Advances in Molecular Medicine
Published online April 18, 2005


Advances in Molecular Medicine (4 regular issues per year), the official journal of the Turkish Society of Molecular Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal. It provides an international forum for the dissemination and integration of new basic and clinical findings.

The journal welcomes submission of papers and reviews based on original experimental and clinical research of fundamental interest significance that present new information and contribute to the understanding in the field of molecular medicine. Reviews are usually published by invitation but proposals may be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief for consideration. Mini reviews and letters to the editor are also published at the editor's discretion. The language of the journal is English.

Submission of a manuscript to the journal implies that the work has not been published previously in another journal or as full text in congress proceedings and should not be under simultaneous consideration by another publication. Abstracts and presentations do not constitute previous publications. All submitted material found relevant by the editorial board are subject to peer-review by at least two independent reviewers.

Preparation of Manuscripts


During the preparation of the manuscripts, uniform requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, a part of which is stated below, are valid (see ICMJE. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publication. Adv Mol Med 2005; 1: 25-40. Updated content is available at

The manuscript should be typed double spaced on one side of a 21x 29.7 cm (A4) blank sheet of paper with a laser printer. Sending electronic manuscripts together with the hard copies will accelerate the preparation of the manuscripts for publication (see electronic manuscripts). At the top, bottom and right and left sides of the pages a space of 2.5 cm should be left and all the pages should be numbered except for the title page.

Manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages (except for the title page) and must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by all authors. They should be sent in 3 hard copies.

The contents of the manuscript should include: 1. Title page, 2. Abstract, 3. Introduction, 4. Materials and methods, 5. Results, 6. Discussion, (Conclusion and/or Acknowledgement if necessary), 7. References.

Title page

In all manuscripts the title of the manuscript should be written at the top and the full names and surnames and titles of the authors beneath. These should be followed with the affiliation of the author. Manuscripts with long titles are better accompanied underneath by a short version (maximum 80 characters) to be published as running headings. In the title page the correspondence address and telephone, fax and e-mail should be written. At the bottom of this page the name of the supporter if present should be noted. It also should be indicated in a separate line if the study had been presented in a congress or likewise scientific meeting. Other information such as name and affiliation are not to be indicated in pages other than the title page.



Abstract should be written after the title in 100-250 words. In original articles the abstracts should be structured under sections as Objectives, Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Following the abstract at least 3 key words should be added.
Reference numbers should be given in parenthesis according to the order in the manuscript. If the number of authors is 6 or less than 6, all authors; if the number is more than 6 then only first 3 authors should be written and at the end "et al." should be added. If necessary, a copy of the first page of a referred article can be requested from the author(s). Journal names should be abbreviated as in Index medicus. Examples of main reference types are shown below:
Regular papers
Isbir T, Yaylim I, Arikan S, Kucucuk S, Camlica H. Increased frequency of the S-allele of the L-myc oncogene in breast cancer. Mol Med 2002; 8: 521-4.
Nelson DL, Cox MM. Lehninger principles of biochemistry. 4th ed. New York: WH Freeman and Company; 2005.
Chapter in book
Potten CS, Wilson JW. Development of epithelial stem cell concepts. In: Lanza R, Blau H, Melton D, Moore M, et al, editors. Handbook of stem cell. Vol. 2. Adult and fetal. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2004. p. 1-11.
Illustrations and tables

They should be numbered in different categories in the manuscript and Roman numbers not to be used in numbering. Legends of the illustrations and tables should be added to the end of the manuscript as a separate page. Photographs are to be printed in glossy paper, sent in a separate envelope and not stuck on papers. To the backside of the photograph the number in the manuscript and first author should be written on a sticker and the top to be indicated with an arrow. Attention should be paid to the dimensions of the photographs to be proportional with 10x15 cm. Drawings and tables should be printed with a laser printer on a separate sheet of paper with the headings at the upper part. Some abbreviations out of standards can be used in related illustrations and tables. In this case, abbreviation used, should be explained in the related legend. Illustrations and tables published previously can only be used when necessary for a comparison and only by giving reference after taking permission from the author(s) or the publisher (copyright holder).

Electronic Manuscripts

Sending electronic manuscripts (3.5 inch disk, ZIP cartridge, CD-ROM) together with the hard copies will accelerate the preparation of the manuscripts for publication by avoiding the possibility of introducing errors and resulting in reliable and fast delivery of proofs.

The disk should be labeled with the name of the author, the title of the manuscript, correspondence address. A complete list of the file names and extensions should also be included.

Manuscripts should be written with updated versions of frequently used programs. MS-Word is the preferred word-processing package. Some other PC programs or ASCII format can also be accepted. For the files with Machintosh format screen and printer fonts should also be installed in disks or CD-ROMs. No layout is necessary. Bold, italic or subscript/superscript characters can be used. A space must be given after punctuation, no space is necessary after apostrophe ('). Tables should be included at the end in a manuscript. Legends of tables and illustrations should also be added at the end of the manuscript.

Illustrations are to be presented as separate files and not be embedded in the manuscript. Drawings and graphics can be recorded as TIF, EPS or WMF format. Halftone illustrations should be stored as RGB (8 bits) in TIF format. If illustrations are to be sent as scanned or captured document both the original scanned format and the processed format should be separately prepared. Scanned documents should be recorded as RGB (24 bits) for color illustrations, as grayscale (8 bits) for monotone illustrations in TIF format with a final resolution of 300 dpi. Scanned documents of black/white line drawings should be recorded in a scan mode of line with a final resolution of 800 dpi in EPS format.
Control list

. Length of the manuscript (max. 15 pages)
. Manuscript format (double space; one space before punctuation marks except for apostrophes)
. Title page (author names and affiliations; running heading; correspondence)
. Abstract (100-250 words)
. Key words (at least three)
. References (relevant to Index medicus)
. Illustrations and tables (numbering; legends)
. Covering letter (all authors)

Submission of Manuscripts

Prof. Dr. Turgay Isbir

Institute for Experimental Medical Research Department of Molecular Medicine

P.O. Box: 7 34390 Capa - Istanbul, Turkey
Tel&Fax: +90 212 635 19 59