Author Guidelines

The Journal of Research in Business welcomes manuscripts English, German and Turkish. All manuscripts should be submitte via journal web site, The authors of accepted manuscripts sign Copyright Transfer Form and send it to the editorial board. The manuscripts for the journal should be prepared as follows: 

1. The manuscripts should be in A4 paper standards: having 2.5 cm margins from right, left, bottom and top, Times New Roman font style in 12 font size and line spacing of 1.5.

2. The manuscripts should be limited to 40 pages and the page numbers must be at the bottom right side.

3. The name(s) of author(s) should be given just beneath the title of the study aligned to the right. Also the title, affiliation, e-mail and ORCID ID of the author(s) must be indicated on the bottom of the page as a footnote marked with an asterisk (*).

4. Depending on the manuscript language, the following table should be taken into consideration. In addition, the abstracts are limited to 250 words and should contain the purpose, the scope, the methodology used and key results in brief. 3 to 5 keywords should be specified and given under the abstracts. 








1. English title (13.5pt)

2. Turkish title (12pt) (optional)

1. German title (13.5pt)

2. English title (12pt)

1. Turkish title (13.5pt)

2. English title (12pt)


1. English abstract (9pt)

2. Turkish abstract (9pt) (optional) 

1. German abstract (9pt)

2. English abstract (9pt)

1. Turkish abstract (9pt)

2. English abstract (9pt)


5. The manuscripts should contain mainly title(s), abstract(s) and keywords, body text with sections, references and appendices.

6. Authors should follow the 6th version of the APA (American Psychological Association) reference style for both in-text citation and references list. 

7. Tables, graphs and figures should be numbered and have defining titles. Title of tables should be placed above the table while title of figures and graphs should be placed beneath. 

8. The author bears the responsibility for all statements made in their work submitted to the Journal for publication.

 Click here to download the manuscript template.


For citing in the text and the references, APA (American Psychological Association) style 6th Edition should be followed. (

Citations must be indicated with the author surname and publication year within the parenthesis. If more than one citation is made within the same parenthesis, separate them with (;).

Authors must ensure that the names and the dates of the references are the same both in the text and the list of references.

Examples for citing in the text are shown as follow: 

Zimmerman (1983)

Bloomfield & Anderson, 2010 

Chen et al. (2010)  

(Gneezy, Niederle, & Rustichini, 2003; Gneezy & Rustichini, 2004). 

(Post et al., 2008)


The followings are examples for citing in the references:


Almeida, H., Campello, M., & Weisbach, M. S. (2004). The cash flow sensitivity of cash. Journal of Finance, 59(4), 1777–1804.

Bao, D., Chan, K. C., & Zhang, W. (2012). Asymmetric cash flow sensitivity of cash holdings. Journal of Corporate Finance, 18, 690–700.

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

Chen, D., Gan. C., Hu, B. (2013). An empirical study of mutual funds performance in China. Retrieved from or

Cleary, S. (1999). The relationship between firm investment and financial status. Journal of Finance, 54(2), 673–692.

Fazzari, S. M., Hubbard, R. G., Petersen, B. C., Blinder, A. S., & Poterba, J. M. (1988). Financing constraints and corporate investment. Brokings Papers on Economic Activity, 1988(1), 141–206.

Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.