• Cihat Ünlü

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2019;20(1):0-0

I am very happy and enjoy to introduce the first issue of the “Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association (J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc)” in the publishing year of 2019.

Dear Young Researcher and Authors,

I want to give you some basics of a manuscript preparation and general writing tips. Think about the message you want to give to readers. If that is not clear, misinterpretations may arise later. The most important information should be in the main text.

To begin it might be interesting to learn why reviewers accept manuscripts! Reviewers consider the following five criteria to be the most important in decisions about whether to accept manuscripts for publication:

1) the importance, timeliness, relevance, and prevalence of the problem addressed;

2) the quality of the writing style (i.e., that it is well-written, clear, straightforward, easy to follow, and logical);

3) the study design applied (i.e., that the design was appropriate, rigorous, and comprehensive);

4) the degree to which the literature review was thoughtful, focused, and up-to-date; and

5) the use of a sufficiently large sample.

Countless manuscripts are rejected because the discussion section is so weak that it’s obvious the writer does not clearly understand the existing literature. For these statements to be true there are also reasons that reviewers reject manuscripts. The following are the top five reasons for rejecting papers:

1) inappropriate, incomplete, or insufficiently described statistics;

2) over-interpretation of results;

3) use of inappropriate, suboptimal, or insufficiently described populations or instruments;

4) small or biased samples; and

5) text that is poorly written or difficult to follow.

With these reasons for acceptance or rejection in mind, it is time to review basics and general writing tips to be used when performing manuscript preparation. There is a narrow line between speculation and evidence-based conclusions. A writer can speculate in the discussion — but not too much. Avoid Plagiarism and inadvertent lack of citations. 

Dear Researchers, Dear Authors,

There are many interesting articles in this particular issue. Our reputation is everywhere. We have to have much more effort to suspend this achievements. We have manuscripts from Iran and United Kingdom to Nigeria and from Germany and Indonesia to United States and India. I hope you will enjoy reading these manuscripts. As you know we have started Video Article. We are very excited about it. Please do not hesitate to send your interesting videos to this link.

As 2019 starts, I want to thank many authors who submitted manuscripts to J Turk German Gynecol Assoc during past years. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone who dedicated and sacrificed their time to deliver expertise, effort, and contribution to this publication and evaluation process.

We are looking forward to receiving your valuable submissions, thank you in advance for your contributions.


Prof. Cihat Ünlü, M.D.

Editor in Chief of J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc

President of TGGF