Turkish Journal of Physics

i) Article Types

Turkish Journal of Physics accepts the following types of submissions matching its Aim & Scope.

Original and high quality research articles, review articles (by invitation only), focus issue articles devoted to advances in frontier areas of physics as well as special issues with high-quality conference proceedings are welcome.

The editor-in-chief can change the manuscript type after the manuscript submission.

Research Articles:All research articles should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections as appropriate. Principal sections should be numbered consecutively (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, etc.) and subsections should be numbered 1.1., 1.2., etc. Do not number the Acknowledgments or References sections. A research article reports the results of original research and assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area with the relevant data and findings in an orderly, logical manner. Research articles should have an abstract of 300 words at most.

Review Articles: A review article is written to summarize the recent developments, improvements, discoveries, and ideas in various subjects. Review articles should present an unbiased summary of the current understanding of the topic.

Review articles should cover subjects that fall within the scope of the journal and are of active, current interest. Review articles should have an abstract of 300 words at most. Principal sections should be numbered consecutively (1. Introduction, 2. Historical background, etc.), and subsections should be numbered 1.1., 1.2., etc. All reviews should contain an introduction section and a conclusion section, with relevant section headings in between. The introduction should explain the importance of the subject, the text should be comprehensive and detailed.

Focus Issue Articles: Focus issue articles should present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. Focus issue articles may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant contribution to science.


All authors are required to provide their ORCID iD during the submission process so that the process of evaluation and publishing of the manuscripts can continue in accordance with our publishing policy. If you do not have an ORCID iD, you can visit https://orcid.org/ to get your unique 16-digit ORCID iD number.

iii) Instructions for Authors/Submission Guidelines

You must proofread your manuscript before submission to check for spelling and grammatical errors. During submission, please choose the most suitable category (article type) for your paper, and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files.

Papers are accepted for evaluation on the understanding that

  • they have not been published,
  • they are not being considered for publication simultaneously elsewhere,
  • they are not going to be submitted for publication elsewhere.

After a manuscript has been submitted, it is not possible for authors to be added or removed or for the order of authors to be changed. If authors do so, their submission may be canceled (see Policies and Publishing Ethics Section for details).

All authors need to send their ORCID iDs so that the process of evaluation and publishing of the manuscripts can continue in accordance with our publishing policy. Authors can visit https://orcid.org/ to get a unique 16-digit ORCID iD number.

During the first check, journal administrators may return the articles for the following reasons:

  • The manuscript is not prepared in the format provided on the journal’s website,
  • The manuscript file is not the same as the manuscript template file given on the journal’s website,
  • The number of references or pages exceed the specified limits,
  • The authors did not perform the requested corrections or provide the necessary documents within the requested time,
  • Similarity index (iThenticate result) is higher than the permitted threshold. There is no single number for the similarity percentage since each report is investigated in detail, but submissions exceeding 25% score are generally returned to authors. The resubmission of the same title without reducing the similarity score may cause a ban of the authors from the journal. Similarity reports with more than 50% scores, even in a single submission, may cause a ban from the journal and the authors’ future submissions may not be considered for publication.

a) Preparation of the Manuscript

The Turkish Journal of Physics encourages authors to use LATEX format and manuscripts that are not prepared using the template may not be considered for publication. When the manuscripts are prepared in LATEX format, the citations should be given via “cite” command during the preparation of LATEX file, not given in square brackets manually (see Manuscript Template for further details).

The manuscripts can also be submitted in word format as long as they satisfy the exact format described through Sections; however, they can only be considered for publication upon the decision of the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscripts should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections as appropriate. Principal sections should be numbered consecutively (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, etc.) and subsections should be numbered 1.1., 1.2., etc. Do not number the Acknowledgments or References sections.

  • Title and contact information

Please check the latest version of TJP manuscript template.

  • Abstract

The abstract should provide clear information about the research and the results obtained and should not exceed 300 words. It should not contain citations. Abstracts of review articles should be a brief overview of the main points from the review.

  • Key words

Please provide a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 key words or phrases to enable retrieval and indexing. Only the first letter of the first key word should begin with a capital letter; the other key words should be written in lower case. Please do not put a period at the end of the list of key words. Acronyms should be avoided. Key words should not be a virtual copy of the title.

  • Acknowledgments/disclaimers/conflict of interest, if any

Please include any necessary acknowledgments or disclaimers here. Names of funding organizations should be written in full.

All authors should also disclose any conflict of interest that may have influenced either the conduct or the presentation of the research.

  • Informed Consent

Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigations conducted with humans must clearly state that the study protocol received institutional review board approval and that all participants provided informed consent in the format required by the relevant authorities and/or boards. Please reference the relevant review board(s) and approval code(s) here.

  • Style and Format

Manuscripts that are not prepared using the latex template may not be considered for publication.

In general, the journal follows the conventions of Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Council of Science Editors, Reston, VA, USA (7th ed.).

The manuscripts should be divided into logically ordered and numbered sections. Principal sections should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, etc.) and subsections should be numbered 1.1., 1.2., etc. Do not number the Acknowledgments and References sections. 

Manuscripts must be written in English. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly advised to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language or a professional language editor has reviewed their manuscript. Concise English without jargon should be used. Repetitive use of long sentences and passive voice should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Either British or American spelling is acceptable but must be consistent throughout.

  • Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations

If symbols such as ×, μ, η , or ν are used, they should be added using the symbols menu of Word in Times New Roman font. Degree symbols (◦) must be used from the symbol menu, not superscripted letter o or number 0. Multiplication symbols must be used (×), not the letter x. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 3 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =, <, >), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 45%). However, note that the Turkish Journal of Physics strongly encourages the usage of the latex template.

Please use SI units. All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention. Any Latin terms such as et al., in vitro, or in situ should not be italicized.

  • Tables and Figures

All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), not including tables, must be labeled “Figure.” Figures must be submitted both in the manuscript and as separate files.

All tables and figures must have a caption and/or legend and be numbered (e.g., Table 1, Figure 2), unless there is only one table or figure, in which case it should be labeled “Table” or “Figure” with no numbering. Captions must be written in sentence case (e.g., Macroscopic appearance of the samples.). The font used in the figures should be Times New Roman. All tables and figures, including subfigures, must be numbered consecutively as they are referred to in the text; e.g., Figures 2a, 2b, and 2c should be referred to in the text in that order before Figure 3. Please refer to tables and figures with capitalization and unabbreviated (e.g., “As shown in Figure 2…”, and not “Fig. 2” or “figure 2”). The tables and figures themselves should be given at the end of the text only, after the references, not in the running text.

Tables and figures, including caption, title, column heads, and footnotes, must not exceed 16 × 20 cm and should be no smaller than 8 cm in width. Please do not duplicate information that is already presented in the figures. Tables must be clearly typed, each on a separate sheet, and double-spaced. Tables may be continued on another sheet if necessary, but the dimensions stated above still apply.

  • References

Do not include personal communications or unpublished data or materials (such as project final reports, websites, computer programs, poster papers, presentations, and manuscripts that are not published yet) as references. However, these materials may be inserted as a footnote in the main text. The footnotes for websites should be given in the format shown below:

Harvard University (2018). Astrophysics Data System [online]. Website http://ads.harvard.edu/ [accessed 00 Month Year].

MathWorks Inc. (2018). MATLAB [online]. Website https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.html [accessed 00 Month Year].

References within the text

References must be numbered in square brackets within the article and listed in order of their first appearance in the text.

All authors should be included in reference lists unless there are 6 or more, in which case only the first 5 should be given, followed by et al. (not italicized). Within the manuscript, cite references by their given number in square brackets. Do not use individual sets of brackets for citation numbers that appear together, e.g., [2,6], not [2], [6]. Do not include personal communications, unpublished data, or other unpublished materials as references, although such material may be inserted as footnotes in the text. In the case of publications in languages other than English, the published English title should be provided if one exists, with an annotation such as “(in Turkish)”. If the publication was not published with an English title, cite the original title only; do not provide a self-translation. Please transliterate the titles of publications published in non-Latin alphabets. Please ensure that author names are given exactly as they were published; e.g., if the names of Turkish authors were originally published with Turkish characters, include the Turkish characters: Güneş et al. [2]. If the original publication did not use Turkish characters, do not include them in your citations: Gunes et al. [2]. For all the citations, the internet source of the citation should be linked. For example, the related DOI url of the journal article should be linked to the citation.

Reference list

References should be formatted as in the Manuscript Template.

Please check Manuscript Template for instructions on how to organize hyperlinked references in LATEX

Conflicts of Interest

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ definition of conflicts of interest is as follows: “A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.”

A conflict of interest defines the situations that might raise the question of bias, direct or indirect, in the work reported. These situations occur when an individual’s objectivity is potentially compromised by a desire for financial gain, prominence, professional advancement, or a successful outcome. Conflicts can also arise for other reasons, such as personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and intellectual beliefs.

Authors should avoid entering into agreements with study sponsors, both for- profit and nonprofit, that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret. In order to preserve the reliability of the TUBITAK academic journals, authors are required to disclose all and any potential conflicts of interest when they submit their manuscripts.

Conflicts of interest are the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and science itself. That is why our editors are working diligently to ensure that what is published in our journals is balanced, evidence-based, and evaluated independently. In this manner, editors and reviewers are required to notify the journal if they find they do not have the necessary expertise to assess the relevant aspects of a manuscript, if they decide that the manuscript is very similar to one in preparation or under consideration by another journal, or if they suspect the identity of the author(s), which raises potential competing or conflicting interests.

b) Manuscript Template