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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is one-spaced; uses a 11-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the attached paper template, limited to 25 pages. The page number should not be included. If the submitted article was presented as a paper, a footnote should be added to the title. 

          Example: “This study was presented as a paper at the ……. Symposium on 12.12.2012.”

Page Layout of The Article: The main text should be typed in 11point fonts and aligned with Times New Roman characters (1 line spacing/ 6nk) Paragraphs should be intended. There should be only 1 space between headings and not between paragraphs.

Authors: Information such as the author’s name, the institution should not be added in the text. Check that the information you use when registering to the article system is correct.

The Main Title of The Article: The main title should be centered on the page top with capital letters and 12 points font. It is recommended that the title be selected to cover the subject and not too long.

Summary: The summary should consist of at least 150 and mostly 300 words with 10 pts. The abstract should include information about the purpose, method, and results.

Keywords: Each keyword must begin with a capital letter and separated by a comma (min 3, max 5 keywords).

          Example; Keywords: Design, Art, Education.

Footnote: The footnote is specified in the text, appears on the corresponding page, and its 8 pts, single line spacing.

Figures/Tables: It should be Figure or Table and numbered consecutively by adding it to the relevant part in the text (10 pts, 1 space lining). Links should be added to the Figure References (below the references by specifying the access date. 

          Example: IDA Journal. (01.10.2019)

References: References must be made in accordance with the style of APA. 

          Journal article:

          Surname, N. (2019). Name of the Article. Journal Name. Volume (Issue), p. 23-36.


          Surname, N. (2019). Name of the Book, City: İstanbul: Publisher.


          Surname, N. (2019). Name of the Proceeding. Name of the Symposium, 01-10.10.2019, City, p. 23-36.


          Surname, N. (2019). Name of the Thesis, Doctorate/Master Thesis, University Name, Institute Name.

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