Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit their manuscript (text, figures and tables) as a single Word file. This can be in any format, and figures and tables can be placed within the text.

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts after acceptance should format their work according to the article template.

For article template click here.

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that the identity of the author(s) is concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Submitted studies are accepted by the journal according to the evaluation report of at least two referees.

Articles to be submitted to the journal:

The study should not exceed 9000 words, including extended summary and references.

In Turkish texts, 750-1000 words English extended summary should be given in addition to the abstract of 300 words in Turkish. In English texts, only max. 300 words abstract in English and Turkish should be included. QSS will assist or take care of the translation of the summary for English texts when necessary.

The use of language that includes sexism, racism, prejudice, or discrimination should be avoided.

The study should be written in accordance with the writing and style principles of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition (APA 7, 2020). You can find references in APA 7th style in this link

Language Use

The manuscript submitted should not be published elsewhere, whether in print or electronically, partially or completely, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts that are reviewed and accepted for publication by the editorial board of the journal may be sent back to their authors for revision, if necessary, in accordance with the criticism and suggestions received from peer reviewers. Submitted articles are to be published only upon the approval of the Editorial Board. The effective use of Turkish or English language according to academic standards is an important criterion for evaluation.


In this section, acknowledgements should be provided regarding the organizations supporting the study and any individuals who contributed but were not authors.

Reference Style

References should be written in accordance with the guidelines of the APA Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition published by the American Psychological Association (APA 7, 2020).