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Author Guidelines

1.     Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere.

2.     Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports (field, archives), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications. 

3.     Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed in “Times New Roman” 11 points, in single-space and justified in a quarto paper size (A4). Title is typed in “Times New Roman” 22 points. Articles are compiled in one column for the Title and in two columns for all subsequent text.

4.     Article should be in form of essay which includes:

o    title,

o    author’s name (without academic degree) with an e-mail address and institution’s name,

o    abstract in English (150-200 words for each) which includes research problems, methods and results,

o    key words in English (5-7 words),

o    author’s personal information and e-mail address,

o    introduction (without subsection) which includes background, objectives, and literature reviews/ theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed,

o    literature review/ theoretical construct (if needed) of the research.

o    method of research 

o    findings and discussion,

o    conclusion, and

o    references.

5. The heading of each section (introduction, methods, etc.) is typed in plain capital letters (not in bold, italic without underline). Heading is centered and preceded by roman number. The first letter of the first paragraph in the article is dropped 3 lines. The first line of each paragraph is indented by 0,63 cm.

6. Referencing, citation and referencing list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style. Reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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