Instructions for Authors

EurAsian Journal of BioSciences is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal. It accepts only original "research paper" and short "research note" in English in the area of biological sciences.

Text Format

The text should be written in a Microsoft Word document in A4 format. It must be double-spaced and "12 pt `Times New Roman` font" throughout the text, and should not exceed 25 standard pages (please leave 2.5 cm from all sides), including graphs, illustrations, tables, etc. All pages should be numbered with Arabic numbers (apart from first page, numbers must be on right-top of each page). The manuscripts should be strictly in accordance with prescribed format of the journal.

Cover Letter

In the cover letter, authors should state that all the material used in the article is original, that no part has been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and that all authors have agreed to submission. The corresponding author should be named in this letter. Submission of an article to EurAsian Journal of BioSciences means all authors accept that both scientific and ethical issues (e.g. copyright) are their own responsibilities. (Please do not include the covering letter in the body of the manuscript). For rapid communication, corresponding authors should include their postal addresses, e-mails, telephone (office and mobile), and fax numbers (including country and city codes) and names and e-mail addresses for all co-authors.

In the covering letter, the author must declare that the study was performed according to the international, national and institutional rules considering animal experiments, clinical studies and biodiversity rights. Authors must also indicate that are in agreement with the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Professional proofreading

Authors whose native language is not English should have their manuscript proofread for English Language prior to submission. The manuscripts will not be printed if its language and manuscript formatting style needs significant improvement. There are many online professional proofreading services for scientific texts. If needed, we can suggest some for you. Authors make sure that the final manuscript has been carefully proofread and spell checked by a native speaker or a professional English-language editing services.

Authors must send the submissions in separate files, as follows:

1. Cover letter

2. Names of five potential reviewers

3. Manuscript

Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to critical review by at least two anonymous referees and both referees should approve the paper. The Editor reserves the right to reject, condense or make changes in the article. It is author`s obligation to satisfy the language requirements. The author should follow the grammatical rules of the appropriate language. Please proof-read content for accuracy. For reviewing purposes, the names of five potential reviewers (of international caliber) along with their complete postal and e-mail addresses, must be given on a separate page.Suggested reviewers should not be current collaborators, and should not be members of the same research institution. They should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. The first (second) name and surname of all referees should be given in full (without abbreviation).


Prof. Dr. Yunus DOGAN

Dept. of Biology Buca Faculty of Education Dokuz Eylul University 35150 Izmir-TURKEY

E-mail: ejobios [ at ]


The first submission of the manuscripts for review should be sent to corresponding e-mail address of the journal. The manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word program.

Please add line numbering to your manuscript starting at the Introduction section and ending at the reference list. Please use the word-processing feature "line numbering" to number the lines, thus making it easy for reviewers to cite specific comments in their review. Please number consecutively, every line.

Scientific Names

Scientific names of genera, species, subspecies, varieties and forms must be italicized (not family and above). Names of the species should be written with genus and species names (epithets) in full with author`s name(s) where they are seen for the first time in the text and also in tables. And following ones should be given in abbreviation form of the names. In the title and abstract, author names must not be given. Authors are requested abbreviate authors of plant scientific names precisely follow Brummitt, R. K. & Powell, C. E. (eds) (1992). Authors of Plant Names, Kew:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Kirk, P. M. & Ansell, A. E. (1996). Authors of Fungal Names, [Index of Fungi Supplement], CABl: Oxford Univ. Press., Oxford, Authors of Animal Names, uBio nameserver and Species 2000 and also their on-line versions incorporated in International Plant Names Index (IPNI): and Index Fungorum:, uBio nameserver: and Species    2000:


The first page should include the title of the article and the name(s), address(es) and e-mail(s) of author(s). Following pages must include and be in order of: Title, Abstract, Keywords, INTRODUCTION, MATERIAL AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS and REFERENCES (without Arabic numbers).

Title: It should reflect and cover the study and should be as concise as possible. The title should be informative. The authors should use descriptive clauses for title, avoiding complete sentences or questions. The title must contain no more than 125 characters, including punctuation and spaces. Only first letter of title should be in capital with a font size of 14. Taxa (if any) should be mentioned by their scientific name without authority.

Authors and their addresses: Full names of all authors (without abbreviation) should be included. Addresses should include postal (zip) code. Place an asterisk after the name of the author to whom inquiries regarding the paper should be directed.

Abstract: A short and comprehensive summary (approximately 250 words) should provide under the following headings. Background: this section should describe clearly the rationale for the study being done and the previous work relevant to the study.  Materials and Methods: mention the techniques used (Observational, analytical methods and statistical tests etc.) without going into extensive methodological detail.  Results: outline the most important findings, observations, and/or trends. Conclusions: new and important aspects of the study, potential implications and specific recommendations for future research. Avoid abbreviations (except chemical and physical units) and references. Taxa should be mentioned by their scientific name without authority.

Keywords: Please suggest no more than five keywords for the paper. These should follow the abstract, in alphabetical order, and should characterize the scope of the paper.

INTRODUCTION: Aim and importance of the topic, any essential historical background and possible contributions to the field of study should be included. Statements that need references in this section must not exceed 1/3 of the total reference list and cited references should not be more than three in such statements.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Without giving unnecessary details, used materials and applied methods in the study should be included with appropriate references in clear and accurate statements.

RESULTS: The results obtained from the study should be reported clearly.

DISCUSSION: The study should be discussed with related literatures and critical implications should be given.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: If necessary, acknowledgements to sponsor(s) and assisting individual(s) should be given as short as possible before reference list.

Literature Cited and Reference List: Author citations in the text must be as follows: Davis (1966), Takacs and Tatar (1987) or Ozturk et al. (1999) if within a sentence; (Davis 1966), (Takacs and Tatar 1987) or (Ozturk et al. 1999) if at the end of a sentence. If several papers are cited simultaneously, they should be put in chronologically, e.g. (Davis 1966, Takacs and Tatar 1987, Ozturk et al. 1999). Do not use `&`. If the author of a published material is not known or if there is no name on such kind of published material, it should be named as "Anonymous". The list of citations in the reference list must be in alphabetical order by surname of principal author. Unpublished notes, texts, abstracts/summaries of seminar, conference, symposium, etc. and web sites should not be referenced. Do not abbreviate names of journals or proceedings. If the article/book has DOI (Digital Object Identifier), the author should include it in the references.

Please use the following standard forms of citation:

a) Article from journal (DOI number):

Dogan Y, Baslar S, Mert HH, Ay G (2003) Plants used as natural dye sources in Turkey. Economic Botany 57(4): 442-453.[0442:PUANDS]2.0.CO;2

b) Article from electronic journal (DOI number):

Nedelcheva AM, Dogan Y, Guarrera PM (2007) Plants traditionally used to make brooms in several European countries. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 3, 20.

c) Chapter of book (DOI number):

Hamilton R, Crabbe H (2009) Environment, pollution and effects. In: Watt J, Tidblad J, Kucera V, Hamilton R (eds.), The effects of air pollution on cultural heritage, Springer, Dordrecht, 1-27.

d) Book (DOI number):

Okafor N (2011) Environmental microbiology of aquatic and waste systems. Springer, Dordrecht.

e) Works Presented at Meetings and Conferences (Only published materials are accepted):

Seaward MRD (1991) Biomonitoring redionuclides in East Europa, pre-and post-Chernobyl. In: Ayvaz Z (ed), Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on Environmental Pollution and Control, II, 8 June 1991, Izmir, 80-89.

f) MSc and PhD thesis:

Bayram A (1993) Ecological studies on wolf spiders (Lycosidae, Araneae) in a mixed agricultural situation. PhD Thesis, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle.


Tables and figures should be listed at the end of the manuscript, starting on a new page. Please submit tables with an appropriate legend at the head, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are first referenced in the text. Tables should be given "9 pt `Times New Roman`". Each table must be referred to in the text. Indicate footnotes to tables by lower-case, superscript letters, beginning with "a" in each table.

Sample table

Table 1. Some growth parameters of the seedlings from radish seeds germinated for 7 d in the medium of water by recovering from ABA.

Germination medium

Growth parameters

Hypocotyl percentage

Radicle length(mm)

Hypocotyllength (mm)

Fresh weight(mg/seedling)

Distilled water (Control) first 7th d





ABA first 7th d





7th d after transfer from ABA medium to distilled water







Figures, photographs, plates, maps and graphs are considered as figures. Please, limit the number of illustrations (graphs, diagrams, photographs, etc.) to the minimum needed to clarify the text. The author must provide the lettering. All elements in the drawing should be large enough to withstand reduction. Both axes of graphs must be labeled. The vertical axis must be labeled sideways and read from bottom to top.

Photographs must be of high quality and exhibit high contrast. Photomicrographs must have an internal, labeled scale marker, and the magnification must also be stated in the legend. Citation in the text should take the form of `Figure 1`, `Figures 1 and 2`, `Figures 1-3`, `Figures 3, 4, and 6`, `Figure 1a`, `Figures 1a and 1b`, `Figures 1a-1c` and `Figures 1a, 1b, and 1d`. Submit only original photographs for publication. After manuscript accepted, authors must provide separate, high resolution (300 dpi), digital files for each figure in their manuscript. Figures embedded in Word documents are not suitable for reproduction. Acceptable file formats are TIFF and JPEG.

Figure Legends

Please submit a legend for each figure. Each legend must contain sufficient explanation to be meaningful without cross-referencing with the text. The legends are part of the text, not of the figures, and should be given separately below the figures.

Nucleotide and protein sequences: New sequence data must be submitted and deposited in the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases and an accession number obtained at the time of submission. For the evaluation of manuscripts containing gene sequences, sequence data have to be made available to the referees.

The accession number should be included in the manuscript.

The most convenient method for submitting sequence data is by World Wide Web:

GenBank via Bankit:

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright & License

EurAsian Journal of BioSciences publish open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Archiving policy

Authors can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF.

Standard abbreviations

second= sec
minute= min
hour= h
week= w
microliter, milliliter, sentiliter, liter= µL, mL, cL, L
microgram, milligram, gram, kilogram = µg, mg, g, kg
metric ton= t
mole= mol
parts per million= ppm
millimeter= mm
centimeter= cm
metre= m
kilometer= km
hectare= ha
degree (angle)= °
minute (angle)= ‛
second (angle)= ”
square meter= m2
cubic meter= m3
meter per second= m/s
meter per second squared=  m/s2
reciprocal meter= m-1
kilogram per cubic meter= kg/m3
cubic meter per kilogram= m3/kg
mole per cubic meter= mol/m3
bequerel= Bq
degree celsius= °C
Kelvin= K

Units should be in the form, e.g. g cm-1 rather than g/cm.

Latin abbreviations (such as, et al., e.g., i.e., vs., etc.) are not italicized.