Volume: 8 Issue: 2, 12/31/21

Year: 2021

We seek to publish novel scientific knowledge on promotion, conservation, and development of natural and cultural resources, as well as on assessment, mitigation, and prevention of contemporary environmental problems.

Original research articles and critical reviews on environmental sciences are published.

The following types of papers are accepted to be published in Ankara University Journal of Environmental Sciences: research papers, review papers, technical notes, conference notes, book reviews, and translations of research articles. Papers must be written either in Turkish or English. 

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to scientific and editorial review by the editorial board and qualified ad hoc reviewers. Rejected manuscripts are sent back to the corresponding author.  

The authors must certify with a written and signed statement that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere. 

The manuscript should be uploaded via the web platform of Dergipark (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/aucevrebilim).

The paper size must be A4 with margins: top=3 cm., left= 2.5 cm., right= 2.5 cm., and bottom= 4 cm. The text has to be written in Times New Roman; font size 11 pt; and justifiedwith single line spacing in Microsoft Word. Paragrapgh indentation should be 1 cm. and 6 pt clear line must be left between paragraphs. Do not use bold characters within the text, figures and tables except headings. The manuscript should not exceed 20 pages, including references. 

The title of the paper must be written in 14 pt bold and centered. First letters of the title must be capital. Full author names must be written in 12 pt. Abstract must be written in 9 pt italic. 

Author names must be written without titles. Address information should be written in 11 pt. Leave no space between author names and adress line. Authors with different affiliations and addresses should use superscripts. 

If the research has been supported by an institution or organization, or is a part of thesis, then a footnote should be inserted at the end of the paper title. 

Original research papers should be organized under following headings; abstract, introduction, material and methodology, research findings, discussion, conclusions, if necessary acknowledgements, and finally references. Review papers may contain three sections as; introduction, main text with appropriate heading(s) and conclusion. All main and secondary headings must be numbered in Arabic numerals. Abstract should be no more than 200 words and must include the purpose of the study, methodology used, findings and a brief evaluation of the findings. At most 7 key words should be given. Introduction part should include the significance and purpose of the study, as well as a literature review of previous studies. Material and methodology section should include sufficient information. Tables and figures should be explained within the text clearly in research findings. Research findings should be discussed and compared to previous studies in the Discussion section.

All figures, maps and photographs must be in high resolution for quality printing. They must be placed within the text and separate copies should be sent. Table titles should be written above the table and the reference should be written below the table with 9pt. Name of the figures should be written below the figure with 9pt. 

When referring within the text, author last name(s) and year of publication must be written separated with a comma within brackets (Akpınar, 2000). For two authors, use “and” between the last names, and for three authors use “et al.”. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b" etc., placed after the year of publication (Akpınar, 2002a).  Multiple references should be written in alphabetical order, separated with a semicolon (Avcıoğlu, 2002; Oğuz, 2004; Uslu and Kiper, 2005). 

Interviews and unpublished works (except postgraduate theses) should not be cited. 

Reference list must be written in alphabetical order according to first author last name, in 9 pt. For multiple authors, “and” should be used before the last author name. Indentation must be “hanging” by 1.25 cm.

Journal article:

Karadeniz, N., Somuncu, M.  2003. Approaches for Preservation of Mountainous Areas in Turkey Case Study: Kaçkar Muntains (Turkey). Montagnes Méditerranénnes, 17, 89-90.


Lynch, K. 1960. The Image of the City. The MIT Press: 194, USA.

Chapter of a book:

Somuncu, M. 2011. Sustainable Development in the Eastern Black Sea Mountains: Present State and Pesperctives. Editor(s): Zhelezov,G., Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern Europe, Springer, London-New York, 215-226.

Papers in conference proceedings:

Somuncu, M., İnaner, H., Çiçek, İ. 2004. An Example of Geological and Geomorphological Heritage to be Protected: Gölcük Caldera (Isparta-Southwestern Turkey). Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology , Thessaloniki-Greece, Volume 1, 427-429.

If no author is available:

Anonymous 1997. National Environmental Action Plan. State Planning Organization, Ankara.

Web pages:

Web pages should be cited as Anonymous with year of access within the text (Anonymous, 2005), URL should be given in reference list.

Anonymous 2007. Explore Europe’s changing landscape. http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/ explore-europe2019s-changing-landscape.

If ethical approval is necessary, author(s) must submit the approval of Ethical Board and state that ethical approval has been obtained within the manuscript. 

No adding and removal can be made after the acceptance of the manuscript for publishing. 

Accepted manuscripts are published according to manuscript submit date after reviewing and editing process is over. 

No more than two papers of an author can be published in the same issue as long as he/she is not the first author in one of the papers. 

If manuscript is more than 20 pages, it can be submitted in two parts with appropriate titles to be published in following issues. 

Authors are responsible for the content of accepted manuscripts.