Manuscript Organization Guide

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General Format Properties

Font: All text should use an 11-point Cambria font. See the relevant section on how to prepare tables and figures.

Page Structure: A4 size paper,

  • Top, bottom, right, and left margins should be set with 2.5 cm (0.98 inches) justified, line break-free.
  • should be prepared as a single column.
  • Paragraphs and headings should not be indented or protruding.

Paragraph Structure: In the indents section of the Paragraph tab;

  • Before and after area 0.6 nk,
  • Line Spacing should be 1.5.

Heading System: Headings should be created as stated below.

The first letter of the words that make up the title at each level should be capitalized (and suffixes such as, with, de, mi… etc. should always be written in lower case.)

Table and figure captions should also be arranged according to this rule.

  • Main Titles: The title of the study should be written in capital letters, centered and bold.
  • First Level Heading: It should be left aligned and bold. One line should be separated from the preceding paragraph with a space.
  • Second Level Heading: Left aligned bold and italic. It should be separated from the preceding paragraph with a line space.
  • Third Level Heading: Left aligned, bold, and italic. A colon should be placed at the end and the paragraph should continue at the same level as the heading. It should be separated from the preceding paragraph with a line space.
  • Fourth Level Title: It should be left aligned and italicized. A colon should be placed at the end and the paragraph should continue at the same level as the heading. It should not be separated from the previous paragraph with a line space. It is not recommended to create more than five levels of headings.
  • Table and Figure Titles: Table and Figure expressions (such as Table 1, and Figure 1) should be used in bold, and titles should be written in italics.

Chapters of the Study

Title: The title of the article should be in capital letters, bold, and centered on the page. If the work has already been submitted, produced from a project or thesis, etc. An explanation should be made by placing a footnote (1) at the end of the entry title.

Author Names: Author names should be italicized. The full names, titles, institutions, and e-mail information of the author(s) should be specified.

Abstract: The abstract should be between 150 – 180 words. The abstract should not contain any citations.

Keywords and Extended Abstract:  Turkish articles should have an abstract in Turkish and English of 150-180 words outlining the scope, objective, results, and method applied, as well as an expanded summary in English of 750-1000 words in Turkish articles. Only the English abstract should be included in English articles. Under the English and Turkish abstracts, 3-5 English and 3-5 Turkish keywords reflecting the study’s content should be included.

Main Text: Quantitative and qualitative studies should include Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion sections.

  • The Method section must include subsections for Sampling/Study Group, Data Collection Tools, and Process. Model subsection should be included only if an original model is employed.
  • Compilation studies should describe the problem, professionally examine the relevant literature, highlight the flaws, gaps, and contradictions in the literature, and discuss the steps to be followed for a solution.
  • Changes can be made in different studies based on the type of subject, but care should be given not to be in the form of detailed subsections that make it difficult for the reader to benefit from the text.

Bibliography: Both the text and the bibliography should follow the spelling guidelines defined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition) issued by American Psychological Association.

Appendices, tables, and figures

Figures and tables: Tables, figures, images, graphics, etc. Elements should be included in the text.  It should not be given separately at the end of the study.

Table and figure headings should be in the same font size as the text (11-point).

Apart from the general template, the 10-point Cambria font is used in tables and figures.

The footnotes section should be at the bottom of the table, using 9-point Cambria and standard fonts.

In the indents section of the Paragraph tab;

  • Before and after field 0 nk,
  • Line spacing must be single.

Headings should be left aligned, bold, and numbered. (For example, “Table 1” or “Figure 5″…)

Tables and figures should be aligned to the left, and text wrapping must be disabled.

Appendices: Each appendix should be on its own page, following the bibliography.

Titles should be in 11-point Cambria, bold, and aligned to the left. (For example, “ANNEX 1”)

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