TESAM Academic Journal is a refereed journal covering original and genuine studies on the areas of political science, public administration, economy, foreign policy, law and social sciences and published biannually (January and July) by TESAM Economic, Politic and Strategic Research Centre.
Besides hypothetical and analytical genuine studies, the Journal provides genuine compilations, short assertions, translations, and letter to the editor like writings and also it provides notes that examine current events under the name of agenda.
The main objective of the TESAM Academy is, to prepare an academic ground for both scientific studies about published issues and to create new opportunities by enabling relevant views to be shared. Also to be able to contribute to the domestic and abroad social sciences literature with the synergy composed of the ideas of writers who think differently in social sciences. Particularly to find solutions to politic, economic, environmental and socio-cultural problems of Turkish Republic by offering different scientific opinions.
Without any compromising on quality and reliability, and with its persistency, TESAM Academy Journal claims to be the one of the chief publications in the academic community.
TESAM Academy Journal desires to appeal to national and international public opinion, produce new ideas, have the structure that may be able to been a reference to every stage through decision-making mechanism employees and practitioners and become widespread.
TESAM Academic Journal is published biannually (January and July) by TESAM Center for Economic, Political and Strategic Research.
THE GENERAL FORMAT FEATURES
11 point Cambria font is used for all text. Look at the related section about how to prepare the tables and figures.
You should leave 2.5 cm (0.98 inch) blank to the top,bottom,left and right margins of the A4 size paper. It should be full justified. There should not be a hyphen at the end of the lines
Studies should be prepared as a single column.
There shouldn’t be recesses and protrusions in the paragraphs and headings
The manuscripts should contain between 4500 and 8500 words and the page numbers must be at the bottom and in the middle.
In paragraph tab, indents section;
0.6 pt before and after
Line space should be 1.5.
Sectıons of the Study
Article’s title should be uppercase, bold and centered on the page. If the study has already submitted or it is made from a project or thesis, etc, an explanation should be made by placing * footnote at the end of the title.
Author names should be italicized. Author’s / authors’ full names, academic degrees, institutions in which they work and e-mail information should be specified.
Abstract and Extended Abstract
Submitted manuscripts in Turkish must have before the introduction section, the abstract both in Turkish and English, between 150 and 180 words and an extended abstract in English between 750-1000 words, summarizing the scope, the purpose, the results of the study and the methodology used. Underneath the abstracts, 3 to 5 keywords that inform the reader about the content of the study should be specified in Turkish and in English. If the manuscript is written in English, it must include an abstract only in English.
Quantitative and qualitative studies should contain Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion sections. The sample / Working Group, Data Collection Tools and Process subdivisions should necessariyl be situated in method section. Subdivision of model should exist only if the model is original.
Compilations should reveal the problem, analyze relevant literature with a competent way, should concentrate on the deficiencies, gaps and contradictions in the literature and should mention the steps to be taken for the solution.
The changes can be made according to type of the issue in the other studies. But you should be careful that it shouldn’t have many subsections or else so many details cause that the reader has difficulties about taking advantage of the text.
The writing rules that are specified in a book,Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition) published by American Psychological Association, should be applied both in the text and bibliography.
TABLES, FIGURES AND APPENDIX
Elements like tables, figures, pictures, graphics etc. should be included in the text. They shouldn’t be placed additionally at the end of the study.
10 point, Cambria and regular font is used in the tables and figures except general template.
The resource section is under the chart, 9 point Cambria font is used.
In paragraph tab,recess section;
before and after space 0 pt,
line spacing should be single.
The titles should be left justified, bold and written by putting in order with number. (For instance “Chart 1” or “Figure 5” ...)
Tables and figures should be left justified and text scrolling feature should be turned off.
Each annex should be in seperate pages and given after the bibliography.
Titles should be written left justified, 11 point, Cambria and bold (like “Annex 1”)
All title’s words’ initial should be capitalized. (words like and, with, also should be written in small letters all the time )
Table’s and figure’s titles should be arranged according to these rules.
The title of the study and basic headings (Methods, Results, Discussion) should be written center justified and bold.
First Level Title
It should be written left justified and bold. It should be seperated with one-line gap from the previous paragraph.
Second Level Title
It should be written left justified, bold and italicized . It should be seperated with one-line gap from the previous paragraph.
Third Level Title
It should be written left justified, bold and italicized . There should be colon at the end of it and the paragraph should continue from the title’s alignment. It should be seperated with one-line gap from the previous paragraph.
Fourth Level Title
It should be written left justified and italicized. There should be colon at the end of it and the paragraph should continue from the title’s alignment. It should be seperated with one-line gap from the previous paragraph.
It isn’t recommended that you create more titles than five levels.
Tables and Figures’ Titles
Tables and Figures’ statements ( like Table 1, in Figure 1) should be bold.
The titles of tables and figures should be italic.
USE OF REFERENCE
Reference Display Inside of the Text
You should use “and” instead of & symbol between authors in citations.
Arpacı and Kuyu’s (2000) study… (Do not use the apostrophe in parenthetical statement)
(Arpacı and Kuyu, 2010, p. 72)
(Arpacı, Kuyu and Huysuz, 2000, p. 12-13)
Look at table of Basic Citation Format for details.
Citations in parenthesis should be in alphabetical order
(Arpacı, 2013; Arpacı and Kuyu, 2010, p. 15; Karman, 2000; Zengin, Warrant, Güner, Aykut and Karpat, 2013)
A transfer made from a reference that is in another reference should be indicated as follows:
(Torgerson, 1958, from pp.1-8 Baykul, 2000; Zengin, from 1957, Pınar, 1999)
Bold shouldn’t be used in the text except for basic variables in titles, tables and figures. The points that required to be highlighted should be italicized or you should use opening and closing quotation marks [“”] .
Direct quotes should be written 11 point,italics, left and right indented as regards normal text.
Journal of TESAM Academy is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and pays regard to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing
All parties involved in the publishing process (Editors, Reviewers, Authors and Publishers) are expected to agree on the following ethical principles.
All submissions must be original, unpublished (including as full text in conference proceedings), and not under the review of any other publication synchronously. Each manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and at least two referees under double-blind peer review process. Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unnethical behaviors.
All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.
The journal adheres to the highest standards in research ethics and follows the principles of international research ethics as defined below. The authors are responsible for the compliance of the manuscripts with the ethical rules.
- Principles of integrity, quality and transparency should be sustained in designing the research, reviewing the design and conducting the research.
- The research team and participants should be fully informed about the aim, methods, possible uses and requirements of the research and risks of participation in research.
- The confidentiality of the information provided by the research participants and the confidentiality of the respondents should be ensured. The research should be designed to protect the autonomy and dignity of the participants.
- Research participants should participate in the research voluntarily, not under any coercion.
- Any possible harm to participants must be avoided. The research should be planned in such a way that the participants are not at risk.
- The independence of research must be clear; and any conflict of interest or must be disclosed.
- In experimental studies with human subjects, written informed consent of the participants who decide to participate in the research must be obtained. In the case of children and those under wardship or with confirmed insanity, legal custodian’s assent must be obtained.
- If the study is to be carried out in any institution or organization, approval must be obtained from this institution or organization.
- In studies with human subject, it must be noted in the method’s section of the manuscript that the informed consent of the participants and ethics committee approval from the institution where the study has been conducted have been obtained.
It is authors’ responsibility to ensure that the article is in accordance with scientific and ethical standards and rules. And authors must ensure that submitted work is original. They must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions must be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) must be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources must be appropriately credited and referenced.
All the authors of a submitted manuscript must have direct scientific and academic contribution to the manuscript. The author(s) of the original research articles is defined as a person who is significantly involved in “conceptualization and design of the study”, “collecting the data”, “analyzing the data”, “writing the manuscript”, “reviewing the manuscript with a critical perspective” and “planning/conducting the study of the manuscript and/or revising it”. Fund raising, data collection or supervision of the research group are not sufficient roles to be accepted as an author. The author(s) must meet all these criteria described above. The order of names in the author list of an article must be a co-decision and it must be indicated in the Copyright Agreement Form. The individuals who do not meet the authorship criteria but contributed to the study must take place in the acknowledgement section. Individuals providing technical support, assisting writing, providing a general support, providing material or financial support are examples to be indicated in acknowledgement section.
All authors must disclose all issues concerning financial relationship, conflict of interest, and competing interest that may potentially influence the results of the research or scientific judgment.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published paper, it is the author’s obligation to promptly cooperate with the Editor to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
Responsibility for the Editor and Reviewers
Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.
Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed. Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.
Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective. Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.
A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.