Author Guidelines


International Journal of Social Inquiry is published twice a year (December and June). The journal includes research articles, book presentations, critics and case studies. These articles should not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication previously. Articles can be written in Turkish and English. When the articles are accepted Uludağ University Journal of Social Inquiry will have all publishing rights. The initial evaluation of the manuscripts submitted to the journal is made by the editorial board in terms of its suitability for the journal writing standards. Eligible studies will be scanned with internationally accepted academic plagiarism detector (excluding individual citations, bibliographies and footnotes cited in accordance with academic rules). Studies with more than 15% similarity will be sent back to the author/authors together with the scan result report. After this phase, the study will be sent to 2 referees. In the direction of the report from the referees, it will be decided whether the article will be published, corrected in the report frame, rejected or sent to third referee, and the author / authors will be notified about the situation as soon as possible. Corrections requested from the author/authors should be made within 1 month at the latest and sent to the editorial board. 

Expression & Literary Style:

Articles can be written in Turkish and English. Sentences should be written in accordance with the grammer and orthographic rules. For grammer and ortographic rules in Turkish articles, Turkish Language Association’s Güncel Türkçe Sözlük and/or Büyük Türkçe Sözlük and Türkçe Yazım ve İmla Kılavuzu should be used. These Dictionaries are also available from the following web address:

For grammer and ortographic rules in English articles, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary can be used. These Dictionaries are also available from the following web addresses:


An appropriate article title should be chosen for the study topic. Section titles in the article should be numbered with normal numbers. (1, 2, 3 … etc.) The number of subtitles in a section should be four at most. The numbering of titles should be as follows:


1.1. First Degree Subheadline

1.2. First Degree Subheadline

Headings should be bold and left-aligned. All titles in the text, including abstract, summary and keywords, should be shown in bold. Author and Contact Information Name and surname of the author/authors should be indicated after the article title. Asterisked footnotes should be created after the author/authors’ name and surname and the institution/university information and e-mail address to which the author/authors are affiliated should be shown. In more than one authoritative article, one of the authors must be specified as the corresponding author.

In case of necessity, please be sure to notify the author/authors' mobile phone numbers so that the editor can communicate with the author. This information will never be used when the article is published. Abstract An abstract which does not exceed 200 words should be written both in Turkish and English.


After the Turkish and English abstracts, the keywords consisting of 5 words should be given to correct the interest of the study.


Turkish summary for articles in English and English summary for articles in Turkish which does not exceed 750 words should be written.


Text format should be presented in the following form. The article should not exceed 8000 words. Except for special symbols, text, footnote, abstract, summary, equations and sources should be written in "Times New Roman". Text in word format with 1.5 lines and 12 pt; footnotes, abstracts, summaries, equations and bibliographies should be written in 10 point font size in single line spacing. For transcribed texts, "Times Turkish Transcription" font should be preferred. The “introduction” should not be numbered. If an abbreviation is used in the text, these abbreviations should be shown in parentheses when used for the first time. For example: Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı (DPT) Footnotes in the text should be used to provide additional information and should be numbered with normal numbers.

Tables, Figures and Graphics:

All tables, figures and graphics should be numbered with normal numbers. (Figure 1 / Table 1 / Figure 1, Figure 2 / Table 2 / Figure 2). The headings of tables, figures and graphics should be placed on top of them. The headings of tables, figures and graphics must be written in single line and 10 pt. If the tables, figures and graphics used in the article do not belong to the author himself, the source should be given at the bottom of the tables, figures and graphics. Footnotes for tables and figures should be written in 10 point letter size with * (star) symbol.

Formulas and Equations:

Formulas should be written left aligned and numbered. The equations should be numbered as (1), (2), (3) ... and should be written in 10 pt font size.

Science Field Code (JEL CODE):

If the scientific code/jel code information related to the study field can be entered, the author / writers should write 3 scientific field codes. Science / jel codes can be found at the following website:


If there are institutions and persons supporting the work, a thank-you note can be written. Acknowledgements can be given as a footnote on the first page of the article or under a separate title before the “references”. Citations The author must comply with the APA (American Psychological Association) publication guidelines in citation of the sources he uses. APA Rules are available at the following web address:


The bibliography should include all of the references cited in the text. Journal and book names should be italic. The bibliography must be sorted alphabetically by author surname. If more than one studies belonging to one author are found, the studies of the author should be ordered chronologically from the most recent to the earliest one. Page numbers for periodicals and articles in compilation books should be specified.


Reçber, Kamuran; Aydın, Çiğdem (2004). “Avrupa Birliğinde İnsan Haklarının İhlal Edilmesi Halinde Öngörülen Yaptırımlar”. Ankara Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi, 53 (1), 89-115.


Özdal, Barış; Karaca, Kutay (2015). Diplomasi Tarihi I. Bursa: Dora Yayınevi.

Encyclopedia Articles:

Bohannan, Paul, (1968). “Law and Legal Institutions,” International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, Vol. IX, (ed.), David L. Shils, W. Place, McMillan and Free Press, ss. 73-77.

Study-Work Reports:

Frankel, Jeffrey A., (2000). Globalization of the Economy, Working Paper 7858, Cambridge.

Book Chapters:

Tezcan, Ercüment (2014). “Avrupa Parlamentosu”, Akçay, Belgin; Göçmen, İlke (Der.). Avrupa Birliği, Ankara: Seçkin Yayınları, 117-142.

Corporate Resources:

DPT (1989). Altıncı Beş Yıllık Kalkınma Planı, 1990-1994, Ankara.

Online Resources:

Reçber, Kamuran (2002). “Les Relations Entre l’UEO et l’UE Dans le Cadre des Dispositions du Traité sur l’UE”, (Erişim Tarihi 04.04.2016).


Özdoğan, Mehmet (1979). "Fikirtepe", (Yayınlanmamış Doktora Tezi), İstanbul Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, İstanbul.

Newspaper Articles:

Yıldırım, A. Ekber (2017). "Genç Çiftçi Hibe Desteğinde Şartlar ve İstenen Belgeler", Dünya Gazetesi (12 Nisan 2017).


Otomotivde Rekor Üretim Gerçekleşti, (12 Nisan 2017), Dünya Gazetesi

Article Submission :

Articles in doc. and pdf. format file should be sent to Please be sure to notify the author/authors' mobile phone numbers so that the editor can communicate with the author in case of necessity. This information will never be used when the article is published.


The copyright of all articles and materials accepted for publication belong to Uludağ University Social Sciences Institute.


Names and addresses in this magazine will only be used for the purpose of the journal, which is stated above. It will not be used for another purpose or another part.