Author Guide

ADAM ACADEMY General Writing Rules

ADAM ACADEMY is an internationally double-blind peer-review journal published twice a year by the Ankara Center for Thought and Research (ADAM).

Decisions on publication policy, scope and content of the journal are taken by the Editorial Board determined by the ADAM.


Scope of the Journal

In principle, ADAM ACADEMY aims to publish scientific researches on history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, law, religious sciences, philosophy, international relations, environment and development in the regions covering the Ottoman geography without period limitation. In addition, it is expected that the articles sent to the JOURNAL will be evaluated with respect to the scope, current and future problems of the countries in the Ottoman geography and the research questions from a specific point of view.


Editorial Principles

Academic impartiality and scientific quality are the most important criteria when evaluating articles submitted to the journal.

The manuscripts may be in Turkish, English, German, French, Arabic and Persian; for Turkish manuscripts, an English abstract must be added and for the manuscripts that are written in other languages, both a Turkish and an English summary must be provided. The official subtitles must certainly be written in two different languages, one of which is to be Turkish. The keywords and summaries for English and Turkish manuscripts must be offered in Turkish and English; the manuscripts written in other languages must be provided in Turkish and English, as well, apart from the source language of the manuscripts. In addition, English extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words are expected from the authors to be added to the end of the study to be published no matter which language they are sent, except in English. This abstract may be presented with the article or it may be presented after the article has been accepted for publication.

The authors are assumed to acknowledge that the manuscripts they write for the journal are authentic and have never been published previously even in another language or have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

ADAM ACADEMY is a refereed journal. The editorial board expresses an opinion about the preliminary acceptance of the manuscripts and hand it over to the referees. The manuscripts are referred to at least two referees. If one of the referee reports is positive and the other is negative, the article may be sent a third referee or the editor may make a final decision by examining the referee reports. The suggestions, criticism and corrections made by the referees are redirected to the authors provided that the referees’ names remain anonymous; the authors are obliged to take referees’ consult.

In case the authors are insistent upon their own manuscripts, the editorial board re-evaluates them.

In accordance with the referees’ opinions, the manuscripts cleared for publication by the editorial board are reviewed for their format, spelling rules, references and visual materials; the final assessment is conducted by the editorial coordinator provided there is no crucial defect.

The copyright of the manuscripts accepted to be published in the journal is deemed to have been transferred to ADAM ACADEMY Journal of Social Sciences. The responsibility of the opinions expressed in the published articles belongs to their authors.

It can be quoted by referring to articles and photographs.

Writing Rules

ADAM ACADEMY uses APA 6 version reference format. Manuscripts sent to ADAM ACADEMY should be prepared in reference system, format of footnotes and bibliography with American Psychological Association (APA) style.

You can automatically select APA Sixth Edition from the Applications tab in the Microsoft Office Word program.

Attention should be paid to presenting the articles sent to ADAM AKADEMİ as follows. If a condition that does not comply with the following rules is detected during the pre-check phase, the article is returned to the author without being sent to the referees, and is requested to be framed by the following rules:


Style Guidelines/Rules for Manuscripts


1. Title of the article:

Title of the manuscript should reflect the content, one that expresses it best, and should be in bold letters.


2. Name(s) and address(es) of the author(s):

Names and lastnames, the institution the author is associated with, her/his contact and e-mail addresses should also be specified.


3. Abstract:

At the beginning, the manuscript should include an abstract both in Turkish and English, briefly and laconically expressing the subject, in maximum 150-200 words. There should be no reference to used sources, figure and chart numbers.

Leaving one line empty after the body of abstract, there should be keywords, minimum 3 and maximum 8 words.


3.1 Extended Abstract:

In order to increase the international visibility of the work, this application requires an English extended abstract of 1000-1500 words. This abstract can be presented with the article, or it can be presented after the work is accepted for publication. But in the second case, the extended English abstract of the work will be re-transmitted to the English editors.


4. Main Text:

Should be typed

§  In Microsoft Office Word program

§  In Times New Roman or similar font type (Constantia etc.),

§  12 type size,

§  1,5 line on A4 format (29/7x21cm) paper.

There should be 2,5 cm on the margins and pages should be numbered. The manuscript should not exceed 10.000 words. The editorial board is authorized to publish work in exceptional cases of above 10,000 words.


5. Tables and Figures:

Tables should have numbers and captions. In tables, vertical lines should not be used. Horizontal lines should be used only to separate subtitles within the table.

The table number should be written at the top, aligned to the left, and should not be in italics. 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 in accordance with the black and white edition. The figure numbers and names should be centered just below the figure. The figure number should be written italic, it must end with a dot.


6. Citations:

Authors should avoid using footnotes as much as possible. Footnotes should be used only for explanations and numbered automatically.

ADAM ACADEMY does not use endnotes. On the other hand, endnotes should only be used for explanation, and at the end of the text. In order to indicate sources in footnotes, authors should use the principles of in-text citation. 

References within the text should be given in parentheses as follows:


Citation Table

Type of citation

First citation

Other citations

First citation in parenthesis format

Other citations in parenthesis format

One author

Brown (1966)

Brown (1966)

(Brown, 1966, p. 27)

(Brown, 1966, p. 27)

Two authors

Lampe ve Jackson (1982)

Lampe ve Jackson (1982)

(Lampe & Jackson 1982, p. 44)

Lampe & Jackson 1982, s. 44)

3-4-5 authors

Bulut, Akkemik, ve Göksal (2012)

Bulut et al.  (2012)

(Bulut, Akkemik, & Göksal, 2012, p. 25)

(Bulut et al., 2012, p. 25)

6+ authors

Abisel et al.  (2005)

Abisel et al.  (2005)

(Abisel et al., 2005, p. 65)

(Abisel et al., 2005, p. 65)

Author groups, can be understood with abbreviation

Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK, 2015)


(Turkish Statistical Institute, 2015, p. 7)

(TURKSTAT, 2015, p.7)

Author groups (non-abbreviation)

Ministry of Economy (2016)

Ministry of Economy (2016)

(Ministry of Economy, 2016, p. 15)

(Ministry of Economy, 2016, p. 15)


In secondary sources quoted, original source should also be pointed to:

(Barkan, 1932 in İnalcık, 1998)


7. References:

Should be at the end of the text in alphabetical order, in one of the ways shown below.

If there are more than one source by the same author, then they will be listed according to their publication date; sources of the same author published in the same year will be shown as (1995a, 1995b).


Some examples:

Pamuk, Ş. (2004). The evolution of financial institutions in the Ottoman Empire, 1600–1914. Financial History Review, 11(1), 7-32. doi: 10.1017/S0968565004000022

Çadırcı, M. (1991). Tanzimat döneminde Anadolu kentleri'nin sosyal ve ekonomik yapıları (Vol. 124). Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi.

Demir, C., & Çevirgen, A. (2006). Ekoturizm yönetimi. Nobel Yayınları. İstanbul.

İnalcık, H., & Quataert, D. (Eds.). (1994). An economic and social history of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914. Cambridge University Press.

Bulut, M., & Korkut, C. (2017). A Look at Cash Waqfs as Islamic Financial Institutions and Instruments. In Critical Issues and Challenges in Islamic Economics and Finance Development (pp. 85-96). Springer International Publishing.

Shaw, S. (1982). Osmanlı İmparatorluğu. Çev. Mehmet Harmancı, İstanbul: Sermet Matbaası.

Karagöl, E. T., & Akgeyik, T. (2010). Türkiye’de İstihdam Durumu: Genel Eğilimler. Siyaset, Ekonomi ve Toplum Araştırmaları Vakfı, 21.

Bulut, M. (2011). Gelişen Avrupa Genişleyen Osmanlı’dan Günümüze Dünya Ekonomisi’nde Değişen Dengeler ve Yeni Merkez. ADAM AKADEMİ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 1(1), 11-28.