Publication Guidelines



Sorğulama Zamanı Thinking Community (SZTC)


Editorial Principles

The website of SZTC publishes (1) articles, (2) case studies, (3) essays, papers and interpretations on current developments and issues, (4) article and book reviews, (5) archive documents, audio and visual materials, and (6) translations, relating to the social sciences.

The studies submitted to the website of SZTC should be original contributions. However, the studies published previously elsewhere may also be published on the website of SZTC if appropriate.

Responsibility of the material(s) that published on the website of SZTC belongs to the owner(s). Statements of fact or opinion appearing in the website of SZTC are solely those of the authors and do not imply endorsement by the SZTC.

Published studies and multimediatic materials on the SZTC websitecan be cited by giving the necessary bibliographical information.

SZTC publishes in three languages ​​(Turkish, Persian and English), two dialects (Turkey-Turkish and Azerbaijani-Turkish), and two alphabets (Latin and Arabic).

SZTC plans to increase its language and alphabet range by adding other Turkish dialects as well as Russian and Cyrillic alphabet.

SZTC's correspondence address is:

Style Guidelines

In general, following rules are to apply to writing for SZTC articles:

1. Title of the article: Title should be suitable for the content and one that expresses it best, and should be in bold but not italic letters. The title should consist of 15 words at the most.

2. Name(s) and address(es) of the author(s): Name(s) and surname(s) should be written in the next line of title. The institution the author is associated with, her/his contact and e-mail addresses should also be specified in the next line of name(s) and surname(s).

3. Abstract and keywords: At the beginning, the article should include an abstract in the language of article, briefly and laconically expressing the subject in 100-150 words. There should be no reference to used sources, figure and chart numbers. Leaving one line empty after the body of abstract, there should be key words, minimum 5 and maximum 8 words. At the end of the article there should be titles, abstracts and key words in English and Turkish or Persian. If the author have not possibility to translate into Turkish or Persian, it will be provided by SZTC without any payment.

4. Main Text:

4.1. Font size and page: Main text should be typed in MS Word program in Times New Roman font type, 12 type size and 1.5 line on A4 format (29/7x21cm) paper. There should 2.5 cm free space on the margins and pages should be numbered.

4.2. Quotations: Quotations should be with quotation marks; in quotations less than 4 lines between lines and those longer than 4 lines should be typed with indent of 1.5 cm in block and with 1 line space in 10 type size. Passages that need emphasizing should not be bold but in italic.

4.3. The number of words: The long articles should be between 6,000-15,000 words; the short articles between 3,000-5,000 words; the case studies between 1,500-3,000 words; the article and book reviews between 1,500-3,000 words; the papers, essays, and interpretations on actual problems between 500-1,500 words.

4.4. Section Headings: Main, interval and sub-headings can be used in order to obtain the well-arranged narration of information in the article and these headings may be numbered if necessary. Main headings (main sections, references and appendices) should be in capital letters; interval and sub-headings should be bold and their first letters in capital letters; at the end of the sub-headings writing should continue on the same line after a colon (:).

4.5. Citations: The cited references should be shown within the text, by not using the footnote style.Authors should avoid using footnotes as much as possible. Footnotes should be used only for explanations and numbered automatically. In order to indicate sources in footnotes, authors should use the principles of in-text citation.

References within the text should be given in parentheses as Tanpınar (2000: 35) or (Tanpınar 2000: 35). When sources with several authors are referred, the name of the first author is given and for others ‘et. al' is added such as(Gökay et al. 2002). Full reference, including the names of all authors should be given in the list of references. If the name of the referred author is given within the text, then only the publication date should be written: “Tanpınar (1976: 131) on this issue ….”

In the sources and manuscripts with no publication date, only the name of the author; in encyclopedias and other sources without authors, only the name of the source should be written. In secondary sources quoted, original source should also be pointed to: “Köprülü (1926: 11) ...” (in Çelik, 1998: 32) or (Köprülü, 1926: 11 as cited by: Çelik, 1998: 32).

Personal interviews can be indicated by giving the last name(s) and the date(s); moreover they should be stated in the references.

4.5.1. Exception: If author(s) has/have used the endnote style for cited within the texts of the paper, essay, and interpretation on actual problems, there is no problem, it can be published on SZTC site.

4.6. Endnotes: The Endnotes should only be used for explanation, and at the end of the text.The endnotes should be listed by numbers starting at number 1. Each one of endnotes should not exceed 100 words. In order to indicate sources in endnotes, authors should use the principles of in-text citation.

4.7. Tables, Figures and Pictures: Tables should have numbers and captions that written in 10 type size. The table number caption should be written at the top, aligned to the left and should not be in italics. Tables should be placed where they are most appropriate in the text. The numbers and captions of the figures and pictures should be written at the bottom, aligned to the left. The caption should immediately follow the number. Below is sample table.

Table 1: Information about the publication on SZTC

Types of publication


Number of pages

Number of cited works







































5. References: Should be at the end of the text in alphabetical order, in one of the ways shown below. If there are more than one source by the same author, then they will be listed according to their publication date; sources of the same author published in the same year will be shown as (1980a, 1980b):

Behrengi, Samed. [1975] (2012). Küçük Kara Balık. Farsca’dan Türkçe’ye çéviren: İlknur Özdemir. İstanbul: Kırmızı Kedi.

Tanpınar, Ahmet H. (2000). Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü. İstanbul: Dergah Yayınları.

U.S. Bureau of the Census. (1960). Characteristics of Population. Cild. 1. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Articles in Periodicals:

Goodman, Leo A. (1947a). “The Analysis of Systems of Qualitative Variables When Some of the Variables Are Unobservable. Part I—A Modified Latent Structure Approach.” American Journal of Sociology 79(5):1179–1259.

Goodman, Leo A. (1947b). “Exploratory Latent Structure Analysis Using Both Identifiable and Unidentifiable Models.” Biometrika 61(2):215–31.

Szelényi, Szonja and Jacqueline Olvera. (Forthcoming). “The Declining Significance of Class: Does Gender Complicate the Story?” Theory and Society.

Sampson, Robert J. (1992). “Family Management and Child Development: Insights from Social Disorganization Theory.” Pp. 63–93 in Advances in Criminology Theory. Vol. 3, Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts, edited by J. McCord. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Charles, Maria. (1990). “Occupational Sex Segregation: A Log-Linear Analysis of Patterns in 25 Industrial Countries.” PhD dissertation, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Web Sites or Weblogs:

American Sociological Association. (1997). “Call for Help: Social Science Knowledge on Race, Racism, and Race Relations” (ASA Action Alert, October 15). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved October 15, 1997 ( veya

Kao, Grace and Jennifer Thompson. (2003). “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Educational Achievement and Attainment.” Annual Review of Sociology 29:417–42. Retrieved October 20, 2003 (


Deschenes, Elizabeth Piper, Susan Turner, and Joan Petersilia. Intensive Community Supervision in Minnesota, 1990–1992: A Dual Experiment in Prison Diversion and Enhanced Supervised Release [Computer file]. ICPSR06849-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06849.


6. Appendixes: Should be added after list of the references with caption at the top in bold aligned to the left and should not be in italics. When there are more than one appendix, the captions of the appendixes should be included numbers and colon on the same line. 

Translated Texts: The translated text will be sent to publication on SZTC must have permit from owner of original text. Also original text of the translation should be sent both as Word files or PDF.

Historical documents and audiovisuals in the archive attribute: The documents and audiovisual materials will be sent to publication on SZTC must have brief explanation and reference.

Evaluation of the Submitted Article, Interpretation, Issue, Paper and Translation

Firstly, the submitted paper, issue, interpretation, articles or translation examined for compliance with the principles of editorials. If the submitted study was not found suitable for specified editorial critters, it will be returned to author(s) for revision. Author(s) should be completed the review and necessarily adjustments within 15 days, and sent back the study.

The studies which was deemed appropriate to specified editorial critters will be sent to two refereesknowledgeable in the field relevant to the topic of the study. If one of the reports of referees is positive and another is negative after review; the study may will be sent to another referee for second and final time, or the reports will be evaluated by the editorial board for final decision on publication of the study.

Author(s) will be informed by emailing if his/her/their article(s) and other kind of study(es) or material(s) which are not deemed appropriate for publication on site.


The Languages

SZTC serves in three languages: Turkish (AZE) and (TUR), English, and Persian. Turkish service includes two alphabets: Latin and Arabic litters. Furthermore, articles and other kind of studies in other Turkish dialects, Russian, Bulgarian, German, French, Arabic and etc. may be published, upon the evaluation and decision of the Editorial Board as necessary.


Submission of Articles and Other Kind of Studies

The articles duly prepared in accordance with the principles set forth should be sent to: mail box. Also author(s) should be sent a CV about her/himself that should not exceed 150 words in MS Word file. Minor formally editing may be done by the Editorial Board.


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