Guidelines for Authors
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING RESEARCH ARTICLES
Please follow the steps listed below in order to register in the system:
1. Click the “Manuscript Handling System”. Select “New User” and register in the system by filling in your title, name, surname and other information.
2. Log into the system by entering your user name and password. Then click “Edit” under “My Profile”. On the page that appears fill in your personal information, and area of research (for associate professorship or tenure). Do not forget to click “Save” for each section.
3. If you would like to serve as a reviewer for our journal, click “Yes” for the relevant question found at the bottom of the screen. Then “Save” your answer.
4. In case of a mulfunction of the system or you simply cannot submit the article through the system for any reason, you can send your article directly to firstname.lastname@example.org after making it comply with the style guidelines below.
Please follow the steps listed below to submit an article:
1. Log into the system by entering your user name and password. Then click “Author” on the upper menu.
2. Click “New Submission”.
3. Fill in all the required information concerning your submission and then upload the word file of your article to the system. Make sure that the word file you upload does not include an author name.
4. Once you make sure that all the required areas have been filled in, click “Send”.
5. After submitting your article, make sure you see this statement on the screen: “Your data have been successfully entered.”
6. Check to see if your article has been submitted from “My Submissions”.
1. You will receive automatically generated emails when your article has been received and at every stage of the evaluation process.
2. Enter the information on your area of research even if you are not an Associate Professor or have not received tenure. It is essential that you fill in this information since articles are assigned to reviewers by using this information.
3. Please email email@example.com regarding any queries regarding the system.
The following rules should be observed while preparing an article for submission to Eurasıan Research Journal:
1. Title of the article: The title should suit the content and express it in the best way, and should be written in bold letters. The title should consist of no more than 10-12 words.
2. Name(s) and address(es) of the author(s): The name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) should be written in bold characters, and addresses should be in normal font and italicized; the institution(s) the author(s) is/are affiliated with, their contact and e-mail addresses should also be specified.
3. Abstract: The article should include an abstract in English at the beginning. The abstract should explain the topic clearly and concisely in a minimum of 75 and a maximum of 150 words. The abstract should not include references to sources, figures and charts. Keywords of 5 to 8 words should be placed at the end of the abstract. There should be a single space between the body of the abstract and the keywords. The keywords should be comprehensive and suitable to the content of the article. The English and Russian versions of the title, abstract and keywords should be placed at the end of the article. In case the Russian abstract is not submitted, it will be added later by the journal.
4. Body Text: The body of the article should be typed on A4 (29/7x21cm) paper on MS Word in Size 12 Times New Roman or a similar font using 1,5 line spacing. Margins of 2,5 cm should be left on all sides and the pages should be numbered. Articles should not exceed 7.000 words including the abstract and bibliography. Passages that need to be emphasized in the text should not be bold but italicized. Double emphases like using both italics and quotation marks should be avoided.
5. Section Titles: The article may contain main and sub-titles to enable a smoother flow of information. The main titles (main sections, bibliography and appedices) should be fully capitalized while the sub-titles should have only their first letters capitalized and should be written in bold characters.
6. Tables and Figures: Tables should have numbers and captions. In tables vertical lines should not be used. Horizontal lines should be used only to separate the subtitles within the table. The table number should be written at the top, fully aligned to the left, and should not be in italics. The caption should be written in italics, and the first letter of each word in the caption should be capitalized. Tables should be placed where they are most appropriate in the text. Figures should be prepared in line with black-and-white printing. The numbers and captions of the figures should be centered right below the figures. The figure numbers should be written in italics followed by a full-stop. The caption should immediately follow the number. The caption should not be written in italics, and the first letter of each word should be capitalized. Below is an example table.
Table 1. Information Concerning Publications in Eurasian Research Journal
7. Pictures: Pictures should be attached to the articles scanned in high-resolution print quality. The same rules for figures and tables apply in naming pictures.
The number of pages for figures, tables and pictures should not exceed 10 pages (one-third of the article). Authors having the necessary technical equipment and software may themselves insert their figures, drawings and pictures into the text provided these are ready for printing.
8. Quotations and Citations: Direct quotations should be placed in quotation marks. Quotations shorter than 2.5 lines should be placed within the flowing text. If the quotation is longer that 2.5 lines, it should be turned into a block quote with a 1.5 cm indentation on the right and left, and the font size should be 1 point smaller. Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided as much as possible. They should only be used for essential explanations and should be numbered automatically.
Citations within the text should be given in parentheses as follows:
(Köprülü 1944: 15)
When sources with several authors are cited, the surname of the first author is given and ‘et. al’ is added.
(Gökay et al. 2002: 18)
If the text already includes the name of the author, only the date should be given:
In this respect, Tanpınar (1976: 131) says …
In sources and manuscripts with no publication date, only the surname of the author should be written; in encyclopedias and other sources without authors, only the name of the source should be written.
While quoting from a quotation, the original source should also be specified:
Köprülü (1926, qtd. in Çelik 1998).
Personal interviews should be cited within the text by giving the surnames and dates; they should also be cited in the bibliography. Internet references should always include date of access and be cited in the bibliography.
www.turkedebiyatiisimlersozlugu.com [Accessed: 15.12.2014]
9. References: References should be placed at the end of the text, the surnames of authors in alphabetical order. The work cited should be entered with the surname of the author placed at the beginning:
İsen, Mustafa (2010). Tezkireden Biyografiye. İstanbul: Kapı Yay.
Köprülü, Mehmet Fuat (1961). Azeri Edebiyatının Tekâmülü. İstanbul: MEB Yay.
If a source has two authors, the surname of the first author should be placed first; it is not functional to place the surname of the other authors first in alphabetical order.
Taner, Refika and Asım Bezirci (1981). Edebiyatımızda Seçme Hikâyeler. Başvuru Kitapları. İstanbul: Gözlem Yay.
If a source has more than three authors, the surname and name of the first author should be written, and the other authors should be indicated by et.al.
Akyüz, Kenan et.al. (1958). Fuzulî Türkçe Dîvân. Ankara: İş Bankası Yay.
The titles of books and journals should be italicized; article titles and book chapters should be placed in quotation marks. Page numbers need not be indicated for books. Shorter works like journals, encyclopedia entries and book chapters, however, require the indication of page numbers.
Berk, İlhan (1997). Poetika. İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yay.
Demir, Nurettin (2012). “Türkçede Evidensiyel”. Eurasıan Research Journal, Türk Dünyası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 62: 97-117.
Translator’s, compiler’s and editor’s names (if there are any) should follow the author and title of the work:
Shaw, Stanford (1982). Osmanlı İmparatorluğu. Trans. Mehmet Harmancı. İstanbul: Sermet Matb.
If several references by the same author need to be cited, then the name and surname of the author need not be repeated for subsequent entries following the first entry. A long dash may be used instead. Several references by the same author should be listed according to the alphabetical order of work titles.
Develi, Hayati (2002). Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnamesine Göre 17. Yüzyıl Osmanlı Türkçesinde Ses Benzeşmesi ve Uyumlar. Ankara: TDK Yay.
_______ (2003). XVIII. Yüzyıl İstanbul Hayatına Dair Risâle-i Garîbe. İstanbul: Kitabevi.
If more than one work by the same author of the same date need to be cited, they should be indicated by (a, b).
Develi, Hayati (2002a). Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnamesine Göre 17. Yüzyıl Osmanlı Türkçesinde Ses Benzeşmesi ve Uyumlar. Ankara: TDK Yay.
Develi, Hayati (2002b). XVIII. Yüzyıl İstanbul Hayatına Dair Risâle-i Garîbe. İstanbul: Kitabevi
For encylopedia entries, if the author of the encylopedia entry is known, the author’s surname and name are written first. These are followed by the date of the entry, the title of the entry in quotation marks, the full name of the encyclopedia, its volume number, place of publication, publisher and page numbers:
İpekten, Haluk (1991). “Azmî-zâde Mustafa Hâletî”. İslâm Ansiklopedisi. C. 4. İstanbul: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yay. 348-349.
For theses and dissertations, the following order should be followed: surname and name of the author, date, full title of thesis in italics, thesis type, city where the university is located, and the name of the university:
Karakaya, Burcu (2012). Garîbî’nin Yûsuf u Züleyhâ'sı: İnceleme-Tenkitli Metin-Dizin. Master’s Thesis. Kırşehir: Ahi Evran Üniversitesi.
Handwritten manuscripts should be cited in the following way: Author. Title of Work. Library. Collection. Catalogue number. sheet.
Âsım. Zeyl-i Zübdetü'l-Eş‘âr. Millet Kütüphanesi. A. Emirî Efendi. No. 1326. vr. 45a.
To cite a study found on the Internet, the following order should be followed: Author surname, Author name. “Title of message”. Internet address. (Date of Access)
Turkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankasi. ”Geçinme Endeksi (Ücretliler)” Elektronik Veri Dağıtım Sistemi. http://evds.tcmb.gov.tr/ (Accessed: 04.02.2009).
An article accepted for publication but not yet published can be cited in the following way:
Atilim, Murat ve Ekin Tokat (2008). ”Forecasting Oil Price Movements with Crack Spread Futures”. Energy Economics. In print (doi:10.1016/ j.eneco.2008.07.008).
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING BOOK REVIEWS
Apart from Academic Articles, the Eurasian Research Journal (ERJ) publishes Book Reviews. Usually, there are two Book Reviews published in each issue of the journal. The following rules should be observed while preparing a Book Review for submission to the ERJ:
1. The topic of the book should match with the scope of the ERJ.
2. Only reviews on recently published books are accepted. The book that is to be to reviewed must be published within less than a year before the intended date of the publication of ERJ.
3. A Book Review should contain a concise description, critical view, and/or evaluation of the meaning and significance of a book. A normal Book Review should contain approximately 800-1000 words.
4. Name(s) and address(es) of the author(s): The name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) should be written in bold characters, and addresses should be in normal font and italicized; the institution(s) the author(s) is/are affiliated with, their contact and e-mail addresses should also be specified.
5. The text of a Book Review should be typed on A4 (29/7x21cm) paper on MS Word in Size 12 Times New Roman or a similar font using 1.5 line spacing. Margins of 2.5 cm should be left on all sides and the pages should be numbered.
6. Tables and Figures should not be used in a Book Review.
7. All Author(s) should refrain from using contractions, first or second person viewpoints, incomplete sentences, ambiguous terminology, and slang, informal style as well as wordy phrases.
8. Author(s) are recommended to proofread and copyedit their Book Review prior to submitting.
Book Reviews can be submitted using the Manuscript Handling System option at http://erj.eurasian-research.org/yonetim/login/index.php