Author's Kit


Information for the Authors

1. Writing the manuscript

The authors must write their manuscripts in accordance with the following rules:

  1. The articles should be written in English or in Turkish.
  2. The preferred word processing program is LaTex or WORD. Even if the first submission of the manuscripts may be accepted in the .pdf or .ps formats, in case the manuscripts are accepted to be published, the authors will be requested to submit their articles in the WORD or LaTex format.
  3. All texts should be written in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and one and half-spaced.
  4. The title of the of the article should be suitable to the contents of the article and be understandable. All headings should be highlighted in boldface.
  5. The length of the manuscript, including the sources, tables and figures is preferred to be at least 5 and at most 25 pages.
  6. All figures, graphics, photographs and tables are to be given in the main text where they are mentioned and must be transferred to the electronic medium. Original photographs should also be submitted together with the articles. The figures, photographs, graphics should be presented in the JPG, TIFF format.
  7. All acknowledgements (including those concerning research grants and funding provided by individual (s) or institution(s)) should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article.
  8. The sections of the manuscripts, (other than the abstract, acknowledgement and the References), should be given numbers. These sections should be organized in the following order: Abstracts, Manuscripts, Acknowledgementss (if necessary) and the References.
  9. In the articles which are written in the WORD format the mathematical expressions should be written by using an "equation editor". The equalities must be numbered within parathesis ( ).
  10. The main text should be formed in the following order:

        a. Abstract
    The maximum length of the abstract must be 200 words. There should be 1 line space left between the abstract and the key words which should not be less then 3 in number and should be written in italics. Mathematical expressions must not be included in the abstract. 

        b. Manuscript
    The article should start with an introduction which must be written in scientific language, putting together thoughts from diverse disciplines that combine evidence-based knowledge and logical arguments, conveying views about the aim and purpose of the article. It must address all readers in general. The technical terms, symbols, abbreviations must be defined the first time when they are used in the article. The manuscript should be formed in the following order: 1.Introduction, 2.Material and Method, 3.Findings, 4.Discussion and Conclusion. All these sections should be numbered. The text can also have sub-headings and sub-titles (2.1, 2.2, ...etc.).

        c. References
    All references must be numbered in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1]. The end of the document should include a list of references containing information similar to the following examples:

            i. Article 

                [1] C. Z. Çil, H.T. Eyyuboğlu, Y. Baykal and Y. Cai, "Beam wander characteristics of cos and cosh-Gaussian beams", Appl. Phys. B 95 (4) 763-771 (2009).

            ii. Book

                [1] M. Lister, "Fundamentals of Operating Systems" Springer-Verlag, New York, (1984).

            iii. Thesis

                [1] S. Gergün, "Representations of functions harmonic in the upper half-plane and their applications", Ph. D. Thesis, Bilkent University Institute of Engineering and Science, Ankara, (2003).

            iv. Presentations at Meetings and Conferences

                [1] B. Küçükali, and L. Kandiller, "Deniz Harbinde Filo Konuşlandırma Problemi ve Akaryakıt Tüketim Simülasyonu", Savunma Teknolojileri Kongresi SAVTEK 2002, Odtü, Ankara, 263-271 (2002).

                [2] D. Baleanu, "Variational formulation of the Schrödinger field", in Proceedings of XII International Colloquium on Quantum Groups and Integrable Systems, (June 12-14, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003), Czech. J. Phys. 53 (11) 971-976, (2003).

            v. Report

                [1] A. S. Camtepe, S. Albayrak, and B. Yener, "Optimally Increasing Secure Connectivity in Multihop Wireless Adhoc Networks" Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computer Science Technical Report TR-09-01 (2009).

            vi. Articles in the Magazines and Newspapers

                [1] H. M. Şahin, and T. Altunok , "Bir Konferansla Nükleer ve Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynakları", Eko Enerji (Aylık Ekonomi Politik Enerji Dergisi), Sayı 37 Şubat 2010.

            vii. URL references (E-encyclopeadias, e-books and e-journals)

                [1] Wikipedia, URL: visited on Feb. 8, 2010.