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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 MS Word or Rich Text Format document file format.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • Except from manuscript title and abstract, the main text is justified; uses a 12-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, which is found in About the Journal.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

    Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

    Editors' responsibilities

    Publication decisions

    The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.


    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

    Reviewers' responsibilities

    Contribution to editorial decisions The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

    Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

    Standards of objectivity

    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

    Acknowledgement of sources

    Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

    Disclosure and conflict of interest

    Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

    Authors' duties

    Reporting standards

    Authors of original research reports 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 could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

    Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

    Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

    Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

    In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.

    Authorship of the paper

    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

    Fundamental errors in published works

    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.


    Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf

Please modify your manuscript according to the article template before upload.


Articles in Turkish language, dictionaries of the Turkish Language Society should be taken into consideration and Turkish words should be preferred as much as possible. When using the Turkish equivalent to a specific term, the foreign equivalent to the related term can also be provided in parentheses, when mentioned for the first time in the text.

For a study to be accepted for publication, approval of at least two referees is required. When referees ask certain changes within the study and if the author(s) disagree(s), s/he may withdraw the manuscript. Communication with referees will be carried out directly electronically and the coordination will be carried out by the Editor and/or subject editor.

Although there is no Page or Word limit for the writings, author(s) is/are recommended that submitting their research report(s) concisely.

 A. Title
The title is to be written in font size 14pt (Times New Roman), capitalise each word, and left aligned . 
The author’s name should be left aligned and written in font size 12pt with his last name in uppercase. If there is more than one author, their name(s) should be added according to their contribution to the study in same format with the first author.

The affiliation, institution, city country and, if available, e-mail address of the author should be stated at below row. 

B. Abstract

Studies can be in Turkish, English. The abstract should be at the beginning of the article. The abstract should be written in font size 10pt. It should not exceed 250 words or include any reference. Following each abstract there should be 3-6 keywords describing the study. (if the main text of the article is written in Turkish, an English title and abstarct should be added before the Turkish title and abstaract). 

C. Sections and Sub-sections

1) In empirical studies, the main text may exist of the following sections respectively;

-      Introduction

-      Method

-      Population and sample (study group or participants)

-      Data collection method(s)/technique(s)/tool(s)

-      Data Analysis

-      Findings

-      Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestions

-      References

2) Scale Development Studies may consist of the following sections;

-      Introduction

-      Item writing

-      Pilot application

-      Trial application (may be more than once), its sample, application process and conditions

-      Item analysis

-      Reliability studies

-      Validity studies

-      Evaluation of the scale scores

-      Educational Applications and/or Implications

-      Conclusion and/or Suggestions

-      References

Following the title of the article, after the abstract, the text should begin with the “INTRODUCTION”. METHOD, FINDINGS and DISCUSSION should follow one another within the text and not begin on a separate page.

Frequently used statistical techniques should be used within the text as follows: 
Analysis of variance: “....the main effect of the age variance is meaningful [F (1,123) = 5.43, p< .05]”. When stating the correlation and chi square values, the number of subjects should be given as (n). The degree of freedom of t, F multiple comparisons (such as the Tukey test) should definitely be provided. When presenting regression analyses, R, R2, F, Beta, t and p values should be provided; when presenting the factor analysis the factor loadings of every item under a factor and every factor’s variation that gives its eigenvalue should be provided.

D. Figures
Figures and graphics should be no larger than 100x150 mm. Large figures should be numerated with caption; if a source is used, it should be mentioned in parentheses and included in the references list. Figures should be at the top of the next page following the text it is mentioned in.

E. Tables
Tables is to be written in font size 11pt (Times New Roman). The word “Table” should be written on the upper left side with its number; its content should be explained after the number as a title. Tables should be mentioned in the text with their numbers. Tables should be within the text or at the top of the following page. Related notes and sources should be provided under the table by using expressions such as “Note:” or “Source:” Tables should be the size of 120x120 mm and centered (Justified table arrangements are suggested and should be preferred). In scale development studies, factor loadings table is an exception. 

F. A manuscript written differently language

If a manuscript  submitted in Turkish language, it should also in English version to be published. 

G. Resources
At the end of the article, before the appendix (if any), references are written alphabetically according to the authors’ last name or the name of the institution. References are written in font size 12pt 

one publication at the same time

Follows alphabetical order according to the author’s surname: “Studies carried out in this field (Salihoglu, 1997; Karadeniz, 1996; Fisher, 1996) have shown...”.

H.1. Citation
H.1.1. Single Author
“Akyol (1999), .........”; “According to Akyol (1999) ........”; “(Akyol, 1999)”.

H.1.2. Two authors
“Friend & Bursuck (2002), .......”; “According to Friend & Bursuck (2002) ...”; “(Friend & Bursuck, 2002)”.

H.1.3. Three – Five authors
Last names of the authors are given according to the sequence they are given in the study: “(Gersten, Fuchs, Williams and Baker, 2001)”. If it is required to cite the same study for the second time, only the first author’s last name is given together with the “et al.” expression: “(Gersten et al. 2001)”.

H.1.4. Six or more authors
Within the text, only the first author’s last name is given together with the “et al.” expression. “(Karaca et al. 2002)”. However, in the references all of the authors’ names are provided.

H.1.5. Institutions
When citing the institution for the first time, its full name with its abbreviation and date are written: “(Ministry of National Education [MEB], 1999)”.

H.1.6. Studies with different authors sharing the same last name
In order to differentiate different studies of authors sharing the same last name, the initials of their first names are written as well: “E. Ekici (2006) and F. Ekici (2004) have mentioned in their studies that... ”.

H.1.7. Same author having more than one study in the same year
In case of having cited an author’s different studies of the same year, a letter is added to the date: “(Brown, 2002a)”; “(Brown, 2002b)”.

H.1.8. Citations in another resource.
The secondary source a citation is taken from is given in the references. In the text, however, those who carried out the original study are mentioned. After mentioning the original source the citation was originally cited from in the secondary source, the secondary source is referred to with the expression “cited in”: “…  the approach of Russou is taken into consideration (cited in Toller, 2002).”; “(Pamir and Ishak; cited in Ayhan, 2009).”.


Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix and placed before the Notes and References.

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.


Page Charges and Color Figures
No page charges are levied on authors or their institutions except for color pages.

H.2. References

In preparing the references, please consider American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide (5th. Edition)


All communications during the review and editorial process are to be made to the  Chief Editor

Prof. Dr. İzzet KARA

Pamukkale University

Faculty of Education



Phone: +90 258 296 1036

E-mail:   ijate.editor@gmail.com