Papers must be submitted with an abstract of no more than 200 words and with a list of key words not less than five. See the articles in the journal for formatting of the abstract and key words. For the rest of the article you may follow APA format (for social sciences loosely defined as sociology, psychology, archeology, anthropology and social psychology). For the articles in humanities (philosophy, history, and philosophical psychology) we prefer the Chicago Manuel of Style latest edition. However, we may ask for slight changes in certain cases. Please follow the format given below with extensive samples:

  1. Paper size A 4;
  2. Margins: 2.5 cm. from all sides; footer – header margins 1,25 cm
  3. Font: Times New Roman, size 12
  4. Spacing: 1.5 space
  5. Paragraph: First line by 0.7 cm; after 6 pt.
  6. Justified from all sides.


The Main Heading: All capitals, bold, centered, single space but double space after it, then begin the first paragraph without indentation.

The Subheadings: We use the same format as the main heading.

The sub-subheadings:  First letters capital, bold, single space before the first paragraph with 0.7 cm indentation.

The rest of the sub-sub-subheadings are the same as the sub-subheading.


If the quotation exceeds three lines, then it should be indented by 2 cm as a separate paragraph with no quotation marks, and single space with font size 10 should be used; otherwise it will be given in the main text with quotation marks and font size 12.


  1. Font: Times New Roman, size 10
  2. Spacing: Single space
  3. Paragraph: Hanging paragraph by 0.3 cm; after 3 pt
  4. Justified from all sides.


1. Normal book:

1 Richard Frank. Al-Ghazali’s Theophany (New York: Dover Publications, 2005), 23-4; 29.


2. Translated book:

 Richard Frank. Gazali’nin İyilik Anlayışı, trans. Ahmet Duran (Ankara: Metis Yayınları, 2007), 253.

 Immanuel Kant. The Perpetual Peace, trans. Will Durant (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1987), chapter 5.


4. Edited book & more than one author book::

 William Dampier. “The Rise of Greek Science” in Western Scientific Achievements in the Age of Alexander the Great, ed. Charles Singer (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1987). See also Alparslan Açıkgenç, Scientific Thought and its Burdens (Istanbul: Fatih University Press, 2000), particularly Chapter 3.


 William Dampier, Richard Frank and Nelson Kiang. “The Rise of Greek Science” in Western Scientific Achievements in the Age of Alexander the Great, ed. Charles Singer (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1987).


5. Publisher unknown book:

 William Richardson. The Rise of Greek Thought in the Classical Age (Chicago: Np, 1987).


6. Normal journal article and repeated citations:       

   1 Richard MacDonough Frank. “The Neoplatonism of Gahm ibn Safwan”, Le Museon 78 (1965), 39ff.

   2  Frank, Theophany, op. cit., 59.

   3 Ibid.

   4 C. E. Bosworth. “Ilek Khans or Karakhânids”, EI2.

  5 William C. Dampier. A History of Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), xiv.

  6 Ibid, 73.

 7 Nelson Kiang. “Confucius”, Routledge Encylopedia of Philosophy, 9: 457.

 8 Dampier. History of Science, op. cit., 25.


7. Article published in a book

13 Anthony Richardson. “The Neoplatonic Theory of Being”, Ancient Commentators on Plato, ed. Frederic Copleston (New Haven: The Dover Press, 1988), 39ff.

14 Dampier. “The Rise of Greek Science”, op. cit., 25.


8. Works on a Website

 Michael Marmura. “The Neoplatonic Theory of Being in Avicenna”, http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/sina/, 18.10.2010.

Taken from http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/sina/, 18.10.2010.

 See http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/sina/, 18.10.2010.


References or Bibliography  

Same as footnotes except font size is 12, hanging paragraph by 2 cm and in case of books no parenthesis is used to indicate the place of publication, publisher and date. Also references are organize alphabetically according to the author’s last name. Please observe the following sample:


Abdul Haq, Muhammad. “Ibn Sina’s Interpretation of the Qur’an”, Islamic Quarterly 32 (1988), 46-65.

                   . A History of Muslim Thought, Islamabad: The Qazi Publications, 1987.

Abdul Haq, Şinasi. “Ibn Sina and the Flying Man in Contaxt”, Islamic Quarterly 34 (1995), 27-45.

Açıkgenç, Alparslan. Bilgi Felsefesi, İstanbul: İnsan Yayınları, 1992.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. The Ghaznavids, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1963.

-------------- . “Ilek Khans or Karakhânids”, EI2.

-------------   . “Khwârizmshahs”, EI2.

------------- . “A Pioneer Arabic Encyclopedia of the Sciences: Al-Khwârizmî’s Keys of the Sciences”, Isis 54 (1963), 97-111.

Calder, N. “al-Sarakhsî”, EI2. (Some well-known references as in this case –Encyclopedia of Islam- may be abbreviated)

Corbin, Henry. Avicenna and the Visionary Recital, trans. Willard R. Trask, Irving Texas: Spring Publications, Inc., 1980.

Dampier, William C. A History of Science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Dârimî. Kitab al-Radd ‘ala'l-Jahmiyya des Abu Sa‘îd ‘Uthmân ibn Sa‘id al-Dârimî, ed. Gösta Vitestam, Lund/Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1960.

Fakhry, Majid. “The Contemplative Ideal in Islamic Philosophy: Aristotle and Avicenna”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 14 (1976), 137-145.

-------------- . “The Subject-Matter of Metaphysics: Aristotle and Ibn Sina”, Islamic Theology and Philosophy: Studies in Honour of George F. Hourani ed. Marmura, Michael, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984, 23-55.