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Journal of Pediatric Neurology (ISSN: 1304-2580) is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by the World Society of Child Science, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Van, Turkiye. Journal of Pediatric Neurology encourages submissions from all authors throughout the world. Manuscripts are judged by two experts solely on the basis of their contribution of original data and ideas, and their presentation. All articles will be critically reviewed within 2 months, but longer delays are sometimes unavoidable. All manuscripts must comply with Instructions to Authors.

Submissions considered for publication in JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY are received on the understanding that they have not been accepted for publication elsewhere and that all of the authors agree to the submission.

The journal requires approval of manuscript submission by all authors. A cover letter signed by all authors constitutes submission approval. Manuscripts will not receive a final decision until a completed Copyright Status Form has been received. As soon as the article is published, the author is to have considered transferred his right to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under Turkish Copyright Law.


All concepts, ideas, comments, manuscripts, illustrations, and all other materials disclosed or offered to the World Society of Child Science on or in connection with this Journal are submitted without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. The World Society of Child Science shall have no financial or other obligations to you when you do not submit such information, nor shall you assert any proprietary or moral right of any kind with respect to such submissions. The World Society of Child Science shall have the right to use, publish, reproduce, transmit, download, upload post, display or otherwise distribute your submissions in any manner without notice or compensation to you.


Investigations on human subjects should conform to accepted ethical standards. Fully informed consent should be obtained and noted in the manuscript. For all manuscripts dealing with experimental work involving human subjects, specify that informed consent was obtained following a full explanation of the procedure (s) undertaken. Patients should be referred to by number; do not use real names or initials. Also the design of special scientific research in human diseases or of animal experiments should be approved by the ethical committee of the institution or conform to guidelines on animal care and use currently applied in the country of origin.
Role of the Funding Source

If funding has been provided, all sources of funding must be declared. This declaration (with the heading 'Role of the funding source') should be made in a separate section of the text and placed before the References. Authors must describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author’s work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the Journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict. This declaration (with the heading “Conflict of Interest”) should be placed before the References.

Statement of Informed Consent

Analytical investigations on human participants must include a statement in the text that participants gave their informed consent. It is journal policy that participant anonymity must be preserved in all cases. Research on experimental animals must be approved by an appropriate institutional ethics approval committee and the appropriate approval number must be stated in the text. This declaration (with the heading “Statement of Informed Consent”) should be placed before the References.


All contributions should be written in English. Spelling should be American English. In general, manuscripts should be prepared according to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. JAMA 1997; 269: 927-934. Manuscript should be as concise and clear as possible. Manuscripts not following Instruction to Authors will be returned to the authors.


Only English articles will be accepted. Prior to submission, manuscripts prepared by authors whose native language is not English should be edited for proper spelling, grammar, and syntax by a professional editor or colleague fluency in English.


Materials reviewed for publication in JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY include the following:


Editorials will present the opinions of leaders in pediatric neurology.

Original articles

Original clinical or laboratory investigation of clinical subjects should be reported. The material should be presented as concisely as possible.

Review articles

Reviews should document and synthesize current information on timely subjects.

Case reports

A case report should describe a new disease, or confirmation of a rare or new disease; a new insight into pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, or treatment; or a new finding associated with a currently known disease. Case reports can include maximum 20 references.

Rapid communications

These should be short papers, brief laboratory investigations and preliminary communications, which report new and exciting results requiring rapid publication.


These should be submitted in response to material published in the journal to make small clinical points or to introduce a point of view. Letters do not carry an abstract. Letters can include maximum 5 references.

Neuroimage of the month

These should be a short case report with short discussion and maximum four figures. Neuroimage of the month can include maximum 5 references.

Book reviews

Reviews of newly published literature of interest.


Manuscripts Samples

Review Sample 

Original Article Sample

Case Report Sample

Neuroimage Sample
Manuscript submission should be made using our online submission system. Please visit Manuscripts should be submitted with text and tables, preferably in a recent Word or Word Perfect for Windows format. If article is submitted electronically, there is no need to send a hard copy. However, the Copyright Status Form should be sent by regular mail within 2 weeks of submission of article.

Manuscripts should be clearly in double spacing on one side of good quality A4 paper (30 x 21 cm), using 2.5 cm margins. Pages should be numbered consequently in the top right-hand corner, commencing with the Title Page and including those containing Acknowledgments, References, Tables, and Figures.

Conventional Manuscript
The manuscript should be arranged as follows, with each section beginning on a separate page, except in the category of Rapid communications.

Cover letter

A cover letter, in which the authors certify that the work submitted to The JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY has not been published elsewhere, in any form and that it is not being submitted simultaneously to another journal, should accompany the manuscript. A Copyright Status Form (see next page) signed all authors must accompany each manuscript.

Title page

The category of manuscripts (as listed above) should appear on the title page. The title on the title page should contain no more than 80 letters and spaces. A running title of no more than 40 letters and spaces should be supplied. Each author’s first and last name as well as middle initial, highest academic degree, name of department(s) and institutions to which the work should be attributed, and address should appear. The author to whom communications will be directed should be designated and his or her telephone and FAX number and E-mail addresses (obligatory for submission) provided.


The abstract should be no longer than 250 words for full-length articles and commensurately shorter for brief communications and case reports. Abstracts should summarize the problem addressed, investigational approach, results, and relevant conclusions.

Key words

No more than nine key words that will assist indexer in cross-indexing the article should be supplied. It is recommended that authors consult the medical subject heading from Index Medicus.

Main text
The text of observational and experimental articles is usually divided into sections with headings Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion. Long articles may need subheading within some sections. The purpose of the article and the rational for the study or observation should be summarized in an introductory paragraph.

Materials and Methods should be described in sufficient detail to leave the reader in no doubt as to how the results were obtained.

Results should be presented in a logical sequence the text.

Tables and figures should not include material appropriate to the discussion.

The new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions should be emphasized, without repeating data in detail. This section should consider the implications of the finding and their limitations. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study, and relate the observations to other relevant studies. New hypotheses and recommendations, when appropriate, may be included. Acknowledgement should be made only to persons who have made genuine contributions and who endorse the data and conclusions.

References must be double-spaced and cited in text by using Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Abbreviate titles of the journals according to Index Medicus. Unpublished data and personal communications should be given in round parentheses in the text and not as references. List all authors or editors, but if the number exceeds six, give six followed by et al.

References must be listed in Vancouver style:
Standard journal articles:
[1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
[2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
[3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
Chapter in a book:
[4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill, 2002; p. 93-113.
World Wide Web:
Autism Speaks. Transition Tool Kit: A guide for families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood, 2011. Available at: Accessed October 6, 2012

Limit the number of tables. Data in tables should not be repeated in graphs. Do not use vertical lines to separate information within the table. Tables should be double-spaced and numbered consequently corresponding to in-text citation. A table title and number must be provided at the top. Headings should be concise and use Arabic numbers. Tables should be restricted to one manuscript page unless absolutely necessary. If a table continues past one page, repeat all sequence in heads and the stub (left-hand) column. All non-standard abbreviations should also be explained in the footnotes. Footnotes should be indicated by *, **. Statistical measures such as mean SD (standard deviation) should be identified in headings.


Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.

Each figure should be provided on a separate sheet. Figures should not be included in the text.

Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.

For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:

Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF

- Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size

- All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide

- Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files

Grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi , or 600 dpi for combination art (lettering and images); save as tiff

Do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process

Do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing

Do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)

For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF

Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.

On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.

Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.

Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.

Colour figures

It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. The charges will be specified with the proof delivery. Online the figures will be published in full colour at no charge. If the figures will be printed in black and white, make sure that the main information will still be visible and do not refer to colour in the figure captions.

Units and Abbreviations
Manuscript should be in metric units. Standard abbreviations may be used and should be defined in the Abstract and on the first mention in the text. In general, a term should not be abbreviated unless it is used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader.
Review and Selection of Papers
All articles will be critically evaluated by the editor and at least two members of the editorial or advisory board of the journal within 2 months, but longer delays are sometimes unavoidable.

Proofs and Reprints
Poofs are sent to the corresponding author, together with a reprint order form approximately 6 weeks prior to the publication. Authors should retain a copy of  the original manuscript. Only printer’s errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed at this stage, unless in reply to specific editorial queries or requests. Corrected proofs must be returned within 48 hours of receipt, preferably by e mail or fax. If the publisher has not received a reply after 15 days, the assumption will be made that there are no errors to correct, and the article will be published after in-house correction. The reprint order form (with number of reprints requested, invoice and delivery address) should be returned with the corrected proof. Reprints may be ordered prior to publication on the form provided. The designated reviewing author will be responsible for ordering reprints for all authors. Reprints ordered after publication of the journal can be ordered at increased cost by special arrangement.

The publisher (IOS press) will provide to authors with a free watermarked PDF file of their article.


There is no page charge for manuscripts.


Letter to submission
Signed Copyright Status Form
Three copies of article
Title page
    Category of manuscript
    Title of article
    Running title
    Name (s), academic degrees, and affiliations of author (s)
    Name, address, telephone and Fax number and e-mail address of corresponding author

Abstract including key words (except for Neuroimage of the month and Letter to the Editor)
Text (double spaced)
References (double spaced), on a separate sheet
Tables (double spaced), on a separate sheet
Figure legends (double spaced), on a separate sheet
Figures properly labeled (three sets of glossy prints)
Informed consent or certificate of ethical committee if indicated.


JPN Copyright Status Form


Manuscript Number : JPN________________                      Received Date: _______________
Manuscript Title       : ______________________________________________________________________________________

I/We hereby confirm the assignment of all right, title and interest in and on the manuscript named above in all versions, forms and media, now or hereafter known, to the World Society of Child Science of the Yuzuncu Yil University of Turkiye effective if, and when it is accepted for publication. I/We also confirm that the manuscript contains no material the publication of which violates any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity.

I/We shall obtain and include with the manuscript written permission from the respective copyright owners for the use of any textual, illustrative or tabular materials that have been previously published or are otherwise copyrighted and owned by third parties. I/We agree that it is my/our responsibility to pay any frees charged for permissions. I/We affirm that all authors have participated in the study, have been and approved the manuscript, and accept responsibility for the content of the article and its accuracy; that complied with the "Instructions to authors".

To be signed by at least one of the authors who has obtained the assent of the others, if any. In case of a "work made" for hire "a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment or commissioned as a work for hire under written agreement, an authorized representative of the employer should sign in. If the manuscript is not published, this transfer has no legal effect.

Please note: Manuscript cannot be processed for publication until the Editor has received this signed form.

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ISSN: 1304-2580 print
ISSN: 1305-0613 online