Guide for Authors online

Submission Steps
NatProBiotech online submission system will help you in all steps. Please prepare your manuscript, Copyright Form and Similarity Rate Report before submission. You can use this link to submit your article.

Referee Review Process
When an article is submitted, firstly the editor reviews the article. Then the Spelling and Language Editor examines it. Then, NatProBiotech delete all parts in article that can identify the authors before entering the referee process. This allows the double blind referee to be examined. Articles deemed appropriate to be included in the referee process are sent to at least two referees who are experts in their fields. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. If the article has been uploaded by one editor, the journal procedures are done by another editor.

Preparing the Submission
Write a title that best represents your article and covers your entire work. The title can have a maximum of 3 lines.

The abstract part should not exceed 250 words. It should include the purpose of the research, studies, principal results and major conclusions. This part is read first by the reader and the indexes, so care should be taken to write it in a good quality. No reference should be given in the abstract section. The generally unknown abbreviation should not be used, if it will be used in the first use, it should be written open and the abbreviation should be used in the next use.

You can write maximum of 5 keywords. Field-related abbreviation can be used. Each given keyword should not be overflowing one line.

Introduction Part and Citation Style
Provide an adequate background with a literature review highlighting why work is important. For references for the text, follow the APA Reference Style. Style should be given as shown (Author Surname, 2021). If more than one reference is given (Author Surname 1, 2021; Author Surname 2, 2021). If the article to be referenced is written by an author (Author Surname, 2021). If the article to be referenced is written by two authors (Author1 Surname, Author2 Surname, 2021). If the article to be referenced is written by three or more than three authors (Author1 Surname et al., 2021 If more than one article of the same authors is referenced in the same year, state the years as 2021 , 2021 . Please read APA Reference Style files for details. For detailed information, check out the recently published articles in NatProBiotech.

Material and Methods Part
In the material and methods part, the methods studied within the scope of the article should be written in an understandable way and if necessary, reference should be given. If you are citing directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any changes to existing methods should also be explained.

Results and Discussion Part
The results of the article written should be shared and compared with other studies in the literature, emphasizing the importance of the studies. Results and Discussion can not be written on separate headings.

Conclusion Part
In conclusion part, the result of the written article should be written in a way that will not be too long and summarize without using a reference.

Nomenclature and Units
Use units that conform to the International System of Units (SI) like “g” for grams, “mL” for milliliters. If an expression such as mg mL is used. write it completely in this format in the article. If an expression such as mg/mL is used, write it completely in this format in the article. Pay attention to indicate all units used in the article in SI equivalent.
Use their scientific names of Latin equivalents to indicate plants, animals, insects etc. Follow the Latin spelling rules. Such as, Musca domestica, Arum rupicola var. virescens, Cyclamen repandum subsp. repandum, Mustela sibirica. While specifying the species names, the genus name should be written in long form in the first use, and the genus name should be shortened in the next use. When using Latin species names, the author name should be given for the first time. The name of the author should not be written in the next uses.
For chemical nomenclature, IUPAC-IUB Biochemical Nomenclature rules and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry must be followed. In chemical formulae, valence of ions should be given as Fe2+ , not as Fe++.

Mathematics and Chemical Formulas
Number written math equations and formulas and reference them in the text (1). If abbreviations are used in the formula, explain these abbreviations in the next sentence. Math formulas and equations can also be made using the equation in Word program.

                                                                          SA % = (Ab – As / Ab ) x 100                                                             (1)

where Ab is the absorbance value of the control (methanol) and As is the absorbance value of sample involving extract. In chemical formulas, lower and upper symbols should be clear.

Tables and Figures
Tables and figures must be referenced in the text (Table 1). For more details, please see the Article Template. All figures or photographs must be at least 500 dpi (dots per inch). 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.

Keep abbreviations consistent throughout the article. Try not to overuse abbreviations.

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. Write should be in the form of an example sentence.
“The authors are grateful to the xxx for their kind financial support.“
If no funding has been provided for research, please add the following sentence:
"This research has not received a specific grant from funding organizations in the public, commercial,
or nonprofit sectors."

References should be listed in letter order according to APA style.

Journal Articles:

Author 1 Surname, A. (Names’ first capital letter), Author 2 Surname, B. (Names’ first capital letter). (Year). Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name(italic), Volume(italic)(Issue), page range. DOI.

Books and Book Chapters:

Author 1 Surname, A. (Names’ first capital letter), Author 2 Surname, B. (Names’ first capital letter). (Year). Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, pp. 319–330; ISBN.

Author 1 Surname, A. (Names’ first capital letter), Author 2 Surname, B. (Names’ first capital letter). (Year). Title of the chapter. In Book Title, 2nd ed.; Editor 1, A., Editor 2, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Volume 3, pp. 319–330; ISBN.

Conference Proceedings:

Author 1 Surname, A. (Names’ first capital letter), Author 2 Surname, B. (Names’ first capital letter). (Year). Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year (if available); Abstract Number (optional), Pagination (optional).


Author 1 Surname, A. (Names’ first capital letter), Author 2 Surname, B. (Names’ first capital letter). (Year). Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, University Name, City, Country.


Unlike published works, websites may change over time or disappear, so we encourage you create an archive of the cited website using a service such as WebCite. Please do not use like .net, .com sites and use .edu, .org or websites accepted by institutions. Archived websites should be cited using the link provided as follows:

Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).


Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M., Babaç, M.T. (2012). Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi - Damarlı Bitkiler. Nezahat Gökyiğit Vakfı Yayınları, İstanbul.

Topal, Y. (2013). Investigation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Effects of Phenolic Compounds of Some Species of Alchemilla L. (Rosaceae) Genus. Master Thesis, Institute of Science and Technology, Bingöl University, Bingöl, Turkey.

Wong, C.C., Li, H.B., Cheng, K.W., Chen, F. (2006). A Systematic Survey of Antioxidant Activity of 30 Chinese Medicinal Plants Using the Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Assay. Food Chem.97, 705-711.

Çetin, H., Erler, F. & Yanikoglu, A. (2006). Larvicidal Activity of Novaluron, a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor, against the Housefly, Musca domestica. J. Insect. Sci., 6(50), 1-4.