Author Guidelines

Preparing a Manuscript for Submission:

To facilitate double-blind review, please ensure that your manuscript does not reveal your identity. To do this, please submit the following as two separate files:

  • a Title Page containing the Authors’ details and the Acknowledgements
  • the Complete Anonymous Text with no author details

Title Page and Acknowledgements:

Send a full cover page with the title and the authors’ names and affiliations followed by a page with the full acknowledgments.

Cover page:

The cover page should include the title; the full names of all authors (first and last) as they wish them to appear in print; the authors’ institutional affiliations; the name, address, telephone number,  e-mail address, and ORCID number of the author responsible for receiving proofs, correspondence, and reprint requests; and the current address of any author(s) whose institutional affiliation has changed since the work reported was performed.

Acknowledgments:

On a separate page list any acknowledgments, sources of support, grants, disclaimers, etc. All individuals acknowledged should be aware of the fact and agree to inclusion.

The manuscript should be in English or Turkish and prepared on the following lines:

Title: Title should be brief, specific and informative.

Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 150 to 200 words.

Key words: Following the abstract, key words not more than 5 that will provide indexing references should be listed and in alphabetical order.

Introduction: The Introduction should put your study into context. It should begin broadly, with the general context of your study, and focus down to the specific question that you address.

Methods: It should inform the reader about appropriate methodology etc.

Results and Discussion: The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures. The discussion should relate to the significance of the observations.

Conclusions: Conclusions are not an extension of the discussion or a summary of the results. Authors are advised to list important implications of their work in form of a bulleted list. Conclusions must not contain references to the cited literature.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments should include sources of support, grants, disclaimers, names of those who contributed but are not authors, etc. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

References: For in-text citations and references are done according to the rules in the guideline book of the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). For summary information about writing rules click here.

Footnotes are only used for making additional information about the text.

Page Layout:

  • A4 paper size;
  • 2,5 cm left and right edges, top, and bottom edges
  • Must align on both sides
  • Paragraphs should be indented 0,5 cm

Paragraph Structure: Click the “Line and Paragraph Spacing” button, then select After space 6 nk and 1 line spacing option.

Writing Fonts: Times New Roman, 12-point font size for text and main headings. 9-point font for footnotes

The journal invites the following kinds of submissions:

  1. Full-length articles (not exceeding 3,000 words including references but excluding Tables and Figures).
  2. Short theoretical articles (not exceeding 2,000 words including references).
  3. Review Articles (not exceeding 6000 words).

All the papers are peer reviewed. The responsibility for any statement in the article rests with the author(s). The corresponding author should commit that the article or its data has not been sent/will not be sent elsewhere for publication. If a manuscript is returned to the authors for revision, it must be resubmitted within 20-25 days of its receipt.