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Author Guidelines

1. Articles either in English or Turkish are accepted. Articles should be submitted online through our website ( in MS Office Word format (97/03/07). All submissions should be done through our website (submissions via mail will be rejected).

2. Submitted articles should be unpublished work and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

3. Acceptance of an article for publication automatically transfers copyright of the article to METU Studies in Development.

4. Manuscripts should be typed double spaced and should not exceed 30 pages.

5. Turkish manuscripts should contain "extended summary" (not more than 2 pages) in English.

6. Titles and subtitles should be short.

7. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and titled.

8. Decimals should be separated by a full-stop. Digits should not be separated by commas.

9. Equations should be numbered consecutively. Equation numbers should appear in parentheses at the right margin. In cases where the derivation of formulas has been abridged, the full derivation must be presented on a separate sheet for referee use (not to be published).

10. References should be listed on a separate page. (Not on a separate document but on a separate page!).

11. Title page which should be submitted separately as a supplementary file should include a cover page in MS Office Word format (97/03/07). To facilitate anonymous reviews, indication of authorship should appear only on this page. This separate cover page must contain the following information:

(i) the title of the manuscript;

(ii) the name of the author(s);

(iii) institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s);

(iv) an abstract of not more than 100 words.

(v) full contact information of all authors (address, phone, e-mail etc...)

*Cover page should NOT be in the same file that contains your manuscript.

*It should be submitted at the 4th step of submission.

*Absence of an appropriate supplementary file as described above is a rejection reason before starting review process.

12. All references should be cited in the text (not in footnotes) by giving the last name of the author, year of publication, followed by, if necessary, reference to pages.

Some examples are: "... It has been argued (Mann, 1979: 76-8)"; "... Lieberman (1979: 35) states"; "... Leibenstein (1957a: 18-30; 1957 b:18-20)"; "... (Musgrave and Musgrave, 1976: 286)"; "... (Bulutay et al., 1976)"; "... (Thirlwall, 1973; Singh, 1975: 206)".

The page numbers for articles in periodicals and edited books must be indicated. References should appear as follows.

Books: FOROUTAN, F. (1996), “Turkey 1976-85: Foreign Trade, Industrial Productivity and Competition,” in Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries, Eds. M. J. Roberts and J. R. Tybout, A World Bank Book, Washington, pp. 1-64.

Periodicals: ŞENSES, F. (1991), “Turkey’s Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Program in Retrospect and Prospect”, The Developing Economies, XXIX-3, 210-234.

Collections: TAYMAZ, E. (1998), “Trade Liberalization and Employment Generation: The Experience of Turkey in the 1980s”, Economic Reforms, Living Standards, and Social Welfare Study (edited by Ana Revenga), Vol II Technical Papers, Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

13. The text has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, ";;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Author";;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

14. A cover page is ready to be submitted at the 4th step of submission as a supplementary file. Cover page should consist of title and abstract of manuscript, author names, affilations, e-mails and postal adresses.

15. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

16. Submissions that do not satisfy these conditions will be sent back to authors for resubmission.


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. Before you submit:

    A - Is the subject matter appropriate for METUSD?

  2. Physical Presentation:

    A- Is a seperate cover page with Author name(s) and contact information prepared?

    B- Are the headings appropriate and do they follow the recommended outline?

  3. Title:

    Is the title concise? Does it reflect the proposed research?

  4. Research Aims/Objectives (Introduction):

    A - Are the aims/objectives clearly stated? Have they been achieved at the end? B - Have the importance of research and motivation for analysis been demonstrated?

  5. Literature Survey:

    A- Is the background to the paper explained?

    B- Does the literature review demonstrate an understanding of the topic?

    C- Is the literature current, or is there a justification for non-current material.

  6. Methodology:

    A - Is there a coherent strategy for data analysis?

    B - Have there been data constraints? If so, have they been properly discussed?

    C- Given the aims of research is proposed methodology apprpriate. If so, have the short-comings been stated?

  7. References:

    A- Is the referencing complete in the paper and at the end? (publisher, place, page number as appropriate)

    B- Is referencing consistent in style throughout?


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