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Information to the Authors

Turkish Assocıatıon of Nurse Executıves is the copyright holder of all articles published or accepted for publication in The Journal of Health and Nursıng Management (SHYD)  Without the written permission of the Editorial Board all or any part of the articles, tables, figures, and illustrations can not be published in any form. Scientific responsibility of the articles belongs to the author(s), and Editorial Board of The  Journal  can not be held responsible for their scientific contents. Articles sent to the SHYD for consideration should not be concurrently published or  submitted for publication in any other journal. For articles published in SHYD, authors do not receive any payment or obliged to pay any sum.

The Process of Critical Review, and Acceptance for Publication
SHYD is a peer-reviewed periodical.Manuscripts sent to SHYD for publication are at first  critically reviewed by the editorial board, and at least by two reviewers. Then manuscripts are sent to the authors for necessary  corrections. After approval  of all the  authors of the manuscript was obtained, they are included in the publication list.  The manuscripts sent for publication are priorly critically reviewed by the Editorial Board as for up-to-dateness of its subject matter, its contribution to concept, and implementation of management of nursing , and its compliance with writing rules of the Journal. Papers not complying with writing rules of the Journal are returned to the author without further analysis. Manuscripts eligible for publication are sent to the reviewers. Corrections made by reviewers, and editorial board are communicated  to the author(s), and authors make necessary  corrections till the final form is approved  for publication. For the publication of the manuscript finalized format of the manuscript should be accepted by the author(s).

Responsibility of the Author
Copyright Transfer Agreement Form for the manuscript   available online ( in the Manuscript Submission and Tracking System should be completed

Preparation of the Manuscripts
Manuscripts are prepared in compliance with the writing rules cited in APA (American Psychological Association). Manuscript should not contain more than 7000 words including summary section, table(s), figure(s)/graphics, and references. Total number of  tables, graphics,and figures should not exceed  five.

General Rules Concerning the Preparation of the Manuscript
The manuscript should be written in double-spaced, and 12 point -Times New Roman font type. Manuscript should be written in a justified format, title, headings, and first words of the paragraphs should be adjusted to the left margin of the paper.

  • Titles/ main headings (first level) should be printed in 14-point bold type with capital initial letters. Subtitles/subheadings (second level) which are placed below main headings should be  printed in 12-point bold type with capitalized initial letters.  Other headings (third level) should be wrtitten in 12-point bold type with small initial letters.
  • Digits of decimal numbers should be separated by commas (,)  in Turkish, and dots (.) in English. texts.
  • A space bar should be clicked once to separate percentage (%) sign from the decimal number. Percentage sign (%) comes before the decimal number in Turkish, but after  the number in English texts.
  •  ( ), “ ” and / signs should be placed immediately before or after a sentence/word without a  space left between them.
  • For the itemization within the text, numbers, and letters should not be used.
  • Abbreviations should not be used in the title, and summary section of the manuscript. If needed, abbreviations of the words should be used, at first time the relevant word is cited. Number of  abbreviations should be as few as possible.
  • Table headings should be written on top of the table, and the initial  letters of each word should be capitalized. (i.e..: Table 1:Working Conditions of the Nurses).
  • Figure/graphic legends  should be written below  figures/graphics, and initial letters of the words should be written in small font types (i.e.  Figure 1: Systematic approach in management).


Title of the manuscript, and information about the authors should be prepared on a single paper separate from the main text.  If the submitted  manuscript has been previously presented in a congress or symposium , funded by any institute, extracted or derived from a dissertation study, it should be indicated following information about the author.Manuscript should have a full, and a short running titles, and these titles should be written both in Turkish, and English. Running title of the manuscript should not exceed 8 words.

The section on ‘Information about the Author(s) should include:

  • First, last names, academic titles, name of the author(s) and address of the institute they are working for
  • Contact information of all authors (phone, and e-mail) .


Summaries written in Turkish, and English should be presented  on separate pages., and each  ‘Summary’ section should contain at most 200 words. Summaries in Turkish should contain paragraphs of ‘ Giriş, Amaç, Yöntem, Bulgular, and Sonuç. Summaries in English should contain paragraphs of “Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion”. At the end of the summaries 3 or 6 key words should be written. Initial letter of the  first key word should be capitalized, and successive words should be written in small letters.. Key words should be separated by commas, and a dot (.) should be placed at the end of the last word. Summary section should not contain any reference.


Research article: Research article should contain sections  on introduction, objective, method, and conclusion.                          

Introduction: In this section, scientific considerations on which the manuscript is based, should be explicitly indicated, and the subject matter should be correlated with nursing practices. Besides, any lack of information on the relevant issue should be indicated.
Objective: Aim, hypothesis, and questions of the investigation should be included in this paragraph.

Method :  This section should contain information about  type, place, method(s), and time of the investigation, sampling size, data collection tool(s), and method(s), ethical considerations, evaluation of data, and limitations of the study.
Results:  Results should be presented in a systematic format, and provide responses to the questions put forth in the study. .

Discussion: Discussion section should be presented systematically in order to provide answers to the questions put forth in the article. ( In investigations exclusively concerning with qualitative data, sections of ‘Results’, and ‘Discussion’ can be presented in combination as ‘Results, and Discussion’.)

Conclusion: In this section the importance of the subject matter should be emphasized, contributions of the study results to nursing practices, and relevant recommendations should be mentioned in this section.

Review  Article

Review articles consist of sections of ‘Introduction’, subheadings determined by the author(s), and ‘Conclusion’., In the review article, subheadings excluding sections on introduction, and conclusion, are constructed by the author(s). In the ‘Introduction’ section, objective, and underlying scientific considerations should be explicitely expressed, and the relevant issues presented should be reinforced by national, and international scientific  literature on nursing. Subheadings in the main text should be arranged so as to meet the goal, and scope of the article.

Case Report
Case report  consists of sections of ‘Introduction’, ‘Case Presentation’, ‘Discussion’, and ‘Conclusion’ In the ‘Introduction’ section, the place, and importance of the subject matter in nursing practices should be mentioned. In the ‘Case Presentation’ section, all necessary details related to the case should be provided so as to put forth at least 3 or 4 problematic issues, and lead the readers to think on these issues. Besides, relevant ethical aspects of the case presentation should be clearly explained.. In the ‘Discussion’ section questions asserted in the case report  should be responded fully.

Table(s), Figure(s), and Graphics
Headings of all tables, figures, and graphics should be written, and numbered in their order of appearance in the text. Figures should be in digital jpeg format with a 300 dpi resolution. Table(s), figure(s), and graphics should be given following ‘References’ section.


Accuracy of the references is under the responsibility of author(s). References should be written double-spaced on a separate paper, and sorted in alphabetical order. If the number of authors exceeds six, following the name of the last author “et al.” or “ve ark.” should be added.

Indication  of the references within the text
Reference with a single author ( Seren, 2007)  or at the beginning of the sentence Atakan (1985) xxxxx
Reference with two authors: (Seren ve Harmancı, 2008; Rowland and Rowland, 2010)
Reference with ? 3 authors: Üç ve daha fazla yazarlı kaynak ( Seren ve ark., 2009)
Reference with more than one author ( Seren, 2007; Baykal, 2009; Harmancı, 2010) Sources  should be listed according to the year of their  publication.
Two publications by the same author within the same year;  (Seren, 2005 a ; 2005 b)

Reference section should be prepared as follows:
Reference to a book:
Karp, G. (1996). Cell andMolecularBiology: ConceptsandExperiments. John WileyandSons, Inc,New York, 89-92.
Huber,  D.L. (2010). LeadershipandNursingCare Management. 4. Edition. SaundersElsevier, Missouri, 43-51.

Reference to a book with editor(s) :
Bayık, A. (1999). Sağlık eğitimi. Erefe, İ.(Ed.). Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği El Kitabı. Birlik Ofset LTD. Sti., İstanbul, 12-19.

Reference to a book translated into Turkish:
Kramer, K.,Stock, M., Wiriter, M.(1993). Klinik Muayene Tanı ve Tedavi Klavuzu: Osteoporozda Tanı Yöntemleri. Çeviren: Ü. Ünlü, 2. Basım, Yüce Yayınları, İstanbul, 456-459.

Reference to a publication of an institute whose author is  anonymous
Türk Standartlar Enstitüsü (TSE) (1974). Adlandırma İlkeleri, Ankara, 125.
TÜİK (2002). 2000 Genel Nüfus Sayımı. Ankara: Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu, (Access date 12.17. 2005)

Reference to an internet  source
Hiro, D.(1998). PoliticsLebanon: Lebanesevotingagain. IPS World News, 17-25, http:// ( Access date:  02.10. 2000).
Cleveland, C.W.,Peterson, D.S. and Latimer, K.S. (2002). An Overview of Canine Babesiosis,ClinicalPathologyClerkship Program Class of 2002, College of VeterinaryMedicine, TheUniversity of Georgia: (Access date: 12.17. 2005).

Reference to more than one article written by the same author  within  the same year
Lees, A.D. (1946a). Chlorideregulationandthefunction of thecoxalglands in ticks. Parasitology, 37, 172-184.
Lees, A.D. (1946b). Thewaterbalance in Ixodesricinus L. andcertainotherspecies of ticks.Parasitology, 37, 1-20.

Reference to an article published in a journal
Hoogstraal, H. (1985). Argasid and nuttalliellid as parasites and vectors. Advances in Parasitology, 24, 135-238.

Değirmenci, S. (2012). Hemşirelerde Duygusal Emek Davranışı. İstanbul Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü. İstanbul.

Submission of the manuscripts
SHYD accepts manuscripts sent only online via Manuscript Submission and Tracking System for Peer Reviewed Journals. Manuscripts sent by e-mail or ordinary mail are not considered for evaluation( During the process of evaluation, and acceptance  of the manuscripts for publication, communication with the authors is achieved automatically via  Manuscript Submission and Tracking System. Authors first register in online SHYD system, then click on the link sent to their e-mail addresses. After registration in the system, they  log in the system through their e-mail addresses, and spscific passwords  Before sending any manuscript, registration in the system is mandatory. Submission of manuscripts to the Journal requires accomplishment of all steps necessitated by  the system . All forms of the system should be completely filled.

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