Author Guidelines


  1. Language of article can be Turkish or English and articles will be published every 6 months.
  2. Similarity ratios of submitted articles are scanned in Turnitin program. Those with a similarity rate of 20% or less are accepted for publication.
  3. The articles which were uploaded before must not be deleted after revision.
  4. Manuscripts should not be published elsewhere. If the researches presented at the congress are turned into an article, they should be stated in the footnote. If the articles are produced from postgraduate theses and projects, they should be stated in the footnote.
  5. The articles submitted to the journal will checked by  the two reviewers and published after the positive report. If one of the reviewers gives a negative report and the other one gives a positive; it will be sent to the third reviewer for another opinion.
  6. In accordance with the open access policy, the number of journals and articles are available on the journal's web page and full texts can be accessed as a PDF file.



All submitted manuscripts must meet the following conditions to be considered for publication in the journal:

  1. All submitted manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman, 12-point font size, and one and a half spacing. All authors should include their Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) in the manuscripts. The type of manuscripts (i.e. research articles, literature reviews, and case reports) should be specified.
  2. The manuscript title should be written in boldface uppercase letters and no longer than 12 words. All other headings in manuscripts should be numbered and written in boldface and only the first letters of each word should be uppercase.
  3. Page layout should be 3 cm in the upper edge of each page, 3 cm in the left margins, 3 cm in the bottom and 3 cm in the right margins.
  4. In article writing, all lines should start at the end of the left margin. Paragraphs should not start from the inside
  5. Page Numbers: Numbering should be done with natural numbers at the end of the page (1,2,3 etc.).
  6. Paragraph settings must be set to 0 before and 6 after. Line spacing settings should be 1,5.
  7. Article authors should be given under the headline and each author should be introduced with the condition to give a footnote.
  8. Manuscripts should adhere to the Spelling Guideline of the Turkish Language Association and Turkish words should be preferred as much as possible instead of foreign words.
  9. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages, including references (in some cases, the editorial board may decide that manuscripts may be increased up).
  10. Author name(s) should be written under the manuscript title and aligned to the right. Information about the author(s) (i.e. affiliation, correspondence address, and e-mail) should be provided in a footnote at the bottom of the page.
  11. Each manuscript should include Turkish (Öz) and English abstracts that precede the body of the paper and contain 150 to 200 words. Abstracts should include an overview of the scope and purpose of the paper, methods, findings/results, and recommendations. Abstracts should be followed by at least four and at most six keywords. Keywords should be typed in lowercase letters unless they are proper nouns. Turkish and English abstracts and keywords should be typed in 10-point font size.
  12. Tables, figures, images, charts, maps, etc. should have a number and title. These elements should not larger than 10 x17 centimetres and typed using 10-point font size and single spacing. Images, charts and so on should be saved in a separate file and the JPEG format is necessary for print quality.
  13. Use of footnotes should be avoided as much as possible. Rather, endnotes should be preferred.
  14. Foreign words should be italicised. If the foreign language equivalent is to be given to clarify the meaning of a Turkish word, it should be written in parentheses and italicised.
  15. Articles submitted to the journal should have the following sections:
  16. Cover page (Article Name, Author or Authors’ Names and Surnames, Address, e-mail,

Orcid ID – (

  1. Turkish Title (from second page)
  2. English Title
  3. Turkish Summary (not more than 200 words)
  4. Key Words (3-5 words)
  5. English Summary (Abstract)  (not more than 200 words)
  6. Keywords (3-5 words)
  7. Introduction
  8. Method (purpose of research, model of research, data collecting, analysis of the data...)
  9. Findings
  10. Conclusion and Discussion
  11. Bibliography
  12. Adds (if needed)


  1. In-text Citations
  2. The 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual should be used for in-text citations and references. All references in the main text are indicated by the author-date method of in-text citation. The author’s last name, the year of publication, and the page number should appear in parentheses in the text. Even if the same material is referenced consecutively, abbreviations such as ibid and ibidem should not be used. The standard author-date method should be followed. e.g. (Okur, 2003, pp. 10-12) If the name of the author of the cited or quoted material appears as part of the sentence, there is no need to repeat the name of the author in parentheses. e.g. Okur (2003, p. 10)

Authors should not mix the thoughts of others with their own when paraphrasing, citing and quoting. All paraphrased and summarized information, citations and quotations should be clearly cited and referenced. Direct quotations should be enclosed with double quotation marks. If a citation is to be preferred rather than direct questions, authors should paraphrase the information into their own words. If authors use exactly the same words in another work, they should enclose the quotation with double quotation marks. They should include the author, year of publication, and page number for the reference in parentheses immediately after the end of the quotation. For citations, authors should make a reference to the work using the standard author-date method of in-text citation before ending the sentence with a period.

  1. If a citation or quotation is borrowed from a secondary source, the reference should be made as follows:

e.g. (Akkuş, 1980 as cited in Sezer, 2017, p. 9)

  1. When a work has two authors, cite both names every time it appears in the text (Önger & Gürgil, 2018, p. 7).

If a work has more than two authors, cite only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” in every citation. e.g. (Oğuz et al., 2006, p. 15)

  1. If a parenthetical citation includes two or more works, order them the same way as they appear in the reference list, that is, alphabetically and separate them by a semi-colon. e.g. (Güzel, 2011; Köprülü, 2003; Sezer, 2011)
  2. The abbreviation “SP” which stands for “Source Person” should be used for oral sources. If there are multiple oral sources, they should be numbered. These sources should be indicated in parentheses such as (SP-1) and (SP-2) every time they appear in the text. In such cases, the reference list should be divided into “oral sources” and “published sources” and information about the source persons should be given under the heading “oral sources”. e.g. SP-1: First name, last name, age, educational background, occupation, interview date and place. 
  1. Reference List


All sources used and cited in the text (except classical texts and personal interviews) should be listed in the reference list. Works that are not cited in the text should not be included in the reference list.

  • Make a reference to the last edition of the work.
  • Please include the volume and issue numbers of the journal.
  • If a DOI number is available, add it to at the end of the reference.

You may create a reference list by following the following steps:

  1. A) Adding Citations in a Word Document Automatically

1) Before starting to write in a Word document, click on the References tab in the Ribbon. In the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style and click the style “APA Sixth Edition”.

2) In the Citations & Bibliography group, click Manage Sources to add sources used in the text one by one.


On the References tab, click Insert Citation and choose Add New Source and fill out the information about the source. In this way, sources are added as they are used.  

3) After completing to write the text, on the References tab, click Bibliography and choose Insert Bibliography to create a reference list at the end of the text.

  1. B) Adding Citations in a Word Document Manually

Sources are ordered alphabetically by the last name of the authors. When the work does not have an author, use the title of the work. If you cite two or more works by the same author, order the references chronically. If you cite two or more works by the same author in the same year, order the references by placing lowercase letters immediately after the year such as “(2009a)” and “(2009b)”.


Oğuz, Ö. (2009a). Somut olmayan kültürel miras nedir?. Ankara: Geleneksel Yayıncılık.

Oğuz, Ö. (2009b). Somut olmayan kültürel miras ve kültürel ifade çeşitliliği. Milli Folklor 82, (Summer 2019), 6-12.

Refer to these sources in the text as they appear in the reference list as follows: (Oğuz, 2009a; Oğuz, 2009b).


  1. References should only include the works cited in the text. References should be ordered alphabetically by the last name of the authors.
  2. For books with a single author:

Çetin, T. (2010). Termal turizmin başkenti: Afyonkarahisar. Ankara: Beyazkalem Yayınları.

  1. For books with two authors:

Doğanay, H., & Zaman, S. (2014). Türkiye’nin turizm coğrafyası. Ankara: Pegem Yayınları.

  1. For books with more than two authors:

Köksal, M. F., Kurtoğlu, O., Karaköse, H., & Şenödeyici, Ö. (2008). Kırşehir Müzesindeki ahilik belgeleri (ahi şecerenâmeleri-beratlar-vakfiyeler). Kırşehir: Kırşehir Valiliği Yayınları.

  1. The names of translators, editors and so on should be written as follows:

Ong, W. J. (1999).  Sözlü ve yazılı kültür: sözün teknolojileşmesi. (S. Postacıoğlu Banon, Trans.). İstanbul: Metis Yayınları.

  1. For articles or chapters in an edited book: The last name and initials of the chapter author. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In Initials and surnames of the editor(s). Title of book in italicised letters (pp. xx–xx). Please note that the name of the book editor should be preceded by the word “In”. Location: Publisher.

Demirkaya, H. (2016). Mevlânâ’nın Mesnevî’sinde coğrafya: Cilt I. In T. Çetin, & A. Meydan (Eds.) Türk Kültüründe Coğrafya II (pp. 41-60). Ankara: Pegem Yayınları.

  1. Articles in Periodicals

Author, A. A. (Year). The article title is in sentence-case; thus, only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is in uppercase letters and italicised. The volume and issue numbers are italicised followed by the number of pages and the DOI number if one is assigned. 

Ünlü, M., & Yıldırım, S. (2017). Coğrafya dersi öğretim programına bir coğrafi beceri önerisi: Mekânsal düşünme becerisi. Marmara Coğrafya Dergisi, 35, 13-20. doi: 10.14781/mcd.291018. 

Şanlı, C. (2019). Coğrafya öğretmen adaylarının mekânsal düşünme becerisine ilişkin görüşleri. Anadolu Kültürel Araştırmalar Dergisi, 3(3), 215-233. 

  1. For unpublished master’s theses and doctoral dissertations:

Author, A. A. (Year). Author, A. A. (2019). Title of master’s thesis or dissertation (Unpublished master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location.

Çepni, O. (2010). İlköğretim 6. sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersi ülkemizin kaynakları ünitesinin çoklu zekâ kuramına göre öğretiminin öğrenci başarısına etkisi (Kastamonu örneği) (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Gazi University Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Ankara.

  1. For papers and posters presented at meetings, symposia and conferences:

Conference proceedings published as abstracts

Özcan, H. (2005). Asya toplumlarını etkileyen Alevî/Bektaşî kültüründe insanın değeri. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of the Asian Philosophical Association, İstanbul.

Conference proceedings published as full texts

Çakmak, T. & Körpeoğlu, H. (2012). Web content management within the organizational identity framework: A Study for Hacettepe University Department of Information Management web content management system. In W. F. Riekert, & I. Simon (Eds.), BOBCATSSS 2012 20th International Conference on Information Science Amsterdam, 23-25 January 2012 (pp. 91-93). Amsterdam: Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

  1. For electronic sources, the retrieval date and URL should be included as follows: Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work italicised. Retrieved from Month Day, Year, from URL.

Bekki, S. (2016). Pîr Sultan Abdal. Retrieved November 10, 2019, from

  1. For entries in an encyclopaedia, if the name of the author is known: Author, A.A. (2019). Title of entry. In Title of encyclopaedia italicised (Volume xx, pp. xx-xx). Location: Publisher.

Bilgin, A. A. (2007). Nesîmî. In TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi (Volume 33, pp. 3-5). İstanbul: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları.

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