Writing Rules

Guide for Authors


Articles submitted to the journal must not have been previously published or accepted for publication anywhere else. Articles may be written in Turkish, Kurdish, English or Russian. Submissions should be sent to the editor as either an e-mail attachment to ijoks21@gmail.com or on a disk by regular post to the following address:

Dergi Park on the website submission form

Or: The Editor as e-mail attachment to ijoks21@gmail.com

Or: on a disk by airmail to the following address: A. Butt, 6 Sayer Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7248, AUSTRALIA.

Articles being considered for publication will be sent to anonymous referees for evaluation. Responsibility for following articles in the evaluation process lies with the editor and publication committee. Articles accepted for publication after completion of the referees’ evaluations will be returned to the author for corrections, if required. Articles that are not accepted for publication cannot be returned.

Font: Word document, Times New Roman, 12 point, single-space.

Length: Maximum length for articles is 25 pages. Articles over 25 pages in length can only be considered on an exceptional basis. Notes should not exceed 7 pages and book reviews should not be longer than 3 pages.

Title page: Both the title and the author’s name should be written in bold ans Sentence case on the title page. Title should not excced ten words!

Keywords: Three to ten keywords should be listed on the front page of the article.

Abstract: All articles are required to include an abstract, not to exceed 150 words, in English.

Tables: All tables must be numbered and include a title.

Diagrams: Diagram captions must be numbered.

Illustrations: Photographs accompanying articles should be 300 dpi; line drawings 800-1200 dpi. All illustrations must be in either gif or jpeg formats. Provide images in a folder using the same names as referenced in the article and include the folder containing original images with the article.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations should have an explanation in parantheses the first time they occur.

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.


Gürbilek, N. (2004). Kör ayna, kayıp şark. İstanbul: Metis.
Kalpaklı, M. (Ed.). (1999). Osmanlı divan şiiri üzerine metinler. İstanbul: YKY
Cochrane, A. (2007). Understanding urban policy: A critical approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Zairi, M. (Ed.). (1999). Best practice: Process innovation management. Oxford, England: Butterworth-Heinemann.

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.

Government Publications:
Department of Finance and Administration. (2006). Delivering Australian Government services: Managing multiple channels. Canberra, Australia: Author.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2007). Australian social trends (Cat. no. 4102.0). Canberra, Australia: ABS.

For other types of references, please use APA 6TH STYLE REFERENCING.

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. All manuscripts accepted for IJOKS will be checked for its originality by iThenticate and rejected if they are encountered plagiarism.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

IJOKS reserves the right to delete any article without prior notice from previously published issues of the journal if it is determined that they have violated any of the editorial principles and/or terms and conditions.
Articles published by the journal may not be reproduced totally or in part without the express written permission of the publisher.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission to reproduce illustrations, tables etc. taken from other sources.
Opinions by the authors of articles in the journal are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of the journal, its editor, assistant editors, or advisory board.


This Journal aims at rapid publication of research results and maintaining double-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers’ identities remain anonymous to authors.

The review process may take 2 - 3 weeks. In case of special circumstances, the review process takes longer, authors will be notified by email. Articles with significant results will be reviewed and published at the highest priority and speed. Please remember that poorly prepared and unnecessarily lengthy papers have less chance of being accepted.

If you have any difficulties, or you have any queries, please contact with Editors via e-mail ijoks21@gmail.com or contact page.

NOTICE: All submissions will be accepted through the Manuscript Submission System. Please click on www.ijoks.com and register to submit a paper.