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Guidelines for Authours

The aim of the journal is to publish original researches or original contributions of recent developments at the Turkish republics and societies and reviews to existence literature on Turkology. It also publishes occasional special issues principally devoted to particular themes. Papers should consist of original work which has not been published or presently submitted elsewhere.

Only papers written in Turkey Turkish, English or Russian are considered. If these languages are not the first language of the author(s), it is strongly recommended that a Turkish (English-Russian)-speaking colleague be asked to go over the paper before it is submitted. Manuscripts should be e-mailed to the Editor of JMTS at  or a disk version of manuscript should be sent to:  
Prof.Dr. F. Sema Barutcu Özönder
Ankara Üniversitesi

Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi

Çağdaş Türk Lehçeleri ve Edebiyatları Bölümü

06100 Sıhhiye . Ankara




The Review Process

Each paper, if considered suitable by the Editors, will be refereed by two anonymous referees, and the editors may recommend revision and re-submission. Book reviews are not subject to this review process. The editor and the associate editors will do all tracking of manuscripts and referees. JMTS will not review submissions previously published elsewhere, through print or electronic medium. Manuscripts will be returned to the lead author when the review process is complete. Rejected papers will not be returned to authors.


Manuscript Arrangement

Length of papers: Your manuscript should be no longer than 10000 words. Overlength papers will be returned to the authors for shortening. Manuscripts are acceptable, especially Word and any RTF file.

Title page: The first page of each paper should indicate the title, the authors’ names, the institute where the work was conducted, contact and e-mail addresses and a short title for use as running head. The number of figures and tables should also be indicated.

Full address: The exact postal address of the corresponding author complete with postal code must be given at the bottom of the title page. Please also supply phone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail address.

Key words: A list of 3–10 key words should be included for indexing purposes. Key words used in the title must be repeated here.

Abstract: The abstract should be restricted to 1 page and should summarize the entire paper, including the results. The term ‘will be discussed’ should be avoided, as should abbreviations and citations. Abstracts should be prepared both in English and Turkish.

Text:The text of the manuscript should comprise the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Within each section, successive levels of subheadings (if used) should be clearly distinguished.

(if appropriate) should be added at the end of the text.

should be avoided; if essential, they should be numbered consecutively and typed at the bottom of the appropriate page.

Lengthy citations (over 40 words) should be displayed and indented in the text. Citations should comprise the name(s) of the author(s) – use ‘et al.’ when there are three or more – and the year of publication, in chronological order. Work in preparation is formally cited as ‘[unpublished observations]’, and these are assumed to be those of all (and only) the authors. If otherwise, first initials and last names should be used, as for ‘[personal communication]’ from a colleague, as neither appears in the References.

References in the text should be presented as follows: the author's name and year of publication in brackets, together with the page numbers, e.g. 'As Korkmaz (2003: 22-3) has observed, or, in a more general reference: 'Korkmaz (2003) appears to be saying'.

Tables: Each table should bear a heading incorporating the table number (in Arabic numerals) and title; if necessary, a key to symbols in the table should appear beneath the table.

Figure legends: Figure legends should be numbered and listed in order. If a figure has more than one part, the legend should begin with a short description of the figure as a whole before each individual frame is described or referred to.

Figures: Illustrations for publication must be professional quality drawings or photographs. The figure number, author and ‘topic’ should be clearly indicated on the bottom of each figure. Electronically submitted b/w half-tone and color illustrations must have a final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling, line drawings one of 800–1200 dpi. Illustrations included in your manuscript should be either in .gif or .jpg formats.

Abbreviations As far as possible, please avoid the use of initials, except for terms in common use. Please provide a list, in alphabetical order, of abbreviations used, and spell them out (with the abbreviations in brackets) the first time they are mentioned in the text.

Your typescript needs to be typed using single spacing on A4 size paper, with left- and right-hand margins at least 3 cm. Do not divide a word at the end of a line. Do not justify the right margin of the text. Manuscript pages should be easy for reviewers and editors to read and should be checked carefully to avoid spelling and referencing errors.
Jargon or unnecessary technical language should be avoided.



The list of references should be ordered alphabetically according to the first author’s surname of each references. The surnames of the authors followed by initials should be given. Cite all authors, ‘et al’ is not sufficient. These should be followed by the year in parenthesis, the title, journal, volume and complete pagination. If there are more than one source of an author then they should be listed according to their publication year; sources of the same author published in the same year should be given as Korkmaz Z (1992a), Korkmaz Z (1992b). Do not use abbreviate journal names. Internet sources should be indicated by giving the date(s) and moreover should be stated in the References.

The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper, in the following style: 


(a) Süreli yayınlarda basılmış yazılar:

EREN H. (1950) Sibirya Türk dillerinde Moğol unsurları. Türk Dili Belleten , 14-15, 35-43.

KORKMAZ Z. (1959) Türkçede -acak/-ecek gelecek zaman (futurum) ekinin yapısı üzerine. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi , 17(1-2), 159-168.

SHATZ M., WELLMAN H., SILBER S. (1983) The acquisition of mental verbs: A systematic investigation of the first reference to mental states. Cognition , 14, 301-321.

SHÔGAITO, M., (1995) Uygur Text of the Boddhisattva-carya – Pelliot Ouïgour 4521 [Japonca]. Annals of Foreign Studies 31, 33-96, Faksimile: 21 levha, 75-96.

b) Tek çalışmalar:

EGOROV V.G. (1964) Etimologiçeskiy slovar' çuvasskogo yazika . Çeboksari: Çuvasskoe knijnoe izdatel'stvo.

RÄSÄNEN M. (1957) Materialien zur Morphologie der Türkischen Sprachen . Helsinki: Studia Orientalia.

LAKOFF G., Johnson M. (1980) Metaphors We Live By . Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.

LANGACKER R.W. (1991a) Concept, Image, Symbol: The Cognitive Basis of Grammar . Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

LANGACKER R.W. (1991b) Foundations of Cognitive Grammar , Vol. II: Descriptive Application . Stanford: Stanford University Press.

(c) Edisyon kitaplar:

MAUE D. (1983) Zu den Dentalen im Brahmi-Uigurischen. Sprachen des Buddhismus in Zentralasien içinde, (K. RÖHRBORN and W. VEENKER), ss. 53-64, Wiesbaden.

PUTZ M. (ed.) (1994) Language Contact and Language Conflict . Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

(d) İnternet kaynakları:

ALIŞIK, G.S. (2006) Şeybânîler Dönemi için Kaynak Araştırmaları: Mihman-Name-i Buhara II. Modern Türklük Araştırmaları Dergisi, Cilt. 3, Sayı 2, Mart 2006, 103-131. (06.12.2005)


Papers which have been accepted for publication will become the copyright of the journal and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, etc. from other publications


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Ankara University
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