Writing Rules

Submission Files

1. Manuscript Template- Click to Download

2. Copyright Release Form- Click to Download

3. Ethics Committee Permission Information Statement- Click to Download

4. Similarity Report-You can use Turnitin, iThenticate, intihal.net

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Marine and Life Sciences does not charge any article submission, processing, or publication fees.

Types of Paper

Original research papers; original full-length research papers which have not been published previously and should not exceed 8000 words or 30 manuscript pages (including tables and illustrations).

Review articles; on topical subjects and up to 10,000 words or 30 manuscript pages (including tables and figures).

Short communications; describing work that may be of a preliminary nature (preferably no more than 3000 or 10 manuscript pages including tables and figures).

Letters to the Editor; should be included on matters of topical interest and not exceeding 2000 words or 10 manuscript pages including tables and figures)

Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers must be written in English or Turkish. Prepare your text using word-processing software and save it in “.doc” or “.docx” formats. Use a 12-point font (Times New Roman), including the references, table headings, and figure captions, double-spaced and with 25 mm margins on one side of A4 size paper throughout the manuscript. Use 25 mm margins on all sides. The text should be in single-column format and as simple as possible and double-spaced with wide margins on one side of the white paper. In particular, do not use hyphenated words. The names of genera and species should be given in italics and, when first mentioned in the text, should be followed by the authority. Manuscripts must be structured in the following order;

Title page

·       Title

·       Author names, ORCID ID, and affiliations

·       Corresponding author’s e-mail

Main text

·       Title without Author’s information (***both English and Turkish titles are required for Turkish articles)

·       Abstract (***both English and Turkish abstracts are required for Turkish articles)

·       Keywords (between 3 and 6 keywords)

·       Introduction

·       Material and Methods

·         Results and Discussion (*** This section may be divided by subheadings or may be combined depending upon the nature of the manuscript and the type of study.

·         Conclusion

·         Acknowledgement (if required)

·         References

Tables and Figures with captions (on appropriate location in the text)

And appendices (if any).

Title Page

The title page should be included;

·      The first names and surnames of the authors (The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. All other authors' affiliation addresses should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers

·      ORCID ID

·         Authors affiliation addresses of each author

·         The e-mail address of the corresponding author

Main Text

·           Abstract (max. 500 words. References and abbreviations should be avoided)

·           Keywords (between 3 and 6 keywords)

·           Articles must be structured in the conventional format such as Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and References.

·           The first line of each paragraph must be indented. Do not put a blank line between paragraphs.

·           Use italics for emphasis.

·           Use only SI (international system) units.


Keep these to the absolute minimum and placed them before the reference section.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The corresponding author will include a summary statement in the text of the manuscript in a separate section before the reference list. See below examples of disclosures:

a) Authors’ Contributions

Please provide the contributions of the authors for the paper. Use the first letters of the names and surnames of the authors. You should use the example of CRediT at https://credit.niso.org/. See below for an example.

SK: Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing, Funding acquisition.

AYS: Writing – original draft, Investigation, Formal Analysis.

GA: Investigation, Methodology, Data curation.

All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

b) Conflict of Interest

Any existing conflict of interest should be given here.

If no conflict exists, the authors should state:

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

c) Statement on the Welfare of Animals

If the animals used in the study;

The welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate the following statement:

Ethical approval: All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Or, for retrospective studies; a summary statement in the text of the manuscript should be included as follow:

Ethical approval: For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

d) Statement of Human Rights

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include the following statement:

Ethical approval: The studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards.

Or, for retrospective studies; a summary statement in the text of the manuscript should be included as follow:

Ethical approval: For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

Kindly see the ethical principles flow chart of ULAKBIM-TR DIZIN given below.

e) Funding

Example of statement to be used when there is no funding for the study:

Not applicable.

Example of statement to be used when funding is available:

This study was financially supported by […Institution…] with grant/project number […Grant number/Project number…].

f) Data Availability Statements

Data Availability Statements should be placed in the back matter of the manuscript, just before References.

Examples of Data Availability Statements

  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author, [author initials], upon reasonable request.
  • Data availability is not applicable to this article as no new data were created or analyzed in this study.
  • The authors confirm that the data supporting the findings of this study are available within the article [and/or its supplementary materials].
  • The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [third party]. Restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for this study. Data are available [from the authors / at URL] with the permission of [third party].
  • Raw data were generated at [facility name]. Derived data supporting the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author [initials] on request.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available on request from the corresponding author, [initials]. The data are not publicly available due to [restrictions e.g., their containing information that could compromise the privacy of research participants].
  • The data that support the findings of this study will be available in [repository name] at [URL/DOI link] following a [3 month] embargo from the date of publication, to allow for the commercialization of research findings.


Please follow American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Style for references and citations. Please kindly see the guides on this page for citations in the text and reference list.

Citation in the text; Please ensure that each reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Cite literature in the text in chronological, followed by alphabetical order like these examples (Şimşek, 2018; Şimşek and Demirci, 2018; Şimşek et al., 2018. For Turkish articles; Şimşek, 2018; Şimşek ve Demirci, 2018; Şimşek ve ark., 2018). If the cited reference is the subject of a sentence, only the date should be given in parentheses. Formatted like this examples: Kale (2012); Can and Yılmaz (2014); Kılıç et al. (2019)

·            Single author: the author’s name and the year of publication;

·            Two authors: both author’s names and the year of publication;

·            Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by et al. and the year of publication

Citation in the reference list; References should be listed first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically at the end of the article. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters a, b, c, etc. placed after the year of publication.

The citation of articles, books, multi-author books, and articles published online should conform to the following examples:


Demirci, A. (2007). The evaluation of a red shrimp Plesionika martia (Decapoda: Pandalidae) in North-East Mediterranean trawl fishery. Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 24(1), 93-96.

Şimşek, E., & Demirci, A. (2018). Barotrauma treatment effects on survival rates for some discarded fish by trawl fishery. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 27(7), 4867-4873.

Demirci, S., Özyılmaz, A., Öksüz, A., Nadir, R. S., & Şimşek, E. (2018). Otolith chemistry of Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895) and Nemipterus randalli (Russell, 1986) in Iskenderun Bay, Turkey. Journal of Applied Ichthyology34(5), 1131-1135. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13761


Brown, C., Laland, K., & Krause, J. (Eds.) (2011). Fish cognition and behavior. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.


Langston, W. J. (1990). Toxic effects of metals and the incidence of marine ecosystems. In Furness, R. W. (Ed.), Rainbow heavy metals in the marine environment (pp. 102-122). CRC Press.

Vassallo, A. I., & Mora, M. S. (2007). Interspecific scaling and ontogenetic growth patterns of the skull in living and fossil ctenomyid and octodontid rodents (Caviomorpha: Octodontoidea). In: Kelt, D. A., Lessa, E., Salazar-Bravo, J. A., & Patton, J. L. (Eds.), The quintessential naturalist: Honoring the life and legacy of Oliver P. Pearson (pp. 945-968). 1st ed. University of California Press.

Thesis and Dissertation:

Şimşek, E. (2018). Trol balıkçılığında ıskartanın yaşama ihtimalini etkileyen faktörlerin analizi. [Doktora Tezi. İskenderun Teknik Üniversitesi].

Şimşek, E. (2018). Analysis of the factors affecting the discard fate for trawl fishery. [Ph. D. Thesis. Iskenderun Technical University]

Conference Proceedings:

Demirci, A., Şimşek E., Demirci, S., Akar, Ö., & Bayraktar, O. (2018). Recreational fishing competitions in Turkey. Proceedings Book of the International Ecology 2018 Symposium, Turkey, pp. 505-506.

Institution Publication:

FAO. (2016). The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture: Contributing to food security and nutrition for all. Rome. 200 pp.


FAO. (2018). Report of the ninth session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 1188. Rome, Italy.

Internet Source:

Froese, R., & Pauly, D. (Eds.) (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. Retrieved on January 11, 2018, from http://www.fishbase.org.


Tables, numbered in Arabic, should be in the appropriate location in the text with a short descriptive title at the top. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Avoid vertical rules. The data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


All illustrations should be labeled ‘Figure’ and numbered in consecutive Arabic numbers, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. in the text. If panels of a figure are labeled (a, b, etc.) use the same case when referring to these panels in the text. Drawings reproduced with a high-quality laser printer are preferred. Photographs, 1f used, should be of good contrast and printed on glossy paper. Figures, which are recommended for electronic formats such as PNG, and JPEG. TIFF (min. 300 dpi) should be also arranged in available dimensions. All figures or tables should be presented in the body of the text. Use the Times New Roman font for all figures and tables. Font sizes should be from 9 to 12 points.

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