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Author Guidelines

Last Update: 28.03.2017

A) Paper Writing Codes

Papers shall be prepared in accordance with the following rules. Non-observant applications will not be assessed.

  1. The paper can be in Turkish, English or Arabic. The length of the article should be in the range of 5000-8000 words. Electronic copy of the paper should be prepared in Microsoft Word program with Times New Roman font.

  2. The title should be first written in the language of the application (14 point, bold, small letters, middle centered). Then the title should be given in English one line skipping (12 point, bold, small letters, italic and middle centered).

  3. The name of the author / authors, the institution, department and the e-mail address must be entered in the member's registration. Since a blind review will be applied, information about the author / authors should not be given in the application.

  4. A summary of the paper of 150-200 words must be written in the language of the application, then a second summary of 150-200 words in English and italic. Beneath both summaries key words (maximum 5 words) should be given.

  5. Titles in the text should be numbered with the Arabic numerals (such as 1, 1.1, 1.1.2) and the sequence should not be more than three. First level headings should be 12 point and bold, second level and subsequent headings should be 10 point and bold.

  6. The text should be typed in 10 point and single line spacing. One line after each paragraph should be left blank and the paragraphs should start flush left. Quotations (if not more than three lines) made from other sources should be put in quotes and italic and if more than three lines the quotation should be given in a separate paragraph (one inch from right and left shifted, 9 point and italic).

  7. Tables and figures should be labelled with titles and sequence numbers, titles should be placed on tables (Table 1. Table name) and figures below (Figure 1. figure name). Tables and figures may be placed vertically (full page tables and figures may be placed horizontally), equations should be middle centered on the page, and the order numbers of the equations should be given in brackets and flush right.

  8. References should be given by using the in-text brackets method. The order in brackets should be as follows; surname of the author (s), (if no author is mentioned then first three words of the work, and immediately following three spots) the year, page number (s) (eg surname, year: page(s)).

  9. In the text, all referenced sources as above should be listed according to the APA format on the references list, and non-referenced sources should not be listed in this list. The sources must be written in alphabetical order and in APA format, as indicated in the examples. Articles and book titles should be written in small letters except for proper nouns. The initial of magazines must be capital. For bibliographic writing format one can consult the "bibliographic writing examples". 

  10. It is the responsibility of the authors to submit the final version of the applications in accordance with the rules of publication.

B) Reference Examples (For English Language Articles)

Journal Articles

Journal article in print: 1 author
[In-text citation: (Şentürk, 2009: 63)]

  • Şentürk, R. (2009). Açık medeniyet ve sosyal içerme. Muhafazakar Düşünce, 6(21-22), 41-49..

Journal article in print: 2 authors
[In-text citation: (Tonta & Ünal, 2005: 88)]

  • Tonta, Y., & Ünal, Y. (2005). Scatter of journals and literature obsolescence ref­lected in document delivery requests. Journal of the American Society for In­formation Science & Technology, 56(1), 84-94.

Journal article in print: 3-6 authors
[In-text citation: First citation: (Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, Harlow, & Bach, 1993: 1120); Subsequent citations: (Kernis et al., 1993: 1130)]

  • Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., & Bach, J. S. (1993). There's more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

Journal article in print: More then 7 authors
[In-text citation: (Lakic et al., 2012: 3)]

  • Lakic, B., Arık, M., Aune, S., Barth, K. L., Belov, A. S., Borghi, S. ...  Zioutas, K. (2012). Status and perspectives of the CAST experiment. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 375(2), 1-4.

Journal article online: Digital Object Identifier supplied
[In-text citation: (Koç, 2002: 260)]

  • Koç, E. (2002). The impact of gender in marketing communications: The role of cognitive and affective cues. Journal of Marketing Communications, 8(4), 257-275.

Journal article online: No DOI supplied (freely available on the Web)
[In-text citation: First citation: (Aygören, Yeşilyurt, Güloğlu, & Küçükkaplan, 2015: 208) ; Subsequent citations: (Aygören et al., 2015: 208)]

  • Aygören, H., Yeşilyurt, M., Güloğlu, B., & Küçükkaplan, İ. (2015). Türk bankacılık sektöründe hisse senedi performansı ve etkinlik arasındaki ilişki. Doğuş Üniversitesi Dergisi, 16(2), 203-215. Retrieved from

Journal article online: Advance publication
[In-text citation: (Koç & Altınay, 2007)]

  • Koç, E., & Altınay, G. (2007). An analysis of seasonality in monthly per person tourist spending in Turkish inbound tourism from a market segmentation perspective. Tourism Management. Advance online publication.

Journal article online: Institutional repostory
[In-text citation: (Müslümov, in press)]

  • Müslümov, A. (in press). Merger announcements and market efficiency : Do markets predict synergetic gains from mergers properly?. Doğuş Üniversitesi Dergisi. Retrieved from

Journal article submitted for publication
[In-text citation: Kurt & Zehir, 2016)]

  • Kurt, A. & Zehir, C. (2016). The relationship between cost leadership strategy, total quality management applications and financial performance. Doğuş Üniversitesi Dergisi. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Books and eBooks

Book: Single author
[In-text citation: (Şentürk, 2014: 175)]

  • Şentürk, R. (2014). Açık medeniyet: Çok medeniyetli toplum ve dünyaya doğru. İstanbul: İz Yayıncılık.

Book: Two authors
[In-text citation: (Page & Stritzke, 2015: 88)]

  • Page, A. C., & Stritzke, W. G. K. (2015). Clinical psychology for trainees: Foundations of science-informed practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book: 3 authors
[In-text citation: First citation: (Ranzijn, McConnochie & Nolan, 2009) Subsequent citations: (Ranzijn et al., 2009: 66)]

  • Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K., & Nolan, W. (2009). Psychology and indigenous Australians: Foundations of cultural competence. South Yarra, Vic: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book: 4 or more authors
[In-text citation: (Wolfe et al., 2015: 120)]

  • Wolfe, J. M., Kluender, K. R., Dennis, L. M., Bartoshuk, L. M., Herz, R. S., Lederman, S. J., & Merfeld, D. M. (2015). Sensation & perception (4th ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Book: Different editions
[In-text citation: (Passer & Smith, 2015: 77)]

  • Passer, M. W., & Smith, R. E. (2015). Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour (2nd ed.). North Ryde, NSW: McGraw-Hill Education.

Book: No author
[In-text citation: (The Australian Oxford dictionary, 1999: 50)]

  • The Australian Oxford dictionary (3rd ed.). (1999). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Book: Editor
[In-text citation: (Hallinan, 2006: 36)]

  • Hallinan, M. T. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of the sociology of education. New York: Springer.

Book: 2 or more editors
[In-text citation: (Day & Antonakis, 2012: 63)]

  • Day, D. V., & Antonakis, J. (Eds.). (2012). The nature of leadership (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Book: Organisation as author
[In-text citation: (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2000: 92)]

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2000). Population by age and sex, New South Wales, 30 June 2000 (ABS Cat. no. 3235.1). Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Author.

Book: Chapter
[ie., article] in edited book

[In-text citation: (Groundwater-Smith, 2007: 135)]

  • Groundwater-Smith, S. (2007). As rain is to fields, so good teachers are to students. In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle years schooling: Reframing adolescence (pp. 151-170). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.

Book: Translation
[In-text citation: (Rowley, 1996: 150)]

  • Rowley, J. (1996). Bilginin düzenlenmesi: Bilgi erişime giriş.(Çev. S. Karakaş, H. Ü. Can, A. Yıldızeli, B. Kayıran). Ankara: Türk Kütüphaneciler Derneği. (Orijinal yayın tarihi, 1992)

eBook: Entire book
[In-text citation: (Chisum, 2006: 77)]

  • Chisum, W. J. (2006). Crime reconstruction
    [Adobe Digital Editions]. Retrieved from Ebook Library.

eBook: Chapter - from a database
[In-text citation: (Mitchell, 1913: 88)]

  • Mitchell, H. W. (1913). Alcoholism and the alcoholic psychoses. In W. A. White & S. E. Jelliffe (Eds.), The modern treatment of nervous and mental diseases (Vol. 1, pp. 287-330). Retrieved from PsycBOOKS.

Book: Different works by same author in same year
[In-text citation: (Glenn & Johnson, 1964a: 90); (Glenn & Johnson, 1964b: 90)]

  • Glenn, W. H., & Johnson, D. A. (1964a). Calculating devices. London: John Murray.
  • Glenn, W. H., & Johnson, D. A. (1964b). Graphs. London: Murray.

Book Chapter

Chapter in book in print
[In-text citation: (Onan & Sennaroğlu, 2009: 69)]

  • Onan, K. & Sennaroğlu, B. (2009). Comparative study of production control systems through simulation. In N. Mastorakis, J. Sakellaris (Eds.), Advances in Numerical Methods (67-78. ss.). New York ; London: Springer.

Dictionary / Encyclopaedia Entries

Reference book: Entry
[In-text citation: (Keyormarsi, O'Leary & Pardee, 2007: 200)]

  • Keyormarsi, K., O'Leary, N., & Pardee, A. B. (2007). Cell division. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology (9th ed., Vol. 3, pp. 618-621). New York: McGraw-Hill.

eReference book: Entry
[In-text citation: (Keyormarsi, O'Leary & Pardee, 2014: 200)]

  • Pegrum, M. (2009). Keyormarsi, K., & Pardee, A. B. (2014). Cell division. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. Retrieved from AccessScience.

Web Sources

Web page
[In-text citation: (Australian Psychological Society, 2008)]

  • Australian Psychological Society. (2008). Substance abuse: Position statement. Retrieved from

Web page: No author
[In-text citation: ("Budapeşte Açık Erişim", 2012)]

  • Budapeşte açık erişim girişimi. (2012). Retrieved from

Web page: No date
[In-text citation: (Şentürk, n.d.)]

  • Şentük, R. (n.d.). Rektörün Mesajı. Erişim adresi

Webpage: No author or date: With quote
[In-text citation: (“Heuristic”, t.y., para 1) Count paragraphs if not numbered]

  • Heuristic. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from

Press release
[In-text citation: (TÜİK, 2016)]

  • TÜİK (2016, Kasım). İşgücü İstatistikleri [Basın bülteni]. Erişim adresi

Discussion forum
[In-text citation: (Malissa, 2008)]

  • Malissa, A. (2008, October 2). Re: Egypt planning DNA test on 3,500 year old mummy
    [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from 2008/05/egypt-planning-dna-test-for-3-500-year-old-mummy

[In-text citation: (Brown, 2008)]

  • Çelik, S. (2011, 21 Aralık). Dergilerin indekslenmesi ve etki faktörü (impact factor).
    [Web günlük postası] Erişim adresi

Electronic mailing list
[In-text citation: (Anderson, 2005)]

  • Anderson, O. (2005, June 2). Re: Psychology of terrorism
    [Electronic mailing list message]. Retrieved from

[In-text citation:(Sports psychology, n.d.) ]

  • Sports psychology. (n.d.). In The psychology wiki. Retrieved December 2, 2008, from Sports_psychology

Lecture Note

Lecture Note
[In-text citation: Saito, (2012)]

  • Saito, T. (2012). Technology and me: A personal timeline of educational technology
    [Powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from


Thesis in print: Unpublished
[In-text citation: (Çetinkaya, 2015: 188)]

  • Çetinkaya, Ş. (2015). Stochastic mortality using non - life methods. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Doğuş University Institute of Social Sciences, İstanbul.
  • Çelik, S. (1999). Üniversite kütüphanelerinde personel yönetimi ve Türkiye'de durum. (Unpublished master's thesis). İstanbul Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Kütüphanecilik Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul.

Thesis in print: Published
[In-text citation: (May, 2007: 67)]

  • May, B. (2007). A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Bristol, UK: Canopus Publishing.

Thesis online: Electronic database
[In-text citation: (Rich, 1989: 55)]

  • Rich, P. D. (1989). The rule of ritual in the Arabian Gulf, 1858-1947: The influence of English public schools (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland. (AAT 8918197)

Thesis online: Institutional repository
[In-text citation: (Bilir, 2014: 43)]

  • Bilir, C. (2014). Supply chain network optimization model incorporating competitive facility location problems. (Doctoral dissertation, Dogus University, İstanbul). Retrieved from

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Paper in conference proceedings in print
[In-text citation: (Game, 2001: 350)]

  • Game, A. (2001). Creative ways of being. In J. R. Morss, N. Stephenson & J. F. H. V. Rappard (Eds.), Theoretical issues in psychology: Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference (pp. 3-12). Sydney: Springer.

Paper in conference proceedings in print: No editor
[In-text citation: (Doğdaş, & Akyokuş, 2013: 3)]

  • Doğdaş, T., & Akyokuş, S. (2013). Document clustering using GIS visualizing and EM clustering method. In 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA) (pp. 1-4). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

Paper in conference proceedings online: Electronic database
[In-text citation: (Balakrishnan, 2006: 259)]

  • Balakrishnan, R. (2006, March). Why aren't we using 3D user interfaces, and will we ever? Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces.

Conference papers: Unpublished
[In-text citation: (Santhanam, Martin, Goody & Hicks, 2001)]

  • Santhanam, E., Martin, K., Goody, A., & Hicks, O. (2001). Bottom-up steps towards closing the loop in feedback on teaching: A CUTSD project. Paper presented at Teaching and Learning Forum - Expanding horizons in teaching and learning, Perth, Australia, 7-9 February 2001.


Government reports
[In-text citation: (Akbaytürk et al., 2014: 40)]

  • Akbaytürk Çanak, T., Çelik, S., Çetinkaya, İ., Çukadar, S., Güneş, G., Gürdal, G. ... Kaygusuz, A. (2014). 2023'e doğru Türkiye'de üniversite kütüphaneleri: Mevcut durum, sorunlar, standartlar ve çözüm önerileri. Ankara: Yükseköğretim Kurulu. Retrieved from

[In-text citation: First citation: (Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu [TÜİK], 2012: 67); Subsequent citations: (TÜİK, 2012: 67)]

  • Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu. (2012). Faaliyet raporu: 2011 mali yılı. Retrieved from

Non-government / unofficial reports
[In-text citation: (Kendall, 2011: 99)]

  • Kendall, C. (2011). Report on psychological distress and depression in the legal profession: Prepared for the Council of the Law Society of Western Australia. Retrieved from

Standards and Patents

Standard: Print
[In-text citation: (Standards Australia/New Zealand Standard, 1994)]

  • Standards Australia. (1994). Information Processing - Text and office systems - Office Document Architecture (ODA) and Interchange format: Part 10: Formal Specifications (AS/NZS 3951.10:1994). Homebush, NSW: Standards Australia.

Standard online: Electronic database
[In-text citation: (Standards Australia, 2008)]

  • Standards Australia. (2008). Personal flotation devices – General requirements (AS 4758.1-2008). Retrieved from Standards Online.

[In-text citation: (U.S. Patent No. 5,641,424.7, 1996)]

  • Hornak, P. (1996). Resonator for magnetic resonance imaging of the ankle. U.S. Patent No. 5,641,424.7.

Patent online: Electronic database
[In-text citation: (Australian Patent No. AU 2008100919, 2008)]

  • Clark, J. M., & McCallum, J. M. (2008). Method for and composition of excipient suitable for use in herbal formulations and formulations derived therefrom. Australian Patent AU 2008100919. Retrieved from SciFinder.

Official Newspaper

Official Newspaper
[In-text citation: Yedinci Beş Yıllık Kalkınma Planı, 1999)]

  • Yedinci Beş Yıllık Kalkınma Planı 1996-2000. (1995). T.C. Resmi Gazete (22354, 25 Temmuz 1995).

C) Rules to be Followed by the Authors

  1. Author (s) are obliged to prepare their application in accordance with the rules of publication and with maximum sensitivity to the code of ethics. Applications that are not submitted in accordance with the rules will not be evaluated until they are corrected.

  2. The authors (s) whose papers have been accepted may follow the evaluation process with the username and password sent to them via the internet page.

  3. After the evaluation process author (s) who have been asked for correction of their paper must hand in the corrected version within the time limit. Author (s) who do not respond within this period will be excluded from the evaluation of applications.

  4. Author (s) must update their applications due to the reviewer's recommendation. If they do not agree with the reviewers proposing, they must report their justification to the Academic Committee.

  5. During the evaluation process, the author (s) may request withdrawal by e-mail, letter or fax. The acceptance of the withdrawal request depends on the decision of the Academic Committee. The authors (s) can not send or publish paper for which the Academic Committee has not approved the withdrawal request to be evaluated elsewhere. For those initiating this, the institution and the relevant publishing organization will be informed.

  6. During the layout phase specified for the control and correction purposes, the author (s) must respond within a certain period. 

  7. The submitted applications prepared in line with the publication rules shall be put into process after the necessary examinations are made. Applications that are not in compliance with the rules will not be put into process.

  8. Authors (s) who are required to send their corrected submitted applications can send it in electronic form.

D) Sending an Paper on Internet

The following steps should be taken when applying online:

  • Open the registration form via the Register option in the menu.

  • Please fill out the registration form carefully (only the responsible writer should register here, since other authors will be registered in the posting phase in the co-writer application).

  • Once you have received your confirmation email containing your username and password, please follow the instructions in the message.

  • To send your application, login to the system with your username and password.

  • On the Active Submission page, click on the link under Submit New Application.
  • Upload your application in accordance with the instructions on the form.


E) Başvuru Takibi

  • You can follow the evaluation process of the submissions through the system. The application tracking can be done by the user name and password of the responsible author. You need to login to the system with your username and password. In order to access information about the application, it is first necessary to click on the 'Active' heading and then the heading of the application. The Summary tab on this page gives the bibliographic information of the application and the Evaluation tab gives the information about the process related to the application. Under the heading Reviewers Evaluation, one can find the applicant's date of submission, the date of the last review and the file link from the reviewer if available. Under Editor's Decision, there is an icon with "Editor / Author E-mail Register". The author and the editor can correspond via email. In the window linked to the icon, the editor saves comments for transmission to the author..
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Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. This paper has not been published in any institution before, nor sent for publication and has not been presented to a conference (notify the manager if necessary)
  2. The summary is not more than 200 words.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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