Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences has been published since 1984, as a quarterly journal with a board of referees. In our journal, experimental and clinical research papers in the field of psychiatry have been published.


Target Audience

Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences is especially for the scientists, specialists and students working in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neurology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience and other related areas. The journal accepts articles covering intersecting fields of neurological sciences, psychiatry and psychology.


Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences is an open access journal on the grounds that making content freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of articles published in the journal. The journal classifies the received papers as follows:

-Research papers,
-Brief reports
-Case reports,
-Letters to the Editor,

The Journal's deposit policy requires the usage of publisher's pdf version. Author cannot archive pre- refereeing and draft post-refereeing version. The policy can be viewed on|&mode=simple

General Principles

Only those papers approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation. Publication of copied materials in Düşünen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences requires prior written consent of both the author(s) and the publisher of the source paper. The responsibility of acquiring the required consents is at the applicants' due. Editorial board has got the right to change the context of a paper with prior consent of its author(s). Editors as well as the editor lingual editor hold the full power in all issues related to language, dictation, citation from/to sources like Index Medicus and related topics.

Autorship and Scientific Responsibility

Individuals in the author list of a manuscript should meet the authorship criteria specified in the sources of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and adopted by Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences. Accordingly, individuals named as authors should;

1) Contribute substantially to the development of study idea and/or hypothesis; acquisition of data; analysis and/or interpretation of the data,

2) Participate in writing and/or reviewing of the manuscript,

3) Approve the final version of the manuscript.

All of the three criteria above should be met by the individual to be considered as author. Individuals who do not meet all the three criteria above or who make contributions in some other aspects, should be listed in the “Acknowledgement” section. No one, other than the ones listed as authors, should have contributed to manuscript writing or reviewing; ghost writing is not acceptable. Allowing the ones who do not contribute substantially or the ones who do not approve the final version take place in the author list is considered as a breach of authorship and scientific responsibility.

You can download PDF of Autor Form here

Advertising Policy

Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences accepts advertising only in print issue.

The journal content is independently decided from the adverts planned for an issue. Advertisers have no advance knowledge of content, nor do editors or authors design the content to endorse an advertising.

Preserving the objectivity and independence of the content in this regard is the primary ethical principle for the journal.

Adverts must be accurate and should not be misleading or offensive; and they must meet the legal requirements.

It is the advertiser's responsibility to adhere to appropriate legal requirements and regulations.

Advertisements must be distinguishable from manuscripts in design and appearance.


Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences follow international standards of research and publication ethics. Editors adopt the rules of publication ethics as explained by WAME and ICMJE and recommend the guidelines of COPE.

About the Articles in English

English translation of articles except original research articles (i.e. brief report, review, case report, letter to editor), submitted to be reviewed, will be requested from the authors in case that the article is accepted to be published.

Evaluation and Peer Review Process

The journal's review system is double-blind peer review. Only those manuscripts approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or submitted to another journal are accepted for evaluation. According to the 2014 data, the acceptance rate of the journal is 60 % and average response time for accepted papers is 8 weeks; the average response time for all submissions is 3 weeks. The editor-in-chief is responsible of the editorial and scientific content of the journal and the timing of publication of the content. All manuscripts are reviewed for these criterias:


Manuscripts are to be submitted online via journal's submission system and reviewers should use reviewer login on the journal's web site All papers are reviewed by at least two members of the journal's board of referees. In case of lack of accordance between two referees, the paper is sent to a third one. The identities of referees are not disclosed and all the review process is to be handled in confidence; the material of the manuscripts should not be used or shared in any way until they have been published.

Evaluation reports are sent to the author. After corrections are made in accordance to the comments and recommendations of referees, corrected paper should be sent by using the web tool, together with a cover letter where corrections and answers to the critics/recommendations are mentioned. The " copyright transfer form " should be sent along with the submission of the article. Editor makes the final decision whether to accept or reject the article. The journal's submission system informs the authors with a notification of the final decision.

Reviewers are expected to comment on potential research or publication misconduct such as unethical research design, duplication, plagiarism, etc. Submitted papers are screened with plagiarism software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. In case that the reviewers have any potential competing interests, they have to inform the editor before agreeing to review an article. The journal publishes the reviewer list every year in the December issue along with its special thanks to reviewers.

Guidelines for Conducting a Review can be found in Information for Reviewers


Conflict of Interest

Highest ethical and scientific standards and being free of influence regarding commercial interests is a must for the articles published in Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences. The Journal agrees to WAME's definition which states that conflict of interest exists when a participant in the publication process (author, peer reviewer or editor) has a competing interest that could unduly influence (or be reasonably seen to do so) his or her responsibilities in the publication process (submission of manuscripts, peer review, editorial decisions, and communication between authors, reviewers and editors). The types of competing interests that should be declared include financial ties, academic commitments, personal relationships, political or religious beleifs, institutional affiliations.

If there is direct or indirect grant support, it should be acknowledged by the author in a separate paragraph and should include the full name of the granting agency and grant number. Pharmaceutical company or other industry support of any kind must be acknowledged by the author.

The editor and publisher do not guarantee or accept responsibility for the published features or definitions of commercial products.

Human and Animal Rights & Informed Consent

In the method section of papers concerned with experimental research on humans and animals, a sentence pointing out that the informed consent of volunteers and/or patients has been obtained following a detailed explanation of the interventions carried out on them. In such studies, author(s) should clearly state that the compliance with internationally accepted guidelines (1975 Helsinki Declaration revised in 2002-, Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals issued by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health and published in the Official Journal dated 29 January 1993 number 21480 "Regulations Concerning Drug Research" and other more recently published rules laid out in governing statutes. Patient's Anonymity and Informed Consent Protection of patient's anonymity is an ethical and legal consideration. Identifying information such as names, initials, dates, photographs, family pedigree etc., must be avoided. In order to identify such information, informed consent should be written and archived either with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws.


Languages used in the journal are Turkish & English


Compliance of papers to writing rules should be checked prior to dispatch. Papers should be sent online via Because the written communication with the authors about the disposed papers are carried out by e-mailing, it is of particular importance to provide the editor with an e-mail address under regular use.


Unless otherwise specified, written communication will be carried on with the first author, at all. The intention of having the disposed paper to be published in our Journal as well as the preferred section (research, review, case reports or letter to the editor) should clearly be indicated in the paper. The receipt of the paper is confirmed with a reference number to the author. Reference number is used for all communications. Margins of the text should be 2 cm from the page border and line spacing should be 2 lines. Each section of the paper should start from a new page with the below given order of sections: 1. Title page, 2. Abstract, 3.Body text, 4.References and 5. Tables and Figures

While the article is submitted online, name and academic title of the authors; postal address, e-mail address, phone & fax numbers of the correspondent author and personal acknowledgements should be registered in ScopeMed online article system. However, the cover page that consists author name and affiliations should not be included in the word document of submitted article because the word document of the article submitted to the System will be automatically transformed to pdf format and sent to the reviewers. Papers in English and Turkish should be sectioned as Abstract (English and Turkish), Objective, Method(s), Results, Discussion, and References.

Abstract: should consist of 250 words. "Objective" should explain the main/primary aim of the paper. "Method" should provide data sources, framework of the study, patients/subjects, visits/assessments and primary measures. "Results" should be structured so as to present direct clinical practices and interpret the results. Keywords: 3 to 5 keywords in Turkish and English should be given underneath the "Abstract".

The importance and history of the subject as well as the published studies, hypotheses and the objective of the study should be mentioned in the "Introduction". Data sources, hypothesis of the study, patients/subjects, scales, visits/assessments and primary measures, process steps and statistical methods should take place in the "Method" section.

The complete statistics of primary observations should visually be given in appropriately designed tables, graphics and figures, in the "Results" section. In the "Discussion" section, findings of the study as well as supporting and non-supporting (established hypothesis) observations and results should thoroughly be investigated; compared to the observations and results given in the literature and differences should be explained, if any. Interpretations should be summarized in the last paragraph.

Review articles are written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field. The Journal invites authors to write review articles and accepts only these review articles written in English by the invited authors; the review articles submitted other than these are not accepted.

Unstructured format should be applied in abstract and body text of case reports and reviews.

There is no word count limitation for original studies and reviews. Case reports should be of 1500 words at maximum and have few figures, tables and references. Letters to editors will only be evaluated if the letter is consisting of 500 words maximum, with no table or figure and posted with the note "for publication". Letter should be signed by all authors. Only those critics/comment letters that are sent no later than 3 months after the publication of a relevant paper are accepted.


Line spacing for tables is double space with maximum allowable length of 120 characters and 70 lines. Each table is placed in a separate page with separate title. Graphics, figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numbers in the order of their place within the text and indicated in the body text accordingly.

All electronic art can be submitted through the Web-based tracking system. Figures should be submitted as separate digital file. Electronic art should be created/scanned and saved and submitted as a JPEG file. Electronic photographs, radiographs, CT scans, and scanned images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

When the author(s) has used a picture, figure or table from another source, permission from the copyright owner must be obtained, the necessary printing permission document must be provided and the source referred to in the text. Legends must be submitted for all figures. Figure legends should be brief and specific. Figure legends should be listed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript text. Color figures may be published if the editor considers it necessary or can be published with charge to the author(s).


References should be numbered in parenthesis and listed in the order of being referred in the body text. There should be no inconsistency between the order of numbering and the order of reference list. It is solely the authors' responsibility to ensure the accuracy of references. Below given examples should be considered in citing the references. All authors are cited in full name. Abbreviation of journal names should be in compliance with Medline/PubMed. Journals that are not indexed by Medline/PubMed should be given in full name. Abbreviations of the journals in Medline/PubMed can be found in

Dusunen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences recommends the use of Mendeley which is a reference manager and academic social network. Mendeley enables the researcher to prepare the references list using the required style automatically; to share, read, cite and annotate the article. It provides online access to the previous documents used by the researcher; enables the researcher to read the documents on smart phones and tablets, to connect and collaborate with scientifec researchers. It organizes the articles in the researcher’s computer; and recommends similar articles in the research area. For more information on Mendeley: You can download the style file for Mendeley using the link below.


Author names, article headings and journal names in the references of the articles that were written in English, or that are going to be translated into English following the acceptance of Turkish version, should all be in English format and should not consist any Turkish character. The references which are originally in Turkish should be indicated as (Turkish).


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Note: There can be errors resulting from the source of the citation or system. Therefore, it is recommended to check up whether the citations are in conformity with the reference rules of the journal.

References should be listed at the end of the article under the heading of "References". The changes that are to be made in Turkish references in English articles are given as samples in below togather with the reference writing samples.

1. Articles in the journal:

1. Jordaan GP, Nel DG, Hewlett RH, Emsley R. Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder: a comparative study on the clinical characteristics of patients with alcohol dependence and schizophrenia. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2009; 70:870-876.

2. Güleç H. Şizofreni tanısı konmuş hasta ve birinci derece yakınlarında mizaç ve karakter profili. Noro Psikiyatr Ars 2009; 46:8-12.

Turkish references in English articles:

Gulec H. Temperament and character dimensions of the patient with schizophrenia, relatives of schizophrenic patients, and the healthy controls. Noro Psikiyatr Ars 2009; 46:8-12. (Turkish)

For articles in supplement:

1. Fichter MM, Quadflieg N. Long-term stability of eating disorder diagnoses. Int J Eat Disord 2007; 40(Suppl.):61-66.

2. Oral ET. Geçmişten günümüze bipolarite ve endofenotipler. Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi 2009; 10(Ek 1):8-9.

Turkish references in English articles:

Oral ET. History of bipolarity and endophenotypes. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 10(Suppl.1):8-9. (Turkish)

For the articles in press:

1. Blumgart E, Tran Y, Craig A. Social anxiety disorder in adults who stutter. Depress Anxiety 2010 (in press)

2. Yıldız M, Yazıcı A, Çetinkaya Ö, Bilici R, Elçim R. Şizofreni Hastalarının Yakınlarının Hastalıkla İlgili Bilgi ve Görüşleri. Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi 2010 (baskıda)

In case that the article has a DOI ahead of print, the DOI should be written in place of (in press) at the end of the reference.

Turkish references in English articles:

Yildiz M, Yazici A, Cetinkaya O, Bilici R. Relatives' knowledge and opinions about schizophrenia. Turk Psiyatri Derg 2010 (in press). (Turkish) In case that the article has a DOI ahead of print, the DOI should be written in place of (in press) at the end of the reference.

2. Quoted information from a book:

For quotations from a book written by a single author:

1. Stahl SM. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications. Second ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000; 207-211.

2. Kayaalp OS. Klinik Farmakolojinin Esasları ve Temel Düzenlemeler. 3. Baskı, Ankara: Hacettepe-Taş Kitapçılık, 2005, 119-123.

Turkish references in English articles:

Kayaalp OS. Principles of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Basic Adjustments. Third ed., Ankara: Hacettepe- Tas Kitapcilik, 2005, 119-123. (Turkish)

For a section of a book with a single editor:

James C. Psychiatric Disorders in Persons With Intellectual Disability: In Gabbard GO (editor). Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders. Fourth Ed. Washington: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., 2007, 93-119.

For a section of a book with more than one editor:

1. Hollander E, Simeon D. Panic Disorder: In Hales RE, Yudofsky SC (editors). Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry. Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., 2004, 339-359.

If the editor is an author of a part or parts of a book at the same time, the quoted part is written first and the name of the book follows with capital letters:

2. Den Boer JA, George MA, Ter Horst GJ (editors). Transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagus nevre stimulation: new approaches to antidepressant treatment. In: Current and Future Developments in Psychopharmacology. First ed. Amsterdam: Benecke N.I., 2004, 27-61.

For quotations from a translated book:

Saddock BJ, Saddock VA. Klinik Psikiyatri. Aydın H, Bozkurt A (Çeviri Ed.) 2. Baskı, Ankara: Güneş Kitabevi Ltd. Şti., 2005, 155-157.

Turkish references in English articles:

Saddock BJ, Saddock VA. Clinical Psychiatry. Aydın H, Bozkurt A (Translation Editor) Second ed., Ankara: Gunes Kitabevi Ltd. Sti., 2005, 155-157. (Turkish)

3. For quotations from a thesis:

Dalbudak E. Erkek alkol bağımlılarında travma sonrası stress bozukluğu ve kişilik özelliklerinin yaşam kalitesi ile ilişkisi. Uzmanlık Tezi, Bakırköy Ruh ve Sinir Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul, 2008.

Turkish references in English articles:

Dalbudak E. Relationship of posttraumatic stress disorder and personality dimensions with quality of life in male alcohol dependents. Postgraduate Thesis, Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry Neurology and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, 2008. (Turkish)

4. For quotations from congress papers:

Akvardar Y, Arkar H, Gul S, Akdede BB. Alkol kullanım bozukluklarında kişilik özellikleri. Ulusal Psikiyatri Kongresi Özet Kitabı, 2003, 603-604.

Turkish references in English articles:

Akvardar Y, Arkar H, Gul S, Akdede BB. Personality dimensions in alcohol use disorders. National Psychiatry Congress, Proceeding Book, 2003, 603-604. (Turkish)

5. For quotations from internet:

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