Guidelines for Authors 

Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic version only, as well as the original figures and tables. The text of the manuscript should be single-spaced throughout and with 2,5 mm left and right and 1,25 top and bottom margins, including References, Tables and Figures on A4 paper format using a standard font (e.g. MS Word, Times New Roman, 12 punt). The Tables and Figures must be embedded accordingly within the textIn order to facilitate review process, line numbers should be inserted throughout manuscript.

The structure of the manuscript
1. Title
Below the the title, authors full name, authors affiliations and corresponding author must be placed
Key words
5. Materials and Methods
6. Results
7. Discussion

A concise and informative title should be given and the title should be in sentence format. The title page should include: The full name(s) of the author (s),  affiliation(s) of the author(s).  The e-mail address of the corresponding author. The address of every author’s primary affiliation (university, research institute, etc.) must be given in full. Ideally, no more than one address per author should appear.

Abstract should not exceed 250 words in research papers, the abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Please provide 3 to 5 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Main Text
For submission in MS-Word format, Table and Figures must be embedded within the text, accordingly. One line space must be given before and after Tables and Figure in the text. The preferred position of tables and figures in the text should be indicated in the left-hand margin. The main text including figures, tables and references, original contributions should not exceed 25 manuscript pages, all single-spaced. Figures and Tables must be limited to an essential minimum, at most 8 for each. Authors must obtain permission from the copyright owner or cite the author to use any figure, table or map that has previously been published. Authors should include a statement on welfare of animals in the Materials and Methods entitled “Compliance with Ethical Standards” if the research involved animals when submitting a paper. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned statment.

Authors can thank to any help obtained during the research and should include information regarding sources of funding and potential conflicts of interest.  

All references should be cited in the text in APA (American Psychological Association 6th edition) style; see  web site  for details:

According to APA sytle references should be cited in the text by author and date, e.g. (Turan, 2007) or (Erguden & Turan, 2013) or (Gurlek et al., 2014).

In the text; Jones & Powell (1993); Peterson et al. (1995, 1998); Smith (1990) suggest that...

At the end of the paper, references should be listed alphabetically according to the name of author.

Here are some examples of  reference in the APA style:

Erguden, D. & Turan, C. (2005). Examination of genetic and morphologic structure of Seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L., 1758) populations in Turkish coastal waters. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science29, 727-733.

Turan, C. (Ed.) (2007). Atlas and Systematics of Marine Bony Fishes of Turkey. 1st edition, Nobel Publishing House, Adana, Turkey.
Rick, S. (2008). The Electronic Engeenering K. Chair & M. Chapman (Eds.). New York, NY: Anchor.

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published 1814).

Turan, C. (Ed.) 2015. Alien Marine Species Monitoring Program of Turkey: AliMed. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (02/2015).

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