p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
  Call for Papers
  Manuscript Evaluation
  Manuscript Preparation
  Conflict of Interest
  Editorial Contact
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  Call for Papers
Dear Academicians,

In Turkey, no matter what the subject is, it is difficult to make discussions based on scientific data. Similarly, the discussions related with the higher education are mostly based on observations and verbal culture. Even though we would like to express an opinion on this topic by referring the studies carried on through scientific methodology, we are still having difficulties to find an archive of periodicals which include all the information in one place. However, we need more scientific and periodical publications not only for our individual intellectual efforts, but also for cases which directly affect our higher education such as determining corporate strategies. As Higher Education Strategy and Research Association (YÖSAD), we are publishing Yükseköğretim Dergisi /Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) which contributes to the fulfillment of this need. Scientific Advisory Board, consisting of esteemed academicians who support us with their academic studies and knowledge in the field of higher education, contributes to our journal greatly. We would like to take this occasion to thank all esteemed members who were previously in the Scientific Advisory Board.

All manuscripts submitted to our journal are published thorough peer review of external reviewers from the related fields following the pre-evaluation of the Editorial Board. Our journal primarily includes research papers, literature reviews, case studies and viewpoint articles on practices and legislation on many topics such as education and training in higher education (general educational topics at national or international scale), management, structuring of universities, quality assurance system and accreditation, faculty development, financing, internationalization, diversity, ranking systems, new trends and developments in higher education, innovation/entrepreneurship, R&D strategies, relations among industry and society, campus life and transition to higher education. In addition, letters to the editor, short reports, guidelines, historical views and obituaries, abstracts, and news and announcements on higher education activities are among the paper types of our journal.

We publish Yükseköğretim Dergisi /Journal of Higher Education (Turkey), which includes manuscripts from various fields of higher education as stated above, both in printed and online open-access electronic versions, provide to all universities and academic world in our country, and present to all researchers in the world who work on the field of higher education. Our journal, which is published in both Turkish and English, is not limited only with the borders of our country but has become an international platform where significant opinions and data are shared. Besides, during the first seven years of its publication history, the journal managed to join national indexes such as TÜBITAK ULAKBIM and international indexes such as ESCI in the field of social sciences, and aims to join many other prestigious indexes and databases from now on.

We would like to thank you, who are a significant force to reach these goals, in advance for your future contributions both as authors and peer reviewers as you have done so far. We would like thank you all with the belief that your high quality contributions do not support only our journal but also the higher education.

Editorial Board

Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) primarily welcomes manuscripts concerned with all aspects of higher education in an interdisciplinary manner such as original conceptual and empirical research papers, literature reviews, case studies, viewpoint articles, historical views and letters to the editor. Publication decision for these types of manuscripts except the letters to the editor is based on peer review process that is processed following the pre-evaluation of the Editorial Board. All manuscripts to be evaluated by peer review should contain abstracts, keywords and references. 

There are further types of submissions, which are not evaluated by external reviewers, some of which are written upon invitation and of which publication decision is only given by the Editorial Board, such as short reports, guidelines, obituaries, book reviews, abstracts, and news and announcements on higher education activities.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:

• Original Empirical Research
• Conceptual Research
• Case Studies
• Literature Review
• Viewpoint
• Historical View
• Letter to the Editor
• Short Report
• Guidelines
• Obituary
• Book Review
• Abstracts
• News
• Announcements

The coverage of Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) basically includes the following topics:

• Management of Higher Education
• Policies and Strategies of Higher Education
• Education and Training in Higher Education (general education topics at national or international scale: educational policies, educational competencies, curriculum, programs, educational technologies, assessment & evaluation, etc.)
• Structuring of Universities in Higher Education
• Quality and Accreditation in Higher Education
• Faculty Development in Higher Education
• Financing of Higher Education
• Internationalization in Higher Education
• Diversity in Higher Education
• Ranking Systems in Higher Education
• Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research & Development Strategies in Higher Education
• The Relations among Industry and Society in Higher Education
• Campus Life in Higher Education
• New Trends in Higher Education
• The Transition from High School/College Education to Higher Education

  Manuscript Evaluation
All manuscripts that are submitted to the Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) must be original, unpublished, and not under the review of any other publication. The journal does not publish manuscripts that are previously published as full text in conference proceedings (except in the form of an abstract). Manuscript evaluation process starts with the preliminary evaluation of Editorial Board. The Editorial Board evaluates whether manuscripts are within the scope of the journal or not, and when they are not within the scope, the Editorial Board either rejects them directly or sends back to authors to make the papers comply with publication scope and rules. At the next stage of the evaluation, papers that are within the scope of journal undergo double-blind peer review. The Editorial Board is authorized to suggest required corrections and changes upon the comments and suggestions of reviewers or reject the manuscript at any stage of evaluation. After the acceptance of the paper for publishing, it will be submitted to the publisher where it will be typeset. After page layout process, corresponding author will receive a proof of the manuscript to proofread. Following the author’s approval of the proof, the manuscripts are assigned a DOI number and published online.
  Manuscript Preparation
Except following ones, common rules (APA, 2009) suggested by American Psychological Association (APA) widely used in social sciences are valid when preparing manuscripts to be published in Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) (

    Manuscripts should be prepared as double spaced and aligned to the left with 11 font size of Times New Roman leaving a space of 2.5 cm on page edges. It should be paid attention not to exceed 25 pages including reference list and tables/figures/pictures including text (except title page).

    Sections required to exist in manuscripts are:

    Page 1–Title Page (should be submitted as a separate file)
    Page 2–Turkish Title, Abstract and Keywords (will be provided by the publisher for the submissions from outside Turkey)
    Page 3–English Title, Abstract and Keywords
    Page 4 and next pages–Main Text
    Next page–References
    Next page–Table Description and Table (each table should be specified on a separate page)
    Next page–Figure Legends and Figures (each figure should be specified on a separate page)
    Last page–Appendices (footnotes, survey forms etc.)

    Title Page

    The title page should be prepared to be uploaded to the system as a separate file, especially information such as the name of the author and institutional identity should not be specified directly or indirectly on any page other than the title page.

• Title of the article

• Full name and surname(s), title(s) and ORCID IDs of the author(s) (

• Name and city of the institution where the study was conducted or the author(s) affiliated to (indicating the authors from different departments or institutions)

• In articles with long titles, a shortened title not exceeding 80 characters, to appear above the continuation pages when published in the journal

• Author's name, contact address, telephone and e-mail address for correspondence

• Name, project number and date of the fund or institution supporting the study, if any

• If the study has been previously presented in a congress or similar scientific meeting (provided that only its abstract is published), an explanation

• Statement of compliance with the Personal Data Protection Law and the applicable copyright regulations for intellectual and artistic works

• Briefly expressing the individual contributions of the authors in articles with more than one author and a statement of conflict of interest

• Statement of whether the approval of the Ethics Committee and/or legal/special permission is required for research articles

    Abstract Page

    Abstract should be written on a separate page including minimum 150 and maximum 250 words following the title. Following the abstract on abstract page, there should be at least 3 keywords separated with comma, ordered alphabetically and written by lower cases.

    Main Text

    Original research articles should be presented with four main sections. First section is the part where introductory information is given without any title. Titles of following sections which are Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions (when required, Conclusion and/or Acknowledgment additionally) should be written, respectively. This standard is not needed in other manuscript types; however, the text (except introduction section) should be submitted as separated into subtitles. Each subtitle should be written as distinguishing into subtitle categories and more.


    References should be listed alphabetically without placing an order number in the beginning. All references should be referred within the text.

     • Citation within the text

    In order to citing within the text, surname of author and publication date of the work is given within parenthesis. In citations with up to five authors, all author names should be given. Citing works by two authors should always contain both author names. A work by three to five authors should be cited with listing all the authors at first time. In subsequent citations only the first author’s name followed by “et al.”. In citations of the works by six or more authors, only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” should be used.

    — Example: (Uyanik & Kandir, 2010) or (Meyer, Ramirez, Rubinson, & Boli-Bennet,  1977) or (Gottfredson et al., 2008)

    If referring will be done by using author name in the beginning or middle of the sentence, only publication year of related source is given within parenthesis.

    — Example: Uyanik and Kandir (2010) think different on the subject… or According to Gottfredson and others (2008)…

    When direct citations are used, page numbers should be specified additionally.

    — Example: (Uyanik & Kandir, 2010, p. 119)

    When it is required to cite more than one work at the same sentence, sources are specified within parenthesis by ordering author names alphabetically separated with semicolons.

    — Example: (Gottfredson et al., 2008; Uyanik & Kandir, 2010)

     • Reference list

    It should be prepared according to general examples given below. In publications with two to seven authors, “&” conjunction should be used before the last author. In publications with more than seven authors, after sixth author’s name an ellipses in place of the author names should be used and than the final author name should be given. There should be no more than seven names. The titles of periodical publications should be written as italic without any shortening. On references related with books, it is required to write book names as italic and with lower cases except initials. Publication place (city) and publisher should certainly be specified on references of books without DOI (digital object identifier) code and edition number in books with more than one edition. DOI code is written on source page by placing a colon without any space after DOI phrase with lower case.

    Article example of periodical publication:

    Gottfredson, N. C., Panter, A. T., Daye, C. E., Allen, W. A., Wightman, L. F., & Deo, M. E. (2008). Does diversity at undergraduate institutions influence student outcomes? Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(2), 80-94.

    Article example of periodical publication showing continuity on journal issue number but not showing continuity on page numbers among issues:

    Mizikaci, F. (2010). Isomorphic and diverse institutions among Turkish Foundation Universities. Egitim ve Bilim, 157, 128-139.

    Article example of periodical publication including online published DOI code without printed issue and page number yet:

    Meer, J., & Rosen, H. S. (2010). Family bonding with universities. Research in Higher Education, doi:10.1007/s11162-010-9174-3

    Example of book:

    Witt, S. L. (1990). The pursuit of race and gender equity in American academe. New York, NY: Praeger.

    Example of book with more than one edition:

    Raudenbush, S. W., & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchical linear models (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Example of book with editor:

    Brown, O. G., Hinton, K. G., & Howard-Hamilton, M. (Eds.). (2007). Unleashing suppressed voices on college campuses: Diversity issues in higher education. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

    Example of book chapter:

    Niemann, Y. F. (2003). The psychology of tokenism: Psychosocial realities of faculty of color. In G. Bernal, J. E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, & F. T. L. Leong (Eds.), Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology (pp. 100–118). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Example of a chapter from book series:

    Paulsen, M. B., & Toutkoushian, R. K. (2008). Economic models and policy analysis in higher education: A diagrammatic exposition. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (Vol. 23, pp. 1–48). New York, NY: Springer.

    Thesis example:

    Cowan, L. Y. (2006). An examination of policies and programs used to increase ethnic and racial diversity among faculty at research universities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

    Electronic reference examples:

    Electronic documents obtained through World Wide Web (www) are listed as below:

    — Example 1: ÖSYM. (2009). High education statistics. Retrieved from ... (March 15, 2010).

    — Example 2: The Economist. (2004, Jan 8). The curse of nepotism. Retrieved from ... (March 15, 2010).

    Figures, Pictures and Tables

    They should be numbered in different categories in the manuscript and Roman numerals not to be used in numbering. Table descriptions should be on top of the tables. Figure legends should be presented on separate pages according to their orders. Figures prepared by vectorial software (drawings and graphics) can be saved in TIF or EPS format. Color figures should be saved in TIF format as RGB (8 bits), black/white drawings should be saved in EPS format. Pictures should be prepared in 300 dpi resolution and be in TIF or JPG format. Non-standard abbreviations may be used in figures, tables or pictures when required. In this case, those non- standard abbreviations should be explained below related title or figure/picture. Figures, tables or pictures published before can only be used for comparison purposes and by receiving written consent from their author or publisher (copyright holder) and by referring the source.


    Explanations desired to be given in a separate page (as a footnote) can be given in this part for not allowing them to occupy place within text. Related footnotes given with order number as exponential character within square bracket in required places within text should be presented in this part (endnotes). It is not suggested to authors to use endnotes unless it is unavoidable. Except that, other elements such as survey form, map, plan, etc. can be given in appendices part. Descriptions related with them also should be given in this part. When it is needed to present more than one additional material, separate order number should be given by Roman numbers for each addition.


Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey) does not officially agree with the ideas of manuscripts published in the journal and does not guarantee for any product or service advertisements on both printed and online versions of the journal. Scientific and legal responsibilities of published manuscripts belong to their authors. Materials such as pictures, figures, tables etc. sent with manuscripts should be original or written approval of copyright holder should be sent with manuscript for publishing in both printed and online versions if they were published before. Authors agree that they transfer all publishing rights to Deomed Publishing, the publisher of the journal. Copyrights of all published contents (text and visual materials) belong to the journal. No payment is done for manuscripts under the name of copyright or others approved for publishing in the journal and no publication cost is charged; however, reprints are at authors' cost.

To promote the development of global open access to scientific information and research, the Publisher provides copyrights of all online published papers (except where otherwise noted) for free use of readers, scientists, and institutions (such as link to the content or permission for its download, distribution, printing, copying, and reproduction in any medium, without any changing and except the commercial purpose), under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND4.0) License, provided the original work is cited. To get permission for commercial purpose please contact the publisher.

  Conflict of Interest
Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. The authors should disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest (including all financial contributions or sponsorship, financial relations, and areas of personal conflict of interest) regarding their manuscript. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in Yükseköğretim Dergisi/Journal of Higher Education (Turkey).
  Editorial Contact
Assist. Prof. Dr. Yiğit Yurder / Associate Editor

Yükseköğretim Dergisi / Journal of Higher Education (Turkey)

Department of Business Administration, Istanbul University

Beyazit, 34452, Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: 0212 440 00 00 /11781

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