Writing Rules

Author Guidelines
Authors are encouraged to follow the following principles before submitting their article:
• The articles must be written in English or Turkish.
• The manuscript is to be written in the WORD format.

When submitting a manuscript, the author's information should not be included in the full text.
• The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript itself or any substantially similar content of the manuscript has not been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
• If the study is a part of Master of PhD Thesis, the following description should be added: "This article is prepared from the Master's / Doctoral thesis titled "xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx" by xxxxxx XXXX under the title appropriate for articles produced from a thesis."
• Where available, URLs for the references must be provided.
• The manuscript must be prepared using the template in the link below.
• 1.15 line spacing and 11 point caliber (body) style are used throughout the text. As margins, 2 cm space should be left at the top and bottom, and 2.5 cm on both sides..
• All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All figures, graphics, photographs and tables are to be given in the main text where they are mentioned and transferred to the electronic medium. The figures, photographs, graphics should be presented in the JPG, or TIFF format.
• The title of the article should be suitable to the contents of the article and be understandable. All headings should be highlighted in boldface.
• All acknowledgements (including those concerning research grants and funding provided by individual(s) or institution(s)) should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article.
• The sections of the manuscripts (other than the abstract, acknowledgement and the references), should be given numbers. These sections should be organized in the following order: Abstracts, Manuscripts, Acknowledgements (if necessary) and the References.
• The mathematical expressions should be written by using an "equation editor". The equations must be numbered within parenthesis.
• The main text should be formed in the following order:
a) Abstract: The maximum length of the abstract must be 300 words. There should be 1 (one) line space left between the abstract and the key words which should not be less than 3 (three) in number and should be written in italics. Mathematical expressions must not be included in the abstract.

b) Manuscript: The article should start with an introduction written in scientific language, putting thoughts together from diverse disciplines combining evidence-based knowledge and logical arguments, conveying views about the aim and purpose of the article. It must address all readers in general. The technical terms, symbols, abbreviations must be defined at the first time when they are used in the article. The manuscript should be formed in the following order:
• Introduction,
• Material and Method,
• Findings,
• Discussion and Conclusion.
All these sections should be numbered. The text can also have sub-headings and sub-titles (2.1, 2.2, ...etc.).

c) References: References are given in parentheses by specifying the surname and date of the author in the text. Sources with single authors (Boran, 2003) are cited as resources with more than two authors (Day et al., 2011) and articles with two authors (Perera and Soares, 2012). If more than one reference is made to the sentence, the references are given as (Szlapczynski and Szlapczynska, 2015; Tam et al., 2009).

i. Article
Belcher, P. (2002). A sociological interpretation of the COLREGS. Journal of Navigation, 55(02), 213-224.
Bole, A., Wall, A. and Norris, A. (2014). Chapter 10 - Ancillary Equipment Radar and ARPA Manual (Third Edition) (pp. 425-457). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Brigham, F. (1972). Ergonomic problems in ship control. Applied Ergonomics, 3(1), 14-19.
ii. Book
Aybars N., Şahin B., (1995). Enerji Maliyeti, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi Yayını, İstanbul.
iii. Thesis
Usta, O. (2018). Gemi Pervanelerinde Kavitasyon ve Kavitasyon Erozyonu Modellemesi, İTÜ Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Gemi İnşaatı ve Gemi Mak. Müh. ABD, Doktora Tezi.
iv. Conference Paper
Lušić, Z. and Erceg, T. (2008). A Contribution to the Analysis of Maritime Accidents with Catastrophic Consequence. Paper presented at the 15th TIEMS Annual Conference, Manila, Philippines, November 13-16, 2018.
v. URL references (e-encyclopeadias, e-books and e-journals)
General Directorate of Maritime Trade, Statistical Information System.
https://atlantis.udhb.gov.tr/istatistik/istatistik_kabotaj.aspx [Online] [Visited on 19.02.2018]

Checklist for Submitted Articles
Articles must be complete. They must include the following:
• Cover Letter
• Title Page
• Article sections
• Turkish ( not needed if the article is written in English ) and English titles
• Abstract (300 words) (Turkish-not needed if the article is written in English- and English)
• Keywords (minimum 3)
• Article divided into appropriate sections
• Complete and accurate references and citations
• List of references styled according to “journal requirements”
• All figures (with legends) and tables (with titles) cited.

Copyright Transfer Form must be signed by all authors

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Click for Manuscript Template