MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION


Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their article:

  • The articles must be written in English or Turkish.
  • The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript itself or any substantially similar content of the manuscript has not been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The manuscript is to be written in the WORD format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references must be 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. All figures, graphics, photographs and tables are to be given in the main text where they are mentioned and transferred to the electronic medium. The figures, photographs, graphics should be presented in the JPG, or TIFF format.
  • The title of the article should be suitable to the contents of the article and be understandable. All headings should be highlighted in boldface.
  • 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.
  • 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, Acknowledgements (if necessary) and the References.
  • The mathematical expressions should be written by using an "equation editor". The equations must be numbered within parenthesis.
  • The main text should be formed in the following order:

a.)     Abstract: The maximum length of the abstract must be 250 words. There should be 1 (one) line space left between the abstract and the key words which should not be less than 3 (three) 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 written in scientific language, putting thoughts together from diverse disciplines combining 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 at the first time when they are used in the article. The manuscript should be formed in the following order:

  • Introduction,
  • Material and Method,
  • Findings,
  • 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:

Note: It is mandatory to use IEEE system as citation reference style. The author can generate an appropriate IEEE citation reference format for each of articles by using following URL address’
https://www.refme.com/citation-generator/ieee/ or
http://www.citationmachine.net/ieee.

i. Article              [1] A. Z. Bir, H.T. Kuloglu, Y. Baykal and Y. Cai, "Beam wander characteristics of cos and cosh-Gaussian beams,", Appl. Phys. B, vol. 95, no 4, pp. 763-771, May 2009.

ii. Book               1] A. Lister, Fundamentals of Operating Systems, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984.

iii. Thesis             [1] Gergün Seçil, "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 , "The Renewable Nuclear Energy Sources ", Eco Energy (Monthly Economic and Political Magazine), Volume 37, February 2015.

vii. URL references (e-encyclopeadias, e-books and e-journals)
[1] Wikipedia, URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_address_harvesting (Visited on Feb. 8, 2010).

Article Submission
All manuscripts (including figures) must be submitted to APJES through both our Web site (www.apjes.com) and http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/apjes/. System has got its own instructions on each step.

Evaluation of the Article
There are 3 stages in the procedure of the evaluation of an article submitted to Academic Platform Journal of Engineering and Science, (APJES). The process of evaluation is completely confidential. The authors will be informed about the status of the evaluation of the articles upon their request.

  • Pre-Evaluation Process: The Editor will make the pre-evaluation of the article submitted by the author in accordance with the instructions stated at the sections of the web-site of the Academic Platform Journal of Engineering and Science (APJES) titled "Publication Policies". The articles considered to be suitable by the Editor will then be sent to at least two or three referees.
  • Evaluation by the Referees: The referees will evaluate the articles in accordance with the instructions stated at the sections of the web-site of the www.apjes.com "Publication Policies". They will fill in the "Article Evaluation Form" on-line and send to the editor.
  • Final Decision Process: In accordance with the evaluations made by the referees, the decision to accept or reject a manuscript for publication is the responsibility of the Editor, who evaluates the reports sent by the referees. However, in case the Editor considers it is of necessity, the manuscript may be sent to another referee. The editor will send referee's evaluation to the author if there is any need for correction. Once the author sends the corrected version of the accepted manuscript back to the editor, the editor will send it to the publishing manager. Then, the author will be sent the final version of the manuscript for the proof reading. After all this process, the paper will be ready for publication.

 

Scientific and Ethics Responsibility
The author(s) undertake(s) all scientific responsibility for the manuscript. All the authors must actively participate in the study. The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript itself or any substantially similar content of the manuscript has not been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere. If the manuscript had been presented in a meeting before; the name, date and the province of the meeting should be noted.

Copyright Statement
In accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. All manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer and Author Declaration Statement Form” available in www.apjes.com.

Conflict of interest
If any of the writers have a relationship based on self-interest, this should be explained.

 

Checklist for Submitted Articles
Articles must be complete. They must include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Title Page
  • Article sections
    • Turkish ( not needed if the article is written in English )  and English titles
    • Abstract (250 words) (Turkish-not needed if the article is written in English- and English)
    • Keywords (minimum 3)
    • Article divided into appropriate sections
    • Complete and accurate references and citations
    • List of references styled according to “journal requirements”
    • All figures (with legends) and tables (with titles) cited.
    • "Copyright Form" signed by all authors.