Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word in either "doc" or "rtf" format using a normal, plain font (e.g., 12pt. Times New Roman), double-spaced throughout with margins of 2.5 cm. Pages should be numbered on the right upper corner. Articles should normally be no longer than thirty double spaced typewritten pages including references, and organized as follows:
Title page:
The title page should include a concise and informative title, the name(s) and complete affiliation(s) of the author(s), and the address for manuscript correspondence including e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. All authors are recommended to provide an open researcher and contributor ID (ORCID). To have ORCID, authors should register in the ORCID web site: Registration is free to every researcher in the world. If the article was presented at a scientific meeting, authors should provide a complete statement including date and place of the meeting.

Abstract and key words:
Articles should contain Turkish and English abstracts. Abstracts must be no longer than 600 words. Abbreviations should not be used in the abstract. The authors should list three to five key words which can be used for indexing purposes.

Articles should be organized in five main headings: Background or introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in the text and in each table and figure and used consistently thereafter. An "acknowledgement(s)" section may be added following these sections to thank those, if any, who helped the study or preparation of the article. The acknowledgements are placed at the end of the article, before the references. This section contains statements of gratitude for personal, technical or material help, etc.

Authors should follow instructions in the current edition (6th) of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) for citations. References in the text should be cited by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 1990).
This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al., 1995; Kelso & Smith 1998; Medvec et al., 1993).

Authors should follow instructions in the current edition (6th) of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for the references. You may visit the following links for APA style:

The Basics of APA Style;
Referencing and Citation Styles: APA 6th;
Mini-Guide to APA 6th for Referencing, Citing, Quoting

The list of references should be provided at the end of the article, under the title "References", should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. The author(s) are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Examples are given below:

Journal article
Bakx, A. W. E. A., Van der Sanden, J. M. M., Sijtsma, K., Croon, M. A., & Vermetten, Y. J. M. (2006). The role of students' personality and conceptions in social-communicative training: A longitudinal study on development of conceptions and related performance. Higher Education, 51(1), 71–104.

Article by DOI
Slifka, M. K., & Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/s001090000086

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Book chapter
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York, USA: Springer.

Online document
Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. American Psychiatric Association.
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Each table must be typed double-spaced within the body of main text. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text and should include a short descriptive title typed directly above and essential footnotes including definitions of abbreviations below. They should be self-explanatory and should supplement rather than duplicate the material in the text.

Figures and Graphs:
For the best quality final product, photographs should be created/scanned and saved as either TIFF or JPEG format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi and 1200x960 pixels and should be sent electronically. Line drawings, graphs and, etc. may be embedded within the body of main text. Publication of color illustrations is free of charge. All figures should be numbered sequentially in the text with Arabic numerals and should be referred to in parentheses within the text. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a,b,c, etc.).

Figure legends
All figures should include a legend below the figure. Legends for photographs should appear on a separate page after the references. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. Abbreviations and symbols used in the figures must be denoted in the legend.