Manuscript Submission Guidelines and Copyright Statement

GAUN-JSS Manuscript Submission Guidelines


Copyright Statement

1. It should be noted that work submitted to GAUN JSS has not been previously published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

It is the author’s responsibility to indicate to the editor the existence of any work already published (or under consideration for publication elsewhere) by the author(s) that is similar in content to the submitted manuscript.

2. All papers should be submitted as MS Windows or OpenOffice compatible word processor files, preferably Word for Windows doc or docx files. Authors should not write their personal information like name, last name, and institution on their manucripts. Personal information should be written in another document and uploaded as a supplementary file.

3. The papers should not be less than 3,000 words, nor should exceed 10,000 words. Abstract should not be more than 250 words.

4. Use British or US English spelling and be consistent within the text.

5. All submissions to GAUN JSS should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Further information can be obtained from the American Psychological Association’s style website: 

According to APA’s 6th edition guidelines, please note that DOIs are required in references and can be obtained at 

6. The main body text should be single-spaced, on A4 paper. The margins should be set at 2.5 cm top and bottom, left and right. All sections, including References must have the same width and depth of type page. All text, except mentioned otherwise, i.e. headings, should be justified.

7. Font: Times New Roman. The main body text should be 12 pt type. For quotations longer than three lines, start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented 1,25 cm from the left margin. Use 10 pt type for quotations. Use bold for the title of the article and section headings only. Italics can be used in text for highlighting essential information. Do not underline or boldface to add emphasis. Use italics for emphasis.

8. Please keep to the heading and paragraph styles used by the Journal for your manuscript. For your reference, follow the example indicated in this link Formatted Word File.         

9. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list. APA in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Field, 2005, p. 14). 

References in the text of an article should be by the author's name and year of publication, as in these examples: 

Wilson (1999) in a paper on ... [commonest version]; Wilson and Wild (1997c, p. 22) state that ... [where page number is required]; Evidence is given by Smith et al. (2010) ... [for three or more authors]. Further exploration of this aspect may be found in many sources (e.g. Bright & Snow, 1992; Jones, 1993; Littlewood, 1995a) [note alphabetical order, use of & and semi-colons].

10. For quotations longer than forty words, use a block quotation. Begin the quotation on a new line and indent a half-inch (1.25 cm) from the left margin, leave one empty line above and below. Always give author’s name, year and page number. Do not use quotation marks. 

11. Please refrain from using Word’s automated features, for example capitalizing after a period, or adding hyperlinks to internet addresses and e-mail addresses. I.e., will not be accepted by our editors. Please, double-check to use the correct format: You can click on the “Remove Hyperlink” option on the relevant part. 

12. Please avoid footnotes and endnotes, if they are unavoidable, they should be included as endnotes at the end of the chapter not footnotes. Number your notes in the text by superscript and indent all lines in the footnote evenly.

13. References should be set out in the alphabetical order at the end of the paper. As with the rest of the manuscript, references should also be in single-space.

14. Only dates should be expressed in numerical terms throughout the text. For example., 1648, 1453, all other quantitative figures should be expressed in letters: not 3 persons, but three persons, or, more than a dozen researchers showed before, not, as more than 12 researchers showed before. Mathematical equations and expressions are not subject to this rule.

15. Figures and tables: All illustrations, photographs, graphics, artwork, and tables can be printed in color or in black-and-white, as long as the author holds the copyright to them. The captions for tables should be located above the table. Figures, artworks, graphics, and photographs should be placed in page margins. Captions must be below the figure. 

16. Mathematical equations and expressions should not be copy-pasted as image files. They should be written using the word processor’s relevant options.

17. GAUN-JSS encourages the use of reference management software, like Zotero, Endnote, F1000, etc. However, it is the author’s responsibility to make sure that references are correctly ordered in their submission.

18. Copyright and permissions

It is solely the author’s responsibility to clear permissions for material used in their article for which they are not the copyright owner. This usually includes all extracts over 400 words, figures, tables, photographs, drawings etc. Even very short extracts of poetry may need permission. Please bear in mind that just because text and images can be accessed freely on the Internet, it does not mean they are free of copyright. If in doubt, please contact your commissioning editor before submitting a final manuscript. Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences do not accept responsibility for the copyrights. Submission of an article, either via mail, in-person, or through electronic means, implies that the author(s) accept their sole responsibility on the use of material in their submissions.

19. Copyright and permissions of a published article and the open access statement

Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences views open-access to academic publications and research as an immutable part of academic endeavor. The journal does not charge for submission, handling, processing, and publication of manuscripts.

All articles published by GAUN-JSS are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. 

For more information on the conditions of the license please refer to:

All published authors accept the conditions of the license.

All copyright, re-publishing and re-using rights, all intellectual property rights, without any exception, belongs to the authors of the published manuscript.

20. The manuscript authors accept to follow editorial board members' decisions and suggestions. The article accepted for publication will receive page proofs for correction. This stage must not be used as an opportunity to revise the text because alterations are costly and will probably result in delay. Speedy return of corrected proofs is important.