Turkish Journal of Psychiatry includes studies on behavioral sciences and especially clinical psychiatry. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry is printed in Turkish, and manuscripts are published online both in Turkish and English. Manuscripts can be submitted in Turkish as well as in English. Turkish translations of manuscripts in English are performed by professional translators. Submissions from Turkey are only accepted in Turkish.


 Submitted manuscripts should not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.


Lengths of reviews or original investigations should not exceed 20 pages with double spacing, including figures and tables. An abstract of 230-250 words should be added.  An abstract of a research manuscript should include following titles: Objective, Method, Results, and Conclusion.


1. Research Manuscripts


Manuscripts of research conducted according to scientific method and guidelines will be published in this section.


2. Review Articles


Comprehensive articles reviewing and discussing latest knowledge will be published in this section.


3. Case Reports


Interesting clinical case examples will be published in this section. Case reports should not exceed 10 pages with double spacing.


4. Language Issues


Debates on language issues in psychiatry will be published in this section.


5. Letter to the Editor


This section welcomes manuscripts which can form grounds for discussion on different topics covered in the journal.


6. Book Review


Reviews of books published on relevant fields will be included in this section.




1.  Manuscripts should be submitted online through www.turkpsikiyatri.com. 


2. Authors should be the persons who performed the study; if necessary, names of supporters and consultants should be mentioned in the "Acknowledgements" section. The name of the institution where the study is performed should be clarified.


3. Manuscripts should be in accordance with research and publication ethics. The information about approval of ethics committee should be included in research manuscripts.


4. First page of the submitted manuscripts should contain an abstract followed by 3-6 keywords listed in MeSH database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh) . Pages following the abstract should be numbered. Submitted files which contain the manuscript body should not include names of the authors.


5.      Author(s) may be asked to review the manuscript with respect to critiques or recommendations. The Editorial Board may make some modifications following approval of the author. There is neither a processing fee for the appraisal of, nor a payment is made for publishing a paper.


6.  Submitted manuscripts should not contain any footnotes. All necessary explanations should take place in the text.


7.      Each figure and table should be on a separate page. The quality of the figures should be adequate for print (at least 300 dpi). Titles and legends of the tables should be presented with the tables. Localization of the figures or tables should be pointed out in the text.


8.      In-text citations should be indicated with the name of the author and publication year. There should not be a comma between the name and date. If there are more than two authors, they will be expressed as "(the name of the first author) et al.", but if there are two authors, both of the authors should be mentioned.


Examples: In a study on this subject (Crow 1983)........, Crow and Snyder (1981) reported that .........., ........ related studies (Snyder et al. 1982)........, ....... in one study (Crow and Snyder 1981)...........


If one author published multiple manuscripts in the same year, they should be clarified as (Freud 1915a), (Freud 1915b). If there are more than one references in a certain point, they should be given in the same parenthesis separated from each other with commas.


Examples: (Crow 1981, Snyder 1980) (Crow 1981, Snyder et al. 1970)


9.      References should be separately presented at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order. Surname(s) and initial(s) of name(s) of the author(s) will be written without commas or dots. If there are more than three authors of a reference, the others will be mentioned as "et al." phrase. Then, publication date of the reference will be written in parentheses.


a)     If the reference is an article, following the date, full name of the manuscript, name of the journal (abbreviations of Index Medicus should be used), volume (if absent, number of issue in parenthesis) and pages will be written.


Winokur G, Tsuang MT, Crowe RR (1982) The lowa 500: affective disorder in relatives of manic and depressed patients. Am J Psychiatry 139: 209-12.


b)   If the reference is from the supplement of a journal;


Kozkas HG, Homberg LK, Freed GD et al. (1987) A pilot study of MAOIs. Acta Psychiatr Scand 63 (Suppl. 290): 320-8.


c)    If the reference is a book, following name(s) of the author(s) and publication date, name of the book, edition number (if there are more than one edition), location of publication, publisher and pages will be written. If the book is translated from another language, original language and name(s) of translator(s) should be mentioned.


Mark IMJ (1987) Fears, Phobias and Rituals. New York, Oxford University Press, p. 97.


d)     If the reference is a chapter or article of a book with multiple authors, name of the author of the chapter or article, date, name of the chapter or article, name of the book, edition number, volume, editors of the book, location of publication, publisher and pages should be presented.


Meltzer HY, Lowy MT (1986) Neuroendocrine function in psychiatric disorders. American Handbook of Psychiatry, 2nd ed., vol. 8, PA Berger, HKH Brodie (Ed), New York . Basic Books Inc, p. 110-117.


e)     If the reference is an electronic journal (Generally volume and issue numbers or pages are absent):


1. Use exact date of releasing.

2. Mention address of direct access and date of download.

Frederickson BL (2000, April 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment 3, Article 0001a. downloaded from  http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030001a.html on 20th November 2000.


10. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. References which are transmitted from other references or not subject to direct utilization should not be mentioned. Unpublished data, personal connections, or abstracts of manuscripts which are accessed via Medline search may not form source documents.