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Van Yüzüncü Yıl University the Journal of Social Sciences Institute

Publishing Principles and Writing Rules

Purpose and Scope

- Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Social Sciences Institute is an international refereed journal. It is published 4 times a year (March, June, September, December).

- The journal's publication language is Turkish, but articles written in languages ​​such as English, Arabic, German, French, Russian and Persian are also accepted. Acceptance of articles written outside these languages ​​is subject to the decision of the Editorial Board.

- The journal publishes the original scientific studies related to all fields of social sciences. The articles submitted to the journal must not have been previously published in another publication, have not been accepted for publication or have not been sent to another journal simultaneously.

-The papers presented in scientific meetings can be evaluated by the editorial board if they have not been previously published in the proceedings booklet or in another journal. For whatever reason, articles published in the leaflet or any other publications are not published. Editorial board members and the editorial team are not obliged to investigate whether the submitted articles have been previously published in other media. The ethical responsibility of the situation in question belongs to the author or authors of the article.

Research Integrity and Author Responsibilities

- Although we accept that different disciplines and publication formats have different norms with each other, we demand some conditions in the articles sent to our journal. These are:

* Meticulousness, honesty, and perfection in research practice,

* Paying attention and respect to all participants and subjects in the research,

* Transparency and open communication,

* Research method,

* Subject integrity,

* Scientific originality,

*Dominance in the use of term information related to the field of science,

* To see old and new investigations on the subject,

* Eligibility and adequacy in the resources used,

* To make an evaluation and reach to a result,

*Contribution of the article to the field,

* Language domination/understandability and fluency,

- In addition, the authors accept the following rules:

 * The authors are obliged to comply with the journal's publication policy, ethics and writing rules.

* The authors should agree to make the necessary corrections during the publishing process in line with the recommendations of the editors and reviewers. In this context, if the author or authors do not accept the suggestions made to him, the article in question will be rejected.

* In articles with co-authors, if the other authors cannot be reached, the responsible author is deemed to have accepted all the responsibility.

* It is possible to be used the articles published in our journal in other studies only when cited.

* Journal of Social Sciences Institute of Van Yüzüncü Yıl University has the right to make corrections, to publish or not to publish the articles.

* The copyright of the articles sent to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Institute of Social Sciences for publication is transferred to the journal. These articles may not be published, reproduced and used without reference, without permission from the journal management.

* No fee is paid to the author / authors for published articles. In addition, article application fees and publication fees are not collected from the author/ authors.

* The legal, scientific and ethical responsibility of the articles published in the journal belongs to the author/authors. Editorial Board and the editorial team do not accept any legal obligations that may arise.

* As per ULAKBIM rules; all authors in the articles must sent the articles by adding their  ORCID numbers to the final form of the article.

Submitting an Article

- The authors who want to submit an article to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Social Sciences Institute Journal should upload their articles to the system by subscribing to or In the system, the author/authors and the information about the article should be fully included. However, since the article was sent to the referees through the system, the information that indicates the identity of the author/authors should not be included in the article file uploaded to the system. After the referee process of the article is completed, information about the author/authors will be taken from the system and added to the article.

- Submitting the article to the website of Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Social Sciences is accepted as an application for its publication and the evaluation process of the article is started. In articles with multiple authors, the Editorial Board does not request copyright from each of the authors, since it is accepted that the authors transfer their copyrights to the author who uploaded the article to the system. The responsibility for this matter belongs to the author who uploaded the article to the system.

- If the article sent to the journal is an announcement previously presented at any symposium/congress or if it was produced from the thesis, this must be stated in the study

Editorial Process

- As Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Social Sciences, we attach importance to objective, independent publication policy. Articles submitted to the journal are first reviewed by journal editors. After this stage, the editors and the Editorial Board in accordance with the journal's editorial principles, then they appoint the articles to the appropriate editors of the field. In addition, articles that do not comply with journal publishing principles are strictly rejected. The editor of the field examines the articles in terms of their contribution to the field and if they deem appropriate, they sent the articles to the referee.

- when deciding on the compatibility and printability of the articles, the editor (s) consider the journal's publication policy and scientific sensitivity, not the factors such as the author's / author's race, gender, belief, and nationality.

In addition, the editor (s) is responsible for:

* Efforts should be made to meet the needs of readers and writers.

* It should be tried to improve the magazine continuously.

* Care should be taken to protect the integrity of academic principles.

* If necessary, initiative should be taken for corrections, explanations, and withdrawal.

* Authors should be guided in all matters.

* The referee reviews in the journal should be tried to be made fair, impartial and timely.

Referee Process

- The referee process is critical to maintaining the standards of our broadcasts. Although we adhere to the principle of double-sided blind review as a journal;

* We aim to provide supports for all our publications to facilitate rigorous, fair and effective referee evaluation,

* We aim to encourage our editors and referees to become familiar with and act in accordance with the best practice guidelines regarding refereeing.

- With the principle that confidentiality is the part of evaluation process, we act with an uncompromising principle to protect the confidentiality of the authors and referees during the referee evaluation process. In this context, referees and author (s) never know each other.

- In addition, the following points are taken into consideration during the referee process:

* Referees work according to the privacy policy. They cannot share the information and evaluation results they have reached with third parties, including the author.

* Referees work to be impartial, fair and constructive according to journal publication policy and writing rules.

* Referees help to correct mistakes by making suggestions to the authors.

* If the referees are unable to evaluate the articles sent to them within the specified period, or if there is a situation requiring them to feel inadequate in the articles sent to them, they should inform the editors.

- Articles that receive two positive reports as a result of the referee evaluation are entitled to be published. If one of the referee reports is positive and the other is negative, sending the article to a third referee is at the disposal of the journal editor.

- The time given to the referees to evaluate the article is 20 days. However, referees who do not complete the evaluation during this period are given an additional 10 days. The evaluation process of an article that has been pre-examined and passed through the editor, editorial board, field editor and referee process stages can take approximately 6-8 weeks.

- Articles that receive negative reports from the referees are not published and returned to their author (s).

- The authors have to take into consideration  the criticisms, suggestions and  requests of correction of the referees and Editorial Board. If there are any issues they disagree with, they have the right to appeal with their justifications.

Plagiarism Policy

-Plagiarism is the way that the writers use in their works someone's expressions, discoveries or thoughts without permission or giving the reference,  violating ethical and academic integrity.

- Our journal complies with the following basic principles about accepting plagiarism:

*To quote the work of another person as word-by-word, without reference.

* Reinterpreting another person's work by changing some words or word order,

*Using someone's ideas without giving reference .(Paraphrasing without reference)

* Cutting and pasting without showing sources from online sources,

* To use someone’s writing as a part of his or her own work.

- Plagiarism is not tolerated in any of our publications and we reserve the right to control it. In this context, the articles sent to our journal are scanned with iThenticate, a plagiarism detection program. If the similarity rate is high, the article is rejected. Accepted articles are presented to the referees together with their report. For articles, similarity rates of 20% and above are not accepted.

- We expect our readers, referees, and editors to raise their suspicion of plagiarism by contacting the relevant editor or sending an e-mail to

Repeat Release

- When a work or important part of work is published more than once by the author or authors of the work, unnecessary publication or "spontaneous plagiarism" occurs. This may occur in the same or a different language. Republishing / Duplication / Multicasting / Scientific Deception is a crime. According to TÜBİTAK Editorial Ethics Committee, duplication is to send or publish the same research results in more than one journal for publication. If an article has been previously evaluated and published, other publications are considered duplication. In this context, as the editorial team and editorial board, we clearly state that we are against duplication.

- We expect our readers, referees, and editors to raise suspicions of duplicate or unnecessary publications by contacting the relevant editor or sending an e-mail to

Research on People or Animals

- Researches involving human beings or animals should be approved by the relevant ethics committee (s). Articles must comply with international ethical and legal standards. In addition, the authors must respect the privacy rights of human participants and obtain all necessary permissions to publish them before submitting articles to our journal.

Open Access Policy

- Our journal supports open access. In accordance with the open access policy, journal issues and articles are published on the website of the journal, and the full text of the articles can be accessed as a PDF file. There are no restrictions on the publication of published articles on personal web pages or corporate archives.


- The number of articles determined for each issue of the journal is a maximum of 20. As a general principle, the articles that are decided to be published are accepted according to the relevant issue of the journal according to the date of arrival.  If the number of articles exceeds 20 for the relevant issue, exceeding the number of articles is transferred to the next issue. However, among all the articles accepted for publication, considering the originality of the subject, the editors have the right to choose the articles to be included in the relevant issue. In addition, the ranking of the articles in the journal is at the disposal of the editors.

-The decision authority for the matters not mentioned here belongs to the Editorial Board.

Writing rules

- "Öz" in Turkish and "Abstract" in English should be at the beginning of the articles sent to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Social Sciences for publication. Turkish Abstract should be a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 200 words and a single paragraph. In essence, source, figure, chart, etc. elements should not be included. Keywords consisting of at least 3 and at most 6 words should be given under the abstract.

-The article sent to the journal should be a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words, including Öz, abstract, citations, references and supplements.

- APA 6 should be used as a citation system in the article. Footnotes should never be used in the source representation. Only in necessary cases, footnotes should be used for explanations and footnotes should be numbered.

- In terms of spelling and punctuation, the current Spelling Guide of the Turkish Language Institute should be taken aside, except for the mandatory situations required by the text.

- Articles uploaded to the journal system should be prepared in Microsoft Word program and edited in accordance with the following values:


Paper Size                                            A4 Vertical

Top Margin                                           2,5 cm

Bottom Margin                                    2,5 cm

Left Margin                                          2,5 cm

Right Margin                                       2,5 cm

Font                                                   Times New Roman

Font Style                                             Normal

Font Size (Title and Text)                     11

Font Size (Abstracts)                            10

Font Size (Footnote)                              9

Table-Graphic                                      10

Paragraph Space                                   First 6 nk, Then 0 nk

Line Space                                           Single (1)

- In the case of using a font that is not available in the Microsoft Word program, the font file along with the article should be uploaded to the system.

- Articles should not include details such as page number, header, and footer.

- All subtitles, including the article title, should be bold and only the first letter of each word in the titles should be capitalized.

- The bibliography must be available at the end of the article. The sources used should be listed alphabetically by author surnames.

- For articles written in Arabic, Persian or Russian languages, the Latin bibliography is mandatory.

Creating Bibliography

Single-Author Book

Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Book. Publication Place: Publisher.

İpekten, H. (1990). Nâ’ilî Dîvânı. Ankara: Akçağ.

Multiple Author Books

Surname, Initial of Name., Surname, Initial of Name. and Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Book. Publication Place: Publisher.

Eğilmez, M. ve Kumcu, E. (2012). Economic Policy. İstanbul: Remzi Publishing.

Çetişli İ., Çetin, N., Doğan, A., Gür, A., Karataş, C. ve Demir, Ş.  (2007). Turkish Literature in the Second Constitutional Monarchy Period. Ankara: Akçağ.

Translated Books

Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Book. Translator’s Surname, Initial of Translator’s Name. (Transl.) Publication Place: Publisher.

Ferguson, N. (2009). The Ascent of Money: The Financial History of the World. Pala, B. (Transl.). İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Publishing.

Edited Books

Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of the Chapter. Editor’s Name (Ed.), Title of Book within (page range). Publication Place: Publisher.

Kejanlıoğlu, B. (2005). The Concept of Public Place in Media Studies. Meral Özbek (Ed.), Public Place within (p. 689-713). İstanbul: Hil.

Single Author Article from a Journal

Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Article. Journal Name, Volume (Issue), Page Range.

Özerhan, Y. (2016). A Review on the Measurement Basis in the Local Financial Reporting Framework Draft. The World of Accounting Science, 18 (2), 307-336.

Journal Articles by Multiple Authors

Surname, Initial of Name., Surname, Initial of Name. and Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), Page Range.

Ayrıçay, Y., Özçalıcı, M. and Bolat, İ. (2017). Evaluation of Participation Banks’ Performance with an Integrated System Resulting From AHP and GIA Technique: Turkey Sample. Pamukkale Eurasia Journal of Socio-Economic Studies, 4(2), 54-69.

Article from Electronic Magazine

Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), Accessed Address.

Kardas, F. and Tanhan F. (2018). An Investigation of Post-Traumatic Stress, Post-Traumatic Growth and Hopelessness Levels of University Students Experienced Van Earthquake. YYÜ Education Faculty Journal, XV (I). Accessed:

Symposium / Congress / Conference / Presentation

Surname, Initial of Name. (Date). Title of Presentation. Symposium / Conference / Conference Name Full Text (page range).

Bülbül, S.E. and Baykal, K.B. (2017). Evaluation of Turkish Insurance Sector in Non-life Branches by Using Gray Relational Analysis Method. 3rd National Insurance and Actuarial Congress Full Text (pp. 1-9).

Unpublished Thesis

Surname, Initial of Name. (Date). Title of Thesis. (Unpublished Master/ Doctoral Thesis). Institution name, Location.

Ertuş, A. (2016). Woman Image in Socialist Realistic Turkish Poetry (1960-1980). (Unpublished Doctoral Thesis). Van Yüzüncü Yıl University / Institute of Social Sciences, Van.


Surname, Initial of Name. (Date). Title of Article. Name of Encyclopedia Within (Volume, page range). Location.

Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. The New Encyclopedia Britannica Within. (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopaedia Britannica.


Surname, Initial of Name. (Publication Year). Dictionary Name. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Gerrymander. (2003). Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th Edition). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster’s.

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