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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted to the journal following the Author Guidelines of the journal.

Types of Paper

Research articles, review articles, short communications, and letters to the Editor.

  • Research articles: original full-length research papers which have not been published previously and should not exceed 7500 words or 25 manuscript pages (including tables and figures)
  • Review articles: on topical subjects and up to 10000 words or 25 manuscript pages (including tables and figures)
  • Short communications: describing work that may be of a preliminary nature or a case report; preferably no more than 3000 words or 10 manuscript pages (including tables and figures)
  • Letters to the Editor: should be included on matters of topical interest and not exceeding 2000 words or 10 manuscript pages (including tables and figures)

Page Charges

This journal has no page charges.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers must be written in English. Prepare your text using a word-processing software and save in “.doc” or “.docx” formats. Manuscripts must be structured in the following order:

Title Page File

  • Title (Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae)
  • Author names and affiliation addresses (Full names should be given, no abbreviations. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. Each affiliation address should include institution, faculty/school, department, city, and country)
  • ORCID numbers for all authors.
  • Corresponding author’s e-mail, telephone number, and address
  • Acknowledgements (if applicable. Keep these to the absolute minimum)
  • Compliance with Ethical Standards
    • Conflict of Interest Statement
    • Statement on the Welfare of Animals (if applicable)
    • Statement of Human Rights (if applicable)

 Main File

  • Title
  • Abstract (Should be between 200 and 250 words. References and abbreviations should be avoided)
  • Keywords (Minimum 4, Maximum 6 keywords)
  • Introduction 
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion (Can be combined with Results section if appropriate)
  • Conclusion (Can be combined with Discussion if appropriate)
  • References
  • Table(s) with caption(s) (on appropriate location in the text)
  • Figure(s) with caption(s) (on appropriate location in the text)
  • and appendices (if any)

Manuscript Formatting

Use a 12-point Times New Roman font, including the references, table headings and figure captions, double-spaced and with 25 mm margins on all sides of A4 size paper throughout the manuscript. The text should be in single-column format.

  • Each page must be numbered with Arabic numerals, and lines must be continuously numbered from the start to the end of the manuscript.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use only SI (international system) units.
  • Use “dot” for decimal points.
  • Use italics for species name.


SilvaWorld uses APA style (7th edition). Accordingly, authors must format their references as per the guidelines below. Please ensure that each reference cited in the text is also presented in the reference list. Authors should always supply DOI or URL of the work cited if available.

In-text citation (Narrative):

…The results of Ayan (2022) support…

…Ayan and Yer (2020) indicated that…

…According to the method of Ayan et al. (2021)…

In-text citation (In parenthesis):

…It was found to be isometric (Ayan, 2018)…

…is highly susceptible to diseases (Ayan & Kara, 2019)…

…have been studied (Yer et al., 2020)…

Two or more works in the same parenthesis:

…extremely toxic for the environment (Ayan, 2018, 2019; Sönmez et al., 2020a; Ayan & Turgut, 2021)…

Citation in the reference list:

References should be listed first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically at the end of the article. The citation of all references should conform to the following examples:


Lastname, N., Lastname, M., & Lastname, O. (Year). Title of the work. Title of the JournalVolume (Issue), Page numbers. DOI

Ayan, S. (1998). Tüplü sarıçam Pinus silvestris L.fidanı üretiminde yavaş yarayışlı gübrelerin etkileri. Developmental & Comparative Immunology35(12), 1366-1375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2011.07.002

Öztürk S., &  Ayan S. (2015). Management alternatives in national park areas  The case of Ilgaz Mountain National Park. Eco mont-Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research, 4(4), 37–44. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1467-2979.2003.00121.x

Yer Çelik, E. N., Baloğlu, M. C.,  & Ayan, S. (2021). Gene expression profiles of Hsp family members in different poplar taxa under cadmium stress. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 45(10), 102-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.13229

Article by DOI (early access):

Ayan, S., Çalışkan, E., Özel, H. B., Yer Çelik, E. N., Yılmaz, E., Gülseven, O., & Akın, S. S. (2022). The influence of effective microorganisms on physiological  characteristics of containerized Taurus Cedar (Cedrus libani A. Rich.) seedlings. Cerne. https://doi.org/10.1590/01047760202228013018


Lastname, N., Lastname, M., & Lastname, O. (Year). Title of the work. Publisher.

Oidtmann, K., Xao, Q., Lloyd, A. S. (2018). The food need by the year 2050. Elsevier.

Book Chapter:

Lastname, N., Lastname, M., & Lastname, O. (Year). Title of the chapter. In N. N. Lastname, A. Lastname & B. Lastname (Eds.), Title of the book (pp. Page numbers). Publisher.

Barbati, A., Mugnozza, G. S., Ayan, S., Blasi, E., Calama, R., Cicatiello, C., Canaveira, P., Collalti, A., Corona, P., Rio, M. del R., Duccı, F., & Perugini, L. (2018). Adaptation and Mitigation. In G. A. E. Gall & H. Chen (Eds.),  State of Mediterranean Forests (pp. 51-63). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-444-81527-9.50010-5

Dissertation or Thesis:

Lastname, N. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation/Master’s thesis, Name of Institution).

Ayan, S. (1990). Determination of the characteristics of growing media and production technique for containerized oriental spruce (Picea orientalis (L.) link.) seedlings (Doctoral dissertation, Karadeniz Technical University).

Ayan, S. (1988). Appreciation on height growth of ten years of age of norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) karst.) origins in Eastern Black Sea region (Master’s thesis, Karadeniz Technical University).

Conference Proceedings:

Lastname, N., Lastname, M., & Lastname, O. (Year). Title of the work. Title of the Conference. City.

Ayan, S., Ayan, Ö., Altunel, T., & Yer, E.N. (2014). Honey forests as a example agroforestry practices in Turkey. World Congress of Agroforestry. New Delhi.

Institution Publication:

Institution name. (Year). Title of the work. URL

FAO. (2020). Forestry statistics 2018. http://www.fao.org/3/cb1213t/CB1213T.pdf

Internet Source:

Lastname, N. (Year). Title of the work. Retrieved May 15, 2020, from URL

Ayan, S. (2019). Utilization of Zeolite as plant growing media. Retrieved Jan 12, 2021, from http://earsiv.kastamonu.edu.tr/


Tables, numbered in Arabic, should be in separate pages with a short descriptive title at the top. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).


All illustrations should be labelled as ‘Figure’ and numbered in consecutive Arabic numbers, Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. in the text. If panels of a figure are labelled (a, b, etc.) use the same case when referring to these panels in the text. Figures are recommended to be in electronic formats such as PNG, JPEG, TIFF (min. 300 dpi). All figures or tables should be presented in the body of the text.

Submission Checklist

  • Author Guidelines of the journal has been read adhered
  • Title Page File
  • Title
  • Full names, e-mails, and affiliation addresses of all authors
  • ORCID numbers of all authors
  • Corresponding author’s e-mail, telephone number, and address
  • Ethical statements
  • Main File
  • Continuous page numbers
  • Continuous line numbers
  • Blinded document (no personal information is present)
  • Title
  • Abstract (150-250 words)
  • Keywords (4-6 keywords)
  • All figures and tables are numbered and cited in order in text
  • Completeness and accuracy of the references have been checked
  • References have been edited as per the Journal guidelines


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