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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.
  • 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-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission of manuscripts

  • A newly submitted article must not have been previously published, not in review elsewhere, or considered for publication elsewhere (except for a summary or academic thesis or presentation at a conference).
  • Manuscripts should be submitted for evaluation online or by e-mail at info@jbionicmemory.com.
  • If you would like to submit a Review, please contact the Editor-in-Chief by e-mail.

Preparation of manuscripts

The entire article should be written in Microsoft Word doc or docx.

  • Articles should be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English should have an English-speaking colleague checked before submitting their articles or receive corporate English language editing support.
  • Articles should be prepared in a single column, with sufficient margins and double spaced from beginning to end. Each page of the article should be numbered, all variables and Greek letters should be italic, and all constants should be Times New Roman. Vectors or matrix variables should be written in bold italics.
  • The articles should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Text, Acknowledgment, References, Figures, Tables, and Figure captions list.
  •  Author Declaration, Funding and Financial Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose commercial ties or consulting, stock or share interests or patent license arrangements that can be viewed as a conflict of interest in relation to the manuscript presented (Author Declaration Form & Conflict Of Interest Statement).

Title page

This page should contain the following information:

  • Title of the article,
  • Name of all author (s), affiliated organization (s), e-mails, ORCID ID, city, country information,
  • Name of the corresponding author, full address information, telephone number and e-mail information.

Abstract

  • It should consist of background and purpose, method, results and conclusion. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be clear, informative and not repeat the main text. 

Keywords

  • Keywords of 3 to 6 items required for cross-indexing the article should be placed below the abstract.

Text

The text should consist of the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and Conclusion

In the introduction part, the information processing the main parameters of the article in an appropriate perspective and the purpose of the study should be written.

Illustrations and Tables:

  • Illustrations and tables should not be presented in the text.
  • Each picture and table should be prepared on a separate page.
  • Appropriate descriptive titles should be added to the pictures and tables and should be numbered according to their order in the text, eg. Figure 1, Table 1.
  • All pictures and tables should be cited in the text.
  • The captions of the pictures and tables should be listed at the end of the article.
  • In the tables, unit descriptions should be presented with appropriate abbreviations in parentheses next to the column headings, eg. (g) (mm).
  • The explanation of any symbol presented in the table should be given as a footnote.

Acknowledgements: Information on research grants with individuals or groups other than the authors who directly contributed to the study should be stated here.

References

  • References should be typed on separate page.
  • Number references in the order they are mentioned in the text; do not alphabetize. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets, e.g. [1], [2, 3] and [4–6].
  • Personal communications and unpublished data are not acceptable as references.
  • In listing references (Format AMA), follow NLM Style Guide, abbreviating names of journals according to Index Medicus. Indicate each author’s family name followed by a space and initials closed up without periods. Author names should be separated with a comma, never using the conjunction “and” between entries. All authors must be listed for papers with 1 to 3 authors. For papers with more than 3 authors, only the first 3 authors must be listed, followed by et al.
  • For online journals or articles published online ahead of print, provide the DOI number, if possible, rather than the URL. URLs used in references will not be made hyperlinks.
  • Journal article
  • List the first three authors;

Dilek G, Calik Y, Ozkuk K. Effect of vitamin D level and polypharmacy on the risk of falls in the elderly. Exp Biomed Res. 20214 ;(2): 81-88.

  • More than three authors followed by et al.

Yenigun V, Azzawri A, Acar M, et al. Alcoholic extract of Tarantula cubensis (Theranekron®) induce autophagy on gastric cancer cells. Exp Biomed Res. 2021;4(2): 89-98.  

  • Chapter in a book

Luck H. Catalase. In: Bergmeyer HU, edİtor. Methods of Enzymatic Analysis. New York: Academic Press; 1971. p. 885-93.

  • Online document

Doe J. Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Available from:http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document.

The authors are responsible for the accurate and in full presentation in accordance with the journal's style of references.

Supplementary Materials

Authors can submit one file of supplementary material such as audio files, video clips, or datasets. A section titled “Supplementary Material” should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file. Authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary materials files that will be published along with the article.

ETHICAL STANDARDS 

  • Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Journal of Bionic Memory will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct. For this reason, authors should protected the journal trust, the professionalism of the scientific authorship, and must refrain from misrepresenting the consequences of research that could destroy all scientific effort. 

  • Plagiarism checking

Articles sent to Journal of Bionic Memory are checked for possible plagiarism by using an appropriate software. However, corresponding and co-authors are responsible for any fraud, intentional or unintentional malpractice.

  • Research involving human participants and/or animals

Journal of Bionic Memory adopt ICMJE Recommendations on Protection of Research Participants. For more information, click here!

In addition to ICMJE recommendations, we also support 3Rs principals (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) for humans and animals usage in research. Briefly 3Rs are mentioned below, and more information can be accessed here!

Replacement: approaches which avoid or replace the use of animals
Reduction: approaches which minimise the number of animals used per experiment
Refinement: approaches which minimise animal suffering and improve welfare

All work should be done with the permission of local human subjects or animal care committees (institutional and national) and clinical trials should be registered to legislation. The official numbers from these committees must be found in the Materials and Methods section (or text describing the experimental procedures).

 1) Statement of human rights

The studies involving human participants should state that the research has been endorsed by the institutional and / or national research ethics committee and that it is conducted in accordance with the ethical standards set out in the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, and that subsequent changes are also met (1).

 2) Statement on the welfare of animals

If you have done experimental research on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national and / or institutional guidelines for the care and use of the animals are followed, and whether the work has been approved by an institutional research ethics committee.

  • Informed consent

If manuscripts report the results of an experimental research of human subjects, all authors must fulfill the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirements on confidentiality and informed consent from patients and study participants. Therefore;

1- Informed consent is obtained from all participants before they are included in the work.

2- Distinguishing details of the participants examined (name, date of birth, identification numbers and other information) should not be published in print, photographs and genetic profiles.

3-Where someone is deceased, please make sure that you have written permission from the family or estate.

4-If the identification features are changed to protect anonymity as in genetic profiling, the authors should assure that the changes do not distort scientific meaning.

Authors may use this Patient Consent Form, which sent to the journal if requested.

The journal reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned guidelines.

Copyright Policy

Articles published in Journal of Bionic Memory are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, and provided the original work is properly cited. 

If the article contains a figure or table produced from a book or other journal article, the authors must obtain permission from the copyright owner before submitting the manuscript and they will be entirely liable for legal and / or financial consequences if such authorization documents are not obtained.

Proofs

Accepted articles are sent as portable document format (PDF) files, along with proof by e-mail to the relevant author for approval. Corrections to PDF evidence should be limited to posting errors only, and no significant additions / deletions should be made. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor and authorized by the author concerned. Authors are strongly advised to thoroughly examine the PDF evidence and return the proofs within 3 days.

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Repository policy

Published version: OA publishing, no embargo, Licence-CC BY

Journal of Bionic Memory

E-mail: info@jbionicmemory.com

Completed authorship forms may be mailed to this address.

Reference

1-World Medical Association.Declaration of Helsinki: ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. http://www.wma.net/en/ 30publications/10policies/b3/index.html. Accessed October 14, 2010.

Peer Review Policy-Process

Journal of Bionic Memory is an online-only, international, peer-reviewed, open access journal and is committed to maintaining the high quality of the peer-review process. Additionally, the peer review process ensures that the articles published, meet the accepted standards of the discipline. Journal of Bionic Memory (Section and Associate Editor) reviews new submissions according to its guidelines. When they meet all criteria, they are sent to two referees (double blind) and all manuscripts are read by reviewers, and revisions to the manuscript may be required. If the decision conflicts between two reviewers, it will be send to third peer reviewer. The typical review will take in 2-4 weeks. When the manuscript is received from peer reviewer there will be one of the following outcome: 1) accepted manuscript without revisions, 2) invite authors to resubmit the manuscript after minor or major changes while the final decision is kept pending, 3) or reject the manuscript. When the manuscript is returned for revision prior to acceptance, the revised manuscript must be submitted within 30 days after the author's receipt of the referee's reports. Revised article: Accept/Reject/Re-revise. The final decision is sent to the authors.

Double blinded peer review process

Manuscript Submission

  • New submission via online system 
  • Cover letter, author and co-author details, manuscript and separate files

Pre- Quality Associate Editorial Assessment

  • Plagiarism check
  • Qualification in the English language editing
  • Ensuring that the manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (Journal of Bionic Memory and Publication Checklist)
  • Sent back to author for approval of edits 

Peer Review

  • Double-blind peer review undertaken by experts in the field
  • When the manuscript is received from peer reviewer there will be one of the following outcome: 1) accepted manuscript without revisions, 2) invite authors to resubmit the manuscript after minor or major changes while the final decision is kept pending, 3) or reject the manuscript.
  • Revision made by authors on the basis of reviewer recommendations (revisions must be highlighted and accompanied by a letter in response to each comment by the reviewers)
  • In case of revisions, the revised article will be send to the reviewers who will decide on a new recommendation for revision, acceptance or rejection.

Copy Editing

  • Professional checking for the composition and organization (formatting) of the paper against the journal guidelines
  • Reference styling and proof corrections
  • Author’s confirmation of the final edited manuscript before publication
  • In this version, corrections to PDF evidence should be limited to posting errors only, and no significant additions / deletions should be made

Publishing

  • Accepted article is sent for generating the galley proof
  • Online publication of the manuscript

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