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The Journal of Graduate School of Natural and Applied and Sciences of
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Guidelines to Authors

The Journal of Graduate School of Natural and Applied and Sciences of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University is a peer reviewed journal where original research and review articles are published in the field of science and engineering. Research notes, mini-reviews, opinions and letters to the editor are also considered for publication. The journal is published two times per year. Journal articles are published either in Turkish or English. Manuscripts in either good American or British English usage are accepted, but not a mixture of these.

The Journal of Graduate School of Natural and Applied and Sciences of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University must be sent via the electronic article submission system, which can be located in the official website of the journal, Manuscripts sent by e-mail are not considered for evaluation. For questions related to the electronic article submission system, contact the editor via e-mail at

• Authors must specify the type of the manuscript (research articles, review articles, research briefs, mini-review articles, comments and letters to the editor).

• Authors should provide at least 3 potential referees and their contact information (mailing address, e-mail address and phone number).

• Manuscripts to be submitted should be free from any spelling or grammatical error.

• Authors must guarantee that the submitted manuscript is not published anywhere previously and will not be submitted to anywhere before the editorial board makes a final decision on the manuscript.

• Authors are responsible from the originality of the study and all kinds of ethical issues related to their study.

• The editorial board is authorized to make necessary changes in manuscripts accepted for publication.

Preparation of a manuscript

1. Manuscripts should be prepared in A4 size, and the text must be prepared in a single column format. The text must be double-spaced, and a single space should be left between paragraphs. All lines and pages must be continuously numbered.

2. The title must be 14pt Arial, bold, small letters and centered. A blank line should be left after the title, and the names of authors should be given in 10pt Arial and centered. In addition to each author’s contact address, the phone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. If the institutions of the authors are different, superscript numbers should be used to indicate their addresses.

3. The headings (e.g. Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods etc.) must be 10pt Arial, and should be typed in bold capital letters. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. A blank line should be left after each heading. A list of key words, a maximum of 5, should be provided below the abstract section of the article.

4. The main text should be prepared in 9.5pt Arial.

5. Typical articles mainly consist of the following divisions: Title, Author Names, Addresses, Contact Information, Corresponding author’s e-mail address, Abstract, Main text (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements (if necessary), Abbreviations (if necessary) and References.

6. The abstract should not exceed 150 words, and the main purpose and method and the most significant result and conclusion should be presented in the abstract. The abstract should be prepared as a single paragraph, and should not include any citation. 7. Latin names in the text should be in italics, and names and abbreviations should follow international rules. If abbreviations that are not standard are unavoidable, they must be defined at their first mention in the text. Consistency of abbreviations throughout the article must be ensured. Internationally accepted rules and conventions must be followed, and the international system of units (SI) must be used. If other units are mentioned, their equivalents in SI must be provided.

8. Table headings should be on the top of each table and figure captions below each figure. Each table or figure must be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. All figures and tables should be cited in the text. The data presented in the tables and figures should not be repeated in the text. Table headings and figure captions should be self-explanatory. Figures and pictures must be provided in high resolution (black and white).

9. References in the text should be cited as Harvard System of Referencing and details of the citations in alphabetical order must be provided in the References section.

10. Mathematical equations should be numbered and cited in the text.

11. The following formats should be used for the details of cited references, and the journal names must be typed in italics. References to the Web addresses (if necessary, the official web pages should be preferred) must include full web address and the date of access.


Boki, K., Shinoda, S., Ohno, S. (1989). Effects of filtering through bleaching media on decrease of peroxide value of autoxidized soybean fat. Journal of Food Science 54: 1601-1603.


Hamilton, D., Dennis, S. (2004). Pesticide Residues in Food and Drinking Water. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, England.

Kılıç, S. (2001). Süt Endüstrisinde Laktik Asit Bakterileri. Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, Ege Üniversitesi Matbaası, Bornova, İzmir.

Book Chapter

Ozer, B.H. (1999). Microflora of white-brined cheeses. In: Encyclopaedia of Food Microbiology. Robinson, R.K., Batt, C.A., Patel, P.D. (eds.), Academic Press, London, UK, 397-402.

Proceedings of the Congress-Symposium

Akdemir, O., Hepbaşlı, A., Kınık, Ö. (2004). Recent situation of energy consumption in Turkey dairy industry. International Dairy Symposium: Recent Developments in Dairy Science and Technology, May 24-28, 2004, Isparta, Turkey, Book of Proceedings, 10-16p.

12. A list of the corrections requested by the referees must be provided by the authors, and it must be sent to the editorial office via e-mail within a month.

13. Studies that are not prepared in accordance with the rules above will not be considered for evaluation.

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