Writing Rules

Please follow the instructions below when preparing manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Material Characterization of Applications. (If the Turkish version of the instructions is available, they are located on the designated pages of the printed issue.) Submissions welcome via website.Original manuscripts should be prepared in English or Turkish in digital form. The preferred line spacing is 1.5, the main font size 11 pt. The manuscript should be up to 40 000 characters long (excluding graphs and figures). Submission signifies that the work has not been published before and is not being considered for publication anywhere else at this time. The copy-right of a paper submitted for publication in the Journal of Material Characterization of Applications transfers automatically to the Publishers. The tables or graphs from earlier works of the same authors, if any, should be clearly indicated and the corresponding permissions for re-publishing obtained by the authors.

Each manuscript that is considered will undergo copyediting and peer review. The Journal's Editorial Board makes the final decision about publishing an item.

Organize the sections of your manuscript as follows:

  1. The header details (title of the work, authors' names, affiliations, institutions, and addresses). For communication purposes, include the email address of at least one author.
  2. A concise English abstract (no more than 270 words), followed by a list of three to five keywords.
  3. The main text that can be broken up into sections with numbers (e.g., 1, 2.1, 2.2.1, etc.).
  4. A list of bibliographical references with the text's citation order included. Put the appropriate number(s) in square brackets within the text, for example, [2, 3]. All references must be in Latin characters (if needed, they can be translated or transliterated). View the sample references below, making sure to follow the specified punctuation and style guidelines.
  5. Tables, including captions, on separate sheets. Arabic numerals are used to number the tables consecutively in the textual order in which they are cited, for example, Table 2.
  6. Graphs and figures placed on separate sheets with all the required textual information. Be aware that the publisher will not alter or redraw graphs or figures. Every artwork will be published in black and white. In the text, figures are cited in the order indicated by Arabic numerals, and they are numbered consecutively, Unless they start a sentence, figures are abbreviated to Fig., for example, Fig. 3.
  7. A list of captions for figures.

Please choose a font size that is appropriate for the text to be readable when the artwork is reduced to its final form in the Journal when creating figures, graphs, and tables. This should be either column-wide (3.3 inches, or 84 mm) or page-wide (6.9 inches, or 175 mm), portrait orientation.

On the page, portrait orientation is not permitted. When an acronym appears in a text for the first time, it should always be explained completely. Equations with numbers are written on a different line. Typeset in standard notation, the mathematical symbols are variables and functions in italic, vectors and arrays in bold roman, and standard functions (sin, exp, etc.) in normal roman.  To indicate different quantities, use single characters. If nonslanted character sub- and superscripts are used, they should indicate word abbreviations.

To avoid root signs, think about utilizing fractional exponents. Additionally, please stay away from odd symbols and excessive use of primes, hats, bars, sub-, and superscripts.

Put the equation numbers in parenthesis when referring to the text's equations, such as Eq. (3).

Verify the clarity of all Greek letters, other symbols, and subscripts and superscripts. Indicate them in the manuscript if needed.

Differentiate the italic letters v, w from the Greek u, w. DOC(X) is the file format that is accepted for copyediting. Each of the figures must have its own file.

The TIFF, PNG, PostScript and PDF are the most preferred formats for the graphic files (of resolution not worse than 300 dpi).

Sample references

Journal article

[1] A. F. Qasrawi, A. A. Hamarsheh, Structural, optical and electrical properties of band-aligned CdBr2/Au/Ga2S3 interfaces and their application as band filters suitable for 5G technologies, J. Electronic Materials 32, 1-12 (2022).

[2] E. İ. Sahin, Microwave electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of ZnNb2O6-chopped strands composites for radar and wideband (6.5-18 GHz) applications, Lith. J. Phys. 62(3), 161-170 (2022).

[3] Ch. Maeda, P. Kim, S. Cho, J. K. Park, J. M. Lim, D. Kim, J. Vura-Weis, M. R. Wasielewski, H. Shinokubo, and A. Osuka, Large porphyrin squares from the selfassembly of meso-triazole-appended L-shaped mesomeso-linked ZnII-triporphyrins: Synthesis and efficient energy transfer, Chem. Eur. J. 16(17), 5052–5061 (2010).

Alternative article referencing (to be used uniformly)

[4] P. K. Siwach, H. K. Singh, and O. N. Srivastava, Low field magnetotransport in manganites, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 20, 273201 (2008), https://doi. org/10.1088/0953-8984/20/27/273201

Contribution to an edited book or conference proceedings

[5] Th. Foerster, in: Modern Quantum Chemistry, Vol. 3, ed. O. Sinanoglu (Academic Press, New York, 1965) pp. 93–137.

[6] Ruland, Chemistry and Physics of Carbon, Vol. 4, eds. P. L. Walker (M. Dekker, New York, 1968) pp. 1-84.

[7] R. Bacon, Carbon Fibers From Rayon Precursors, in Chemistry and Physics of Carbon, Vol 9, eds. P. L. Walker, P. A. Thrower (M. Dekker, New York,  1973) pp. 1-102.


[8] L. Allen and J. H. Eberly, Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

[9] E. İ. Şahin,  M. Emek, J. E. F. M. Ibrahim,   Instrumental measurements laboratory, 1st ed. (Iksad Publishing House, Ankara, 2023).