Instructions to the Authors /


Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment (J. Black Sea/Medit. Environ. is published trimesterly. The journal publishes original researches, review papers and short communications on marine environment, rivers and atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on pollution, marine biology, physical and chemical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, maritime policy, biological conservation, coastal zone management and engineering. The papers submitted for publication must be unpublished and should contain data that have not previously been published elsewhere as a whole or in part. Review papers must provide a synthesis and critical evaluation of the state of knowledge of the subject. Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise English and conform to general style of the journal. Manuscript may be accepted for publication after the advice of two referees.


Manuscript should be typed single spaced with in format of the journal as:


  • Page size 23.5×16 cm

  • Margin bottom-top 2.5 cm, left-right 2.3 cm,

  • All text characters shold be "Times New Roman"

  • Title (14 pt, Bold) must be as brief and should not to be exceed 10 words.

  • Authors (12 pt, Bold) complete names

  • Institutional address (10 pt, Normal)

  • E mail address of the corresponding author

  • Abstract (10 pt, Normal) briefly describe the results and conclusion, less than 200 words.

  • Keywords (10 pt, Normal) maximum 6 words

  • Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion (11 pt, Normal)

  • Acknowledgement (10 pt, Normal) maximum 10 words

  • Turkish Summary (Turkish papers only) for Turkish writers (10 pt, Normal)

  • Tables and Figures in Arabic numerals must be saved within the text.

  • The authors should condense their page as max 15.

  • References in text should be cited as .... (Polikarpov 2007 or Polikarpov and Zaitsev 2000 or Polikarpov et al. 2007).


References to a journal publication

Author(s) name, year (in parenthesis), title of paper, journal name (italic), volume number, first and last page number of the paper

References to a book

Names and initial of all authors, year, title of the book, publisher, location of publisher, number of page. References to a chapter in book Names and initial of all aıthors, year, title of paper, title of the book (name of editor(s) in parethesis), Publisher, location of Publisher, number of page.



Ehrhardt, G.M., and Burns, K.A. (1992) Hydrocarbons and related photo-oxidation products in Saudi Arabian Gulf coastal waters and hydrocarbons in underlying sediments and bioindicator bivalves. Mar. Poll. Bull. 27: 187-197.

Polikarpov, G.G., Zaitsev, Yu.P., Zats, V.I., and Radchenko, L.A. (1991) Pollution of Black Sea (Levels and Sources). In: Proceeding of Black Sea Symposium 16-18 Sept. 1991, (ed., K.C. Güven), Karadeniz Eğitim ve Kültür Koruma Vakfı, İstanbul, pp. 15-42