Author Guidelines

WRITING RULES
Articles submitted to the journal must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Articles can be written in Turkish and English.

FORMAT
Font: Word document, Times New Roman, 12 point, single space.
Length: The maximum length for articles is 15 pages. Articles longer than 15 pages can only be considered exceptional. Notes should not exceed 7 pages and book reviews should not be longer than 5 pages.
Title page: The title and the name of the author should be written in bold and in Phrase letters on the title page. The title should not exceed ten words!

Keywords: Three to ten keywords should be listed on the front page of the article.
Abstract: All articles must have an abstract in English not exceeding 150 words.
Tables: All tables must be numbered and include a title.

Diagrams: Diagram titles should be numbered.
Illustrations: Photographs accompanying articles must be 300 dpi; line drawings 800-1200 dpi. All images must be in gif or jpeg format. Provide images in a folder using the same names referenced in the article and include the folder containing the original images in the article.
Abbreviations: All abbreviations should have a description in parentheses when they first appear.

REFERENCES
All references within the article must comply with the APA 6 format. All sources should be listed in their original language at the end of the article, on the last page. However, sources in languages other than Turkish, English and Russian, which do not use the Latin alphabet, should be given with an internationally accepted transliteration.

Examples:

Book:
Gurbilek, N. (2004). Blind mirror, lost orient. Istanbul: Metis.
Kalpaklı, M. (Ed.). (1999). Texts on Ottoman divan poetry. Istanbul: YKY
Cochrane, A. (2007). Understanding urban policy: A critical approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publications.
Zairi, M. (Ed.). (1999). Best practice: Process innovation management. Oxford, England: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Journal Articles:
Kramer, E. and Bloggs, T. (2002). On quality in art and art therapy. American Journal of Art Therapy, 40, 218-231.
Elo, A., Ervasti, J., Kuosma, E., and Mattila, P. (2008). Evaluation of organizational stress management program in a municipal public works works. Professional Journal Health Psychology, 13 (1), 10-23.

Official Publications:
Department of Finance and Management. (2006). Providing Australian Government services: Managing multiple channels. Canberra, Australia: Author.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2007). Australian social trends (Cat. No. 4102.0). Canberra, Australia: ABS.
For other reference types, please use APA 6TH STYLE REFERENCING.

AUTHOR'S DUTIES
Reporting standards:
Authors of original research reports should provide an accurate description of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Basic data should be accurately represented in the article. An article should contain enough details and references to allow others to repeat the work. Fraudulent or knowingly false statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention:
Authors are requested to provide raw data in connection with an article for editorial review and be prepared to provide public access to such data, if available (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Data and Databases Statement), and be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication, if applicable. .

Authenticity and Plagiarism:
Authors should ensure that they are writing completely original works and that they are using other people's work and/or words that it is properly cited or cited. All manuscripts accepted for IJMS will be checked by authenticate for originality and will be rejected if found to be plagiarized.
Multi, Redundant or Simultaneous Broadcast:
An author should generally not publish papers describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acceptance of Resources:
The work of others always needs to be properly approved. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the work reported.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS
IJMS reserves the right to delete any article from previously published issues of the journal without prior notice if they are found to violate the publication principles and/or terms and conditions.
Articles published by the journal may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher.
Authors can use illustrations, tables, etc., taken from other sources. Responsible for obtaining the necessary permission to reproduce.
The views of the authors of the articles in the journal are solely the views of the author and may not reflect the views of the journal, its editor, assistant editors or advisory board.

ARTICLE SELECTION AND PUBLICATION PROCESS
This journal aims at rapid publication of research results and maintaining a double-blind system for peer review; the identities of the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors.
The review process can take 2-3 weeks. In special cases, the review process takes longer, authors are notified by e-mail. Articles with significant results will be reviewed and published with the highest priority and speed. Please note that poorly prepared and unnecessarily long papers have a lower chance of being accepted.

EVALUATION
Articles evaluated for publication will be sent to anonymous referees for evaluation. In the evaluation process, the responsibility of the following articles rests with the editor and publication committee. Articles accepted for publication after the referees' evaluations are completed will be returned to the author for corrections if necessary. Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication cannot be returned.