folklore / literature
Quarterly Scienific Cultural Journal
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The Journal of folklore & literature is a Cyprus International University publication that publishes original work in the
fields of folklore, literature, anthropology, language, history, sociology, and psychology that are based on analysis and research
conducted in accordance with the scientific method. The scope of the journal includes a variety of different pieces that range
from original theoretical works to original research and analyses; to documents and interpretations; to applications or application
based works; to educational works, meta-analyses, critiques, evaluations, and book reviews.
The Journal of folklore & literature Management (Preliminary Evaluation Committee, Publication Committee, and Editor)
checks all submissions for plagiarism by submitting articles to the Ithenticate® plagiarism detection site prior to evaluating any
of the journal articles. Basic publication principles include article originality, high potential to receive citations, and suitability with
academic standards. The scientific, ethical, and legal responsibilities belong to the article authors. Papers submitted in the field of
psychology must have ethical committee approval, especially for articles being submitted as original research that contain human
participants and/or animal subjects. It is imperative that articles sent to Folklore & Literature have not been published anywhere
else and that they are structurally appropriate with the instructions indicated below.
Articles can be written in either in Turkish or English. Scientific articles should be no more than 40,000 characters (without
space); analysis/discussion/critiques should be no more than 20,000 characters (without space); and media, book review/
critiques should be no more than 5000-9000 characters (without space). Authors whose articles are accepted for publication
will receive a hard copy of the journal and a pdf of their article. No royalties will be paid to the author. Published articles can be
published elsewhere as long as it stated in the masthead.
Scientific - Academic Principles
The goal of a scientific article is to disseminate its findings acquired from research conducted by experienced field
researchers, to the larger scientific community. Scientific ethics is the starting point of a study. TUBA (Turkey’s Scientific
Academy) defines ethics as “the field of thought where people contemplate on the foundations of living a moral life and based
on these foundations, they differentiate between right and wrong, search for accurate behaviors, and develop theoretical
and scientific tools that can be applied”. This perspective is the basic principle underlying article acceptance for the Journal
of Folklore & Literature. The journal publishes articles that are in accordance with TUBA and TUBITAK (The Scientific and
Technological Research Council of Turkey)’s publication principles.
Articles with exceptional academic quality that are accepted to the journal should contain an Introduction, Methods,
Results, and Discussion section. In the introduction, a clear and concise description of the problem the article is covering should
be given. In the methods section, how the problem was approached should be described in detail and the choice of scientific
method used should be explained and justified. In the results-discussion section, examination of the findings via the scientific
method should be described and suggestions for future research as well developmental implications should be offered
Peer Review Process
Articles sent to the journal are initially examined and evaluated according to their appropriateness with the journal’s
publication principles and publication rules as determined by CIU’s Preliminary Evaluation Committee. All other technical
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additions/changes that are beyond this Committee’s jurisdiction are done in collaboration with the author(s). Upon receiving
approval from the Publication Committee and Editor, the article is sent to two expert reviewers in the associated field. During
the evaluation period, the article will go through a blind review process. In the event there is a conflict between reviewer’s final
reports, the article will either be sent to a third reviewer or a decision will be made by both the Publication Committee and Editor.
Authors are required to make the suggested or necessary corrections during the evaluation process. In the event where authors
disagree with the suggestions made, they need to indicate this with justifications. The final decision is made by the Publication
Committee. Articles sent to the journal are not returned.
Instructions for Authors
Articles should be written in “Microsoft Word Document” format where “Times New Roman” font and “12” sizes are used.
Spacing should be set at 1.5 cm and margins should be 2.5 cm all around. End of sentence words should not be separated
according to their syllables. Text orientation should be justified without any indentations, no spacing between paragraphs;
however, in the spacing section of MS Word, the “before” option should be set at 6.
First page design:
1– Author’s name (right corner, aligned right)
2– Article title (aligned right)
3– For articles that are translated, the translator’s name (aligned right)
4– For original Turkish articles, the abstract should be between 150-200 words in both English and Turkish. The English
translation of the article’s title is placed under the Turkish title, which is placed over the abstract. For articles in English, a Turkish
abstract of at least 250 words should be prepared.
5- Five to six keywords in the article’s original language, then in the abstract’s language should be provided.
6- Information to be given as footnotes at the bottom of the page include:
• Author information, denoted with a (*)
• In translated texts, information about the translated source in association with the article, denoted with (**)
• Information about the translator, denoted with (***)
Other Writing and Presentation Rules
Footnotes and Works Cited should be prepared according to the American Psychological Association’s Publication
Manual, 6. Primary sources must be indicated when secondary source citations are used. For in-text citations and other
technical applications, please visit http://www.apastyle.org/ for further details.
For articles you wish to have published in the Journal of Folklore & Literature, please send two files by e-mail; one with
detailed author information and one with no identifying names that have been saved as a MS Word document.
For all forms of communication, authors should use the following address and details:
CIU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Deanship
Haspolat Kavşağı – Lefkosa, KKTC
Telephone : (392) 671 11 11- 2600/2601
Fax: (392) 671 11 65
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com