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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 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, DOI or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the paper.
  • 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.
  • According to countries in the map given Author Guidelines will be charged per article uploaded to the system upon acceptance for publication regardless of the page count.
  • 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

According to countries in the map below publication fees will be charged per English article uploaded to the system upon acceptance for publication regardless of the page count (Old pricing applies for articles added before 2021).

The reasons for the publication charge are as follows,

1. DOI application charges,

2. Increasing internet charges, and

3. Personnel expenses of the journal.

A manuscript suggesting that animals have been subjected to adverse, stressful, or harsh conditions or treatment will not be processed for publication unless it has been approved by an institutional animal care committee or the equivalent thereof.

Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology (TURJAF) offers authors;

• full text of papers available free on-line (open access)

• fast publication times: your paper will appear online as soon as it is ready.

Submission of Manuscript

General Format

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 make sure that the references in your submission and in the reference section are compatible.
We recommend that you check your submission carefully in terms of references before submit your submission.

• Please check your submission in terms of similarity index before submit.
Please remember that the HIGH SIMILARITY INDEX will cause DECLINE of your submission directly according to journal rules.

Before submission of the new manuscript authors should consider the following general rules for preparation of the manuscript. Please read these instructions carefully and follow the guidelines strictly.

• Fonts: Important – Use Times or Times New Roman 12 point size only (other sizes as specified), and Symbol font for mathematical symbols (in the text and in the figures).
° Justification should be set to full (or left only, if preferred).
° Do not underline: Use italics, bold or bold italics instead.
° Line spacing should be set at 2 (Double).
° Leave a line space between paragraphs and sections.
° Leave a line space between section titles and text.
° Leave only one space after a full stop.

• Manuscripts must be typed on A4 (210 × 297 mm) paper, double-spaced throughout and with ample margins of at least 2.5 cm. All pages must be numbered consecutively. Starting with the title page as p.1, the text, which begins with p.2, is to be arranged in the following order:
abstract, brief introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, tables.
• The first page of the full manuscript must begin with the title of the paper centered on the page in 14 point Bold Title Case (title case means first letter of each main word capitalized), the names of the authors (Initials – followed by a period each – Family Name) with the main author’s name mentioned first, the names and locations of the authors’ affiliations (Title Case), and the e-mail address of the main author. The title page must provide the title in English, a short title of not more than 45 characters (including spaces) to be used as running head, up to five topical key words in English for subject indexing, the full postal address of the corresponding author to whom proofs will be sent. The title should be brief and should indicate the species studied. Subtitles are not encouraged.
• The abstract should not exceed 300 words, should be one paragraph and should be free of references and abbreviations. It should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the paper.
• The introduction should give the pertinent background to the study and should explain why the work was done.
• The materials and methods (or methodology) should give essential details, including experimental design and statistical analysis.
• The results should present the findings of the research. They should be free from discussion. Results should be written in the past tense.
• The discussion should cover, but not simply repeat the new findings and should present the author's results in broader context of other work on the subject interpreting them with a minimum of speculation.
• The acknowledgements should be as brief as possible.

List of References

• The list of references appears at the end of your work and gives the full details of everything that you have cited in the text in alphabetical order by the author’s surname.

• All sources must be referred in a consistent manner. Choose from the list of sources below, the examples given, provide a guide to the format and punctuation you should use.

• Citation in The Text

(Taşkın, 2013; Taşkın et al., 2015; Taşkın et al., 2016; Taşkın and Büyükalaca, 2017)
In a study carried out by Taşkın (2013)
In a study carried out by Taşkın and Büyükalaca (2017)
In a study carried out by Taşkın et al. (2015)

• Journal Article (Print)

Taşkın H, Büyükalaca S, Doğan HH, Rehner SA, O’Donnell K. 2010. A multigene molecular phylogenetic assessment of true morels (Morchella) in Turkey. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 47: 672-682. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2010.05.004

• Journal Article (Electronic)

Taşkın H, Baktemur G, Kurul M, Büyükalaca S. 2013. Use of Tissue Culture Techniques for Producing Virus-Free Plant in Garlic and Their Identification Through Real-Time PCR. The Scientific World Journal, DOI:

• Book
Stamets P. 1993. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. Berkley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 0-89815-608-4.

• Book Chapter

Taşkın H, Büyükalaca S. 2017. Minimally Processed Mushrooms. In: Yildiz F, Wiley RC (editors). Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits and Vegetables. Boston, MA: Food Engineering Series, Springer. pp. 433-468. ISBN: 978-1-4939-7016-2 (Print) 978-1-4939-7018-6 (Online).

• Conference Papers

Taşkın H, Keleş D, Baktemur G, Büyükalaca S. 2016. Scientific Contributions to Anther Culture of Pepper from Turkey.In: Ertsey-Peregi K, Füstös Z, Palotás G, Csilléry G (editors). Proceedings of XVIth EUCARPIA Capsicum and Eggplant Working Group Meeting, Kecskemét, Hungary, 12-14 September 2016, Diamond Congress Ltd., pp. 568-573.

• Dissertation/Thesis

For PhD/ Doctor of Philosophy
Taşkın H. 2011. Molecular Characterization of Morchella spp. in the Flora of Turkey. PhD Dissertation. Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

For MSc/ Master of Science
Taşkın H. 2005. Different Applications to Improve the Embriyo Quality on Stimulation of Embryo by Anther Culture in Some Pepper Genotypes. MSc Thesis, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

• Internet Sources

FAO, 2017. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAOSTAT. Available from: [Accessed 28 February 2020]

Abbreviations and Units
Generally, units must be abbreviated according to the International System of Units (SI units). Below you find examples of abbreviations of the most commonly used SI units:

Meter: m, Kilogram: kg, Second: s, Minute: min, Ampere: A, square meter: m2, cubic meter: m3, Hertz: Hz

Tables, figures & illustrations

• In presenting data, authors should anticipate the limitations set by the size and layout of the journal. Large and complex tables, figures and maps should be avoided in the main paper, but can be included in a data appendix for use by reviewers.

• Figures should be saved in a neutral data format such as JPEG, TIFF or EPS. PowerPoint and Word graphics are unsuitable for reproduction. Please do not use any pixel-oriented programmes. Scanned figures (in JPEG and TIFF formats) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size.

• Any tables and figures that are included in the main text of the paper should be numbered separately, in the sequence that they are mentioned in the text.

• Each table and figure should be presented on a separate page of the manuscript, with a brief and self-explanatory title. All text should be clearly legible, and all graphics and legends should be easily distinguished when printed in black and white. Tables should use horizontal lines only, with only blank space to separate columns.

• Notes under each table and figure should be used to explain and specify the source of all data shown.

File Sizes
Manuscripts will be distributed to reviewers via the Web. However, reviewers who use telephone modems may experience unacceptable download delays if the files are too large. A number of simple tricks can be used to avoid unnecessarily large files. Do not scan pages of text. Do not scan printed Figures unless no original digital document exists. If a scanned figure is unavoidable, please use Adobe PhotoShop or a similar program to edit the file and reduce the file size (not necessarily the image size) as much as possible before submission. For example, crop the picture to exclude surrounding "white space." Do not carelessly use colour. Black and white line drawings or gray-scale figures should not be saved as color documents; this will increase file sizes without increasing the information content of the file. Do not use colour unless absolutely needed to convey information.

Manuscript file format
We request to submit article in Microsoft Word format (.DOC). If you are using another word processor please save final version of the manuscript (using 'Save As' option of the file menu) as a Word document. In this case please double check that the saved file can be opened in Microsoft Word. We cannot accept Acrobat .PDF or any other text files.



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