Author Guidelines

General: Manuscripts must be prepared in MS Word, single-spaced with justify. Font: Times New Roman, 12 points. Margins: left 4,5 cm- right 3,5 cm, top 5 cm- bottom 7 cm, header 3,25 cm- footer 6 cm, gutter 0. Paper type: A4. Page numbers should be on the middle of bottom of page with -1-, -2-, -3- etc format. Using footnotes is not allowed. (Click to reach the sample text format.)

Body of Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Title (Turkish), Abstract (Turkish), Keywords (Turkish), Main Text, Appendix (if any), References.

Title: Title should reflect objectives of the paper clearly, be easily understandable and not exceed 15 words.

Abstracts: Each paper should have an abstract with 100-200 words and have a structured form, i.e. standard structure of an article (background, purpose, material and methods used, results, conclusion).

Paper Length: The manuscript should be minimum 2000 words or 5 pages, maximum 7000 words or 25 pages including references.

Keywords: Author must provide some keywords (between 3 and 5) that will be used to classify the paper.

Unit: International System of Unit (Système Internationale d’Unités; SI) ( should be used for all scientific and laboratory data.

References: Referring to references should be in the text by using reference numbers in parenthesis (i.e. [2]).

List of References: Publications cited in the text should only be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. References should be listed according to their orders in which they are cited in the manuscript, i.e., [1] cited first, [2] cited next, and so on. An example of a reference list is below (Please click for examples not listed here). 


[1]        Berndt, T. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 82(3), 114-140. (Single Authored Article)

[2]        Rother, M., & Shook, J. (1999). “Learning to see: value stream mapping to create value and eliminate Muda”. The Lean Enterprise Institute, 22(4), 3-4. (Multi-authored Article)

[3]        Okamoto, G. (1999). Smart antenna systems and wireless LANs. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. (Single Author Books)

[4]        Önaçan, M.B.K., Uluağ, M., Önel, T., & Medeni, T.D. (2018). Selection of plagiarism detection software and its integration into Moodle for universities: An example of open source software use in developing countries. In Ricardo Queirós (ed.), Emerging trends, techniques, and tools for massive open online course (MOOC) management (pp.250-265). IGI Global. (Book Chapter)

[5]        Sah, P. (2018). Study habits for success: Tips for students [Format description when necessary]. Retrieved August 23, 2018, from  (Internet Source)

[6]        Lastname, F.N. (2018). Title of dissertation (Doctoral dissertation). University Name Institute Name, City. (Retrieved from Name of database). (Published Dissertation)

[7]        Cutler, L. D., Frolich, B., & Hcmrahan, P. (1997, January 16). Two-handed  direct manipulation on the responsive workbench. Paper presented at the 1997 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics.  Abstract retrieved June 12, 2000, from (Symposium Paper Abstract)

[8]        Cynx, J., Williams, H., & Nottebohm, F. (1992). Hemispheric differences in avian song discrimination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 89, 1372-1375. (Published Paper)

[9]        Lanktree, C., & Briere, J. (1991, January). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA. (Unpublished Paper)

[10]      Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica. (Encyclopedia)

Abbreviations and Acronyms: Standard abbreviations and acronyms should be used for each related discipline. Acronyms should be identified at the first occurrence in the text. Abbreviations and acronyms may also be attached to main text as an appendix.

Equations and Formulas: Equations and formulas should be numbered consecutively. These numbers must be shown within parentheses being aligned to right. In the text, equations and formulas should be referred with their numbers given in parentheses. Comprehensive formulas, not appropriate to be written in the texts, should be prepared in figures.

Figures and Tables: Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively. In the text referring to figures and tables should be made by typing “Figure 1” or “Table 1” etc. A suitable title should be assigned to each of them.