Writing Rules

Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form
Manuscript Template (Sample)

Instructions to Authors

The International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences (JAEFS) is published 4 times (March, June, September, and December) in a year as an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences is an open-access international e-journal. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences publishes, in English, full-length original research articles and review articles on various aspects of agriculture, environment and food Sciences like agronomy, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, animal science, plant science, horticulture, crop science, plant breeding, plant fertilization, plant protection, soil science, agricultural economics, sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, biological engineering, food science, food health and nutrition, husbandry, irrigation and water management, land use, entomology, environmental science, waste management, molecular biology, organic agriculture, plant physiology, plant breeding, veterinary.

All scientific contributions are assessed initially by the Editor-in-Chief. Those manuscripts failing to reach the required priority rating, failing to comply with the instructions to authors, or not fitting within the scope of the journal are not considered further and are returned to authors without detailed comments. It should be noted that rebuttals that challenge rejections based on priority and/or scope alone will rarely be successful since such a decision is necessarily a matter of opinion.

All instances of publishing misconduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, data fabrication, image/data manipulation to falsify/enhance results, manipulation of the reviewing process, etc., will result in rejection/retraction of the manuscript.

All responsibility for the scientific content of the articles to be published in the journal belongs to the author(s). "Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form" and other required forms must be signed by all authors and uploaded to the journal's online application system as a separate supplementary file by the responsible author. All authors must be registered in the DergiPark online manuscript submission and tracking system (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs), and during the upload of the article to the system, the names, the institution's addresses, e-mail, and ORCID numbers of all authors must be entered in the metadata section. If any authors are not registered in the DergiPark system, the article is on hold, and the Editor is not appointed. In addition, the abstract and references of the article should be entered in the metadata section. If any mentioned information is missing, the article will be returned to the corresponding author to complete the information.

Ethical committee approval should be obtained for the studies on clinical or experimental in humans or animals and ethics committee reports should be attached when submitting the manuscript. Additionally, this approval should be stated in the article. After the acceptance of the manuscript, the authors, and the order of the authors cannot be changed.

After the reviewer evaluation, the articles that need revision are sent to the author/s electronically through the DergiPark system. The author/s should take into account the comments of the referee/s and explain the comments and criticisms one by one. They must also prepare a detailed explanation in case they disagree with the reviewers' criticism. The revisions of the articles that have passed the referee evaluations should be uploaded to the system with the correction list within 30 days at the latest, and the article revision process must be completed. The specified period may be extended by the author's request for additional time or by the decision of the Editor-in-Chief. Otherwise, the existing article is considered a newly submitted article. Before making the final decision, the Editor-in-Chief reviews the revisions and corrections made by the author/s and makes the final decision on whether to publish the article.

Manuscripts meeting the requirements will be peer-reviewed on the criteria of originality and quality. Authors may suggest up to three potential referees as optional. Please provide their email addresses, institution, and academic title. If the decision following review is "reject subject to major revision", a revised version may be submitted, but if major issues with the revised version are still identified by the reviewers, it will then be rejected outright. On acceptance, papers may be subjected to editorial changes. Responsibility for the factual accuracy of a paper rests entirely with the author.

Statement of Ethics in Research and Publication

The publication of peer-reviewed articles in agreement with the rules of Ethical Principles and Publication Policy (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/policy) is an essential model for the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

The journal's ethical statements are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Editorial policy statements.

International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences endorses the Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Guidelines rules and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct. Additionally, this journal is following of COPE and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/2032/submission/step/manuscript/new. Manuscripts submitted via any other medium and submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be evaluated.

The style of the manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition (journal revision).

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.

Authors are required to submit the following documents;
1) Manuscript File

You can download the Manuscript Template (Sample) https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/12763 

2) Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form

You can download the Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/28916 

This form should be filled out completely, including original signatures, scanned and submitted electronically.
The authors in different institutions, however, may prepare separate forms, sign, and submit to the Journal.

3) Similarity Report

The iThenticate similarity report should be uploaded to the system during application. The acceptable similarity index score is %24 for the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences. 

4) Ethic Committee Approval
You can download the Ethic Committee Approval https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/journal-file/28948

Studies requiring ethics committee permission are listed below. When uploading your manuscript to the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences (JAEFS), you must upload the Ethics Committee Permission document along with your paper file. If your study is not included in the study group requiring ethics committee approval, you must sign the declaration form indicating this situation and state the situation in the text of the paper.

Studies Requiring Ethics Committee Permission
• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, observation, experimentation, interview techniques.
• Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical studies on humans,
• Research on animals,
• Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on protection of personal data
• Stating that "informed consent form" was obtained in case presentations,
• Obtaining and specifying permission from the owners for the use of scales, surveys and photographs belonging to others,
• Stating that the copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used

Manuscript Structure

The manuscript should be organized in the following sequence
Name(s) and Surname(s) of Author(s)
Affiliation(s) of Author(s)
Corresponding Author
Material and Methods
Results and Discussion
Compliance with Ethical Standards

Preparation of the Manuscript

Manuscripts should be prepared as a Microsoft Word file.

Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman font 10 pt, single line space.

A 2.5 cm margin on both sides of the page is desirable.

Special words do not underline; use italics instead. Weights and measures must be expressed in the SI unit (metric) system, and temperatures in the Celsius (centigrade) scale.

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose a conflict of interest (Compliance with Ethical Standards).

Manuscript preparation is similar to original research articles and review articles.

Use bold 14-point Times Roman font.
Use title lowercase.
Make title in centered.

Name(s) and surname(s) of author(s)
Use centered, bold 10-point Times Roman font.

Affiliation(s) of author(s)
Use centered, bold 10-point Times Roman font.

The abstract body is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.
Each article is to be preceded by a succinct abstract, of up to 300 words, that highlights the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of the paper. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

About five Keyword or phrases in order of importance, separated by commas and typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.

The introduction body is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.
This should define the problem and, if possible, the frame of existing knowledge.
Please ensure that people not working in that particular field will be able to understand the intention.

Materials and Methods
The materials and methods body is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.

Results and Discussion
The results and discussion body is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.
Results should be clear and concise and give the significance of the results of the work. Data must not be repeated in figures and tables.
Discussion should interpret the results in reference to the problem outlined in the introduction and of related observations by the author/s or others.

The conclusion body is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt.
A conclusion should be added if results and discussion are combined.

Tables and Figures
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards
This research study complies with research and publishing ethics. The scientific and legal responsibility for manuscripts published in JAEFS belongs to the author(s).
Conflict of interest
Statement of the conflict of interest to the manuscript should be specified in this section.
Author contribution
The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section.
Ethical approval
Ethics Committee Approval and its number should be given by stating the institution name which gave the ethical approval.
The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Data availability
Data availability to the manuscript should be specified in this section.
Consent for publication
Consent for publication to the manuscript should be specified in this section.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, advice, or other kinds of assistance should be placed in a separate section before the References. If the work has been presented in a conference or scholarly meeting, it should be mentioned here.

They should be grouped at the end of the manuscript in surname order of appearance.
Use lowercase, 10 Times New Roman font for References.

The references must be written in alphabetical order by authors’ names,
with the following elements:

In the text, references should be cited in brackets and sorted chronologically. Cite references in the text as author‘s surname should be followed by the year of the publication in parentheses (Ozdemir 2023; Cebeci and Ozdemir 2022). Use et al. after the first author’s family name for citations with three or more authors (Ozdemir et al. 2023). For citations of the same authors published on the same year, use letters after the year (Cebeci 2009a).

The references should be listed alphabetically based on author’s surnames, and chronological per author. Names of journals should be in full titles rather than the abbreviations. Avoid using citations of abstract proceedings.

References should be organized according to the APA system.

Examples and exceptions are listed below;

Journal Articles
Surname, N., Surname, N., Surname, N. (Year). The full title of the article. Journal full title, volume, and issue, first and last page. DOI number.

Kaya, G. (2023). The sensitivity of radish cultivars to high temperatures during germination and seedling growth stages . International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences, 7 (2), 298-304. https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2023.2.7 

Kesim, H. & Yıldıztekin, M. (2023). The biological activity features and mineral element analyses of some Inula L. species exhibit natural spread in Mugla (Turkiye). International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences, 7 (2), 316-325 . https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2023.2.9 

Tokatlı Demirok, N., Alpaslan, M. & Yıkmış, S. (2023). Some lactobacillus, leuconostoc and acetobacter strains in traditional turkish yoghurt, cheese, kefir samples as a probiotic candidate. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences, 7 (2), 326-334 . https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2023.2.10 

Karagözoğlu, Y., Alayunt, N. Ö. & Parlak, A. E. (2023a). Total secondary metabolites and heavy metal profile of some medicinal plants frequently consumed as winter tea. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences, 7 (2), 335-344. https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2023.2.11 

Article in Turkish
Ozdemir, G., & Tangolar, S. (2023). Organik gübre uygulamalarının bazı üzüm çeşitlerinin verim ve kalitesi üzerine etkileri. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences, 7 (2), 326-334 (in Turkish). https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2028.1.1 

Surname, N., Surname, N. (Year). Title of the contribution. In: Title of the book or proceeding. Volume (Publisher, City, first and last page

Ozdemir, G. (2023). Organic viticulture. Dicle University Press.
Cebeci, Z., & Ozdemir, G. (2023). Organic agriculture. Turkiye Agricultural Association.
Turkish Agricultural Association. (2023). Approaches to the study of agricultural structure. Dicle Press.
Cebeci, Z. (Ed.). (2023). Non-Parametric Statistical Analysis with R. Abaküs Press.
Ozdemir, G., Cebeci, Z., & Kara, C. (2023). L'Hevsel à Amida- Diyarbakır: Études et réhabilitation de jardins mésopotamiens. In: Z. Manley, & A. Ozdemir (Eds.), Organic agriculture (pp. 1325-1428). Edit Publishing.

Surname, N., Surname, N. (Year). Title of the contribution. In: Title of the book or proceeding. Volume, publisher, city, first and last page

Tangolar, S., Özdemir, G., Ekbiç, H.B., Tangolar, S.G., Dikkaya, Y.R. (2012). Research on adaptation of some American rootstocks grown under Northern Cyprus conditions. XXXV World Congress of Vine and Wine 10th General Assembly of The O.I.V. 18-22 June, İzmir, pp. 234-265.

Surname, N. (Year). Title of the thesis, University and Faculty, City. pages.

Ozdemir, G. (2005). Organic grape growing. Çukurova University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Horticulture, PhD Thesis, Adana, Turkiye, 128 pp.

Internet Sources
FAO (2013). Classifications and standards. Retrieved in June, 19, 2023 from http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-standards/en/ 

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