Writing Rules

Author Guidelines

Within the scope of the journal, original research articles and reviews in Turkish and English are published in all branches of Science and Engineering. The articles are sent to the editor online and are processed begin. The authors are fully responsible for the scope and content of the articles. The submitted article should not be published elsewhere or be in the publishing stage. By sending the article to the journal, the responsible author is deemed to have accepted that his article has not been published elsewhere before. The articles are published in English or Turkish. However, the article must include a Turkish or English abstract. Briefly, it should include the introduction, material and method, results, and discussion topics. In the writing of the articles sent to the journal for consideration, attention should be paid to research and publication ethics by complying with the National Ethics and International Ethical RulesCopyrights of the articles accepted to be published in our journal are deemed to be transferred to the journal.

In order to start the evaluation process of the articles sent to the journal, a participation fee will be requested as a contribution to the digital printing, typesetting processes, journal staff fee, and the purchase of the DOI number. This fee will be requested regardless of the acceptance/rejection condition of the article.

1. Title Page

1.1 Title

The title should be written using bold type and Times New Roman font size 12 with the first capital letters of words and center-aligned. The title should be concise and informative, yet the number of words in the title should be limited to those words that highlight the significant content of the article.

1.2 Author Information

Leaving one line after title, name(s) of author(s) should be written using bold type Times New Roman font size 11 with capital letters for the first letters of the words with center-aligned, adding superscript numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3) at the end of the last name of each author. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk.

1.3 Special Note

Additional information about the article (conference information, derivation from the thesis, etc.) is expected to be stated here.

1.4 Supporting Institution, Project No, and Acknowledgment

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. thanks should be included. The names of the funding organizations and granting organizations should be written in full.

2. Main Text

The main body of the text should comprise “Introduction”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results and Discussion” and “Conclusion” sections and should be prepared in single-spaced throughout the article using Times New Roman font size 10 and justified. One line after each section should be left and text should be started leaving one line after section headings.

Introduction: It should contain the problem being researched, give an overview of earlier studies on the subject, and define the state of current studies. Please also state briefly and clearly the purpose of writing the article.

Materials and Methods: This section should present materials used in the study and the research procedure in detail.

Results and Discussion: The results of the study and the discussion should be grouped together, although sometimes, these sections are to be separate chapters. Results and Discussion should contain synthesis and discussion concerning previous studies on the subject. The corresponding tables and pictures should be provided in this section. However, the same data must not be displayed in two ways, e.g. graphically and in a table.

Conclusion: This section should summarize the main findings and also link to the recommendations.

Main section headings and subheadings should be written using bold type Times New Roman size 11 with capital letters for the first letter of each word in headings. The headings should be numbered consecutively (i.e. 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Methods, 2.1 Study Area …). The sub-headings should be limited to three levels.

Scientific names in the article (such as plant and animal names) should be in italics. Internationally accepted signs and symbols should be used for units (SI units). Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section at the end of the main text before the reference list. The names of funding organizations and grant-awarding bodies should be written in full.

3. Tables and Figures

All tables and figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and always be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order (i.e. Figure 1, Table 1 …). Tables and figures should be embedded in proper places in the text. The table and figure captions are to be written in Times New Roman font size 10. Any previously published material should be identified by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the captions.

The content of the tables and figures should be in a Times New Roman font size 10. Figure parts are to be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c …).

By 2022, the names of tables and figures must be presented in both Turkish and English in all articles.

4. References

The references should only include works that are cited in the article and that are published or accepted for publication. Unpublished results and information obtained through articles and personal communications are not recommended for use as reference. The printed stage in the resources, if any, should be given a DOI number.  References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses. 

Reference entries should be listed in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author of each work. All references cited and reference’s name of the author, journal name/book title, section title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapters, and paging should be available. Abbreviated journal names and book titles can be used in references. URLs for the references should be provided if they are available.

It is recommended to use the APA format for reference notation. For more information, you can visit the relevant page (https://apastyle.apa.org/).

5. Article Submission Process

The studies that are compulsory to be submitted in accordance with the templates of our journal and which are not found suitable in the preliminary examination will be rejected. The spelling rules and requirements are included in the content of the templates and APA style should be used in the bibliography. 

Since our journal follows the blind referee evaluation processes, from the article template; author name-surname, institution and address information, arrival and acceptance dates, DOI, and citation sections should be deleted. Then the content of the text in the template, tables, and figures, etc. It is very important and mandatory to load it without spoiling.

During the upload of your publications, the output of the iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software program (plagiarism reports) is examined and publications above 20% are rejected. It is very important for authors to cite close or related articles among the publications of our journal in their articles. The article evaluation process of the journal is between 2 and 5 months for each article, depending on the referee evaluations due to the intensity experienced. It is very important that our authors prepare the following files and name them according to the directive:

After preparing the full text of the article over the template, in the form of fulltext_blind (author information removed),
In the fulltext_similarity form of the iThenticate report for the article,
By signing the copyright form by all the authors and filling in the necessary contact parts, as copyright_right_form,
If the article requires ethics committee approval (see the relevant page), this document is in the form of ethics_committee_report and
In the Title Page section, information such as the names of the authors should be included and it should be named as title_page and loaded.

Articles should not exceed 20 pages in total. It is recommended that the authors watch Dergipark Help Videos when they have trouble uploading their works to the system.

6. Article Templates

Click here for Title Page.

Click for the research paper template

Click for the review article template - As of 2022, the review article will not be accepted as it will be done by the invitation method.

Click here for the copyright form.