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Author Guidelines

Please find JDU template here.

Please be advised that adherence to the JDU template is required.


Kindly follows the following format: 

1. Text: The content text must be Normal, 11 pt., Times New Roman, at least 12 lines 
spaced, and justified. Each paragraph should be spaced after 6 pt. The first line of 
the paragraphs should not be indented. 
2. The paper size should be A4 size and page margins must be 2.5 cm top and bottom, 
2.5 cm left and right. 
3. The paper title must be capitalized, bold, centered, 13 pt., and spaced after 18 pt. 
Main titles and abstract title should be capitalized 11 pt., aligned left, bold, spaced 
before 12 pt., and after 6 pt., and numbered as (1., 2.,3.). Principle subtitles must be 
written in 11 pt. bold, aligned left. 
4. Authors and affiliations: The name(s) of the author(s) should be written only on 
the first page, capitalized, 11 pt. normal, centered, and spaced after 18 pt. For 
                   1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of .......... 
                   2 Department of Oil Engineering, .... 
                   3 Department of Civil Engineering ........ 
5. Abstract: Abstract body font size should be 10 pt., bold, aligned left, and single 
spaced. The abstract must not exceed 200 words. Paragraphs in the abstract should 
be spaced after 6 pt. 
6. Keywords: 4-6 keywords must be provided at the end of abstract. The keywords 
title must be capitalized, 11 pt., aligned left, and Italic. The keywords should be 
written in 11 pt., Italic, and their initials should be capitalized. 
7. Tables and figures: Except the tables, all the graphs, maps and photographs must be 
named as figures. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively. The tables 
and figures must not exceed the page margins and must be on one page. All Table 
outline borders should be (1 ½ pt.), inside border should be (½ pt.); table details 
should be Arial font and written with 8 pt. the figure and table names must be 
written with 8 pt. size. Names must be written in the middle on top for the tables 
with space 4 pt after and for the diagrams/figures, underneath on the bottom with 
space 4 pt before and 11 pt after. If the figure and table names have to be more than 
one line, the line spacing should be single spaced, and the terms “Figure” and 
“Table” must be bold. 
8. References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author's name, with 
the year of publication in parentheses, as detailed in the APA style guide. All lines 
after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one cm 
from the left margin (hanging indentation). If several papers by the same author(s) 
and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of 
publication. The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in standard 
APA format. For example: 
For books: 
- Ritter, D. F., Kochel, R. C., and Miller, J. R. (2002). Process Geomorphology (4th 
ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. 
- Massey, W. R., and Jameson, W. M., Jr. (2001). Organizational behavior and the 
new internet logic (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. 
For articles: 
- Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. 
Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. 
- Loughran, J., and Corrigan, D. (1995). Teaching portfolios: A strategy for 
developing learning and teaching in preservice education. Teaching and Teacher 
Education, 11, 565-577. 
For chapters within books: 
- Smith, N. (1997). Challenges and choices facing social studies teachers. In R. Case 
& P. Clark (Eds.), The Canadian anthology of social studies (pp. 3-9). Burnaby, BC: 
Simon Fraser University Field Relations. 
For conference proceedings: 
- Demirci, A., McAdams, M. A., Alagha, O., and Karakuyu, M. (2006). The 
relationship between land use change and water quality in Küçükçekmece Lake 
watershed. In A. Demirci, M. Karakuyu, and M. A. McAdams (Eds.). Proceedings 
of 4th gis days in Türkiye (pp. 27-35). Đstanbul, 13-16 September. 
- Healey, M., Foote, K., and Hay, I. (2000). Developing the International Network for 
Learning and Teaching (INLT) Geography in Higher Education. In: International 
Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education (Eds.). Geographical 
Education at the Cross-roads: Directions for the Next Millennium, Proceedings of 
the Kyongju Symposium (pp. 203-207), Korea. 
For online documents: 
- Standler, R. (2000). Plagiarism in colleges in the USA. Retrieved August 6, 2004, 
- Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People 
Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from 
Titles of journals and names of publishers, etc. should not be abbreviated. Acronyms 
for the names of organizations, examinations, etc. should be preceded by the title in 


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