1. Eskisehir Osmangazi University Journal of Social Sciences is a refereed journal and
published twice a year in June and in December.
2. A separate sheet containing author(s) name, family name, title, institution, e-mail
and communication addresses should be sent to the journal along with manuscripts.
Authors should state purpose of their submission explicitly, and their knowledge and
acceptance of editorial policy of the journal by written and signed letter which should
be faxed or mailed to the Journal’s Office.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared by using MS Word 2010 version. The total length of
any manuscript submitted should not exceed 25 pages (A4) including tables, figures,
references and annexes and should be typed in 1.5 line spacing. The font size should
be 10.5 (Calibri). Pages should be numbered. Manuscripts which are not conformable
with the conditions concerning the formatting will not be taken into pre evaluation
process and author(s) will be notified.
4. All manuscripts should contain English Abstract with an English title and a Turkish
abstract with a Turkish title not exceeding 120 words. The abstracts should concisely
present the purpose of the study, the methodology, the results, and the conclusion
remarks. Minimum three maximum five keywords should be given both in English
and in Turkish. Titles and text of abstracts should be written with 9 fonts, 1 line spacing
and using Calibri. There must be no mention about name(s) of the authors in the
manuscript. Titles of manuscript should be very short and represent it correctly.
5. All text is justified, given the space between paragraphs 12nk, except titles left indent
paragraphs should be done. The page margins on all sides should be set to 2.5 cm of
all manuscripts submitted.
6. All titles should be written in bold, left justified (unintended), and only the first letters
of words should be written in capital letter. Manuscripts should contain sub sections
as introduction, method, findings, conclusions and references. Sub-headings
should be numbered as 1, 1.1, 1.1.1.
7. In-text citations APA method should be followed. "The Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association" is published by American Psychological Association
(APA). If needed, explanatory information can be given by footnote.
8. In-text citations, the author’s last name and the year of publication (and page number if necessary) fort eh source should be given. Examples of in text citations with one author, Ozturk (2005) ...; Kaya (2008: 12) ...; Tas (2007: 182-186). Examples of in text citations with two authors: Kaya and Tas (2004) ...; Ozturk and Dogan (2009, 45). In accordance with the APA citation format, when there are 3 to 5 authors in the cited source, list all family names the first time cited in the text: Ozturk, Kaya and Tas (1998: 25-35). Subsequent references to the same source in the text cite only family name of the first author followed by “et al." Example: Ozturk et al. (1998: 25-35). When there are multiple sources to be cited, list the citations in alphabetical order and separate them with semicolons. For example: ... (Kaya, 2008; Ozturk, 2005; Ozturk and Dogan, 2009: 45; Tas, 2007: 182-186). Examples for reference:


De Vaus, D. A. (2014). Surveys in social research. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

Book chapter

McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of nursing practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value: Illumination through critical prisms (pp. 209-224). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Journal article

Cheung, J. M. Y., Bartlett, D. J., Armour, C. L., Laba, T. L., & Saini, B. (2018). To drug or not to drug: A qualitative study of patients’ decision-making processes for managing insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 16(1), 1-26. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1163702

9. Tables and figures should be centered on page and be prepared within the margins
of page and should be without color. Tables and figures can also be placed at the end
of manuscript and before references as annexes if necessary. Tables and figures should
be numbered beginning from 1 separately. Their titles should be short and brief
and only first letter of each word should be written with capital letter. If necessary,
explanatory footnotes and abbreviations may be placed under tables and figures and
their sources should also be placed there according to citations rule in text. Tables
and figures should not contain direct output of software program, rather author(s)
should prepare tables and figures manually.
10. References should be placed at the end of manuscripts. References should contain
only those sources directly used and cited in the manuscripts. Each source should be
placed in the reference by alphabetical order of author’s last name.
11. Journal of Social Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and observes the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement which is based on the recommendations and guidelines for journal editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). For detailed information please visit the website  of the journal which is available at http://sbd.ogu.edu.tr/

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