Issue: 4, 3/31/23

Year: 2023


The main aim of the Journal of Art and Iconography is to contribute to the world of science and art by allowing the sharing of scientific works produced by academicians and researchers studying in the field of art.


The Journal of Art and Iconography published by Atatürk University the Faculty of Fine Arts covers all fields of study that are directly or indirectly related to art, particularly Applied Arts, Performing Arts, Plastic Arts, Traditional Arts, Art History, Art Theory, Art Criticism and Music Sciences.

~ The Journal of Art and Iconography is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually (March-September).
~ The publication language of the Journal of Art and Iconography is Turkish. In addition, scientific studies in English are published. The editorial board decides on the works in other languages.
~ An article should consist of an abstract (at least 120 words), keywords (at least 3 concepts)in Turkish.
~ It should consist of an English title, an English abstract (at least 120 words) as well as keywords (at least 3 concepts).
A maximum of one work by the same author can be published in an issue.
~ Articles published in the Journal of Art and Iconography are scanned with the iThenticate program.
~ In our journal's peer review system, articles are reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. In case of equality in decisions, the manuscript is sent to a third peer reviewer.
~ Manuscripts (especially footnotes and references) should be prepared according to APA 7 Citation Style.

Manuscript Preparation 
The compliance of the submitted manuscripts with the journal's author guidelines will first be checked by the Editorial Office, and the manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with the journal's author guidelines will be sent back to their authors with technical correction requests.

 General Formal Specifications 
~ Page margins should be 2.5 cm from the top, bottom right and left.
~ Garamond font should be used in the entire manuscript text, all text should be 12 points unless otherwise stated.
~ Normal texts; the first line should be indented 1.25 cm from the left, 1.5 line-spaced; 0 pt before the paragraph, 6 pt after the paragraph should be left and the whole text should be justified on both sides. At the end of the line, if necessary, the words can be divided in accordance with grammar rules.
~ Texts with direct quotations of more than 40 words are formatted as single-spaced and indented 1.25 cm from the left and 1 cm from the right without indenting the first line.
~ The title of the manuscript must not exceed 50 characters.
~ The first page of the manuscript should contain detailed information about the names of the authors, their institutions and educational degrees, financial support information and other sources of support, the name, address, telephone (including mobile phone) and e-mail address of the responsible author, the ORCID numbers of all authors, information about individuals who contributed to the article preparation process but did not meet the authorship criteria.

All manuscripts except Letter to Editor and Book Review should contain Turkish and English abstracts. Abstracts of Original Research articles should be prepared without subtitles.

All manuscripts must be submitted with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 keywords, the keywords must be written just below the abstract. Abbreviations should not be used as keywords.

Manuscript Types
Original Research
It is obligatory to include the "Abstract", "Introduction", "Manuscript text" and "Conclusion" sections in manuscripts.
Manuscripts prepared by experts who have knowledge on the subject of the manuscript and whose knowledge is reflected in the number of publications and citations in the international literature are evaluated. The authors can also be invited by the journal. It should be prepared in a format that describes, discusses and evaluates the latest level of knowledge or subject to be used in the clinic, and guides future studies. The main text should start with the “Introduction” section and end with the “Conclusion” section. The remaining titles of the text can be determined by authors according to the content of the study.

Book Review 
~ The subject, purpose and scope of the book should be conveyed to readers and the weaknesses and strengths of the book should be emphasized.
~ Book reviews should be analyzed in critical language, not in the form of a summary.
~ The work to be examined should be an academic research book.
~ The book to be reviewed must have been published within the last 5 years.
~ Book reviews must be written according to the rules in accordance with APA 7, which is included in the author guidelines section of the journal.
~ Book reviews should not exceed 1500 words, all-inclusive.
~ Title, institution, e-mail address and ORCID number of the person conducting the Book Review should be written.
~ The final decision-making body on the publication of all studies submitted to the journal is the Journal Editorial Board.
~ The title of the book review should include the name of the examined book, the author(s), the city and publishing house in which it was published, the year of publication, the printing information, the number of pages and the ISBN.

İslamda Sanat Sanatta İslam
Nusret ÇAM
(Çev.: Çeviri Eser ise Çevirmenin Adı)
Ankara: Akçağ Yayınları, 2020, 8. Baskı, 262 sayfa, ISBN: 978-975-338-202-1

Tables should be added to the main file, presented after the reference list, and numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. There should be a descriptive title above the tables and the expansions of the abbreviations in the table should be defined below the table. Tables should be prepared using the "Insert Table" command in the Microsoft Office Word file and should be arranged in an easy-to-read manner. The data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented in the main text; they should support the data in the main text.

Examples of Tables in APA Format

Figures and Figure Legends 
Figures, graphics and photographs (in TIFF or JPEG format) should be uploaded to the submission system in separate files. Figures should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit must be uploaded separately to the submission system. Figures should not be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure subunits. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. As in the rest of the submission, pictures should be blind as well. For this reason, any information within the figures that may indicate an individual or institution should also be blinded. The minimum resolution of figures should be 300DPI. In order to prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm).
All abbreviations in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text and should be provided in parentheses following the abbreviation definition.
All references, tables, and figures should be referred to within the main text by numbering consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text.


Resim 1. Van Gogh, Yıldızlı Gece, 1889, tuval üzerine yağlı boya.

Van Gogh, V. (1889). The starry night [Painting]. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States. (Access date: 20.04.2022).

~ All references cited in the text should be included in the reference list.
~ An alphabetical order should be established among the authors according to the initials of the first author's surname.
~ The latest and most up-to-date publications should be preferred when citing. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
~ Both in-text citations and the references section should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA) version 7, published by the American Psychological Association.

 In-text Citation   
In in-text citations, author's surname, date, page or page range should be cited in parentheses.
 For quotes from a single page (Kimmel, 2007, p. 75).
 For quotes from page ranges (Kimmel, 2007, pp. 75-79).

Citation at the end of the manuscript
Journal manuscript

Osmanoğlu, Ö. (2016). Hegel’den Marcuse’ye yabancılaşma olgusu. Üsküdar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, (3), 65-92.

Journal manuscript with multiple authors

Acer, D., Şen, M., & Ergül, A. (2012). Okulöncesi öğretmen adaylarının “topluma hizmet uygulamaları” dersi ile bu uygulamalara ilişkin görüşlerinin incelenmesi. Ankara Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi, 45(2), 205-229.
Driscoll, A., Holland, B., Gelmon, S., & Kerrigan, S. (1996). An assessment model for service-learning: Comprehensive case studies of impact on faculty, students, community, and institutions. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 3, 66-71.

Single Author Book
Kimmel, M. S. (2007). The gendered society. Oxford University Press.
Yılmaz, M. (2006). Modernizmden postmodernizme sanat, Ütopya.

With Two or More Authors
DiFonzo, N., & Bordia, P. (2007). Rumor psychology: Social and organizational approaches. American Psychological Association.

An Author of a Company (Group)
American Sociological Association. (1975). Approaches to the study of social structure. Free Press.

Edited Book
Rhodewalt, F. (Ed.). (2008). Personality and social behavior. Psychology Press.

Edited Book Chapter
McCormack, B., McCance, T., & Maben, J. (2013). Outcome evaluation in the development of person-centred practice. In B. McCormack, K. Manley, & A. Titchen (Eds.), Practice development in nursing and healthcare (pp. 190-211). John Wiley & Sons.

Translated book
Tabachnick, B. G., & Fidell, L. S. (2015). Çok değişkenli istatistiklerin kullanımı (M. Baloğlu, Çev. Ed.). Nobel. (Çalışmanın orijinali 2013`te yayımlanmıştır.
Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). Dover. (Original work published 1814)

Valentin, E. R. (2019, Summer). Narcissism predicted by Snapchat selfie sharing, filter usage, and editing [Master's thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU ScholarWorks.
Kutu, H. (2011). Yaşam temelli ARCS öğretim modeliyle 9. sınıf kimya dersi “Hayatımızda kimya” ünitesinin öğretimi (Tez No. 299754) [Doktora tezi, Atatürk Üniversitesi-Erzurum]. Yükseköğretim Kurulu Ulusal Tez Merkezi.

Without Author Information:
The universal declaration of human rights. (1974). U.S. Catholic Conference, Division of Latin America.

Web page
Sparks, Dana. (2018, September 12). Swimsuit mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness exercises. Mayo Clinic.

You can reach APA 7.0 spelling rules from APA official site

~ In accordance with the TR Index 2020 criteria, the issue of obtaining approval for studies that require ethical committee approval for the implementation of ethical rules and including information about the approval in the manuscript has been added to the criteria. In this respect, the researches that require the Ethics Committee approval in terms of our journal are as follows.
~ All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
~ For the use of scales, questionnaires and photographs belonging to others, permission from owners must be obtained and stated,
~ It should be noted that copyright regulations are complied with for the ideas and works of art used.
In addition to this;
~ Retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for manuscripts that include research data before 2020, produced from master's/doctoral studies (must be specified in the manuscript), applied for publication to the journal in the previous year, and accepted but not yet published.
~ Ethics Committee Approval is required for manuscripts submitted to our journal after January 1, 2020 and complying with the above-mentioned conditions. 

~ The Journal of Art and Iconography does not charge for the submission of manuscripts or manuscript processing.
~ Manuscripts that comply with our publication policy and type of publication (research articles and book reviews) are processed.
~ The Journal of Art and Iconography is the open-access scientific electronic publication of Atatürk University, which publishes independently, unbiasedly and in accordance with double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is published biannually in March and September.

~ All manuscripts submitted to the journal go through a double-blind peer-review process. Each manuscript is evaluated by at least two external-independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The evaluation processes of the manuscripts to be sent by the members of the Journal Publishing Board will be managed by external independent editors to be invited.
~ The Editor in Chief has the final decision-making authority in the decision-making processes of all manuscripts.
~ The Journal of Art and Iconography uses the double-blind peer-review system in which at least two peer reviewers are involved. In case of equality in decisions, the manuscript is sent to a third peer reviewer.
~ The evaluation period of manuscripts lasts between 2-4 months.

Duties of Peer Reviewers
~ Peer review evaluation helps editors make editorial decisions, and through the editorial communication with authors, it can help authors develop their manuscripts. Peer review evaluation is an important component of formal scientific communication and is at the heart of the scientific effort.
~ Any peer reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or who knows that it will be impossible to review it immediately, should immediately inform the editors and decline the review invitation so that an alternative peer reviewer can be contacted.
~ All manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and should be treated as such; they should not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the Editor in Chief (who does so only under exceptional and special circumstances). This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
~ Peer reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivative, or argument reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A peer reviewer should also inform editors of any significant similarity or overlap between manuscripts under review and any other article (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
~ Unpublished material described in a submitted manuscript should not be used in the reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through the peer review process should be kept confidential and should not be used for the personal interests of reviewers. This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Duties of Authors

~ The manuscripts to be published in the journal should be original and academic studies prepared using research methods suitable for their fields.
~ Studies submitted to the journal should not be published elsewhere or submitted for publication. The legal responsibility for the problems arising from this situation belongs to the author.
~ For manuscripts produced from the paper to be processed, the author must fill in a wet-signed undertaking and upload it to the system stating "My work has not been published or will not be published". Duplication / Republishing / Scientific Misleading / Multiple Publication is a crime. According to TUBITAK Publication Ethics Committee, duplication is to submit or publish the same research results to multiple journals for publication. If a manuscript has already been evaluated and published, publications other than this are considered duplications.
~ English title, abstract and keywords are requested from authors for their work in the type of book review.
~ No royalties are paid to authors for published articles.
~ No manuscript submission fee is charged to authors.
~ No publication fee is charged to authors.
~ If the published work is a previously presented paper or if the article was produced from the thesis, this should be stated in the study.
~ For articles decided to be published, the ORCID number must be provided by the authors.
~ Authors should ensure that they only write and present completely original works and that this is properly cited if they have used the works and/or words of others. References should also be made to the publications that are effective in determining the nature of the study reported in the manuscript. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "submitting" someone else's article as the author's article, copying or interpreting important parts of someone else's article (without citing), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Any form of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
~ Essentially, articles describing the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Therefore, authors should not submit an article previously published in another journal for evaluation. Submitting an article to multiple journals at once is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.
~ Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and to cooperate fully by responding promptly to requests from editors for raw data, clarification and ethical approval, patient approvals, and proof of copyright permissions. In case of an initial decision on "required revisions", authors should respond to reviewers' comments in a systematic, punctual and timely manner, review and resubmit their manuscripts to the journal by the deadline given.
~ When authors detect significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, it is their responsibility to immediately notify the journal's editors or publishers and cooperate with them to correct the article as an error or retract the article. If editors or publishers learn from a third party that a published work contains a material error or inaccuracy, it is the responsibility of authors to correct or retract the article immediately or to provide the journal editors with evidence of the accuracy of the article.

Editors' Duties

~ Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts based solely on their academic values (importance, originality, validity, openness of the study) and relevance to the journal's scope, regardless of authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy, or corporate belonging. Editing and publishing decisions are not determined by the policies of governments or other institutions other than the journal itself. The Editor in Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of its publication.
~ Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the responsible author, reviewer, potential reviewer, other editorial advisors and the publisher, as appropriate.
~ Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the express written consent of authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained as a result of the review of manuscripts by editors will be kept confidential and will not be used for their personal interests. Editors will refrain from evaluating manuscripts in which there are conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscripts; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial board to address the manuscripts.
~ Editors ensure that all manuscripts reviewed for publication are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in their fields. The Editor in Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validity of the study in question, its importance for researchers and readers, reviewers' comments, and the legal requirements currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The copyright owner is the author. The Editor in Chief may discuss with other editors or reviewers when making the decision.

The Journal of Art and Iconography does not charge for the submission of manuscripts or manuscript processing.


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