Author Guidelines

Formatting Guide


  • The first letters of each word in the title should be capital,

  • The font should be Times New Roman, sized 12 pt and bold.

All Author Names and Affiliations:

  • The names of the authors under the title should be written without any abbreviation,

  • The first letter of the first and last name should be capital,

  • The font should be size 10 pt and aligned in the middle,

  • Comma should be used to separate authors names,

  • The number should be used as the superscript (1, 2, 3, etc.) to specify affiliations,

  • Corresponding author should be flag with (*) symbol,

  • The full addresses of the authors should be written in lower case, aligned in the middle and italic,

  • The full addresses should be located just below of authors’ name,

  • Corresponding author's e-mail address should be located lower-left corner of the first page and indicated with the symbol (*)
  • Please click to see the sample format.


  • Abstract should be maximum 250 words,

  • The font should be Times New Roman, sized 8 pt,

  • It should contain maximum 5 keywords.


The font should be Times New Roman, sized 10 pt, and lines should be spaced with 1.5 lines,

Text organization should be:

o   Introduction

o   Materials and Methods

o   Results

o   Discussion and Conclusion

o   Acknowledgements (if necessary)

o   References

Tables and figures should be appropriate size and they should be located in text with proper locations.


In Text: Cite all references in text by numbers with box brackets. Grouped text citations should be arranged from the earliest to most recent year, alphabetized by name within the same year.

In References List:

Article: Ozgul O, Koc H (2010). New records from Inner West Anatolia to the Turkish Limoniidae (Insecta, Diptera) fauna. Journal Entomological Research Society 12: 45–49.

Book: Brown C, Laland K, Krause J (2011). Fish Cognition and Behavior. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapter: Vassallo AI, Mora MS (2007). Interspecific scaling and ontogenetic growth patterns of the skull in living and fossil ctenomyid and octodontid rodents (Caviomorpha:Octodontoidea). In: Kelt DA, Lessa E, Salazar-Bravo JA, Patton JL, editors. The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson. 1st ed.         Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press, pp. 945–968.

Conferences: Mitchell D, Fuller A, Hetem RS, Maloney SK (2008). Climate change physiology: the challenge of the decades. In: Morris S, Vosloo A, editors. Molecules to Migration: The Pressures of Life. 4th Comparative Physiologists & Biochemists Meeting in Africa; 19–25 July 2008; Maasai Mara, Kenya. Bologna, Italy: Medimond Publishing Co., pp. 275–28

Thesis: Watts AJR (2012). Nutritional status and trophic dynamics of the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus (L.). PhD, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Website: Zobodat (2013). Zobodat biodiversity data.>, Accessed on Jen 07, 201