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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.

Instructions for Authors

The manuscripts must be written in stylistically and grammatically sound English and submitted in 3 camera ready copies for direct photographic reproduction. Only original papers are accepted which must not exceed. The author(s) are fully responsible for the quality of their contribution (with regard to content and layout). Manuscripts which do not follow the layout of Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry will not be accepted. Authors submitting a manuscript must have obtained any printing permissions necessary in advance and agree to transfer the copyright of their article to the Publisher.

Send Manuscripts by courier or express mail or electronically by e-mail (together with a letter which must include your address(es), fax number(s) and E-mail(s) to:

Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, 06532, Beytepe, Ankara, TÜRKİYE


Preferably laser-printed in “Times” 9 points, should be submitted on good quality white paper (210 x 297 mm). total typed area: 12.5 x 21.0 cm (= 4.9 x 8.6 inches) per page, except the title page 12.5 x 15 cm (= 4.9 x 5.9 inches) which must have more empty space on the top.

Title of paper: In capital letters, centered, first line 8 cm (3.14 inches) from top of page, 12 cm, bold.
Affiliation: (single-spaced, centered) Name(s) of author(s), institution(s), country
Summary: (single-spaced, text flush left and right, 9 points) not to exceed 6 lines.
Key words: Below the Summary up to 4 key words
Body: 1.5 spaced, 2 empty lines between sections, headings flush left, text flush left and right
Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion (the latter two may be combined).
Acknowledgements: single spaced
References: (single spaced) should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. Use Arabic numerals without parentheses. Each reference ends with a period as given below;

1. K.M. Dinca, A.F. Yu, J.R. Long, Microporous metal-organic frameworks incorporating 1,4-benzeneditetrazolate: synthesis, structures, and hydrogen storage properties, J. Am. Chem. Society, 128 (2006) 8904-8913.
2. F.M.A. Neumann, X-Cell: a novel indexing algorithm for routine tasks and difficult cases, J. Appl. Cryst., 36 (2003) 356-365.
3. P.H. Chen, S.L. Lin, A combined experiment and molecular dynamics simulation study on the influence of the crosslinking on the crystallization of comb fluorinated acrylate copolymers, J Mater Sci., 49 (2014) 986-993.

Tables: (text single-spaced) Numbered with Arabic numerals. Horizontal lines only. Footnotes in letter. Integrate tables in manuscript.

Formulas, figures (300 dpi) and graphs: (line drawings only) may be typed or drawn on separate sheets and pasted accurately into spaces in the text exactly as the page will appear in the journal. Drawings and formulas should be clear, precise and attractive.

Manuscripts will be received will not be returned to authors even if they were rejected, but the author will naturally receive a written response for all manuscripts sent in.