Author Instructions

Viticulture Studies Writing Rules

  • Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal using the online system (http:///viticulturestudies.org/submit).
  • The manuscripts sent to the Viticulture Studies to be published must be prepared according to the journal writing rules.
  • Journal writing rules are also form of publishing. In order to prevent time losses, the writing  rules must be followed carefully, and the WRITING RULES AND TEMPLATE must be followed. Manuscripts that do not comply with the writing rules and template will be returned to the author / authors before starting the reviewer evaluation process.
  • Manuscripts must be written using Microsoft Office Word 2010 or later versions or equivalent word processing software.
  • Articles should be listed as title and abstract in English, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References. Articles should not exceed 20 pages including Figures, Charts and References.
  • Ethics Committee title is mandatory for studies requiring ethics committee approval, and the responsibility belongs to the author / authors.
  • Articles should be checked that the page margins are 2 cm in all directions. Chapter titles, without numbering, should be written in “Segoe UI” font and 10 font size, in bold capitals and bold letters, and the subtitles in italics and only the first letters should be capitalized. Subtitles of more than the second level should not be used.
  • All text should be written in two columns except Abstracts in Turkish and English and References. Figures and Charts that fit in each column can be left in the column or fit onto the page as a single column. Lines must be numbered on all pages except the summary page.
  • Without numbering section titles, the "Segoe UI" font and 10 font sizes must be written in bold capital and dark letters. Subtitles should be written with italic and only the first letters are large. No more than the second level subtitles should be used.
  • All Titles and text should be written without using paragraph indent. After all main titles, 1 full space should be given, and the space between the title and text should be arranged under the paragraph tab as "0" before and after. Subtitles should be arranged as "6" before and "0" after the space under the paragraph tab, without spaces.
  • Titles and all text should be written with "Single" line spacing. Gaps between paragraphs in the entire text should be arranged under the paragraph tab as "6" before and "0" after.
  • Abbreviations used for the first time in the text should be written clearly [total soluble solids (TSS)] and abbreviations should be given in parentheses. Paragraph indentation shouldn’t be used in the text and should be arranged as a double column. The units of measurement used in the text must be SI (Systeme International d’Units) units. Decimal fractions must be denoted by dots. Exponential expressions should be used when writing units. For symbols other than degrees, minutes and seconds, a space must be left between the number and the unit symbol. Dots shouldn’t be used after symbols.
  • All images in the text, such as Figures, Graphics, Photographs should be in 600 dpi resolution and JPG format. Images consisting of parts should be grouped. Author / authors should check the print quality of the shapes they use and use shapes that are suitable for high quality printing. Images should be placed in the text, the article should be named and uploaded in the text during the upload of the full text to the system.
  • All Latin names should be written in italics and the universal writing rules of the relevant field should be followed. The chemicals used in the studies should not be given under their trade names unless subject of study requires and are not compulsory.

Viticulture Studies Review Process

The manuscripts sent to the journal are subjected to preliminary evaluation considering the aim and scope of the journal, the writing rules and the compatibility of the journal template, the results of the plagiarism report. Out of the purpose and non-scope publications and according to the plagiarism report, articles with a similarity rate of over 20% are rejected. Manuscripts that do not conform to the spelling rules and template are returned to be corrected and reloaded. The preliminary consideration process is expected to take maximum of 3 weeks. 

The studies that pass the preliminary evaluation are sent to at least three reviewers by the section editors in accordance with the subject and the nature of the study. Reviewers evaluate the articles; in terms of originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of the findings and supporting the results and benefiting from previous studies. Reviewers are given 15 days to declare whether or not they agree to evaluate the study. If the reviewers accept the task, the double-blind referee evaluation process begins. Reviewers are expected to decide in this process in the following 4 ways. Referee decisions are kept for 5 years from the date of publication.

-Acceptable
-It can be accepted after the corrections (Whether the corrections have been made is checked and decided by the editorial board)
-I would like to see it again after corrections (After coming by the study authors, it will be evaluated for the 2nd round)
-Not publishable (Rejection)

This process is expected to take maximum of 4 weeks. In evaluations that are not completed within this period, the reviewer's duty is terminated and a new reviewer is assigned. The acceptance of the study requires at least two reviewers’ acceptable decision. In this case, the author is informed about the works accepted for publication and the preparation process begins.

The manuscripts, that reviewers accept as publishable but request correction, are sent back to the authors in order to make the necessary corrections in line with the opinions of the reviewers. At this stage, the authors are given a period of 4 weeks. The process is terminated for the manuscripts that are not corrected and uploaded to the system within the specified time.

The corrected and reloaded manuscripts are sent to the reviewer, if requested by the reviewer, and the second referee evaluation process starts. If the referee do not want to see the work again, the chief editor and editors make the final decision. During the second referee evaluation process, reviewers are asked to upload their second reports to the system within 4 weeks. If the reviewer do not send the second report within the specified time, the chief editor and editors make the preliminary decision.

More reviewers can be appointed to work in line with the opinion of the reviewer, this process works in the same way as the above mentioned. Following the completion of the evaluation, the reviewer opinions are examined by the editors within at least two weeks.

In the manuscripts that are corrected and reloaded after the reviewer evaluation processes, the document (Declaration Form For Second Evaluation) stating that all authors have seen and approved the corrections and signed by all authors, should be uploaded to the system.
After the second referee evaluation process, the opinions of the reviewer are reported to the responsible author by the editors.

The process is targeted to be completed within maximum of 10 weeks. However, reviewer opinions are guiding for editors. The decision to accept or reject the study ultimately belongs to the editorial board.

Manuscripts whose reviewer processes are finished and the decision is publishable, put in order and the author is notified in which issue to publish. In this decision, journal policies, editorial processes and subject distribution of articles in that issue of the journal, etc. criteria are taken into consideration.

Articles decided to be published cannot be withdrawn by the authors at this stage. Otherwise, Viticulture Studies reserves the sanction rights. For the manuscripts on evaluation stage, withdrawal demand include asking the author / authors article petition containing the retraction signed by each author's wet signature and scanned was already the journal must submit to the editorial board through the official e-mail addresses. The Editorial Board responds to the request within one week by reviewing the withdrawal notification. Authors cannot submit their work to another journal for evaluation, unless the request to withdraw the copyrighted works transferred to the Viticulture Studies is approved by the editorial board.

The Viticulture Studies declares that all evaluation processes will be concluded clearly, transparently and as quickly as possible.

Viticulture Studies Plagiarism Policy

The author / authors must check the articles they send to the journal with the software "iThenticate Plagiarism Detection" software and upload the control report to the system during application. Similarity rate must be below 20% excluding the references section. Articles over 20% as a result of the plagiarism report are rejected without being evaluated by the referee.