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Archives of Neuropsychiatry (Arch Neuropsychiatry) is the official scientific journal of the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society. It is published quarterly. Annually four editions and supplementary editions constitute a volume. The publication language of the journal is Turkish and English.

Archives of Neuropsychiatry is a peer reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles on psychiatry, neurology, and behavioral sciences. Both clinical and basic scientific articles especially dealing with topics of common interest in neurology and psychiatry are welcomed and encouraged. The content covers original research articles, reviews, letters to the editor, and case reports.

The audience of the journal includes clinicians and researchers working in neurology, psychiatry and neuroscience or related fields. 

Archives of Neuropsychiatry is an international journal indexed/abstracted in the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E), PubMed Central, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, EMBASE, ProQuest, SCOPUS, EBSCO, PSYCHinfo, CINAHL, Gale/Cengage Learning, British Library Direct, Turkish Psychiatry Index, and TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index databases. Printed versions include articles in their original language, and these are available free of charge to the members of the Turkish Neuropsychiatic Society. Online versions include all articles in both Turkish and English, and finally published open to access without any charge.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Besides, the preparation of the journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

Submissions are reviewed for their originality and scientific quality. Manuscripts submitted should not have been previously published in an electronic or printed medium, nor should be under evaluation process with another journal. Authors may wish to inform the reviewers of the journal on their previously evaluated and unaccepted manuscripts. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented at scientific meetings should be accompanied by information about the organization, including the name, date, and location of the meeting.

The decision about the publication of manuscripts is based on independent, unbiased, double-blind peer-review. The editorial board completes an initial evaluation of submissions for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered, and its relevance to neuropsychiatry. This is followed by an unbiased double-blind peer-review by two or more independent experts in the field. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. For all submissions, the Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process.

Approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, is required for experimental, clinical, and drug studies and for some case reports. If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document must be provided by the authors. For experimental human research studies, a statement should be included in the manuscript depicting written informed consent of patients and volunteers has been obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. For animal studies, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript. It is the authors’ responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, signed releases of the patient or of their legal representatives should be enclosed.

All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate by CrossCheck).

In the event of alleged or suspected research misconduct, e.g., plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, the Editorial Board will follow and act in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Each individual listed as an author should fulfill the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE - The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he/she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged in the title page of the manuscript.

At initial submission Archives of Neuropsychiatry expects from corresponding authors a signed and scanned version of the authorship contribution form (available for download through in order to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship. If the editorial board suspects a case of “gift authorship,” the submission will be rejected without further review. As part of the submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author should also send a short statement declaring that he/she accepts to undertake all the responsibility for authorship during the submission and review stages of the manuscript.

Archives of Neuropsychiatry requires and encourages the authors and the individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interests, including financial, consultant, and institutional, that might lead to potential bias or a conflict of interest. Any financial grants or other support received for a submitted study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board. To disclose potential conflicts of interest, the ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted by all contributing authors. Cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers are resolved by the journal’s Editorial Board within the scope of COPE and ICMJE guidelines.

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

Manuscripts can be submitted for evaluation in Turkish or in English. Since the journal is indexed internationally, it is mandatory for all the published manuscripts to have a full text in English. Publication process of the accepted articles in Turkish starts after English translations of the full text is provided by the authors. For accepted articles in English which are submitted from Turkey, the authors have to provide the Turkish translations of the full text for the commencement of publication.  For the accepted articles in English which are submitted from abroad or for the articles of authors who are not familiar with Turkish, a Turkish translation is not necessary for the commencement of publication process.

By submitting a manuscript to Archives of Neuropsychiatry, authors accept to assign the copyright of their manuscript to the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society. If rejected for publication, the copyright of the manuscript will be assigned back to the authors. Archives of Neuropsychiatry requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Transfer Form (available for download at When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).

Any opinions and views expressed in the articles published by the journal are the views and opinions of the author(s), and not views of or endorsed by the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society, editors, editorial board, and/or publisher; the editors, editorial board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.


The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2016 - Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observational original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behavior.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be evaluated.

Articles should be written with "Times New Roman" character, 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.

The authors must upload the Copyright Transfer Form, Author Contribution Form and ICMJE Potential Conflicts of Interest Form (this form must be filled in by all authors) to the online article system during the first submission. These forms can be accessed at

Preparation of the Manuscript

Title page: A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include:

• The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters,

• Name(s), affiliations, and highest academic degree(s) of the author(s),

• Grant information and detailed information on the other sources of support,

• Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number) and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author,

• Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria.

Abstract: An English abstract should accompany all submissions except for Letters to the Editor. Abstracts in Turkish are not expected from international authors. The abstract of Original Articles should be structured with subheadings (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion). Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications.

Keywords: Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations. The keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database (

Manuscript Types

Research Articles: The main text of research articles should be organized under the subtitles of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. The Introduction should include the rationale of the study, and the objective should be clearly stated in the last paragraph. The “Methods” section may include subsections describing the participants, instruments, and the statistical methods. The “Results” section includes the findings of the study, supported with tables and figures to facilitate viewing. The “Conclusion” should include the authors’ conclusions, limitations of the study and a comparison with the relevant literature. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications.

Statistical analyses must be conducted in accordance with international statistical reporting standards (see; Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983: 7; 1489-93). Information on statistical analyses should be provided with a separate subheading under the Materials and Methods section and the statistical software that was used during the process must be specified.

Units should be prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).

Review Articles: Reviews should describe, discuss, and evaluate the current level of knowledge of a topic that is in the journal’s scope and should guide future studies. Reviews prepared by authors who have extensive knowledge on a particular field and whose scientific background has been translated into a high volume of publications with a high citation potential are welcomed. Authors fulfilling those requirements may be invited by the journal. Reviews can be submitted without editorial invitation if one of the authors has published three or more original research articles on the subject. Authors must be aware that the journal has limited space for reviews. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications.

Case Reports: There is limited space for case reports in the journal. Reports on rare cases or conditions that constitute challenges in diagnosis and treatment, those offering new therapies or revealing knowledge not included in the literature, and interesting and educative case reports are accepted for review. The text should include the subheadings Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications. 

Brief Reports: These are manuscripts that report either original research or novel ideas dealing with important theoretical or practical problems related to specific subjects. Brief report articles (excluding title page, references, table / figure / picture) should not exceed 2500 words. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications

Letters to the Editor: These manuscripts include evaluation and criticisms submitted by the experts in the field or the reviewers of a manuscript regarding manuscripts previously published in the journal. The authors of manuscripts that become topics of letters to the editor are provided with the opportunity to responds to the comments that are raised. Letters are published together with the responses of the author(s) of the manuscript concerned where possible.

Special Section

Introduction of websites: These manuscripts introduce websites relevant to the scope of the journal.

Book/Thesis Section: These manuscripts introduce the books/theses published on subjects related to the scope of the journal. The text of manuscripts in the special section must not exceed 500 words (excluding the references, tables, and figures or legends). Up to five references and either one table or one figure are allowed.

Table 1. Limitations for each manuscript type

Type of manuscript Word limit Abstract word limit Reference limit Table limit  Figure limit
Original Article 4000 250 (Structured) 30 6 7 or total of 15 images
Review Article 5000 250 50 6 10 or total of 20 images
Case Report 1500 150 15 No tables 10 or total of 20 images
Brief Report 2500 250 20 6 10 or total of 20 images
Letter to the Editor  500 No abstract 5 No tables  No images
Special Section 500 No abstract 5 1 1


Tables should be included in the main document, presented after the reference list, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title must be placed above the tables. Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text). Tables should be created using the “insert table” command of the word processing software and they should be arranged clearly to provide easy reading. Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.

Figures and Figure Legends

Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in TIFF or JPEG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. Images should not be labelled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure subunits. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. Like the rest of the submission, the figures should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or an institution should be blinded. For this reason, the persons in the pictures should not be recognized and institutional information should also be deleted. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm). Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document.

All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be provided in parentheses following the definition.

When a drug, product, hardware, or software program is mentioned within the main text, product information, including the name of the product, the producer of the product, and city and the country of the company (including the state if in USA), should be provided in parentheses in the following format: “Discovery St PET/CT scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI, USA)”All references, tables, and figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text.

The limitations and insufficiencies of original research should be mentioned in the "Discussion" section before the "Conclusion" paragraph.


While citing, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. If an ahead-of-print publication is cited, the DOI number should be provided. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with the journal abbreviations in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed. All authors should be listed in each reference. In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited using Arabic numbers in parentheses. Reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples.

Journal Article: Katz MM, Koslow SH, Maas JW, Frazer A, Bowden CL, Casper R, Croughan J, Kocsis J, Redmond E. The timing, specificity and clinical prediction of tricyclic drug effects in depression. Psychol Med 1987;17:297–309.

Book Section: Suh KN, Keystone JS. Malaria and babesiosis. In: Gorbach SL, Barlett JG, Blacklow NR, editors. Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams; 2004. pp.2290–2308.

Books with a Single Author: Sweetman SC. Martindale the Complete Drug Reference. 34th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2005.

Editor(s) as Author: Huizing EH, de Groot JAM, editors. Functional reconstructive nasal surgery. Stuttgart-New York: Thieme; 2003.

Conference Proceedings: Bengisson S. Sothemin BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sept 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. pp.1561–1565.

Scientific or Technical Report: Cusick M, Chew EY, Hoogwerf B, Agrón E, Wu L, Lindley A. Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Risk factors for renal replacement therapy in the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS). Kidney Int: 2004. Report No: 26.

Thesis: Yılmaz B. Ankara Üniversitesindeki Öğrencilerin Beslenme Durumları, Fiziksel Aktiviteleri ve Beden Kitle İndeksleri Kan Lipidleri Arasındaki İlişkiler. H.Ü. Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Doktora Tezi. 2007.

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication, Not Published Yet: Slots J. The microflora of black stain on human primary teeth. Scand J Dent Res 1974.

Epub Ahead of Print Articles: Cai L, Yeh BM, Westphalen AC, Roberts JP, Wang ZJ. Adult living donor liver imaging. Diagn Interv Radiol 2016 Feb 24. doi: 10.5152/dir.2016.15323 [Epub ahead of print]

Manuscripts Published in Electronic Format: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) 1995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1(1): (24 screens). http:/


When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed, one to one response to the reviewers that states how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment should be followed by the author’s reply and the numbers of the lines where the changes have been made should be given) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the decision letter. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be cancelled, and your revised paper may be interpreted as a new submission. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should ask for extension before the initial 30-day period is over.

Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, and format. Once the publication process of a manuscript is completed, it is made available online on the journal’s website among ahead-of-print publications before it is included in its scheduled issue. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the corresponding author and their approval is requested within 2 days of their receipt of the proof.


For all articles submitted as of September 1, 2018 and accepted for publication after the scientific evaluation, the journal of Archives of Neuropsychiatry will charge a fee of 200 USD for members of the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society and 250 USD for non-members as article publishing charge (APC).

For the authors who has also served as reviewer for Archives of Neuropsychiatry in the last 3 years, APC is 150 USD. This is limited with the number of reviewed articles.

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