ISSN: 1300-8773
E-ISSN: 1304-4591
Yeni Symposium New Symposium
Yeni Symposium 2020-58-4

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Instructions for Authors

A. General Principles

New Yeni Symposium is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles primarily in the fields of psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and neuroscience. The journal is published trimonthly and every four issues comprise a volume.

The language of the journal is Turkish and English. Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not have been published earlier or accepted for publication elsewhere, or be under simultaneous consideration for publication by any other journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted at our manuscript submission and information portal The status of submitted manuscripts can also be tracked at this portal. Submission by e-mail, postal mail and fax are not accepted.

Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated initially by the editorial board in terms of compliance to the journal's publication standards and policies, and manuscripts that do not comply with these will be refused or returned to author(s) for correction. Manuscripts that are selected for in-depth review will be evaluated by two outside referees. Reviewers are contacted promptly and asked to return comments within 4 weeks, while author(s) will be notified by e-mail upon each step of the peer-review process. The reviewers' comments are finally sent to the author(s); the decision of the editorial board to further process the manuscript for correction by the author(s), or to reject it also will be transmitted at this step. The editorial board holds final authority for publishing the article, sending it to author(s) for correction, publishing it after correction(s) or not publishing at all. The journal does not require payment from, or offer payment to, author(s) for publication or reprints.

Papers submitted to New Symposium may be in the following forms of article:

•Original research article
•Brief research report
•Review article
•Case report
•Letter to the Editor
•Special sections (news from a congress or conference, presentation of a relevant book, thesis or website)

B. The Form of the Articles

Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins all around, and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Manuscripts should include the following sections: 1) Title page, 2) Abstract, 3) Main text, 4) Acknowledgement 5) References, 6) Table(s) and 7) Figure(s) and/or image(s). Each section should start on a new page.

1.Title page

This page should include article title, author name(s), affiliation(s) and corresponding author's mail address, telephone/fax number and e-mail.

2. Abstract and Keywords

Abstracts should be both in Turkish and English and the English abstract should include an English title. An abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should include the following sections: Objective, Method, Results and Conclusions. Abstracts for case reports and reviews may not necessarily follow this structure.

Abstract should be informative of the essential content of the research and include its purpose, basic procedures, main findings and basic conclusions.

3-5 keywords, both in Turkish and English should provided at bottom of this page.

3. Main text

Main text of research articles should be arranged under following subtitles: introduction, methods, results and discussion.


In this section, significance, context and background for the topic should be addressed, with the last paragraph that presents the purpose the study.


This section should include the source of the data, patients and/or volunteers, scales, interviews/assessments and measurements, procedures and statistical methods. The methods section can be subdivided.


Results should be presented with the help of statistical methods, if necessary with suitable table(s), figure(s) or graph(s).


In this section, main findings of the study are discussed in the context of national and international literature. Novel and significant contributions of the study should be emphasised, if relevant, with recommendations for future research.


When considered necessary, author(s) may add brief acknowledgements in few sentences to those whose contributions to the manuscript are not at author level but deserve mentioning. Here, the contributions of those acknowledged must be clearly stated.


The references should be given sequentially by Vancouver style numbering, after every other sentence by a superscript. Example: "…reported by Duran et al.12"

Two references should be presented in the text by commas without a space between each other. Three and more references, if not presented sequentially in the text, should again be given separated by commas without a space between each other. Three or more sequential references should be presented in the text separated with "-" between the first and the last references. Example: "…has been shown by previous studies.15-18"

References in the tables and figures should be given by numbers following the sequence they are presented in the text.

Journal titles should be given in accordance with standard abbreviations in the Index Medicus. If number of authors in a reference is less than 6, all author names should be presented in the reference following the structure "surname-space-initials". If the author number is 7 or more, only names of the first 6 authors should be presented followed by the phrase "et al" for the rest of the authors.

If a book is to be referenced, the editors and the publisher, place and year of publication should be given. For a book chapter, names of the author(s), chapter title and the pages should be presented.


1. Journal references:

Inouye SK, Westendorp RGJ, Saczynsky JS. Delirium in elderly people. Lancet 2014; 383: 911-22.

Fehr C, Schleicher A, Szegedi A, Anghelescu I, Klawe C, Hiemke C ve ark. Serotonergic polymorphisms in patients suffering from alcoholism, anxiety disorders and narcolepsy. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2001; 25: 965-82.

2. Reference to a book chapter:

Fortune SA, Hawton K. Culture and mental disorders: suicidal behaviour. In: Textbook of cultural psychiatry, Bhugra D, Bhui K eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007: 255-71.


Each tables should be given on separate pages, and these should be numbered according to the order they are presented in the text. Every table should have a title, and if necessary, a table instruction at its bottom. Every table should be referred to in the text.

7.Figures and Pictures

Each figure should be drawn professionally with a size between 27x173-203x254 mm's on a separate page and numbered in accordance with order of appearance in the text. Letters, numbers and symbols on a table should be clearly presented and should still be readable when they are reduced in size. Authors(s) should have sought permissions for pictures, figures or tables, of which an author or a company has copyrights; and a document that authenticates these permissions should be provided to our journal. Source for these materials should also be specified in the text.

C.Submission of the Manuscript to the Journal

Before submitting to the journal a final check of compliance with the writing rules must be made.