Writing Rules

  • Journal of Social Policy and Social Work Studies publishes studies written in Turkish or English in the fields of social sciences. Studies prepared in Turkish must have an English summary.
  • Authors should not have published or sent their articles to another journal for publication.
  • The relevant editor can make the spelling corrections if it’s necessary. The relevant editor can revise the summary written in a foreign language if deemed necessary.
  • Authors should add not less than 150 words, no more than 200 words, Turkish and English Abstract at the beginning of the study. Besides this, keywords should not exceed 5 words in both languages.
  • The articles should not contain any information that might remind the author such as name, surname, address, etc. Authors should send this information to the editor as a note.
  • Editor will add the information about the author when the article is accepted.
  • All legal responsibility of the articles belongs to their authors.
  • It is recommended that the scientific studies to be submitted should be in the range of a minimum of 4000 and a maximum of 9000 words, including references.
  • Articles to be published in the journal are subjected to iThenticate similarity/plagiarism scanning. If the similarity/plagiarism rate of articles above 10%, it won’t be accepted for publication.

    Authors must arrange the citations and bibliography of their articles according to APA citation principles.

    Page structure must be 3 from the left, 2 from the right, 2.5 cm from the bottom and top. Authors must use Calibri font in 11 point size and 1.5 line spacing. In tables and graphics, single line spacing should be 10 point size. The author(s) should write their name and surname in capital letters and just below the title, institution, department and e-mail address and ORCID number. When the authors use block quotation, the entire quote should be inside a tab (1,25cm). When the quote is completed, the source should be given (Author, year).

    In APA style, the text is divided into parts. These parts are:






    Conclusion and Suggestions



    TITLE is aligned to the left in Turkish all capital letters; The English title is written with only the first letters capitalized. The article must have an abstract not exceeding 150 and maximum 200 words (Turkish and English abstract). The title of the abstract should be written as “ABSTRACT”. In addition, maximum 5 Turkish and 5 English keywords should be included for the article.

    1st level titles: Centered, Bold, Initials Uppercase The Rest Small

    2nd level titles : Left justified, Bold, Initials Uppercase Rest Small

    3rd level titles: A tab inside, Bold. Only the first letter of the title is capitalized, the rest is small, with a period at the end.

    4th level titles: A tab inside, Bold, Italic. Only the first letter of the title is capitalized, the rest is small, with a period at the end.

    5th level titles: One paragraph inside, Italic. Only the first letter of the title is capitalized, the rest is lowercase, with a period at the end.

    CITATION (In the text)

    In the text, authors can make citations in different ways, such as:

    Karacan (1998)… quotes (p. 108).

    … was applied (Baykara Acar and Acar, 2006).

    As the Journal of Social Policy and Social Work, we adopt the principle of writing the names of the authors and the publication year of the work in in-text citations. If the source does not comprise pages (for example, if it is an article taken from the internet), authors should specify the cited part in the paragraph (Author, Year, paragraph X), and the order of the paragraph should be written instead of x.