The title should match the content and express it in the best way.

It should be centered, written in capital and bold letters (font size = 14 points) and should be concisely worded (should not consist of more than 10-12 words)


The names of the author(s) should be written on the right just below the title of the article. The name of the author(s) should be written in lowercase and surname in capital letters. Author’s affiliation, email address and ORCID number should be written under the first page.


The (structured) abstracts should include;

  • objective(s)
  • methodology
  • findings and conclusions
  • originality

The maximum length of abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words, including keywords.

For articles written in Turkish or other languages, an English abstract should be attached.


The keywords should be between 5 at least 5 to 8 and should capture the principal topics of the paper.


During the submission process, the authors will be asked to select a type of their papers. The options are as follows:

– Research Article

– Review Articles

– Case Studies

– Short Reports


Body text: Manuscripts should not exceed 8.000 words, including abstract and bibliography. Experimental, quantitative and qualitative studies should include introduction, method, results, and discussion sections in the main text.

Margins: Margins of all sides should be 2.5 cm.

Section titles: Main titles and sub-titles should be used to enable a smoother design of the paper. The main titles and bibliography should be fully capitalized and should be written in bold characters (font size = 12 points). The subtitles should have only their first letters capitalized and should be written in bold characters.

Visuals: Images such as pictures, photos, tables, diagrams should be inserted in the text centered on the pages. Numbers should be written at the bottom of each visual in 10 points (Table 1. Table 2,….). The numbers that are given to each item should also be given in the text and necessary explanations about the visuals must be clearly indicated. Authors should have received written permission to use any visual in your manuscript that has been created by a third party.

Quotations: Direct quotations should be placed in quotation marks and cited. If the quotation is longer than 2.5 lines, it should be turned into a block quote with a 1.5 cm indentation on the right and left and the font size should be 1 point smaller.

Footnotes/Endnotes: Footnotes and endnotes should only be used only if absolutely necessary.


All references must be formatted using APA 6 styles.

– Single author: (Adams 2016: 23)

– Multiple authors: (Smith et al. 2016)

– If the text includes the name of the author, only the date should be given: Alan (2014: 45) says……

– Sources and manuscripts without publication date: (Nevski)

– Encyclopedias and other sources without authors: (Only the name of the source)

– If quoted from a quotation, the original source should also be specified: Williams (2016, qtd. in Ronald 2016)

– Personal interviews: (Kokoshkin, 2015)

– Internet references should always include date of access: ( (Accessed: 15.12.2014))


At the end of the paper, authors should supply a reference list in alphabetical order (surnames first) using the style guidelines below. If available, DOI numbers should be included at the end of each reference.

– Single author:

Smith, Alan (2015). American Foreign Policy. New York:   Routledge.

– Two authors:

Adams, John and Curtis Kirk (2017). American Literature. London: Macmillan.

– If a source has more than two authors, the surname and name of the first author should be written and the rest should be indicated by et al.:

Akyüz, Kenan (1958). Fuzulî Türkçe Dîvân. Ankara: İş Bankası Yay.

– The title of books and journals should be written in italics. The title of articles and book chapters should be placed in quotation marks and require the indication of page numbers:

Berk, İlhan (1997). Poetika. İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yay.

Demir, Nurettin (2012). “Türkçede Evidensiyel”. Bilig, Türk Dünyası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 62: 97-117.

– Translator, compiler, editors’ names should be given after the author and title of the work:

Shaw, Stanford (1982). Osmanlı İmparatorluğu. Trans. Mehmet Harmancı. İstanbul: Sermet Matb.

– If an author has more than one publication of the same date, the works should be indicated as (a, b):

Develi, Hayati (2002a). Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnamesine Göre 17. Yüzyıl Osmanlı Türkçesinde Ses Benzeşmesi ve Uyumlar. Ankara: TDK Yay.

Develi, Hayati (2002b). XVIII. Yüzyıl İstanbul Hayatına Dair Risâle-i Garîbe. İstanbul: Kitabevi.

– For encyclopedia entries, the following order should be followed – the author’s surname and name, the writing date of the entry, the title of the entry in quotation marks, the full name of the encyclopedia, its volume number, publication place, publisher and the entry’s page number:

İpekten, Haluk (1991). “Azmî-zâde Mustafa Hâletî”. İslâm Ansiklopedisi. Vol. 4. İstanbul: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yay. 348-349.

– For theses and dissertation, after the surname and name of the thesis author, date of the thesis, full title of the thesis in italic characters, thesis type, name of the city and the university where the thesis was prepared should be written:

Karakaya, Burcu (2012). Garîbî’nin Yûsuf u Züleyhâ’sı: İnceleme-Tenkitli Metin-Dizin. Master’s Thesis. Kırşehir: Ahi Evran Üniversitesi.

– For handwritten manuscipts, the following order should be followed: Surname and name of the author, title of the work, library, collection, catalogue number, sheet:

Mustafa, Ahmet. Zeyl-i Zübdetü’l-Eş‘âr. Millet Kütüphanesi. A. Emirî Efendi. No. 1326. vr. 45a.

– For works on the internet:  surname and name of the author, title of message, internet address (accessed date):

Turkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankasi. “Geçinme Endeksi (Ücretliler)”. (Accessed: 04.02.2009).

– Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but not published yet: 

Atilim, Murat ve Ekin Tokat (2008). “Forecasting Oil Price Movements with Crack Spread Futures”. Energy Economics. In print (doi:10.1016/ j.eneco.2008.07.008). 

– If in the article sources written in other languages other than the language of the article are used, then the translation of these sources in the language of the article should be written in parentheses. For instance, if the article is written in English:

Karabulut, Ferhat (2019). “Cengiz Dagci’nin ve Cengiz Aytmatov’un Romanlarinda Kolhozlar ve Kolhoz Sisteminin Ruslastırmadaki Rolu” (The Role of Kolkhoz and Kolkhoz System in Russification in Cengiz Dagci’s and

Cengiz Aitmatov’s Novels). TURUK Uluslararasi Dil, Edebiyat ve Halkbilimi Arastirmalari Dergisi 7(16): 56-77.

– References given in the text should be compatible with the sources listed in the bibliography.


If the research was financially supported, all sources of external research funding must be referenced in the acknowledgements section.