Writing Rules


The language of the papers to be presented at the conference can be Turkish or English. If the presentation of the paper is in English, only the structured abstract in English should be sent. The structured abstract should be sent in accordance with the conference schedule of the paper accepted for presentation.

The following are the rules to be considered in the preparation of the structured abstract text of the proceedings:

Structure: Papers should be in Microsoft Word format and should be 500 – 800 words, excluding references. Page structure should be A4, and margins should be 3 cm on each side of the page (right-left, top-bottom). Page numbers should be placed in the centre at the bottom of the page. The structured abstract should be under the headings specified in the template and the required format.

Title: The paper’s title should be in bold letters with the first letters capitalized and centred on the page (Calibri 16 font size).

Author(s): The names and surnames of the author(s) should be written clearly just below the title of the paper. Title, institutional information, ORCID number and e-mail address should be indicated as footnotes. Except for papers produced from projects, there should be a maximum of two authors in the paper (Calibri 16 font size).

Keyword and JEL Code: 3-5 keywords that reflect the content of the paper and 2-3 JEL Codes (https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel) related to the field of the study should be included (Calibri 10 font size).

Importance of the Study (12 Font Size): Information about the subject and importance of the paper should be given (between 50-100 words).

Purpose of the Study (12 Font Size): Information about the paper’s purpose should be given (between 50-100 words).

Literature (12 Font Size): A brief analysis of the conceptual/theoretical works on which the paper is based should be presented (between 100-150 words).

Design and Methodology (12 Font Size): Discuss how the objective will be achieved and which method(s) will be used (150-200 words).

In this framework,

– the type of study (applied, conceptual, theoretical, review);

– the study design (exploratory, descriptive, causal) if it is an applied research;

– the questions of the study (in line with the objective);

– the model and/or hypothesis(es), if any;

– the study population, sampling method, sampling process, if applicable;

– the data collection technique, if any, should be clearly stated;

– which quantitative/qualitative analyses, if any, will be used should be briefly stated.

Findings and Discussion (12 Font Size): The results reached/expected by analyzing the data obtained/to be obtained should be briefly expressed (between 100-150 words).

Conclusion and Recommendations (12 Font Size): The study’s contribution to the field of finance should be stated, and recommendations should be included (between 50-100 words).

References: A maximum of 10 APA-style references should be included at the end of the structured abstract.


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Citations: The in-text citation method should be used in the paper. In the citation, the author’s surname (s), year of publication and page number should be indicated in parentheses. If the author’s surname (s) is used in the sentence, it is sufficient to write only the publication date in parentheses after the name. When citing studies with two authors, the surname of both authors should be written. When referring to studies with three or more authors, the first author’s surname should be written, and the expression “et al.” should be used. If more than one work of the author(s) is cited in the same year, symbols such as “a, b, c” should be written at the end of the publication year to distinguish the sources from each other. If more than one work is cited at the end of a sentence, these references should be given in parentheses, and a semicolon (;) should be placed between them. In cases where an explanation is required, the footnote method can be used. Footnotes should be written in Calibri 10 font size, justified and single-spaced. In-text citations should be created within the framework of the examples given below.

Citing Sources in the Text: Single Author (Torgler, 2007: 135).

 Two Authors (Acemoglu & Robinson, 2015: 122).

 Three or more authors (Kirchler et. al., 2014: 90).

 Two studies by the same author (Due, 1971a: 58; Due, 1972b: 195).


Tables and Figures: All tables, figures, and graphs to be included in the text of the paper should be numbered in sequence (Table 1, Figure 1). Titles should be written above the tables, figures and graphs, centred on the page, in bold, and only the initials of the words should be capitalized. The references, if any, of tables, figures and graphs should be given immediately below them in accordance with the in-text citation rules. One line space should be left between tables and figures and the text.

Bibliography: At the end of the paper text, a bibliography section should be organized alphabetically according to the authors’ surnames. Only the works cited in the text (8-10 references) should be included in the bibliography. If more than one work of the same author(s) is cited, start with the oldest publication date. If more than one work of the same author(s) is cited, the references should be listed in the bibliography section as in the text, using the letters (a, b, c, …) after the publication date. If an author’s works with single and multiple authors are cited, the works with a single author should be written first. Page numbers of articles published in journals and chapters in edited books must be written.


Examples of reference formats are shown below:


Feldstein, M. (2002). The Transformation of Public Economics Research: 1970–2000, Journal of Public Economics, 86 (3), 319-326.

Kirchler, E., Kogler, C. & Muehlbacher, S. (2014). Cooperative Tax Compliance: From Deterrence to Deference, Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23 (2), 87-92.


Lang, M. (2013). Introduction to The Law of Double Taxation Conventions. Netherlands: IBFD.

Acemoglu, D. & Robinson J. (2013). Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. New York: Crown Business.

Brunnermeier, M. K., James, H. & Landau, J. P. (2016). The Euro and The Battle of Ideas. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Due, John F. (1971a). Indirect Taxation in Developing Economics. Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press.

Due, John F. (1971b). Government Finance: Economies of the Public Sector. Illinois: Richar D. Irwin Inc.

Edited Books;

Baker, P. (2009). Taxpayers’ Charter and a Taxpayers’ Charter for Europe. In Protection of Taxpayer’s Rights European, International and Domestic Tax Law Perspective, (Ed.) Nykiel W. & Sek M., Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Business, 130-135.


Salanauskaite, L. (2012). Distributional Impacts of Public Policies. (PhD Thesis), Maastricht University, Maastricht.


Committee For The Study of Economic and Monetary Union. (1989). Report on Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community. Madrid. http://aei.pitt.edu/, (02.10.2016).

European Commission. (2015). Taxation trends in the European Union, Data for the EU Member States. Iceland and Norway. ISSN: 2467-0073. Luxembourg.


Quliyeva, A. A. (2015). The New Paradox of Modern Asymmetric Economy. 1st International Annual Meeting of Sosyoekonomi Society, 29-30 October 2015, Munich, Germany.

 Internet Sources;

International Monetary Fund. (2016). Corruption: Costs and Mitigating Strategies. https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2016/sdn1605.pdf, (01.11.2016).