Manuscript submission guideline

General

Manuscripts must be type written, double-spaced with wide margins. Each page must be numbered, and lines must be consecutively numbered from the start to the end of the manuscript. Good quality printouts with a font size of 12 are required. Clearly indicate who is the corresponding author (with an asterisk) that will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication. The e-mail addresses of the corresponding author should be indicated under the affiliantions (e.g. * corresponding author: rsmith@uludag.edu). The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Authors should retain a copy of their manuscript since we cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers.

Article structure For research papers the text should be divides into: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions, Acknowledgements, References, Founding. Place the Figures or Tables into your text, at their places. Footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.

Title? Concise and informative.

?  Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents. Where the title exceeds 120 characters a suggestion for an abbreviated running title should be given.

Authors’ names and affiliations? Clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author.

? Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names.

? Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.

? Provide the full postal address for all authors

? Corresponding author: ? Indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

? Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date .

? Superscript Arabic numerals are used for the affiliation of each author.

Abstract

? A concise and factual abstract is required.

? Should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

? References should be avoided.

? The abstract should not exceed 150 words.

Main Text

Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original work.  Aim to use Times New Roman font in your text and illustrations. Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions, and use the international system of units (SI).

Illustrations

? Number the illustrations (TIFF or JPEG) according to their sequence in the text.

? Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): minimum of 300 dpi(TIFF  JPEG):

? Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings,  minimum of 1000 dpi.(TIFF or JPEG):

? Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale) minimum of 500 dpi.

? Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Please do not

? Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG);     

? Supply files that are too low in resolution;

? Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Please insert the following text before the standard text - Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked with the figure number and the author's name.

Color artwork

? Should be an acceptable format TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution.

Tables

? As editable text and not as images.

? Tables can be placed next to the relevant text in the article.

? Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.

? The data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

? Please avoid using vertical rules.

References

Citation in text : every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Web references As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Example:

Data references

? In the text refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication (e.g. "Steventon et al. (1994) studied the effects..." or "...similar to values reported by others (Anderson and Weiping, 1990)...").

? For 2 authors, they are to be listed as they are, and year of publication (e.g. ...similar to values reported by others (Anderson and Weiping, 1990)").When there are more than 2 authors, first author et al. should be used throughout the text.

More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples:

  • Journal article
  •             Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59. Article by DOI
  •             Slifka, M.K., Whitton, J.L, (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. Doi:10.1007/s001090000086

Use the standard abbreviation of a journals name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviation

  • ABook:
  •             Strunk, W., Jr., White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
  • AChapter in an edited book:
  •             Mettam, G. R., Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
  • AWebsite:
  •              Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (2003). http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/ Accessed 13.03.03.
  • ADataset:
  •             Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1. http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/ xwj98nb39r.1 

List of references

? should be arranged in alphabetically

Formatting of funding sources

? This work was supported by 1 founding source….. [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; 2nd founding source, if case [grant number zzzz] etc.

? If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Short communications of up to 3000 words (and minimum 1500 words), describing work that may be of a preliminary nature but which merits immediate publication. These papers should not contain more than 20 references.

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References.

Title

The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents and should be concise and informative. TNR 14

Authors names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled (TNR 12). Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name. Clearly indicate who is the corresponding author (with an asterisk) that will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication. The e-mail addresses of the corresponding author should be indicacted under the affiliantions (e.g. * corresponding author: rsmith@uludag.edu) TNR 11

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (up to 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.   TNR 11

Keywords

3-5 keywords should be provided, TNR 11, Italic

Main text, TNR12

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion TNR 12

Figures

Ensure that each illustration has a caption., TNR11

Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes  below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Ensure that each table has a caption., TNR11 

References, TNR12

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). 

Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list). As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed.

Reference list: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. TNR11