Writing Rules

Writing Rules and Page Order

Manuscripts should be written on paper with 16,5x24 cm size, with MS word or similar software.

Garamond should be used as writing font in all sections of manuscript.


Top:      3 cm       Bottom: 2 cm

Left:      2 cm       Right: 2 cm

Gutter:  0 cm

Header: 1,5 cm    Footer: 1,25 cm

Titles:  Main title should be written in 3rd line in capital letters, bold, and 12 points by skipping single spaced two lines from top. It should be center aligned. English title should be written in a single spaced one line below Turkish abstract with initials capitalized, bold, 11 points, and center-aligned. Subtitles can be used in manuscripts to make the flow of information more understandable. Subtitles should be in 11 points, bold, justified aligned and should be written in the same alignment with the paragraph head (1 cm); only their initials are to be capitalized. There must be 12nk space in the front and 6nk space afterwards.

Full Names and Surnames of Authors should be written as initials capitalized, bold, in 11 points size and without title information by leaving single spaced 1 empty line after Turkish title. Title, institutional and address information should be written in footnote with the asterisk, in 9 points size as in the example.

Prof.Dr., Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of History, 35620, Balatçık, Çiğli-İzmir / Türkiye, ozer.kupeli@ikc.edu.tr , Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0532-8921 

Original research papers should contain both Turkish and English abstracts. Abstracts should be written below the full name and surname of author by leaving single spaced 2 empty lines. Both Turkish and English abstracts (titles in capitalized initials, bold, and center aligned) should be written between 150-200 words, in 10 points size, left-right 1 cm indented, justified alignment and 3nk spaced-paragraph . Five keywords should be written below abstracts.

Text should be written below abstract by leaving single spaced 2 empty lines and in 11 points size. The technical details about paragraph settings in text are below

Alignment: justified alignment

Indent:       Left: 0       Right: 0

Special:     First Line   Value: 1 cm

Spacing:    Before: 3nk After: 3nk

Line Spacing: Single

Citations can be inside the text or can be written as a separate paragraph. Citations inside the text should be written in italics and between quotation marks. Citations written as separate paragraphs should be in quotation marks, italics, 11 points size, and 1 cm indented from two sides.

Tables and table writings should be in 11 points size.

Figures and pictures can be incorporated into text or placed at the end of text. In either case, figures and pictures must be numbered and necessary explanation must be given below.

Tables, figures, and pictures are to be placed after references if they are at the end of text.   

Referencing Style

Citations inside the text must be numbered as footnotes at the bottom of page, starting from number 1. Any kind of referencing style should not be used in the text, outside the footnote system.

Below are the technical details of paragraph settings for footnotes. After applying the settings for footnotes, footnotes are to be written, pressing the tab key once and in 9 points size.

Alignment:   Justified Alignment

Indent:          Left: 0   Right: 0

Special:        Hanging   Value: 0,5 cm

Spacing:       Before: 2nk  After: 2nk

Line Spacing: Single

Names of books, journals, newspapers, and encyclopedias in footnotes should be in italics; titles of articles, encyclopedia articles, published conference papers, or book chapters should be in quotation marks.

Full information of source must be given when it is firstly referred in footnotes.

If there are translators, editors, compilers etc of cited sources, they must be referred in footnotes.



Halil İnalcık, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu Klâsik Çağ (1300-1600), (trans. Ruşen Sezer), İstanbul 2003, p. 12.

(Article, encyclopedia article, published conference paper, book section)

Halil İnalcık, “Osmanlılarda Raiyyet Rüsumu”, Belleten, XXIII/92, (October 1959), p. 583.

Halil İnalcık, “Eyalet”, Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslam Ansiklopedisi, Volume 11, Istanbul 1995, p. 548-550.

Halil İnalcık, “Köy, Köylü ve İmparatorluk”, V. Milletlerarası Türkiye Sosyal ve İktisat Tarihi Kongresi: İstanbul, 21-25 Ağustos 1989, Ankara 1990, p. 3-4.


Cahit Telci, XV-XVI. Yüzyıllarda Ayasuluğ Kazası, Ege University, Social Sciences Institute, Ph.D, Izmir 1999, p 52.

Rules for Referencing

The cited works in the text should be written at the end of the text in 10 points, bold and center aligned by leaving single spaced, 2 empty lines. They should be listed alphabetically by surname under the title of references.

Paragraph settings for Reference Writing are below

Alignment:  Justified Alignment

Indent:        Left: 0    Right: 0

Special:       Hanging  Value: 1 cm

Spacing:     Before: 2nk,    After: 2nk

Line Spacing:   Single


In case of multiplicity and variety of sources cited, classification may be done through subtitles like archival sources, manuscripts, and research studies etc.


If the cited source is an article, published paper, book chapter, and etc, the full page numbers must certainly be written.


Genç, Mehmet, Osmanlı İmparatorluğunda Devlet ve Ekonomi, İstanbul 2000.

İnalcık, Halil, “Osmanlılarda Raiyyet Rüsumu”, Belleten, XXIII/92, (October 1959), p. 575-608.

______, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu Klâsik Çağ (1300-1600), (trans. Ruşen Sezer), İstanbul 2003.

______, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nun Ekonomik ve Sosyal Tarihi, (1300-1600), Volume 1, (ed. Halil İnalcık ve Donald Quataert; trans. Halil Berktay), İstanbul 2000.