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The TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin publishes original articles, reviews, commentaries, and correspondence on all aspects of practice, education, policy, and research in preventive medicine and public health. These instructions follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and are available by clicking on this link: icmje.pdf

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin is a fully peer-reviewed Journal. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all matter published in the journal and cannot enter into correspondence about papers not accepted for publication.

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin accepts manuscripts electronically through the Internet-based program. Access to send manuscript page is gained through On the site you will find instructions for submission of the manuscript. All tracking and follow-up will be done through the online program. If you have questions about the online program, please address them to


Copyright of all material is held by the TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin. The editors, editorial board, sponsoring organizations, and publisher do not accept responsibility for the statements expressed by authors in their contributions.

Publication Charges
There is no publication charge for submitted or accepted articles.

Manuscript Preparation

Authors and reviewers are advised that TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin complies with the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) statement (revised), found at in its consideration of manuscripts reporting randomized clinical trials (RCTs). On the CONSORT website, you can click directly to the checklist, which should guide the preparation of the manuscript and the flow diagram, (to be included as a figure in the manuscript). In addition, TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin requires that manuscripts reporting RCTs include the following information: date of approval of an institutional review board, sources of funding for the trial, and the trial registry number (if applicable).

Manuscripts should be formatted for a 210 mm x 297 mm page with 25 mm margins on all four sides. Times New Roman 12-point is recommended for text, tables and figures. All text should be written in the third person and double-spaced flush left; avoid using tabs. Assemble sections in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, list of titles for all figures (typed on 1 page), tables, and figures. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.

The manuscript should contain NO automatic formatting (except page numbers in the upper right corner of each page).

The Title Page should include: (1) the title (concise but informative, using no symbols and not exceeding 80 characters in length); (2) the first name, middle initial, last name, and highest academic degree of each author, and the names of departments and institutions (including city and country) to which the work should be attributed; (3) the name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence; (4) the name and address of the author to whom reprint requests should be sent.

An Abstract of 200-250 words should be included with each article, beginning on a separate page. Abstracts for research manuscripts may be prepared in a structured format, using background, methods, results, and conclusions.

Text should begin on a separate page and follow these word-count parameters: 2700-3000 for research articles and 4000 for review articles. The number of figures and tables should be in proportion to the amount of text. All research manuscripts must include (in both abstract and methods section) the year in which the data were collected and when the sudy/analysis was conducted.

It sould be added line numbers to document. Please see to learn to how to add line numbers to word documents Howto Reference Document [Türkçe Versiyonu]

The Journal also accepts and publishes Brief Reports based on smaller studies, but still of interest to our readers. Brief Reports should contain all the same sections as a full research paper, but be limited to 1200 words, with no more than 1-2 short tables or figures.

Acknowledgments and any necessary disclaimers should begin on a separate page, numbered in sequence following the text but before references. List sources of support in the form of grants, equipment , or drugs. Acknowledge only people who have made substantive contributions to the study.

References follow the style of Index Medicus and should be identified by number in the order in which they are mentioned in the text; references that apply only to tables and figures should be numbered in sequence where the text first refers to the table or figure. If subsequent reference is made to a citation, the original reference number should be used again. Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to Index Medicus style, which can be found at

References to personal communications should be noted in the text, not in the reference list, as: (first initial, last name, affiliation, ‘personal communication,’ date).

References to software should also be noted in the text as: name of software (company, city/state, year of release).

Include among the references manuscripts accepted but not yet published; designate the journal followed by ‘In press.’

Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as unpublished observations (in parentheses).

All reference numbers in the text must be entered in parentheses.

  • Sample for book references:
    Last JM. International Health. Eds.: Maxcy KF, Rosenau MJ, Last JM, Wallace RB. In: Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health & Preventive Medicine. 14th edition. Connecticut: Appleton & Lange; 1998. p. 1139-1146.
  • Sample for journal articles:
    Greenberg P, Cox C, Le Beau MM, Fenaux P, Morel P, Sanz G, et al. International scoring system for evaluating prognosis in myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood. 1997; 89(4): 2079-91.
  • Sample for Internet resources:
    National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). 2001. Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research: Clinical Trials in Developing Countries. Bethesada, MD. [Acces date: 12.01.2008].
  • Thesis: 
Kilic C. General Health Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity Study. Unpublished Thesis, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Ankara, 1992. 

Tables should use Times New Roman, each on a separate page; vertical and horizontal rules (lines) should not be used within the body of tables. Use arabic numerals to identify tables, and limit table heading to no more than 15 words. Footnotes in tables should be lettered (lower case a, b, c) except for statistical notes, which should be noted with an asterisk (*, **, ***). All abbreviations used in a table must be expanded in a legend under the table.

Figures should be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction. Typewritten (or dot matrix) figures are not acceptable. Typeface should be nonserif (e.g., Arial). Use only black on white background, with bold patterns rather than variations of gray shading. A list of all figure titles should be typed on one page and placed after the references.

Submitting Manuscripts to TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin accepts manuscripts electronically through the Internet-based program. Access to send manuscript page is gained through

Letters to the Editor are considered for publication.




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