Author Guidelines (Yazım Kuralları)




Writing Rules

For the articles to be sent to The PURESOC, the authors are required to adhere to the following principles and rules. The articles which are not prepared in accordance with the principles and rules stated above may not be taken in assessment process, or may be excluded from assessment at any stage of this process.


Writing Rules

  1.   Papers should be prepared with “Office Word” program and A4 format.
  2.   The length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages in journal format.
  3.   Page layout should be left: 2 cm, right: 2 cm, up: 2 cm, and bottom: 2 cm.
  4.   Articles should be written with font type of "Times New Roman", in 12 font size and with "single" spacing. There should be one space after points and commas.
  5.   Paragraphs should be without an initial indent, 6 nk spaces should be left between the paragraphs. No extra blank lines between the paragraphs.
  6.   The title should be written in Turkish and English with 14 font size, Turkish and English abstracts should contain no more than 200 words with 11 font size, and include 3 to 5 keywords in Turkish and English.
  7.   The name, surname, and title of the author(s) should be written with 12 font size, under the title and right aligned. The name of institution and e-mail address of the author(s) should be written with font size 10 in the footnote.
  8.   The headings and subheadings should be appeared in 12 font size, bold and left justified (unindented) and also numbered as 1. 1.1., 1.1.1., 1.1.2., The headings should be capitalized and subheadings should appear in lower case (initial word capitalized). The headings should be partitioned no more than 4 levels. There should be one blank line before the subheadings; no blank line should be given after the subheadings. There should be no blank line before and after the subheadings.
  9.   All the tables, figures and graphics in the paper should be cited in numerical order and center aligned. Each table, figures, and graphics should be given a title. Table title should be placed above the table, figure, and graphics, with 10 pt, centered aligned, and only initial letters capitalized. Table, figure, and graphic text should be no smaller than 9 pt and no larger than 11 pt. All tables, figures, and graphics should be clear and can be easily readable and also compatible with the page layout.
  10. References should be made with conjunction method inside the text. Explanation notes should be under the page as a footnote with 10 pt. References inside the text should be like the surname of the author(s), year of the source, and page number. If there isn’t the name of the author then institution name should be given instead of author’s name. Example:
  •  Works by a single author: (Paksoy, 2011:70)
  •  Works by two authors: (Paksoy ve Gökçe, 2012:22)
  •  Works by multiple authors: (Paksoy vd., 2014:35).
  •  Citing more than one sources: (Schumpeter, 1934:66; Wood, 2005:36)
  •  Citing the whole source: (Drucker, 1995)
  •  Citing the publications without the name of the author: (TÜİK, 2012:45)
  1. If the reference is taken from a website and the author is known, reference should be made like periodic publications. If the date of the downloaded source is not given, access date should be used. If the date of the downloaded source is not given, date of access should be used. Also if no publisher name is available, use the name of website and data of access. For example;
  •  If the author’s name and publication year is known:(Ener, 2002)
  •  If the author’s name and publication year is not known:(Rekabet Kurumu, 2008)
  1. If you are citing more than one work by the same author in the same year, put the letters a, b, c next to the year. Example;
  •  Paksoy (2013a), Paksoy (2013b).
  1. All the sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference page. All sources used in the text should be ordered alphabetically by author last name. Order the works from the same author by publication date (Newest to oldest). Bibliography indentation should be set (Pendant – 1 cm). The reference page should be prepared according to the example shown below:


EROL, E. (2008).  Stratejik Yönetim ve İşletme Politikası, Beta Basım Yayım, İstanbul.

ACAR, D. and TETİK, N. (2008).  Genel Muhasebe,  Detay Yayıncılık, Ankara.

DEMİR, Y., ÖZDEMİR, O. and EREN, İ. (2008). Küçük ve Orta Ölçekli İşletmelerde Finansal Yönetim Uygulamaları, Asil Yayın, Ankara.

Translated Books

DRUCKER, P. (1994). Kapitalist Ötesi Toplum, (Çev.) ÇORAKÇI, B., İnkilap Kitabevi, İstanbul.

Edited Books

OKÇU, M., AKTEL, M. and KERMAN, U. (2007). “İki Süreci Anlamak: Kamu Yönetiminde Küreselleşme ve 'Avrupalılaşma'”, (Ed.) YILMAZ, A. and BOZKURT, Y., Küresel Esintiler ve Yerel Etkiler Sarmalında Türk Kamu Yönetimi, Gazi Kitabevi, Ankara.

Book with no Author

DPT (2003). İllerin ve Bölgelerin Sosyo-Ekonomik Gelişmişlik Sıralaması Araştırması (2003), Yayın No: DPT 2671, Ankara.


YAVUZ, A., ALBENİ, M. and KAYA, D.G. (2009). “Ulusal İnovasyon Politikaları ve Kamu Harcamaları: Çeşitli Ülkeler Üzerine Bir Karşılaştırma”, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, 14(4): 65-90.


GÖKÇE, D. (1997). “Merkez Bankasının Bağımsızlığı Sorunu”, Milliyet, 15 Mart.


ÖZKUL, G. (2008). Girişimcilik Teorileri ve Girişimci Tipleri: Antalya-Burdur-Isparta İllerinde (İBBS Düzey 2 TR61 Bölgesinde) İmalat Sanayi KOBİ'lerindeki Girişimciler Üzerine Bir İnceleme, Yüksek Lisans Tezi,  Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Isparta.

Internet Based Sources

(i)  If the authors of the sources are known, it should be given like periodic publications. In addition to this, the web address of the source should be given. If the date of the source is not known, then date of access should be given both in the text and the reference page.Example;

ENER, N. (2002). “Yeni Yükselen Pazarlar (Emerging Markets) İçin Pazarlama Stratejileri”,, 10.05.2005.

(ii)   If the source belongs to an institution instead of an author, there should be the name of the institution, the title of the source and complete web address in the bibliography. Example:

REKABET KURUMU (2010). “Rekabet Hukukunun Esasları”,, 17.03.2010.

  1. For the cases not mentioned in spelling, scientific publication rules will be taken into consideration.

3- Copyright Notice

The manuscripts submitted to PURESOC for publication should be original studies that were not published before or not submitted to anywhere else for publication.

Authors who submit their studies to PURESOCshould acknowledge that they have to transfer the copyright of their studies to PURESOC. The editorial board of the journal is authorized to publish the study. Nonetheless, the following rights are reserved:

    • Patent rights,
    • All unregistered rights apart from copyright,
    • Duplication rights on condition that the study is not sold,
    • The right to use the whole or parts of the study in the author's own books or other academic studies on condition that reference is given,
    • The right to publish the study on personal websites or open archive of their university on condition that the copyright details are provided.

Those authors who will submit their studies to JEBUPOR have to fill in the "Agreement for Publication Rights". Wet signature is required. The signed form should be scanned and uploaded to the system via file upload option in submitting manuscripts to the journal. Meanwhile, the wet-signed form must be posted to the following address: "Prof. H. Mustafa PAKSOY: Gaziantep University, İİBF, Şehitkamil/Gaziantep, Turkey". The studies whose copyright transfer form is not received by the journal will not be published. 

Journal Copyright Policy

All the articles published in PURESOC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


BY: Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NC: NonCommercial - You may not use the material for commercial purposes.


4- Peer Review & Evaluation Process

The manuscripts pre-reviewed by the editors in terms of the aims and scope, and the “Publication Rules” section of the journal, are sent to at least two reviewers for a double blind-peer review process. The double blind peer-review process necessitates concealing the information of the authors from the reviewers and the other way round. The review results are secret and kept for a period of five years. The manuscripts declined in the review process are neither published nor returned to the author(s). The journal refuses to have any legal or administrative responsibility as to this abovementioned procedure. The manuscripts requiring revisions, on the other hand, are sent back to their authors for further changes. It is obligatory that the authors take the demands and the advices of both the reviewers and the editors. However, they are free to submit their objections against the issues they do not agree upon and the decisions of the reviewers on condition that they submit their reasonable grounds. In such cases a third-party reviewer is appealed. Also, a third-party reviewer is appealed for cases where the decisions of two reviewers are mutually exclusive. It is the responsibility of the authors to make their required revisions before their deadlines for re-submission. The editors are authorized to make minor revisions in accordance with the indexing criteria except for those which require substantial changes relevant to the scientific content.

Click here to see Sample Referee Assesment Form

The Evaluation Process of the articles submitted to the journal is as follows:

1-  The submitted articles are evaluated by the editor and / or members of the editorial board in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles. Two referees are appointed by journal editors to evaluate the paper just after the pre-check phase.

2- Accepted papers which are appropriate to the principals of publication and writing rules, are sent to two judges, recognized by their work and research area, without specifying the author's name.

3- In general, there is a time for the referee to accept the refereeing duty within a period of 15 days. The referee who accepts the duty will be given 30 days to evaluate the paper. Besides this general case, uploading the paper to the system would expedite the process of evaluating.

4- When two referees report that the paper is “Not Appropriate for Publishing”, the article is not published in the journal.

5- If one of the referees has a positive opinion about the publication of the while the other referee has a negative opinion, the article will be sent to the third referee; The publication’s sequel depends on the third referee’s report.

6- Whether the papers are published or not, they are non-returnable. The authors are required to consider the criticism and recommendations of the referees regarding the article they submit if they are asked to correct it.

7- The author is responsible for delivering the corrected text within the specified time. The revised text may be reviewed again by the referees in case of need. Neither referees’ nor authors’ identities are shared with each other (Blind Review). Referee reports are archived to be kept.

5- Article Withdrawal

PURESOC values holistic and exhaustive publishing for researchers and libraries and acknowledges that this can be realized by publishing reliable and original research articles. In the case that a study or article will be withdrawn, the author(s) and the editorial board will share some responsibilies as required by the publishing policies of PURESOC. These responsibilities are listed below:


If the author(s) finds a mistake in their study which is unpublished or in early release or review process, they are obliged to cooperate with the editor of the journal during the withdrawal process.

The author(s) who wants to withdraw their study which is in review process is obliged to fill in the "Article Withdrawal Form", scan it with signature(s) on it and send the form via e-mail to the editorial board at The editorial board will return to the author(s) within a week, evaluating the request for withdrawal.

The studies the copyright of which is transferred to PURESOC during the submission process cannot be submitted to other journals for review unless they are approved for withdrawal.


The editorial board of PURESOC holds the responsibility of starting an investigation about a study if a suspicion arises that the study includes plagiarism and/or it has copyright issues.

If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the manuscripts in review process, they retract the study from review and cancel its review process by sending a detailed document to the author(s) showing what was detected and where in the study.

If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the articles published in an issue or in early release, the retraction and reporting procedures are applied according to statements indicated below in 1 week at the latest:

    1. The study which is detected to have plagiarism is labelled as "Retraction:" in the electronic environment.
    2. Instead of the Abstract and Full Text, the reasons why the study has been retracted, detailed evidence and the statements (if any) of the affiliated institution about the issue are published electronically.
    3. The study is announced as "Retraction" on the main page of the journal's web page.
    4. The study is included in the contents of the first issue of the journal to be published after the date of retraction as "Retraction: Article Title", and from its first page onwards the reasons why it has been retracted and the original citations are shared with the public and researchers.
    5. The institutions that the author(s) is affiliated with are informed about the retraction.
    6. The retraction reports indicated above are sent to the institutions where the journal is indexed so that they are recorded in index directories and catalogues.

Furthermore, if there are any publishers or editorial boards through whom the author(s) had their studies published before, the editorial board of PURESOC can make suggestions to these parties that the published studies of the author(s) who has plagiarised should be reviewed for validity and reliability or be retracted.

6- Appeals

The author(s) retains the right to appeal against the reports produced by the editorial and scientific boards upon the completion of the review process at PURESOC. The author(s) should send their reasons for appeal in a scientific manner and by showing references to The appeal will be examined by the editorial board within one month the latest (the field editor and reviewers of the manuscript may be asked to share their opinions about the appeal) and the author(s) will be informed of any positive or negative result. If the result is positive, the editorial board assigns new reviewers that have expertise in the subject of the manuscript and re-starts the review process.