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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.
  • The article should be arranged according to the Manuscript Template format.
  • 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).
  • It should be stated whether ethical committee or legal/special permission is required in the articles. If it is necessary to obtain these permissions, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with what decision or number.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The authors should pay attention to these subjects:

    - Please prepare your submission according to the journal rules. Especially, make sure that the references section is prepared according to the rules of the journal. Please know that SUBMISSIONS NOT PREPARED ACCORDING TO JOURNAL RULES WILL CAUSE LATE EVALUATION.
    - Please add all authors of your article to the submission system in ORDER (only the first letters are capitalized).
    - Please provide each author's address with full affiliation in English and ORCID, identical to both the submission system and the manuscript.
    - Please provide a similarity index report (<19%) from any platform and submit it as a supplementary file.
    - Please provide 5 reviewer suggestions with an e-mail and full affiliation address related to your field in the "Comments for the Editor" section.

Author Guidelines

Our journal consider all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to that journal and that they have not been published already.

Before sending the article, please edit it according to the MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE file.
Upload COPYRIGHT, ETHICS COMMITTEE (If necessary) and Title page files along with the template file.

Articles should be structured under the section headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Result and Discussion), Acknowledgment, Nomenclature/Appendix (if applicable), and References.



The title page should start with the journal name and type of manuscript (Research, Review Article and Short Communication), this should be followed by the appropriate section for the manuscript.

The title, name(s) of the author(s) and affiliations and mailing address, an asterisk (*) should be added to the right of the corresponding author’s name. When there are two or more authors and they belong to more than one affiliation, his or her affiliation should be indicated by superscripts 1, 2, 3 … placed after each author’s name and before each affiliation.


The abstract consists not more than 250 words in one paragraph and containing the main findings and conclusions. Abstract should be presented without subheadings and no reference should be cited in this section.

Key words:

List up to 6 key words including the species, variables tested and the major response criteria. Which clearly identify the paper’s subject, purpose and highligts. The first letter of each key word is lowercase (unless a proper noun). Key words are separated by commas and presented in alphabetical order. Words from title should avoid repeating as key words


The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. The basic principles of research, background earlier work and the purpose of the present studies should be described in the introduction. Extensive discussion of relevant literature should be included in the Discussion.

Materials and Methods:

A clear description or specific original reference is required for all biological, analytical and statistical procedures. All modifications of procedures must be explained.

Appropriate statistical methods should be used although the biology should be emphasized.

A statement of the results of the statistical analysis should justify the interpretations and conclusions.


Results should include findings for the study. Results can be presented in figures, tables and texts.


Results should not be repeated in the discussion section. Instead, it should focus on the interpretation of the results. Findings obtained in the study should be discussed with previous studies. Also Results and Discussion sections can be combined.


Place Acknowledgments, including information on the source of any financial support received for the work being published, before the References.

Citation in text

All citations in the text should refer to:

Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication (Selamoglu, 2020).

Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication (Akgül and Selamoglu, 2019).

Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication (Selamoglu et al., 2018).

Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically).

Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Selamoglu, 1999, 2000a, 2000b; Akgül and Selamoglu, 200).  Selamoglu et al. (2010) have recently shown ....'


References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

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.

Surname, X. (Year). Article name. Journal name, volume(Issue), Pages (x-x).


Reference to a journal publication:

Selamoglu, Z. (2019). The art of writing a scientific article. Bull. Med. Biol. Sci., 11(2), 77-96.

Akgül, M., Selamoglu, Z. (2018). The art of writing a scientific article. Bull. Med. Biol. Sci., 11(2), 77-96.

Akgül, M., Selamoglu, Z., Bal, C., Dogan, M. (2015). The art of writing a scientific article. Bull. Med. Biol. Sci., 11(2), 77-96.

Reference to a book:

Gogoi, R., Rathaiah, Y., Borah, T. R. (2019). Mushroom Cultivation Technology. Scientific Publishers.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Yeaman, M. R. (2019). The role of platelets in antimicrobial host defense. In Platelets (pp. 523-546). Academic Press.

Tables should be typewritten separately from the main text and in an appropriate font size to preferably fit each table on a separate page. Each table must be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2) and include a title. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc), not symbols. Do not use vertical rulings in the tables. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the footnotes. 

Figures should be provided separately from the main text. Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Multipart figures should be numbered in uppercase and bold font letters (a, b, c, etc) without parenthesis, both on the figure itself and in the figure legends.

All figures should be created with applications that are capable of preparing high-resolution TIFF or EPS files acceptable for publication. All figures should be embedded at the end of the text in a single Word file when you initially submit a manuscript. If your paper is accepted, we will require submission of figures as separate TIFF or EFS files at publication-quality resolution. Blurred images will not be accepted. Diagrams and photographs submitted in the electronic format must be of the following minimum resolutions:

  • 300 dpi for photographs or halftones only, in both black and white and colour
  • 600 dpi for photographs or halftones with line artwork as insets
  • 600 dpi for line artwork or lettering
  • 1,200 dpi for fine-line artwork and artwork with grey shades

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