Author Guidelines

The writing rules have been rearranged by announcing on 12.05.2022 to be valid as of the 6th volume (2023 issues) of our journal.

Dear author(s),

You must include the title page, manuscript, copyright agreement and Ethics Committee document (if required) files in the first submission. The originality of the submissions is checked with plagiarism detection software. Our policy for similarity levels is the similarity with each source should not exceed 1% and total similarity should not exceed 20%. For avoiding desk rejection, authors might consider checking the similarity level before submission.

Title Page Template:
Since blind refereeing will be applied in the article evaluation process, the article name, author's name, surname, institution, contact and author's CV information should be included on this page. While submitting the manuscript, this page should be uploaded to the system as a separate file with the name of "Author Information". Fill in the requested information according to the template below without changing the format properties. The title page content MUST be filled and loaded according to the template.

Click for Title Page template.

Manuscript Template:
Please click on the article template link for all formats, sections, table and figure representations and citation (APA6) formats related to the manuscript. Manuscript MUST be submitted without changing the format properties of the article template. The titles given in the template are for example. The titles may differ depending on the type of your article.

Click for Manuscript Template

Writting Rules (You can easily access from the article template)

Paragraph and page structure: Single spacing (0 pt before, 6pt after) should be used for all parts of manuscript except tables, figures and appendices. The page structure should be determined according to the bottom, top, right and left margins 1.5 cm, A4 paper size.

Title: The title of the manuscript should be written with the first letter of the words in capital letters, Palatino Linotype, 12 pt, bold letters.

Abstract: It should be between 150-180 words. Font: Palatino Linotype, 10 pt, italicized.

Keywords: It should be between 3-5 words.

Main Text: It should not exceed the limit of 10000 words. Font: Palatino Linotype, 11 pt. Font for headings and subheadings: Palatino Linotype 11 pt, bold, justified. Hierarchical numbering should be done for sub-headings. One line space should be left before the main headings.

Tables and Figures: Paragraph structure should be set with single line spacing, but with 0 pt spacing before and after. Font: Palatino Linotype, 9 pt, left aligned. In addition, the text wrapping feature in figures and tables should be turned off. For table and figure titles (Palatino Linotype, 11 pt) and their representations, see the examples in the article template.

Appendices: Each appendix should be given on separate pages, after the references.

Manuscript should not make direct references to the author or co-authors that would reveal the identity of the author. Information about authors should be indicated on the title page for blind review purposes only.


Manuscripts can be designed according to the following sections. These sections are advisory in nature. Different designs can be made according to the method and originality of the proposed article.

Abstract: In this section, the main purpose, important results and method of the research should be stated. It is essential that the abstract is conceptualized in a way that gives the reader a clear idea of the topic and main points of the article. 

Introduction part of the study should provide a general overview of the importance of the topic that is going to be covered in the manuscript. Readers should have an insight into the topic and reasons for conducting the current study. After introducing the topic, the research aim should be clearly stated. At the end of the introduction part, the presentation of the paper structure should be provided with a short description of what is going to be addressed in each part of the manuscript. Authors are advised to avoid reviewing the literature and detail description of the methodology in this part of the paper.

Literature review: At this part of the manuscript, previous similar studies conducted in the related field should be reviewed. Authors should in briefly elaborate on topic and concepts, theoretical models and framework as well as methodology being used, with the appropriate overview of the results obtained from these studies. It is important to clearly point out to the gap in the literature and contribution that the current study will have on the overall body of knowledge. Based on what is presented in the current part of the manuscript, related hypothesis or research questions should be derived and presented.

Methodology part should be reserved for description of research design and method used to answer to study’s research questions. It is expected that the appropriate literature for using the related method is presented. In addition, it is essential to pay attention to the issues such as explaining the characteristics of settings in which the study is conducted, sampling techniques as well as data collection method. The information on how were the questionnaires or interview questions derived should be provided in detail. In addition, the research analysis used in the current study, as well as the reasons for using this particular analysis should be presented. Descriptions mentioned in this part can be avoided in the case of an opinion piece.

Findings: After the description of the methodology, results derived from the conducted data analysis should be presented at this part. What type of analysis was used as well as statistical tests, reliability and validity tests, should be properly explained at this part of the study. After that presentation of the results should come. Findings and hypotheses evaluations should be presented according to the research approach and analysis, with the appropriate elaboration on the same. Tables, graphics, and figures should be presented at this part as well. Authors should make sure not to overuse the tables, but to combine several statistical data into one table where possible.

Discussions and/or Conclusion: In this part, a brief overview of the results obtained in the study is presented. This part should start with a short turn on the research problem and how the findings of the current study address this problem. At the end of the conclusion part, theoretical and practical implications for future research and practitioners in the field should be provided.

Acknowledgement and Info: (If produced from the thesis) This article, …. University, Graduate Institutite of …., Undergraduate thesis completed at …… Department.
The article complies with national and international research and publication ethics. Ethics Committee approval was not required for the study. / In the article, the Ethics Committee approval required for the data collection phase is arranged with the University/ Institution and date/number. (It should be explained in the methodology)

References: The spelling rules specified in the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition) published by the American Psychological Association should be applied both in the text and in the bibliography.

In-text citation display:
There are different representations with one author (Adams, 1965), two authors (Chalip & Costa, 2012), three authors (Sevinç, Başaran & Clark, 2017), and more than three authors (Chalip et al., 2012). For web references, instead of the URL address, if the website belongs to an institution, the name of the institution, if it does not belong to any institution, "www" or "com, net, org, etc.“ without extensions, the website name and the year of the access date should be specified. Example: (Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2022), (Hayalgucumerkezi, 2022). A list of references in alphabetical order should be provided at the end of the article.

Example Reference Displays:

Citation to a Journal Publication;
Djurasevic, S., Adzic, S., & Stranjančević, A. (2019). Tourism Development Montenegro–Crucial Challenge Within The Structural Changes In Economy. GSI Journals Serie A: Advancements in Tourism Recreation and Sports Sciences, 2(1), 1-17.

Citation to a book;
Probst, G. J. B., & Büchel, B. S. T. (1997). Organizational Learning: The Competitive Advantage of The Future. London: Prentice Hall.

Reference to a book chapter;
O'Neil, J. M. & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), “in”Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123), NY: Springer.

Reference to Internet resources;
GSI Journals Serie A: Advancements in Tourism Recreation and Sports Sciences (2021). Ethical principles and publication policy. Accessed Address (13.01.2022):

6th Regional Directorate of National Parks (2019). Başpınar Nature Park Development Plan. Accessed Address (12.12.2019):

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Copyright: Author(s) should confirm the Copyright Contract and send it back to the editorial office. If their article is accepted for publication at ATRSS, this process should be completed before its publication. By the contract, authors confirm that articles submitted to the journal have not been published before in their current or substantially similar form. All published articles are copyrighted by publisher (GSI Journals Serie A: Advancements in Tourism Recreation and Sports Sciences)