Notes For Contributors

Notes For Contributors 2017-05-03T09:39:37+00:00
  1. NEU Journal of Social Sciences is a refereed journal published twice a year, April and October.
  2. Manuscripts should be written in Turkish or English.
  3. Copyrights of the articles appearing in the NEU Journal of Social Sciences belong to the Near East University. Authors may use the article elsewhere after publication provided that permission is obtained from Near East University.
  4. Articles submitted to NEU Journal of Social Sciences should be original contributions and should not be published elsewhere or should not be under consideration for any publication at the same time. If another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been, or will be published elsewhere, authors should clearly indicate this at the time of submission.
  5. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first be viewed by the Editorial Board then forwarded to the referees. In line with the evaluation of the referees, Editorial Board will make the final decision, either in favour or against publication, or return the manuscript back to the author for any revision required by the referees. Authors will be informed of the decision of the Editorial Board regarding publication in the shortest time possible. Manuscripts which are not published will not be returned back the authors.
  6. The reviewing of manuscripts is based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of readers’ and editors’ reports. To guaranty the anonymity in the review process, authors should include a separate title page with their name, institutional affiliation, full address and other detailed contact information. The title of the article alone should appear on the top of the first page of the manuscript.
  7. Complete manuscripts should be submitted to the editor, as an MS Word document, either electronically via e-mail attachment, or on a high density3.5-inch diskette, or CD at the address shown below. Authors may submit additional hardcopies, if so desired. These should be typewritten on A4/Letter paper, on one side only, double spaced and with ample margins. All pages (including those containing only diagrams and tables) should be numbered consecutively.
  8. For English written articles, authors whose first language is not English should ensure that a draft of their article has been read and corrected by a competent person whose first language is English.
  9. Authors whose articles published in the journal are entitled to 20 free off prints and a copy of the issue in which their article appears.
  10. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style. The editors will not undertake retyping of manuscripts before publication.
  11. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, single spaced, with margins of 5 cm at the top and bottom, and 4 cm on left and right sides of an A4 / paper.
  12. There is no standard length for articles, but 7.000-10.000 words is a useful target. Articles longer than 10.000 words will be accepted only in exceptional cases.
  13. The article should begin with an indented and italicised summary (abstract) of around 100 words, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the article. Abstract should be accompanied by up to 6 key words or phrases that characterise the content of the article.
  14. All material should be 12-point, Times New Roman type. Article title and principal subheads should be 14-point Times New Roman type, bold and set on a line separate from the text. Secondary subheads should be 12-point Times New Roman, bold and set on a line separate from the text. Sub-subheads 12-point Times New Roman type, bold and italic, run-in at the beginning of the paragraph, and followed by a period.
  15. All diagrams, charts and graphs should be referred as figures and consecutively numbered. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. Each figure and table must be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading, and be referred to in the text.
  16. To cite the works you used in developing your article, use the author-date system. For each work to which you refer, give the author’s last (family) name, date of publication of the work cited, a page number(s) if needed.
  17. Please use footnotes to elaborate or comment on material in the text
  18. List of references (the bibliography) that follows the endnotes should be given in alphabetical order. Only works actually cited in the text should be included in the references.
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