Author Guidelines


Average time to initial assessment: 7 days
Average time from submission to publication: 28 days


Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Health (JICAH) aims to contribute to the scientific world by publishing original research articles, reviews, case reports, and letters to the editor for healthy and sick individuals throughout their life span from birth to adolescence. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to include studies on child health and diseases, infant and child nutrition, child mental health, growth and development in children, and nursing care in acute and chronic diseases.

  • The publication languages of the journal are Turkish and English. Articles are accepted online.
  • Articles to be sent to JICAH journal for publication should be prepared in line with the recommendations of the International Editorial Board (ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals/ Updated in 2017- .pdf).
  • The journal is published electronically 3 times a year, once every 4 months.
  • Scientific responsibility of the articles belongs to the author(s). Scientific studies should not have been previously published elsewhere or sent to another journal for publication.
  • It is recommended that the articles submitted to the journal be prepared in line with the recommended reporting guidelines according to research types: CONSORT for randomized studies, STROBE for observational studies, STARD for diagnostic studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and COREQ for qualitative studies.
  • Before submitting an article to the journal, the Publication Rights Transfer Form on the journal website should be filled in handwriting, signed by all authors, and scanned and uploaded to the system. All rights of the articles belong to the journal after they are published. No royalties are paid to the author(s) for the works published in the journal.
  • For each article sent to the journal, two blind reviewers are appointed after the editorial evaluation.
  • Ethics: Compliance with national and international ethical guidelines and approval from the relevant ethical committees are essential in research conducted in humans or animals, and the compliance of the articles with the ethical rules is the responsibility of the authors. The journal adheres to the principles set forth in the "Helsinki Declaration", "Good Clinical Practices Guide" and "Good Laboratory Practices Guide" and T.C. It accepts the principle of compliance with the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Health. The authors should state that they have received the "Informed voluntary consent" document signed by the relevant ethics committee and the people who participated in the study in the "Materials and Methods" section of the article.
  • Since plagiarism rates will be evaluated by using the plagiarism program in the articles sent to the journal, the authors should consider this issue before submitting the article. Articles with more than 20% plagiarism are not accepted.
  • Articles accepted for publication or published cannot be reproduced or published in any way without the written permission of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Health. However, it can be quoted provided that the source is cited.



The article should be submitted in separate files as (1) cover letter, (2) title page, (3) main text file.

Cover Letter

The cover letter should include information on whether the article has been published elsewhere or if it has been presented as a paper, brief information on the importance of the researched topic, information on whether the author has a conflict of interest and financial support, and the contact information of the responsible author.

Title Page

The title page must be uploaded to the system as a separate Microsoft Word file. On the title page, the title of the article in Turkish and English, the names, titles, affiliations and addresses of the authors, the name of the author responsible for communication, telephone and e-mail address should be stated. In addition, Corporate and Financial Support Statement, Conflict of Interest Statement and Acknowledgment information should be included. Abbreviations should not be used in the title.

Copyright Transfer Form

Authors transfer all kinds of copyrights to the journal as of the evaluation of the article. For this reason, the Copyright Transfer Form must be signed by all authors and uploaded to the system at the article submission stage. To download the Copyright Transfer Form:

In case the JICAH article is published, no royalties or compensation is paid to the author(s) for the article.

Main Text

The main text of the article should include the title, Turkish and English Abstract, Tables and Figures (in the appropriate place in the text) and References, and should be prepared in accordance with the journal writing rules.




Font and Page Layout

Articles should be prepared in Microsoft Word software, in A4 paper size, Times New Roman font style, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm margins from all sides and using Turkish font. The title of the article and all sub-headings should be written in Times New Roman, 12 points, bold and only the first letter should be capitalized.

Preparation of the Article

Review articles should not exceed 15 pages, research articles should not exceed 20 pages (except for abstracts, tables, figures/graphics and references). Articles should be submitted as two Microsoft Word files named as title page and main text file. Page numbers should be indicated in the lower right corner from the first page of the text.

Main Text

The main text of the article should not contain information about the authors or the institutions where the study was carried out. Turkish articles; It consists of Turkish title, Turkish abstract, keywords, English title, English abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, findings, discussion, conclusion and references.

Abstracts and Keywords: Turkish and English abstracts should consist of a maximum of 250 words and should be structured under the headings of Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. References should not be used in the abstract section. At the end of the abstracts, at least 3 and at most 5 keywords from both languages should be included. Key words should be selected according to Turkish Science Terms (TBT) or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Keywords should be separated from each other with commas, the first word should be capitalized, the following words should start with a lowercase letter and should be written in alphabetical order.

Main Text Content

Introduction: The introduction should state the purpose of the study and include appropriate citations of relevant, exemplary work, but should not include a comprehensive review of marginally relevant literature.

Method: The method section should cover the material and method used in conducting the research. In the method section, research ethics should be explained as a sub-title.

Findings: This is the section where the research findings are explained in detail with Tables and Figures.

Tables, Figures, Graphics: Tables, figures and graphics should be shown in a numbered manner (Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2, Graph 1, Graph 2 etc.) in appropriate places in the text. Each table, figure or graphic should be given a title. Table titles should be written above the table, figure names should be written below the figure, Times New Roman, 12 points, bold and only the first letters should be capitalized. The text in tables, figures and graphics should be arranged in 10 points.

Discussion: The discussion section is the section where the findings of the study are compared with the results of domestic and international studies, interpreted and the importance of the findings is explained. The remarkable results of the study should be highlighted.

Conclusion: In this section, the aim of the study and its remarkable results should be given briefly in a concrete way. Tables and figures should not be included in this section. The suggestions and opinions that the author wishes to convey can be written in this section based on the results.


The citation style of the journal is APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) 7th Edition.

In-text references: References in the text should be shown in parentheses as the surname of the author(s) and the publication date. If more than one work is referenced at the end of the sentence, these sources should be listed in parentheses and separated by semicolons (;).

If a reference with two authors is shown in the text, the surnames of the two authors and the year of publication are given.

When citing studies with three to five authors for the first time, the surnames of all authors should be written, in subsequent citations only the surname of the first author and “et al.” should be written.

In citations to studies with six or more authors, the surname of the first author should be written in the first place in the text and in subsequent citations, and “et al.” or “et al” should be used.


Bibliography: References should be written in alphabetical order at the end of the text. If there are articles, DOI numbers should be written.


Single author article

Short, J. (2009). The art of writing a review article. Journal of Management, 35(6), 1312-1317.


Multi-author article

Eckenrode, J., Ganzel, B., Henderson, C. R., Smith, E., Olds, D. L., Powers, J., Cole, R., Kitzman, H., & Sidora, K. (2000). Preventing child abuse and neglect with a program of nurse home visitation: The limiting effects of domestic violence. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(11), 1385–1391.



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Book section

İşeri, E., & Akın-Sarı, B. (2010). Cognitive development and disorders in children: Mental retardation and learning disorders. In: Karakaş S (Editor), Cognitive Neurosciences. Istanbul: Nobel Medicine Bookstore.


Internet/ Web

World Health Organization. (2019, August 26). Vaccines and immunization: What is vaccination?


Articles Requesting Revision

For articles that require revision; The author(s) must upload the word file in which the reviewer's corrections are displayed in a different color, and a separate word file containing the responses to the reviewer's corrections to the system.