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Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

International Journal of Social Sciences
( ISSN:2564-7695 eISSN:2564-6486 )

Publication Ethics and Author Guidelines

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Journal of Social Sciences is a peer-viewed journal, to be published twice a year in April and October. The journal is an independent publication in terms of scientific research on social sciences. The journal publishes articles which are original/not published before, consisting of results of graduate studies, presenting research findings, compilations, technical notes and/or book reviews.

  • Publication language may be Turkish or English.
  • Turkish articles must be based on TDK spelling dictionary.
  • Authors are responsible for their articles.
  • There is no article processing or publication fees.
  • Articles should not exceed 25 (±5) papers including text, tables and figures, reference list and appendix.
  • Drawings, charts, maps o any kind of documents in articles should be enumerated and explained.
  • Articles must have Turkish and English abstracts no more than 200 words. Minimum 3 and maximum 5 keywords must be specified below abstracts.
  • Printed and digital publication rights of the published articles belong to Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University; can not be published without permission.
  • Authors may choose APA or Oxford citation systems in their articles. (Please check the notes at the end of the author guidelines.)

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  • Articles should be sent to usbdergi@comu.edu.tr with a proper explanation of publication. Files should be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. The correspondent author will be informed in every stage of the process.
  • The authors will be asked to check and change the format requirements when necessary. It is obligatory to abide author guidelines as explaned below. The template file may also be used.
  • For the accepted articles, authors will be asked to write a 5-6 lines information note about themselves (both in English and Turkish). These notes may include education and career, title or related publications.
  • form for copyrights is to be signed by all authors and sent to the journal before publication.

Review process consists of phases stated below:

  1. When a paper is sent to the journal, Turnitin software will be used to detect any plagiarism and will be taken into consideration during editor review. Turnitin report is controlled in terms of content, there is no rule for percentage.
  2. The paper will be sent to blind peer/triple review by editor decision via e-mail when it is found adequate for reviewing.
  3. Referee reports may offer four kinds of decision: 1. Referee states that the paper does not need any change and may be published. 2. Referee states that paper need some change before publication, yet another referee review is not necessary. 3. Referee states that paper need important changes and should be reviewed again afterwards. 4. Referee states that the paper should not be published.
  4. After gathering referee reports, editors decide whether the paper will be published, any adjustment is necessary or the paper will be rejected.
  5. When adjustments take long time, editors may reject the paper.
  6. Copyright agreement will be signed by authors for publishing accepted papers.
  7. Review process lasts approximately 2 months.
  8. Rejected papers will be returned to authors.

Page layout: All pages should have page numbers at right-below corner. Pages should be A4, and 2,5cm spaces from all sides. The text should be justified.

Main Title: First letters of each Word should be capital, Times New Roman, 14 Points, bold, single line and aligned center. 30 nk spaced over, 12 nk spaced below the main title is required. In Turkish articles, English title should be just over the “Abstract” title, like Turkish title but 12 points, 12 nk over and 6 nk spaced below. Turkish title in English articles are as English titles in Turkish articles.

Author names: Just below the main title, 12 nk over spaced, Times New Roman, 12 points, bold, surname capitalized, right aligned, single lined. Second, third…, authors should be listed one under another.  Author affiliations, title and address should be given in (*) footnotes; Times New Roman, 8 points.

Öz/Abstract: Only first letter of the titles should be capitalized, the titles should be bold. Should not exceed 200 words, should be written both in English and Turkish. Should include the purpose of the study, methods, scope and key findings. Times New Roman, 10 points, justified, single line spaced, 1,25 cm further narrowed from both sides (2,5 from both sides as in all paper and plus 1,25 from both sides for the abstract). Below each abstract texts, minimum of 3, maximum of 5 keywords should be listed.

Introduction: 2 lines after the last keywords, Times New Roman, 12 points, bold, left aligned, all with capital letters, 6 nk spaced below and without numbering.

Section Titles: Section titles should be numbered as 1.,2.,3.; sub-section titles as 1.1., 1.2. and 2.1.; third level titles should be as 1.1.1., .1.1.2. and 1.2.1. Section titles should with capital letters, Times New Roman, 12 points, bold, left aligned, 6 nk spaced below. Sub-section titles and third level differently should be only first letter of the words is capitalized; and for third level title should be italic. No further level is desired ( is not proper). (1. TITLE, 1.1. Title, 1.1.1. Title)

Main Text: Times New Roman, 12 points, single lined, paragraph spaced 6 nk over and below.

Footnotes: Times New Roman, 10 points, single lined.

Tables and figures: When quoted, source must be indicated below 4 characters spaced to left, Times New Roman, 10 points, single lined. Table/figure titles should be over or below, Times New Roman, 10 points, bold, single lined, left aligned, first letter of each word is capitalized. 12 nk spaced over when on top, below when under.

Citations: Authors may use in-text (APA) or footnote (Oxford) citation styles. The system should be the same through the article and reference list.

A Not efor APA: APA will be used with few differences:

  • when indication page numbers in citations, “p.” or “pp.” will not be used. (Timur, 2000: 76)
  • “&” will not be used in Turkish articles.
  • “et al.” will be used in all citations when citing three or more authors (Balabanis et al., 2001)