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Author Guidelines



  1. Business and Management Studies: An International Journal is a peer-reviewed journal which is published 3 times per year, 4 times from 2019 on. Scientific and original articles in business and management areas are published in the journal.
  2. Articles which are sent to be published in the journal can be written in Turkish or English. Articles which will be published in the journal should be proper with writing and linguistic rules. Scientific and linguistic responsibilities of the articles published in this journal belong to the author(s).
  3. All articles should be sent via web site of the journal ( Author(s) should prepare their articles in accordance with the proper to publication rules of the journal and ethic rules. Articles which are not proper to rules are not evaluated. Articles published or submitted for publication elsewhere are not evaluated.
  4. Articles sent to the journal are presented to the evaluation of two referees by editorial board decision. Articles sent to the journal are published upon refrees’ approval, according to the final decision of editorial board.
  5. During the layout process is running, author(s) should respond the messages, which are about controlling and editing article, within the specified period. If author(s) don’t reply the messages within the specified period, their article is postponed to following issue.
  6. Articles that completed their evaluation process, are published considering their arrival date.
  7. More than one article of one author are not published in same issue.



1.    Length of studies which are sent to publish should not exceed 20 pages including appendix and references section. Papers should be written using “Times New Roman” in MS Word. Studies should be formatted on A4 paper. The margins of paper should be 2,5 cm for all sides. Main headings should be written using 14 nk bold, sub-headings should be written using 12 nk bold, paragraphs should be written using 12 nk normal font. All material should be one and half spaced and paragraph spacing should be 6 nk. The first line of the paragraph should be indented by 1,25 cm.

2.    Title of article should be comprehensible and proper with subject of the article.

3.    Articles which are sent to publish must be must involve minimum 1 or maximum 3 JEL (journal of economic literature) classification codes at two digit level. The link below can be used to determine which JEL classification code is proper with subject of the article.

4.    Citations in text must be done according to the rules determined by APA (American Psychological Association).  Notes must be added into footnotes with a font size of 8 font. In text citations, the author’s last name and the year of publication and page number of the publication for the source must appear in the text. If there is not an author name, institution name must be used instead of author name. For example (Yılmaz, 2008:15), (Öztürk and Akdoğan, 2010:225), (Öncü et al., 2005:10-12), (DPT, 2011:320).

5.    Studies must include Turkish and English abstracts which not exceed 150 words. At most three key words must be written below the abstract. Abstracts must be written using italic, 10 font size. Line spacing should be single-spaced and paragraphs should be justified both right and left sides.

6.    Subsections of the article must be numbered as 1. (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. in hierarchical numbers starting from introduction section.

  1. References must be written with a font size of 10 at the end of paper. References should be started after last page of the text and listed with alphabetical order according to last name of authors If an author’s more than one studies is referred, source which has older publication date should be written first. If an author has more than one studies in the same year is referred, alphabetical symbols (i.e. a,b,c..) must be used with the years in references and also in text citations. For example; 2010a, 2010b, 2010c, etc. If any author’s single and more than one author’s studies are referred, his/her single author study must be written first. References must be written based on APA citation rules. (e.g. Last Name, First letter of first name. (Date), Name of Study, Place of publication: Press.)

8.    The links below could be visited to get detailed information about APA citation rules.

9. There is no charge for publishing articles in our journal.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission to be sent to our journal should not be published or submitted to another journal before.
  2. Because of the double blind refeering method, author's name should not be written on the article.
  3. Author(s) of the studies acknowledge that their studies can be published in any issue of the journal which is determined by the editor. 
  4. Form of the text should be as follows: Paper format is A4, margins are 2,5 cm on both edges, main title is 14nk bold, sub-headings are 12nk bold, text is 12nk regular, line space is 1,5 line, paragraph space is 6nk, paragraphs are indented 1.25 cm.
  5. Bibliography should be at the end of the text under a separate title. Sources should not be enumerated and they should be put in an order according to authors’ surnames. APA format should be used for bibliography.
  6. While applying for the texts with two or more authors, all authors should be added according to “the Order on the Text” at the 3rd Metadata Entry Stage ( 3rd Step: Entrance of Metadata related to the Submission), and an author should be identified as “the first contact person for editorial communication” 
  7. Texts should be submitted in the word file format and smaller than 1 MB.
  8. For cancellation of assessment and publication, texts submitted to the journal can be withdrawn within 7 days at the latest as from the application date by the author(s). After 7 days, texts cannot be withdrawn even if they have been taken into referee assessment process.
  9. Articles submitted in English will be taken into linguistic assessment before scientific assessment. Author(s) applying with an article in English will be accepted after completion of linguistic assessment. For linguistic assessment process please click.
  10. Texts will be checked for plagiarism and articles with a plagiarism rate above 20% will not be assessed and will be rejected.
  11. It is necessary for our all subscribers as Reader, Author, Referee and Editor to add their ORCID Number to their registration information. Assessment process for articles from authors who have not entered their ORCID Number will not be started.

    You can get your individual ORCID for free at  ttp://
  12. Please pay $50 to the journal bank account as the article application fee. If article is accepted for publication, you have to pay $50 more. Please click for details.

  13. Please visit the Journal Workflow Schema page under the heading "About" on the main page for the publication evaluation process and workflow chart in our papers.


Copyright Notice

Business & Management Studies: An International Journal (BMIJ) protects the published articles within the context of 'Creative Commons (cc by-nc-nd 4.0)' license. Authors are deemed to have accepted that.


Privacy Statement

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 200.00 (TL)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 200.00 (TL)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.