Writing and Publishing Principles for Authors


ETHICS COMMITTEE PERMIT

Under the 8th article of the 2020 Turkish Directory Journal Evaluation Criteria, all studies carried out on people and animals through either qualitative or quantitative methods (questionnaire, interview, focus group study, observation, experiment, interview techniques) are asked to state their documents of ethics committee approval if the study to be published requires ethic committee permission.

In this respect,

  • Ethics committee approval must be documented and uploaded to the journal system.
  • The name of the committee, as well as the date and the issue number of permission, should be specified in the first page and method section of the article.
  • In the case reports (interviews, etc.), consent forms are required to be included in the article.
  • It should be acknowledged that the necessary permissions are obtained from the authors of scales, questionnaires, and documents if they are used in the study or during the study process.
  • The articles should include the statement that it complies with research and publication ethics.

Note: Retrospective ethics committee permit is not required for articles that include data utilized before 2020 or for the ones that are adapted from postgraduate/doctoral studies or are applied to the journal in the previous year, accepted but not yet published. Studies that are in this scope should state the situation.

Note: Researchers who are not affiliated with any university can obtain this document from the nearest university ethics committee.

 

PUBLICATION PRINCIPLES

1- Çukurova Researches are published twice a year, in December and in June.

2- In the journal Çukurova Researches; There are studies related mainly to the Çukurova region, Turkey, and studies are from various fields such as language, literature, history, sociology, philosophy, geography, archeology, education, art, economy, architecture. In this sense, "Çukurova Researches" is a regional academic journal prioritizing studies on provinces such as "Adana, Osmaniye, Mersin, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Niğde". Besides, Since it is a journal on Social Sciences and Humanities, studies related to education and social sciences have been included since December 2018.

3- Çukurova Researches is a refereed journal. Manuscripts sent to the journal for publication are reviewed by the Editorial Board in terms of editorial principles and are sent to two referees who are experts in the field for academic evaluation. Both authors' and referees' names are kept hidden during the evaluation process. Final reports are kept for three years. If one of the referee reports is positive and the other is negative, the article is sent to a third referee or Editorial Board can review the referee reports and make the final decision. The authors are free to consider the criticism and suggestions of the referee and editorial board, and if there are any issues they disagree with, they have the right to state their objection with a detailed explanation. Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication are not returned to their authors.

4- The copyright of the articles accepted to be published in Çukurova Studies is deemed to have been transferred to the journal itself. Responsibility of the opinions in the published articles and writing preferences belong to their authors. Citations and photographs can be quoted by citing the source.

5-  The articles submitted to the journal must not have been published elsewhere. Papers presented in a scientific meeting, articles from the thesis can be accepted, yet it is to be stated that the article has previously been presented.

6- The only accepted language in the Çukurova Researches is Modern Turkish. However, provided that it complies with the publishing principles, articles written in other languages ​​may also be included as long as the total number of articles in other languages does not exceed one-third of each issue. Besides, translation articles and promotions can be published in the journal.

7- Following the completion of the necessary procedures, the articles first should  be sent to the journal via the "Log In" section of the online journal at www.cukar.org. Here, the authors can see the status of their articles, referee reports, and the date articles will be published. Manuscripts sent to their authors for correction in line with the referee reports should be re-sent to the journal within one month at the latest. Corrected text can be reexamined by the referees who request the changes, if necessary.

8- For the articles sent to our journal, a fee (150 TL) is kindly requested prior to article submission processes begin. In case of refusal of the article at the end of the referee process, the fee deposited will be returned to the author after deductions from certain amounts (taxes, plagiarism report fee, DOI fee, etc.).

 

WRITING RULES

Article title

The article should include a title in Turkish and English. Turkish title and summary should be written first, and then the English title should be written. All titles should be written in bold, capital letters and centered, and the font size should be 14 points. The interval value of both titles is the first 24 points and then 0 points.

Author Name and Address

The name of the author should be included under the title of the study. The full name of the author should be bold, and the first letter should be capitalized; also the surname should be written in capital letters. The name of the author should be written in the middle, and the font size should be 12 points.  Spacing for the author's name is 12 p before and 12 p after. Also a footnote for the author is required, which includes the author's institution, , the e-mail address, and ORCID. This information will be added to the manuscript after the referee process.

Abstract

At the beginning of the article, there should be a summary in Turkish and English consisting of 200-300 words, expressing the subject in a short and concise way. Abstracts should be italic and justified. Titles(Abstract in English/ Öz in Turkish) should be written in bold and centered, with only the first letter capitalized. The text size of both summary texts and titles is 10p, the spacing value is 6 p before and then 0 p.

Keywords

The article should use 3-5 word keywords. The keywords title should be written in bold type with 10 font size, and the first letters capitalized. The following keywords should be in italic, and only the first letters of the first words and the particular words should be capitalized.

 

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The title of the introduction should be after the English summary and keywords (Keywords), it should be left-justified and bold with 11 points, and all should be written in large size.

Main Text

Manuscripts should be written with "Cambria" font, single line spacing, 11 font size, and justified. Although the lines are single-spaced, the spacing value must first be set as 6, then 0. Besides, if the article requires a unique font, the font used should be sent provided to the journal editorial board.

Headlines

The titles, "Introduction, Findings, Conclusion, Bibliography and Appendixes" should be written in bold capital letters, and they should be left-justified. The font size of the titles should be 11 points.

Headers should also be left-justified in the lower header spiral. First level titles should be written in bold, first letters of the words should be written in 11 font size. Only the first word of the second level titles should start with capital letters, and the title should be written in 11 points. Roman numerals should be used at the beginning of the third level titles, the numbers should start with a 0.5 cm indent, and titles should be written with only 11 points.

Principles to be followed in the use of documents, tables, figures, and graphics

Figures, photographs, graphics, and drawings should be given a sequence number, and this place should be specified as the place in the text, and the title should be written on it, and the source should be written in the subtitle. Tables, figures, graphics etc. "Table 1. Graphic 1. Figure 1." the part should be written in bold, and the explanations after it should be in italics, only the first letters of the words should be capitalized, there should be no full stop at the end, and they should not be justified.

Appendixes

Appendixes (documents) and a piece of short information about the content of the document should be provided at the end of the article.  The sources should be in accordance with the scientific citation criteria.

 

Page structure

Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word program, and the page structures should be arranged as follows.

 

Size

A4 Portrait

Top Margin

2.5 cm

Bottom Margin

2.5 cm

Right Margin

2.5 cm

Left Margin

2.5 cm

Font

Cambria

Font Style

Normal

Size (Body)

11

Size (Footnote)

9

Paragraph Spacing

Before: 6 p, After: 0 p

Line Spacing

Single

Page Indent

Only the section containing the title and abstracts of the article in Turkish and English (including the footnote where the author's imprint information is provided) should be indented 0.5 more than the left and right.

Paragraph Indent

No paragraph indents should be used in the text.

 

Resource Display

APA system should be used in the articles to be sent to our journal. However, in some disciplines, the footnote system can also be used in the submitted articles when citing the source. In these cases, the author should prefer and use only either of the two styles in his article. If footnotes will be included in the article, they should be written in single line spacing, 0 p paragraph spacing, and 9 points.

The accuracy of the resources is the responsibility of the authors. Notes and references should be separated. Notes should be numbered in the text and placed under the page in the order of numbers. Besides, 1.25 cm before-indent should be entered in the bibliography, and the font size should be set as 10 points, and 6 p before and then 0 after spacing should be placed between the sources.

APA-VI version should be used in the articles to be sent to our journal. For this reason, the articles to be sent must be in accordance with the following citation system.

 

SAMPLE REFERENCE

Book with a Single Author

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Year). The title of the book is in italics and after the first letter (except for proper nouns) in its entirely small form. Print Place: Publisher.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Umar, 1993: 55)

In the bibliography: Umar, B. (1993). Türkiye’deki tarihsel adlar. İstanbul: İnkılap Kitabevi. 

 

Book with only one Editor

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Editor's Surname, Editor's Name Initials. (Ed.). (Year). The title of the book is in italics and after the first letter (except for proper nouns) in its entirely small form. Print Place: Publisher.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Özkan, 2014: 20)

In the bibliography: Özkan, B. (Ed.). (2014). Çocuk yazını araştırmaları - 1. Mersin: Karahan Kitabevi.

 

Book with Two or More Authors or Editors

In the text: (Surname of the First Author and Surname of the Second Author, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Surname of the First Author, Initials of the First Author's Name., Surname of the Second Author, Initials of the First Author's Name. and Surname of the Third Author, Initials of the Third Author's Name. (Year). The title of the book is in italics and after the first letter (except for proper nouns) in its entirely small form. Location: Publisher.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Erdem and Akkaya, 2018: 20-25)

In the bibliography: Erdem, M. D. and Akkaya A. (Ed.). (2018). Türk dili ve edebiyatı öğretimi.
 
Ankara: Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.

 

Translated Books

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Year). The title of the book is in italics and after the first letter (except for proper nouns) in its entirely small form. (Initial Letters of Translator's Name. Translator's Surname, Trans.) Print Location: Publisher.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Adorno, 2013: 15)

In the bibliography: Adorno, T. W. (2013). Kültür endüstrisi kültür yönetimi. (N. Ülner, Çev.) İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları. 

 

 

A Text or Chapter in the Review

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Year). Title of the article. The initial of the editor's name (s). The surname of the editor (Ed.), The title of the Book is italic and after the first letter (except for proper names) in all small form (pp. Page number range). Print Place: Publisher.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Akçamete, 2009: 29)

In the bibliography: Akçamete, G. (2009). Özel eğitime başlangıç. G. Akçamete (Ed.), Genel eğitim okullarında özel gereksinimi olan öğrenciler ve özel eğitim (ss. 29-74). Ankara: Kök Yayıncılık.

 

Journal Articles

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Year). The name of the article is only capitalized in the first letter of the first word, and the rest is small, if not a proper name. The Title of the Journal is Italic and the First Letter of Each Word is Capitalized, Volume Italicized (Number), Page Number Range.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Eryaman, 2019: 13)

In the bibliography: Eryaman, M. (2019). Cumhuriyet’in ilk yıllarına ait Niğde Gökgöl Göleti ve Gebere Barajı. Çukurova Araştırmaları, 5(1), 1-21.

 

Unpublished Master's / PhD Theses

In the text: (Surname, Year: page)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Year). The name of the thesis is in italics, only the first letter of the first word is capitalized, and the rest is lowercase if not a proper name (Unpublished Master / Doctoral Thesis). Name of the Institution, Place of the Institution.

 

Sample:

In the text: (İnce, 2010: 33)

In the bibliography: İnce, A. (2010). Eski Mut evleri (Yayımlanmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi).  Selçuk Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Konya

 

Conference Presentation

In the text: (Surname, Year)

In Bibliography:

Presenter(researcher), A. A. (Year, Month). Paper or poster title. Paper or poster presented at the meeting of the Foundation Name, Location information.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Çınar, Doğan and Seferoğlu, 2015)

In the bibliography: Çınar, M., Doğan, D. and Seferoğlu, S. S. (2015, February). Eğitimde dijital araçlar: Google sınıf uygulaması üzerine bir değerlendirme [Öz]. Anadolu Üniversitesi Akademik Bilişim konferansında sunulan bildiri, Eskişehir.

 

Movies

In the text: (Producer's Surname, Production Year)

In Bibliography:

Surname of the Director, Initials of the Director's Name. (Director). (Year). The name of the movie is in italics. Production city: The name of the production company.

 

Sample:

In the text: (Zemeckris, 1994)

In the bibliography: Zemeckis, R. (Director). (1994). Forrest Gump. USA: Paramount Pictures.

 

Internet Resources

In the text: (Institution name or surname of the author, Year)

In Bibliography:

Author's Surname, Initials of Author's Name. (Date of publication of the article). The name of the article is in italics, only the first letter of the first word is capitalized, and the rest is lowercase if not a proper name. Access date: Day Month Year, link of the article.

 

Example: (COE, 2019)

COE (Council of Europe Committee of Ministers), Granada convention. Access date: 10.05.2019,

http://teftis.kulturturizm.gov.tr/tr-14268/avrupa-mimari-mirasinin-korunmasi-sozlesmesi.html

 

Articles that do not comply with these principles will not be evaluated.

 

Moreover;

1) Articles should not exceed 30 pages, including notes, tables, figures, graphics, and references.

2) The writing language of the journal is both Turkish and English.

3) Articles without abstracts, Turkish abstract, keywords, and keywords will not be accepted.

4) There is an obligation to comply with grammar rules (spelling, punctuation, clarity, comprehensibility, etc.) in the works sent to the journal. Therefore, the author is fully responsible for the problems and criticisms that may occur.

5) All the copyrights of the articles sent to the journal belong to the journal, and they cannot be published, reproduced, or used without reference, without obtaining permission from ÇUKAR. Also, any legal responsibility that may arise from the articles belongs to the author (s).

6- The places to be highlighted in the text should not be written in bold; instead, italic writing or quotation marks should be used.

7- TDK (Turkish Language Association) spelling guide (2012) should be taken as a basis in abbreviations to be used in the article.