Author Guidelines

General Information
Commagene Journal of Biology accepts unpublished original research from all areas of biology as a research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, and etc. Review articles may be accepted after they have been evaluated by the editors in limited numbers in each issue.

Articles submitted to the journal will be checked against plagiarism with the help of any plagiarism software and the report should be submitted with the manuscript. Papers with any type of plagiarism will be rejected automatically and the authors lose the right to submit and publish manuscript to our journal. The editors reserve the right to move manuscripts from one category to another.

Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if they do not comply with the instructions to authors or are beyond the aim and scope of the journal. All manuscripts should be sent with the cover letter signed by all the authors. Manuscripts sent without the cover letter is not processed.

Preparation of the Manuscript
Manuscript, figures, and tables must be submitted as electronic version only by using the Turkish JournalPark Submission System.

Manuscript text should be processed with MS-Word (OpenOffice / Libre Office can be used but in this case, the file should be saved as .docx), typed throughout in letter quality with font size 12, Times New Roman, on A4 (210 x 297mm) paper, with margins of at 25mm on each side. Pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom, right-hand corner.

For all types of papers, the title page must contain; the title of the paper; name(s) of the author(s) and affiliations, ORCID ID, and the name and address of the corresponding author with contact information. Title page have to been upload as a separate page to dergipark system.

The tables and figures should be given on a separate page after the references.

Turkish and English manuscripts are acceptable. The abstract must be written in both languages. Turkish abstracts will be written by language editors of the journal if needed by foreign authors.
All of the manuscripts, including short notes, must contain at least 4-6 keywords, not included in the title of the Manuscript.

APA style should be followed in the writing of references (click for APA style guide)

Avoid quoting unpublished reports or thesis.

References should be ordered alphabetically at the end of the manuscript.

All illustrations, including photos and charts, must be labeled as Figures and should be cited in the relevant section.

Tables must be sent both in the Word file and as separate files Excel formats.

Authors may suggest 5 scholars (with their names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses) in their relevant fields – at least two of whom should be from another country than the country of origin of the authors. Editors may not prefer recommended referees.

The authors have to edit the article according to the pre-check file before uploading the article to the system. Articles that are not prepared according to the journal rules are rejected without being evaluated.

The Structure of the Manuscript
1.Title page (title, authors full name, authors affiliation, corresponding author) should be upload as a separate file from the main MS
2. Abstract page (Title, Abstract, keywords);
3. The main text of the manuscript (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result, Discussion)
4. Acknowledgments
5. References
6. Table and figure captions following the tables and figures.

Abstract: All type of manuscripts, including short notes must contain abstract of minimum 50, maximum 250 words and should summarize the essential results and conclusions.

Keywords: It must contain 4-6 keywords that are not included in the title of the Manuscript.

Introduction: It must be a concise description of the background, rationale, aims and specific objectives of the paper.

Materials and methods: This section should provide enough information to permit repetition of the experiment and/or fieldwork. The technical description of study methods should be given only if such methods are new; otherwise, a short presentation is enough.

The Results: This section must be a concise presentation of the finding of the study. Avoid the presentation of same information as text and/or figure and/or table.

Discussion: This section should deal with the significance of the results and their relationship to the aims of the paper. Also include how the findings of the paper will change, influence the state of our knowledge about the subject. It may be combined with the results section if necessary.

Short Notes: This type of paper is generally less than three to four manuscript pages. It should be produced as continuous text, preceded by an abstract of no more than 180 words.