Guide for Authors

  1. The publication language of the article is Turkish and English.
  2. The article should be written in Microsoft Word program, in Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing, margins should be 2.5 cm from right, left, top and bottom, 12 pt.
  3. Articles submitted to our journal must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  4. Research and review articles should not exceed 20 pages including references and tables/figures.
  5. Headings and paragraph introductions should be left justified and the article should be justified.
  6. In main headings, all letters should be capitalized, left justified and bold.  Sub-headings should be left-justified, bold and capitalized, and other headings under sub-headings should be bold with the first letter capitalized and other letters lowercase.
  7. All headings should be written without numbering.
  8. The title page and the main text should be uploaded to the system as two separate Microsoft Word files.
  9. Starting from the title page, all pages must be numbered. The page number should be given at the bottom right corner of the page.
  10. The article should be uploaded to the system as a Word document by saving it with the extension '.doc or .docx'. It should not be sent in 'PDF' format.
  11. After the manuscript is submitted to the journal, changes in author names or order are not accepted.
  12. Due to the double-blind review policy, author names/institutions should not be included in the main article.
  13. If there are any previously published excerpts, tables, pictures, etc. in the article, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the right holder and author(s) and indicate this in the article.
  14. While submitting the article, the Transfer of Publication Rights Form, Ethics Committee Certificate and Similarity Report should be uploaded to the system.

Title Page

The full title of the article in English and Turkish, the Turkish-English short title, the first letters of each word should be capitalized, the others should be lowercase, bold and center-aligned. The full name, surname, institution, department, academic title, ORCID number, telephone, e-mail and correspondence address, city and country, telephone number, correspondence and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be included. If the article has been presented as a paper before, the place and date, the type of presentation, the person, institution(s) and organization(s) supporting it, if any, should be indicated.  If the authors work in different institutions, the names and organizations should be indicated in uppercase characters (1, 2, 3). Conflict of interest declaration, author contributions, financial and institutional support, and acknowledgments should be included.


The Turkish abstract should include the following subheadings: Introduction, Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, Keywords, and the English abstract should include Background, Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, Keywords. Turkish and English abstracts should be on separate pages and should contain a maximum of 250 words. References should not be cited in the abstract.


It should consist of at least 3 and at most 5 words. Only the initial letter of the first word and the initial letter of proper nouns should be capitalized, other words should be written in lower case. The words should be ordered by placing a semicolon (;) between the words. Turkish keywords should be given in accordance with 'Turkish Science Terms' ( English keywords should be given in accordance with 'Index Medicus: Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)' standards (


Abbreviations should not be used in the title and abstract. Abbreviations should be defined at the first occurrence and the abbreviation should be given in parentheses.

Table, Figure, Graphic and Picture

Tables, figures and graphs should be placed after the description in the article and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4...). A full stop should be placed after the table number. The table name is written by leaving a space after the period. The first letter of the table name should be capitalized and written justified to the left above the table. Figure and graph titles should also be written with the first letter capitalized and the others lowercase, centered under the figure and graph.  When the table does not fit on the page, it should be written as Table 1 (Continued) on a new page. Titles of tables, figures and graphs should be in bold and 10 pt. font size, footnotes should be 9 pt. font size. Tables should be single-spaced, justified and vertical lines should not be used. Figures, graphics and images should be in JPEG or TIFF format. Abbreviations should be given in the description (superscript number) below the tables, figures, graphs and pictures. If previously published tables, figures, graphs and pictures are used, they must be cited and referenced. A full stop should be used when writing decimal numbers. The total number of tables, figures, graphics should be maximum 5 in all articles.

Research Article

These are studies that have completed the scientific research process and present original and important results. Research articles should be maximum 3,500 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references). Main headings will be numbered and consist of Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations sections.


The literature related to the researched topic should be given, the problem posed should be compared with current studies and the aim of the research should be added.

Materials and Methods

This section should include the type of research, population and sample, data collection tools, intervention (for experimental and quasi-experimental studies), data analysis, ethical aspects of the research, and limitations of the research.


It includes the analysis outputs of the data obtained as a result of the study. Findings should be supported with tables, graphs and figures. Unnecessary repetitions should be avoided.


It should be original, the data obtained should be discussed and interpreted with the results of relevant national and international studies. It should not be repetitive with the findings section.

Conclusion and Recommendations

This section is the part where comments and evaluations are made on the subject. A summary of the main results obtained from the findings should be presented without repetition. The contribution of the results to the literature should be summarized and recommendations should be made for future studies.

Review: These are studies that include information on the subject using national and international literature. It should be maximum 3500 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references). It consists of Abstract, Introduction, Sub-headings related to the subject, Conclusion and Recommendations, References.

Case Report: These are studies that include clinical experiences. It should be maximum 3000 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references). It consists of Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References.

Letter to the Editor: These are articles without title and abstract sections, containing opinions and questions about the articles published in the journal. It should be maximum 500 words.

Limitations of the Research

What the researcher experienced during the study are factors that may affect the research outcome. Limitations and shortcomings of the study should be mentioned. It is written after the Conclusion and Recommendations section.


The author(s) may briefly and succinctly thank the people, institutions or organizations that contributed. The names of the persons/institutions providing technical assistance, funding support, equipment support should be written in full. This section should be included on the title page.

Author Contribution

In the writing of the article, the contribution of the authors to which section(s) is indicated by writing the initials of their names and surnames. This section should be included in the title page.

Idea/concept; Design; Data collection/data processing; Analysis and interpretation; Literature review; Writing the article; Critical review

Conflict of Interest

Authors must indicate whether they have any conflict of interest.

Transfer of Publication Rights Form

When submitting the manuscript, all authors must sign the Transfer of Publication Rights Form according to the author order in the manuscript and this form must be uploaded to the system.

Ethical Principles

All research submitted for publication in the journal must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki, COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) ( and ICMJE (Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals) ( It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the articles comply with scientific, legal and ethical rules. The principle of compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki Principles is required for experimental, clinical studies, drug trials and case reports. There should be an explanation in the material-method section that the study was conducted in accordance with the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. In addition, in this section, it should be stated that 'informed consent' was obtained from patients/volunteers and the name, date and decision number of the ethics committee.

In research on animals, authors are also required to comply with ethical principles and obtain permission from the relevant ethics committees. All articles must include a statement that 'Research and Publication Ethics' have been followed. Submission of manuscripts under evaluation in another journal is not accepted, all responsibility belongs to the author(s).

Legal Notice: The publication rights of all articles published or to be published in the journal belong to Perspectives in Palliative & Home Care. All or any part of the articles cannot be published without the permission of the editorial board.


The manuscript must be submitted through the plagiarism program (iThenticate) and the plagiarism file must be uploaded to the system. Authors are required to have a maximum of 20% similarity for the articles to be submitted (except abstract, bibliography, tables and figures).


APA 7 writing style is used in Perspectives in Palliative & Home Care ( Each source cited in the article must be included in the references section. The majority of the references should consist of articles published within the last 5 years. There should be a maximum of 40 references in research articles and 45 references in reviews. If the referenced studies have a DOI number, it should be added. In the reference section, references are given in alphabetical order. References written by the same author should be dated with the earliest publication first.

Journal article

Single author;

Ruxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care, 26(8), 34-42.

Two authors;

Aspy, D. J., & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation: Effects on connectedness to humanity and to the natural world. Psychological Reports, 120(1), 102-117.

Three to Twenty authors;

Geraghty, S., Lauva, M., & Oliver, K. (2016). Reconstructing compassion: Should it be taught as part of the curriculum? British Journal of Nursing, 25(15), 836-839.



Power, J. (2011). Movement, knowledge, emotion: Gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia. ANU Press.


Moran, A., & Toner, J. (2017). A critical introduction to sport psychology (3rd ed.). Routledge.


Perry, S. M. (Ed.). (2018). Maximizing social science research through publicly accessible data sets. IGI Global.

Translated book;

Marklund, L. (2011). Exposed (N. Smith, Trans.). Random House. (Original work published 1999)


Tsao, S.-F. (2016). Associations between consumption of fruits and vegetables among older consumers and farmers market shopping [Master's thesis, University of Kentucky]. UKnowledge.


Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation or Poster presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Documents published by official institution

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Childhood education and care (No. 4402.0).

Internet resources

Johnson, A. (2018, May 24). "It doesn't need to be this way": The promise of specialized early intervention in psychosis services. IEPA.


Manuscripts submitted to Perspectives in Palliative & Home Care Journal undergo a double-blind review process. First, the manuscript goes through a preliminary control phase by the editor. The editor evaluates the article's compliance with the spelling rules, scientific originality and priority. Articles that are deemed unsuitable in the preliminary check are rejected. Articles that pass the pre-control stage are sent to referees.

Referees are given 7 days to accept the invitation to evaluate the article. They are given 15 days to evaluate the article. The changes made in the article in line with the suggestions from the referees are colored in a different color and the corrections made are prepared in a separate text file and uploaded to the system. The final version of the article accepted for publication is sent to the responsible author before publication and approved for final control. No changes are made to the article after approval. The editor-in-chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all articles.

Documents to be sent in the application

1.Title page

2.Main text file

3.Publication Right Transfer Form (PDF)

4.Ethics Committee Document (PDF)

5.Plagiarism (Similarity) Report

Wage Policy

Open access policy is applied in our journal. No fee is charged for article submission, evaluation and publication.

Article Withdrawal

Author(s) should contact the editor to withdraw their manuscripts that have not started the peer review process.

Contact Information


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