Author Guidelines

GENERAL FORMAT PROPERTIES

Font                                      

Times New Roman font is used in whole text.

Page Format                       

On an A4 size paper:
Top, bottom, left and right margins: 2,5 cm (0,98 inches)
Justified
No hyphenation
Studies should be written as one column.

Paragraphs should have an indent of 0,5 cm.

Paragraph Format             

In the indent and spacing section of paragraph tab:

Left and right section should be 6 pt (0,6 line)
Line spacing should be 1,5.

Page Limitation                  

A study composed as explained above should not exceed 25 pages (1000 words).

 

SECTIONS OF APPLICATION

Heading             

Main section headings should be centered and bold. The main section heading should be coherent with the text and should be describing it. There should be a * postscript and explanation if the study is previously presented or composed out of a thesis or a project.


Author Names    

Author names should certainly not be included in the application file.

Applications including author names are not processed and returned.

Author surname be with UPPERCASE.

Need to Author position details: Prof, Dr etc. If the original article name is English, all of details must be English.

Need to Author adress details (University, faculty, departmeet etc.) If the article originallay is English, all of details must be English.

Need to Author e-mail.

Need to Author ORCID details.

 

Abstract               

Between 150-200 words.

Abstract should not include citation

If the original article language is Turkish,  Abstract have to both English and Turkish.

If the original article language is Turkish, there have been sent Extended Summary. Extended Summary don’t have to be upper 750 word.

 

Key Words                           

Between 5-8 words.

 

Main Text                            

Quantitative and Qualitative studies should include Introduction, Method, Findings, Discussion sections.

In the Method section, if a specific model is used, the model subdivision should include the Sample / Workgroup, Data Collection Tools, and Process subdivisions.

Compilation type studies should reveal the problem, analyze the relevant literature in a competent way, emphasize the deficiencies, gaps and contradictions in the literature and mention the steps to be taken to solve the problem.

In other studies, it can be modified according to the type of the subject but it should be careful not to be in the form of sub-sections in detail that will make the reader feel confused or difficult to use the text.

References                           

Both in the text and in the source books, the rules of writing specified in the book Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA) (6. edition) published by the American Psychological Association should be applied.

Tables and Graphs             

Tables, graphs, images, graphics etc. elements should be in line with text. They should not be given at the end of the study additionally. (If the tables, graphs, images, graphics etc. elements are given additionally but not in the relevant places in your file, your application will not be processed and returned).

Tables and graphs’ indent and spacing section of paragraph tab, unlike the general format, should be:

0 Left and right space

1 Line spacing.

Tables and graphs should be left justified and hyphenation should be deactivated.

Title of the table should not be written on the it as a row in the table.

Appendix                             

Each appendix should be given in separate pages after references.

Other                                    

Show p value only outside the table. Do not create a separate p column in the table. Show p values in text in italics.

 

HEADING FORMAT

Composing Heading           

Main section headings and subheadings should be capitalized (first letter in each word) (except from the conjunctions such as and, with etc.)

Table and graph titles should be edited accordingly.

Main Section Headings     

Main section headings (Method, Findings, Discussion) and the title of the study should be capitalized and centered. (There is no heading for the Introduction section).

Subheading         

Subheadings are capitalized and left justified; separated from the previous paragraph with a blank line.
Third Subheading               

Should be left justified, 0,5 cm indented and bold. Should be written in sentence case (only first word is capitalized). Ends with a full stop, paragraph continues on the same line with the heading. It is not separated from the previous paragraph with a blank line.

Fourth Subheading            

Should be left justified, 0,5 cm indented and bold italics. Should be written in sentence case (only first word is capitalized). Ends with a full stop, paragraph continues on the same line with the heading. It is not separated from the previous paragraph with a blank line.

Fifth Subheading

Should be left justified, 0,5 cm indented and italics. Should be written in sentence case (only first word is capitalized). Ends with a full stop, paragraph continues on the same line with the heading. It is not separated from the previous paragraph with a blank line. (It is suggested to avoid including more than fifth subheading).

Table and Graph

Headings              

Table and graph expressions are directly used as Table 1, Graph 1.

Table and Graph headings’ each word should be capitalized and italics.

Table headings should be above the table, left justified, each word capitalized and italics.

Graph headings should be under the graph, left justified and in sentence case.

OTHER ISSUES

Emphasis              

Do not use bold in text.

Emphasis should be done using “” or italics.

Bullets Order      

For in text ordering, avoid using one under another as 1,2,3 and use side by side as (i), (ii), etc.

Direct Citations  

Direct citations are written as left indented with 9 punto. They are not written in italics. Direct citations in a separate paragraph are not written in “”.