Turkish Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology is an international peer-reviewed journal and publishes articles  provides high quality, comprehensive and broad coverage in all areas of molecular and cellular biology. Manuscripts are subject to peer review before publication. The Journal is published in English, and only articles in English is accepted. Articles should be written according to spelling rules of the language.


General format of the manuscripts must conform to the standards of ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in August 2013 – http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf) issued by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Editorial and publication processes of the journal are also shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the international organizations the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).


Turkish Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology will only evaluate manuscripts submitted via the journal’s self-explanatory online manuscript submission and evaluation system.


The Journal abides by the principle of compliance to the Helsinki Declaration (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm) in all its works that are based on the “human” factor. In such studies, authors should confirm compliance to such principles in the MATERIALS AND METHODS part and should clearly state that they have obtained “informed consents” from ethical boards of relevant institutions and study participants.


In studies involving “animal factor”, authors should declare that they observe animals’ rights and have taken approval from ethical boards of their institutions as per the principles of Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html) in the MATERIALS AND METHODS part of the article.


In case reports, informed consent should be obtained from patients not with standing disclosure of patient identity.


As for direct and indirect commercial relations or financial sponsorship for the study, authors should acknowledge either absence of such commercial links with the commercial products, drugs, companies, or should disclose to the editor the type of relationship they have with relevant counterparts (consultation, other agreements) in the  cover page of the article.


As a mailing contribution of articles to be subject to further proofreading and editing, 40,00 USD (American Dollars) will be deposited to USD account of the TGV Saglık Malz. Ltd. Şti. before Türkiye İş Bankası (IBAN: TR44 0006 4000 0024 3650 0138 11).




Articles submitted to the journal should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Corresponding authors should declare their acceptance for publication of the article. Once the article is accepted, all publishing rights of the article including the necessary corrections shall belong to the publisher. Therefore, Authors Agreement Form indicating transfer of all publishing copyrights to the Turkish Gastroenterology Foundation including all necessary corrections should be signed and submitted by all authors.


Also, authors are encouraged to submit their articles online from the following link: http://www.tjmbb.org/submit




Original papers, case reports, review articles, new methods and materials, letters to the editor may be published in the journal.


Authors’ names should be placed right under the title in the title page. Academic titles and relevant institutions of authors should be clearly indicated as footnotes introduced with a star next to authors’ surnames. Correspondence address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses should be indicated for further correspondences. A brief title of maximum 4 words should be entered under the titles in English.


Original Papers


Original papers should be in the following order:

Abstracts in English and Turkish / Introduction / Materials and Methods / Results / Discussion / References / Figures / Tables


  • Abstracts


  • -Should include no more than 250 words, both in English and Turkish and should be structured as follows:
  • -Background and Aims: reference should be made to previous studies and study objective with maximum two sentences.
  • -Materials and Methods:  information about patients, study design (prospective, retrospective, etc.) and parameters.
  • -Results: should contain the most important piece of knowledge.
  • -Conclusion: should contain the conclusion of the study to be highlighted in one or two sentences.
  • -There should not be any references, tables, pictures or abbreviations.




Case Reports

Rare or unusual cases that might draw attention should be presented as case reports and should be comprised of the following parts: brief abstract in English and Turkish, introduction, case presentation, discussion, references, figures and tables.



Reviews are the articles that provide an update of techniques, established knowledge and expectations based on latest articles (e.g.  APC practices & techniques).


Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are those articles that criticize and/or contribute to previously published articles of the journal. They should not contain an abstract and should provide no more than 400 words.


Article Writing Rules

The text will be written on A4 paper (21x29.7) in Times New Roman font in double line spacing and with 3 cm of margin from left and right and 2 cm of margin from top and bottom.


Abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible and should be indicated in brackets wherever they are used. No abbreviation should be used in abstracts.


Statistical analysis should be performed in accordance with guidelines on reporting statistics in medical journals (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983:7;1489-93.). Information on the statistical analysis process of the study should be provided within the main text.


When a drug, product, hardware, or software mentioned within the main text product information, including the name of the product, producer of the product, city of the company and the country of the company should be provided in parenthesis in the following format: “Discovery St PET/CT scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI, USA)”


References should be indicated according to order of appearance in the article. They should be indicated in Arabic numerals in the text, tables and figures within brackets. Enumerated list of references to be included at the end of the text should be in compliance with the below given examples. Index Medicus abbreviations should be used in journal titles.


Articles from Journals

1.Froehlich F, Burnard B, Vader JP, et al. Endoscopies: too many and not enough. Endoscopy 1997;29:713-5.


Chapters from Books

2. Grimm H, Soehendra N. Endoscopic biliary drainage. In: Lygidakis NJ, Tytgat GNJ (Eds). Hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. 2nd edn. Stuttgart: Thieme; 1989:418-25.



Tables should be included in the main document and should be presented after the reference list. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title should be provided for all tables and the titles should 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 an 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. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions 100x100 mm)


Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document.


All responsibility of articles published in the journal will belong to authors.

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