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Guide for Authors


1. Before You Start

For queries relating to the status of your paper pre-decision, please contact the Editor and Journal Editorial Office. For queries post acceptance, please contact the Assistant Editor. These details can be found in the Journal Boards section.

2. Article Structure

There are six main rules that the Journal of Digital Management Studiesadopts: 

  1. Research Problem/Research Gap must be clearly stated in the introduction section by discussing the existing literature.
  2. If a paper includes method section, an author must define the main points of the method in the introduction section and s/he must explain why the method is adopted.
  3. Key findings and results must be written in the introduction and they need to be discussed in the conclusion/discussion section of an article by considering relevant literature.
  4. Every paper must include originality and contribution to the literature and an author must clearly state in a paper.
  5. If a research includes a statistical relationship amongst two variables without critically discussing the literature, such research will not be considered for review process.
  6. In the quantitative research, an author needs to write hypotheses to the literature or s/he needs to create a new title to discuss hypotheses based on the literature. If hypotheses are listed in the research method section, the paper will not be considered for the review process.


3. Submit Your Manuscript

Double Check Your Manuscript

  1. Before submitting your work, it is your responsibility to check that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct, and without spelling or typographical errors. A few other important points:
  2. Give the journal aims and scope a final read. Is your manuscript definitely a good fit? If it isn’t, the editor may decline it without peer review.
  3. Does your manuscript comply with our ethical principles and publication policy?
  4. Have you cleared any necessary publishing permissions?
  5. Have you followed all the formatting requirements laid out in these author guidelines?
  6. Does the manuscript contain any information that might help the reviewer identify you? This could compromise the anonymous peer review process. A few tips:

a. If you need to refer to your own work, use wording such as ‘previous research has demonstrated’ not ‘our previous research has demonstrated’.

b. If you need to refer to your own, currently unpublished work, don’t include this work in the reference list.

c. Any acknowledgments or author biographies should be uploaded as separate files.
d. Carry out a final check to ensure that no author names appear anywhere in the manuscript. This includes in figures or captions.


  1. You will find a helpful submission checklist on the website Think.Check.Submit.
4. The Submission Process

1.    All manuscripts should be submitted through our editorial system by the corresponding author.
2.    If this is your first time submitting to this journal, please choose the Create an account or Register now option in the Dergipark editorial system.
3.    If you already have an Dergipark login, you are welcome to reuse the existing username and password here.
4.    Please note, the next time you log into the system, you will be asked for your username. This will be the email address you entered when you set up your account.
5.    Don't forget to add your ORCiD ID during the submission process. It will be embedded in your published article, along with a link to the ORCiD registry allowing others to easily match you with your work.
6.      Don’t have one yet? It only takes a few moments to register for a free ORCiD identifier.

5. Post Submission Process

Each submission is checked by the editor. At this stage, they may choose to decline or unsubmit your manuscript if it doesn’t fit the journal aims and scope, or they feel the language/manuscript quality is too low.

If they think it might be suitable for the publication, they will send it to at least two independent referees for double anonymous peer review. Once these reviewers have provided their feedback, the editor may decide to accept your manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline your work.


The system prompts you to upload different types of files. Descriptions of these file types are as follows;

1. Main Document
Main Text Plan:

  1. Title
  2. Abstract (maximum 250 words)
  3. Keywords (between 3-5)
  4. Extended English Abstract (between 500-1000 words)
  5. Introduction
  6. Conceptual Background
  7. Research Method
  8. Findings
  9. Discussion and Conclusion
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. References
  12. Attachments


Full Text Page Structure:

  1. Size: A4
  2. Margins: All sides 2.5 cm
  3. Paragraph Features: First 10 nk, Then 10 nk, and 1.15 line spacing, (References Added to the References must be 1 line spacing)
  4. Font:
             • Article Title (Times New Roman 20 pt, italic, bold),
             • Abstract Title (Calibri Body, 14 point, bold),
             • Abstract Text (Calibri Body, 10 pt),
             • Keyword Title (Calibri Body, 10 pt, bold),
             • Keywords (Calibri Body, 10 pt),
             • Footnote for Author Institution Information (Times New Roman 9 pt),
             • Extended Abstract Title (Calibri Body, 13 pt, bold),
             • Extended Abstract Text (Times New Roman 12 pt),
             • Level 1 Headings of the Main Text (Calibri Body, 13 pt, bold),
             • Reference Title (Calibri Body, 13 pt, bold),
             • References (Times New Roman, 12 pt)

Full Text Citation and Reference System:

  1. APA Style 7th Edition > Here you can access the APA 7 spelling guide.
  2. For detailed information, you can review the Spelling Rules page. You can also download the template.


Ethics Committee Approval:

1)   For articles containing quantitative/qualitative field research, "ethics committee approval" should be uploaded as an additional file.

* Included in the TR Index 2020 Criteria, "Ethics committee approval must be obtained separately for research conducted in all branches of science, including social sciences, and for studies on clinical and experimental humans and animals that require an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated and documented in the article." It is mandatory in accordance with Art.

2. Supplementary File

Fill in the Identity Information Form presented in the system and upload it to the "Additional File" section. Save the filename as “credentials”. Author rankings should be compatible with the order you specify in the system.

3. Copyright and Scientific Ethics Compliance Form

After completing and signing the Copyright Form presented at the file upload stage, upload it in .pdf, .jpg, or .png format.

4. Plagiarism Report

  1. Studies uploaded to Social Inventor Academic Review with a general similarity ratio of more than 20% and/or studies with a similarity ratio of more than 2% from a single source are not taken into consideration.

Information Regarding the Pre-Control and Evaluation Stage

  1. Complete the correction requests requested from you during the pre-control phase within 15 days at the latest and upload them to the system.
  2. Prepare and send the changes to be made in line with the referee's requests and demands within 15 days at the latest.
  3. If the changes you will make in line with the referee's requests and demands will take more than 15 days, contact the editor about this issue.

Information for Typesetting/Layout Stage

  1. Check the final version of your work before publication and fill in the 'Design Control Form'.
  2. If you do not have a change request, make a statement to the Editor in the messages section that you have approved the final version.

Click for the template.