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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single and half-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are submitted separate from manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Cover letter, title page, manuscript, tables and figures, and copyright release form were uploaded separately and respectively.

Manuscript Specifications

Original articles: Original articles should provide full-length report of current research in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. Original articles must not exceed 3000 words for the main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) and 250 words for the structural abstract, 6 tables and figures (total), 30 references and 5 keywords. An original article can include up to 10 authors. If more than 10 authors are involved in the study, the corresponding author should send an information note to the editorial office informing the importance of the authors.

Review ArticleReview articles are comprehensive analyses of specific topics in medicine. Review articles must not exceed 5000 words for the main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) and 400 words for the abstract, 5 tables and figures (total), 50 references and 5 keywords. Review authors should be experts in their fields and include their own work in the citations of review articles.

Case reportsCase reports should provide new information that enhances our knowledge of current literature. The authors should take maximum elaboration to ensure patient privacy. Case reports should not exceed 1500 words for the main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) and 150 words for the abstract, 4 tables and figures (total), 15 references and 5 keywords. A case report can be signed by no more than 6 authors.

Editorial: Editorials are a brief remark on an article published in the journal. Most comments are invited by the Editor-in-Chief, but spontaneous comments are also welcome. It must not exceed 700 words (excluding references). An abstract is not required with this type of manuscripts. It can have no more than 15 references and if required 1 figure or table could be accepted.

Letter to the EditorLetters related or not related to a journal article should not exceed 500 words (excluding references). A summary is not required for such articles. A letter can be signed by no more than 4 authors and can have no more than 5 references and if required 1 figure or table could be accepted.

Article structure 

Your manuscript should be compiled in the following order: abstract; keywords; introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgements; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate) and must be anonymized also. Because of double-blind peer review, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that they do not reveal their identities to reviewers, either directly or indirectly. Hence, title page and table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list) should be submitted separately from the manuscript.

The text should be one and half-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).

Title Page

A title page should be submitted separately from the manuscript and should include the title of the article, name(s), affiliations, Orcid ID and of the author(s), a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters. The name of the corresponding author, Orcid ID, affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail address of the should be specified on the title page.

Abstract

All original articles should include a structured abstract and no structural abstract is needed for other article types. A structured abstract should include Objective, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusion as subheadings.

Keywords

All manuscripts must contain a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 keywords. Keywords should be picked from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list.

Introduction

Specify the purpose and rationale for the study and ensure important present literature information about your study. Cite only the most relevant references as background.

Material and Methods

Describe detailly the study design, methods and procedures used, patients and experimental animals if any and statistical methods used. In addition to the reviewer report, if needed studies are sent to statistical editors. Specify the generic names of the drugs, if used, with the name and country of the manufacturer. Provide information on ethics committee approval and informed consent if any.

Results

Present detailed findings supported by statistical methods. Please do not repeat the results presented with tables and figures in the text, only one will suffice. In this section; avoid comparing your findings with other authors.

Discussion

Highlight the significant aspects of your study without repeating the details given in the results section. Limit your opinions to those specified in the facts in your study and compare your findings with others. Give details about the limitations and strengths of the study and after this part, no new data should be presented.

Declaration of interest

Please include a disclosure statement, using the subheading “Declaration of interest.” If you have no interests to declare, please state this (suggested wording: The authors report no conflict of interest). If authors have any conflict of interest the Conflict of Interest form should be submitted with the study. If there is no conflict of interest, the disclosure statement will be enough.

References

Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text and start with 1. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Do not cite personal communications, manuscripts in preparation, or other unpublished data as references. References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been either published or accepted for publication. Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. Note shortened form for last page number. e.g., 51–9, and that for more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by ‘et al.’

The style and punctuation of the references should follow the formats outlined in the examples below:

Journals;

Less than six authors: [1] Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2000;163:51–9.

More than six authors: [2] Budak E, Taymur I, Askin R, Gungor BB, Demirci H, Akgul AI, et al. Relationship between internet addiction, psychopathology and self-esteem among university students. Eur Res J 2015;1:128-35.

Book;

 [3] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979. 

Book chapter;

 [4] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E- Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281–304.

For further details, you are referred to “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be submitted separately from the manuscript. Colour figures or grey-scale images must be at minimum 300 DPI resolution. Figures should be submitted in ‘.tiff’,’.jpg’ or ‘.pdf’ format and should not be embedded in the main document. Tables and figures should be given in the order specified in the main text, respectively. Each table must have a title indicating the purpose or content of the table. Explanatory matters and all abbreviations used in the tables should be placed in footnotes. Each figure should have an accompanying descriptive pattern that identifies the abbreviations or symbols found in the figure. If photographs of people are used, the subjects must be unidentifiable, and the subjects must have provided written permission to use the photograph. There is no charge for colour illustrations.

Units of Measurement and Abbreviations

Please use Systéme International (SI) units. Use only standard abbreviations, avoid using abbreviations in the title, and define them in the text when first used.

Revisions

Revisions will be sent to the corresponding author. Revisions must be returned as quickly as possible in order not to delay publication and editorial board retains the right to decline manuscripts from review if authors’ response delays beyond 30 days. All reviewers’ comments should be addressed and a revision note containing the author’s responses to the reviewers’ comments should be submitted with the revised manuscript. An annotated copy of the main document should be submitted with revisions. The editors have the right to withdraw or retract the paper from the scientific literature in case of proven allegations of misconduct. The second plagiarism check will be made after revision.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Authors may submit one of the checklists from the table with their manuscript.  This checklist identifies recognized guidelines for scientific reporting, which authors should use to prepare their manuscript. If necessary, the Reporting Guide Checklist can be found on the Equator site

For the type of your study

These are not quality assessment frameworks. All criteria specified in the checklists are not expected to be fully met for your study to be accepted at AEJOG. The checklists do identify essential matters that should be considered and reported upon.

A randomised (and quasi-randomised) controlled trial

CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials)

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/consort/

Study of Diagnostic accuracy/assessment scale

STARD (Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies)

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stard/

Systematic Review of Controlled Trials

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/prisma/

Observational cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies

STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology)

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/strobe/

Case Reports

CARE (Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting)

http://www.care-statement.org/downloads/CAREchecklist- English.pdf

Other

Please check Equator Network site