Writing Rules

To be reviewed for possible publication in Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Studies (JMAPS) all authors must follow the instructions below and submit their manuscript via the submission system at:
All articles are refereed. Papers submitted to the journal must not previously have been published nor submitted for publication to any other journal.

The copyright transfer form of the manuscripts should also be uploaded as scanned after it has been filled and signed. Articles whose copyrights are not transferred will not be evaluated. You can find the copyright transfer form from the list in the Explore section of the journal homepage.

Submissions should follow the tables, figures, quotations and references format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). For matters of style not covered in this publication the Style Manual for Authors, Editors (7th ed.) should be consulted.
• Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
• Documents should be 1.15-line spaced with margins of 2.5 cm on the left, right, top and bottom.
• Manuscripts should be typewritten on A4 (21x29.7) or US Letter bond paper, one side only.
• Paragraph values: indentation should be 0 cm on the left and right and space should be 0 nk before and 6 nk after.
Font should be Palatino Linotype and font sizes should be 12 pt. on the body text. Underlining font sizes should be 10 pt. and italics.
Section headings: Heading 1 should be flush left, bold, and be written in all capital letters, the Heading 2 should be flush left, bold, and title case heading, sub-headings (Heading 3) should be flush left, bold italic, title case heading.
• Section headings should be identified by Arabic numbers followed by a dot. All main words should be capitalized. Subheadings should be identified by Arabic numbers followed by a dot, e.g. 2.1, 2.2, etc.
• Uncommon abbreviations and acronyms should be explained. Do not use underlining except to indicate italics. Full stops should not be used in abbreviations or acronyms (e.g., NSW).
Use single quotation marks to introduce a word or phrase used as an ironic comment, as slang, or which has been coined. Use quotation marks the first time the word or phrase is used; do not use them again. Do not use quotation marks to introduce a technical or key term. Instead, italicize the term.
Front /Title page: under the title of the article only the names, affiliations, and ORCID ID of the author(s) appear. Qualifications, present appointments, and postal and e-mail addresses should be given in a separate section on the front page labelled ‘Address for correspondence’. A word count and suggested running head of no more than 50 characters including spaces should also be provided. If the Author(s) do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit ORCID homepage to learn more.
Abstract: At the beginning of the study, after the title of the article, an abstract of 250 words or less should be written explaining the purpose, method and results of the article.
Papers should be in English. Nevertheless, articles written in Turkish, the extended abstract should be written between 800 and 1200 words, after the short abstract in English, and should consist of introduction, method, conclusions and suggestions.
Text: The text of submissions, including abstract, body of the paper, and references (but not including title page), is no longer than 35 pages total.
Tables, figures, and images should be at the end of the related paragraph in the manuscript. Tables, figures, and images also should be center-aligned in page. Also, text and figures should be 11 font size in there. At the same time, photographs, graphs and figures should be prepared to the correct size (max. width up to 160 mm) and each one supplied as an individual file, separate to the manuscript Word file. Include placement instructions in the Word document, such as Table 1. Demographic characteristics or Figure 1. Research model’.
• Figures created in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint need to be saved as Microsoft Word. They need also be saved as a separate PDF document.
• Figures created in a drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Freehand, Microsoft Publisher or similar should be saved as EPS (encapsulated postscript) files.
• Figures created in Photoshop or with other photographic software should be saved as line art (artwork that has only text and lines, no shades of grey or blocks of colour) with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi and in TIF format. Minimum resolution for scanned graphics is 300 dpi for halftone work (e.g. photographs) and 600 dpi for line art, and these should also be in TIF format.
• Manuscripts that contain equations created with LaTeX or similar specialist software need to be supplied as a PDF file as well as a Microsoft Word document.
• Prior to sending artwork, the separate files of figures, graphs, illustrations, etc. should be printed by the author to test that the fonts have been embedded correctly and there is no distortion in the artwork (e.g., lines and fonts reproduce cleanly with no jagged lines or fuzzy edges), as any such faults cannot be corrected by the publisher.
• Preferred media for delivery: e-mail as attachments. If your artwork does not meet these guidelines, it may be returned to you.
Footnotes: Do not use any footnotes. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum and listed at the end of the text under the centered heading ‘Endnotes’. Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the article with a separate heading.
Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission.
References and citations should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
Examples of citations are:
The theory was first propounded in 1971 (Sancar, 1971). Sancar (1971) was the first to propound the theory.
Examples of references are:
Sözbilir, F. (2021). Development and validation of an Industry 4.0 adaptation potential scale (4IRAPS). Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 27(3), 704-721. https://doi.org/10.3846/tede.2021.14513
Stein, C. M., Morris, N. J., & Nock, N. L. (2012). Structural equation modelling. In R. Elston, J. Satagopan, & S. Sun (Eds.), Statistical human genetics: Methods and protocols. Methods in molecular biology (pp. 495–512). Switzerland AG: Springer Nature.
Authors are expected to check the accuracy of all references and citations in the manuscript before submission.
Funding Statement
Authors must include a Funding Statement in their title page. Within this statement, please provide details of the sources of financial support for all authors, including grant numbers, for example: “Funding Statement: This work was supported by the Artvin Coruh University (grant number XXXXXXX)”. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma and a space. Where research was funded by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semi-colon, with ‘and’ before the final funder. Grants held by different authors should be identified as belonging to individual authors by the authors’ initials.
For example, ‘This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust (A.B., grant numbers XXXX, YYYY), (C.D., grant number ZZZZ); the Medicinal-Aromatic Plants Application and Research Center (E.F., grant number FFFF); and the Natural Science and Technology Application and Research Center (A.B., grant number GGGG), (E.F., grant number HHHH).’ Where no specific funding has been provided for research, please provide the following statement ‘This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.’
Conflicts of Interest
Authors should include a Conflicts of Interest declaration in their title page. Conflicts of Interest are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on an author’s presentation of their work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual or personal relationships or situations. Conflicts of Interest do not necessarily mean that an author’s work has been compromised. Authors should declare any real or perceived Conflicts of Interest in order to be transparent about the context of their work. If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting the title page must include Conflicts of Interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors.
Example wording for your Conflicts of Interest declaration is as follows: “Conflicts of Interest: Author A is employed at company B. Author C owns shares in company D, is on the Board of company E and is a member of organisation F. Author G has received grants from company H.” If no Conflicts of Interest exist, your declaration should state “Conflicts of Interest: None”.
Ethical Standards
Where research involves human and/or animal experimentation, the following statements should be included (as applicable): “The authors assert that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional committees on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008.” and/or “The authors assert that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional guides on the care and use of laboratory animals.”
The policy of Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Studies (JMAPS) is that authors (or in some cases their employers) retain copyright and grant AACBT a license to publish their work. Authors must complete and return an author publishing agreement form as soon as their article has been accepted for publication; the journal is unable to publish without this. Please download the appropriate publishing agreement here.
All articles are open access and the form also sets out the Creative Commons license under which the article is made available to end users: a fundamental principle of open access is that content should not simply be accessible but should also be freely re-usable. Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) by default. This means that the article is freely available to read, copy and redistribute, and can also be adapted (users can “remix, transform, and build upon” the work) for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, as long as proper attribution is given. Authors can, in the publishing agreement form, choose a different kind of Creative Commons license (including those prohibiting non-commercial and derivative use) if they prefer.
English Language Editing
We suggest that authors whose first language is not English have their manuscripts checked by a native English speaker before submission. This is optional but will help to ensure that any submissions that reach peer review can be judged exclusively on academic merit. Please note that use of language editing services is voluntary, and at the author’s own expense. English language editing does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication.


All manuscripts published in the Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Studies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.