Guide for authors

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√ Final Checklist

Please be sure that you completed the following steps:

The authors must specify the article category (original, book review, translation etc.).
Nesir accepts original and as yet published manuscripts. The submitted manuscripts should not be under review for another publication.
The authors must declare if their manuscripts have any sponsor or connection with any business corporation.
The articles’ language must be edited.
The articles’ citation style must be Chicago 17th Edition.
The authors must review the rules written in “Guide for Authors.”
The authors must submit copyright form.
The authors must share copyright warrants if they use any published materials such as visual works and tables.
Cover page must include:

  • The category of the article.
  • The title (in Turkish and English.)
  • The authors’ name, surname, and affliation (university, faculty together with city and country), e-mails.
  • The main author’s e-mail, correspondance address, work phone and mobile phone numbers,
  • The ORC-ID numbers of all authors.

The main text of the article.

  • The main text must not include author(s)’s personal identity information.
  • The title (in Turkish and English.)
  • Abstract (75-150 words, in Turkish and English)
  • Keywords (4-8 words, in Turkish and English)
  • The chapters of the main text,
  • Financial support (if any)
  • Acknowledgements (if any)
  • Bibliography
  • Tables-visual works, images (if any, please specify the title, descriptive notes)

1. Submitting a manuscript

  • Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies accepts the manuscripts written in English and Turkish.
  • Nesir publishes the original articles, review articles, short articles, letters to the editor, book reviews, interviews and translations.
  • The submitted book reviews and interviews must contribute to the field, literary studies.
  • For interviews and book reviews, the authors should select recent topics and books within the scope of interdisciplinary literary studies.
  • A book review must be beyond a summary, and must discuss reviewed book’s theoretical and/or practical contribution to the field.
  • Nesir accepts original and as yet published manuscripts, and submitted manuscripts should not be under review for another publication.
  • The authors can submit their manuscripts in the form of MS Word document, and send them to [email protected].
  • The manuscript and folder must not include any information about author’s identity, personal information and affiliations must be written on the cover page.

2. Preparing and submitting the Article

The authors may send two separate MS Word documents: Cover page and manuscript document. Cover page must include title (in English and Turkish), author(s) name, surname, and affliation (university, faculty together with city and country), e-mails, correspondance address, work phone and mobile phone numbers, all authors’ ORC-ID numbers. Manuscript document must contain main text, title (in English and Turkish), keywords (both in English and Turkish), article’s main chapters, acknowledgements (if any) and bibliography, financial support (if any), visual works, images and tables (if any).

  • Title
    • Each article must have a short, concise and comprehensive title in English and Turkish.
    • Titles should not be more than ten words.
    • Titles (in English and Turkish) should be written in bold and their font size should be 14 . The main chapters should be centered, and subheadings should be left-alingned.
    • Between the title and text, authors should leave one line.
    • Subheadings must be numbered in accordence with their degress. (eg. 1.1., 1.1.1.)
    • All titles must be hierarchically and serially numbered.
  • Abstracts
    • All articles must include brief and concise English and Turkish abstracts.
    • Abstracts should be between 75 to 150 words, and they should reflect article’s aim, methods and significant findings.
    • Abstracts’ font size must be 10 and they must have one line spacing.
  • Keywords
    • Each article should have at least 4 and at most 8 keywords.
    • Articles’ keywords must be written in English and Turkish. Apart from the first keyword’s capital letter, all keywords must be written in lower case. Authors should array keywords according to their importance. There should not be a dot in the end of the keywords section.
    • Authors should carefully select their keywords to expedite readers’ survey of relevant articles.
  • Main Text
    • An article, including footnotes, tables, figures and appendices, should be between 3000 to 7500 words but abstracts and bibliography are not included in the word count.
    • Manuscripts’ font size must be 12 and line spacing must be 1,5.
    • Page margins must be 1,75 (upper and lower margins) and 1,25 (left and right margins.)
    • We recommend non-natives submitting articles in English to take professional editing help before submission.
    • Due to peer-review principles, main text must not include authors’ any personal identity information.
    • Articles’ electronic copies should not exceed 8 MB.
  • Preparing the Tables and Visuals
    • Authors must locate tables, figures and visuals into their original places. In text, authors should refer to the tables, figures and visuals in brackets.
    • Authors must number tables and figures, and must give a brief description and reference.
    • Authors must entitle tables as follows: “Table 1. Title of the Table.” The title must be written before the table.
    • The title of the visual be must written under the visual work. Authors must entitle them as follows: “Visual 1. Title of the Visual.”
    • The visual works can be either black&white, colored or grayscale.
    • The visuals must be sent in 300 dpi jpeg format, and they must be attached to the e-mails.
  • Citations
    • We recommend authors to limit their block quotations.
    • Authors must put their less than three-lines quotes in quotation marks.
    • Quotations more than three-lines must be separated from the text by leaving one line blank space, and leave one cm on the left and right margins.
    • Block quotations’ font size must be 10.
    • Authors must not put block quotations in quotes.
    • After block quotations, authors must leave one line blank space.
  • Lines and Paragraphs
    • Lines and paragraphs should begin from left side of the page.
    • New paragraphs must be one tab and space indented. Authors should not leave space between paragraphs.
  • Symbols, Abbreviations ve Shapes
    • Authors must locate the symbols, abbreviations and shapes according to the International System of Units (SI Units).
    • In the first usage of an abbreviation, the full name must be given in brackets.
  • Mathematical Sentences
    • Authors must use mathematical symbols and formulas of MS Word document, and should not use another program or application.
    • Authors should be careful to correctly define all symbols and avoid vaguness.
    • The differences between number one (1) and letter I, and differences between number zero (0) and letter O must be clear.
    • The equation numbers must be in brackets and must be consecutively arranged.
    • All equation numbers must be at the right side of equations and must be specified in the text.
  • Acknowledgements Section
    • Authors may write their acknowledgements and personal notes in the end of the text as a separate section.
    • According to blind peer-review principles, information about the author(s)’s identities and instutions is not allowed.
    • In the acknowledgement section, if there is information about authors and their institutions, a section might be added to the end of the text. In such circumstances, authors can send their acknowledgements and personal notes after acception.
  • Footnotes and Bibliography
    • Authors must write in accordance with Chicago 17th Edition Citation Style’s writing, footnote and bibliography rules.
    • Footnotes must be numbered throughout the manuscript.
    • Footnotes must be put after the punctuation mark.
    • Line spacing must be 1 and font size must be 10 in the footnotes.

3. Book Review

      • Book reviews must be between 500 to 1000 words.
      • Authors do not need to write an abstract for book reviews.
      • Authors must use Times New Roman, and font size must be 12, line spacing must be 1,5.
      • Page numbers must be at the bottom of the page and left-aligned.
      • Book review’s title must be same with the reviewed book.
      • The reviewed books’ cover photos should be sent via e-mail in jpeg format (300 dpi).
      • In the begining of the book review, information about the book must be written as follows:

Book Title

Author’s name and surname

City: Publishing House

XX Pages

ISBN 0-111-1111-1111

4. Plagiarism and Check for Ethical Principles

At first, before sending manuscripts to the referees, the editorial board evaluates the articles in terms of ethical rules. iThenticate checks the plagiarism, and we share the report with referees and authors for their consideration via e-mail. The percentage of similarity must be less than 15%. Editorial board resends the manuscripts, having similarity between 15%-30%, to the authors, and asks them to edit the content. Editorial board rejects the articles having more than 30% similarity.

Authors are responsible of their articles’ contents. Asking permissions for published texts, tables, visuals and so on, is the responsibility of the author.

5. Review Process

At first, the editorial board reviews the submitted manuscripts in terms of form, citation style, and topic. Editorial board sends the articles, which are convenient for publishing, to at least two reviewers to evaluate manuscripts’ convenience to scientific standards. Our journal follows blind peer-review principles, so referees do not see the authors’ names and institutions, they may only see manuscripts’ record no. Editorial board evaluates the book review, translations, and letters to editors, no other review process takes place.

Editorial board may directly reject a manuscript without initiating blind peer-review process, in such circumstances editorial board declares reasons and justification to the author.

Editorial board and referees evaluate the manuscripts approxiamately in 60 days. This period extends if referees or editorial board asks editing and corrections from authors. Editorial board selects the reviewers or referees.

Due to blind review principles, the authors and referees names remain unknown. Referees evaluate manuscripts in terms of their methods, originality and ethical convenience, and decide whether is it publishable or not. Acceptions and rejections of the manuscripts is based on the referees’ decisions and recommendations. If both referees regards a manuscript as publishable, the article will be published in the following issue. If referees do not establish a consensus, or if one referee accepts and other referee rejects the manuscript, editorial board assigns a third referee. Third referee’s report may determine the decision. If two referees’ decisions are negative, the editor informs the editorial board.

If referees and editorial board ask for corrections and editings in order to publish the articles, authors must send them in 15 days via e-mail. Authors must consider the reviews and corrections given by referees and editorial board. We recommend authors to briefly explain their corrections in their e-mail.

6. Copyright and License

Submitting a manuscript to Nesir means that submitted manuscript was not published before, is not under the review for another journal and all authors confirm that it can be published in Nesir. Author(s) also confirm that they transfer all rights of their article to Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies Editorial Board. Authors accept that they cannot publish the article in another language and in a different journal/book etc. without permission. Authors have to sign and upload Copyright Form together with their manuscripts.

The content and each article in the journal is licensed through Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Therefore, works’ share and usage by reference/citation are allowed.

7. Fees

Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies is an open-access journal, and it does not ask any fees for submission of manuscripts, evaluation process, and publishing. It also does not ask fees for reviews and DOI number. All process of submission, evaluation and publishing is free.