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.