Alfalfa hay yield prediction using yield monitor data and satellite imagery
The Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry is published 6 times a year by the Scientific and Technological
Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK). It publishes, in English, full-length original research papers and solicited
review articles on advances in agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, plant protection, plant molecular biology
and biotechnology, soil science and plant nutrition, bionergy and energy crops, irrigation, agricultural technologies,
plant-based food science and technology, forestry, and forest industry products. Review articles are only accepted
upon invitation by the editorial board and will still be subject to the same review process required of regular
submissions. Manuscripts must be based on original research and contain novel findings of general significance.
Studies that: 1) merely confirm known facts in just another species or materials or collected materials from fields
or markets; 2) are only of local interest; 3) are based on surveys, material collection, or economic data, and/or are
related to planning and policy; or 4) report new records and taxonomy are outside the scope of the journal and will
normally not be considered for publication.
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Internet to the Turkish Journal of Agriculture and
Forestry through the online system for TÜBITAK journals at http://online.journals.tubitak.gov.tr/login.htm?TAR.
You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. There are no page charges.
Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been published and are not going
to be considered for publication elsewhere. Authors should certify that neither the manuscript nor its main contents
have already been published or submitted for publication in another journal. The copyright release form, which
can be found at http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/genel/copyright.pdf, must be signed by the corresponding author on
behalf of all authors and must accompany all papers submitted. Please see the form for additional copyright details.
Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the
instructions for authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal. After a manuscript has been accepted for
publication, i.e. after referee-recommended revisions are complete, the author will not be permitted to make changes
that constitute departures from the manuscript that was accepted by the editor. Before publication, the galley proofs
are always sent to the authors for corrections. Mistakes or omissions that occur due to some negligence on our part
during final printing will be rectified in an errata section in a later issue. This does not include those errors left
uncorrected by the author in the galley proof.
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considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Even if a citation is given, if quotation marks are not placed around
words taken directly from another author’s work, the author is still guilty of plagiarism. Reuse of the author’s own
previously published words, with or without a citation, is regarded as self-plagiarism. All manuscripts received are
submitted to iThenticate
, a plagiarism checking system, which compares the content of the manuscript with a vast
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on the iThenticate
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Preparation of Manuscript
Style and format: Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 3-cm margins on all sides of the page, in Times
New Roman font. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered.
All copies of the manuscript should also have line numbers starting with 1 on each consecutive page. 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:
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.). If symbols such as ×, µ, ?, or ? are used, they should be added using the Symbols menu of Word. 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%).
Please use SI units. Generally, all numbers should be given as numerals (e.g., “In 2 previous studies…”); please
consult the above-mentioned style manual for full details. All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first
mention. Latin terms such as et al., in vitro, or in situ should not be italicised.
Research articles should be divided into the following sections. Principal sections should
be numbered consecutively (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, etc.) and subsections should be numbered
1.1., 1.2., etc. The total number of double-spaced pages of the Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods,
Results, and Discussion must not exceed 16.
Title and contact information
The first page should contain the full title in sentence case not exceeding 15 words (e.g., Effect of irrigation on
processing tomato yield and antioxidant components), the full names (last names fully capitalised) and affiliations
of all authors (Department, Faculty, University, City, Country), and the contact e-mail address for the clearly
identified corresponding author.
The abstract should provide clear information about the research and the results obtained, and should not
exceed 300 words. The abstract should not contain citations.
Please provide no more than 6 key words or phrases to enable retrieval and indexing. Acronyms should be
This should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, and should not include the
findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of
the question being addressed.
Materials and methods
Please provide concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical and statistical
procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented.
Brand names and company locations should be supplied for all mentioned equipment, instruments, chemicals, etc.
The same data or information given in a Table must not be repeated in a Figure and vice versa. It is not
acceptable to repeat extensively the numbers from Tables in the text or to give lengthy explanations of Tables or
Statements from the Introduction and Results sections should not be repeated here. The final paragraph should
highlight the main conclusions of the study; do not include “Conclusions” as a separate heading.
Acknowledgements and/or disclaimers, if any