Author Guidelines

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.

Writing Rules

  • Page Layout: A4 Paper measurements, Vertical, Margins: Normal (2,5cm from the 4 sides)
  • Font spacing: Single line spacing, with 6pt of spacing after the text
  • Indentation: Every paragraph must start with the first-line indentation of 0,5 cm


The articles submitted should consist of the following sections respectively:

  • Abstract

The word limit for the abstract is between 150-200 and it should reflect the purpose, scope, method, results and highlights of the article. The keywords are written in the Article info section under the abstract. The maximum number for keywords is 6 and they must be written in alphabetical order.

  • Introduction & Literature Review

The main scope of the article, a brief explanation of the article's sections, the gap filled by the study in the literature, the significance of the study, research problem and purpose should be included.

  • Methodology

The type of the research, data collection tools, validity and reliability, data collection process, analysis of the data should be included

  • Results

The results obtained in the study should be presented in the order stated in the purpose/hypotheses of the study. In the presentation of the results, relevant tables, figures, graphics or diagrams can be used.

  • Discussion & Conclusion

The results should be discussed by taking the literature into consideration and in the order stated in the purpose/hypotheses of the study. The limitations of the study and suggestions for further research should be included in this section.

  • Acknowledgments

If the article is submitted is created from the dissertation research, an explanation should be included here. If desired, appreciations to a person or a foundation should be stated here. It is mandatory that authors should specify ethical approval (please see Announcements) for researches using humans and animals (including materials/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes. The disclosure of "Ethics Committee Approval" should be indicated in the Acknowledgments section within the manuscript (E.g., This research (No-Affiliation-Year) was approved by decision number ............./........ by the ................................. of ….................... University on DD/MM/YY.) The disclosure of funding should also be indicated in the Acknowledgments section within the manuscript. 

  • Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author's institution or employer) has financial, personal, and professional relationships or affiliations that could influence the author's decisions or work on the manuscript. The declaration of the conflict of interest between authors, institutions, acknowledgement of any financial or material support, aid is mandatory for authors submitting a manuscript, and the statement should appear at the end of the manuscript. Reviewers are required to report if any potential conflict of interest exists between the reviewer and authors, institutions.

Since it is inevitable that these conflicts will undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and the science, which can be caused by individual relations, academic competition, or intellectual approaches, the authors should refrain as much as possible from making agreements with sponsors in the opinion of gaining profit or any other advantage that restrict their ability to access all data of the study or analyze, interpret, prepare, and publish their articles. Editors should refrain from bringing together those who may have any relationship between them during the evaluation of the studies. The editors, who make the final decision about the articles, should not have any personal, professional, or financial ties with any of the issues they are going to decide. Authors should inform the editorial board concerning potential conflicts of interest to ensure that their articles will be evaluated within the framework of ethical principles through an independent assessment process. If one of the editors is an author in any manuscript, the editor is excluded from the manuscript evaluation process. In order to prevent any conflict of interest, the article evaluation process is carried out as double-blinded. Because of the double-blinded evaluation process, except for the Editor-in-Chief, none of the editorial board members, international advisory board members, or reviewers is informed about the authors of the manuscript or institutions of the authors.

  • References

The references should be prepared in accordance with the APA (7th Edition) referencing style. 

  • Appendix

Additional tables, figures, graphs and diagrams should be placed on the next page after the references. Each Appendix should be sorted with numbers, e.g. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and each appendix should have a separate heading.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures must be sorted with numbers starting with 1 (e.g. Table 1, Table 2).

Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript, the author(s) should check the following list.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. 
  3. The manuscript has been made in the light of FIRE Journal’s author guidelines. 
  4. Author(s) did not mention his/her/their name(s) and affiliation(s) in the main text. 
  5. Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal. 
  6. Author(s) must follow the submission procedures to submit their manuscript. 
  7. Manuscripts sent via e-mail are not taken into account. 
  8. Microsoft Word formats must be submitted online to FIRE for initial evaluation. For online submission of manuscripts, authors should go to "Submissions".

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