Authors must confirm that the details of these references are accurate and complete. In the full list of references give the names and initials of all authors. If there are more than six, cite only the first three names followed by et al. The authors' names are followed by the title of the article: the title of the journal (italics) abbreviated according to the style of Index Medicus: the year of publication (in bold): the volume number: the first and last page numbers in full followed by a full stop. Titles of books should be followed by the town and country of publication, the publisher, the year (bold) and inclusive page numbers. See the following examples:

References in the text

Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Indicate references by [1], [2,3], [4‒7] or [8,10,12‒14] in the text.

For single author; cite references in the text by surname in the text:
In the past 30 years, using of the plate bending elements based on the Mindlin [1], and Reissner [2] theory (the first-order shear deformation theory) have interested many researchers [3,4].

For two authors, cite references in the text by surnames of two authors in the text:
However, more substantive support is provided by the work of Kanakubo and Shindo [5].

For three or more authors,
cite references in the text by the surname of first author having "et al." in the text:
One of the early models developed on this topic is the one based on the skew-bending approach proposed by Elfgren et al. [6], which is based on equilibrium considerations [7‒10].

Reference List

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.

References for Journal Articles:

Surnames and initials of author names. Article title. Journal Title Abbreviation (in italic and initial letters are in capital). Year; Volume(Issue):Pages.
1. Tulgar S, Aydin ME, Ahiskalioglu A, De Cassai A, Gurkan Y. Anesthetic techniques: Focus on lumbar erector spinae plane block. Local Reg Anesth. 2020; 13:121‒133.
2. Ahiskalioglu A, Yayik AM, Celik EC, Aydin ME, Uzun G. Ultrasound-guided modified Thoracolumbar Interfascial Plane block for low back pain management. J Clin Anesth. 2019; 54:138‒139.
3. Razaqpur AG, Bencardino F, Rizzuti L, Spadea G. FRP-RC/PC members subjected to combined actions. Chall J Struct Mech. 2015; 1(1):1‒8.

References for Proceeding (Conference) Reports:

Surnames and initials of author names. Report title. In: Conference Title (in italic and initial letters are in capital). Year; City: Pages.
4. Hotta H, Tsunoda T. An experimental study on influence of mullion-type wall of predominat bending failure in reinforced concrete frame. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering. 2004; Yokohama: 105‒111.

References for Books:

Surnames and initials of author names. Book Title (initial letters are in capital). Edition information-if available. Publisher, City; Year.
5. Cook RD, Malkus DS, Michael EP. Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis. 1st ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Toronto; 1989.

References for Book Chapters:

Surnames and initials of author names. Chapter title. In: Surnames and initials of editor names, editors. Book Title (initial letters are in capital). Publisher, City; Year:Pages.
6. Haggis GH. The structure and function of membranes. In: GH Haggis, D Michie, AR Muir, KB Roberts and PMB Walker, editors. Introduction to Molecular Biology. Longmans, London; 1964:151–192.

References for Dissertations:

Surname and initials of author name. Thesis title [M.Sc. or Ph.D. thesis (in italic)]. City: Name of the University; Year.
7. Ayvaz Y. Parametric analyses of reinforced concrete slabs subjected to earthquake excitation [Ph.D. thesis]. Lubbock, Texas: Texas University; 1992.

References for Codes:

Abbreviation of the Code. Code description. City: Publisher Institute of the Code; Year.
8. ACI 440.1R. Guide for the design and construction of structural concrete reinforced with FRP bars. Farmington Hills, MI: American Concrete Institute; 2006.

References for Online Documents:

Provider of the Reference. Title and other information of the reference; Year. Web address [accessed Date of access].
9. Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK; 2003. [accessed 13 March 2003].
10. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. PEER strong motion database, University of California, Berkeley; 2015. [accessed 23.10.2015].



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. All authors have been fully involved in the study and preparation of the manuscript. The paper has not been previously published, is not currently submitted for review to any other journal, and will not be submitted elsewhere before a decision is made by this journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.

  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

    • E-mail address for each author
    • ORCID information for each author
    • Full postal address for each author
    • Phone numbers for each author
    • Keywords 
    • All figure captions 
    • All tables (including title, description, footnotes) 
    • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
    • References are in the correct format for this journal.
    • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


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