Publication Manual

Dear Authors,

We would like to thank for your contributions to our publications.  We would like to give your some basic information about our publication journey. Please read them carefully and send us email or call us if you have any questions:

(1) Your abstracts will be published in our e-abstract book after the conference takes place.

(2) Our publication associate will be responsible for the publication process. Please send your questions to him at

(3) Authors should submit their manuscripts in .doc or .docx format by emailing at The file name for the manuscripts should have (1) corresponding author’s surname and (2) Paper ID. (Example: ICBAY_1234.docx)

(4) The publication process for our international edited books will take up to one year.

(5) You can submit only one full-text for publication if you have two presentations in the conference.

(6) All of the manuscripts should be proof-read by professional editors and follow APA citation format. Our editors will reject any paper that does not have proper English proficiency or APA format.

(7) Manuscripts must be between 8 and 10 single pages (reference list included). The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font with Times New Roman.

Manuscript Template

APA Guide

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

IASSR Manuscript Publication Guide
The manuscripts to be submitted to IASSR books and Journals should be prepared according to the following manuscript template. Manuscripts sent to IASSR Book Publication must be between 8 and 10 single pages.

The title of the study should reflect the content clearly and be comprehensive. Except for the linkers, each word should be capitalized.

The basis of the research topic, summary related with the parts of the study, the significance of the subject in the academic literature, the importance of the study, research problem and aims should be explained in a detailed fashion in the introduction.

The type, research group, data collection tools, validity and reliability, data collection techniques, data analysis, limitations and ethical committee approval (if necessary) of the research should be explained exhaustively.

The results of the study should be explained with tables, diagrams, graphics or pictures in a way that supports the aim and problem of the study.

In the light of the importance of the study, the results should be discussed referring to literature and author opinions.

The main ideas driven from the discussions should be explained.

Those people or institutions who were of little help in the shaping of the study should be acknowledged.

References should be prepared according to APA 6 – Citation Guide.

Texts, Tables and Figures
Authors should pay attention to the template of the examples given in the Template for the titles of Tables and Diagrams and text properties.
12 nk space before and after Tables and Diagrams
Tables and their titles, Font size: 10
Table and its number, Bold. E.g.: Table 1. Table Title
If the diagram is a graphic and editable, the title and internal text should have a font size of 12 with Times New Roman.
Diagram and its number, Bold. E.g.: Figure 1/Diagram 1. Figure/Diagram Title
If the diagrams include a picture or a visual that cannot be edited it should be transferred into Word with 300 DPI resolution and the original diagram should be uploaded via Upload Supplementary Files in the 4th step of Submiting a Manuscript.

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

Pre-review Process
In the pre-review process, the field editors evaluate the introduction and literature, method, findings, results, discussion parts of the studies in detail with respect to the publishing policies and scope of the journal as well as originality. As a result of this process, those studies that are found unacceptable are returned within four weeks the latest together with the field editor report. And the studies which are deemed appropriate are assigned to reviewers.

Assigning Reviewers
Reviewers are assigned according to the content of the studies and their subject of expertise. The field editor who reviews the study recommends two reviewers, based on their subject of expertise, from the reviewer pool of Education and Science or a new reviewer related with the subject of study addressed in the article. The recommendations are then evaluated by the editors and the studies are passed on to the reviewers who are obligated to guarantee that they will not share any document or detail about the study they review.

Reviewer Reports
The reviewer reports are based on the originality of the studies, methods, ethical considerations, consistent presentation of the findings and results and analysis of the studies with respect to literature. In the review process, reviewers are not expected to redact the study.

Editorial Board Decision
Based on the review done by the field editor and reviewers, editors report the views of the editorial board to the author(s) at the latest along with the suggestions made by the field editor and reviewers. In this process the studies that are not accepted for publication are returned without request for plagiarism detection. The final decision about the accepted studies is made based on the results of the plagiarism detection report.

How long does the Publication Review Process last?
It is anticipated that the publication review process of the studies submitted to IASSR be completed in between 8-12 months. However, the period during which editors or reviewers ask the author(s) to do editing and the author(s) complete the editing is not included in this time frame.

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 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 IASSR during the submission process cannot be submitted to other journals/books for review unless they are approved for withdrawal.

Publication Ethics
The publication process at IASSR is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improves the quality of the studies. Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. IASSR expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

Plagiarism Detection
In accordance with its publishing policies, IASSR oblige each study to be detected for plagiarism to protect the integrity of the study.

Language Editing
The language of the manuscripts submitted to IASSR must be accurate in terms of rules of grammar and scientific literature and must have a plain and clear language quality. Manuscripts should be written in fluent language and free of foreign words. If the manuscripts are edited before they are submitted for review, the process of publication gets healthy.
The editorial board may demand that the manuscripts be edited for language mistakes during the review process or after acception. The author(s) who has been requested to get his/her manuscript edited must do it.