Author Guidelines

International Journal of Secondary Metabolite (IJSM) has a fully online submission and online reviewing system. This system offers authors the option of tracking by online based review process of their manuscripts. All manuscripts must be submitted with online from the system by registering. 


The journal's language is English language.  Manuscripts should not exceed for qualitative studies 60 pages and for quantitative studies 50 pages of printed text, including references, tables and figures (one page of printed text equals about 400 words). 

For a study to be accepted for publication, approval of at least two referees is required. When referees ask certain changes within the study and if the author(s) disagree(s), s/he may withdraw the manuscript. Communication with referees will be carried out directly electronically and the coordination will be carried out by the Editor and/or subject editor.


General Principles 
Papers should be prepared with Microsoft Word in .doc or .rtf file format. Format paragraph text using the 'Normal' style in the styles menu. This puts a space before each paragraph so that a blank line is not required to separate paragraphs and automatically sets the text to double line, full justified, 12 pt Times New Roman Font layout Format the Title of the paper using the 'Title' style in the styles menu, use the 'Abstract' style for the abstract and the 'Quotation' style for paragraph quotes.

Quotations less than three lines long should be incorporated into the text using double quotation marks. For longer quotations (more than three lines or two sentences), use 'Quotation' style in the styles menu.

Number the pages consecutively with the first page containing;

  • running head (shortened title)
  • title
  • author(s)
  • affiliation(s)

full address for correspondence, including telephone and fax number, e-mail address and related subject area

A. Title

The title is to be written in font size 14, capitalise each word, and left aligned . 
The author’s name should be left aligned and written in font size 10 with his last name in uppercase. If there is more than one author, their name(s) should be added according to their contribution to the study in same format with the first author.

The affiliation, institution, city country and, if available, e-mail address of the author should be stated at below row. 

If the study is from a thesis or a project, it should be cited and referenced at the endnote with an asterisk (*).

B. Abstract
Studies can be in English,  Turkish and Russian. The abstract should be at the beginning of the article. The abstract should be written in font size 10. It should not exceed 250 words or include any reference. Following each abstract there should be 3-5 keywords describing the study. if the article is written in Turkish or Russian, an English title and abstarct should be added before from the Turkish or Russian. 

C. Sections and Sub-sections
Sections should be numbered, bold, left aligned, written in font size 12 and section titles should be written in uppercase. Subsections (second level headings) should be left-aligned, first letters in capital and all written in font size 12 (bold).

1) In empirical studies, the main text may exist of the following sections respectively;

- Introduction
- Material and Methods
- Results
- Discussion, Conclusion
- References

Following the title of the article, after the abstract, the text should begin with the “INTRODUCTION”. METHOD, FINDINGS and DISCUSSION should follow one another within the text and not begin on a separate page.

Frequently used statistical techniques should be used within the text as follows: 
Analysis of variance: “....the main effect of the age variance is meaningful [F (1.123) = 5.43, p< .05]”. When stating the correlation and chi square values, the number of subjects should be given as (n). The degree of freedom of t, F multiple comparisons (such as the Tukey test) should definitely be provided. When presenting regression analyses, R, R2, F, Beta, t and p values should be provided; when presenting the factor analysis the factor loadings of every item under a factor and every factor’s variation that gives its eigenvalue should be provided.

D. Figures
Figures and graphics should be no larger than 100x150 mm. Large figures should be numerated with caption; if a source is used, it should be mentioned in parentheses and included in the references list. Figures should be at the top of the next page following the text it is mentioned in.

E. Tables
The word “Table” should be written on the upper left side with its number; its content should be explained after the number as a title. Tables should be mentioned in the text with their numbers. Tables should be within the text (written in font size 12) or at the top of the following page. Related notes and sources should be provided under the table by using expressions such as “Note:” or “Source:” Tables should be the size of 120x120 mm and centered. In scale development studies, factor loadings table is an exception. 

F. Resources
At the end of the article, before the appendix (if any), references are written as numbered in square brackets. 


Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix and placed before the Notes and References.



Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.


Page Charges and Color Figures

No page charges are levied on authors or their institutions except for color pages.

G. References

In preparing the references, please consider American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide (6th. Edition). It should be numbered in square brackets.


[1]. Nematin M.A., Kazemeni F. (2013) Accumulation of Pb, Zn, Cu and Fe in plants andhyperaccumulator choice in Galali iron mine area, IranInternational Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 5(4): 426-432.



[1]. lverstone M., Jahnson N.W., Hardie J.M., Williams R. (1981) Dental caries: aetiology, pathology and prevention. Hong Kong: The Mac Millian Press.


Conference and symposium:

[1]. Satybaldıyeva D., Mursalıyeva V., Zayadan B.  (2016) Determination of reducing power and minimum inhibitory concentration of Crocus alatavicus extracts. Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversty, 23-27 May, p. 246. Antalya, Turkey.