Guidelines for Full Manuscripts

Ethical considerations:

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies and approves that the work submitted has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation or conflict or interest.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


Manuscript format:

Title page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


Please provide a structured abstract of 150 to 250 words which should be divided into the following sections:

  • Purpose (stating the main purposes and research question)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word (.doc, .docx or .rtf files).

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 11-point Times Roman) for main body.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in .docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or .doc or .rtf format (older Word versions).


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings. Use Bold titles.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.



Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


References & Citation

All references through  the manuscript should follow APA 6 format. All sources should be listed in their original language on the last page, at the end  of the manuscript. However, sources in languages other than Turkish, English and Russian that do not use the Latin alphabet should be given in an internationally accepted transliteration. Please add a DOI number if that reference material was assigned one. For other types of documents, please refer to APA 6 Manual. Some examples: 


Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York,   

           NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Journal Articles:

Kramer, E., & Bloggs, T. (2002). On quality in art and art therapy. American Journal of Art

          Therapy, 40, 218 – 231.

Elo, A., Ervasti, J., Kuosma, E., & Mattila, P. (2008). Evaluation of an organizational stress

          management program in a municipal public works organization. Journal of Occupational     

         Health Psychology, 13(1), 10-23. DOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.13.1.10.