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Author Guidelines

Writing Style and Page Layout

Manuscripts submitted to Business and Economics Research Journal should be written in Microsoft Word format with Calibri 11 font size and single-spaced. Page layout should be A4 format, and margins should be 3cm for all page sides. Page numbers should be located on the right bottom side of the paper. The manuscripts that are not suitable for the conditions related to the formatting are returned to the author(s) without sending them to the referees.


The total length of any manuscript submitted for publication should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including appendices and references. However, longer papers can be taken into the evaluation process if Editor and/or Editorial Board approve.

Title Page

The title (cover) page must contain the following information:
– The title of the manuscript,
– The name and academic titles of the author(s),
– ORCID iD of the author(s),
– Institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s),
– Full contact information of the author(s) (address, phone, e-mail, etc.),
– Type of article (Research, Review, Case Study, …etc.),
– Any acknowledgments the authors care to make.

The manuscript title should be written in bold (first letters in capital letters) and in the center of the page. Also, the name and contact information (address, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.) of the author(s) should be written at the center of the page.

When the authors include more than one researcher, a person responsible for correspondence with the Editorial Board of the Journal should be indicated. If the corresponding author is not indicated, the Editorial Board will contact the author who submitted the manuscript to the Journal.

The title page should be saved separately from the blinded manuscript and uploaded to the system as a separate file.

Blinded Manuscript

The manuscript file includes the parts of the study. No author’s details should be present within this file. A manuscript submitted to the Journal should include the following parts:
– Title,
– Abstract, keywords and JEL codes,
– Introduction,
– Main text,
– Conclusions,
– Endnotes (if there is any),
– References and
– Appendices (if there is any).

Title of the Manuscript

The main heading of the manuscript should be suitable for the content and it should consist of 12 words at the most. The manuscript title should be written in bold (first letters in capital letters) and in the center of the page. English title should be written in Turkish manuscripts.

Abstract, Keywords, and JEL Codes

The manuscript should include an abstract in Turkish and English at the beginning of the article in Turkish manuscripts (Articles in English are not required a Turkish abstract). The abstracts should concisely present the aim or the purpose of the study, the methodology, the results, and the conclusion remarks. The length of each abstract should be minimum 150 words and maximum 180 words. References are not cited within the structured English or Turkish abstracts, and the abstracts must not contain abbreviations. Five (5) keywords that are important and relevant to your manuscript should be written both in English and Turkish.

The manuscript should also contain at least two classification codes according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), in addition to the keywords.

Main Text and Section Headings

The main text should be in Microsoft Calibri with 11 pt. The whole main text should be justified. Paragraph spacing before and after a single paragraph (6 nk) should be given. The first line of the paragraph is to be shifted by 1 cm from the left margin. Headings and sub-headings of the manuscript should be numbered as 1., 1.1., 1.1.1. in hierarchical numbers. The headings should be partitioned not more than 3 levels. The sub-heading after level 3 should be written in italic and bold. The headings should be numbered beginning from the Introduction, without the exception of References. All heading should be written bold, but only the first letters should be capitalized. Before a heading (12 nk), and after a heading (6 nk) should be given.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively, as Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, and Tables and figures should be placed where they are most appropriate in the text. The titles of the tables and figures should be placed at the heading of the table or figures, and references belonging to table or figure should be under them. The figures and tables with their names should be centered in the text. In the tables and figures, the font size may be 9 pt at least. Figures and tables should be separated from the text by a one-line interval. Complex and long tables or data can be put at the end of the study as appendixes.

Mathematical Notations and Equations

Mathematical equations in the text should be centered. Equations should be numbered consecutively, and equation numbers should appear in parentheses at the right margin. Between an equation and text, there should be an interval of (6 nk).


Citations in the text should be made using the link method according to the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style. In-text citations, the author’s last name, date of the publication, the number of the quoted pages (if there is a specific quote from a source used) should be mentioned. If the name of the referred author is given within the text, then only the publication date should be written. If there are two authors, the surnames of both should be given. When there are 3-5 authors in the cited source, surnames of all authors should be listed in the text for the first citations. Afterward, only the surname of the first author followed by “et al.” should be written. When there are six or more authors, only the surname of the first author followed by “et al.” should be written for the first and subsequent citations. If there are more than two authors, the surname of the first author only should be given, followed by “et al.. When an author has published more than one cited document in the same year, these are distinguished by adding lower case letters (a,b,c, etc.) after the year and within the parentheses. For multiple references, the citations should be ordered chronologically and separated with semicolons.

Examples of Citations in the Text

Approximately 40% of the trade between the EU and the US is between parent companies and foreign subsidiaries (Stewart, 1993).

There are three strategic objectives of international transfer pricing (Hoshower & Mandel, 1986: 53)

Hoshower and Mandel (1986: 53) stated that there were three strategic objectives of international transfer pricing.

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) shows no statistically meaningful relationship between systematic risk (beta) and returns (Fama & French, 1996a, 1996b).

There is a relationship between customer satisfaction and profitability (Anderson, Fornell, & Lehmann, 1994). Anderson et al. (1994) found that highly satisfied customers were willing to pay premium prices.

Bilici, Mete, Soylu, Bekaroglu and Kavakci (1998) investigated the association between the level of burnout and demographic factors. Bilici et al. (1998) found that demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and marital status contributed to academic burnout.

The results of prior studies have confirmed the hypothesis that high job satisfaction is associated with low burnout (Dolan, 1987; Penn, Romano, & Foat, 1988; Rocca & Konstanski, 2001; Sobreques et al., 2003).

Footnotes and Endnotes

Explanations in the main text should be given at the end of the article before the references section, and they should be written in order.


The list of references should be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript. Each citation in the text should be listed in the References section, and references that are not cited in the text should not be written in the References section. If the author referred to more than one publication from the same source, the oldest publication should be listed first. If the author referred to more than one publication from the same source published in the same year, the publications should be numbered using the letters a,b,c…, as citation in the text. If one author’s several publications, some with one with two or more authors, are referred to, the publications with one author should be written first. Page numbers of articles published in the journals and chapters in the edited books should be written.

Examples of reference formats are shown below.


Yurdakul, F. (2008). Türkiye’de kayıtdısı ekonomi: Bir model denemesi. Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi, 63(4), 205-221.

Hoshower, L. B., & Mandel, L. (1986). Transfer pricing policies of US-based multinationals. The International Journal of Accounting, 22(1), 51-59.

Fama, E., & French, K. (1996a). Multifactor explanations of asset pricing anomalies. Journal of Finance, 51, 55-84.

Fama, E., & French, K. (1996b). The CAPM is wanted, dead or alive. Journal of Finance, 54, 1947-1958.

Anderson, E. W., Fornell, C., & Lehmann, D. R. (1994). Customer satisfaction, market share, and profitability: Findings from Sweden. Journal of Marketing, 58(3), 53-66.

Bilici, M., Mete, F., Soylu C., Bekaroglu, M., & Kavakci, O. (1998). Bir grup akademisyende depresyon ve tukenme duzeyleri. Journal of Turkish Psychiatry, 9(3), 181-189.

Sobreques, J., Cebria, J., Segura, J., Rodriguez, C., Garcia, M., & Juncosa, S. (2003). Job satisfaction and burnout in general practitioners. Aten Primaria, 31(4), 227-33.


Seyidoglu, H. (2001). Uluslararası finans (3rd ed.) İstanbul: Guzem Yayınları.

Alpugan, O., Demir, H., Oktav, M., & Uner, N. (1995). İsletme ekonomisi ve yonetimi. İstanbul: Beta Yayınları.

Gujarati, D. (2006). Temel ekonometri (U. Senesen & G. G. Senesen, Trans.). İstanbul: Literatur Yayınları.

Dayananda, D., Irons, R., Harrison, S., Herbohn, J., & Rowland, P. (2002). Capital budgeting: Financial appraisal of investment projects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Blank, L., & Tarquin, A. (2002). Engineering economy. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Edited Books

Ceylan, A. (2006). Belirsizlik kosulları altında sermaye butcelemesi. N. Aydın (Ed.), Finansal yönetim (pp. 189-204). Eskisehir: AOF Yayınları.

Modigliani, F., & Miller, M. (1998). Sermayenin maliyeti, sirket finansmanı ve yatırım teorisi. (S. Soydemir, Trans.) C. Erol (Ed.), Finans teorisinin temel makaleleri (pp. 165-204). İstanbul: SPK Yayınları.

Beumee, J. G. B., Hilberink, B., Patel, S., & Walsh, P. (1999). Hedging derivative credit risk. In L. Donaldson (Ed.), Derivative credit risk (pp. 185-196). Great Britain: Risk Books.

Internet Sources

Mun, J. (2006). Real options and Monte Carlo simulation versus traditional DCF valuation in Layman’s term. Retrieved April 10, 2006, from

Internet stocks: Valuations and trading strategy (2000). Retrieved March 25, 2006, from

Müderrisoğlu, O. (2006, 21 Ağustos). Anadolu yaklaşımı 70 bin KOBİ’ye hayat verecek. Sabah Gazetesi. Retrieved October 20, 2007, from

Computer and Internet Security (2000). Retrieved March 24, 2002, from

Other Sources

Türkiye Bankalar Birliği (2007, Mayıs). Küçük ve orta büyüklükteki işletmelerin mali sektöre olan borçlarının yeniden yapılandırılması programı bilgilendirme notu.

DPT (2000). İklim değişikliği özel ihtisas komisyonu raporu. Sekizinci beş yıllık kalkınma planı, Ankara.

Sudarsanam, S., Sorwar, G., & Marr, B. (2003, October). Valuation of intellectual capital and real option models. PMA Intellectual Capital Symposium.

Yılmaz, B. (2003). Turkey’s competitiveness in the European Union: A Comparison with five candidate countries – Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the EU15. Ezoneplus Working Paper No. 12.