p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet,
Recep Öztürk,
Salih Murat Akkın,
Süphan Nasır
2017 Volume 7
  Call for Papers
  Manuscript Preparation
Deomed Publishing
  Call for Papers

Dear Academicians,

In Turkey, no matter what the subject, it is difficult to make discussions based on scientific data. Similarly, discussions related with higher education are mostly based on observations and oral culture. Even though, we want to express an opinion by referring a scientific research; it is difficult to find a scientific periodical database with this topic. However, we need scientific and periodical publications about higher education not only for individual intellectual development; but also for developing institutional strategies that will directly affect higher education systems. Higher Education Strategy and Research Association (YÖSAD) decided to publish Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education in order to fulfill the need of collecting and reaching the information about the higher education issues. The objective of Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education is to create a scientific platform to disseminate ideas on higher education and discuss the common problems and issues of higher education that are shared internationally by scholars.

Higher Education Strategy and Research Association is planning to publish its inaugural issue at the first quarter of the 2011. You may find detailed information about the mission, scope and submission guide of the journal in the Call for Paper brochure. Esteemed academicians, who have been contributing the field of higher education with their studies and experiences, accepted to be in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education.  In the near future, scientists from both international and national arena will also join the Scientific Advisory Board of the Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education.

Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal; so the manuscripts that are sent to the journal will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process. Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education invites authors to submit case studies, conceptual and empirical research papers concerned with all aspects of higher education such as teaching in higher education, structuring of universities, quality assurance system in higher education, scholar and career development, finance of higher education, trends in higher education, entrepreneurial education, innovation, research & development strategies in higher education, the relations among university, society, industry, and business world, campus life in higher education, the transition from high school education to higher education, etc. Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education also accepts submissions such as letter to the editor, book reviews, obituaries, abstracts of postgraduate thesis, viewpoints about legislation and implementations, news and announcements about higher education. Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education is devoted to examine higher education issues in a comprehensive way. 

Higher Education Strategy & Research Association plans to deliver the journal to all universities. The journal accepts articles in both Turkish and English; by this way Higher Education Strategy and Research Association aims to reach world’s leading institutions and create a scientific platform to disseminate ideas on higher education not only nationally but also internationally. Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education also aims to be in well-known social science indices by sustaining its continuity and scientific quality.

Editorial board of the journal would like to thank authors and referees in advance for their valuable contributions to our journal in reaching our goals. We believe that your invaluable contributions will be a great benefit not only for the journal but also for the Turkish higher education system.

Best Regards,

Editorial Board


Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education invites authors to submit manuscripts concerned with all aspects of higher education in an interdisciplinary way.  Original conceptual and empirical research papers, case studies, viewpoints, letters to the editor, research notes, and book reviews are the types of submissions that the journal covers. Publication decision for original conceptual and empirical research papers and case studies is based on peer review process. However, publication decision for letters to the editor, viewpoints, book reviews, postgraduate thesis abstracts, news and announcements is given by editorial board.

Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education welcomes the following types of submissions: 

• Original empirical research
• Conceptual research
• Case Studies
• Literature review
• Editorial
• Viewpoint
• Historical View
• Letter to the Editor
• Book Review
• Obituary
• Abstracts
• News
• Announcements

The coverage of Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Educationbasically includes but not limited with the following topics:

• Teaching in Higher Education
• Structuring of Universities in Higher Education
• Quality Assurance System in Higher Education
• Scholar and Career Development in Higher Education
• Finance of Higher Education
• Trends in Higher Education
• Entrepreneurial Education, Innovation, Research & Development Strategies in Higher Education
• The Relations among University, Society, Industry, and Business World
• Campus Life in Higher Education
• The Transition from High School/College Education to Higher Education

  Manuscript Preparation

Except following ones, common rules (APA, 2009) suggested by American Psychological Association (APA) widely used in social sciences are valid when preparing manuscripts to be published in Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (

Manuscripts should be prepared by Word 6.0 or higher versions as double spaced and aligned to the left with 11 font size of Times New Roman leaving a space of 2.5 cm on page edges. It should be paid attention not to exceed 25 pages including reference list and tables/figures/pictures including text (except title page).

Sections required to exist in manuscripts are:

Page 1–Title Page
Page 2–Turkish Title, Abstract and Keywords (will be provided by the publisher for the submissions from outside Turkey)
Page 3–English Title, Abstract and Keywords
Page 4 and next pages–Main Text
Next page–References
Next page–Table Description and Table (each table should be specified on a separate page)
Next page–Figure Legends and Figures (each figure should be specified on a separate page)
Last page–Appendices (footnotes, survey forms etc.)

Title Page

The manuscript titles should be written on the first page of all manuscripts together with name(s), surname(s), academic titles of authors under manuscript title. On one line below, name and city of institution of author(s) where study is performed should be given (as authors from different department or institution are specified). Below them, running heading not exceeding 80 characters should be given which is desired to appear on upper top part of continuing pages when journal is published. Also corresponding address and phone number, also fax number and e-mail if any, should be given with author name on title page. Fund or organization name, if any, supporting the study should be written on the bottom part of this page and it should be specified on a separate line in the same section if the study was presented at a congress or at a similar scientific meeting before (provided that only its abstract was published). Information such as name and affiliation should not be specified directly or indirectly on any page except title page.

Abstract Page

Abstract should be written on a separate page including minimum 150 and maximum 250 words following the title. Following the abstract on abstract page, there should be at least 3 keywords separated with comma, ordered alphabetically and written by lower cases.

Main Text

Original research articles should be presented with four main sections. First section is the part where introductory information is given without any title. Titles of following sections which are Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions (when required, Conclusion and/or Acknowledgment additionally) should be written, respectively. This standard is not needed in other manuscript types; however, the text (except introduction section) should be submitted as separated into subtitles. Each subtitle should be written as distinguishing into subtitle categories and more.


References should be listed alphabetically without placing an order number in the beginning. All references should be referred within the text.

 • Citation within the text

In order to citing within the text, surname of author and publication date of the work is given within parenthesis. In citations with up to five authors, all author names should be given. Citing works by two authors should always contain both author names. A work by three to five authors should be cited with listing all the authors at first time. In subsequent citations only the first author’s name followed by “et al.”. In citations of the works by six or more authors, only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” should be used.

— Example: (Uyanik & Kandir, 2010) or (Meyer, Ramirez, Rubinson, & Boli-Bennet, 1977) or (Gottfredson et al., 2008)

If referring will be done by using author name in the beginning or middle of the sentence, only publication year of related source is given within parenthesis.

— Example: Uyanik and Kandir (2010) think different on the subject… or According to Gottfredson et al. (2008)…

When direct citations are used, page numbers should be specified additionally.

— Example: (Uyanik & Kandir, 2010, p. 119)

When it is required to cite more than one work at the same sentence, sources are specified within parenthesis by ordering author names alphabetically separated with semicolons.

— Example: (Gottfredson et al., 2008; Uyanik & Kandir, 2010)

 • Reference list

It should be prepared according to general examples given below. In publications with two to seven authors, “and” conjunction should be used before the last author. In publications with more than seven authors, after sixth author’s name an ellipses in place of the author names should be used and than the final author name should be given. There should be no more than seven names. The titles of periodical publications should be written as italic without any shortening. On references related with books, it is required to write book names as italic and with lower cases except initials. Publication place (city) and publisher should certainly be specified on references of books without DOI (digital object identifier) code and edition number in books with more than one edition. DOI code is written on source page by placing a colon without any space after DOI phrase with lower case.

Article example of periodical publication:

Gottfredson, N. C., Panter, A. T., Daye, C. E., Allen, W. A., Wightman, L. F., & Deo, M. E. (2008). Does diversity at undergraduate institutions influence student outcomes? Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(2), 80-94.

Article example of periodical publication showing continuity on journal issue number but not showing continuity on page numbers among issues:

Mizikaci, F. (2010). Isomorphic and diverse institutions among Turkish Foundation Universities. Egitim ve Bilim, 157, 128-139.

Article example of periodical publication including online published DOI code without printed issue and page number yet:

Meer, J., & Rosen, H. S. (2010). Family bonding with universities. Research in Higher Education, doi:10.1007/s11162-010-9174-3

Example of book:

Witt, S. L. (1990). The pursuit of race and gender equity in American academe. New York: Praeger.

Example of book with more than one edition:

Raudenbush, S. W., & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchical linear models (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Example of book with editor:

Brown, O. G., Hinton, K. G., & Howard-Hamilton, M. (Eds.). (2007). Unleashing suppressed voices on college campuses: Diversity issues in higher education. New York: Peter Lang.

Example of book chapter:

Niemann, Y. F. (2003). The psychology of tokenism: Psychosocial realities of faculty of color. In G. Bernal, J. E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, & F. T. L. Leong (Eds.), Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology (pp. 100–118). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Example of a chapter from book series:

Paulsen, M. B., & Toutkoushian, R. K. (2008). Economic models and policy analysis in higher education: A diagrammatic exposition. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research. (Vol. 23, pp. 1–48). New York: Springer.

Thesis example:

Cowan, L. Y. (2006). An examination of policies and programs used to increase ethnic and racial diversity among faculty at research universities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Electronic reference examples:

Electronic documents obtained through World Wide Web (www) are listed as below:

— Example 1: ÖSYM. (2009). High education statistics. Accessed through <...> on March 15th, 2010.

— Example 2: The Economist. (2004, Jan 8). The curse of nepotism. Accessed through <...> on March 15th, 2010.

Figures, Pictures and Tables

They should be numbered in different categories in the manuscript and Roman numerals not to be used in numbering. Table descriptions should be on top of the tables. Figure legends should be presented on separate pages according to their orders. Figures prepared by vectorial software (drawings and graphics) can be saved in TIF or EPS format. Color figures should be saved in TIF format as RGB (8 bits), black/white drawings should be saved in EPS format. Pictures should be prepared in 300 dpi resolution and be in TIF or JPG format. Non-standard abbreviations may be used in figures, tables or pictures when required. In this case, those non- standard abbreviations should be explained below related title or figure/picture. Figures, tables or pictures published before can only be used for comparison purposes and by receiving written consent from their author or publisher (copyright holder) and by referring the source.


Explanations desired to be given in a separate page (as a footnote) can be given in this part for not allowing them to occupy place within text. Related footnotes given with order number as exponential character within square bracket in required places within text should be presented in this part (endnotes). It is not suggested to authors to use endnotes unless it is unavoidable. Except that, other elements such as survey form, map, plan, etc. can be given in appendices part. Descriptions related with them also should be given in this part. When it is needed to present more than one additional material, separate order number should be given by Roman numbers for each addition.

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