Author Guidelines

Authors can create an account and submit their papers online. Submited paper must be written in Microsoft Word docyment, as clear and as simple as possible English. Preferred maximum paper length for the papers is 40 pages, including figures.

The text is doble-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The title will be bold 14-point, and the author will be 12-point italic. Figures have caption in bottom-center side, and tables have captions in left-top side. Use a tab for identing each paragraph and the subtitles, too. The subtitles will be bold 12-point. 

All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by the members of the scientific board or independent experts, who will provide a written feedback with comments and ratings. Authors will be notified of acceptance in maximum 6 weeks. Accepted manuscripts should be revised according to the comments of the reviewers and of the editors.

It is understood that only original manuscripts can be submitted to the journal. The work has to be an unpublished one, which is not under consideration somewhere else. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education (IJATE) does not tolerate plagiarism, and absolutely requires proper citation. Each submitted paper will be checked for originality using both human evaluation and an anti-plagiarism software. 

You can download the article template here.

 A. Title
The title is to be written in font size 14pt (Times New Roman), capitalise each word, and left aligned . 
The author’s name should be left aligned and written in font size 12pt with his last name in uppercase. If there is more than one author, their name(s) should be added according to their contribution to the study in same format with the first author.

The affiliation, institution, city country and, if available, e-mail address of the author should be stated at below row. 

B. Abstract

The publication language is English. The abstract should be at the beginning of the article. The abstract should be written in font size 10pt. It should not exceed 250 words or include any reference. Following each abstract there should be 3-6 keywords describing the study. 

C. Sections and Sub-sections

1) In empirical studies, the main text may exist of the following sections respectively;

-     Introduction

-      Method

-      Population and sample (study group or participants)

-      Data collection method(s)/technique(s)/tool(s)

-      Data Analysis

-      Findings

-      Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestions

-      References

2) Scale Development Studies may consist of the following sections;

-      Introduction

-      Item writing

-      Pilot application

-      Trial application (may be more than once), its sample, application process and conditions

-      Item analysis

-      Reliability studies

-      Validity studies

-      Evaluation of the scale scores

-      Educational Applications and/or Implications

-      Conclusion and/or Suggestions

-      References

Following the title of the article, after the abstract, the text should begin with the “INTRODUCTION”. METHOD, FINDINGS and DISCUSSION should follow one another within the text and not begin on a separate page.

Frequently used statistical techniques should be used within the text as follows: 
Analysis of variance: “....the main effect of the age variance is meaningful [F (1,123) = 5.43, p< .05]”. When stating the correlation and chi square values, the number of subjects should be given as (n). The degree of freedom of t, F multiple comparisons (such as the Tukey test) should definitely be provided. When presenting regression analyses, R, R2, F, Beta, t and p values should be provided; when presenting the factor analysis the factor loadings of every item under a factor and every factor’s variation that gives its eigenvalue should be provided.

D. Figures
Figures and graphics should be no larger than 100x150 mm. Large figures should be numerated with caption; if a source is used, it should be mentioned in parentheses and included in the references list. Figures should be at the top of the next page following the text it is mentioned in.

E. Tables
Tables is to be written in font size 11pt (Times New Roman). The word “Table” should be written on the upper left side with its number; its content should be explained after the number as a title. Tables should be mentioned in the text with their numbers. Tables should be within the text or at the top of the following page. Related notes and sources should be provided under the table by using expressions such as “Note:” or “Source:” Tables should be the size of 120x120 mm and centered (Justified table arrangements are suggested and should be preferred). In scale development studies, factor loadings table is an exception. 

F. A manuscript written differently language

The publication language of the journal is English. If a manuscript  submitted in Turkish language, it should also in English version to be published. 

G. Resources
At the end of the article, before the appendix (if any), references are written alphabetically according to the authors’ last name or the name of the institution. References should be written in font size 12pt and APA style.

one publication at the same time

Follows alphabetical order according to the author’s surname: “Studies carried out in this field (Salihoglu, 1997; Karadeniz, 1996; Fisher, 1996) have shown...”.

H.1. Citation
H.1.1. Single Author
“Akyol (1999), .........”; “According to Akyol (1999) ........”; “(Akyol, 1999)”.

H.1.2. Two authors
“Friend & Bursuck (2002), .......”; “According to Friend & Bursuck (2002) ...”; “(Friend & Bursuck, 2002)”.

H.1.3. Three – Five authors
Last names of the authors are given according to the sequence they are given in the study: “(Gersten, Fuchs, Williams and Baker, 2001)”. If it is required to cite the same study for the second time, only the first author’s last name is given together with the “et al.” expression: “(Gersten et al. 2001)”.

H.1.4. Six or more authors
Within the text, only the first author’s last name is given together with the “et al.” expression. “(Karaca et al. 2002)”. However, in the references all of the authors’ names are provided.

H.1.5. Institutions
When citing the institution for the first time, its full name with its abbreviation and date are written: “(Ministry of National Education [MEB], 1999)”.

H.1.6. Studies with different authors sharing the same last name
In order to differentiate different studies of authors sharing the same last name, the initials of their first names are written as well: “E. Ekici (2006) and F. Ekici (2004) have mentioned in their studies that... ”.

H.1.7. Same author having more than one study in the same year
In case of having cited an author’s different studies of the same year, a letter is added to the date: “(Brown, 2002a)”; “(Brown, 2002b)”.

H.1.8. Citations in another resource.
The secondary source a citation is taken from is given in the references. In the text, however, those who carried out the original study are mentioned. After mentioning the original source the citation was originally cited from in the secondary source, the secondary source is referred to with the expression “cited in”: “…  the approach of Russou is taken into consideration (cited in Toller, 2002).”; “(Pamir and Ishak; cited in Ayhan, 2009).”.


Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix and placed before the Notes and References.


Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

Page Charges and Color Figures

No page charges are levied on authors or their institutions except for color pages.

H.2. References

In preparing the references, please consider American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide (6th. Edition)


All communications during the review and editorial process are to be made to the  Editor


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