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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The submitted manuscript should have the following sections:

1. Title Page

The title page should include:

Manuscript title

The name(s) of the author(s)

Address(es) and email of the author(s)

ORCID’s of the author(s)

The e-mail address of the corresponding author

Running title

Suggested reviewers

2. Abstract

100-400 words. Please do not put P-value, abbreviations, or any reference.

3. Keywords

3-5 keywords.

4. Manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS-Word (preferably in .docx format) with the font Times New Roman (size 12 pt).

The manuscript should have, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Acknowledgement (if any).

Scientific names should be italic. Pages should be numbered. All lines should be numbered automatically using the MS-Word.

5. References

The author should follow APA 7 format.

Citation in the text


Dumont (1998).

(Dumont, 1998).

Smith and Johnson (2011).

(Smith & Johnson, 2011)

For 3 or more authors:

Anan et al. (2002)

(Anan et al., 2002)

Separate authors in parenthesis using; (Avsar, 1997; Weißflog et al., 1999; Kajiwara et al., 2003; Korshenko & Gul, 2005)

All references cited in the text should be quoted in this section. Journal names should be expanded. Please do not insert abbreviations. For example, expand J. Fish. Biol. to Journal of Fish Biology Provide Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for articles wherever available.


The reference list at the end of the paper


Agusa, T., Kunito, T., Tanabe, S., Pourkazemi, M., & Aubrey, D. G. (2004). Concentrations of trace elements in muscle of sturgeons in the Caspian Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49, 789-800.


Townsend, C. R., Begon, M., & Harper, J. L. (2003). Essentials of ecology. 2nd edition. Blackwell Science Publishing. 530 p.

Cooke, G. D., Welch, E. B., Peterson, S. A., & Nichols, S. A. (2005). Restoration and management of lakes and reservoirs. CRC Press. Florida, 591 p.

Book Section

Coutteau, P. (1996). Micro-algae. In: P. Lavens, P. Sorgeloos (Eds.). Manual on the production and use of live food for aquaculture, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 361. Rome, FAO. pp: 7-47.

Conference Paper

Cellario, C., & George, S. (1990). Second generation of Paracentrotus lividus reared in the laboratory: Egg quality tested. In: Ridder, C., Dubois, P., Lahaye, M. C., & Jangoux M. (Ed.). Echinoderm research: proceedings of the second European conference on Echinoderms. Brussels, Belgium, Balkema, Rotterdam. pp: 65-70.


Clarke, M. (2002). The effect of salinity on distribution, reproduction and feeding of the starfish Coscinasterias muricata (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in a rocky subtidal community of a New Zealand fiord. M.Sc. thesis, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago. 84 p.


Wray, G. A. (1994). Echinodermata. Available from: Retrieved 3/19/2004.

6. Tables

Tables should be numbered and cited in the text, for example, Table 1. All tables should have a caption above the table ending with a “.”. All tables should be inserted in the main text. The authors can indicate the insertion place of tables in the text by putting the table’s number in the bracket, for example (Table 19.

Tables must be self-explanatory, contain synthesized data, and not exceed A4 size. Data shown on graphs should not be repeated in tables and vice versa.

7. Graphs and Illustration

All graphs and illustrations should have a caption below the table ending with a “.” Graphs and illustrations should be cited in the text, for example: (Figure 1).

The font of the graphs or any text on the illustrations should be Times New Roman. The size of the text on graphs and illustrations should be 10 pt.

Submitted manuscripts should have graphs and illustrations should be inserted in the text. Graphs and illustrations can be submitted separately. If illustrations are going to be submitted separately, prepare them with the following format (with a resolution no less than 300 dpi) and determine their locations in the paper: For vector graphics, EPS for halftones, TIFF format.

The resolution of photographs must be 300 dpi at print size (original extension: jpg or tif).

Line art pictures (tif extension) must be done electronically (not scanned) and their resolution must be 600 dpi at print size.

The authors can indicate the insertion place of figures in the text by putting the figures’ number in the bracket, for example (Figure 1).

Colour illustrations will be published free of charge only in the electronic version of the journal (pdf files).

8. Copyright

By submitting a manuscript to the Water, Air, and Soil Ecosystems, you accept to transfer automatically the copyright to Cappadocia Academy Publishing. Submitting a manuscript to Water, Air, and Soil Ecosystems means that all authors have seen the paper and agree with the final form of the submitted paper and their positions in the author list. No part of the submitted paper should be published before.

9. Suggestion of potential reviewers

Authors are encouraged to suggest three potential reviewers for their papers.

10. Technical notes/ Short communication

Technical notes/Short communication has similar guidelines to original articles (above mentioned Author Guidelines) but its page number should be limited to 3-4 with merged results and discussion.


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