Instructions for Authors

Style Guidelines

The submitted manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation:

1. Title: The title should be chosen from words and terms that best describe the content of the manuscript. The title of an article should not be more than twelve (12) words; it should be bold, capitalized.

2. The Name(s) and address(es) of the author(s): The author(s)’ first name and last name should be bold addresses, on the other hand, should be normal italic letters. The author(s)’ organization(s) where s/he works and full postal and e-mail address(es) should be indicated.

3. Abstract: At the beginning of article there must be an abstract in Turkish. The abstract should clarify the topic clearly and concisely in a minimum of 75 and a maximum of 150 words. The abstract should not include any kinds of bibliographies, figures, notes etc. Leaving one line empty after the body of abstract, the author(s) must present five to eight key-words. At the end of the key-words, the abstract and key-words must be in English.

4. Main Body of the Text: The articles should be written by MS word program, and the chosen characters should be Times New Roman or similar font type. It must be typed as 12 punt with 1.5 spaces on A4 format (29,7x21 cm) paper. There should 2,5 cm free space on the margins and pages should be numbered. The article should not contain more than 7000 words. Passages that need emphasizing in the text should not be bold but in italic.

5. Section Titles: The manuscript should be organized under main titles and sub-titles in order to provide a systematical information transfer and in case of need, these headings may be numbered. The main titles (main sections, references and appendices) should be fully capitalized while the sub-titles should have only their first letters capitalized and should be written in bold characters. The sub-titles should be followed by a colon and the text should continue in the same line following the colon.

6. Tables and Figures: Tables should have numbers and captions. Vertical lines should not be used in the table while horizontal lines should be used only to separate the sub-titles within the table. The table number should be written at the top, fully aligned to the left. The caption should be written in italics, and the first letter of each word should be capitalized. Tables should be placed where they are most appropriate in the text. Figures should be prepared congruent with black-and-white printing. The figure numbers and captions should be centered right below the figures. The numbers of figure should be written in italics and followed by a full-stop while the name of the figure should be written as vertical and its only first letter should be capitalized.

7. Pictures: Pictures should be attached to the articles scanned in high-resolution print quality. The same principles for figures and tables should be followed in naming pictures. The total pages of figures, tables and pictures should not be more than 10 pages (one-third of the article).

8. Quotations and Citations: Quotations should be cited in quotation marks. If the quotation is longer that 5 lines, it should be turned into a block quote with a 1.5 cm indentation on the right and left. It must be typed as 11pt with 1.5 spaces. Citations within the text should be given in parentheses as follows:

(Berkes 1973), (Berkes 1973: 35).

When sources with several authors are cited, the surname of the first author is given and ‘et. al’ is added.

(İçli vd. 1992).

Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided as much as possible. They should only be used for essential explanations and should be numbered automatically. The principles of in-text citation should be used in order to indicate sources in footnotes.

The names of all authors should be given in the list of references in the case of sources with more than one author.

In sources and manuscripts with no publication date, only the names of the authors should be written; works without authors such as encyclopedias, only the name of the source should be given.

While quoting from a quotation, the original source should also be indicated:

“Çağatay (1962) .....” (qtd. in Kasapoğlu 1998).

Personal interviews should be specified within the text by giving the surnames and dates; they should also be cited in the bibliography. In internet references the date of access certainly should be cited and these addresses should also be added to bibliography.         [Accessed: 21.06.2012]

9. References: References should be placed at the end of the text in alphabetical order and they should be written in one of the following molds.If several references by the same author need to be given , then they should be listed according to their publication date; studies by the same author published in the same year should be shown as (1968a, 1968b).

Berkes, Niyazi (1973). Türkiye’de Çağdaşlaşma. Ankara: Bilgi Yay.

Birinci, Ali (2008) “Ali Kami Akyüz”. Türkiye’de Sosyoloji. Ankara: Phoenix Yay.

Canter, David (2011). Suç Psikolojisi. Çev. Ali Dönmez vd.,  Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.

Kılıç, Recep (2003). “Küreselleşmenin Dini Boyutu Üzerine”. Dini Araştırmalar Dergisi C.6, S.17: 11-12.


An article conforming the above mentioned criteria should be sent to the e-mail address. Following the evaluation of the judges, if some corrections asked from the author, the author needs to send a new copy to same addresses within 15 days. During the process of publication, minor changes that have nothing to do with the main structure of the article may be made by the Editorial Board.