WRITING GUIDELINES


Manuscript should be prepared in a plan as follows and the titles in the main text should be numbered:
TITLE
ABSTRACT …………………. (At least 250 words in 10 font size
KEYWORDS ……………… (Minimum 3 words, maximum 6 words)
INTRODUCTION
MAIN TEXT
1…..
  1.1……..
2.
  2.1.
CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
REFERENCES

APPENDICES


The title of the manuscript should be written in 12 font size, bold and centered in capital letters and sub-headings should be written in 12 font size with lower case letters -only the first letter is uppercase- and left margin. The name and title of the author should be written in the form of 9 font size, bold footnotes and right below the title. If the author is more than one, their names should be written with the one under the other and the sequence number followed by each other. In addition, the institutions and e-mail addresses of the author or authors should be shown with 9 font size in the form of a footnote at the bottom of the page. Abstracts should be written in 10 font size and should contain at least 250 words. The title of “ABSTRACT” should be left-justified, bold and 10 font size. Abstracts should contain brief information on the purpose, method, findings, conclusion and originality of the study. Manuscripts should be written in A4 paper size, with a single (1) line spacing and 12 font size in the Word program with Times New Roman writing style. Paragraph spacing should be before 6pt, after 0pt.Text, drawings or graphics should be within the writing space. In addition, figures and graphs should be drawn on the computer, numbered consecutively, and references to figures and tables should be given with 9 font size under the figures and tables. The titles of the figures and the tables should be written in 12 font size, centered and Times New Roman style. Texts within the table should be written in 12 font size (can be reduced to 9 font size if required) with Times New Roman writing style. In-table texts the paragraph spacing must be before 0pt, after 0pt, and 1 line spacing. In the manuscripts the paragraphs must be indented (1.25 cm). The page number should not be included in the manuscript. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages including figures, pictures, graphics and tables. The page layout should be 2.5 cm for the top, 3 cm for the left, 2.5 cm fort he right and bottom. Page Layout Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word and their page structure should be organized as follows: Paper Size: A4 Vertical Top Margin: 2.5 cm Bottom Margin: 2.5 cm Left Margin: 3 cm Right Margin: 2.5 cm Font Type: Times New Roman Font Style: Normal Size (text): 12 points Size (footnote text): 9 points Paragraph Range: Before 6 pt, after 0 pt Line Spacing: Single (1) Citations Citations should be given in parentheses in the text followed by the author surname, date and page number. If the author’s name and date are mentioned in the expression they should not be repeated in parentheses. Sources with 3 or more authors the term “et al” should be used. If there is more than one citation to the same subject in the text, it should be separated by semicolons. If the author is referring to more than one sources published in the same year for the same author “a,b,c,…” expressions should be used. Short quotes should be shown in quotation marks. Quotations longer than 4 lines should be written as a separate paragraph in a block of 1 cm from the left and right with 10 font size. In this case, the quotation marks should not be used. If the name of the legal entity is too long or the abbreviated form is known in the source written by legal persons, the abbreviation may be used after the first citation. If the abbreviation is intended to be used, in the first citation the name of the institution should be written and the abbreviation should be given in quotation marks. Only abbreviations should be used in subsequent citations. Citations to more than one publication at the same time all publications should be separated in a single parenthesis, separated by semicolons. The alphabetical order should be followed by the surname of the author in parentheses. If more than one sources of the same author is to be cited at the same time, the order of the date should be sorted from old to new without rewritten the name of the author. If the publication date is not certain “n.d.” abbreviation should be used.


The references should be in form of hanging with 1.25.
Some examples of citations in the manuscript are shown below:
……….(Kalafat, 2007: 195). : Single author
……..(Kocabaş and Elden, 2001: 18). :Two authors
……..(Geray, 2006a: 30, 2006b: 120). : More than one sources published in the same year for the same author
……..(Şeker, 2007: 38; Şeker, 2008: 205).: Same author, different publications
……..(İnceoğlu et al., 2004: 47). : More than two authors
……..(İnal, 2006: 43; Atabek, 2008: 151). : More than one sources at the same time
……..( Turkey Journalists Society, 2009). : Sources accessed from the Internet and the author is unknown
……..(http://www.bik.gov.tr). : Internet source
……..( Press Ethics and Theories, 1981).: Author is unknown
……..(Radio and Television Supreme Council, 2012: 147). : Legal entity
……..(as cited in Balcı, 2004: 55). : Original source is not available
……..(Personal interview with …….., 22 September 2014). : Interview source
Explanations to be made other than citations should be given on a separate page at the end of the manuscript under the heading of “Notes.”
Books:
McQuail, Denis (1992). Media Performance: Mass Communication and The Public Interest, London: Sage Publications.
Dayan, Daniel, and Katz, Elihu (1994). Media Events. US: Harvard University Press.
Leiss, William, Kline, Stephen and Jhally, Sut (1997). Social Communication in Advertising: Persons, Products & Images of Well-Being. New York: Routledge.