Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS

The authors are cordially invited to submit significant new findings of their research work papers in word and pdf formats to the journal office via online submission or e-mail:jsp@ratingacademy.com.tr  along with a JSP cover letter. The journal will cover the topics related to the fields of basic sciences, engineering, natural sciences and health sciences. All articles submitted for publication are evaluated by the editor-in-chief, field editor, editorial board, and referees. The original research papers, technical notes, letter to the editor, debates, case presentations and reviews only in English are published in the journal. 

The editorial board of JSP welcomes original novel contributions and reviews in word format. By submission of a manuscript, an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by other journals. All articles are subjected to critical reviews by referees.

Cover Letter

The cover letter should be prepared and sent to the Editor-in-Chief via e-mail.

Software and Format

  • A regular paper should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. The total length of any manuscript submitted must not exceed 25 pages.
  • Papers should be written in clear, concise language (English).
  • Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor. MS Word for Windows and .docfiles are preferred. Manuscripts may be prepared with other software provided that the full document (with figures, schemes, and tables inserted into the text) is exported to an MS Word format for submission.
  • Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you have prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word processing format. 
  • Times New Roman font is preferred. The font size should be 12 PT.
  • The first line of the paragraph should be shifted by 1,25 cm from the left margin. Paragraph spacing after a single paragraph (6 nk) should be given.
  • Papers should be single-spaced with ample margin. The page setup is A4 size.
  • The manuscript, which does not show the names of the authors, must include the followings: Title, Abstract, Keywords under the abstract, introduction, main text, conclusion, references, and appendix.
  • No footer, header or page numbers required.
  • Name each file with your last name of the first author.

1. Title of the paper: The title must concise and informative and should not exceed the 60 characters (12-15 words)  including spaces (with keywords appropriate for retrieval purposes) and provide peer readers with a quick overview of the paper contents. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Title of the paper set in the midst should be written in bold, in Times New Roman 12 font size and 1,5 spaced.

Headings and subheadings must be numbered  2., 2.1., 2.1.1.  as etc decimally with bold letters. All headings should be written in bold but only the first letters of the subtitles should be capital. Spacing before and after a heading (6 nk) should be given.

2. Name of the author(s) with titles and the name and address of the institution where the work was done must be given. Provide, also, with the e-mail address of first and/or the corresponding author so that an immediate communication with the editor is possible. But these are not shown in the manuscript. They must be registered to the system while uploading the manuscript and indicated in the cover letter.

3. Abstracts and Key Words: All papers must have an abstract, not more than 300 words of clear, informative and giving significant objectives, methodology, results, and conclusion in the paper. Between 3 and 6 keywords must be provided for the purpose of indexing and information retrieval. Abstract and keywords must be written in Times New Roman 11 font size and single-spaced. It also should be in italic letters. Presentation of numerical results should be avoided as far as possible in the abstract.

4Text: The paper must be divided into sections and subheadings starting preferably with Introduction and ending with Conclusion followed by Acknowledgement.

5. Tables: Tables should be single spaced. The tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed single-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. The title should be placed at the top.  Explanatory information and experimental conditions should be given as a note at the bottom.  Explanatory information and experimental conditions should be given as a note at the bottom of the columns.  Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. 

The headlines of the tables must be written in Times New Roman 12 font and with bond letters. References for the tables (figure of a graph) must be below the table (figure or graph) with a font size of 11 font.

6. Figure: Illustrations must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should be cited in the text as Figure 1, Figure 2, and so on. Begin each legend with a title at the bottom of the illustration and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.

The headlines of the figures must be written in Times New Roman 12 font and with bond letters. References for the tables (figure of a graph) must be below the table (figure or graph) with a font size of 11 font.

7.Citations: All papers cited in the text, tables, and figures must be included in the references and all papers cited the references section should be cited in the text. Authors should monitor references at all phases of manuscript preparation. References in the text should be cited by author and year. Single author: Clark (2004) or (Clark, 2004). Two authors: Gupta and Clark (2015) or (Gupta and Clark, 2012). More than two authors: Gupta etal. (2015) or (Gupta et al., 2015). In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like a and b after the date to distinguish the works.

8.References: References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list. Journal names are abbreviated according to Biological Abstracts and correctly format the references of your paper. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. All the references must be in the following order.

 Books :

SURNAME, NAME, Publication Year, Name of Book, Publishing, Place of Publication, ISBN.

MERCER, P.A. and SMITH, G., 1993, Private Viewdata in the UK, 2

Journals:

SURNAME, NAME, Publication Year, Name of Article, Name of Journal, Volume Number and Page Numbers.

EVANS, W.A., 1994, Approaches to Intelligent Information Retrieval, Information  Processing and Management, 7 (2), 147-168.

Conferences:

SURNAME, NAME, Publication Year, Name of Report, Name of Conference Bulletin, Date and  Conference Place, Place of Publication: Publishing, Page Numbers

SILVER, K., 1991, Electronic Mail: The New Way to Communicate, 9th International Online Information Meeting, 3-5 December 1990, London, Oxford: Learned Information, 323-330.

Thesis :

SURNAME, NAME, Publication Year, Name of Thesis, Master’s Degree/Doctorate, Name of Institute

AGUTTER, A.J., 1995, The Linguistic Significance of Current British Slang, Thesis  (Ph.D.), Edinburgh University.

Maps:

SURNAME, NAME, Publication Year, Title, Scale, Place of Publication: Publishing.

MASON, James, 1832, Map of The Countries Lying Between Spain and India, 1:8.000.000, London: Ordnance Survey.

Web Pages:

SURNAME, NAME, Year, Title [online], (Edition), Place of Publication, Web address: URL

HOLLAND, M., 2002, Guide to Citing Internet Sources [online], Poole, Bournemouth University, http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/library/using/guide_to_citing_internet_sourc.html,  [ Date Accessed: 4 November 2002].

Identification: It is particularly important that the authors get their biological material authentically identified and quote at least once, on its first citation in the paper, the technical name of the species concerned in full preceded by its popular name where possible, e.g. The water bug Sphaerodema rusticum (Fabr). Genus and species names should be italic.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible. Essential footnotes may, however, be indicated by superscribed reference marks (*, †, ‡,  ).

Statement of human and animal rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects,  authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national)  and with the Helsinki  Declaration of 1975  (revised in 2000).  If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Statement of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is an inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

Submission: The manuscript should be submitted preferably by our online manuscript submission center in the following URL: http://www.ratingacademy.com.tr/jsp/ or as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office via: info@ratinacademy.com.tr. All contacts shall be by e-mail. All the corresponding authors should have an e-mail id. All submissions will be acknowledged within a short time.

Brief checklist for submission.

  1. Have you provided a Cover Letter?
  2. Have you provided the information of the corresponding author and the other authors to the system?
  3. Have you provided an Abstract of 300 words?
  4. Have you provided Keywords?
  5. Are your Tables denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  6. Are your Figures denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  7. Are your References cited in the required format of the Journal?
  8. Is institutional approval number provided for the mammalian animal used for the experiment?
  9. Have you obtained permission and submitted documentation for all Personal Communications cited?

Technical Notes: Technical notes are shorter than research articles and may be used to describe a new methodology or to present results from new techniques or equipment. A technical note should not exceed 20 pages with any more than 5 figures and tables. These rules are valid for debates and case presentations.

Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be acceptable Corrected proofs are to be returned to the publishers.

Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make changes like typographical or minor clerical errors if necessary in the research articles. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.

Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make changes if necessary mainly to improve the quality of the paper.

The responsibility of the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the publisher.

Authors are requested to prepare the manuscript according to our journal “Instructions for authors” guidelines.

Subscription Rates and Terms: Those who are interested to obtain the electronic copy of the JSP, he/she can download it free of charge.

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

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