Author Guidelines

Title and statement page

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a separate title and statement page (click here to download template file of the title and statement page).

This page should contain the full title. The title should be short and informative, and not contain non-standard acronyms or abbreviations or taxon's authors. The higher taxa containing the taxa dealt with in the manuscript should be indicated in parentheses in the title. The full names of all authors must be given and surname should be typed in the upper case. The address of each author should be given in italic each starting a separate line. Authors are strongly encouraged to include an ORCID with their manuscript submission or revision (for more information on how to register for an ORCID click here)The contact e-mail address should be provided for the clearly identified corresponding author.

Authors’ contributions to the manuscript, ethics approval, funding source(s), conflict of interest statements, and acknowledgements should be given here.


Main text

The manuscripts should be written in English or Turkish. There are no word limits for the manuscript in this journal. The manuscripts should be MS-Word processed, typed with size 12 in Times New Roman font, double-spaced, continuous line numbered, with 2.5 cm margins on each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom. The manuscript should be compiled in the following order: title, abstract, keywords; introduction, material and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables with captions on individual pages and figure captions. The figures should be saved separately from the text. The file of main manuscript does not contain identification information about the authors such as name, e-mail address, affiliation and etc. (click here to dowload template file of the main text).


Abstract

The abstract should present the general scope, and give summarize information on the main results and conclusions of the paper. In the manuscripts written in Turkish, the abstract in English must be included in addition to the Turkish abstract. Any new names or new combinations proposed in the manuscript should be referred in the abstract. The abstract should not exceed 350 words, and not contain citations.


Keywords

Keywords are used for indexing purposes. For this reason, it is better to give keywords that are not present at the title. Abbreviations and acronyms should be avoided.


Introduction

The introduction should provide concisely description of the basic background, rationale, aims and objectives of the study. It should not include the findings.


General Information

The manuscripts should be written in English or Turkish. There are no word limits for the manuscript in this journal. The manuscripts should be MS-Word processed, typed with size 12 in Times New Roman font, double-spaced, continuous line numbered, with 2.5 cm margins on each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom. The manuscript should be compiled in the following order: title, abstract, keywords; introduction, material and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables with captions on individual pages and figure captions. The figures should be saved separately from the text. The file of main manuscript does not contain identification information about the authors such as name, e-mail address, affiliation and etc.

Tables should be editable tables in a word document or main text. All columns must have headings. If a table continues on more than one page, repeat column headings on subsequent page(s). Use approved abbreviations already defined in the text and define them in the general footnote.

The figures should be saved separately from the text. They should be in their native format for best quality. The figures should be at least 600 dpi, or 1200 dpi for line graphs. The following file types of figures are accepted: png (preferred), tiff, gif or jpeg.

All tables and figures should have a caption or legend, they should be labelled, and the labels should be numbered unless there is only one table or figure. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text (e.g., “Table 1”, “Fig. 2”, “Figs 3-5”).

Citations should be arranged chronological and alphabetical within year. All references cited in the text must appear in the literature cited section, and all items in this section must be cited in the text. Citation of unpublished studies or reports is not permitted, i.e., a volume and page number must be available for serials and a publisher, city, state, and full pagination for books. Work may be cited as “in press” only when the paper has been accepted for publication. Personal communications do not appear in the literature-cited section.


Electronic Publication & Nomenclatural Information

Article 8.5.3. To be considered published, a work issued and distributed electronically must be registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and contain evidence in the work itself that such registration has occurred.

The requirements for electronic publications are that the work be registered in ZooBank before it is published. This is a recent change to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The papers published in Zootaxa and Zookeys by International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2012) explain how to do this, to make the new names available. Here is the web site for registration of your paper in ZooBank: http://zoobank.org/. We remind you that the data entered in ZooBank are your responsibility and we thank you making sure that the information provided is accurate and complete.


Materials and Methods

In this section, it should be provided concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical and statistical procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. Brand names should be supplied for all mentioned equipment, instruments, consumables etc.

Authors are responsible for verifying whether collection permit is necessary in the country from which their specimens originate, and for timely acquisition of such a permit. DNA sequences must be deposited in a public database (e.g., Genbank) and accession numbers should be provided in the manuscript.


Results

In this section it should be presented only the data which support the objective without any discussion of the results. Figures and tables are used to present the results, but information in figures and tables should not be duplicated in the text.


Discussion

In this section the results are discussed and interpreted in the context of the existing knowledge. It can be presented here the relationships and generalizations shown by the results. Information in the Introduction and Results sections should not be repeated here. Main conclusion of the study can be clearly given in the end of this section.


Authors’ contributions

All authors should make substantial, meaningful contributions to the manuscript. In the title page and main manuscript text, the authors must include a statement outlining their individual contributions to the manuscript by using the relevant CRediT roles (Brand et al., 2015; https://doi.org/10.1087/20150211). The necessary CRediT roles are: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Writing - Original draft; Writing - Review & Editing.

Authors must meet at least three of the criteria, please click here for details of the criteria. When there are multiple people serving in the same role, a degree of contribution may optionally be specified as ‘lead’, ‘equal’, or ‘supporting’.

An example of an authors’ contribution statement using CRediT roles with degree of contribution:

Author 1: Conceptualization, data curation, formal analysis (lead), visualization (supporting), writing - original draft (lead). Author 2: Investigation, formal analysis (supporting), methodology (equal), visualization (lead), software, writing - original draft (supporting). Author 3: Project administration, supervision, methodology (equal), writing - review & editing.

It is recommended that corresponding authors assume responsibility for role assignment, and that all contributors be given the opportunity to review and confirm assigned roles.

A contribution statement is not required for a manuscript with a single author.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the section, ‘Acknowledgements’.


Statement of ethics approval

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author(s) should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki, 2013). The author(s) should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. In addition, the manuscript must include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number/ID.

For work involving data of minors/children/infants, author(s) should confirm that statements of written informed consent from legally authorized representatives/parents/guardians are available; if verbal informed consent was obtained, reasons for this must be mentioned.

If the work involves animal experiments, it should be carried out in accordance with the relevant national institute of health guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals and the author(s) should clearly state in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed and also provide an approval number for the research protocol granted by an Animal Ethics Committee in accordance with international principles in this section.

If the manuscript does not report on or involve any human data or animal experiments, please state “Not applicable.” in this section.


Funding

List here all funding details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies. Names of funding organisations should be written in full.


Conflict of interest

The authors should declare whether they have conflict of interest or not.


Acknowledgements

It should be given in a separate section at the end of the manuscript before the references, and included them on the title page. It should be listed here those individuals who provided help during the research.


References

Citations should be arranged chronological and alphabetical within year. All references cited in the text must appear in the literature cited section, and all items in this section must be cited in the text. References should be arranged alphabetically. Citation of unpublished studies or reports is not permitted, i.e., a volume and page number must be available for serials and a publisher, city, state, and full pagination for books. Abstracts not subjected to peer review may not be cited in the text or in the literature cited section. Work may be cited as “in press” only when the paper has been accepted for publication. Personal communications do not appear in the literature-cited section.


Citation style in the text

One author

Fain (1998) or (Bochkov, 2001).


Two authors

Seeman and Baker (2013) or (Fan and Zhang, 2005).


Three and more authors

Lindquist et al. (2009) or (Doğan et al., 2017).

(Grandjean, 1944; Düzgüneş, 1963; Khanjani, 2005; Keskin, 2016) Chronological.

(Ermilov, 2010, 2015; Khaustov, 2015) Chronological and alphabetical within the same year.

(Ueckermann et al., 2015a,b) As long as the first author and the year are the same, it should be used the letter designators to distinguish between publications.


Style of the literature cited section

Journal article, 1 author

Ewing, H.E. 1911. New predaceous and parasitic Acarina. Psyche, 18: 37-43.

doi: 10.1155/1911/234794


Journal article, 2 authors

Fan, Q.-H. and Ueckermann, E.A. 2016. Resurrection of the genus Nonocaligus Habeeb with redefination of Nonocaligus and Mullederia Wood (Acari: Stigmaeidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology, 21 (11): 1447-1449.

doi: 10.11158/saa.21.11.1


Journal article, 3 and more authors

Cakmak, I., Janssen, A., Sabelis, M.W. and Baspinar, H. 2009. Biological control of an acarine pest by single and multiple natural enemies. Biological Control, 50: 60-65.

doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.02.006


Note that titles of serial publications must be written in full. DOI (if available) should be given. If there are more than 10 authors, then include names of the first 10, followed by et al.


Electronic resource

OConnor, B. and Klimov, P. 2012. Family Cheyletidae Leach, 1815. Available http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/beemites/Species_Accounts/Cheyletidae.htm (Last accessed: 19 May 2018).


Book

Krantz, G.W. and Walter, D.E. 2009. A manual of acarology. Third edition. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, Texas, USA, 807 pp.


Book Chapter

Kethley, J. 1990. Acarina: Prostigmata (Actinedida). In: Soil biology guide. Dindal, D.L. (Ed.). John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, 667-756.


Thesis

Le Goff, G. 2011. Benefits of aggregation in Tetranychus urticae. PhD Dissertation, Catholic University of Louvain, Faculty of Sciences, Biodiversity Research Centre, Earth and Life Institute, 298 pp.


Congress

Tilki, E., Zeytun, E. and Doğan, S. 2017. Species list of the family Demodicidae (Acari). III. International Congress on Zoology and Technology, 12-15 July, 2017, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, p. 81.