Writing Rules

Helal ve Etik Araştırmalar Dergisi (HEAD)
Journal of Halal and Ethical Research (JHER)

Scientific Paper Writing Rules

Journal of Helal and Ethical Research publishes in bilingual (Turkish or English) scientific/academic refereed articles should be written in MS Word format by using Times New Roman font (12 pt), double-spaced and justified to both side. The page margins should be 4 cm from the top, 2.5 cm from the bottom, right and left sides. The page number should be given at the right bottom corner of each page and the manuscript lines should be numbered. Research and review articles should not exceed 25 pages or 10,000 words including tables and figures. It can be accessed to our journal template from this link https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/14829

The chapters in the articles should consist of Abstract, Turkish Abstract (Özet), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, References sections. ‘Acknowledgement’ section can be added if necessary. All titles of the manuscript must be bold and uppercase, and subtitles should be in lowercase and numbered properly. Only the first letters of the subtitles must be uppercase. 
Content and ranking of the article to be sent:
Article title should explain the article in the best way and should not exceeded 15 words. The title words should be all in uppercase except for conjunctions, and it should be written 14-pt, bold, centered. The supporting institutions and information such as project, thesis can be specified as a footnote. The footnote in the title should be indicated with “*”.
Author names and addresses; all authors, institutions and addresses should be given on the first page. The addresses should be given below the names of the authors and numbered clearly. Corresponding author and the information of telephone/e-mail should be written at the bottom of the first page as a footnote.
Abstracts should include the purpose, material-method, findings and results of the article briefly and should be written in both English and Turkish languages as a single paragraph (no longer than 250 words), Keywords should be added as 3-6 words below the abstracts.
Introduction should reveal the purpose of the study and emphasize the importance of the current literature.
Material and methods should be explained in a plausible detail.
Results and Discussion should present the research finding elaborately that were obtained in the study, and the results of the current study should be interpreted and discussed with literature.
Conclusion should summarize the results of the study and the suggestions for future studies should be addressed.
Acknowledgement: The persons, institutions and projects contributing to the work can be stated.
Graphs and figures in the article should be mentioned as “Figure”, tables and charts should also be given as “Chart”. Figures and Charts should be cited in the text, be numbered sequentially according to the order of transition, and abbreviations in each figures and charts should be explained at the bottom and written in 10-pt.
Units and Abbreviations; international standard units (SI system, System International d’Unites) should be used in measurement units within the text. In the expression of units, for example, instead of mg.mL-1, mg/mL should be preferred, and the use of ppm and ppb should not be preferred, instead mg/kg and μg/kg could be used respectively. 
• Abbreviations must be based on national and/or international standard units, and should be explained in parentheses at the first pass.
• Names of genus and species of microorganisms, plants and animals should be written in italics.
• Desimals should be represented with a dot, not a comma (e.g not 9,86; it must be 9.86). 
• In large numbers, e.g. thousands separations should be avoided (e.g 10 000 instead of 10,000 10000 or 10 thousand).
• Exponential numbers should be shown before and after the x sign representing the multiplication (e.g in case of 2.5x10-4).
The references must be cited in APA 6.0 (American Psychology Association) format.
In the reference list of the articles; author surnames, first litters of names, publication year, article title, journal name, volume, issue, page numbers, and doi numbers should be provided if possible. In the books; author surnames, first letters of names, publication year, book name in italics, press, place of press and ISBN numbers should be given. Examples:

Anonymous Issues: 
Anonymous, (2005). ISO 6658. Sensory analysis-methodology-general guidance. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva. 

Instutition Issues:
AOAC, (1990). Official Methods of Analysis AOAC. 15th Edition, Washington DC, the USA.

Ballin, N. Z. (2010). Authentication of meat and meat products. Meat Science, 86(3), 577e587.
Yetim, H., Ekici, L., Özcan, C., Öztürk, İ., Törnük, F., Karaman, S. (2017). Effects of some food juices and additives on some physichochemical, teztural, color, microbiological and sensory properties, of cemen paste. Journal of Food Processing Preservation 41 (3): 1-12, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12950
Book Chapters:
Fratamico, P.M. and Crawford, C.G. (1999). Detection by commercial particle-based assays. In: Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology, Robinson, R. K. (Ed.), Vol. 2, Academic Press, the UK, pp. 655-661.

Hammes, W.P. and Vogel, R.F. (1995). The genus Lactobacillus, B.J.B. Wood ve Holzapfel, W.H., ed. The Genera of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Boston, MA: Springer US, pp.19-54.

Samdani, G. (2018). Tocopherol regeneration by phospholipids in soybean oil-in-water emulsions: Effect of tocopherol homologue and emulsifier type. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Food Science Master Thesis, pg. 59, Massachusetts-USA.
Coşkun, Ö. (2018). Production of protein concentrates from oilseed and oil fruit meals and their utilization. Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Department of Food Engineering Master Thesis, pg. 154, Istanbul-Turkey.

Web pages:
ISO, (2001). How conformity assessment works. www.iso.ch/9000, Last accessed: 07.11.2019

Basrur, S. V. (2001). Genetically Engineered Foods. http://www.toronto.ca/health/hphe/pdf/ge_foods, Last accessed: 07.11.2019

EFSA, (2014). Chemical contaminants: Mycotoxins, https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/mycotoxins, Last accessed: 07.11.2019

References in the text should include the surnames of the authors and the publication year. In the references whose authors are unknown, should be defined as “Anonymous”. If there are more than two authors in a cited reference, “et al.” should be placed after the first author. Examples: … (Tarbell, 2008; Munaut and Van Hove, 2011; Yetim et al., 2016), Anonymous. 2015 and AOAC. 2014…

Copyright Transfer Form
Authors must fill in the Copyright Transfer Form when submitting their papers to the journal. It can be accessed to the related form from this link https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/16383

Ethics Committee Report
In studies requiring ethics committee permission, the information about the permission (name of the board, date and number) must be included in Material and Method section.

Authors’ ORCID Numbers
Upon the recommendation of Dergipark, the international researcher identification number (ORCID) number has been made obligatory in our journal to prevent some problems arising from the authors' name similarities, surname changes or names written in Turkish characters. Our authors who do not currently have an ORCID number can easily get this number by registering for free from the link http://orcid.org . In the article, the ORCID number should be added below the e-mail information at the bottom of the first page. Example: https://orcid.org/0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx Note: If the number of authors is more than two, the ORCID numbers of the authors will be at the end of the article.


The journal of Halal and Ethical Research is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published. This journal has a Conflict of Interest policy in place and complies with international, national and/or institutional standards on research involving Human Participants and/or Animals and Informed Consent.
Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
Content published in this journal is peer reviewed (Double Blind).
The journal of Halal and Ethical Research is a peer-reviewed journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. Hence, by submitting an article to this journal author(s) agree to comply with the following Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Peer Review Process
The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts; one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
1. Originality and Plagiarism - All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and not evidence plagiarism.
2. Authorship of the Paper - Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions. Authors should make sure they have permissions for the use of software, questionnaires/(web) surveys and scales in their studies (if appropriate).
3. Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publication - Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
4. Acknowledgement of sources - Authors must properly and accurately acknowledge the work of others.
5. Disclosure and Conflicts of interest and financial support - authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript and acknowledge individuals or organizations that have provided financial support for research. All authors are requested to include information regarding sources of funding, financial or non-financial interests, study-specific approval by the appropriate ethics committee for research involving humans and/or animals, informed consent if the research involved human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the research involved animals.
6. Authors are strongly advised to ensure the author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors are all correct at submission. Adding and/or deleting authors during the revision stages is generally not permitted, but in some cases may be warranted. Reasons for changes in authorship should be explained in detail. Please note that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript.

The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may additionally be stated. Addresses will not be updated or changed after publication of the article.

Please note that author names will be published exactly as they appear on the accepted submission!

Author identification

Authors are recommended to use their ORCID ID when submitting an article for consideration or acquire an ORCID ID via the submission process and requested before the final proof or publication.

Editors Responsibilities
1. Publication Decisions - Editors are responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be reviewed or published.
2. Fair play - Editors should ensure the integrity of the publication review process. As such, editors should not reveal either the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.
3. Confidentiality - Editors must treat received manuscripts for review as confidential documents and must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
4. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest - Editors and any editorial staff must not use materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished) for their own research without the author’s written authorization.
5. Investigations – Editors shall conduct proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints.

Reviewers Responsibility
1. Confidentiality - Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
2. Standards of Objectivity - Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
3. Contribution to Editorial Decision - Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
4. Promptness - Reviewers should complete their reviews within a specified time frame.
5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest - Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Report on Ethics and Malpractice Issues
Editors (in conjunction with the Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University) will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised regarding a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will be investigated, even if it is discovered years after publication. If, on investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction, expression of concern or other note as may be relevant, will be informed to the relevant parties. This may include a formal notice published in the journal; a formal notice to the employer/institution/organization of the individual concerned; and a formal notice to relevant professional bodies of the misconduct committed.

Copyright Notice
By submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Halal and Ethical Research, authors agree to transfer copyright to the journal. However, authors may republish their work or grant others permission to republish it; in which case it should be accompanied by a proper acknowledgment that the work was originally published in the Journal of Halal and Ethical Research. The journal adopts CC-BY-NC licence which authors may also share and distribute their article anywhere of non-commercial website, social media and repositories immediately on publication.
Authors may also reuse the Abstract and Citation information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing that where possible a link is included back to the article on the journal site.

Journal Archiving
The Journal will ensure digital preservation of access to the journal content by the Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University Journal depository section at Halal and Ethical Research.
Manuscripts published in Halal and Ethical Research are deposited in Common Repository managed by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.
The journal of Halal and Ethical Research also allow authors to self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories. There is no embargo period as this journal is an open-access journal.

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