Author Guidelines

Author Instructions
Paper Categories
Research Papers, which report novel information, beyond simply representing confirmation of previously published work. Research papers must not exceed 20 manuscript pages, including tables and figures.
Short Papers are used to publish results which represent a major finding or discovery, first records, report& observations are welcome. Short Papers should contain sufficient data to establish that the research has achieved reliable and significant results.
Technical Notes should report new methods and/or procedures for research methodology.
Short papers and technical notes, which present results of brief but significant work, must not exceed 10 manuscript pages, including tables and figures.
Review articles, should not exceed 30 manuscript pages, including tables and figures.

Preparation of Manuscripts for Submission
Submission of an article implies that the presented work and results have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and that its publication is approved by all authors. All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Main Document (not including names and addresses): The main document is usually divided into the following sections:

  • Title of manuscript
  • Number of pages
  • Number of Tables
  • Number of Figures
  • Abstract with keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials & Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion & Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements;
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures

The abstract should not exceed;

250 words in papers,
Three to five keywords (not existing in the title) should be listed below the abstract.
The abstract must be in only English.


References:

The 6th Edition of APA Citation guidelines should be used. You can use the following guide for reference formatting: clicking this link


Acknowledgements
Authors are requested to identify all sources of financial support for the presented research.


Title Page
🗸 Authors' full names, with an asterisk after the name of the corresponding author
🗸 Authors' affiliations and postal addresses, including an e-mail address of the corresponding author
🗸 ORCID Links of the authors must be written.
🗸 Phone numbers of the corresponding author


Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, ...), with each table presented on a separate sheet. Title of the table should be written on top of the table. Descriptions about table items should be placed at the bottom of the table and marked with an asterisk. Tables should be prepared in regular MS Word format (i.e., tables submitted as a figure or manually written will not be accepted)


Figures
Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, ...), with each Figure presented on a separate sheet. Title of the figure and descriptions about figure items should be placed at the bottom of the figure.
🗸 Tables and Figures can be cited in the text consecutively.
🗸 Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript document and provided at the end of the document.
🗸 Figures should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Copyright Release Form

During the submission process, authors will be directed to download and complete a ”Copyright Release Form’’ which will have to be signed by all the authors.
The author(s) warrant(s) that:
🗸 The manuscript submitted is his/her/their original work;
🗸 All authors participated in the work substantially and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work;
🗸 All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted;
🗸 The manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere;
🗸 The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.
🗸 Bee Studies has unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free right to publish, use, distribute, license, transmit, display, exhibit, record, store, translate, digitize, broadcast, reproduce and archive, in any format or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed.
🗸 Authors must clarify their changes in the Cover Letter, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' comments.
🗸 Submission of all types of manuscripts to Bee Studies is completely managed online, via the Online Submission System. During the submission process, authors will be guided step-by-step while uploading all required documents and information.


Manuscript Submission
Bee Studies welcomes publishing of no more than one manuscript with the same first and/or corresponding authors within 12 months.
The authors are not allowed to submit two or more manuscripts at the same time and the author who has a progressing process of a manuscript also is not allowed to submit a new manuscript until the process is ended.


In case of resubmitting rejected manuscripts in Bee Studies:
Authors must clarify their changes in the Cover Letter, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' comments. Otherwise, the manuscript will be rejected directly.
Submission of all types of manuscripts to Bee Studies is completely managed online, via the Online Submission System. During the submission process, authors will be guided step-by-step while uploading all required documents and information. Authors that have submitted manuscripts to Bee Studies may be asked to be reviewers in the future.


Peer-Review
Double-blind review system with at least two reviewers is used to evaluate manuscripts for publication. Editors have the right to reject the manuscripts without peer-review when the manuscript:
a) is on a topic outside the scope of the Journal,
b) lacks technical merit,
c) exhibits narrow regional scope and significance,
d) presents conflicting results,
e) is poorly written,
f) represents a case of scientific misconduct,
g) When the journal is overburdened with too many submissions, editors have the right to reject manuscripts without peer review based on their perceived merit.


Ethical and plagiarism issues
🗸 All the studies should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and citations should be indicated in the text.
🗸 Authors should check the manuscript with plagiarism programs and send a similarity report via submission system.
🗸 Ethical reports must be submitted by the author, when necessary.

Submission checklist
Please carefully check this list no to lose your time:
🗸First and/or the corresponding author do not have any accepted manuscript in Bee Studies within the last 12 months.
🗸In the case of resubmitting rejected manuscripts in Bee Studies, changes and point-by-point responses to the reviewers' comments are provided in the Cover Letter section
🗸Copyright Release Form is enclosed, completed and signed by all the authors (in pdf or jpeg format)
🗸English Title, Abstract and Keywords are provided
🗸The abstract does not exceed 250 words
🗸Three to five keywords (not presented in the title) are listed below the abstract.
🗸Spelling and grammar checks have been completed
🗸The main document is 1,5 spaced throughout, with 25 mm margins including Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References
🗸Font and font size is 12 pt Times New Roman, 1,5 spaced throughout the manuscript
🗸All abbreviations and acronyms are defined at first mention
🗸The main document does not contain names and institutions (in line with the double-blind review system)
🗸Title page contains names of authors, written in full (NOT abbreviated)
🗸Title page contains author address(es), provided in English
🗸ORCID links are added to the title page.
🗸Acknowledgements are provided on the title page
🗸The per cent sign appears without space after the number (e.g., 53%) and not before (e.g., NOT %53)
🗸Decimals are indicated by decimal points and not by commas (e.g., 10.24 NOT 10,24)
🗸Latin terms such as species’ names are in italics (e.g., Apis mellifera)
🗸Degree symbols are inserted from the Symbols menu and are not the superscript letter 'o' or number '0'
🗸Multiplication symbol is used (×) and not small "x" letters
🗸Spaces are inserted between numbers and units (e.g. 3 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, ?, ×, =, <, >) but not between numbers and per cent symbols (e.g. 45%)
🗸Significant level symbol; ‘P< or P>’ is in italics and upper case
🗸High-quality figures are enclosed (if any)
🗸Figures are referred to consecutively in the paper (if any)
🗸Tables are referred to consecutively in the paper (if any)
🗸Unpublished references (project reports, etc.) are not referred to or cited
🗸References are listed in alphabetical order in the style shown in the instructions
🗸References are cited in the text according to APA-6
🗸DOI Links of references are indicated (if available)
🗸Full names of journal titles are provided in the reference list (NOT abbreviated)
🗸All pages and lines are numbered
🗸Sections are not numbered
🗸Tables and figures, if applicable, must be included in the main document.

🗸Authors are expected to read ethical rules and prepare all the studies in accordance with ethical rules.

🗸Authors should check the manuscript with plagiarism programs and submit a similarity report via submission system.

🗸Ethical reports must be submitted by the author, when necessary


Changes to authorship
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.


After Acceptance
Once the manuscript is accepted for publishing in Bee Studies, authors will receive an e-mail notification with all necessary information on further steps in the publishing process.