ISSN 1302-2636

Instructions For Authors

Instructions For Authors

Tasarım+Kuram is the journal of the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Faculty of Architecture, which publishes refereed articles twice a year. It aims to promote ideas and to contribute to the development of the academic-professional environment, in disciplines of architecture, city and regional plannlng, interior design, industrial design and in other related disciplines. Two issues are released every year in June and December. 

Related Fields of the Journal

Design, Theory, Research, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Urban Conservation, Restoration and Conservation, History and Theory, Human-Environment Relations, Building Science, Natural Environmental Design and Construction Project Management, Design Education

Notes for the Authors

• Articles regarding to the publishing field of Tasarım + Kuram that are either in Turkish or in English are accepted to be referred. Submitted articles are considered for publication on the understanding that they are not under consideration elsewhere. Author(s) of published article(s) have the full liability. Manuscripts that are not accepted to be published by the referees are returned to the authors. No manuscript and/or visual material that are published in the journal December elsewhere be used without prior consent of the owner.

• The original copy(ies) of the article(s), its (their) four attached copies and indented matter, notes and references should be typed on A4 paper. Furthermore, the text and the documents should be sent as a soft-copy prepared in Macintosh or PC environment using WORD program. It is recommended that a copy to be kept by the author(s), in case of a probable problem.

• Authors should also seperately submit a short CV no longer than 40 words, address, telephone, fax, e-mail. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript. Text and abstract should not be longer than 7000 words; this includes the title, subtitles and notes, and excludes the referances and information regarding tables. 


References and Footnotes;
• Identify all references to books and other sources at an appropriate point in the main text by authors last name, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within paranthesİs (Tekeli 1992, 23 - 27). If more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish between them by use of letters (a, b, ...) attached to year of publication: (Tekeli 1992 a, 30-37) and (Tekeli 1992 b, 47-53). This is valid also for the references.
 • Specify subsequent citations of the same source similarly; do not use “ibid”, “op.cit” or “loc.cit”. If the autor's name is in the text, use only year and pagination of publication in parantheses, e.g. Tekeli (1992, 29).
• With dual authorship give both names: (İlkin ve Tekeli 1981, 61 -65). For three or more use “et. al.”, e.g. (Tekeli et. al. 1996, 101-102). Enclose within a single pair of parantheses a series of references separated by semicolons, e.g. (Ortaylı 1985, 52; Tekeli 1992, 23 - 27).
• Do not use a footnote for any references in the text; only use a footnote if you do not want to place a note within the text. List all entries cited in the text, any items used to prepare the manuscript in a separate headed references section.


There is no fee for our standard article submission and publication process. 

Policy of screening for plagiarism

The manuscripts are scanned by the Publisher’s Office using the iThenticate program for determination of plagiarism and non-ethical situations.

Open Access

Tasarım + Kuram is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Commons User Licenses

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) .

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal of a manuscript will be permitted only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons. For withdrawal of a manuscript authors need to submit an "Article withdrawal Form", signed by all authors mentioning the reason for withdrawal to the Editorial Office. The form is available from the web page of the journal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the editorial office. 

In a case where a manuscript has taken more than six months’ time for review process, that allows the author to withdraw manuscript. 

After receiving the Article withdrawal Form, Tasarım + Kuram Editorial Board will investigate the reason of withdrawal. 

If the reason finds to be acceptable, the author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript. If not Tasarım + Kuram will not accept any manuscripts from the same author for one year. 

Important notes: Manuscripts may be withdrawn at any stage of review and publication process by submitting a request to the editorial office. Manuscript withdrawal will be permitted after submission only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons. 

If the author wants to withdraw a manuscript, the author needs to submit a completed "Article withdrawal Form", signed by all authors of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. The form is available from the web page of the journal. 

The manuscript will not be withdrawn from publication process until a completed, signed form is received by the editorial office. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the Tasarım + Kuram editorial office.

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