Volume: 5 Issue: 2, 12/31/22

Year: 2022

JAN is the publication of the "Apitherapy and Nature Research Group" established within the (https://avesis.ktu.edu.tr/arastirma-grubu/apiterapivedoga) Karadeniz Technical University.

The Journal Aims:

The Journal of Apitheraphy and Nature is a journal in the field of science and published electronically 2 times a year by Turkish Journal Park Academic and accepts English-language original articles and letters to the editor concerning various fields of research.

The Journal research areas are;

·          Apitherapy

·          Nature Sciences

·          Honey

·          Food Science and Technology

·          Pollen

·          Food Safety

·          Propolis

·          Food Toxicology

·          Royal Jelly

·          Chemistry

·          Bee Venom

·          Medical and Aromatic Plants

·          Bee Bread

·          Clinic

·          Apilarnil

·          Environment

·          Api-Air

·          Biotechnology

·          Queen Larvae

·          Biology

·          Bee Brain

·          Cancer

·          Bee Wax

·          Pharmacology

·          Forestry                           

·          Drug Design

·          Forest Product

·          Other Related Studies on Apitherapy

·          Non-Wood Forest Product

·          Other Related Studies on Nature

The editor may invite reviews covering recent developments in particular fields of interest. Contribution is open to researchers of all nationalities

The Journal of Apitheraphy and Nature is indexed by the following databases.


Submission Process
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Internet to the Journal of Apitheraphy and Nature through the online system for Journal Park Academic at https://dergipark.org.tr/jan . You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files.
There are no page charges.
Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been published and are not going to be considered for publication elsewhere.
The Copyright Transfer form should fill up online after acceptance of the manuscript via e-mail to journal’s technical assistant. The form is available on journal web.
No additions can be made later by the authors on the articles decided to be published. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions for authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal.
Manuscripts Presentation
Please read author guidelines first. You can find more detail in JAN article template.
Please do not write author information for the first submitted version of the manuscript. Instead, please upload a title page as a separate file. In this file, the names of the authors, institutional informations, e-mail addresses and ORCID numbers should be given. Also please specify the corresponding author for the manuscript.
Materials and Method/Methods (Area descriptions, Study materials, e.g. should be cited as subheadings)
Results and Discussion
Recommendations or Conclusions
All tables and figures (graphs, charts, photographs, drawings, etc.) should be numbered consequentially in the order of their citation (e.g., Table 1, Figure 2).The tables and figures should have a brief heading indicating the content.
Heading and footnotes of the tables should be Times New Roman font with 10 point.
Manuscripts should be written 1.5 space on A4 sized typing paper with 2,5 cm all margins.
· Text should be prepared using Microsoft Word Processor with Times New Roman font and 12 point size.
· The manuscripts should be divided into following parts. Main parts should be numbered sequentially (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Method/Methods etc.) and subparts should be numbered 1.1, 1.2., etc. Do not number Acknowledgements and References parts.
Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered.
Cover Letter
Please indicate title of manuscript and authors. You may briefly explain your study. You should suggest minimum three referee who have similar studies on related work.
Title Information
The first page of your manuscript should be a title information containing the type of paper; the title (Furfural Contents and Some Physical and Chemical Properties of Raisins) The title should be as short as possible, but give adequate information regarding the contents. Title must be written on the center with bold 14 font size.
Abstract and Keywords
A brief, informative English and Turkish abstract, not exceeding 300 words, should be typed in 12 font size. The abstract should not contain citations. Immediately following the abstract, authors should provide not exceeding 6 English and Turkish keywords or phrases that reflect content of the article. Acronyms should be avoided. Also, if applicable, you can seperately present your abstract as graphical abstract. The journal costlessly give Turkish abstract translation service for foreign searchers’ manuscript.
Main Text
Main headings and subheadings should be informative, must be typed in capital, bold 12 font size.
This part should include the topic and importance of the manuscript and prior works and not contain the findings or the conclusions.
Material and Methods
· The materials and clinical, technical, or experimental methods utilized for the research should be described clearly and concisely.
· When applicable to the research, statistical procedures should be given in sufficient information.
· Previously published articles about the methods should be specified with appropriate references.
· Brand names and company locations should be supplied for all mentioned equipment, instruments, chemicals, etc.
Results and Discussion
This section contain not only findings but also comments. Results can be supports by tables, figures, graphics etc., if necessary. Results should be compare with other studies and discuss similarity and distinction.
Latin Terms and Symbols, Units, Abbreviations
Please add the Symbols menu of Word if symbols such as ×, µ, η, or ν are used. Degree symbols (°) must be used from the Symbol menu, not superscripted letter o or number 0. Multiplication symbols must be used (×), not the letter x. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 5 mL) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =, ), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 27%). Use the dot for decimal units (e.g. 16.07). Please use SI units. All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention. Latin terms such as et al., in vitro, in situ (except microorganisms’ name) should not be italicised.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be inserted directly into the manuscript, close to where they are referenced.
Ø For example:
Table 1. Physicochemicals properties of the samples.
· Caption of the figures, drawings and graphs should be Times New Roman font with 10 point and be placed below figure, drawing or graph. The figure legends should be given within the figure. It should have the same type and size of lettering that appear in the rest of the figure.
Ø For example:
Figure 2. Classification of phenolic compounds.
· The font type and size used in the table should be Times New Roman and 12 points.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. may be placed in a separate section before the references section. The names of funding organisations should be written in full.
References should be arranged in accordance with the most recent of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. It may consist some differences from this style. Please read following examples.
You may visit the following links for APA style:
Basics of APA Style Tutorial; (http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm)
APA Formatting and Style Guide; (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)
Mini-Guide to APA 6th for Referencing, Citing, Quoting (http://library.manukau.ac.nz/pdfs/apa6thmini.pdf)
All references should be cited both in the text and the references list.
Citations in the text:
References in the text should be identified as the last name(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication with a comma between them in parentheses.
Ø For example: (Yildiz, 2013) or (Bilek & Yaygaz, 2014)
When the citations of two or more studies in the same parentheses, the references should be cited alphabetically by author’s surnames and chronologically for each author.
Ø For example: (Bilek & Yaygaz, 2014; Er, 2014; Yildiz, 2013)
When an article has three to five authors, all the authors’ surnames should not be listed. It should be included only the first author’s surname followed by ‘et al.’ for all references.
When citing more than one publication of the same author(s) in the same year, the references should be cited by the letters a, b, etc. after the year (e.g. Kolayli et al., 2011a, 2011b).
Reference Lists:
Some examples from various reference types are shown as below:
Journal Article:
Turkut, G. M., Cakmak, H., Kumcuoglu, S., & Tavman, S. (2016). Effect of quinoa flour on gluten-free bread batter rheology and bread quality. Journal of Cereal Science, 69, 174-181.
Gul, O., Mortas, M., Dervisoglu, M., Er, M., Atmaca, M., & Atalar, I. (2016). Furfural contents and some physical and chemical properties of raisins. Academic Food Journal, 14(3), 235-241.
When the number of authors is 7 or less in the reference, all authors should be included in reference lists. When there are more than 7 authors; the first 6-10 authors’ names should be listed, all subsequent authors except the last should be omitted and replaced with an ellipsis points (...), then the name of the last author should be added.
Ø For Example:
Steel, J., Youssef, M., Pfeifer, R., Ramirez, J. M., Probst, C., Sellei, R., ... Pape, H. C. (2010). Health-related quality of life in patients with multiple injuries and traumatic brain injury 10+ years postinjury. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 69(3), 523-531.
Adams, W., Schiraldi, J., & Negi, A. D. (1998). Applications of Nanotechnology in Environmental Science. Sydney, Australia: Green Guide.
Hayes, D., & Chander, T. (2006). Natural Antioxidant Agents (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA, USA: Alfa.
Chapter of a Book:
de Ancos, B., Colina-Coca, C., González-Peña, D., & Sánchez-Moreno, C. (2015). Bioactive compounds from vegetable and fruit by-products. In V. K. Gupta, & M. G. Tuohy (Eds.),Biotechnology of Bioactive Compounds: Sources and Applications (pp. 1-36). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
AOAC. (1995). Total, soluble, and insoluble dietary fiber in foods. In G. W. Latimer, & W. Horwitz (Eds.), Official methods of analysis (16th ed., pp. 7-10). Gaithersburg, MD: AOAC International.
Er, M. (2014). Bioactive properties of blueberry extracted with ultrasonic methods and usage in kefir manufacture (Master's Thesis). Available from Council of Higher Education and Theses database. (Thesis No. 374111)
Conference proceedings:
Dizman, S., Yildiz, O., Er, M., Degirmenci, A., Turkut, G. M., & Kolayli, S. (2017). The determination of the radioactıve ray absorption capacity of hazelnut kernel discs. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Hazelnut (pp. 105-117). Samsun, Turkey.
Hagerman, A. E. (2002). Tannin chemistry. Retrieved March 25, 2016 from http://www.users.muohio.edu/hagermae/tannin.pdf
In text referance: e.g. (Hagerman, 2002)
Anonymous. (2005). Acrylamide in food. Retrieved November 01, 2008 from http://www.fao.org/es/esn/jecfa.
In text referance: e.g. (Anonymous, 2005)
Online Newspaper Articles:
Browne, R. (2010, March 21). This brainless patient is no dummy. The Sydney Morning Herald, p. 7.
Meier, B. (2013, January 1). Energy drinks promise edge, but experts say proof is scant. The New York Times, p. 1. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
Studies that are not prepared in accordance with the rules above will not be considered for evaluation.

Publishing Ethics

Apitherapy and Nature journal is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal established to publish qualified scientific articles in the fields of Apitherapy, Natural Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Food Safety, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Chemistry, Forest Products. It is published electronically with free access. Peer-reviewed articles are studies that ensure the application of the scientific methods therefore, the "Principles of Publication Ethics" specified below must be followed by the editors, authors, referees and readers. If situations such as the manipulation, distortion and use of fabricated data used in the articles are detected, this situation will be reported to the institution where the article author works, and the article will be rejected.

The ethical principles and rules below have been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the 'Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (https://publicationethics.org/)).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Ethical responsibilities of the author(s) applying for an article to the journal Apitherapy and Nature:
• The articles submitted to the journal must be original studies that are suitable for the specified fields of study.
• Original studies should be submitted to the journal. In the event that an article is sent to the journal, the corresponding author is deemed to have declared that the studies and results have not been published elsewhere or have not been sent for publication.
• Authors cannot submit their study to more than one journal at the same time.
• Authors are required to state and disclose the conflict of interest situation in the articles.
• They should correctly cite the sources they used while writing the article.
• During the review process of articles, authors may be asked to provide raw data. In such a case, the author(s) should be prepared to submit such data and information.

• Ethics committee approval should be obtained for studies on clinical and experimental humans and animals that require an ethics committee decision in scientific articles submitted to the journal, and this approval should be stated and documented. 

The authors acknowledge that the study is entirely original and that the work of others is appropriately cited in the text with necessary permissions. Authors should avoid plagiarism. It is recommended to check the article using suitable software such as Ithenticate and CrossCheck. Responsibility for this issue lies entirely with the authors. All submitted articles are controlled by the journal management in this way, and articles with a similarity ratio of more than 25% are not published.

Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
• Reviewers are asked to examine the articles in detail, impartially and confidentially.
• Referees are only required to review articles related to their area of expertise.
• Referees are required to fill in the Reviewer Evaluation Form for the articles they evaluate. In this form, the referees are required to state their decision on whether the article they are evaluating is publishable or not, and the reasons for their decision.
• Reviewers cannot contact the authors directly. Review forms and comments of the article are sent to the authors by the editor.
• The style of the referees should be constructive and courteous, and personal comments such as hostility, slander and insults should be avoided.
• If any conflict of interest is noticed, the referee should notify the editor and refuse to review the article.
• Submitted works cannot be used by the referees for any purpose until the evaluation process is completed.
• Reviewers should evaluate the article in a timely manner and according to the above-mentioned ethical rules.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors, Assistant Editors and Field Editors
• Editors are responsible for evaluating publication policies, journal objectives, and the journal's international standards.
• The editor should make an effort to match the published articles with the knowledge and skills of the journal readers.
• The editor is obliged to continuously strive to increase the quality of the journal and contribute to its development.
• Editors should select referees according to their subjects and professions, and should ask the referees to evaluate the articles in accordance with their knowledge and expertise.
• Editors should ensure that there is no conflict of interest between reviewers and authors.
• Editors must comply with blind review and keep the identities of reviewers/authors confidential.
• Editors ensure that members of the editorial board and referees evaluate articles impartially and independently.
• The editor is required to convey to the referees all necessary information regarding the referee evaluation process and what the referees are expected to do.
• Editors are obliged to give a clear and enlightening response to the complaints of reviewers, authors and readers.
• Editors should always be willing to issue corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.
• The Editor or field editors are responsible for deciding which of the submitted works should be published.

Unethical Behavior
• If you encounter an unethical situation, content or behavior that does not comply with the ethical responsibilities outlined above, please report it by e-mail to the following address: oktayyildiz@ktu.edu.tr

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