Author guideline

Article preparation

Language: English
The language of the journal is English.

Article type: Original Research Article (Full length or short article)
However, we advise authors to be as concise as possible for dissemination of the manuscript.

Manuscript template can be downloaded from the journal website.
Citation Style: APA

Authorship change: Processed only before the article is accepted. Authors should carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and must ensure the exact author list at the time of original submission.

Cover letter
In the cover letter, it should be clearly stated that the submitted manuscript has not been published before or has not been evaluated for publication elsewhere, and if necessary, approval has been obtained from the legal institutions from which the manuscript was prepared.

In your cover letter, please include the names and contact details of at least 3 potential referees. At least 1 referee must be from a country different from the country to which the manuscript was submitted. Otherwise, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author.

Title page
The title page should be prepared separately and a title page template should be used. The title page should basically include the title, authors' names and details, affiliations.

The title should reflect the study. In title, the first word should start with a capital letter, other words should be in lower case except international nomenclature.

Authors' details
The names and affiliations of the authors who contributed to the study should be written. The e-mail addresses and ORCID numbers of all the authors should be written. 

Manuscript writing rules
Manuscript template available on the website can be used to draft the manuscript. Arial font, 1.0 spacing, 10 size should be used in manuscript writing. Figures and tables should be placed in the relevant place in the manuscript. Commonly used programs such as MS Word can be preferred for manuscript writing.

In the manuscript, continuous line numbers should be used. 

The manuscript should basically include the title, abstract, introduction, material and method, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, funding, conflict of interest, data availability statement, authors' contribution statement and references.  Although a graphical abstract is not required, it is important for the visibility of the manuscript and it is recommended to submit a graphical abstract. Since the manuscript is subject to double-blind peer review, please do not write author names and details in the manuscript file. In the author contribution section, please write only the first letters of the author's name and surname.

Please write the same title you used on the title page, in the same format.

The abstract should include the introduction, material, method, results and conclusions of the study. A maximum of 500 words should be used.

At least 3, maximum of 6 keywords should be written. Words should be listed alphabetically and separated by commas.

Background information about the manuscript should be presented.

Materials and methods
The methods and techniques used in the study should be written in detail. The methods presented in this section need to be presented in a way that can be replicated and applied by other research groups. If necessary, the ethics committee approval number for the study and the information about the approving institution should be written.

Results and discussion
Results and discussion sections should be presented as combined. Figures and tables of the results should be placed in the relevant place in the manuscript text. A summary description of the figures should be added under the figure. Tables should also be placed in the relevant place in the text. The table description should be numbered on the top of the table. Previous studies results should be compared with previously reported studies with appropriate citations. Do not present figure abbreviations and figures and tables as a separate page. All figures and tables should be placed in their appropriate places in the manuscript. It is recommended to use the International Unit System and the most recent version of the IUPAC chemical nomenclature. Commonly used names should first be specified in terms of IUPAC terminology before being used.

Summary results of the study should be presented and the final conclusion should be written briefly.


Institutions and organizations that provide financial support to the study should be written. If any, the project number should be specified.

Conflict of interest
The authors must declare any conflict of interest.

Data availability statement
The data availability statement must explain how to access the data that support the results reported in the paper. For insatance; "Data can be obtained from the corresponding author upon a reasonable request".

Ethics committe approval
Any details regarding ethical situation of the study should be written here. If not necesary, it should be stated. For example, "Ethics committee approval is not required for this study".

Authors' contribution statement
All author contributions should be described as:
The authors acknowledge their contributions to this paper as follows: Study conception and design: The first letters of Author 1's name and surname (for ins., X.Y.)Author 2 (X.Z.)Data collection: Author 1; Analysis and interpretation of results: Author 3; Manuscript draft preparation: Author 1All authors reviewed the results and approved the final version of the manuscript.

Citation style. Articles must be prepared according to the APA Citation System. In science, APA 6-footnote or in-text system, whichever is commonly used, may be preferred. It is recommended to give the doi number of the relevant source in the references part. The following style should be used as the reference writing format.   For example,
Ezeji, T.C., Qureshi, N., & Blaschek, H.P. (2007). Bioproduction of butanol from biomass: from genes to bioreactors. Current opinion in biotechnology, 18(3), 220-227.

Vertes, A.A., Qureshi, N., Blaschek, H.P., & Yukawa, H. (2020). Green energy to sustainability: Strategies for global industries. John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK, pp. X-X.

Final checklist
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final check of the prepared article before it is uploaded to the journal system.
Make sure the following items are available:

  1. Author information added.
  • E-mail address
  • ORCID numbers
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone number
  1. All required files have been installed.
  • Cover letter
  • Title page
  • Manuscript file
  1. The article has been "spelling checked" and "grammar checked".
  2. All references cited in the bibliography are cited in the text and vice versa.

Article submission
In applications, the email account of the corresponding author of the study should be used. All correspondence regarding the application is forwarded to the corresponding author via e-mail sent through the journal system.

When uploading the article file, make sure that this file does not contain any elements that would reveal the author's identity due to the double-blind peer review process.

Files you need to upload separately:
1) Cover letter
2) Title page
3) Fulltext of the article

During submission, the following commitment is received from the author electronically:

  1. I am authorized/authorized by the co-authors to submit this work to your journal.
  2. The article is original, has not been formally published in another peer-reviewed journal, has not been reviewed by another journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright or other third party rights.
  3. I/we acknowledge that if the article is accepted for editorial publication, it will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
  4. Copyright and intellectual property rights of the author(s) or, if any, the author(s)'s employer are reserved. The author(s) undertake(s) that the publisher has no liability for claims or lawsuits to be filed by third parties due to copyright infringement, and that all responsibility belongs to them.
  5. The author(s) undertake(s) that there is no criminal element or illegal statement in the article, and that no illegal materials or methods were used during the research.

Duties and responsibilities of authors

Authorship and contribution
Authorship should be limited to those who made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the work. All significant contributors should be listed as co-authors. If there are minor contributions to the work, such as language editing, they should be mentioned in the acknowledgments section. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to submit it for publication. Authors are expected to carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and to provide the exact author list at the time of original submission. The editor will only consider additions, deletions or rearrangements of authors after the manuscript has been submitted in exceptional cases. All authors must agree to any such additions, deletions or rearrangements. Authors take joint responsibility for the article.

Authorship change requests
Addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the author list can only be made before the article is accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. If such a change is requested, the Editor requests from the corresponding author (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors stating that they agree to the inclusion. Only in exceptional cases will the editor consider additions, deletions or rearrangements of authors after the manuscript has been accepted.

Article writing
Those who write original research articles should address the topic in an original way and with an objective discussion. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the study. Fraudulent or knowingly false statements constitute unethical conduct and are unacceptable.

The author must provide assurance that the article is original, has not been published elsewhere before, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in another language.

Original source use and attribution
Authors should ensure that they write completely original works and that if they use the work or words of others, this is properly cited. Information obtained privately, such as in conversations, correspondence or discussions with third parties, should not be used without the express written permission of the source.

Data access and preservation
Authors may be asked to provide research data supporting their article for editorial review and/or to comply with the journal's open data requirements. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if possible, and to retain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication.

Multiple and simultaneous publication
An author should not publish an article containing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same article to more than one journal at the same time is unethical behavior. An author should not submit a previously published article for consideration in another journal, unless it has been published in abstract form.

Publication of studies based on surveys and interviews
For research conducted in all branches of science that require ethics committee permission (ethics committee approval must be obtained, this approval must be stated and documented in the article. For research that requires ethics committee permission, information about the permission (committee name, date and issue number) can be found in the method section, as well as in the first/ In one of the last pages of the article, information about the signed informed consent/consent form should be included in the article.

Conflict of Interest
Any financial or other interest that may cause conflict in one's work, significantly impair one's objectivity, or provide an unfair advantage to any person or organization. All sources of financial support received during the conduct of the research and preparation of the article and the role of the sponsors in the study should be disclosed. If there is no funding source, this should also be stated. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include consultancies, salaries, grants. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

Error reporting
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, s/he must immediately notify the journal. It is also the author's obligation to cooperate in retracting or correcting the article if deemed necessary by the editor. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the author's obligation to cooperate with the editor, including notifying the editor.

Image integrity
Enhancing, darkening, moving, removing or adding a particular feature in an image is unacceptable. Authors must comply with the policy for graphic images implemented by the journal.