Writing Rules

During the submission of articles to the journal, authors should consider all the rules stated below. Applications that do not comply with these rules will not be evaluated by the reviewer.

  1. The article should not be published or under evaluation in another journal for publication.
  2. The article should have one of OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect file formats.
  3. The Journal of Societal Research and Development accepts original scientific studies, literature-based discussions and book reviews prepared in English.
  4. Page Setup and Writing Format should be set in A4 size, margins should be arranged as top (2.5cm), bottom (2.5cm), right (2.5cm), left (2.5cm). Single line spacing should be used in the text, words at the end of the line should not be divided by apostrophes. There should be 0.5 cm indent at the beginning of the paragraph and there should be no space between paragraphs.

Title and Subheadings

The title of the article should be prepared to reflect the entire content in the possible shortest way. The first letters of the title should be capital, 12 points, bold and left justified. Unless necessary, abbreviations should not be used in the title. The name and surname of the author or authors should be written in a single line under the title. Information about the responsible author to be used in the evaluation process should be given as a footnote on the first page. Footnotes (title, institution, e-mail) should be arranged in Times New Roman and 8 pt. The first letters of the main headings of the section (Abstract, Introduction, etc.) should be capital, 10 points and bold. Headings should be numbered and subheadings should be numbered according to the main headings. In the body text, 6 nk space should be left after the headings, and no spaces should be left after paragraphs. Section titles should be left justified and without indent, and subtitles should be left aligned and indented 0.5 cm.

Summary and Extended Summary

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. The abstract should be indented 1.5 cm and should be 9 points. For full texts written in Turkish, an extended English abstract between 500-750 words must be added. A short English summary is not required. Extended Turkish abstract is not required for texts written in English. The extended summary should include justification, purpose, main findings, conclusion, discussion and recommendations. The extended abstract should be placed after the Turkish body text and before the references. The title of the extended abstract should be in normal sentence style, 12 pt., bold and left aligned. Extended summary text should be 10 pt. and justified. There should not be any space between paragraphs and paragraphs should be indented 0.5 cm. Both the short and extended abstract should be in Times New Roman format.

Headers and Footnotes

Headers should be added to the first page of the full text. In the header, the name of the journal should be on the left and the volume, number and page number should be on the right. Header text should be prepared in 9 point and Times New Roman. The title of the text should be written in sentence order as a header on odd-numbered pages while the names of the authors: the first letter of the name and surname should be written in capital letters on even-numbered pages. In the full text, page numbers should be at the bottom of the page and in the middle.


After the abstract in English, keywords with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 words should be presented, which may reflect the content of the text.

Parts of the Research

The full text should include the title, short summary, keywords, body text and correspondence details. In original scientific texts, the body text consists of an expanded summary, introduction, purpose, method, findings and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, and references. Authors can select and use appropriate titles and sections in line with the purpose and scope in studies such as literature review or translation.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be used on the same page without being divided. Tables should be in 10 point font. Table numbers (Table X.) should be given at the beginning of the table and the first letters of the table name should be written in capital. Figure numbers (Figure X.) should be given below the figure and only the first letter of the figure name should be written in capital. The table should be centered relative to the page and the title of the table should be placed starting from the same line with the table. For tables and figures cited from other studies, reference should be made to the end of the table / figure name.


Acknowledgments should be given just before sources. If the full text is a summary of a thesis or there are organizations supporting the study, it can be expressed in the acknowledgments section.

Quoting and Citing

In direct quotations, the surnames of the authors, the year of the publication and the page numbers should be included. For quotations by an author or authors published in the same year, it should be shown as (a, b) to separate the sources from each other. In studies with more than two authors, instead of writing the surnames of all authors, the abbreviation "et al." is used and the year is added to the end of the abbreviation. The "&" symbol should not be used to refer to the body text. APA .0 Style APA (American Psychological Association, 7th ed.) should be followed for references. References should be shown in alphabetical order. In Turkish"and", in foreign sources, "&" symbol should be used before the last author in case of multiple authors.


When appendices appear “Appendices.1, Appendices. 2… ”should be given on a new page under the heading" Appendices ".

Following the Rules

Authors should make sure that their full text complies with all the stated guidelines. Texts that do not comply with these rules will not be evaluated.

Article Submission and Monitoring

Articles can be uploaded to the system after registration on the website of the journal. Similarly, the evaluation process can be followed on the internet.