Author Guidelines

1. INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Journal of BORON is the first and only journal in the Science World, in which original and basic scientific research and application studies related to boron are published. Journal of BORON covers all aspects of boron science, boron technology, boron usage, boron chemicals and fields which used boron. The journal focuses on innovative element boron giving interdisciplinary insights on a broad range of fields including science, medicine, energy, engineering, agriculture, pharmacy, defense industry, mine industry, chemical industry and aerospace industry.

The journal publishes current technologies, original methods, applications and all approaches about boron. Papers dealing with boron issues from such fields as science, medicine, energy, engineering, agriculture, pharmacy, defense industry, mine industry, chemical industry and aerospace industry, etc., are welcome.

All scientific contributions are assessed initially by the Editor-in-Chief. Those manuscripts failing to reach the required priority rating, failing to comply with the Instructions to Authors or not fitting within the scope of the journal are not considered further and are returned to authors without detailed comments. It should be noted that rebuttals that challenge rejections based on priority and/or scope alone will rarely be successful, since such a decision is necessarily a matter of opinion.

Manuscripts meeting the requirements will be peer-reviewed on the criteria of originality and quality. Authors may suggest up to five potential referees in the Cover Letter. Please provide their institutional e- mail addresses and a link to the website as well as individuals whom they wish to exclude from the review process. If the decision following review is "reject subject to major revision", a revised version may be submitted, but if major issues with the revised version are still identified by the reviewers, it will then be rejected outright. On acceptance, papers may be subjected to editorial changes. Responsibility for the factual accuracy of a paper rests entirely with the author.

All instances of publishing misconduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, data fabrication, image/data manipulation to falsify/enhance results, manipulation of the reviewing process, etc., will result in rejection/retraction of the manuscript.

This journal endorses the Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Guidelines rules and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct. For more information about Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics visit the Higher Education website at

http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/guest/icerik//journal_content/56_INSTANCE_rEHF8BIsfYRx/10279/18187

2. CATEGORIES OF SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS

Three categories of scientific contributions are accepted for publication:

a.) Original Research Article: It consists of experimental and theoretical work with new results describing completed studies and should comprise about 30 000 characters (including spaces). In addition, up to 8 figures or schemes, and 6 tables may be included.

b.) Short Communication:  It describes results that are brief, timely and/or of such importance that rapid release is warranted. This manuscript should be in the range of 18 000 characters (including spaces) and 6 figures.

c.) Review Article:  It summarizes information published on a certain topic and is not limited to own results. Rather than an assemblage of information with a complete literature survey, a comprehensive critical description and selection of the material is indispensable. This contribution should typically not exceed 45 000 characters (including spaces); up to 15 figures may be included.

3. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

3.1. General

This journal will be published in an online-only format and printed edition will be published. There will no cost to authors for the publication of manuscripts. All copyright of the accepted manuscripts belong to BOREN.

3.2. How to submit

Manuscripts to Journal of BORON have to be submitted via a web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system. This service guarantees fast and safe submission of manuscripts and rapid assesasment. Submission of manuscripts consists of the following   steps:

A.) Preparation of the manuscript and illustrations in the appropriate format, according to the instructions given below (see Sections 4.1 to 4.9). The paper has to conform to the scientific and style instructions of the Journal of BORON as given herein. A link to these instructions can be found at the submission site at www.journal.boren.gov.tr/about/submission  or directly at the homepage of the journal at www.journal.boren.gov.tr under the link “For Authors”.

B.) For the first submission an author’s account in the system at the submission site, www.journal.boren.gov.tr/user/register has to be created by clicking on the “Registration” button.

C.) The “Author Guidelines” given on the Journal website have to be read carefully. The system guides through the submission process. Online help is available at all times during the process. Authors are also able to exit/re-enter at any stage before finally “submitting” the work.  All submissions are kept strictly confidential. For any questions concerning the online submission program, Editorial Support at fkuru@boren.gov.tr and ormanabdullah@gmail.com can be contacted.

The author vouches that the work has not been published elsewhere, completely, in part, or in any other form, and that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal. The submitting author (listed under “Correspondence”) accepts the responsibility of having included as coauthors all appropriate persons. The submitting author certifies that all coauthors have seen the    manuscript and agreed with its submission.

All scientific contributions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the criteria of originality, quality, and novelty. Authors may suggest up to five potential referees in the Cover Letter, including their institutional e- mail addresses and a link to the website as well as individuals whom they wish to exclude from the review process.

A revised paper will retain its original date of receipt only if it is resubmitted within two months after revision. 

Please note that if you are submitting material (e.g., figures) which has already been published elsewhere, you must also provide permission in writing that this material may be reprinted in the Journal of BORON.

4. ORGANIZATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

4.1. Contents of First Page of Manuscript

1.) Title of the paper, concise (15 words maximum), providing the main finding of the paper and, only if necessary, with standard abbreviations.

2.) Full names (including first name) of the authors and their affiliation(s). If the publication originates from several institutes, the affiliation of each author should be clearly stated by using superscript Arabic numbers after the name and before the institute.

3.) Name (and title) and full postal address, e-mail address of the author to whom all   correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

4.) A list of the nonstandard abbreviations used in the paper.

5.) Up to 5 keywords in alphabetical order which will be used for compiling the subject index.

4.2. Sections

Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:

i.) “Abstract” It must be self-explanatory and intelligible without reference to the text. It should not exceed 220 words for research and review articles. Abstracts for Short Communications should not exceed 80 words. Abbreviations, but not standard abbreviations, must be written in full when first used. Any references cited must be given in full.

ii.) “1 Introduction” containing a description of the problem under investigation and a brief survey of the existing literature on the subject.

iii.) “2 Material and method” for special materials and equipment, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided.

iv.) “3 Results and discussion ”

v.) “4 Conclusion”

vi.) “References”

Subdivisions of sections should be indicated by numbered subheadings.

4.3. References

References should be numbered sequentially in the order of citation. The reference numbers within the   text should be set in brackets, thus [3, 14]. They are to be collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to e.g. http://woodward.library.ubc.ca/research-help/journal-abbreviations/.      

 Please note the following examples:

Journals

[1] Erdoğan H.,  Yalçınkaya Ö.,  Türker  A. R.,  Determination of inorganic arsenic species by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry in water samples after preconcentration/separation on nano ZrO2/B2O3 by solid phase extraction, Desalination, 280 (1-3), 391-396, 2011.

Books

[2] Grimes R. N., Metal Interactions with Boron Clusters,  1st edition,  Springer Science+Business Media,  New York ,1982.  

Chapter in a book:

[3] Gürü M., Çakanyıldırım Ç., “Boron Hydrides, High Potential Hydrogen Storage Materials”, Chap.4: Hydrogen Cycle with Sodium Borohydride, Nova Science Publisher Inc.,  New York,  2010.

Thesis

[4] Yalçınkaya Ö., Determination of some trace elements after preconcentration by solid phase extraction technique using aluminum oxide/single walled carbon nanotube and zirconium oxide/boron oxide nano materials, Ph.D. Thesis, Gazi University, Institute of Science and Technology, Ankara, 2010.

Conference and Symposium

[5] Yılmaz O., Bilen M., Gürü M.,  Absorption of CO2 in boron solutions and recovery as ındustrial chemical products, IV. International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources, Antalya, Turkey, 27-29 October, 2014.

Please note that:

·          Papers with multiple authors should be limited to listing the first sevenauthors, followed by et al.

·          Papers which accepted for publication should be cited with their DOI.

·          Other serial publications should be cited in the same manner as journals.

·          Website addresses (URL) must not be included as a reference, but should be inserted in the text directly after the data to which they  refer

4.4. Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources should be provided on a separate page and will appear at the end of the text (before References).

4.5. Conflict of Interest

All authors must declare financial/commercial conflicts of interest. Even if there are none, this should be stated in a separate paragraph following on from the acknowledgements section as follows: The authors have declared no conflict of interest. This is a mandatory requirement for all articles.

4.6. Tables

Tables with suitable captions at the top and numbered with Arabic numerals should be collected at the end of the text, each table on a separate sheet. Column headings should be kept as brief as possible and indicate units. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c), etc. and typed on the same page as the table.

4.7. Figures, Diagrams, and Legends

The quality of the figures must be such that they can be reproduced directly after reduction to 80 mm width and the numbers, letters, and symbols must be large enough to still be legible. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are   cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining the contents of the figure.

4.8. Structural Diagrams and Mathematical Equations

Structures of molecules as well as mathematical equations should be drawn or written in the manuscript in the position where they belong. They should always stand alone, i.e., occupy extra lines. If reference to them is made repeatedly, structures and equations may be marked with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right-hand margin.

Use the equation editor of the current MS Word for equations. Do not import special symbols and characters as graphics/formula in the running text. Please use in Word Insert/Symbol.

4.9. Units and Symbols

The use of SI units is mandatory. Generally accepted nomenclature and symbols as recommended by ASTM or IUPAC are preferred. In the interest of clarity, symbols should be defined in the text. If numerous symbols are involved, they should be listed and defined at the end of the text (before “References”).

4.10. Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be restricted to a minimum and be introduced only when repeated use is forthcoming. Abbreviations used only in a table or a figure may be defined in the legend. Standard abbreviations may be used in the title and keywords. If nonstandard abbreviations are used in the Abstract they should be defined there, in the list of abbreviations of the manuscript, as well as when first used in the body of the paper.

5. ELECTRONIC MANUSCRIPTS

All submissions will be converted to PDF format during the upload process. The system automatically generates a single PDF file which contains all parts of the manuscript.

File management requires the following:

·          Main text (incl. front material) as well as figure legends and tables (in this order) should be given in one file, preferably saved in doc, docx or rtf format.

·          Figures should preferably be in JPG, EPS, TIFF or in the original format; no ppt(x) or pdf.

In revised manuscripts the areas containing the major required changes should be marked and the color of the text changed. The file(s) with the changes visible on screen should be re-submitted online. Upon acceptance of the manuscript the final uploaded version will be taken as the basis for copy editing and the subsequent production process.

6. PROOFS and REPRINTS 

Before publication authors will receive page proofs via e-mail in PDF low resolution file format, together with a sheet including instructions and a reprint order form, also as PDF files. The proofs should be carefully corrected following the instructions. In particular, authors should answer any editing queries. The author(s) will receive 2 hard copies of the related issues.

 


Copyright Notice

The authors whose manuscript is accepted, publishes are agreeing to the following terms:

The author retains copyright and gives the right of first publication to the journal. Paper, provided that determination of the author and first publication in this journal, allows shared by others, is licensed under a Creative Commons license Atrribution.

Authors can make different contractual arrangements for the distribution of paper.

Before sending the paper or while review process, authors can share paper via the Internet (for example, corporate databases or on their websites). Thus it leads to the exchange of productive ideas and receive more citations (see Public Access to effect).

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