Writing Guidelines

Title Page (Author Information and Work Title)

  1. Titles of the Paper
    • Titles in Turkish and English should be written in Tahoma serif font, 12-point size, and bold.
  2. Author Information
    • Authors' titles, names, surnames, ORCID numbers, affiliations, and email addresses should be listed left-aligned and one below the other under the title.
  3. Sorumlu Yazar
    • The corresponding author's name, surname, ORCID number, address, phone number, and email address must be provided in full.
  4. Reviewer Suggestions
    • At least two reviewer suggestions should be included in this section.

Article Text

  1. Title
    • The title of the work should be written in Tahoma serif font, 12-point size, centered, with only the first letters capitalized. Authors' names should not be included in this section.
  2. Abstract
    • Under the "Abstract" heading, the text should be between 150 and 200 words, written in Tahoma serif font, 11-point size, and in a single paragraph.
    • The abstract should succinctly cover the main points of the work.
    • Turkish and English abstracts should be on the same page, listed one after the other.
  3. Keywords
    • Keywords should be written in Tahoma serif font, listed alphabetically, separated by commas, and should include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 words.
  4. Sections of the Article
    • The article text should consist of the following sections: "Introduction", "Method", "Results", "Discussion and Conclusion", "Recommendations", and "References".
    • Main headings should be centered, with only the first letters capitalized, in Tahoma font, 12-point size, and bold.
    • Subheadings should be left-aligned.
    • The text should be double-spaced and justified (block text).
    • Spacing should be 18 pt before and 6 pt after main headings; 12 pt before and 6 pt after subheadings; and 6 pt after paragraphs within the text.
    • Margins should be set to 2.54 cm on all sides.
  5. References
  • All references used in the article should be listed in accordance with APA 7 format. This section is crucial for supporting the credibility and validity of the article.
  • References should be in 11-point Tahoma, with a 1 cm indent, and spaced 6 pt before and after.


    • If necessary, this section should be written in Tahoma serif font. The acknowledgements should include individuals who contributed to the research but are not listed as authors, as well as institutions providing financial support.

Tables and Figures

  • Numbering

All tables and figures should be numbered sequentially (Table 1, Figure 1).

  • Titles and Explanations

Descriptive titles and necessary explanations should be added to tables and figures.

  • Placement

Tables and figures should be placed in appropriate locations within the text.


  • Supplementary Documents

If there are supplementary documents, they should be numbered as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc., and referenced within the text.

Copyright and Licensing

  • Licensing Policy

Articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows others to use and share the article, provided they give appropriate credit to the author.

  • Copyright

The copyright of all articles belongs to the authors and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Ethical Principles

  • Ethical Approval

A statement confirming that the research adheres to ethical standards should be included. Ethical approval from relevant committees is required for studies involving human or animal subjects.

  • Conflict of Interest

Authors must declare any potential conflicts of interest.

Submission Process

  • Submission

Articles should be submitted through the journal's submission page.

  • Review

All articles are subject to a double-blind peer review process.

  • Publication Fee

There is no publication fee for articles accepted for publication in our journal.


Research Guidelines and Requirements

Authors submitting manuscripts to our journal should prepare their articles in accordance with the relevant guidelines listed below:

  1. Randomized Research Studies and Clinical Trials:
  2. Observational Original Research Studies:
  3. Studies on Diagnostic Accuracy:
  4. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis:
  5. Experimental Animal Studies:
  6. Nonrandomized Evaluations of Behavioral and Public Health Interventions:
  7. Genetic Association Studies:
  8. Qualitative Research:

Conflict of Interest Statement:

Our journal adheres to the criteria set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest related to their manuscript using the ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form. Please complete the form by clicking on the ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form link and submit it along with your manuscript.

Please ensure that your manuscripts adhere to the specified guidelines to facilitate a smoother review and publication process.

Writing Guidelines

When preparing and submitting your research article, please adhere to the following writing guidelines. These rules ensure that your work meets our journal's standards and facilitates a smooth review process.

  1. General Principles

Use of APA 7.0 Style

Your articles should comply with APA 7.0 style. This style includes specific rules for citing sources and preparing a reference list. For detailed guidelines, please visit the official APA style guide website.

  1. In-Text Citations

2.1. Single-Author Citations

  • Parenthetical citations: (Smith, 2020) or (Smith, 2020, p. 25)
  • Narrative citations: According to Smith (2020), sports have positive effects on physical and mental health.
  • Direct quotations: Smith (2020) stated in his study, "quote text" (p. 25).

2.2. Two-Author Citations

  • Parenthetical citations: (Brown & Lee, 2019) or (Brown & Lee, 2019, p. 42)
  • Narrative citations: In the study by Brown and Lee (2019), it was found that...
  • Direct quotations: Brown and Lee (2019) mentioned in their study, "quote text" (p. 42).

2.3. Citations with Three or More Authors

  • Parenthetical citations: (Johnson et al., 2018, p. 30)
  • Narrative citations: Johnson et al. (2018) conducted an in-depth analysis on the psychological effects of sports...
  • Direct quotations: Johnson et al. (2018) noted in their study, "quote text" (p. 30).

2.4. Multiple Sources

  • Parenthetical citations: (Butler, 2017; Lipscomb, 2021) or (Brown et al., 2019, p. 55; Smith & Johnson, 2018, p. 42)
  • Narrative citations: Butler (2017), Lipscomb (2021), and Sanchiz et al. (2017)

2.5. Multiple Works by the Same Author

  • Different Years: Smith, J. A. (2018), Smith, J. A. (2020).
  • Same Year: (Smith, 2021a) and (Smith, 2021b)
  • Reference List:
    • Smith, J. A. (2021a). Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries with Robotic Technologies.
    • Smith, J. A. (2021b). Current Approaches in Technology-Assisted Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
  1. References

3.1. Books

Single-Author Book

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the book (edition). Publisher.
  • Example: Smith, J. D. (2019). Modern psychology (7th ed.). London: ABC Publisher.

Two-Author Book

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the book (edition). Publisher.
  • Example: Lazarus, R. S., & Folkman, S. (2001). Stress, appraisal, and coping (1st ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Group.

Book Chapter

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the chapter. In Editor’s Name (Ed.), Title of the book (page range). Publisher.
  • Example: Johnson, R. A. (2021). The impact of social media. In L. K. Smith (Ed.), Social Media and Society (pp. 45-58). ABC Publisher.

3.2. Journal Articles

Single-Author Article

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. DOI (if available)
  • Example: Johnson, R. M. (2019). The impact of technology on education. Educational Psychology, 25(3), 345-367. https://doi.org/10.13442/esj.322340

Two-Author Article

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. DOI (if available)
  • Example: Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2020). The effect of high protein intake on athletic performance. Journal of Sports Performance, 5(2), 123-135. https://doi.org/10.1234/abcd

Three-Author Article

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. DOI (if available)
  • Example: Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Themes in Turkish literature. Journal of Literature Studies, 8(3), 45-57. https://doi.org/10.5678/abcd

Electronic Journal Articles

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. URL
  • Example: Brown, L. K. (2020). An analysis of exercise intensity in athletes. Journal of Health Informatics, 15(2), 78-94. https://www.examplejournal.com/article123

3.3. Theses

Published Thesis

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the thesis (Publication No.) [Doctoral dissertation, University Name]. Publication place.
  • Example: Clark, E. M. (2018). The impact of climate change on sportss practices (Publication No. 1071453) [Doctoral dissertation, XYZ University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Unpublished Thesis

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the thesis [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University Name.
  • Example: Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

3.4. Encyclopedia Entries

  • Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the entry. Encyclopedia Name, Volume(Issue), page range.
  • Example: Smith, J. P. (2020). Artificial intelligence. Computer Science, 5(1), 123-136.

3.5. Conference Papers

Conference Paper

  • Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of the paper [Paper type]. Conference Name, Location.
  • Example: Karakas, M., Yılmaz, S., & Ersoy, O. (2022, July 10-13). Relationship between performance and nutrition in professional football players: A meta-analysis study [Oral presentation]. 2022 Sports Science Conference, Izmir, Turkey.

Conference Presentation

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Date). Title of the presentation [Presentation type]. Conference Name, Location. URL
  • Example: Evans, A. C., Jr., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. https://convention.apa.org/2019-video
  1. Important Notes
  • DOI and URL Usage: Whenever available, include the DOI of the article in the reference list. If the DOI is not available, provide the URL where the article can be accessed. Use CrossRef to find DOIs.
  • Text and References Alignment: Ensure every in-text citation is accurately and completely listed in the reference list.
  • Avoid Abbreviations: Write out journal titles, book names, or other source titles in full without abbreviations.
  • Page Numbers: Include page numbers for journal articles or book chapters.
  • Volume and Issue Numbers: Provide volume and issue numbers for journal articles.
  • Different Authors in the Same Year: When listing multiple sources by different authors from the same year, include as many author names as necessary to differentiate the citations.

Author Contributions

Accurate and clear specification of author contributions is essential for maintaining the transparency and integrity of the research. Please declare each author's contributions to the article according to the guidelines below.

Contribution Areas and Definitions:

Research Concept and Design:

  • Development of research questions
  • Designing the research
  • Selection of methods and establishment of experimental design

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Data collection
  • Conducting laboratory work and surveys
  • Data analysis and statistical processing

Literature Review:

  • Researching relevant literature
  • Compiling and critiquing existing studies
  • Introducing literature that provides context to the article

Manuscript Writing:

  • Writing the title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections
  • Editing the text and using scientific language

Preparation of Figures and Tables:

  • Preparing figures, graphs, and tables
  • Appropriately placing visual elements within the text

Editorial and Language Corrections:

  • Correcting language and eliminating writing errors
  • Arranging writing style and ensuring proper language use

Critique and Review

  • Critically reviewing the manuscript
  • Evaluating the content for accuracy, logical flow, and suitability

References and Sources

  • Including citations, references, and sources comprehensively and correctly
  • Organizing the cited works

Writing the Conclusion Section

  • Writing the conclusions and discussion
  • Emphasizing the findings and significance of the article

Approval and Revisions

  • Reviewing the manuscript by other authors and editors
  • Making revisions if necessary

Compliance with Ethics and Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

  • Stating adherence to ethical standards
  • Declaring any conflicts of interest

Each author should indicate their contributions by writing their initials in the designated areas on the Author Contribution Statement Form. The template for the Author Declaration Form can be accessed on the templates and forms page.

Author Final Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you conduct final checks before submitting your manuscript to our journal. Please mark all items and provide the necessary information.

  1. Formatting and Style
  • The manuscript is double-spaced with 2.54 cm margins on all sides.
  • The Tahoma font and 12-point size are used.
  • The text is prepared in Turkish or American English and uses SI units.
  1. Manuscript Components
  • The title and short title are included.
  • Abstracts in both Turkish and English are included.
  • Keywords in both Turkish and English are specified.
  • Lists and descriptions of figures and tables are included.
  1. Author Information
  • Full names of all authors are provided.
  • Institutional addresses, email addresses, and ORCID numbers of all authors are specified.
  1. Ethics and Permissions
  • Informed consent has been obtained (if applicable).
  • Necessary permission letters are included (for figures, tables, etc.).
  • Ethical approval from the ethics committee is stated for research involving humans or animals.
  1. Conflict of Interest and Copyright
  • A conflict of interest statement is included.
  • A copyright statement is included.
  1. Additional Information and Appendices
  • A short biography for each author (optional) is included.
  • A photo for each author (optional) is included.
  • Necessary supplementary materials and datasets are included.
  1. Review and Language Corrections
  • Names and email addresses of three suggested reviewers are provided.
  • Language use, spelling, and grammar have been checked.
  • Figures and tables are clear and legible.
  1. References
  • References are formatted correctly and organized according to citation rules.
  1. Key Points of the Article
  • 3-5 key points highlighting the importance of the article are included.

Please complete this checklist and submit it along with your manuscript. 

Visit the "Templates and Forms" section for the forms.