Guide for Authors

Authors must follow these instructions carefully to avoid delays in submission, blind peer-review and publication processes.

A. Submission of Manuscripts

The language of the journal is English. Authors are recommended to perform spell checking and grammar checking of the article. Authors, for whose English is not the native language, are strongly encouraged to have their manuscript carefully edited prior to submission.

After the submission, the manuscripts will be edited according to the journal submission format and authors may be requested for some corrections or for addition of any missing information.

Submissions to the A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE should be comprised of the following sections and made through the online system. Papers and visual materials that are not submitted online will not be considered.

Revised manuscripts should also follow the steps given in the Preparation of Manuscripts. Along with the revised manuscript, authors should supply a revision note that includes all the changes made to the manuscript and detailed responses to all the comments passed by the reviewer(s) and Editor. The revision note should be submitted as a Word document.

B. Preparation of Manuscripts

The manuscript must include cover letter, title page, abstract and keywords, main text, references, tables, figures, captions of visual materials and acknowledgement (if any), ethics committee approval (if necessary). The following documents must be uploaded to online submission system separately:

1. Cover Letter
2. Title Page
3. Abstract & Keywords
4. Main Text
5. References
6. Tables (if any - upload separately)
7. Figures (if any - upload separately)
8. Captions of Visual Materials
9. Acknowledgement (if any)
10. Ethics Committee Approval (if necessary)

The manuscript must be submitted as a Word document, typed in double spacing by using Arial font with 12 points, in single column format. All pages must be numbered consecutively.

1. Cover Letter

2. Title Page

The title page must contain a concise and informative title; names, affiliations (department, faculty, university, city and country) and e-mail addresses of all authors, and identify the corresponding author.

3. Abstract & Keywords

The abstract and keywords  should be uploaded in a single Word document.

3.1. Abstract

A concise and informative abstract of maximum 250 words in English must summarize the purpose, methods and major findings of the paper. The abstract should be unreferenced.

3.2. Keywords

The article must have maximum 5 keywords which must be sorted in alphabetical order and separated by comma. Keywords must be carefully selected to facilitate the readers’ search.

4. Main Text

Example: Instead of “(Yılmaz, 1900)”, please use “(Author(s), 1900)” in the text and “Author(s) (1900)” in the end-text reference list and remove any other information related with the publication.

5. References

6. Tables

7. Figures

8. Captions of Visual Materials

The captions of visual materials (tables and figures) must not be embedded within the visual material documents (jpeg). They should be listed in a separate Word document.

9. Acknowledgement (If any)

If necessary, acknowledgements can be provided as a separate Word document.

C. Copyright, Originality and Ethics

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from authors and publishers of any previously published material; text, tables, figures, etc.

To verify the originality of the work, all the manuscripts submitted to our journal is checked by a plagiarism detection service. The journal’s acceptable limit is 20 % for overall similarity and 5 % for similarity with a single source.

Regulations regarding the necessity of ethical approval vary worldwide. A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE asks for ethics committee approval from each research that involves the participation of animals or human subjects. If the authors are not able to provide ethics committee approval a statement of compliance should be uploaded to the online submission system during the first submission.

D. Book Reviews and Notes

E. Special Issue

The Editorial Board of A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE has decided to welcome Special Issues’ applications in the following procedure:

Special Issue applicant (guest editor) is expected to provide:

   Please note that:

Special Issue applications are available twice a year: April and November. To submit special issue proposal please contact az@itu.edu.tr

F. Publication

All the accepted papers are published as Online First articles, once the authors have returned the corrected proofs. After the publication of the printed version, the paper can be cited by issue and page numbers.

There is no submission and page fee for A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture.