Author Guidelines

All reviewing and publishing processes are conducted online within the DERGIPARK system. Authors should first visit our “web page” and “register” as an author. Once registered, authors can “log in” to the system and then upload their manuscript and “cover letter and copyright transfer form”, which may contain suggestions for relevant referees.

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the "instructions for authors", as summarized below: 

The manuscript should be prepared as plain text. Unless necessary, no special formatting should be used. Page and line numbers should be included in the manuscript. Please check out the explanations below for other details:

Cover page: Cover page should include the title of the manuscript, names and contact information of the authors.

Title and abstract (Turkish and English): Abstract should not exceed 250 words, and briefly explains rationale, goals, methods, results, and conclusions of the study. Keywords with 3-6 words should be included at the end of the abstract.

Main text: Main body of the manuscript should be written in single line spacing, and it should not exceed a total of 15 pages including tables and figures. Headings should be numbered as follows: 1., 1.1., 1.1.1.

Footnotes: Use of footnotes within the text should be avoided as much as possible. If necessary, it can be used below tables and figures.

Symbols and abbreviations: Unit symbols should comply with The International System of Units. Abbreviations should be explained briefly within a parenthesis where it appears first. 

References: In the text, literature should be given with the last name of the author and year of the publication (For example: Oliver et al., 1996; Geray, 1998). At the end of the paper, references should be ordered first alphabetically and then chronologically. If there is more than one paper from the same author for a given year, these references should be identified by the letters a, b, c…, after the year of publication (For example: Jensen, 1998a; 1998b; 1999). See Appendix 1 for details on references.

Tables and figures: All tables and figures (graphs, photographs, maps etc.) should be numbered in the order of their citation in the text, and they should be given at the end of the manuscript. Titles of the tables should be located above, and titles of the figures should be located below the related table or figure. Tables and figures should be simple, and their text, number and symbol components should be easily visible and understandable both in print and electronic versions. Figures should be prepared in at least 300 dpi resolution and 8, 15 or 17 cm width. Characters within the figures should be in Times New Roman font type and 8 pt font size.


In accordance with generally accepted principles; author, publication year, title, publisher, page numbers and other appropriate information should be given for each reference.
Electronic references: Ordinary internet sites sources with limited credibility and permanence should not be used as an electronic reference. If a publication exists in both print and electronic versions, the print version should be preferred as a reference.
If used, electronic sources should be treated as printed sources; author, year of publication, the title of the article or web page, publisher’s name and place should be given. DOI numbers should be included at the end if an online-only publication is used as a reference.


Article in periodical journals

Binkley, D., Stape, J.L., Ryan, M.G., 2004. Thinking about efficiency of resource use in forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 193: 5-16.


Oliver, C.D., Larson, B.C., 1996. Forest Stand Dynamics. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book

Little, C.H.A., Pharis, R.P., 1995. Hormonal control of tree stem growth. In: Gartner, B.L. (Ed.), Plant Stems: Physiology and Functional Morphology, Academic Press, New York, pp. 281-319.

Thesis and dissertation

Gurlevik, N., 2002. Stand and soil responses of a loblolly pine plantation to midrotation fertilization and vegetation control. PhD Dissertation, North Carolina State University, NC, USA.

Conference proceedings

Erkan, N., 2002. Growth performance of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) in natural forest and plantation in Turkey. Proceedings of IUFRO Meeting: Management of Fast Growing Plantations, 11-13 September 2002, İzmit, Turkey, pp. 67-74.

Electronic reference

FAO, 2011. Fact and figures: Forest cover. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome,, Accessed: 22.12.2012.