GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The submitted manuscripts or substantial parts of them should not have been previously published or submitted for publication somewhere else. The abbreviated version of the contents for presentation at a meeting is not regarded as a publication.
All authors ensure that they have furnished a substantial contribution to the paper and that they are in agreement with the form and contents of the manuscript. Corresponding authors confirm that they hold the copyrights to their articles as well as to the text and illustrations attached therein in the authors´ contract. If material (e.g., illustrations or tables) is used from other sources, authors must submit a written statement from the holder(s) of the copyright(s) indicating they have obtained permission to publish this material in ASR.
Authors should indicate, either in their cover letter or in the title page, whether the research reported in their paper was the result of a for-pay consulting relationship or if they or their employer has a financial interest in the topic of the paper which might constitute a conflict of interest.
In general, papers may be of any length but should be self-contained. Further, they should provide new findings or deal with new methods.
Supplementary material, such as data sets etc., should be submitted together with the manuscript.
Authors who would like to submit replications.
Authors should have in mind that, as soon as a paper is accepted as a discussion paper, it will promptly be published (without any editorial changes).
Authors are asked to suggest potential reviewers. Ideally, these reviewers should be researchers who are not closely associated with the author (i.e., who are do not work at an affiliated institution and who have not collaborated significantly with the author on research). Should this not be the case, authors are requested to so indicate. All suggested reviewers should be able to offer fair and impartial reviews of the material being submitted. When a paper is accepted as a discussion paper, the editorial office of ASR sends the paper to these reviewers for comment.
There is no submission and publication fees or page charges.
Authors are asked to register as registered readers in order to be able to respond to comments submitted to the discussion platform for their paper.
After the discussion platform is closed, authors are free to submit a revised manuscript for publication in ASR. Authors who intend to do so should inform the editorial office.
Authors can post revised versions of their articles anytime in response to the public peer review.
GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Papers should be submitted electronically. Please, click on to submit manuscript.
Authors are required to provide mathematical derivations and underlying data sets together with their papers to ensure that the results of a paper are quickly comprehensible to interested readers. Papers can be accompanied by supplementary material, such as PowerPoint presentations, to help to elucidate and disseminate underlying ideas. (Preferably).
Papers should be clear, concise, well organized, and written in Turkish and English, with correct spelling and good sentence structure. Authors are responsible for the use of correct language, although the editors and the referees are kindly asked to help in language editing of the manuscript if necessary.
1) The main document; should contain the title, abstract, 4 to 5 keywords, text, appendices, notes, references, each table and figure. Tables and figures should be properly embedded in the manuscript. Footnotes in the paper should be numbered consecutively.
2) Abstract is to be 300 words or fewer. A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
3) There are no absolute word count requirements, but target lengths for research notes are 3,000 to 5,000 words all-inclusive. A typical manuscript will not exceed 12,000 words.
The reference list should appear at the end of the text, with hyperlinks to full-text papers on the Web, and should start on a new page. Issue numbers should be provided for all journals cited in the references and should be APA Style. For correct referencing through APA, below links can be advised for more information; http://supp.apa.org/style/PM6E-Corrected-Sample-Papers.pdf
Displayed formulas should be numbered consecutively on the right as (1), (2), etc. All characters should be defined and used unambiguously. Standard italicization should be used. When referring to formulas in the text, only numbers in parentheses should be used, for example, (1). At the beginning of sentences, numbers in parentheses should be preceded by the word "equation", for example, Equation (1).
Tables should be of a reasonable number and size. Columns should be clearly designed and explanations should be given in footnotes using letters below the table body. Only the first word in each column heading and in each entry of the stub column should be capitalized. Titles should be formatted above the tables as follows:
Table 1: Real GNP in Germany, 1980–1992 (millions of US dollars)
Figures should be complete and clearly drawn. Special care should be taken to ensure that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size and readable. When labeling, initial capitalization should be used. Figures should not be overloaded with information.
In submitting papers to ASR the authors certify that: They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into the following arrangements.
They warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that: the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe upon any existing copyright or any other third party rights; they are the sole authors of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to ASR are not in breach of any other obligation. If the law requires that the paper be published in the public domain, they will notify ASR at the time of submission.
The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy; they have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To their best—and currently accepted scientific—knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
The authors agree that their papers may be published by ASR under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY-NC).
ASR provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
ASR adopts an Open Access policy complying with the definition laid out by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). Therefore, we take the right of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
Sharing of the research results is an important component of the research process; research can only advance by sharing the results, and the value of an investment in research is only maximized through the wide use of its results. Open Access articles are free to all interested readers, and the publishers place no financial or copyright barriers between the readers and the article.
Prevention of plagiarism is essential as it provides scientific and academic integrity. Each study submitted to ASR is first analyzed in a plagiarism program (such as Turnitin, iThenticate or İntihal.Net). It is analyzed on a single word basis except for the bibliography before evaluation. At the end of the analysis, the total similarity rate should be maximum 25% and the similarity rate for an individual study should be maximum 5%. If the similarity level of the study is higher than specified above, it will be rejected. Even if similarity levels is under limits , these studies’ similarity reports are examined manually. If the editor deems necessary, plagiarism analysis can be done after the evaluation and revisions. The decision of whether or not a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor.