Boğaziçi Journal, Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies publishes articles written in English. The submitted manuscripts should not be published elsewhere in full or in part. Papers presented in a conference (convention, symposium, seminar etc.) but not published in the proceedings, specifying place and date of presentation are welcome. Only original manuscripts which have not

been published or are being considered by another journal, will be taken into consideration. The Journal’s editorial board has the right to return the articles which do not comply with the following rules before starting the “referee evaluation process.”


Submissions should be sent electronically to as a Microsoft Word document. Papers submitted to the Journal should not exceed 10,000 words and should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract in English and Turkish. Keywords and JEL Classifications should appear below the abstract.  

Title Page

a) To facilitate an anonymous review the first page of the manuscript should carry only  the title, and no mention should be made of the author's/authors’ name. Any acknowledgements should also be included on the first page with an asterisk. 

b) A separate title page should be prepared carrying the manuscript's title, author's/authors’ full name, current position, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and fax number.

c) The author(s) should also submit a brief autobiographical note.


The headings should not be numbered or preceded by letters. Main headings should start flush at the left margin and be written in small letters with major words capitalized. Secondary headings should be indented and written in smaller letters with major words capitalized. Lower level leads should be in the form of paragraph headings with only the initial word capitalized followed by a period and then the text on the same line. Lower level headings should be underlined. Dividing manuscripts into more than three levels of subheadings should be avoided. 

Book Reviews

Please check that the book details are given in this format at the top of each review: Author, title, publisher: place, date of publication; 000 pp.: ISSN, Editor(s) (ed[s].), title, publisher: place, date of publication.


Notes, Appendices, Tables and Figures

Footnotes should not be used to cite references (see References below). Any notes to supplement discussion in the text should be placed at the bottom of the page and consecutively numbered throughout the text. Appendices, tables and figures should be numbered and placed at the end following "References." The positioning of the tables and figures in the paper should be indicated in the text as follows. 

Put Table / Figure 1 about here


Reference to a publication should be made in the text by citing the name of the author(s) and the year of publication, observing the following convention: 
1.    When the name of the author is used in the text, indicate the date only in parentheses, e.g., "Crozier (1964)..." 
2.    When the name of the author does not appear in the text, include in parentheses both the name of the author and the year of publication separated with a comma. If more than one publication is cited, the authors' names should appear in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolons, e.g., "...(Mintzberg, 1983; Pfeffer and Salancık, 1978)..." 
3.    When a publication has more than two authors, cite only the name of the first author, followed by "et al.," e.g., "...(Christensen et al., 1985)..." 
4.    In all cases, if page numbers are to be given, indicate them following the year of publication separated by a colon, e.g., "...Thompson, (1967: 34)..."
5.    A full alphabetical list of references in the text should be provided under the heading "References" at the end of the paper.

The following examples show the conventions to be observed:


Thompson, J.D. (1967). Organizations in Action. New York: Mc Graw - Hill.


Pfeffer, J. and Novak, P. (1976). "Joint Ventures and Inter-Organizational Interdependence," Administrative Science Quarterly, 21: 398-418.

Chapters in Books

Aldrich, H. and Mandlin, S. (1978). "Uncertainty and Dependence: Two Perspectives on Environment," in L. Karpik (ed.), Organization and Environment: 149-170. London: Sage.


Gioia, D.A., Brass, D.J., and Sims, H.P., Jr. (1981). "The Creative Use of Short-cycle Video-tape Technology: From Single Student to Large Lecture Learning." Paper presented at the 8th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Boston, Massachussetts, (month).

In the list of references please give all the information in the language of the reference with a translation of the title in English in parenthesis:

Yalçın, M. (2009). İnovasyonla Hizmet ve Deneyim (Services and Experiences with Innovation).  İstanbul: Yaprak Yayın Dağıtım.