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 JMS

The Journal of Mesopotamian Studies

PUBLICATION PRINCIPLES

The Journal of Mesopotamia Studies (JMS) is publication of The Institute of Living Language of Mardin Artuklu University. The JMS is a peer-reviewed journal which gives places to scientific researches on Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac culture, language and literature. It is published semi-annually (Winter and Summer Issues). The articles to be published should bear criteria of scientific researches, be innovative, and also should not be published anywhere else before. If an article has been presented in a scientific meeting, it will be accepted on the condition that it has not been published anywhere before.

The Evaluation of Articles

·      Articles submitted for publication are firstly examined by editorial board in accordance with the publication principles of the journal. The endorsed ones are sent to two reviewers. The authors  corrected the article according to the notes by reviewers; however they have right to object to the points where they do not agree with.

 

·      Articles submitted for publication are sent to two experts of the field via methed of “blind review” afte they examined by Editorial Board. In the case of split in opinon of these two reviewers, the the article is sent to another reviewer. The article is published if at least two reviewers express positive opinion. The reports by reviewers are sent to the authors to pronounce the evaluation result.

 

·      If one or both reviewers express “it could be published after certain revisions”, the article is sent to the author for the required revisions. After revisions are done, they are checked by reviewers or the Editorial Board to evaluate whether they are done in accordance with the remarks. Besides, the authors have right to object to the reviewers opinions. The objections are evaluated and resulted by the editorial board.

 

·      The articles that decided to be published are sent to the author in PDF formatted after page adjustment. The author makes the last reading and shows necessary revisions on the text and sent it back.

 

·      The unpublished articles are not return back to the rightful owner, furthermore the authors are responsible for the opinions of the articles.

 

·      The journal does not demand any fees to publish their articles, and likewise does not pay any fees for publishing articles

 

·      The Editorial Board may make small adjustments those are not on the main stage.

 

·      It is accepted that the copyright of the published articles are transferred to The Institute of Living Language of Mardin Artuklu University. This transfer includes virtual platforms.

·      Article submission and evaluation process is conducted on Dergipark system.

·      Before Evaluation process starts, the articles are analyzed via iThentica plagiarism program.

 

Language(s)of Publication

·      The JMS gives places to articles in Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, English and Syriac. However, it accepted as a principle that at least half of the studies in the journal should be in Kurdish and its various dialects. The articles sent to the journal must be free from all kinds of defects related to the use of academic language.

Writing Rules and Page Layout

·      The articles must be written on MS Word or compatiple programs.  Times New Roman should be used as typeface. The articles should be written in 12 font size in 1.5 ink line spacing and the pages should bear numbers. The articles should be maximum 9.000 words. The custom typefaces should not be used and if there are transcription signs, their documents shuld be sent with the article.

 

·      The name, surname, title, place of work, ORCID number and e-mail address of the author(s) must be stated.

 

·      The title of the article must be in accordance with the content and written in bold face, and also must not be longer than 15 words.

 

·      There must be an abstract of maximum 150 to 200 words at the start of the article. For the articles written in languages other than Turkish, the abstract must be written both in the original language of the article and in English. The title of the article must be stated before the abstract as well. There must be maximum 4 to 6 key words that ranked from general to specific at the bottom of the abstract..

 

·      The title must be written in bold face. There should be intermediate titles in the long articles. It is recommended that the main titles numbered as 1., 2., and intermediate titles as 1.1, 1.2., 2.1., 2.2. All the main and intermediate titles (main sections, sources and appendices) should be written in bold face.

 

·      Expressions highlighted in the text, must be "in quotes", bold or italic faces must not be used. There must not be double highlighting as  "in quotes" and bold or italic.

 

·      There must not be intents at the start of section and paragraphs.

·      Illustrations, graphics, images and other materials those used in text must be in JPEG or GIF format. Visual material and attachments must be delivered also via e-mail if required.

References

·      APA is accepted for citation and references.

 

·      Methodically consistency is essential for writing the footnotes and sources. Names of long works (books, magazines, newspapers etc.) should be written in italic face, names of short works (articles, stories, poems and so on) "in quotes". Also, it recommended that to use footnotes only for the additional information that cannot be given in the text.

 

·      The compiler, translator, preparer for publication, editor must be shown in the tag if exist.

 

·      In case of the citation of the text of electronic media, the name of author, title and date of publication which are specified are used.  The date of access should also be noted in parentheses in catalog information.

 

·      The secondary sources should be avoided if the primary resources are available.

 

·      The works those have not been cited must not be shown in the sources.

 

·      The sources should be given at the end of the text in alphabetical order. The publishing houses should be given clearly and the pages ranges of the articles should be stated.

 

·      Articles written in any alphabets other than Latin alphabet should include the title, abstract, keywords, and references written in Latin.

 

 

 

          APA (American Phychological Association) and System of Refering

Single-Author Book

 Intra-Text

(Say, 1999: 72)

Bibliograpy

Say, A. (1999). Müzik Tarihi.  (9.Baskı). İstanbul: Pan Yayınları.

 

Double-Author Book

Intra-Text

(Kökdemir ve Demirutku, 2000: 148)

Bibliograpy

Kökdemir, D. ve Demirutku, K. (2000). Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı. Ankara:  Başkent Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayınları.

 

Three-Author Book

Intra-Text

(Kökdemir, Şenocak ve Demirutku, 2000: 148)

Bibliograpy

Kökdemir, D., Şenocak, C. ve Demirutku, K. (2000). Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı. Ankara:  Başkent Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayınları.

 

More Than Three Author

Intra-Text

(Kökdemir ve diğ., 2000: 148)

Bibliograpy

Kökdemir, D., Şenocak, C., Demirutku, K., Yusufi, F., Özyurt, R. (2000). Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı. Ankara:  Başkent Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayınları.

 

Same Author at the same Year More Than One Publication

Intra-Text

(Harvey, 1999 a: 148)

Bibliograpy

Harvey, D. (1999 a). The Urbanization of Capital. Oxford: Blackwell. Harvey, D. (1999 b). The Conciousnes and Spatial Structures. Londra: Macmillan.

 

Chapter from a Book

Intra-Text

(Şimşek, 2000: 154)

Bibliograpy

Şimşek H. (2000). Nitel araştırmanın planlanması. Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri   (2. baskı) içinde (49-91). Ankara: Seçkin Yayınları.

 

Translated Book

Intra-Text

(Harvey, 1999: 148)

Bibliograpy

Harvey, D. (1999). Müzik Tarihi. A. Coşkun (Çev). İstanbul: Pan Yayınları.

 

Translated Article from Books

Intra-Text

(Harvey, 1999: 148)

Bibliograpy

Harvey, D. (1999 ). Modern Dünyada Sanat. A. Can (Çev). Modern Sanat. Ankara: Pan Yayınları, 10, 25-40.

 

Single-Editorial Book

Intra-Text

(Karancı, 2005: 148)

Bibliograpy

Karancı, A.N. (Ed.). (2005). Farklılıkla Yaşamak Aile ve Toplumun Farklı Gereksinimleri Olan Bireylerle Birlikteliği. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

 

Double-Editorial Book

Intra-Text

(Savaşır ve Şahin, 1997: 148)

Bibliograpy

Savaşır, I. ve N. H. Şahin (Ed.). (1997). Bilişsel-Davranışçı Terapilerde Değerlendirme: Sık Kullanılan Ölçekler. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği

 

Chapter from an Editorial Book

Intra-Text

(Sucuoğlu, 1997: 148)

Bibliograpy

Sucuoğlu, B. (1997). Özürlü Çocukların Aileleri ile Yapılan Çalışmalar. A. N. Karancı (Ed.). Farklılıkla Yaşamak Aile ve Toplumun Farklı Gereksinimleri Olan Bireylerle Birlikteliği İçinde (35-56). Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

 

Journal Article from a Single-Author Book

Intra-Text

(Özkan, 2007)

Bibliograpy

Özkan, T. (2007). The Effects of the 2001 Economic Crisis on the Insurance Industry in Turkey: Increasing the Share of Foreign Capital. The Business Review, Cambridge. 9 (1),  The USA, 230-236.

 

Encyclopedia Article

Intra-Text

(Warrens, 1997)

Bibliograpy

Warrens, A.(1997). Mental retardation and environment. International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry. Psycology, Psychonalysis and Nerology içinde (c.7, 202-207). New York: Aesculapius Publishers.

 

Translated Article from Journals

Intra-Text

(Bernard, 1991)

Bibliograpy

Bernard, A. (1991). Uluslararası Anlaşmazlıkların Çözümlenmesinde Yeni Yaklaşımlar. R. Sirmen (Çev.). Dış Politika Dergisi. 7, 110-132.

 

Translated Article from Books

Intra-Text

(Demac, 1991)

Bibliograpy

Demac, A. (1991). İletişim Uyduları ve Üçüncü Dünya. Y. Kaplan (Der. ve Çev.). Enformasyon Devrimi Efsanesi. Kayseri: Rey Yayıncılık.

 

Thesis and Unpublished Studies

Intra-Text

(Üstünipek, 1998: 182)

Bibliograpy

Üstünipek, M. (1998). Cumhuriyetten Günümüze Türkiye’de Sanat Yapıtı Piyasası. Yayınlanmamış Doktora Tezi. İstanbul: MSÜ. Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü.

 

Journal Article (No Author)

Intra-Text

(“Blood Business,” 1998)

Bibliograpy

The Blood Business. (1992, September 11). Time, 97, 47-48.

 

Newspaper Article (No Author)

Intra-Text

(“Amazing Amazon Region,” 1998)

Bibliograpy

Amazing Amazon Region. (1998, January 12). New York Times, s.11.

 

Reports and Bulletins

Intra-Text

(Mead, 1992)

Bibliograpy

Mead, J.V. (1992). Looking at Old Photograaps: Investigating the Teacher Tales That Novice Teachers Bring with Them (Report No. NCRTL-RR-92-4). East Lansing, MI:National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 346 082)

 

Undirect Referances

Intra-Text

(Komisar, aktaran Adıyeke 1999: 13)

Bibliograpy

Dolaylı referans ile ilgili tüm bilgilere yer verilmelidir.

 

Film

Intra-Text

Kurtuluş (Öztan, 1996)

Bibliograpy

Öztan, Z. (1996). Kurtuluş [Film]. Türkiye. Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu

 

TV Program

Intra-Text

Sansürsüz (Bulut, 2009)

Bibliograpy

Bulut, Y. (2009). Sansürsüz [TV Programı]. Med Yapım. İstanbul: Habertürk TV.

 

Radio Program

Intra-Text

Çeşm-i Siyah (Toprak, 2009)

Bibliograpy

Toprak, A. (2009). Çeşm-i Siyah [Radyo Programı]. İstanbul: İstanbul Radyosu.

 

Laws and Regulations

Intra-Text

5846 Sayılı Fikir ve Sanat Yapıtları Kanununun Bazı Maddelerinin Değiştirilmesine İlişkin Kanun. (1995)

Bibliograpy

5846 Sayılı Fikir ve Sanat Yapıtları Kanununun Bazı Maddelerinin  Değiştirilmesine İlişkin Kanun. (1995). T.C. Resmi Gazete, 22311, 12 Haziran 1995.

 

Electronic Articles and Publications

Intra-Text

(Özkan, 2006)

Bibliograpy

Özkan, T. (2006). Sigorta Sektörünün Türkiye Ekonomisine Net Döviz Etkisi.   Öneri Dergisi, T.C. Marmara Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Yayın Organı. Altı Aylık Dergi, Sayı: 25, Yıl:12, Cilt:7. 91-106. Erişim Tarihi: 16 Şubat 2007, http://sbe.marmara.edu.tr/oneri/

 

Journal Article in Database

Intra-Text

(Jacobson, 2006)

Bibliograpy

Jacobson, J.W. (2006). A History of Facilitated Communication: Science, Pseudoscience, and Antiscience. American Psychologist, 50, 750-765. Retrieved January 12, 2006, PsycARTICLES veritabanı

 

 Citation with No Author

Intra-Text

(Türkiye Bankalar Birliği [TBB], 2009)

Bibliograpy

Türkiye Bankalar Birliği [TBB]. (2009). Erişim Tarihi: 25 Kasım 2009, http://www.tbb.org.tr/Dosyalar/istatistiki_raporlar/Uc_Aylik_Banka_Bilgileri_(Son_Donem_Karsilastirmali)_/883/Tablolar/Tablo_1-Aktif_Buyuklugune_Gore_Banka_Siralamasi.xls