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Notes for Contributors

Boğaziçi Journal, Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies publishes articles in English. Submissions should be sent either to http:// This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it / utilizing Microsoft Word or to one one of the editors at the following address: Boğaziçi Journal, Review of Social Economic and Administrative Studies, Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bebek, 34342, Istanbul, Turkey. Papers submitted to the Journal should not exceed 12,000 words and should be accompanied by a 100 word abstract. The entire manuscript should be typed double-spaced with wide margins. The authors should also submit a brief autobiographical note.

Title Page

To facilitate an anonymous review, a separate title page should be prepared carrying the article's title, author's full name, current position, affiliation, mailing address and telephone and fax number(s). The first page of the manuscript should only carry the title and no mention should be made of the author's name. Any acknowledgements should also be included on the first page with asterisk.


The headings in the text should not be numbered or preceded by letters. Main headings should be typed in capitals and centered on the page, secondary headings should start flush at the left margin and be typed in small letters with major words capitalized. Lower level leads should be in the form of paragraph headings with only the initial word capitalized followed by a period and then the text on the same line. Lower level headings should be underlined. Dividing manuscripts into more than three levels of subheadings should be avoided.

Notes, Appendices, Tables and Figures

Notes should not be used to cite references (see References below). Any notes to supplement discussion in the text should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the paper under the heading "Notes". Likewise, appendices, tables and figures should be numbered and placed at the end following "Notes" and "References". The positioning of the tables and figures in the paper should be indicated in the text as follows.

Put Table / Figure 1 about here


Reference to a publication should be made in the text by citing the name of the author and the year of publication, observing the following convention:

  • 1. When the name of the author is used in the text, only indicate the date in parentheses, e.g., "Crozier (1964)..."
  • 2. When the name of the author does not appear in the text, include in parantheses both the name of the author and the year of publication separated with a comma. If more than one publication is cited, the authors' names should appear in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolons, e.g., "...(Mintzberg, 1983; Pfeffer and Salancık, 1978)..."
  • 3. When a publication has more than two authors, cite only the name of the first author, followed by "et al.," e.g., "...(Christensen et al.,1985)..."
  • 4. In all cases, if page numbers are to be given, indicate them following the year of publication separated by a colon, e.g., "...Thompson, (1967: 34)..."

A full alphabetical list of references in the text should be provided under the heading "References" on a separate page at the end of the paper following "Notes."

The following examples show the conventions to be observed:


Thompson, J.D. (1967). Organizations in Action. New York: Mc Graw - Hill.


Pfeffer, J. and Novak, P. (1976). "Joint Ventures and Inter-Organizational Interdependence," Administrative Science Quarterly, 21: 398-418.

Chapters in Books

Aldrich, H. and Mandlin, S. (1978). "Uncertainty and Dependence: Two Perspectives on Environment," in L. Karpik (ed.), Organization and Environment: 149-170. London: Sage.


Gioia, D.A., Brass, D.J. and Sims, H.P., Jr. (1981). "The creative use of short-cycle video-tape technology: From single student to large lecture learning." Paper presented at the 8th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Boston, Massachussetts, (month).

In the list of references please give all the information in the language of the reference.