Writing Rules

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Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should be original and not previously presented or published in any electronic or print medium. If a manuscript was previously presented at a conference or meeting, authors should provide detailed information about the event, including the name, date, and location of the organization.

Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the relevant guideline listed below:

• Observational original research studies: STROBE guidelines
• Systematic reviews and meta-analysis: PRISMA guidelines (for protocols, please see the PRISMA-P guidelines)
• Qualitative research: SRQR guidelines

To find the right guideline for your research, please complete the questionnaire by Equator Network here.

Turcology Research encourages authors to follow the ‘Sex and Gender Equity in Research – SAGER – guidelines’ when preparing their manuscripts to promote the inclusion of sex and gender considerations in research. Before submission, authors can consult EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators to produce clear, concise and accurate manuscripts that are easy to understand and free of common errors and pitfalls.

The style of manuscripts should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition (2020). (APA 7)

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/turcology). Manuscripts submitted via any other medium and submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be evaluated.

In addition to the manuscript files, authors are required to submit the following during the initial submission:
- Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form

PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Page layout: Although a page layout is not required for articles, a page layout like the one below can be used.


TextFootnote

Abstract
S. Abstract
Bibliography

Paragraph and line spacingParagraph indent 
MarginsPaper size
121010Single-A42 cm


Font: "Calibri Light" font should be preferred. The special fonts used must be sent with the Manuscript.

Title page: A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include:
• The full title (max 10 word) of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters,
• Name(s), affiliations, academic degree(s), and ORCID IDs of the author(s),
• Grant information and detailed information on the other sources of support,
• Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number), and email address of the corresponding author,
• Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria,
• If the author(s) is a member of the journal’s Editorial Board, this should be specified in the title page.

Abstract: The abstract subheadings should be arranged according to the article types. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications.

Keywords: Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of three to a maximum of six keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations.

Manuscript Types
Research Articles:
Research articles provide new information based on original research. The acceptance of research articles is typically based on the originality and importance of the research. The main text of a Research Article should be structured with subheadings, including Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Limitations, drawbacks, and the shortcomings of original articles should be mentioned in the Discussion section before the conclusion paragraph.

Please check Table 1 for the limitations for Original Articles.

Review Articles
Review articles that are written by authors with extensive knowledge and expertise in a particular field and a strong track record of publication are welcomed. These authors may even be invited to contribute a review article to the journal. Review articles should provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on a topic in the journal’s topic, and should include discussions and evaluations of relevant research. The subheadings of the review articles can be planned by the authors. However, each review article should include an “Introduction” and a “Conclusion” section. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for Review Articles.

Letters to the Editor
A "Letter to the Editor" is a type of manuscript that discusses important or overlooked aspects of a previously published article. This type of manuscript may also present articles on subjects within the scope of the journal that are of interest to readers, particularly educational cases. Readers can also use the "Letter to the Editor" format to share their comments on published manuscripts. The text of a "Letter to the Editor" should be unstructured and should not include an abstract, keywords, tables, figures, images, or other media. The manuscript that is being commented on must be properly cited within the "Letter to the Editor."

Editorial Comments
Invited editorial comments on selected articles are published in the journal to provide expert insight and critical analysis of the research presented. These comments are written by authors who have demonstrated expertise or a high reputation in the topic of the research article. The journal carefully selects and invites these authors to contribute their comments. The editorial comments should not exceed 1000 words in length and should not include an abstract, keywords, tables, figures, images, or other media.

Table 1. Limitations for each manuscript type 


Type of manuscript 
Word limit* 
Abstract word limit 
Reference limit 
Table limit 
 Figure limit
Research Article  
10000250 (Structed)Unlimited1010 or total of 15 images
Review Article 
8000250Unlimited
1010 or total of 15 images
Letter to the Editor400No abstract5No tablesNo media
Editorial Comments1000No abstract 
5No tables 
No media

*Word limit should not include the abstract, references, tables, and figure legends.

Title Levels (Numbered in up to 4 levels)
First

Centered, bold, capital initial letters
The text starts with a new paragraph.
Second
Flush left, bold, initial letters uppercase
The text starts with a new paragraph.
Third
Flush left, bold, italic, initial letters uppercase
The text starts with a new paragraph.
Fourth
Bold, capital initial letters, end two points in a row
The text begins on the same line with the title and continues as a standard paragraph.

Tables
Tables should be included in the main document, after the reference list, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the text. Each table should have a descriptive title placed above it, and any abbreviations used in the table should be defined below the table by footnotes (even if they are defined in the main text). Tables should be created using the "insert table" command of the Word processing software, and they should be arranged clearly to make the data easy to read and understand. The data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented in the main text, but should support and enhance the main text.

Figures and Figure Legends
Figures should be submitted as separate files in TIFF or JPEG format, and they should be embedded in the Word document. If a figure has subunits, be merged into a single image, the figures should be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate subunits. . The minimum resolution of each figure should be 300 DPI, and the figures should be clear and easy to read. Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document. Figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned.

Abbreviations
All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be provided in parentheses following the definition, and it should be used consistently throughout the paper.

Identifying products
When mentioning a drug, product, hardware, or software program in a manuscript, it is important to provide detailed information about the product in parentheses. This should include the name of the product, the producer of the product, and the city and country of the company.
For example, if mentioning a Discovery St PET/CT scanner produced by General Electric in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, the information should be presented in the following format: "Discovery St PET/CT scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI, USA)." Providing this information helps to ensure that the product is properly identified and credited.

Supplementary Materials
Supplementary materials, including audio files, videos, datasets, and additional documents (e.g., appendices, additional figures, tables), are intended to complement the main text of the manuscript. These supplementary materials should be submitted as a separate section after the references list. Concise descriptions of each supplementary material should be included to explain their relevance to the manuscript. Page numbers are not required for supplementary materials.

REFERENCES
Both in-text citations and the references must be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition (2020).

While citing publications, preference should be given to the main source and latest, most up-to-date publications. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited by author’s name and the publication year in parenthesis. In the case of direct citations in the main text, only publication year should be stated in parenthesis after the name of the author. Please see below the examples. In the social science articles, page numbers should be stated after the publication year.


Author type 
Parenthetical citation 
Narrative citation
Direct quote citation in paranthesesDirect quote citation with narration
One author 
(Gonzalez, 2019) 
Gonzalez (2019)
(Gonzalez, 2019: 20)
Gonzalez (2019: 20)
Two authors 
(Gonzalez & Jones, 2019)
Gonzalez and Jones (2019)
(Gonzalez & Jones, 2019: 20)
Gonzalez and Jones (2019: 20)
Three or more authors 
(Gonzalez et al., 2019)
Gonzalez et al. (2019)
(Gonzalez et al., 2019: 20)
Gonzalez et al. (2019: 20)
Group author with abbreviation:

First citation

Subsequent citations
(American Psychological Association [APA], 2020)

(APA, 2020)
American Psychological Association (APA, 2020)

APA (2020)
(American Psychological Association [APA], 2020: 19)

(APA, 2020: 19)
American Psychological Association (APA, 2020: 19)

APA (2020: 19)
Group author without abbreviation 
(University of California, 2020) 
University of California (2020)
(University of California, 2020: 21)
University of California (2020: 21)
No author 
("New drug," 1993)

Use an abbreviated version of the title



Reference List
The reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples.
Article: Klimonske, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and The Hiring Process in Organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.
More Than One Author:
Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching Medicine with The Help Of “Dr. House.” Plos ONE, 13(3), Article E0193972. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193972
Books
Ancient Author's Book

Evliya Çelebi Seyahatname. (sad. T. Temelkuran & N. Aktaş). 1986. Üçdal Publications.
Ksenophon. Anabasis. (trans. T. Gökçöl). 1974. Hürriyet Publications.
Ebû Abdullah Muhammed İbn Battûta Tancî. İbn Battûta Seyahatnamesi I (trans. A. Sait Aykut). 2004.
Yapı Kredi Publications.
By A Single Author:
Kimmel, M. S. (2007). The Gendered Society. Oxford University Press.
By Two or More Authors:
Difonzo, N., & Bordia, P. (2007). Rumor Psychology: Social and Organizational Approaches. American Psychological Association.
By A Corporate (Group) Author:
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.
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.
Dissertation or Thesis:
Valentin, E. R. (2019, Summer). Narcissism Predicted by Snapchat Selfie Sharing, Filter Usage, And Editing [Master's thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU Scholar Works. https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/concern/theses/3197xm925?locale=en
Çobanoğlu, S. (2021). Halkbilimi Bağlamında Dede Korkut Hikâyelerinin Halk Felsefesi ve Metaetiksel Çözümlemesi. [Ph.D. Thesis, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Institute of Social Sciences]. Ankara.
Yıkan, Z. U. (2004). Peyami Safa’nın Server Bedi İmzalı Romanları. [Master's thesis, Gazi University Institute of Social Sciences]. Ankara.
No Author: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (1974). U.S. Catholic Conference, Division of Latin America.
Web sites: Sparks, Dana. (2018, September 12). Mayo Mindfulness: Practicing Mindfulness Exercises. Mayo Clinic.

In the seventh edition, up to 20 authors should now be included in a reference list entry. For sources with more than 20 authors, after the 19th listed author, any additional authors' names are replaced with an ellipsis (…) followed by the final listed author's name:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., Author, K. K., Author, L. L., Author, M. M., Author, N. N., Author, O. O., Author, P. P., Author, Q. Q., Author, R. R., Author, S. S., . . . Author, Z. Z.

PRODUCTION
Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it goes through a copy-editing process by professional language editors to ensure that it is clear and well-written. This process may involve correcting grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors, as well as making changes to improve the overall clarity and readability of the manuscript.

After the copy-editing process is complete, the manuscript is published online as an "ahead-of-print" publication, which means that it is available to readers before it is included in a scheduled issue of the journal. This allows readers to access the latest research as soon as it becomes available.

Before the manuscript is officially published, the corresponding author is sent a PDF proof of the accepted manuscript for review. The corresponding author is asked to review the proof and approve it for publication within a specified time period, typically 2 days. This is an important step in the publication process, as it allows the author to catch any errors or make any final changes before the manuscript is published.

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