Online ISSN: 2148-8819

“Journal of Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation” (JETR) Instructions for Authors

JETR accepts both Turkish- and English-language manuscripts (original research papers, review articles (by invitation only), case reports, letters to the editor, and research letters) in the field of exercise and rehabilitation.
Language editing for Turkish-language manuscripts should be made in accordance with Güncel Türkçe Sözlük (Contemporary Turkish Dictionary), published by Türk Dil Kurumu ( Manuscripts that are written in English should be reviewed by a colleague or a professional, who is fluent in English.

Corresponding authors of the articles submitted to the journal must obtain an individual ORCID number from and indicate this number on the title page of the article.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

JETR will consider manuscripts prepared according to the guidelines adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, ICMJE (“Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals”, available as a PDF from and Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE ( Authors are advised to read these guidelines.


Manuscripts should be prepared in “Microsoft Word” format and numbered in 12-point “Times New Roman” font, and double-spaced with 2.5-cm margins on both left- and right-margins.

The title of each section should be printed on top of the relevant page in the following order: “Title Page”, “Abstract in Turkish and English language”, “Text”, “References”, “Tables”, and “Figures”.
For original research papers, ethics committee approval must be obtained and its approval date and number must be stated within the manuscript.

When submitting your paper, use the name-surname of the corresponding author as the file-name.

Title Page

The title of the manuscript should reflect the topic/content of the study. Turkish and English titles should be given separately Acronyms should not be used in the title.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and the number of words in the summary and text (excluding abstract, tables, references) should be added to this page.

Each author’s full name, title, place of work (clinic, department, institute, hospital or university) with street address, and e-mail address should be provided. Name(s) of the authors should be associated with the list of place(s) of work using superscript number(s) after each author and the corresponding number before the work of place. Current street address, e-mail address, phone number(s) (both landline and mobile) of the corresponding author should be given here. If the study was already presented in any conference or its abstract was published elsewhere, it should be stated on the cover page. Names of funding organizations, if any, are also given in this section.

As in the following example, all authors’ contributions to the article (eg, concept / idea development, study design, project management, data collection / processing, data analysis / interpretation, literature search, providing subjects, providing of facilities / equipment, writing, critical review, other) should be specified separately on this page.

Eg: Buket Sarıoğlu: study design, writing

Ahmet Keskin: providing subjects, literature search, writing…

If human subject or animals were used, state the name of Institutional Review Board or Research Ethics Committee (State as well as in the Methods).


Abstract should be provided in both Turkish and English. English-language abstract of the manuscript should have the English-language title. Abstracts should be less than 250 words each. Turkish abstract should include: “Amaç”, “Yöntem”, “Bulgular” and “Tartışma” headings, and English abstract should include: “Purpose”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusion” headings. Case report abstracts should be submitted as a single paragraph with no headings. Acronyms should not be used in Abstracts, unless required. At least 3 and at most 5 key words should be provided. Key words should be in conformity with MeSH (Medical Subject Headings, Turkish and English abstracts and key words should correspond to each other.


Text should include the following sections: “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results”, and “Discussion”.

Excessive use of acronyms should be avoided. All acronyms must be spelled out at first mention with its acronym in parenthesis. All acronyms defined in Abstract must be spelled out again in the text with their acronyms in parenthesis. Acronyms must be uniformed throughout the text.


Literature review regarding the subject of the study as well as its aim should be provided.


The research method used in the study should be presented as brief clear definitions with proper citations. Statistical analysis must be included in this section under a separate subheading.


Results of the study should be presented in this section without comment. Data should be presented clearly, preferably via tables and/or figures. Excessive use of tables should be avoided.


Main conclusions of the study should be presented and discussed in relation with recent literature. The literature cited in this section should directly be related with the findings of the study. Statistical findings presented in the Results section should not be repeated here. Limitations of the study must be presented under a separate subheading, named “Limitations” in this section.


This section should present, in a single paragraph, the clinical message of the study and/or contributions of the findings to the field.


Funding organizations and/or individuals who provided help for the study should be given here. This section should be brief.

Copyright Release and Conflict of Interest Forms

Both Copyright Release and Conflict of Interest Forms (both of which can be downloaded from “submit a manuscript” section of website) must be signed and submitted as a JPEG file.


When it is desired to cite the name of the author in the text, the surname of the first author should be used together with the abbreviation “et al.” For example, “Orhan et al. showed that this treatment technique was effective.” References must be numbered in order of their first appearance in the text. Citations must be identified by superscripted Arabic numbers at the end of the sentence, following the period, e.g., lorem ipsum.16. Do not provide separate numbers for citations that appear together, e.g., use 15-18, instead of 15,16,17,18. Comma must be used between citation numbers without any space before and after. Do not include personal communications and unpublished data as references. Books are to be used as references only if deemed required, in which case its use as reference should be limited to 2-3 books per manuscript. All authors should be included in reference list unless there are 3 or more, in which case only the first 3 should be given, followed by “et al.”. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus ( Abbreviated title of our journal is “J Exerc Ther Rehabil”.

The number of references should not exceed 40 for original research, 15 for case reports and 100 for review articles.

Reference list should follow the conventions of the “Vancouver” reference style.

  • Author(s) name(s),
  • Article title,
  • Journal name (abbreviated according to Index Medicus),
  • The year of printing,
  • Journal volume number (do not give issue number),
  • Page range (Ex: 10-15)

Examples of reference writings are as follows:

  • Standard Article – Articles by authors

    Intiso D, Santilli V, Grasso MG, et al. Rehabilitation of walking with electromyographic biofeedback in foot-drop after stroke. Stroke. 1994;25:1189-1192.
    Journal Supplement:
    Irzyk K, Bienias P, Kostrubiec M, et al. Six-minute walk test reflects neurohormonal activation and right ventricular function in systemic sclerosis patients. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2013;31:S18-S23.

  • Online Journal Article

    If a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number is assigned for online published articles that are in print, the DOI number is appended to the end.
    Gibson N, Johnston K, Bear N, et al. Expiratory flow limitation and breathing strategies in overweight adolescents during sub maximal exercise. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Jul 30. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.137.

  • Book

    Getzen TE. Health Economics: Fundamentals of Funds. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1997.

  • Book Chapter

    Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk, CN: Appleton and Lange; 1995. p. 361-80. (if more than one editor: editors).


Kaplan SI. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization (thesis). St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ; 1995.

Journal articles
Book and other monographs
  • 1. Personal authors: Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. 2nd ed. London: S. Paul, 1986.
  • 2. Editor(s), compiler as author: Diener HL, Wilkinson M, editors. Drug induced headache. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988.
  • 3. Organization as author and publisher: Virginia Law Foundation. The medical and legal implications of AIDS. Charlottesville: The Foundation, 1987.
  • 4. Chapter in a book: Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr. Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1974;457-72.
  • 5. Conference proceedings: Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. Proceedings of the First AMA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984 Mar 30-31; Chicago.: American Medical Association, 1985.
  • 6. Conference paper: Harley NH. Comparing radon daughter dosimetric and risk models. In: Gammage RB, Kaye SV, editors. Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 1984 Oct 29-31; Knoxville (TN). Chelsea (MI): Lewis, 1985;69-78.
  • 7. Scientific and technical report: Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr. Report No.: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4.

Each table, graph, figure and image should be placed in a separate page after references. All graphs, figures, and images are to be named as Figure and all tables as Table. All figures and tables must be indicated in the text with a brief title, and each of which should be numbered in the order of appearance. Titles should be typed clearly above the tables and under the figures. All acronyms-abbreviations and statistical methods used in Tables and Figures must be explained underneath. If they are previously published elsewhere, written permission to republish the material must be obtained and submitted with the manuscript. Figures must be submitted as individual JPEG files with a resolution of 600 dpi and a size of 9 x 13 cm. If the anonymity of patients cannot be preserved in photographs, patients’ or their legal representatives’ signed permission must be submitted. Otherwise, their names should not be used and/or their eyes and other identifiable features must be blacked out to preserve anonymity.

Review Articles

Review articles are considered on an invitation-only basis and reviewed by the Editorial Board.

Case Reports

Important and rare clinical experiences are to be submitted. Case reports include the following sections: Introduction, Case Report, and Discussion.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor should include comments regarding the materials published in the “Journal of Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation” in the previous 6 months. They should not exceed 1000 words (or 750 words with 1 Table or Figure) and 5 references. Letters to the Editor are reviewed by the Editorial Board. Authors should contact the Editorial Office of JETR at before submitting the letter. If the Letter to the Editor includes a comment regarding a specific published material, it must be submitted within 6 months of the publication date, in which case the Letter may be forwarded to the author(s) of the publication for solicitation of their response.

Research Letters

Research letters include an early report of a research study involving clinically important data and findings. Text has no sections and includes no more than 1000 words, 1 Table or Figure and 10 references. Research Letters are reviewed by the Editorial Board. Authors should contact the Editorial Office of JETR at before submitting the letter.