Guide for Authors online

Submission Steps
The NatProBiotech Online Submission System is the designated platform for scholarly article submissions. Authors are instructed to prepare their manuscript in strict compliance with the NatProBiotech editorial guidelines. Prior to submission, ensure that the following documents are complete: the manuscript, Copyright Form, Ethics Committee Approval, and Similarity Rate Report. To upload your manuscript and associated documents, navigate to the submission portal.

Plagiarism Guidelines

Submitted articles must be screened by a plagiarism checker and should not exceed a similarity index of 25%. Alongside the manuscript, the plagiarism report obtained during the submission process must also be uploaded to the journal system.

Preparing the Submission
Write a title that effectively encapsulates the essence of your article and spans its entire scope. The title should be limited to a maximum of three lines.

The abstract must be concise, not exceeding 250 words. It should encapsulate the research objectives, methodology, key findings, and significant conclusions. Given its pivotal role in initial assessments by readers and indexing services, the abstract must be meticulously crafted. Citations are not permitted within the abstract. Abbreviations that are not commonly recognized should be avoided; if deemed essential, spell out the abbreviation at its first occurrence and use the abbreviated form subsequently.

You may include up to 5 keywords. Field-specific abbreviations are acceptable. Each keyword should be concise and not exceed one line.

Introduction Part and Citation Style

Introduction and Citation Guidelines
The Introduction should offer sufficient background information, incorporating a literature review that underlines the significance of the research at hand. For in-text citations, adhere strictly to the APA Reference Style. The format should be as follows:

For a single author: (Author Surname, Year).
For multiple references: (Author Surname 1, Year; Author Surname 2, Year).
For articles with two authors: (Author1 Surname and Author2 Surname, Year).
For articles with three or more authors: (Author1 Surname et al., Year).
If you cite more than one article by the same authors published in the same year, distinguish them by using 'a', 'b', etc. after the year (e.g., 2021a, 2021b). For an in-depth understanding, consult the APA Reference Style guides and recently published articles in NatProBiotech.

Material and Methods Part
In the Material and Methods part, describe the methodologies employed in the research in a comprehensible manner. When applicable, proper citations should be provided. If a previously published method is directly quoted, it must be enclosed in quotation marks and appropriately cited. Modifications made to existing methods must also be clearly articulated.

Results and Discussion Part
In the Results and Discussion part, present the research outcomes and contextualize them within existing literature, highlighting the contributions and significance of your work. Separate headings for Results and Discussion are not permissible.

Conclusion Part
The conclusion should offer a succinct summary of the research findings without including any references. It should be concise yet comprehensive, capturing the essence of the article.

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).


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.