Current Issue

Volume: 4 Issue: 1, 7/11/23

Year: 2023

İzmir Journal of Management is one of the publications of Dokuz Eylul University.

İzmir Journal of Management is a scientific, peer-reviewed journal which publishes original theoretical and/or empirical articles.

Papers written in Turkish, English or French can all be sent to İzmir Journal of Managementl.

This journal is open to articles in the areas of economics, business administration, public administration, political science, labor economics, public finance, econometrics and international relations. Interdisciplinary works concerning the aforementioned areas are also accepted for assessment.

1.1. General Duties

• Articles submitted to the journal may be written in Turkish or English (both "British" and "American" spellings are acceptable, provided they are used consistently).
• It is a prerequisite for submitting an article that the article has not yet been published and is not currently under review by another journal.
• All submissions must be within the bounds of scholarly research and spelling rules.
• When naming the file that is uploaded to the system, authors must be careful not to use spaces between words and punctuation and not to choose long titles.
• All author names must be included on the first page of the manuscript and must not be changed or asked to be changed.

1.2. Evaluation Process and Publication Policy
• The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject articles that are not original, not in keeping with the aim and scope of the journal, and not written in accordance with the spelling rules for articles.
• All papers sent to Izmir Management Journal will be evaluated by the editors for scope, originality and contribution to the literature.
• Papers that are appropriate for the purpose and scope of Izmir Management Journal will be sent to at least two reviewers, who will evaluate them in a double-blind process.
• The editors may return the articles for revision or rank the articles according to the journal's spelling rules. The editorial board is responsible for making the final decision on whether or not to publish the articles. Responsibility for failure to comply with this notice rests with the author(s). In case of non-compliance with the rules, Journal Publication Commission reserves the right not to publish the article in question, although the evaluations of the reviewers will significantly influence the decision on publication.
• If the article is accepted, the extended English abstract must be uploaded to the system as a final step.

1.3. Ethical Principles and Conflict of Interest
• Authors are responsible for academic honesty and publication ethics. Authors are advised to read the "Ethical Principles and Publication Policies" of Izmir Management Journal. If necessary, it is recommended that ethics committee approvals and conflict of interest statements be included as an additional file with the initial submission.
• For papers requiring editorial board approval, the institution and date of ethical approval should be included in the footnote to the article title. For studies involving human subjects, researchers must obtain informed consent from participants for the proposed use. The required statement that participants have been informed of the details of the study should be included in the method section of the text.

1.4. Aim and Scope
• Authors must be sure that they have read the aim and scope of the journal before submitting their work to Izmir Management Journal.

1.5. Article Submission Fee and Copyright
• There is no application and evaluation fee for the articles.
• Authors who submit articles to Izmir Management Journal transfer the copyright of their work free of charge.

1.6. Open Access Policy
• Izmir Management Journal provides open access because it follows the principle that scientific research is made available to humanity free of charge, and this principle promotes the global exchange of knowledge. Moreover, on the condition that the articles published in the journal are cited in accordance with scientific ethics and rules, they can be freely accessed, read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, scanned, linked to full texts, indexed, transferred as data in software, and used for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal, and technical barriers over the Internet. Written permission from the journal is required for commercial use of the content. All studies published in our journal are permanently accessible free of charge in the archive of our journal ( with all appendices.


Files to be uploaded:
• Full text of the article (information that refers to the authors by name and institution may not be included in the article. Information, for example, from dissertations presented at the congress or symposium, should not be included in the article at the first submission, but should be submitted as a footnote on the "author information page"). CLICK HERE CLICK HERE FOR IZMIR MANAGEMENT JOURNAL FULL TEXT TEMPLATE.
• Author Information Page - Cover Letter (name, surname, institution, e-mail, address, ORCID no) CLICK HERE FOR IZMIR MANAGEMENT JOURNAL AUTHOR INFORMATION PAGE - COVER ARTICLE TEMPLATE.
• Similarity Report (Turnitin/iThenticate/ software may be used. Articles with a similarity rate greater than 20% (including references and citations) or greater than 3% similarity from a single source will not be considered.) (If you do not have access to these programs, please send them as a note to the editor during your submission).
• English Extended Abstract (if article is accepted - maximum 1500 words) CLICK HERE FOR THE EXTENDED ABSTRACT TEMPLATE OF İZMİR MANAGEMENT JOURNAL.

Titling the File
• When titling the file uploaded to the system, authors must be careful not to use spaces between words, punctuation marks, and choose long titles.
• The submitted article file should not be named in such a way that it bears your name or makes you think of your name.

3. Spelling Rules

Page Limit
• Articles must not exceed 20 pages, including abstract and bibliography.
Structure of Page
• Top:3cm, bottom:2.5cm, left:1.5cm, right:1.5cm, header:2cm, footer:2cm (header:1 cm, footer:2 cm on the cover page)
General View
• A two-column structure should be chosen for the main body of the article, starting with the first title. Tables, figures, and formulas should be placed so that they fit in the columns. Tables, figures, and formulas that do not fit in the column can be displayed in a single column.
• If the study is presented as a reference or is derived from the dissertation, it should be indicated with an "*" sign as a footnote at the end of the article title on the author information page.
Footnote Information
• Author information must be numbered in the order of the author. Title, institution information, e-mail address and ORCID number must be included.
• "Cambria" font in 12p must be used throughout the article.
Title of the Article
• The first letters should be capitalized, the rest should be lowercase.
Author’s Names
• If there is more than one author's name, the names should be written side by side, a comma should be placed between the names, the first letter of the name should be capitalized, the others should be lowercase, all letters of the last name should be capitalized.
• The summary should not exceed 250 words.
Key Words
• The first letters should be capitalized, at least three keywords should be included if necessary, all abbreviations should be capitalized.
JEL Code
• At least three JEL codes should be included.
• Indentions should not be used.
Title of the Text
• Titles and subtitles must be short and clear. Titles must be numbered, beginning with the introduction, and including the conclusion.
• All letters beginning with 1. must be capitalized.
• For titles beginning with 1.1 or for subtitles, the first letters must be capitalized and the others lowercase.
• Formulas and equations must be written using the equation editor. All equations should be given a sequence number. Formulas and equations must be written flush left. The sequence number must be in parentheses and on the far right of the line, in line with other equation numbers.
Title of the Table
• The title should be at the top of the table. The first letters should be written in capital letters, the other letters should be written in lower case, and tables should be numbered.
• Tables should be placed in one piece, in a single column, or on a single page. For tables that do not fit in a single column or on a single page, comment lines such as the first line should be recreated to ensure table readability for tables that overflow to the other page. Also, the text size can be reduced to be readable if needed.
Text of the Table Source
• It must be written at the bottom of the table.
Figure Title
• All graphs, maps and photographs except tables should be titled as figures. The title should be written below the graph, the first letters should be written in upper case, the others in lower case, tables should be numbered.
Text of Figure Source
• The source must be indicated at the bottom of the figure.
Source Citations
• References should be given in brackets in the text, not in footnotes. Explanatory notes should be given as footnotes at the bottom of the page. The bibliography should be in APA format and listed in alphabetical order. If the sources are electronic, information such as ISSN, ISBN or DOI can be added at the end of the source.

4. Reference Style (APA Style)

Journal Article: Single Author
Citation in text: (Şentürk, 2009)
• Şentürk, R. Açık medeniyet ve sosyal içerme. Muhafazakar Düşünce Dergisi, 6(21-22), 41-49.
Journal Article: 2 Authors
Citation in text: (Tonta and Ünal, 2005)
• Tonta, Y., & Ünal, Y. (2005). Scatter of journals and literature obsolescence reflected in document delivery requests. Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56(1), 84-94.
Journal Article: 3 or more authors
Citation in text: (Kernis and et al., 1993)
• Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., & Harlow, T. (1993). There's more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of personality and social psychology, 65(6), 1190.
Book: Single Authors
Citation in text: (Şentürk, 2014)
• Şentürk, R. (2020). Açık Medeniyet: Çok Medeniyetli Toplum ve Dünyaya Doğru,(6th edition). İstanbul, İz Yayıncılık.
Book: Two Authors
Citation in text: (Page and Stritzke, 2015)
• Page, A. C., & Stritzke, W. G. (2015). Clinical psychology for trainees. Cambridge University Press.
Book: 3 or more authors
Citation in text: (Ranzijn and et al., 2009)
• Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K., & Nolan, W. (2009). Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Effective teaching and practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Citation in text: (Polat and Erkollar, 2001)
• Polat, L., & Erkollar, A. (2020, September). Industry 4.0 vs. Society 5.0. In The International Symposium for Production Research (pp. 333-345). Springer, Cham.
Book Chapter
Citation in text: (Onan and Sennaroğlu, 2009)
• Onan, K., & Sennaroğlu, B. (2009). Comparative study of production control systems through simulation. N. Mastorakis, J. Sakellaris (Ed.), Advances in Numerical Methods (67-78. pp.). New York ; London: Springer.
Web Page
Citation in text: (TÜİK, 2016)
• TÜİK (2016, Kasım). İşgücü İstatistikleri [Basın bülteni]. Access address:
Unpublished Thesis
Citation in text: (Çetinkaya, 2015)
• Çetinkaya, Ş. (2015). Stochastic mortality using non – life methods (Unpublished Doctoral Thesis). Doğuş University Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, İstanbul
Published Thesis
Citation in text: (May, 2007)
• May, B. (2007). A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Bristol, UK: Canopus Publishing.

*** In case the sources are electronic, information such as ISSN, ISBN or DOI can be added to the end of the source.

1. Ethics - Publication Ethics
Authors submitting papers to Izmir Management Journal are required to comply with the ethical rules and are considered to have declared that they have not committed any ethical violations. Studies that contain ethical violations will be rejected without being included in the evaluation process, and other applications from their authors will not be considered. If an ethical violation is found, the report on the subject will be sent to the author and, if necessary, to the institutions concerned. İzmir Management Journal expects the authors, reviewers, and editors not to participate in the following " General actions contradictory to scientific research and Publication Ethics " during the publication process of the studies.
1.1. General Actions Contrary to Scientific Research and Publication Ethics
(Taken from the Higher Education Council Inter-University Board Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive.)

1) Plagiarism: The presentation of ideas, methods, data, practices, writings, figures, or works of others as one's own work, in whole or in part, without attribution, in accordance with scientific ethics,
2) Fabrication: the production of data not based on research, the editing or alteration of work submitted or published on the basis of untrue data, the reporting or publication of such data, the performance of research not performed as if it had been performed,
3) Falsification: Falsifying research documents and data obtained, presenting methods, equipment, and materials not used in research as if they had been used, failing to analyze data that do not conform to the research hypothesis, manipulating data or results to conform to the particular theory or assumptions, falsifying or shaping research results to suit the interests of the individuals and organizations receiving support,
4) Duplicate Publication: The presentation of more than one paper containing the same research findings as separate papers in the evaluation of associate professor examinations and academic promotions,
5) Dissection: Presenting research findings as separate papers in certain examination evaluations and academic incentives and promotions by breaking the integrity of the research, inappropriately dividing it into parts, and making multiple publications unrelated to each other,
6) Gift Authorship: Adding non-active contributors to the authors of the article, not including active contributors among the authors, unjustified and inappropriate change in the order of authors, removing the names of active contributors from the work at the time of publication or in later editions, using their influence to include their names among the authors even though they are not actively contributing,
7) Other Types of Ethical Violations: Failure to clearly name the supporting individuals, institutions or organizations and their contributions to the research in the publications of the research conducted with support, failure to follow ethical rules in research on humans and animals, failure to respect the rights of patients in their publications, and sharing the information contained in a work with others before publication. Sharing, misusing the resources, places, facilities, and equipment provided or allocated for scientific research, accusing totally unfounded, groundless, and deliberate ethical violations. (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Article 8).

İzmir Management Journal expects the parties concerned to comply with the following obligations in addition to the " General acts contrary to scientific research and Publication Ethics ".

1.2. Authors’ Responsibilities
1) The submitted article is the original work of the author(s);
2) All authors have individually contributed to this study and take the entire responsibility for this study;
3) All authors have seen and approved the final version of the submitted article;
4) The article has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere;
5) They agree that the text, figures, and documents in the article do not infringe the copyrights of other parties.

1.3. Reviewers’ Responsibilities
1) Reviewers must provide an objective and impartial evaluation.
2) Reviewers must not have any conflict of interest with the authors, the study, institutions, or funders, if any. They should withdraw from the peer review if they find that this has occurred.
3) They should withdraw from the review if they feel that they are not qualified to evaluate the submitted article or if they expect that they will not be able to complete the evaluation within a reasonable time.
4) Reviewers must not violate confidentiality. They must not disclose the article to anyone other than the author(s) concerned, the editor or the reviewers.
5) They may not use data from an article whose evaluation has been completed but not yet published.

1.4. Responsibilities of the Editors
1) Editors are responsible for accepting, rejecting, or resubmitting an article for correction.
2) Editors shall guard which articles published in the journal are the result of original scientific and technical work, reviews, technical notes, and industrial R&D projects.
3) Editors must not have a conflict of interest with the authors, study, institutions, or funders, if any. If they find that this is the case, they should withdraw from editing.
4) Editors must not breach confidentiality or disclose the article to anyone other than the author(s) concerned, other editors or reviewers.
5) Editors must not use data from an article they have accepted for publication but have not yet published.
6) Editors must hide the names of reviewers from authors.
2. Ethics - Research Ethics

The following codes of conduct on research ethics contribute to the goals of research, uphold the values necessary for collaboration, ensure the responsibility of researchers to the public, provide credibility through public support, and reinforce various moral and social values:
1. Clarity: In other words, the researcher must share the data, materials, equipment, resources, and findings he or she uses with society. The authors should be open to criticism and new ideas.
2. Honesty and Authenticity: The researcher should not falsify, steal or misinterpret his results. He/she should accurately report results, methods and procedures and not mislead colleagues, sponsors, and the public. If he/she misuses the research, it is also an unethical behavior.
3. Prevent: The researcher should not cause harm to the object or subject in which he/she is interested. Accordingly, the researcher should respect people's privacy and secrets and should not use personal names unless it is allowed in the context of his/her research. Moreover, the researcher should not conceal his identity.
4. Intellectual Property: Patents, copyrights and other intellectual property must be respected. Unauthorized data, methods and results must not be used and the authors must be named.
5. Confidentiality: Confidential communications, personnel records, trade and military secrets, patient records must be protected.
6. Impartiality: authors should avoid biased experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
7. Integrity and Consistency
8. Social Responsibility: Research that may cause social damage must be avoided.
9. Discrimination: There should be no discrimination on the basis of gender, race, origin, and other factors that have nothing to do with scientific authority and integrity.
10. Legality: Relevant laws must be known and followed.
11. Caring Animals: Animals used during research should be given due attention and respect. Poorly designed and unnecessary animal experiments should not be conducted.
12. Protecting Human: Risks and harms should be minimized and human dignity, privacy and autonomy should be protected during research on humanitarian topics. Special precautions should be taken when conducting research with children, people with developmental or cognitive disabilities, nursing home residents, the homeless, or vulnerable persons without legal status. The burdens and benefits of research should be equitably shared. The planning and conduct of research involving human subjects and animals, the framework of which is set by national and international rules and regulations, are the most important issues in research ethics. Research ethics is a concept mostly used for medical research, but undoubtedly social science research is also of interest to research ethics in another dimension.
3. Obtaining Ethics - Legal/Special Ethics Committee Permission Certificate
EXPLANATION AND INFORMATION on TR Index Ethical Rules The articles that referred to Ethical Rules in the criteria in previous years have been given detailed explanations in 2020, and on the assumption that approvals have been obtained for the studies that require research ethics committee approval, the item "Include information on approval in the article" has been added to the criteria.

Studies requiring ethics board approval are as follows:

1) All types of research conducted using qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experimentation, questioning techniques,
2) Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3) Clinical studies on humans,
4) Clinical studies on animals,
5) Retrospective studies in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act,

• Authors should indicate in their case reports that "informed consent" was obtained. Authors must obtain permission from their owners for the use of scales, surveys, and photographs belonging to others and indicate that they comply with copyright laws for the intellectual and artistic works used.
• Retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for articles published before 2020, arising from a master's/doctoral program (must be indicated in the article), for which a request for publication was submitted to the journal in the previous year, and which have been accepted but not yet published.
• Non-university researchers may also contact the Ethics Board in their region.
• For articles to be published in journals, the article should indicate whether ethics committee approval and/or legal/special permission is required. If it is necessary to obtain these approvals, it should be clearly stated from which institution, on which date and with which decision or serial number the approval was obtained.
• If the study requires the use of human and animal subjects, an international statement, guidelines, etc., must be declared appropriate.

• Authors do not pay submission and review fees for their articles.
• Authors who submit articles to Izmir Management Journal have assigned the copyright of their work to the journal free of charge.

Before uploading your article to the system, make sure to use the templates and spelling rules. The referee process will not be started for the works that do not comply with the spelling rules.