Writing Rules

The Journal of Mesopotamian Studies (JMS)

Article Preparation
Language: Turkish, Kurdish, English
The languages of the journal are Turkish, Kurdish, and English.
Article Types: Research Article, Review Article, Case Report, Book Review, Translated Article
However, we advise authors to make the work as original as possible for dissemination.
Article Format: A4
Image Format: JPEG Minimum 300 dpi
Citation Style: APA
Author Change: Only processed before the manuscript is accepted. Authors are required to carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the final author list at the time of original submission.

Writing Rules and Page Layout
• Manuscripts should be written on A4 size paper using MS Word or compatible programs. Times New Roman should be used as the font. Manuscripts should be written in 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing and pages should be numbered. Articles should be a maximum of 9,000 words in length. Special typefaces should not be used, and if there are transcription marks, relevant documents should be submitted.
• The title of the article should be compatible with the content, written in bold letters, and should not exceed 15 words.
• At the beginning of the article, there should be an abstract of a maximum of 200 to 250 words. For articles written in languages other than Turkish, the abstract should be written in Turkish and English as well as the original language of the article. The title of the article should also be included in the English abstract. Under the abstract, there should be keywords consisting of 4 to 6 words, ordered from general to specific.
• Headings should be written in bold letters. The use of subheadings in long articles is useful for the reader. It is recommended to number the main headings as 1., 2. and subheadings as 1.1., 1.2., 2.1., 2.2. All main and subheadings (main chapters, references, and appendices) should be written in bold letters. The Introduction and Conclusion should not be numbered.
• Statements that need to be emphasized in the text are shown in "quotation marks", not italicized or bolded. Double highlighting, such as both "in quotation marks" and italics, or both bold and italics, is not used.
• Indentation is not applied at the beginning of sections and paragraphs.
• Drawings, graphics, pictures, and similar materials used in the articles should be in JPEG or GIF format. Visual materials and attachments should be sent separately via e-mail when necessary.
• For articles written in Kurdish (Kurmanji, Zazakî) in the Latin alphabet, the standard Hawar Alphabet should be used.

• In a separate file, the author's name, surname, title, institution, ORCID number, and e-mail address should be indicated.

• The APA method is accepted for citation and referencing.
• In terms of writing footnotes and references, consistency within the method is essential. The names of long works (books, magazines, newspapers, etc.) are written in italics, and the names of short works (articles, stories, poems, etc.) are written in quotation marks. It is also recommended to use footnotes only for additional information that cannot be included in the text:
• If a work has a compiler, translator, publisher, or editor, it must be indicated in the bibliography.
• In citing texts in electronic media as a source, those with the author, title, and date of publication are used. In addition, the date of access should be indicated in parentheses in the imprint information.
• Use of secondary sources should be avoided for accessible sources.
• Studies that are not cited should not be included in the References section.
• References should be written alphabetically at the end of the text according to the surnames of the authors. The publishing houses of the works should be indicated clearly and the page ranges of the articles should be indicated.
• For articles written in alphabets other than Latin letters, the title, abstract, keywords, and bibliography (references) written in Latin alphabet should be included.

In-text Reference (APA) Bibliography Citation System

Single Author Book
In-text: (Say, 1999: 72)
Reference: Say, A. (1999). Müzik Tarihi. (9th ed.). İstanbul: Pan Yayınları.

Two-Author Book
In-text: (Kökdemir and Demirutku, 2000: 148)
Reference: Kökdemir, D. and Demirutku, K. (2000). Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı. Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayınları.

Three-Author Book
In-text: (Kökdemir, Şenocak and Demirutku, 2000: 148)
Reference: Kökdemir, D., Şenocak, C. and Demirutku, K. (2000). Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı. Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayınları.

More than Three Authors
In-text: (Kökdemir et al, 2000: 148)
Reference: 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, Multiple Publications in the Same Year
In-text: (Harvey, 1999a: 148)
Reference: Harvey, D. (1999a). The Urbanization of Capital. Oxford: Blackwell. Harvey, D. (1999 b). The Consciousness and Spatial Structures. Londra: Macmillan.

Book Chapter
In-text: (Şimşek, 2000: 154)
Reference: Şimşek H. (2000). Nitel araştırmanın planlanması. in Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri (2nd ed.) (49-91). Ankara: Seçkin Yayınları.

Translated Book
In-text: (Harvey, 1999: 148)
Reference: Harvey, D. (1999). Müzik Tarihi. A. Coşkun (Trans.). İstanbul: Pan Yayınları.

Translated Article in Books
In-text: (Harvey, 1999: 148)
Reference: Harvey, D. (1999 ). Modern Dünyada Sanat. A. Can (Trasn.). Modern Sanat. Ankara: Pan Yayınları, 10, 25-40.

Single Editor Book
In-text: (Karancı, 2005: 148)
Reference: Karancı, A.N. (Ed.). (2005). Farklılıkla Yaşamak Aile ve Toplumun Farklı Gereksinimleri Olan Bireylerle Birlikteliği. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

Two-Editor Book
In-text: (Savaşır and Şahin, 1997: 148)
Reference: Savaşır, I. and N. H. Şahin (Ed.). (1997). Bilişsel-Davranışçı Terapilerde Değerlendirme: Sık Kullanılan Ölçekler. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği

Editorial Book Chapter 
In-text: (Sucuoğlu, 1997: 148)
Reference: Sucuoğlu, B. (1997). Özürlü Çocukların Aileleri ile Yapılan Çalışmalar. in A. N. Karancı (Ed.). Farklılıkla Yaşamak Aile ve Toplumun Farklı Gereksinimleri Olan Bireylerle Birlikteliği  (35-56). Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

Single-author Journal Article
In-text:  (Özkan, 2007)
Reference: 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
In-text: (Warrens, 1997)
Reference: Warrens, A.(1997). Mental retardation and environment.  in The International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry. Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology  (v.7, 202-207). New York: Aesculapius Publishers.

Translated Articles in Journals
In-text: (Bernard, 1991)
Reference: Bernard, A. (1991). Uluslararası Anlaşmazlıkların Çözümlenmesinde Yeni Yaklaşımlar. R. Sirmen (Trans.). Dış Politika Dergisi. 7, 110-132.

Translated Article Published in Books
In-text: (Demac, 1991)
Reference: Demac, A. (1991). İletişim Uyduları ve Üçüncü Dünya. in Y. Kaplan (Ed. and Trans.). Enformasyon Devrimi Efsanesi. Kayseri: Rey Yayıncılık.

Theses and Unpublished Works
In-text: (Üstünipek, 1998: 182)
Reference: Üstünipek, M. (1998). Cumhuriyetten Günümüze Türkiye’de Sanat Yapıtı Piyasası. Unpublished Ph.D Thesis. İstanbul: MSÜ. Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü.

Journal Article (No Author)
In-text:  (“Blood Business,” 1998)
Reference: The Blood Business. (1992, September 11). Time, 97, 47-48.

Newspaper Article (No Author)
In-text: (“Amazing Amazon Region,” 1998)
Reference: Amazing Amazon Region. (1998, January 12). New York Times, s.11. 

Reports and Bulletins
In-text: (Mead, 1992)
Reference:  Mead, J.V. (1992). Looking at Old Photographs: 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)

Indirect Reference
In-text: (Komisar, cited in Adıyeke 1999: 13)
Reference: All information related to the indirect reference should be included.

In-text: Kurtuluş (Öztan, 1996)
Reference: Öztan, Z. (1996). Kurtuluş [Film]. Türkiye. Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu

Television Program
In-text: Sansürsüz (Bulut, 2009)
Reference: Bulut, Y. (2009). Sansürsüz [TV Program]. Med Yapım. İstanbul: Habertürk TV.

Radio Program
In-text: Çeşm-i Siyah (Toprak, 2009)
Reference: Toprak, A. (2009). Çeşm-i Siyah [Radio Program]. İstanbul: İstanbul Radyosu.

Laws and Regulations
In-text: Law No. 5846 on the Amendment of Certain Articles of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works (1995)
Reference: Law No. 5846 on the Amendment of Certain Articles of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works (1995). Turkish Official Gazette, 22311, June 12, 1995.

Electronic Articles and Publications
In-text: (Özkan, 2006)
Reference:  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 the database)
In-text: (Jacobson, 2006)
Reference: Jacobson, J.W. (2006). A History of Facilitated Communication: Science, Pseudoscience, and Antiscience. American Psychologist, 50, 750-765. Retrieved January 12, 2006, PsycARTICLES Database

Unauthored Quotations
In-text: (The Banks Association of Turkey [BAT], 2009)
Reference: (The Banks Association of Turkey [BAT], 2009) Access Date: November 25, 2009,

Final Checklist
Make sure the following items are present:
1. Author information added.
• Email address
• Full mailing address
• Phone number
2. All necessary files have been uploaded.
• Article text
• Copyright Agreement
3. The article has been "spell-checked" and "grammar-checked".

4. All references mentioned in the bibliography are cited in the text and vice versa.

Submit the Manuscript
The corresponding author's account should be used in the submissions. All correspondence regarding the application is sent to the corresponding author via e-mail sent through the journal system.
When uploading the manuscript file, make sure that this file does not contain any elements that will decipher the identity of the author due to the double-blind review process.
Files You Need to Upload Separately:
1) Full Article Text
2) File with author information
3) Copyright Notice Text

During submission, the following commitment is obtained from the author electronically:
1. I am authorized/authorized by the co-authors to submit this work to your journal.
2. The manuscript is original, has not been formally published in another peer-reviewed journal, is not under review by another journal, and does not violate any existing copyright or other third-party rights.
3. I/we agree that if the article is accepted for editorial publication, it will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
4. The copyright and intellectual property rights of the author(s) or, if applicable, the author(s)' employer are reserved. The author(s) undertake(s) that the publisher is not responsible for any claims or lawsuits to be filed by third parties due to copyright infringement, and that all responsibility belongs to them.
5. The author(s) undertake(s) that there are no criminal elements or illegal expressions in the article, and that no illegal materials and methods were used during the research.

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