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Author Guidelines

Authors should consult papers in a recent issue for details of manuscript style and formatting that are not given below. The manuscript must be double-spaced with 3 cm margins on all sides of the page. Manuscripts should be written in English.

Manuscript Structure: Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections: Title Page, Abstract with title of manuscript and names of authors, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (optional), References, and Tables and Figures (if applicable). The Results and Discussion sections should be written separately. The total number of double-spaced pages of the Abstracts, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion must not exceed 16. Section and sub-section headings should not be numbered.
All pages should be numbered consecutively. Lines should also be numbered. In typing the manuscript, headings and subheadings should not be run within the text. They should be typed on a separate line, without indentation. Use title case for headings and sentence case for subheadings. Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings. Do not start sentences with an abbreviation or a numeral.

Title Page: The first page should contain a concise and informative title not exceeding 15 words, the names and addresses of the authors, and contact details of the corresponding author (postal address, e-mail, and fax and telephone numbers). The title of the manuscript must be in sentence case (e.g., Effect of pollination levels on yield and quality of maize grown for silage). The title must be informative and should express data rather than the type of experiment. Avoid titles like “The effect of ...on...” or “Influence of ... on...” or similar.

Abstract: The Abstract must be English and should not exceed 300 words. The Abstract should state the purpose of the study, the major results, and conclusions.

Key words: A maximum of 6 key words, in alphabetical order, should be given at the end of the Abstract, allowing a 1-line space. Since key words are used for indexing, avoid terms that are too general (e.g. plant). Avoid use of abbreviations as key words.

Introduction: This part should define the background and significance of the problem by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. The reasons why the study was conducted must be mentioned in this section, which will be tested and discussed in the Discussion section.

Materials and Methods: Please provide concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical and statistical procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented.
Results: In this part, the same data/information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa.
It is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numbers from Tables in the text and give long explanations of the Tables and Figures.

Discussion: This part must be written with reference to the tables and figures and by considering information from the literature. Statements made in the Introduction and Results sections should not be repeated here.

Acknowledgements (Optional): Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. may be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organisations should be written in full.

References: Do not overload the manuscript with citations. References should be cited in the text by the last name(s) of the author(s) and year of publication, for example “(Kılıç 2005)” or “(Kılıç and Kara 1997)”. If the citation is the subject of the sentence, then only the date should be given in parentheses, for example “According to Kılıç (2005)” or “as suggested by Kılıç and Kara (1997)”. For citation of references with 3 or more authors, only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” should be used, for example “(Kılıç et al. 2009)” or “as shown by Kılıç et al. (2009)”. If there is more than one reference in the same year for the same author(s), then please add the letters “a”, “b”, etc. to the year, for example “(John 2007a, 2007b)”. Separate the citations by semicolon and list chronologically, for example “(Kılıç and Kara 1997; Kılıç et al. 2009; Ustun 2011)”. Only published papers or papers in press can be mentioned in the manuscript. Papers in preparation or in review can be mentioned within the text as unpublished data, but should not be included in the References section. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the text without numbering. The manuscript should be checked carefully to ensure that the spellings of the authors’ names and year of publication are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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ISSN: 2147-3781