Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  • Academy Journal of Educational Sciences [ACJES] accepts the articles that will be sent only on open journal system. 
  • The authors should upload their articles after writing or editing them abiding by journal’s article template. 
  • APA 6 style should be used for in-text citations and writing references. Please click on the link to get information about APA 6 style.
  • The studies sent to the journal are expected to consist of 15-20 pages (or 7500-10000 words).
  • Whether the article uploaded to the system by the authors will be taken into evaluation is decided by investigation of editorial board.

Writing Rules

  • The studies that will be sent to ACJES should be prepared on “Article Templates” below.
  • ACJES Article Template

Heading Levels

First Level Heading

(centre justified, first letters capitalized, bold) 

Second Level Heading

(flush left, first letter of each word is capitalized, bolt)

Third level heading

(flush left, only first letter of the first word is capitalized, bolt) 

Fourth level heading

(flush left, only first letter of the first word is capitalized, bolt, italic)

Fifth level heading

(flush left, only first letter of the first word is capitalized, italic)

Text Features

  • Article text should be written with Raleway typeface, 1 row spacing and 10 type sizes. Indent from left should not be done when starting a new paragraph. 1 row spacing space should be left between paragraphs.

Tables and Figures

  • Raleway typeface, 8 type sizes should be used when the tables are prepared. 1 row spacing space should be left between table number (Table 1, Table 2, …) and the text. The sub-line should be used after the table number is written and the table name should be written justified, italic, each word’s first letter capitalized.
  • 1 row spacing space should be left between the text and the figure when the figures are prepared. Figure number (Figure 1. Figure 2. italic) and name of the figure should be written under the figure. Name of the figure should be written next to the figure number.


  • The references should be listed alphabetically when the bibliography is indicated. 
  • The references should be organized alphabetically when citing multiple references in the text.

Giving References/Citing-Quoting


When citing a reference directly the original text is transferred as the same (even the spelling errors are not changed). If the expression quoted is less than 40 words it is indicated in double-quote “ ” and the reference is indicated.

“………………….”  (Çepni, 2014, p. 150). or  According to Çepni (2014) “………………….”(p. 150).

“………………….” (Altun & Arslan, 2006, p. 7). or According to Altun and Arslan (2006)  “………………….”(p. 7).

“………………….”  (Creswell, 2014, p. 71).  or According to Creswell (2014) “………………….”(p. 71).

“………………….” (Petticrew & Roberts, 2006, p. 27).   or   According to Petticrew and Roberts (2006)  “………………….”(p. 27).

When quoting, if the expression quoted is more than 40 words, the text is written in a separate paragraph by blocking (downsizing the type) and 1,5 cm recessed without using double-quote. 


In citation, the original text is expressed by changing and the reference is indicated.

Single Author Studies

  • (Bilgin, 2008), (Bilgin, 2008, p. 5), According to Bilgin (2008), According to Bilgin (2008, p. 5)
  • (Lewis, 2000), (Lewis, 2000, p. 64), According to Lewis (2000), According to Lewis (2000, p. 64)

Double Author Studies

  • (Yıldırım & Şimşek, 2016), (Yıldırım & Şimşek, 2016, p. 103), According to Yıldırım and Şimşek (2016), According to Yıldırım and Şimşek (2016, p. 103)

Three, Four and Five Authors Studies

In the first citation in the text, surnames of all authors are written. For following citations, first author’s surname is written and other authors are indicated as ‘et al.’ in text or in parentheses.

  • Büyüköztürk, Çokluk-Bökeoğlu and Köklü (2016) in their study… (in-text first citation)
  • The studies done (Büyüköztürk, Çokluk-Bökeoğlu & Köklü, 2016)… (in-text first citation)
  • Büyüköztürk et al. (2016) in their studies… (following citations)
  • In their studies (Büyüköztürk et al., 2016)… (following citations)

Six or More Authors Studies

Only first author’s surname is given, other authors are indicated as ‘et al.’ in text or in parentheses. 

  • Bernard et al. (2004) in their studies…
  • In their studies (Bernard et al., 2004)

Citing an Author’s Multiple Studies in the Same Year

  • (Altun, 2004a, 2004b), (Freire, 2014a, 2014b)

Citing an Author’s Multiple Studies in the Same Year

  • (Çepni, 2010; Çepni, 2013), (Jacobs, 2002; Jacobs, 2007)

Citing Authors with the Same Surname 

  • A. Demir (2010) and M. Demir (2015)

Institutional Publishings 

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM] (2000) (first citation)
  • (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2000) (first citation)
  • NCTM (2000) (following citations)
  • (NCTM, 2000) (following citations)

Reference Samples

Single Author Book

Baykul, Y. (2016). İlkokulda matematik öğretimi. Ankara: Pegem Akademi.

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Washington DC: Sage publications.

Single Author Translated Book

Piaget, J. (1969). The psychology of the child (H. Weaver, Trans.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

Double Authors Book

Petticrew, M., & Roberts, H. (2006). Systematic reviews in the social sciences. A practical guide. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Double Authors Translated Book

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published 1814).

Three Authors Book

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2011). Research methods in education.Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Edited Book

Coady, N., & Lehmann, P. (Eds.). (2008). Theoretical perspectives for direct social work practice. A generalist-eclectic approach. New York: Springer.

Chapter in an Edited Book

Carraher, D. W., Schliemann, A. D., & Schwartz, J. L. (2008). Early algebra is not the same as algebra early. In J. J. Kaput, D. W. Carraher, & M. L. Blanton (Eds.), Algebra in the early grades (pp. 235-272). Newyork: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, NCTM.

Chapter in a Translated Book

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Araştırma yaklaşımının seçimi. İçinde S. B. Demir (Ed.), Araştırma deseni: Nitel, nicel ve karma yöntem yaklaşımları (Çev. M. Bütün) (s. 3-23). Ankara: Eğiten Kitap.


Farmaki, V., & Paschos, T. (2007). The interaction between intuitive and formal mathematical thinking: A case study. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology38(3), 353-365.

Trawick-Smith, J., Swaminathan S., & Liu, X. (2016) The relationship of teacher-child play interactions to mathematics learning in preschool. Early Child Development and Care186(5), 716-733.

Submission Published in Proceeding Book

Ginsburg, A., & Leinwand, S. (2008). Singapore math: Can it help close the U.S. mathematics learning gap? In Z. Usiskin, & E. Willmore Mathematics Curriculum in Pacific Rim Countries-China, Japan, Korea and Singapore: Proceedings of a Conference (pp. 265-282). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Post-graduate Theses

Jacobs, S. (2002). Advanced Placement BC calculus student’s ways of thinking about variable (Doctoral dissertation). Arizona State University, USA.

Foreign Language Materials

Molinari, E., & Labella, A. (2007). Psicologia clinica: Dialoghi e confronti [Clinical psychology: Dialogue and confrontation]. Milan: Springer.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (1997, June 12). Peru jiken chosa iinkai no hokoku ni tsuite no Ikeda Gaimu Daijin no kishakaiken [Press interview with Foreign Minister Ikeda on the report of the investigation committee on the Peru Incident]. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Retrieved from index.html

Yıldırım, A., & Şimşek, H. (2013). Sosyal billimlerde nitel araştırma yöntemleri [Qualitative research methods in social sciences]Ankara: Seçkin Publishing.


Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1999). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Incorporated.

Onomatopoeia. (n.d.) In Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary. Retrieved from


Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopedia  Britannica. (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Reports or Other Institutional Texts

MoNE (1977). Report by the ministry of national education supervision council. Ankara: MoNE Publications.

Legal Texts such as Law, Regulation, Guidelines

Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005). 


The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008, Accessed 23 Apr. 2008.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003, Accessed 10 May 2006.