About Us

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery (www.jtss.org), is the official publication of the Turkish Spinal Surgery Society. The first journal was printed on January, in 1990. It is a double-blind peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal for the physicians who deal with spinal diseases and publishes original studies which offer significant contributions to developing of the spinal knowledge. The journal publishes original scientific research articles, invited reviews and case reports accepted by the Editorial Board, in English.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is indexed in EBSCO Host, Gale, ProQuest, Index Copernicus, ULAKBİM, Türkiye Atıf Dizini, Türk Medline and J-Gate.

The journal is published once every three months, and a volume consists of four issues.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is published four times a year: on January, April, July, and October.

All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.

Authors pay a one-time submission fee to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are charges for both rejected and accepted articles as of 15th January, 2021. There are no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery receives a 750 Turkish Lira (90$) submission fee for all manuscript types. After the process, please send your receipt of payment to:

TÜRK OMURGA DERNEĞİ, İzmir Çankaya Şubesi (0739)

Hesap no: 16000021

IBAN: TR18 0001 2009 7390 0016 0000 21

The Turkish Spinal Surgery Society was established in 1989 in Izmir (Turkey) by the pioneering efforts of Prof. Dr. Emin Alıcı and other a few members. The objectives of the society were to: - establish a platform for the exchange of information/ experience between Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialists and Neurosurgeons who deal with spinal surgery - increase the number of physicians involved in spinal surgery and to establish spinal surgery as a sophisticated medical discipline in Turkey - follow the advances in the field of spinal surgery and to communicate this information to members - organize international and national congresses, symposia and workshops to improve education in the field - establish standardization in training on spinal surgery - encourage scientific research on spinal surgery and publish journals and books on this field - improve the standards of spinal surgery nationally, and therefore make contributions to spinal surgery internationally.

The main objective of the Journal is to improve the level of knowledge and experience among Turkish medical society in general and those involved with spinal surgery in particular. Also, the Journal aims at communicating the advances in the field, scientific congresses and meetings, new journals and books to its subscribers. Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is as old as the Turkish Spinal Surgery Society.

The first congress organized by the Society took place in Çeşme, Izmir, coincident with the publication of the first four issues. Authors were encouraged by the Society to prepare original articles from the studies presented in international congresses organized by the Society every two years, and these articles were published in the Journal. The Journal publishes clinical or basic research, invited reviews, and case presentations after approval by the Editorial Board. Articles are published after at least two reviewers review them. Editorial Board has the right to accept, to ask for the revision, or to refuse manuscripts.

The Journal is issued every three months, and one volume is completed with every four issues. Associate Editors and Editor in Chief are responsible in reviewing and approving material that is published. Responsibility for the problems associated with research ethics or medico-legal issues regarding the content, information and conclusions of the articles lies with the authors, and the editor or the editorial board bears no responsibility. In line with the increasing expectations of scientific communities and the society, improved awareness about research ethics and medico-legal responsibilities forms the basis of our publication policy.

Citations must always be referenced in articles published in our journal. Our journal fully respects to the patient rights, and therefore care is exercised in completion of patient consent forms; no information about the identity of the patient is disclosed, and; photographs are published with eye-bands. Ethics committee approval is a prerequisite. Any financial support must clearly be disclosed. Also, our Journal requests from the authors that sponsors do not interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles, and that part or whole of the article cannot be published elsewhere without written permission.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery is available to the members of the society and subscribers free of charge. Membership fees, congresses, and the advertisements appearing in the journal meet the publication and distribution costs.

The advertisement fees are based on actual pricing. The Editorial Board has the right to signing contracts with one or more financial organizations for sponsorship. However, sponsors cannot interfere in the scientific content and design of the journal, and in selection, publication order, or editing of individual articles.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery agrees to comply with the "Global Compact" initiative of the UN, and this has been notified to the UN. Therefore, VI our journal has  full respect to human rights in general, and patient rights in particular, in addition to animal rights in experiments; and these principles are an integral part of our publication policy.

Recent advances in clinical research necessitate more sophisticated statistical methods, well-designed research plans, and more refined reporting. Scientific articles, as in other types of articles, represent not only an accomplishment but also a creative process.

The quality of a report depends on the quality of the design and management of the research. Well-designed questions or hypotheses are associated with the design. Well-designed hypotheses reflect the design, and the design reflects the hypothesis. Two factors that determine the efficiency of a report are focus and shortness. Drawing the attention to the limited number of subjects allows the author to focus on critical issues. Avoidance from repetitions (apart from a few exceptions), a simple language, and correct grammar are a key to preparing a concise text. Only few articles need to exceed 3000 words, and longer articles may be accepted when new methods are being reported or literature is being reviewed.

Although authors should avoid complexity, the critical information for effective communication usually means the repetition of questions (or hypotheses or key subjects). Questions must be stated in Abstract, Introduction and Discussion sections, and the answers should be mentioned in Abstract, Results, and Discussion sections. Although many journals issue written instructions for the formatting of articles, the style of the authors shows some variance, mainly due to their writing habits.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery adopts the AMA style as a general instruction for formatting. However, not many authors have adequate time for learning this style. Thus, our journal is tolerant to personal style within the limitations of correct grammar and plain and efficient communication.

Copyright Statement

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery owns the royalty and national and international copyright of all content published in the journal. Other than providing reference to scientific material, permission should be obtained from Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery for electronic submission, printing, distribution, any reproduction and reutilization of the materials in electronic format or as printed media.


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Publisher: Erkan Mor
Adress: Molla Gürani Mah. Kaçamak Sok. 21/1 Fındıkzade, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 621 99 25
Fax: +90 212 621 99 27
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E-mail: [email protected]

Material Disclaimer

The author(s) is (are) responsible for the articles published in Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery The editor, editorial board and publisher do not accept any responsibility for the articles.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Open Access Policy is based on the rules of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/. By “open access” to peer-reviewed research literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

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Publisher Corresponding Address

Galenos Yayınevi Tic. Ltd. Şti.

Address: Molla Gürani Mah. Kaçamak Sk. No: 21, 34093


Phone: +90 212 621 99 25 Fax: +90 212 621 99 27

E-mail: [email protected]