Submissions and Policies

Preparing Your Paper


Your paper should be prepared in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; Conclusion acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendixes (as appropriate). Please note that table(s) with caption(s) and figures with figure captions should be in the text where they belong. Not as a separate page(s).

Page Limits

Please include a page count for your paper.

As we do not seek any words limit, please remember that a typical paper for this journal should be no more than 10.000 words, inclusive of tables, references and figure captions.

Style Guidelines

Please refer to TUSED template and guidelines for authors when preparing your paper, rather than any published articles and then please check your manuscript ‘s style before sending to editorial board.

Please use single quotation marks, except where ‘a quotation is “within” a quotation’. Please note that long quotations should be indented without quotation marks.

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word format. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template(s).

Word templates are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.

If you are not able to use the template via the links (or if you have any other template queries) please contact


Please use APA 7 reference guide when preparing your paper.

Submission Guidelines for Journal of Turkish Science Education

1.The manuscripts should be typed on one side of A4 white paper (16 x 24.7) sized 12 point, 1.5 spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and using Times New Roman writing style. The papers should be prepared with Microsoft Word software 6.0 or above. Footnotes should be avoided and endnotes kept to a minimum. All pages should be numbered.

2.The first page of manuscript's (title page) consist of title, authors’ names, e-mail addresses and their affiliations, orcids number, type of article (e.g. theoretical, book review) abstract and keywords. After that page manuscript continues with title, abstract, main text, acknowledgements, references, appendix, figures and tables. 


a) Title should followed by the authors’ names and last names. Authors’ academic position and institutions should be written under it. In addition, the full postal address, fax and telephone numbers of the author(s) who will check proofs and receive correspondence and offprint should also be included (look at h).

b) Each article should include an informative, comprehensive abstract of 120 to 250 words with 10 type size. The abstract should explain the critical information related to the paper's aim, method, findings, results and conclusions. Three to five key words should also be given after the abstract.

c) Main text should start with a new page. In research-based manuscripts, main text should sequentially include the introduction, aim, method, findings, discussion, result, conclusion, and references.

d) Method part should include expanded knowledge about the sample, data gathering tools and used material, data analysis and interpretation methods.

e) References should start with a new page and it should follow the American Psychological Association System ( APA 6 Publications Manual). The manuscript should be checked carefully to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. The full references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper.

f) Appendixes should be placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list. In studies aiming to develop a measurement scale, items in the tool should certainly be situated either in the main text or in the appendix.

g) Tables should be typed out on separate sheets and included as part of the text, numbered by Roman numerals and figures by Arabic numerals and no wider than 12x18 cm pixels.

h) Figures and captions to illustrations: Each figure should be given without separation in the same page.

k) Authors' notes should be started in a new page. In this section, all authors should give the names at last five studies, place and date of publication. If the study is a dissertation's abstract or some institutions support the study, the names should be given.

NOTE: Manuscripts not prepared according to the directions above will not be taken into consideration for publication in the Journal of Turkish Science Education.

English editing resources

Authors for whom English is a second language have to choose to have their manuscript professionally edited or proofread after acceptance in order to improve the English of their manuscripts. It is mandatory for TUSED.

Note that after acceptance there will be a copyediting process that authors have to edit and profread their article. Please send your articles if you agree with that criteria. We necessitate OREGDA that we have an agreement will enable the TUSED users or authors to have some advantages. Authors can contact with them using 

All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and TUSED does not have or envisage any profit.

APA style resources

Information and online courses covering the Publication Manual 7 of the American Psychological Association may be found online at

Checklist: What to Include

  1. Author details.All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted. 
  2. Should contain an unstructured abstract of 120-250 words.
  3. No more than 6 keywords.
  4. Funding details.Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows: 
    For single agency grants 
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]. 
    For multiple agency grants 
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].
  5. Disclosure statement.This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research. 
  6. Data availability statement.If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). 
  7. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).
  8. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.
  9. If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that equations are editable.
  10. Please use SI units (non-italicized).

Using Third-Party Material in your Paper

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.