Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
ISSN 2475-6164 (online)
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Note: Submitted manuscripts need to be prepared according to the standards of the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs. The manuscripts that are not adequately prepared will receive desc rejection.
Manuscripts must be submitted online and proceeds are totally online. Authors will be guided stepwise in the creation and uploading of files. The electronic submission process reduces the time involved in editorial processing, review and submission for publication.
Please submit your article via:
To start the review process, the authors should submit at least two files including a "cover letter" and "manuscript file (anonymous)".
a) Cover Letter: The Author's academic title, The name(s), professional or academic affiliation(s), and email address(es) of the corresponding author(s), ORCID Number (s) should be submitted separately in one cover letter. You may use the following template as a cover letter: Cove Letter_Template.doc
b) Manuscript File (anonymous): The manuscript file should not contain the author's name or affiliation. Please use the following manuscript template for submission. Manuscript File_Template.doc
Note: In other to submit your manuscript, authors and co-authors MUST have an ORCID Number. Your ORCID profile should be up to date in such a way that our editors can easily reach your previously published content. You can obtain your ORCID Number from here
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check that their submission is in compliance with the following guidelines:
- The submitted manuscript has not been previously published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is the author’s responsibility to indicate to the editor the existence of any work already published (or under consideration for publication elsewhere) by the author(s) that is similar in content to the submitted manuscript.
-The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.
- Before submission authors need to check their manuscript for possible accidental plagiarism. Some plagiarism checker websites include http://www.ithenticate.com/ www.duplichecker.com www.grammarly.com, www.plagtracker.com.
Note: To verify originality, your article will be checked by the originality detection service CrossCheck. For more info please see: CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System
Structure of the manuscript: Your manuscript should have at least the following structure: 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Methods, 3. Results, 4. Discussions, 5. Conclusions. Acknowledgements, Funding, Conflict of interests, Ethics statements, CRediT authorship contribution statement, should also be added subsequently.
Appropriate citations to the literature: It is expected that the submitted manuscript appropriately acknowledges the surrounding literature for the topic. Articles with nonrelevant recent references will receive desk rejection.
Clarity of language: The language of the submitted manuscript must be clear and comprehensible to a global audience. Accordingly, please ask a native English speaker who is a professional in the field of urbanism to proofread your manuscript.
Content relevance: Submitted manuscript must be consistent with the title and stated scope of the journal.
Grant support details: In case it is available, appropriate acknowledgement regarding the source of funding is recommended.
Subdivision of the article: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.
Citations in the text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Reference List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.
Reference Style: All manuscripts should be formatted using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style (7th edition). All the articles should have DOI numbers or they should be scientific books relevant to the title of your manuscript. Please make sure to use up-to-date references (Preferably after 2000). Less priority should be given to unofficial internet sources or URLs.
Note: For every in-text citation in your manuscript, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.
Note: Manuscripts that do not adhere to the above-mentioned guidelines will receive desk rejection.
Text Formatting: Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, A4, Times New Roman, 12-point for abstract and keywords and 12-point for text.
-A complete manuscript file should be a maximum of 8,000 words (including references, tables, figures and appendices).
- Italic font should be used to emphasise text, quotes or sentences.
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Title: The title of the manuscript should be concise and informative. The submitted title must be original and relevant to the scope of the journal. The manuscript should include a title of no more than 15 words which presents the originality and contribution of the work. Title should not include any abbreviations or acronyms. overall, An effective title should: Convey the main topics of the study, Highlight the importance of the research, Be concise, and Attract readers.
Abstract: An abstract summarizes, usually in one paragraph of 200 words or less, the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes:
The abstract SHOULD NOT contain:
Techniques to write an abstract:
Keywords: Keywords are words that capture the essence of your paper. Keywords make your paper searchable and ensure that you get more citations. Therefore, it is important to include the most relevant keywords that will help other authors find your paper. there should be at least 4-6 keywords in one scientific article. single word keywords are not acceptable because they may lead to many false matches. So, the suggestion is to suggest a keyword which has 2 or 3 words in it. The full forms of shortened words or acronyms and abbreviations should be included as well.
Highlights: Highlights report the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any). Highlighted words should be informative about the hypothesis, approach and statement.
-Don't try to capture all ideas, concepts or conclusions as highlights are meant to be short.
-Please include terms (hypothesis/methodology/approach/statement) that you know will be interesting for the potential readers.
-Each bullet point (Highlight) should be 75 characters or fewer (including spaces).
-There should not be any jargon, acronyms, or abbreviations.
Important Note: From volume 7 number 1 onward it will be asked from the authors to provide “Highlights” for their submitted articles.
Contribution to the field statement (originality/value/findings): In this part, it is required the authors to briefly summarize in 50 words the manuscript’s contribution to, and position in, the existing literature in the field. “Contribution to the field statement” should offer new knowledge and research findings. It is the extent to which the journal makes a unique contribution compared with existing literature/ research evidence in the field. The contribution to the field might even be a new methodology and/or approach to writing the article. Please consider that the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs looks for articles that are innovative and report excellent research and developments in the specialist field.
Note: Contribution to the field statement should convey the meaning and importance of the research to a non-expert. Therefore, this should be written avoiding any technical language or non-standard acronyms.
Note: Your statement should frame the question(s) you have addressed in your work in the context of the current body of knowledge, providing evidence that the findings—whether positive or negative—contribute to progress in your research discipline.
Note: Contribution to the field statement will prove that your manuscript fits within the scope of a speciality as defined in its mission statement.
Important Note: From volume 7 number 1 onward it will be asked from the authors to provide “Contribution to the field statement” for their submitted articles.
Introduction: In the introduction paragraph, avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. From the introduction part readers need to get “What” is known about the research? (reviewing the relevant literature) , “What” is not known about the research? (gap in the literature-problem statement) and “Why” the research was done?
Write your "Introduction" into three sections:
NOTE: Even though the introduction is the first main section of a research paper, it is often useful to finish the introduction very late in the writing process because the structure of the paper, the reporting and analysis of results, and the conclusion will have been completed and it ensures that your introduction matches the overall structure of your paper.
Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results: Results should be clear and concise.
Discussions: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The function of this section is to analyze the data and relate them to other studies. To "analyze" means to evaluate the meaning of your results in terms of the original question or hypothesis and point out their biological significance. The "Discussion" should contain at least:
Trends that are not statistically significant can still be discussed if they are suggestive or interesting, but cannot be made the basis for conclusions as if they were significant.
Avoid redundancy between the "Results" and the "Discussion" section. Do not repeat detailed descriptions of the data and results in the "Discussion".
End the "Discussion" with a summary of the principal points you want the reader to remember.
Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short "Conclusions" section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a "Discussion" or "Results" and "Discussion" section. The "Conclusion" also provides a place to persuasively and succinctly restate the research problem, given that the reader has been presented with all the information about the topic.
When writing the "Conclusion" to your paper, follow these general rules:
Acknowledgements: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List in this section those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).
Funding: A “funding statement” is a way for authors to claim ownership of any potential biases, announce financial affiliations, and promote maximum transparency in their work. A funding statement indicates whether or not the authors received funding (institutional, private and/or corporate financial support) for the work reported in their manuscript.
If the study was not funded at all by any agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors, the statement should be written as:
-This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
If the Funding provider was available it should be written as:
-This paper represents independent research part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
- This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China [grant number XXXXXXX]; the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number XXXXXXX] and the National Key R&D Program of China [grant number XXXXXXXX] to Weizhong Li.
- This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX].
CRedit author statement: For transparency, authors are required to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. See More details and example
Conflict of interests: A conflict of interests exists when an author’s financial interests or other opportunities for tangible personal benefit may compromise, or reasonably appear to compromise, the independence of judgment in the research or scholarship presented in the manuscript submission. If there is no conflict of interest, please use the following statement:
- The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest.
Data availability statement: “Data Availability Statement” simply refers to state whether you have made evidence available and if so, where and how it can be accessed. For more information on how to prepare “Data Availability Statement” for your article please click here
Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulas and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Tables and figures should be done in a similar way: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc. Appendices should come after References.
Footnotes and abbreviations: Footnotes should be avoided. Abbreviations should also be avoided. If inevitably used, footnotes should only contain additional text (comment), and not information about sources used. The abbreviations stated in tables and pictures should be explained.
If you have received revision (Minor or Major) from a journal it means that you have convinced the editors and reviewers that your article has an original contribution to the literature. During the process of revision which sometimes might be stressful, you should develop a strategy to completely understand each comment which is given by the reviewers and/or editors. Considering this fact, the main reason that you receive revision is that the reviewers would like to see how and in what way you are revisioning your article. They want to see your academic knowledge, ability and professionality in the process of revision. One of these abilities is how much you can perceive different perspectives of one single concern of a reviewer and/or how you will be able to apply given comments in the different parts of your manuscript. If the reviewers realized that the response to the reviewers is not appropriate or they were not satisfied with the quality of your work in a given time they may reject your manuscript.
a-Rebuttal Letter: The rebuttal letter is an author's chance to directly reply to the reviewers, announce plans to improve the work, clear up misunderstandings or defend aspects of the work. Generally written by the corresponding author, your Rebuttal letter should include your manuscript details and a brief statement to note the resubmission. Please see the template from here
b- Author's Response to Reviewers and Editor Comments: In this file, it is required to describe, explain and justify your responses to the editor’s and reviewers' comments. See the template from: here
c- Track changes document: Return your revised manuscript with your revisions highlighted. Use a tool like Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature. Please see the template from here
d- Clean version: Submit a “clean” version of your manuscript to show your work in its final form. This file is usually uploaded as the “manuscript” file and allows the editor to read your work without the distraction of marked-up detail, ensuring that it is ready for production.
-Do Pick your battles wisely: Even if you don’t agree with a minor change suggested by a reviewer, it’s usually easiest to just make the change. It shows you’re open to suggestions.
-Do identify where in the text you have made the changes.
-Do keep the tracked changes copy of your manuscript separate from your main manuscript.
-Do list each reviewer's comment and how you’ve addressed it. If you have decided not to respond to a comment, please explain why.
-Do provide a thorough, point-by-point response to the reviewers.
-Do thank the reviewers and editors for their time reviewing. Reviewers and editors are volunteers; they are taking their time to help you improve your manuscript.
-Be tactful when explaining why you disagree with the reviewer. To support your argument, you may use supplementary material, such as figures and tables, that you won’t include in the manuscript.
- Don’t omit any concern raised by a reviewer. You should address each comment—either make the change or reject it and justify your choice.
- End the letter to the reviewer with a sentence such as, “We would like to thank the referee again for taking the time to review our manuscript.”
- When a reviewer fails to understand a point you made, don’t assume they’re ignorant. If they failed to understand something you wrote, you’ve failed to express your idea clearly, and you confused at least one reader. So, it’s likely the text needs editing for clarity and logic.
-Avoid giving yes or no answers. Even if you’ve been asked to make minor changes, such as correcting a misspelt word, say “We’ve corrected the typo.” If it’s a more serious mistake, you may also add “We apologize for our error.”
-Don’t avoid or ignore specific questions from reviewers as this can sometimes lead to reviewers deciding to decline the revision.
-Don’t say “I’ve made all the recommended changes”. Say HOW you have made the changes.
-Don’t take the reviewer's comments personally.
For more information please see:
a) How to respond to reviewers’ comments: A practical guide for authors, by Cristina N. from here
b) How to respond to reviewer comments – the CALM way, by Catherine Carnovale from: here
c) How to write an effective “Response to Reviewers” letter, by Jeff Offutt from: here
All manuscripts should be formatted using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style, which is used primarily in the social sciences. The most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association should be used during the preparation of the manuscripts.
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Andreff, W., Staudohar, P. D., & Streefkerk, R. (2000). The evolving European model of professional sports finance. Journal of Sports Economics, 1(3), 257–276. https://doi.org/10.1177/152700250000100304
Smith, T. (2020). The citation manual for students: A quick guide (2nd ed.). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1000/182
Author, A. A., & Author, B, B. (2020).Title of the chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (2nd ed., pp. 123-213). Publisher Name. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/xxx
Lastname, A. (year). Title of the book review in sentence case [Review of the book Title of the book in sentence case, by A. Author]. Journal name, Volume(Issue), First page–Last page.
Dent-Read, C., & Zukow-Goldring, P. (2001). Is modeling knowing? [Review of the book Models of cognitive development, by K. Richardson]. American Journal of Psychology, 114, 126–133.
Lastname, A. A. (year). Title of thesis in sentence case [Doctoral, Master, or Bachelor’s thesis or dissertation, Name of the Institution]. Name of Repository. www.website.com
Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/620615
Lastname, A. A. (year). Title of thesis in sentence case [Unpublished doctoral or Master’s thesis or dissertation]. University.
Imber, A. (2003). Applicant reactions to graduate recruitment and selection [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Monash University.
Author, A., & Author, B. (Year, Month date). Title of paper [Paper presentation]. Title of Conference: Subtitle of Conference, Location. DOI or URL
A. (Date). Title of paper. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of proceedings (page numbers). Publisher. DOI OR URL if relevant.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), First page–Last page. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/xxxx
Materials from the symposium or a scientific paper that was only presented, but not published, indicate the professional or academic event in the paper was presented. If the author has uploaded it on the event website, it is recommended to include the name and web page.
Cuter, LD, Frölich, B., & Hanrahan, P. (1997, January 16). Two-handed direct manipulation on the responsive workbench. Paper presented at the 1997 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics. Abstract retrieved June 12, 2000, from http://www.graphics.standard.edu/papers/twohanded/
The author’s name [comma], initial/names [point], [open small brackets] year of publication [close little brackets] [point] title of the paper [point], an indication of what kind of material is in square brackets, taken (note that work will take) the day, month and year, with (internet address).
Schwarzer, R. (1989). Statistics software for meta-analysis [Computer software and manual]. Retrieved March 23, 2001, http://www.yorku.ca/faculty/academic/schwarze/meta_e.htm
In referencing Data downloaded from government websites or another official organization website, indicate the filename of the data in italics.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. (1991). National Health Provider Inventory: Home health agencies and hospices, 1991. [Data file]. Available from the National Technical Information Service Web site, http://www.ntis.gov
Standards take according to Suzic, N. (2010). Pravila pisanja naučnog rada APA i drugi standardi [Rules scientific APA work and other standards]. XBS Banja Luka.
When the slides are available online to anyone, use the site name, followed by the URL. If the slides come from a learning management system (e.g. Blackboard) and the audience you are writing for has access to that resource, provide the name of the site and its main URL.
Look at the report carefully to determine the author. Reports are often written by organisations or corporate authors. When the author of the report is the same as the website name, omit the name a second time (i.e. where you would list the website) to avoid repetition.
The new health-care lexicon. (1983, August / September). Copy Editor, 4, 1-2.
Lastname, A. (year, month day). Title of the press release in sentence case [Press Release]. www.website.com
American Psychological Association. (2018, January 31). Dishonest individuals perceived as less capable [Press release]. http://www.apa.org/news/press/dishonest-individuals.aspx
Lastname, A. (year, month day). Title of the article in sentence case. Blog in Title Case. url
Ouellette, J. (2019, November 15). Physicists capture the first footage of quantum knots unravelling in a superfluid. Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/study-you-can-tie-a-quantum-knot-in-a-superfluid-but-it-will-soon-untie-itself
Author, A. [Twitter/Instagram handle]. (year, month day). Tweet (up to the first 20 words) as the title [Tweet]. Twitter. www.website.com
Gates, B. [@BillGates]. (2013, February 26). #Polio is 99% eradicated. Join me & @FCBarcelona as we work to finish the job and #EndPolio [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/30619534584566572
Surname of Host, Initial. (Host). (Date). Title of the podcast in sentence case [Type of podcast]. Venue.
Meraji, S. M., & Demby, G. (Hosts). (2016–2018). Code switch [Audio podcast]. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch
Producer, A. (Producer), & Director, A. (Director). (Release Year). Title of motion picture in sentence case [Motion picture]. Production Company.
Davidson, F. (Producer), & Davidson, J. (Director). (1999). B. F. Skinner: A fresh appraisal [Motion picture]. Davidson Films.
Author. (year, month day). Title of video [Video]. www.website.com
Apsolon, M. (2011, September 9). Real ghost girl caught on video, tape 14 [Video]. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyGCbxD848
Lastname, A. (year). Title of the chapter in sentence case. In B. Lastname, C. Lastname, & D. Lastname (Eds.), Title of the book in sentence case (pp.First page–Last page). Publisher.
American Psychological Association. (2015). Mood induction. In APA dictionary of psychology (2nd ed., p. 667). American Psychological Association.
When the list of sources cites a report of an organization or institution that has no author, it is best to indicate the owner or head of the organization, who can be assumed to be the author.
Employee Benefit Research Institute. (1992, February). Sources of health insurance and characteristics of the uninsured (Issue Brief No. 123). Washington, DC: Author.
When the work was published on the Internet as a scanned copy, it should cite the original source noting that this is the electronic version.
Vandenbos, G. Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). The role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123.
Note: If you download work from the Internet that you believe is different from the original, indicate the date of download and web address.
Vandenbos, G. Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2006). The role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 6, 217-223. Retrieved October 14, 2004, from http://jbr.org/articles.html
Note: When you download a document from the internet which has no date or author, the document name takes the place of the author’s name.
7th GVU’s WWW User Survey. (Od). Retrieved August 5, 2004, from http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/user_surveys/survey-1997-10/
In referencing computer software, indicate the name of the software in italic.
Miller, M. E. (1993). The Interactive Tester (Version 4.0) [Computer software]. Westminster, CA: Psytek Service.
Note: You may use the following templates of references in APA style prepared by Victoria University. https://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/apa-referencing/7JournalArticles
Frequently asked questions in referencing:
Woolf, NJ, Young, SL, Famselow, MS, & Butcher, LL (1991). Map-2 expression in cholinoceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17, 480 harvesters.
For "titles" that are not in English and authors want the research to be published in the journal in English, do the following: write the title in its original language (non-roman alphabets should be converted to roman alphabets) and then in a closed bracket, give the title translated into English. In addition to the title, everything else remains the original language.
Ising, M. (2000). Intensitätsabhängigkeit evozierter Potenzial their EEG: Sindh impulsive persons Augmenter stage Reducer? [Intensuty dependence and event related EEG potentials: Are impulsive individuals augmenters or reducers?]. Zeitschrift für Différentiel und diagnostisch Psychology, 21, 208-217.
Broadhurst, RG, & Maller, RA (1991). Sex offending and recidivism (Tech. Rep. No. 3). Nedlands: University of Western Australia, Crime Research Center.
Number of authors to include in in-text citations:
The format of the author part of the in-text citation varies depending on how many authors are attributed to the work and the citation style.
Works with the same author and same date:
When multiple references have an identical author (or authors) and publication date, include a lower case letter after the year. The year-letter combination is used in both the in-text citation and the reference list entry.
Hall (2019a) or (Hall, 2019a)
Hall (2019b) or (Hall, 2019b)
Hall, M. C. (2019a). Constructing sustainable tourism development: The 2030 agenda and the managerial ecology of sustainable tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 27(7), 1044-1060. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2018.1560456
Hall, M. C. (2019b). Tourism and rewilding: An introduction - definition, issues and review. Journal of Ecotourism. 18(4), 297-308. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2018.1560456
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Nightlinger and Littlewood (2003) demonstrated ...
As has been shown (Busk & Serlin, 1993) ...
First time: Yan, G., Tian, H., Bai, X. & Rayner, K. (2006). found ...
Second time: Yan, G.et al. (2006) found ... (ibid, p. 12)
First time: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 1999) ...
Second time: (NIMH, 1999) ...
These results are present (‘’ Study Finds, ‘’ 2002) ...
The book College Bound Seniors (2003) ...
When work is labelled as anonymous, in a close bracket, indicate that it is anonymous and cite the year in English (Anonymous, 2011).
JM Goldberg and Neff (1961) and ME Goldberg and Wurtz (1972) studied ...
Past research (Edeline & Weinberger, 1991, 1993) ...
Past research (Gogel, 1984, 1990) ...
Several studies (Gogel, 1984, 1990a, 1990b) ...
Several studies (Balda 1980, Kamil 1988, Pepperberg & Funk, 1990) ...
The first definition of intrinsic motivation gave Decy (1975; see Suzić 2005, p. 108) ...
(Myers, 2000, 5)
Decy (personal communication, April 18, 2001) ...
Important Note: Non-Latin scripts cannot be used in the references list, so the title needs to be transliterated to English. The original title should be written using Latin scripts and the translation should be in bracket :
Referencing table and figures in the text :
Number all the tables and figures that are part of the main text. In the text refer to them by their number. Do not write "the table above or below" or the" the figure on page 12".
Hubbard et al. (2018, Table 1) show the effects of varying amount of managerial power on the role of board of directors...
As shown in Table 1, zone 3 and 4 are low population density regions...
Figure 2 shows the market share of the mining industry remained stable ....
.......the results of the survey (see Table 3).
.......after market comparison (see Figures 4 and 5).
Referencing images without displaying them in the text:
If you are discussing an image in your work, but not including the actual image, use the same approach as you would for any typical reference by including the author and date of publication in-text (including page numbers where possible), and a full reference list entry in the format appropriate for the source you found the image in (book, website, etc).
This romantic view of chivalry is also present in The Accolade (De La Sizeranne, 2012, p. 25), a prominent pre-Raphaelite painting.
Direct quotes in APA Style:
A direct quote is a piece of text copied word-for-word from a source. You may quote a word, phrase, sentence, or entire passage.
Example: APA direct quote according to a recent paper, “quotes can be useful in academic writing” (Singh et al., 2022, p. 57).
Horváth and Kovács (2020) argue that “plagiarism is often a matter of confusion rather than deception” (p. 4).
Citing indirect sources:
If you want to refer to a source that you have found in another source, you should always try to access the original or primary source.
However, if you cannot find the original source, you should cite it through the secondary source that led you to it, using the phrase “as cited in”.
(Parker, 1978, as cited in Bloom et al., 2017)
If the publication date of the primary source is unknown, include only the year of publication of the secondary source.
Porter (as cited in Johnson, 2017) states that…
Only include a reference entry for the secondary source, not the primary source.
Author roles in APA references:
If contributors have a different role than “author”, a description of their role is sometimes (but not always) included in parentheses. Check the table below to learn when to provide a role description.
* Abbreviate the editor role to “Ed.” (one editor) or “Eds.” (multiple editors).
Abbreviations in APA references:
To save space in the reference entry, some common parts of works are abbreviated. Pay attention to the differences in capitalization and punctuation.
The easier way to cite references is to use efficient reference management software such as:
EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp) and
Reference Manager (http://refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp).
Above management software have plug-ins to word processing where authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article and the list of references and citations to these will be formatted according to the journal style as described in this Guide. If you cannot find an available template, see the list of sample references and citations provided in this Guide to help you format these according to the journal style.
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the available English Language Editing centres. During or after the review process of manuscripts if one of the editorial board members of the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs realized that the article needs “English Editing and Proofreading”, it is the authors' responsibility to ask a native English speaker or any other organizations to provide proofreader version of the article.
Note: Editing should be done using Microsoft Word. Ask your “proofreader” to turn on “Track change” during the process of proofreading. So, the authors will submit the final edited version of the word file and another word file including the track change.
Note: Before the publication of the article all the articles need to go through the proofreading process.
Note: The following are English language guidelines for submissions to the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs:
Online proof correction: The final version is created in PDF and authors have to accept the final version or immediately report the errors. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed.
Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
ISSN 2475-6164 (online)
Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
ISSN 2475-6164 (online)
Publisher: Alanya Üniversitesi, https://www.alanyauniversity.edu.tr/
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia, Alanya University
This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license.