Submission Guidelines For Author


All articles that are sent to the journal must conform to the following guidelines:

1. Text sent to the journal, in Microsoft Word program, Bookman Old Style, 11 pt and single line spacing, 6 nk before interval, 0 after; indent left and right zero; the first line should be written in 1 and 2 aligned. See template Template for Author

2. Headings must be written with capital letters, it should be bold and it should not exceed 12 words. All the other subheadings in the text should be numbered and bold and only the first letters should be capital.

3. Turkish Language Association’s orthographic rules should be taken as a reference with the text. Turkish words should be preferred instead of foreign ones.

4. It is preferable that the text does not exceed 20 pages along with the references part.

5. Author name(s) should not be on the text but it should be on the cover, which will be attached to the text. Moreover, main title, ORCID number and author’s contact information (address, email and phone) should be included on the cover page.

6. There should be 150-200 words abstract, which is written both in Turkish and English, before the main text. Aim and scope of the article should be specified in the abstract section. Furthermore, there should be information about the research method and findings in the abstract. There should be minimum 4, maximum 5 keywords right below the abstract and these keywords should be written with lowercase letters except special names. Abstract and keywords should be in 10-point font.

7. Charts, shapes, diagrams, pictures etc. should have a number and title. These things should not exceed 10x17 cm area. Table, picture, diagram and such materials should be saved in a separate file with jpg format for the sake of quality printing. These materials should be less than one-third of the article.

8. Foreign words should be written in italic form. If the author wants to make an explanation of a Turkish word in a foreign language, the explanation should be written in italics form in parenthesis. If a cited material is in another language, Turkish translation should be given in italics form and in parenthesis without quotation marks.


 a. In-text citation

1.  All the references in the text are given according to the in-text citation system. References in the text to other publications are written in the following way: author’s surname, publication date, and page numbers in parenthesis. If the author refers to the same publication again, it must be written in the same way and short forms such as ibid, et al. should not be used, e.g. (Köprülü, 2003: 10-12). If the name of cited material’s author is already used in the text, it is not necessary to write the name of the author in parenthesis again.

2. The author should not mix up others' thoughts with his/her own thoughts as he/she switches between summaries, attributions and citations. Sources of all kinds of references should be clearly written, so that there is no doubt. Direct citations should be given with quotation marks. If the attribution method is preferred instead of direct citation, the author should paraphrase the information in his/her own words. If the words in the source are to be used exactly, they must be quoted directly in quotation marks. Information about which sources are cited in direct citations should be indicated in parentheses immediately after the citation is finished. With attributions, the reference should be given according to the rules of in-text reference.

3.If the reference is taken from another source as an attribution, the name of that source should be given as well. For example:

Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003)

(adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, 2010)

4. Care should be taken with regard to the quotation / attribution rate in the articles. References that are taken from the same source or from different sources should not be presented in a row. Very long direct citations should be avoided.

5. If the cited material has two authors, both authors’ surnames should be written. If there are more than two authors, “vd.” should be written after the surname of first author. For example, (Oğuz vd, 2006: 15)

6. If more than one reference needs to be given, each reference should be separated with a semicolon. For example, (Köprülü, 2003: 10; Güzel, 2011: 50)

7. For verbal sources, the abbreviation "KK" which means "Source of Person" should be used. If there is more than one oral source, they should be numbered and indicated in brackets in the text when they are referred to in this text, for example (KK-1) or (KK-2). "Bibliography" should be divided into "Oral Resources" and "Written Resources", and the information about the resource persons should be given under the heading "Oral Resources".

Example: KK-1: Name, surname, age, education level, occupation, date and place of interview.

b. Organizing end-of-text references

1. Only aforementioned references should be given in the references section and they should be listed in alphabetical order.

2. If the same author’s different works are given as a reference, they should be listed from old to new. In this situation, the name and surname of the author will not be repeated, instead two long dashes with a dot will be used (——.). For example:

§          Köprülü, M. Fuad.  (2003). Türk Edebiyatında İlk Mutasavvıflar. Ankara: Akçağ Yayınları.

§          ——. (2005). Anadolu’da İslamiyet Ankara: Akçağ Yayınları.  

3. Works that have been completed in the same year should be shown with “a, b, c...” signs and it should be the same in the text as well.

4. Newspaper, magazine, encyclopedia, anthology, novel, play, movie, story books, and poem books are considered to be long works and they are written in italics form in the references section. Published theses fall into the same category.

5. Single author books will be given as a reference in the following way:

Güzel, Abdurrahman. (2011). Hacı Bektaş Veli El Kitabı: Bir Olalım-İri Olalım-Diri Olalım. Ankara: Akçağ Yayınları.

6. Books that are written by two or three authors will be given as a reference in the following way:

Şentürk, Ahmet Atilla ve Ahmet Kartal. (2012). Eski Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi. İstanbul: Dergâh Yayınları.  

7. When books, which have more than three authors are given as a reference, after the name of first author, “vd.” will be written.

Köksal, M. Fatih vd. (2008). Kırşehir Müzesindeki Ahilik Belgeleri (Ahi Şecerenâmeleri-Beratlar-Vakfiyeler). Kırşehir: Kırşehir Valiliği Yayınları.

8. The name of translator, compiler, or editor of a book will be given after the name of the book and author.

Ong, Walter J.  (1999). Sözlü ve Yazılı Kültür: Sözün Teknolojileşmesi. Çev. Sema Postacıoğlu Banon. İstanbul: Metis Yayınları.

9. An article or text which appears on a compiled book will be given as a reference in the following way:

Togan, Zeki Velidi. (2010).  “Yeseviliğe Dair Bazı Yeni Malumat”. Fuad Köprülü Armağanı. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, 523-29.

10. Article, poem, story, book chapter, letter, conference, speech, interview and personal interview are considered to be short works and their headings are given in quotation marks.

Köksal, Mehmet Fatih. (2013). “Şah İsmail Hatâyî’nin Şiirlerinde Kullandığı Vezin Meselesi”. Türk Kültürü ve Hacı Bektaş Velî Araştırma Dergisi 66, 169-188.

11. Unpublished theses should be given as a reference in the following way:

Duran, Hamiye. (1995). “Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Velayet-Namesi ve Velayet-Name’de Geçen Keramet Motifleri”. Yayımlanmamış Doktora Tezi, Gazi Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Ankara.


12. Works that were presented in a scientific gathering like a conference or workshop will be given as a reference in the following way:

Gungor, Özcan. (2017). “Küreselleşme Bağlamında Ortadoğuda Türkiye İmkanları”. I. Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Spain.

13. When works, which are accessed online are given as a reference, surname and name of the author, title of the work, date if exists, access date, address of the website should be given in order.

For example:

Bekki, Salahaddin.(2016). “Pîr Sultan Abdal”. Erişim tarihi: 10.11.2016.].

14. When encyclopedic entries are given as a reference, the name and surname of the author, the date in which the entry is written, title of the entry in quotation marks, name of encyclopedia, volume number, name of publisher, and page numbers should be written in order.

Bilgin, A. Azmi.(2007). “Nesîmî”. TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi, c. 33, İstanbul: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yay., s. 3-5.