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Author Guidelines


General Instructions


Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences is an international, double blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, twice a year, published by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Selcuk. The journal invites mostly original research papers containing new insight into any aspect of Agricultural Sciences that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.


The journal's language is English.


1. Manuscript must be in double-spaced, Times and New Roman font - size 12, left alignment with word format. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly encouraged to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language, if none of the authors is so, has reviewed their manuscript.


2. Author/s must use as a dip not in case of paper production from MSc and PhD Thesis.


3. Submitted manuscript is pre-reviewed by Editorial Board of Journal in regarding the publication rules. The editor may reject manuscripts without peer review if they do not comply with the instructions for authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal.


4. Submitted manuscript is considered for preliminary assessment by the Editorial Board of journal. The Editorial Board has the right to decline the manuscript in event the manuscript does not meet the journal publishing rules. Manuscripts that meet the basic requirements are numbered and sent to three referees, experts in particular field of science, to peer review process (for max. 21 days period). Then, if the referees do not find the manuscript for publication, the related manuscript is not returned to the author, manuscript are archived. After peer reviewing, if the referees find the manuscript for publication with requires revision and corrections, author is informed and the referee's suggestions and the related documents are sent to the corresponding author. The author is sent the corrected and revised manuscript to the Editorial Board as soon as possible (max. 30 days). Then, Editorial Board takes the final decision (positive or negative) for publication of manuscript. For the content of the accepted manuscripts, no editing, changes, including addition or deletion, can be made. The author(s) are responsible for the content of the published manuscripts.


 5. Editorial Board have decided whether the manuscript is suitable or not for publication by regarding reviewer's comments and sufficiency of revisions made by author/s.


6. In most original research papers and review articles can be submitted on the understanding that the work is not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.


7. Manuscripts should be submitted to journal's by using online submission system by the corresponding author. All submissions should include following documents: Authors must sign Copyright Form of Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences and send the scanned copy.


8. After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, i.e. after referee-recommended revisions are complete, the author will not be permitted to make changes in manuscript, authors and Authors order.


9. Whole responsibilities of papers included in the journal belong to author/s. 


Manuscript Uploading


Manuscript must be uploaded by online through the link given by only corresponding author by using Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences Manuscript submission and Evaluation System. In manuscript uploading part, manuscript in pdf file format is uploaded in 'Application Upload'. In addition, following files must be uploaded:




1. Word format (2003 or upper versions) of manuscript. Some descriptive information such as author names, titles, addresses and contact information (in word format).


2. Transfer of Copyright Form. This form should be filled and signed by all authors and sent electronically as a scanned copy. Authors of the accepted papers should send the original version of this form.


3. Word file having name-surname and institute and corresponding address of authors.


4. Ethics Committee Approval (if needed).


Manuscript Preparing


Manuscript submitted to the journal should be prepared on A4 size paper, Times new Roman font-size 12, 3-cm margins on all sides of the page, left alignment, Word format. Each page and each line of pages should be numbered. Manuscript should not be longer than 15 pages (excluding figures and tables). The names of the authors must be clearly written and academic titles must not be used.


Manuscript submitted to the journal, in general, should be following orders: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if needed), and references. Authors must use 'Template Paper' from Journal web page.


Title: It should be brief and concise with bold Times New Roman, font-size 14. It should be maximum 15 words with centered to the page.


Names of the authors in normal Times New Roman - font size 12 followed by the address. Author's names and surnames should appear in full form, not as short form. Corresponding author should be denoted by an asterisk mark. Address with E-mail of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence may be sent should be given.


The title of manuscript should contain short and illustrative not exceeding fifteen words.   


Abstracts should provide clear information about the research and the results obtained, and should not exceed 300 words. 


Key words: Author should provide maximum 6 key words in alphabetical order separated with semicolons, not included in the title. Scientific or systematic name of plants and fungi etc. should be written in italic. eg. Triticum aestivum; in vitro; in vivo.


Abbreviations / Symbols: Symbols are given by using paper template. Define all symbols and abbreviations the first time they are used. Abbreviations cannot be used in paper title. Symbols should be SI unit.


Introduction: This section should be explained the problem, previous studies, especially the most recent publications. The objectives of the study should be clearly given in this section.  


Materials and Methods: In this sections, all the materials, and analytical and statistical methods and procedures should be explained.


Results and Discussions: In this section, the data and information should be presented by using tables or figures. The Editorial Board has the right to decline the manuscript in event not proper statistical analysis selection or incorrect statistical procedures use. The findings should be discussed but author/s should aware of unnecessary repetitions. Findings should be compared with other previous study literatures and reasons of similarities or differences should be defined.


Headings: Headings should be in upper case and in bold type. Sub-headings should be in lower case and Sub-Subheadings should be in lower case and in italics.


Acknowledgements: People, grants, funds, contributed to the manuscript, should be stated in this section.  




In the text, references should be cited by the authors surname and the year of publication e.g. (Ceyhan 2003), (Ulker and Ceyhan 2008). If citations are made for author/s, only year of the publication is placed through the brackets, e.g. Ceyhan (2003) or Ulker and Ceyhan (2008). For citation or references with 3 or more authors, only the first author's surname followed 'et al.'  (Ceyhan et al. 2008) or Ceyhan et al. (2008). If there is more than one reference in the same year for the same author(s) then 'a, b' letters should be added in alphabetical order, e.g. (Ceyhan et al. 2008a). If there is more than one reference for same author, semi-colon is used after the year, e.g. (Ceyhan 2003; 2008; 2012). References cited within text should be organized with original language as alphabetical (according to initial of author surname) and chronological order. Full name of the Journal, without abbreviation, should be written as italics. Abstract published in proceedings not be cited both in text and in references. Author/s are fully responsible from incorrect citation in text or in references.


Journal articles:


Ceyhan E (2004). Effects of sowing dates on some yield components and yield of dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars.Turkish Journal of Field Crops 9: 87-95.


Ceyhan E, Harmankaya M, Avci MA (2008a). Effects of sowing dates and cultivars on protein and mineral contents of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Asian Journal of Chemistry 20: 5601-5613.


Ceyhan E, Avci MA, Karadas S (2008b). Line x tester analysis in pea (Pisum sativum L.): identification of superior parents for seed yield and its components. African Journal of Biotechnology 7: 2810-281.




Akçin A (1998). Yemeklik Tane Baklagiller. Selçuk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları: 8, Ders Kitabı: 377, Konya.


Kempthorne O (1957). An Introduction to Genetic Statistic. Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.


Chapters in books


Babaoğlu M, Yorgancılar M, Akbudak MA (2001). Doku kültürü: temel laboratuar teknikleri. (Editörler M. Babaoğlu, E. Gürel, S. Özcan), Bitki Biyoteknolojisi Cilt I Doku Kültürü ve Uygulamaları, S.Ü. Vakfı Yayınları, Konya, s. 1-35.


Eteve G(1985). Breeding for tolerance and winter hardiness in pea. In Hebblethwaite PD, Heath MC, Dawkins TCK (Eds) The pea Crop: A Basis for Improvement. Butterworths, London. UK, pp. 131-136.


Anonymous (Unknown Author/s):


TUİK (2012). Tarım İstatistikleri Özeti. Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu, Yayın No: 3877, Ankara.


From Internet:


FAO (2013). Production and trade statistics. (access date:02.10.2013).


Thesis :


Ceyhan E (2003). Bezelyeebeveyn ve melezlerinde bazı tarımsal özelliklerin ve kalıtımlarının çoklu dizi analiz metoduyla belirlenmesi. Doktora Tezi, Selcuk Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü (Basılmamış), Konya.


Ceyhan E (2003). Determination of some agricultural characters and their heredity through line x tester method in pea parents and crosses. PhD Thesis, Selcuk University (Unpublished), Turkey


Conference Proceedings:


Ceyhan E, Kahraman A, Karadaş S, Avcı MA, Önder M (2011). Yemeklik bezelye (Pisum sativum L.) genotiplerinin Konya ekolojik koşullarında bazı tarımsal özelliklerinin belirlenmesi. Türkiye IX. Tarla Bitkileri Kongresi, 12 – 15 Eylül, Bursa, Cilt II: s. 659-664.


Devos P (1988). Nutritional value of lentils and chickpeas and changes during processing. In: Proceedings of Lentils for Everyone Symposium, 29-30 September 1988; Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey, pp. 174-196.


Tables and Figures:


All illustrations such as photographs, drawings, graphs, etc. must be labeled “Figure.” Number in order of mention in the text and table should be in text form not shown as an image. It should be presented as table form. Tables and figures, including caption, title, column heads, and footnotes, must not exceed 16 × 20 cm and should be no smaller than 8 cm in width. Author/s must not duplicate information that is already presented in the figures. Figures and tables should be good resolution to get high quality press. Photos contributing study results must have 600 dpi resolutions with 'jpg' format. Author/s must prefer the grey or black font instead of color. None vertical lines are allowed to use in tables and those table most be prepared in accordance of 'Paper Template'. All tables and figures must be cited in text. They must be numbered consecutively as they are referred to in the text. (Table 1 and Figure 1).  Captions of tables and figures must have clear and concise description. Captions of tables and figures, words through the tables or figures, dip not of the tables or figures must be font-sizes of 10, 9 and 8 Times New Roman, respectively. Horizontal and vertical lines must not be included in figures. However, small letters can be used if statistical comparisons are made. If tables and figures have abbreviations, they should be described just bottom of the tables and figures.



SI (System International d'Units) must be used. For decimal use, full stop or point must be used instead of comma (e.g. 1.25 instead of 1,25). In units, '/ ' must not be used and there must be one free space between units (e.g. m s-1 must used instead of m/s; J s-1 must be used instead of J/s; kg m s−2 must be used instead of kg m/s2). There must be one free space between number and symbol (e.g. 4 kg N ha-1, 3 kg m−1 s−2, 20 N m, 1000 s−1, 100 kPa, 22 °C). There is a special case for degree, minute and second (°, ′ and ″) symbols. Those symbols must be used just after the number (e.g. 10°, 45', 60"). The abbreviation of liter must be as 'L'. If the symbols are not at the end of the sentence, full stop must not be used after the symbol.


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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ISSN: 2458-8377