Writing Rules

Rules of Spelling

The editorial rules of the Journal of Political Psychology are explicitly accepted by authors who submit an article for evaluation and referees who evaluate the article. Articles that don't adhere to the following guidelines are automatically disqualified from the refereeing process before ever reaching the pre-evaluation stage.

  • Turkish and English studies are published in the Journal of Political Psychology, which requires studies to adhere to the language's regulations.
  • The article will be rejected if it has too many spelling errors and if it does not match the scientific criteria.
  • There should be no personal information about authors included in the article text that is submitted for double-blind peer-review.
  • No more than 15 words should be used in the study's title.
  • The title of the studies should be written in 11 pt size and bold letters, with only the initials capitalized.
  • Studies with a maximum of 3 authors are accepted.
  • More than one article by the same author is not included in the same issue.
  • Manuscripts to be sent to the journal should be prepared in Times New Roman font format, with single space and 11 pt.
  • In all articles submitted to the journal, the article title, abstract and keywords in both Turkish and English should be on the first page of the article. These sections should be parallel to each other in both languages.
  • Keywords should consist of at least 3 and at most 7 words.
  • Abstract should be written with a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 250 words.
  • In the abstract section, the purpose, method, basic determinations and results of the study should be stated; Unless required, expressions that require reference should not be used.
  • Research and review articles should not exceed 10,000 words, including everything.
  • Page layout should be 5 from the top, 5.5 from the bottom, 4.25 left, 4.25 cm right and 1 line spacing.
  • The subject headings in the study should be listed from the Introduction with Roman numerals such as I, II, III, ..., and the subtitles should be listed with capital letters such as A, B, C, ....
  • Foreign language words in studies should be written in italics.
  • Figures and Tables should be given in the text.
  • Figure numbers Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3… etc. It should be placed under the figure in bold letters and 10 point size.
  • The title of the figures should be written in 10 points after the figure number is specified.
  • The texts in the figures should be 9 points.
  • The numbers of the tables are Table 1, Table 2, Table 3… etc. It should be placed above the table in bold letters and 10 pt.
  • The title of the tables should be written in 10 points after the table number is specified.
  • The texts in the tables should be 9 points.
  • The sources used in the creation of figures and tables must be specified.
  • Every reference cited in the text should be included in the bibliography, and every source in the bibliography should be cited in the text.
  • After the study is accepted for publication, the primary responsibility for eliminating the problems and deficiencies identified during the preparation of the articles for publication belongs to the authors.
  • Manuscripts whose typesetting are completed for publication are sent to the authors for final review. Authors are expected to submit the revised text to the editor within one week at the latest. Otherwise, the study will be archived. Only formal changes are allowed during the final review phase. At this stage, changes that would seriously affect the content of the study are not allowed. In case of insisting on such changes, the Editorial Board has the authority to send the changed version of the article to the referee evaluation.
  • Do not cite the references to the sources used in the study as footnotes. Citations should be shown in parentheses in the text. APA Style (6th version) should be used while citing and editing the bibliography. Explanations should be given on a separate page at the end of the article, using the end note.


Source in text:

Reference within the text should be done in accordance with the APA Style (6th version).

  • with one author:

… (Eryılmaz, 2019: 100).

  • with more than one author

… (Smith & Petty, 1994: 65).

… (Jerrentrup et al., 2018)

  • If citing authors with the same surnames, the first letter of the name is also used to avoid confusion:

… (A. Johnson, 2001: 25; Y. Johnson, 1998: 17).

  • If two or more works of the same author published in the same year are cited, the letters a, b, c after the year is used to avoid confusion:

… (Ateş, 2015a: 27). … (Ateş, 2015b: 352).

  • In the interviews, letters or e-mails reached through personal communication, the name of the person contacted and the date of the interview should be stated. However, data obtained through personal communication should not be included in the bibliography.


Organization of Bibliography:

  • References should be given only in the bibliography and the alphabetical order should be followed according to the surname of the author.
  • If more than one work of an author is to be included in the bibliography, a new ranking should be made according to the date of publication.

“a, b, c, …” should be used for the same year works and they should be the same in the text.

Example: (1980a, 1980b)

  • Book

Eryılmaz, B. (2019). Tanzimat ve Yönetimde Modernleşme. İstanbul: İşaret Publication.

  • Book with two authors:

Günay, Ü. & Güngör, H. (2011). Türklerin Dinî Tarihi. İstanbul: Rağbet Yayınları.

  • Books that more than two authors:

Oğuz, M. Öcal et al. (2010). Türk Halk Edebiyatı El Kitabı. Ankara: Grafiker Yayınları.

  • Book Chapter

Watson, J. (1998), Engineering Education in Japan After the Iwakura Mission, I. Nish içinde, The Iwakura Mission in America and Europe: A New Assessment (s. 108-112), Surrey: Japan Library.

  • Articles with two or three authors

Joly, J. F., Stapel, D. A., & Lindenberg, S. M. (2008). Silence and table manners: When environments activate norms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin34(8), 1047–1056. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167208318401

  • Articles with more than three authors

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185


See for detailed information: (https://apastyle.apa.org/).







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