Writing Rules

Journal of Social and Analytical Health accepts articles that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The final version of multi-author articles that are sent for examination has to be approved by all authors.

Before sending a manuscript to the journal, the  Publication Transfer Rights Form on the website of the journal needs to be filled out by handwriting, signed by all authors, scanned and uploaded onto the system. The Ethics Board Documents of the research articles sent for publication in the journal have to be uploaded onto the system, and the “Material and Methods” section of the article has to include the ethics board decision number.

The liability of the articles published in the journal belongs to the authors. Quotations may be made from published articles in the case that citation is provided.


Cover page,

Turkish Abstract,

English Abstract,

Article Section,

Figures and Pictures,

It should be arranged as subtitles.

Authors' Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID ID) information must be uploaded to the system during article submission.

The article part (except for the abstract, references, table, figure and subtitles) of the research reviews should not exceed 4000 words, the abstract part should not exceed 250 words, the references should not exceed 45, the number of tables 5 and the number of figures 5 should not exceed.


A plain and understandable writing language should be used in the text, scientific writing style should be adopted and unnecessary repetitions should be avoided. Writing; It should be written with 2 line spacing, Times New Roman 12 points. Pages should be numbered in the lower right corner. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the system in 2 files:



title page has to include:

 1) The title in Turkish and in English (in English and in Turkish for manuscripts in English),

2) Full names and surnames of all authors,

3) Titles, institutions, e-mail addresses and ORC-IDs of all authors,

4) Name and surname of the corresponding author, their communication information,

5) “Conflict of Interest”, “Acknowledgements”, “Sources of Funding”, “Ethics Committee Approval”, “Informed Consent”, and “Author Contributions”

6) Conference name, time and location if the study has been previously presented at a conference.

In manuscripts in English, all information except for the title in Turkish must be given in English.

 The title of the article should not exceed 150 characters (letters) in research articles and 100 characters in case reports. The title should be written in both English and Turkish.

Reviewer recommendation: Assists the editor when selecting a referee for a specific study. Include the names and contact details of at least external 2 potential reviewer on the cover page.


2) Manuscript Main Text of Orijinal Article

The full texts to be reviewed by the referees during the evaluation process should be uploaded to the system as a single file. The full text file should be composed of the following parts and should be arranged in this order.

Title of the Article; It should be short, easy to understand and describe the content of the article.

Abstract; Turkish (Abstract) and English (Abstract) abstracts should have Turkish and English titles at the beginning. It should not exceed 250 words in research reviews and 150 words in case reports.
Abstracts, Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, Keywords in Turkish research articles; In English research papers, it should consist of Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Key words sections.
Case reports do not require these sections.

Keywords; At the end of the Turkish Abstract and English Abstract section, under the heading Keywords and Keywords, there should be a maximum of five keywords that capture the main titles of the scientific article and are written in accordance with the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Care should be taken to select the keywords from the Science Terms of Turkey (www.bilimterimleri.com).
Abbreviations in the text should be explained in parentheses where they are first used. Abbreviations should not be used in abstracts.

Introduction: Information that will explain the subject and the purpose of the study is given.

Material and methods: The place, time, and planning of the study, as well as the elements and methods used, should be reported. Data collection, characteristics of patients and individuals, characteristics of the experimental study, and statistical methods should be explained in detail.

Results: The obtained data should be given together with the statistical results.

Discussion: The results of the study should be evaluated by comparing with the literature data.
All spellings must comply with Turkish spelling rules and must be in accordance with punctuation marks. Abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible. References, figures, tables and pictures should be numbered in the order they appear in the text.

Conclusion: Findings from the study should be reported briefly without adding comments.

3) Review articles: These must include titles on the topic and references. The number of references should not exceed 80 studies.

4)Letters to Editor: It is recommended to not include more than 5 references in letters to Editor.

5) Case reports: It should consist of Turkish Title, English title, Turkish and English summary, introduction, presentation of the case(s), discussion and references. Case reports should not exceed 5 pages in total. It is recommended that the number of references should not exceed 8.

6) Original image: Articles on technical and medical developments and image presentations of original topics should not exceed 3 pages.



References should be written with 1.5 line spacing. The Vancouver style should be used for references. Reference numbers should be given in ( ) without a period at the end of the sentence, and the period should be placed later. If more than one reference number is given, “,” should be placed between them, and if more than two consecutive reference numbers are given, “-” should be placed between the numbers [eg. such as (1,2), (1-3)].

If the journal is used as a source: year, volume, issue, start and end pages are given.
If a book is used as a source: only year, start and end pages are given. If the whole book is cited, only the year of publication is sufficient.The surnames and initials of the authors should be written in the references.

 If the number of authors is 6 or less in the references, all author names are written. If the name of the author is more than 6, instead of the names of the following authors, "et al." is written in English sources and "et al." in Turkish sources. Journal names should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. The way of writing the reference should be like the examples below. References should be arranged in the language of the article and as seen in the examples below.

Journal article:

Uzuntarla Y. Knowledge and attitudes of health personnel about organ donation: A tertiary hospital example, Turkey.  Transplant Proc. 2018;50(10):2953-2960.

Epub Ahead of Print Articles with doi:

Uzuntarla F, Kucukali S, Uzuntarla Y. An analysis on the relationship between safety awareness and safety behaviors of healthcare professionals, Ankara/Turkey. J Occup Health. 2020. doi:10.1002/1348-9585.12129


Uzuntarla Y. Sağlık Bilimlerinde Güncel Yaklaşımlar: Proaktif Kişilik, Akademik Özyeterlik ve Digital Bağımlılık. Ankara, IKSAD Yayınları, 2020.

Web page:

Cancer-pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources [updated 16 May 2002; cited 9 July 2002]. Available from: www.cancer-pain.org

Uzuntarla Y. Kişilik özellikleri ile empatik özellikler arasındaki ilişkide duygusal emek ve tükenmişiğin aracılık rolü. Doktora Tezi, Ankara: Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, 2015.

Conference Proceedings:

Ceyhan S, Uzuntarla Y, Fırat I. Hekimler sağlık hizmeti tercihlerinde ağızdan ağıza pazarlamayı kullanıyor mu?.  1. Ulusal Sağlık Yöneticileri Kongresi, İstanbul, 14-15 Aralık 2017.