Cyprus International University

2-4 May 2018 / Kyrenia / North Cyprus



Author Guidelines

The journal of folklore & literature is a Cyprus International University publication that publishes original work in the fields of folklore, literature, anthropology, language and linguistic based on analysis and research conducted in accordance with scientific methods. The scope of the journal includes a variety of different pieces that range from original theoretical works, original research and analyses, documents and interpretations, applications or application based works, educational works, meta-analyses, critiques, evaluations, and book reviews. 

This journal provides  immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

General Principles 
The Journal of folklore & literature Management (Preliminary Evaluation Committee, Publication Committee, and Editor) checks all submissions for plagiarism by submitting articles to the Ithenticate® plagiarism detection site prior to evaluating any of the journal articles. Papers over 20% similarity  percentage will not be accepted for evaluation. Basic publication principles include: article originality, high potential to receive citations, and suitability with academic standards. The scientific, ethical, and legal responsibilities for articles published with DOI registration belong to the authors. Papers submitted in the field of psychology must have ethical committee approval, especially for articles being submitted as original research that contain human participants and/or animal subjects. It is imperative that articles sent to folklore & literature have not been published anywhere else and that they are structurally appropriate with the instructions indicated below. 

Articles can be written either in Turkish or English. Scientific articles’ word count should 2500-5000 words (with references).

Authors whose articles are accepted for publication will receive a hard copy of the journal and a pdf of their article. No royalties will be paid to the author. Published articles can be published elsewhere as long as it stated in the masthead.

Scientific - Academic Principles 
The goal of a scientific article is to disseminate its findings acquired from research conducted by experienced field researchers, to the larger scientific community. Scientific ethics is the starting point of a study. TUBA (Turkey's Scientific Academy) defines ethics as "the field of thought where people contemplate on the foundations of living a moral life and based on these foundations, they differentiate between right and wrong, search for accurate behaviors, and develop theoretical and scientific tools that can be applied". This perspective is the basic principle underlying article acceptance for the Journal of folklore & literature. The journal publishes articles that are in accordance with TUBA and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)'s publication principles.

Articles with exceptional academic quality that are accepted to the journal should contain an Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion section. In the introduction, a clear and concise description of the problem the article is covering should be given. In the methods section, how the problem was approached should be described in detail and the choice of scientific method used should be explained and justified. In the results-discussion section, examination of the findings via the scientific method should be described and suggestions for future research as well as developmental implications should be offered

Peer Review Process 
Articles sent to the journal are initially examined and evaluated according to their appropriateness with the journal's publication principles and publication rules as determined by CIU's Preliminary Evaluation Committee. All other technical additions/changes that are beyond this Committee's jurisdiction are done in collaboration with the author(s). Upon receiving approval from the Publication Committee and Editor, the article is sent to two expert reviewers in the associated field. During the evaluation period, the article will go through a blind review process. In the event of a conflict between reviewer's final reports, the article will either be sent to a third reviewer or a decision will be made by both the Publication Committee and Editor. Authors are required to make the suggested or necessary corrections during the evaluation process. In the event where authors disagree with the suggestions made, they need to indicate this with justifications. The final decision is made by the Publication Committee. Articles sent to the journal are not returned.

Instructions for Authors 
Articles should be written in “Microsoft Word Document” format where “Times New Roman” font and “12” sizes are used. Spacing should be set at 1.5 cm and margins should be 2.5 cm all around. End of sentence words should not be separated according to their syllables. Text orientation should be justified without any indentations, no spacing between paragraphs; however, in the spacing section of MS Word, the “before” option should be set at 6.

First page design:

  1. Author’s name (right corner, aligned right)
  2. Article title (aligned right)
  3. For articles that are translated, the translator’s name (aligned right)
  4. For original Turkish articles, the abstract should be between 150-200 words in both English and Turkish. The English translation of the article’s title is placed under the Turkish title, which is placed over the abstract. For articles in English, a Turkish abstract of at least 250 words should be prepared.
  5. Five to six keywords in the article’s original language, then in the abstract’s language should be provided.
  6. Information to be given as footnotes at the bottom of the page include:
    • Author information, denoted with an (*)
    • In translated texts, information about the translated source in association with the article, denoted with (**)
    • Information about the translator, denoted with (***)


Other Writing and Presentation Rules 
Footnotes and Works Cited should be prepared according to the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual, 6. Primary sources must be indicated when secondary source citations are used. For in-text citations and other technical applications, please visit http://www.apastyle.org/ for further details. 


Notes should be kept to a minimum and should be submitted as numbered endnotes. ***Note: footnote indicators in the text should appear at the end of sentences and follow punctuation marks.


It is essential that the references are formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines, as these cannot be formatted automatically. Please use the reference style as described in The APA Publication Manual (6th ed.). References in the text: These should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Fillmore 1990; Clahsen 1991: 252-253) or, as in Brown et al. (1991: 252). All references in the text should appear in the references section.
References section: References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. The section should include all (and only!) references that are actually mentioned in the text.

Examples Book:
Görlach, M. (2003). English words abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Spear, N. E., & Miller, R. R. (Eds.). (1981). Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Article (in book):
Adams, C. A., & Dickinson, A. (1981). Actions and habits: Variation in associative representation during instrumental learning. In N. E. Spear & R. R. Miller (Eds.), Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms (pp. 143-186). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Article (in journal): 
Claes, J., & Ortiz López, L. A. (2011). Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión defuturidad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expressio of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish]. Spanish in Context,8, 50–72. Rayson, P., Leech, G. N., & Hodges, M. (1997). Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: Some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 2(1), 120–132.

For more information: http://www.folkloredebiyat.org/Anasayfa.Aspx