Writing Rules

Presentation of Manuscripts 

  * Title

  * Author names and addresses

  * Abstracts (Not more than 350 words)

  * Keywords

  * Introduction

  * Materials and Methods

  * Results and Discussions

  * References 

     Give full references at the end of the manuscript

  * The photographs should be of high quality 

  * Graphs should be in a clearly visible form so that it may become easy to redraw

  * Don't create columns. (We do)


A recent issue of the Anatolian Science Academy International Journals should be consulted for guidance on format and style. Up-to-date Instructions to Authors are also available on the Journals website. The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word with the following layout.

  1. The manuscript should contain the title page, abstract, main body, and references.
  2. Tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  3. Figures should follow the tables, putting each figure on a separate page ensuring that the figure is at least the size it will be in the final printed document. Number each figure outside the boundary of the figure. Resolution of the figures should be at least 400 pixels/cm (1000 pixels/in).
  4. Number manuscript pages consecutively and activates line numbering.
  5. The manuscript should be single-spaced. The beginning of each new paragraph must be clearly indicated by indentation. Left-justify the text and turn off automatic hyphenation. Use carriage returns only to end headings and paragraphs. Artificial word breaks at the end of lines must be avoided. Do not insert spaces before punctuation.
  6. Please use standard fonts such as Arial, Times and Times New Roman. Use consistent notations and spellings
  7. Please follow internationally accepted rules and conventions for gene and protein names, units, for symbols, and for capitalization in text, tables, and figures.

 Title Page

The title page should include a concise and informative title, author names in full, and affiliations. The name of the corresponding author as well as his/her mailing address, telephone, and fax numbers, and e-mail address should be provided in a footnote.

The authors have to give ORCID numbers from Vol 2 No 3 (2019): 2019-3.



The abstract should be one paragraph, no longer than 250 words. No references should be cited in the abstract. Abbreviations should be avoided, but if they have to be used, they must be defined the first time they appear. A list of keywords (up to six) must be included after the abstract for indexing purposes. Words that appear in the title should not be repeated in the keywords.


General Arrangement of Text

The text should be divided into sections with the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Subheadings within sections except introduction can be used to clarify their contents. Introduction and Discussion sections may contain present tense to convey generally accepted information. Materials and Methods and Results are normally written in the past tense.



The introduction should define the problem and provide sufficient information to explain the background but there is usually no need for a comprehensive literature survey. The objectives should be stated but it should not contain a summary of the results.



Sufficient detail must be provided to allow the work to be repeated. This section should contain the experimental protocols and the origin of materials, tissue, cell lines, or organisms.



The Results section should be in logical order presenting the experimental results. Please do not include any interpretations, inferences, arguments or speculations in this section.



The authors should interpret their results clearly and suggest what they might mean in a larger context. Please do not repeat the information provided in the Results section.



Assistance received from funding agencies and colleagues should be acknowledged in this section.



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.

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; Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication; Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically).

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Yarsan et al., 2000; Ekici H, 2015; Ekizce and Ekici, 2019). Andrijauskaite et al. (2019) have recently shown ....'


Reference to a journal publication:

Karahan S, Kincaid SA, Kammermann JR, Wright JC. 2001. Evaluation of the rat stifles joint after transection of the cranial cruciate ligament and partial medial meniscectomy. Comparative medicine, 51(6): 504-512.

Yarsan E, Yipel M, Dikmen B, Altıntas L, Ekici H, Koksal A. 2014. Concentrations of essential and non-essential toxic trace elements in wild boar (Sus Scrofa L., 1758) tissues from southern Turkey. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 92(1): 10-14.

Reference to a book:

Strunk JrW, White EB. 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam GR, Adams LB. 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones BS, Smith RZ. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.

Kaya S, Akar F. 2002. Metaller ve diğer inorganik maddeler metaller, in: Kaya S, Pirincci I, Bilgili A. (Eds.), Veteriner Hekimliğinde Toksikoloji. 2nd ed. Medisan Yayınları, Ankara, Turkey, pp. 207–239.


Ekici H, Yildiz R. 2018. Antioxidant Effect of Gilaburu (Viburnum opulus) on Streptozotocin-Induced Experimental Diabetic Rats. The 4th International Congress on Veterinary and Animal Sciences (ICVAS), Nevsehir, Turkey, 12-15 July 2018, pp. 15.


Tables and Figures

Tabulation and illustration should not be used for points that can be adequately and concisely described in the text. Tables and figures should be understandable on their own without reference to the text. Explanatory footnotes should be related to the legend or table using superscript lower-case letters. All abbreviations should be defined after the footnotes below the table or by reference to a previous table in the same paper.


Acceptable image formats are TIFF and EPS. Electronic figure files should be named with the last name of the first author and the figure number; for example, Karahan Fig1. Figure number must also be included in the file. Authors wishing to publish color art must pay the associated publication costs, which will be estimated on acceptance of the paper. In cases where it is clear that the figure must be presented in color and authors cannot cover color art fees, such fees may be waived at the discretion of the editor after reviewing a letter explaining the circumstances.