Author Guidelines

Writing Rules

o Articles should be written via Microsoft Word and sent to the Editor (Translations alongside with original texts, including pictures, schemas and charts).

o Under the title of the article, there should not be information about the name of the author, his/her institution, phone number and email address etc. Since the system administrator can already see the author of an article, the information about the author will be added to the article after the referee process. Thus, while adding an article to the system, the authors must be sure that there is no information about him/her. This is especially important for the referees who will examine the article to work independently.

o Articles should not be longer than twenty-five (25) pages including the bibliography and appendix such as pictures, charts and maps. Texts should be written via Microsoft Office Word with ‘Times New Roman font style in 12 font size, single spaced, justified.

o Margins should be; top 2.5, right 2.5, left 2.5 and bottom 2.5 cm.

o Paragraph spaces should be 3nk before and 0nk for after. Indents should be set to 0.75cm.

o Footnotes should be in ‘Cambria’ font style, 8.5 in size, single spaced, justified and not spelled.

o All of the Arabic texts should be written with ‘Traditional Arabic’ font, main texts should be 12 in size, footnotes should be 10 in size.

o Articles in Turkish language must include 150 to 200 words of abstract and its English translation. Articles in English language must include both English and Turkish abstracts.

o Original title of a translated article and its bibliographic information should be stated with a footnote attached to the main title.

o Spelling book of the Turkish Language Council should be the main reference for spelling and punctuation unless there are special situations of the article. Editor has got the right to do minor changes in terms of spelling.

o Author should be consistent in using diacritical letters and words with transcripts.

o There should be a bibliography at the end of the article.

Notes and Bibliography 

Marife requires writers to use The ISNAD Citation Style. Further information can be found in its web page