Author Guidelines

Türklük Bilimi Araştırmaları (Journal of Turkology Research) founded in 1995 and published biannually is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal.

A. Purpose and Scope

TUBAR an international peer-reviewed journal founded in 1995 and aims to bring the values and problems of the Turkish world and Turkish cultural life to the international arena within the framework of scientific criteria and to contribute to the academy by sharing the work done to improve these values with the public.

TUBAR publishes research articles that have emerged as a result of scientific studies in various fields of cultural sciences such as Turkish Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Linguistics, Folklore and Art History. In addition to this, introductions of scientific studies in volume of books in the same areas are also included in the journal.

B. Ethical Statement

Irresponsibility of authorship and copyright, plagiarism, fabrication, duplication, salamization, disrespect of human-animal ethics, biased selection of resources and biased publication depending on interest are the most common forms of violating academic ethics.

Authors who have published scientific articles in TUBAR are deemed to have accepted that they have obtained all the information in their studies within the framework of ethical behaviour and academic rules and that they have made full reference to the source of any expressions, information and findings that do not belong to them. Any legal responsibility that may arise in the event of the contrary occurs to the author.

Consent of people is essential in social experiments and surveys done with people. In cases where consent cannot be obtained, they should obtain ethical declaration approval from the related institutions / organizations and present it together with their work.

TUBAR recommends that all academic activities of its editors, board members, referees and authors should be based on the criteria of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) (

C. Submission and Tracking of Articles

1. Manuscripts prepared in accordance with the following rules can be sent at Tutorial texts and videos about registering and using the system are available at

2. Each article is be sent to three referees after the publication agreement with the author and first examination by the editor in terms of content and form - in terms of compliance with the main principles. If there is a correction proposal in the incoming referee reports, the situation is notified to the author. Manuscripts that receive positive reports from two of the three referees and, if any, referee corrections are completed and completed to two positives, are accepted as “ready-to-publishing writing”. The status of the manuscripts (whether positive or negative) is notified to the authors. The manuscripts that are ready for publication are put in order for publication. It may take a while for the articles in the ranking to be published. Therefore, the accepted manuscripts are not guaranteed to be published in the following issue. However, the editorial board has the authority to decide whether the manuscripts accepted by the referees should be published or postponed. The names of the referees and authors are mutually reserved in our journal and not disclosed.

3. Scientific and legal responsibility of the manuscripts belongs to the author.

4. TUBAR is a journal that has been published since the first day of its publication and considers the existence of printed as well as electronic media as a publication policy. The published issues of TUBAR are sent to the various libraries in Turkey. In addition, the related issue of the journal (2 copies) and a separate edition of the author's article (20 copies) are sent to the authors. The authors of all the manuscripts submitted to the journal pay 100TL of participation fee before entering the evaluation process of their manuscripts. Participation fee paid by the candidate article authors is used to cover the expenses incurred in composition, publication and distribution works of the journal. In order not to cause any deprivation or discrimination, the participation fees paid by the candidate article authors are not refundable whether the study is published or not. Payment of the participation fee does not mean that the candidate article will be published.

D. Spelling Rules

1. Title: Title should be descriptive of the content of the article, and it should be set in uppercase, 11 pt. and bold. (Alignment: aligned to the left - no indent -, range: 0 nk, then 6 nk, line spacing: single).

2. Author Name(s) and Address(es): After the title, full name with the academic title should be aligned to the left and family name should be in uppercase (11 pt.). (Alignment: aligned to the left, range: 6 nk, then 6 nk, line spacing: single).  Author’s institution (university, faculty, department), e-mail address and ORCID number should be given in footnote (*) with 9 pt.

3. Abstract: At the beginning of the article there should be an abstract explaining the topic clearly and concisely in a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 200 words in 10 pt. Keywords of 3 to 5 words should be placed at the end of the abstract. There should be English version of title, abstract and keywords after Turkish title, abstract and keywords. (Alignment: justified alignment, indent of 1 cm from the left, 6nk of range before and after, single line spacing, 10 pt.)

4. Heading:

All main headings should be in uppercase and bold, first letters of intermediate headings should be in uppercase; subheadings should be written in lower case and followed by a colon (:). Automatic heading and numbering, or similar marking should not be used in any title! If titles are to be numbered, this must be done manually.

Main, intermediate and subheadings should be as follows. Automatic heading and numbering, or similar marking should not be used in any title! If titles are to be numbered, this must be done manually.


Intermediate Heading



5. Main Text:

a. It should be written in Microsoft Word 2010 and following programs (and must be saved in .docx format) if possible, with a specially scaled page size of 16.5 cm (width) x 24.7cm (length), if it is not possible with a standard A4 size, with margins of 2.5cm from the top-bottom-right and left. Where required by the text, the fonts may also be transcribed, provided that they are supplied as a file (Alignment: justified - no indentation - first line left 1 cm - 6nk of range before and after: single - times new roman 11 pt).

Any automatic page number and sub-headers should not be added to the text! No automatic processing commands (such as index entry items, automatic contents, automatic title, automatic numbering, automatic formatting, automatic source display, or macro) should be left in the text body!

b. The length of the submitted article should not exceed 7000 (seven thousand) words including abstract, keywords, text and bibliography.

c. To use titles such as “Introduction” and “Conclusion” depends on the author's preference and subject matter. Main, intermediate and subheadings can be used to provide a systematic order.

ç. In-text citations should be written in italics. Both italics and quotes should not be used! Citations exceeding three lines should be given in italics and 1 cm of indent from the left. Bold characters should not be used unless necessary!

d. The materials such as figures, tables, photos and so on should be prepared in accordance with scientific rules; it should be easy to understand, plain and adequate. Texts in tables should be written in 9 pt. and should be suitable for editing. Word's automatic operation commands should not be used for naming and enumerating tables!

E. Punctuation, Language and Style

Rules of TDK Spelling Book should be abided so long as otherwise required. In terms of language and statement, there should not be any element contradicting scientific rules.

F. Citation

1. Footnotes are only used for necessary explanations; other references are stated within the text. When citing resources within the text, it should be given in parenthesis and the order should be as the following: Author’s surname, publication date of the work, colon (:) and page number.

Example: (Kut, 1999: 16)

If the author wrote his / her work before the Surname Law, the author's name should be written.

Example: (Muallim Naci, 1297: 213)

2. To refer to more than one source in the same subject, a semicolon (;) must be placed between them.

Example: (Okay, 2016: 194; Köksal, 2005: 87)

3. When referring to works with two writers, dash (-) should be used between the names of the writers.

Example: (Koraş-Baykoca, 2000: 211)

For the works with more than two writers; after the name of the second writer (et al.) abbreviation should be used.

Example: (Kaplan-Enginün et al., 1982: 532)

4. When citing more than one work of a writer which are published in the same year, it should be specified as “1949/1:, 1949/2:” and stated in the bibliography as the same..

Example: (Bilgegil, 1981/1), (Bilgegil, 1981/2)

5. If the cited work - encyclopaedia, etc.- is made up of more than one volume, then the number of the volume should be indicated following colon (:).

Example: (Köprülü, 1967: 5/213)

6. If the work to be cited is a manuscript; (ms.) abbreviation should be used after the name of the author, if necessary leaf number should be stated following colon (:), full record of the book should be indicated in bibliography.

Example: (Nef’î ms.: 45b)

7. Archive documents should be given in abbreviation in the text and the full form should be stated in bibliography.

Example: (BOA Mühimme 15: 25)

8. If reference is made to footnote explanations, the same procedure should be followed there as well.

Example: For further information on this topic see. Levend, 1984: 189-207; Dilçin, 1983: 296; Kut, 2000: 87-93.

9. If the name of the author being referred is given in the text, only the publication date of the source should be written:

Example: On this topic Aktaş (2013: 69), …

10. While quoting from a quotation, the original source should also be specified:

Example: Süleyman Nazif (1925: 40, qtd Bilgegil 1979: 27).

11. Personal interviews should be cited within the text by giving the surnames and dates; they should also be cited in the bibliography.

12. Internet references should always include date of access and be cited in the bibliography stating the title.

Example: (Accessed: 20.06.2017)

Organizing Bibliography

1. Bibliography should be ordered according to the surnames of the writers at the end of the text. The name of the author should be taken as the basis in the works before the Surname Law. (Alignment: justified, 10 pt., 1-cm hanging)

2. When citing more than one work of a writer, the order should be from the one published earlier to the later.

3. For Articles and Papers and Encyclopaedia Articles: Author’s surname, first name, publication date of the source - without comma between the name of author and date, (in parentheses), article / declaration / article title (“in quotation”); name of the periodical / proceedings book / encyclopaedia (italic), volume (v) if available, issue (i), pages (p). In the published papers, the publication date (year) of the proceedings book and the date of the meeting should also be included. For unpublished declarations, presentation date of declaration, the company that hold the meeting, the dates and the venue of the meeting should be denoted.

4. For manuscripts, the name of the author (if known) should first be written, as an abbreviation of manuscript (ms) should be written in parenthesis, and followed by the name of the work (italic), the library, collection and number, and if necessary, page numbers.

Example for Books:

AKTAŞ, Şerif (2009), Şiir Tahlili - Teori ve Uygulama, Akçağ Yay., Ankara.

Example for Articles:

LEVEND, Agâh Sırrı (1965), “Lâmiî’nin Ferhad u Şirin’i”, Türk Dili Araştırmaları Yıllığı Belleten 1964, s. 85-126.

Example for Papers:

KOZ, M. Sabri (2004), “Belli Mahlaslar Üzerinden Şiir Söyleme Geleneği ve Türkiye’de Yazılan Alevi-Bektaşi Cönk ve Mecmualarındaki Hatâî Mahlaslı Şiirler”, I. Uluslararası Şah İsmail Hatâyî Sempozyumu Bildirileri, 9-11 October 2003, Ed.: Gülağ Öz, ATO Yay., Ankara, s. 184-217.

Example for Encyclopaedia Articles:

KÖYMEN, M. Altay (1983), “Turan, Osman”, Türk Ansiklopedisi, C. 32, MEB Yay., Ankara, s. 2.

Example for Manuscripts:

a) Mecmua-i Eş’âr (yz), Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Fatih, No. 5335.

           b) Âlî b. Mustafa (yz), Nasîhatü’s-selâtîn, Millet Kütüphanesi, Şer’iyye, No. 611.