Notes for Contributors

Manuscripts submitted for review in JMOS should not have been published previously or be under current consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscripts submitted to JMOS are required to comply with the principles of academic research and publication ethics; as such, all manuscripts submitted for review are checked through plagiarism detection software. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the as attached email. Manuscripts must be prepared with one of the latest versions of Microsoft Word software. There are no author charges for submission, processing, and publication. 

Manuscript Text Format and Page Structure

Manuscripts should not exceed 11,000 words including References, Tables, Figures, and Appendices. The text should be written in Times New Roman with 12 font size, double-spaced, and justified. Font size in Tables and Figures can be smaller or larger than that of the main text. The page margin for all sides should be 2.5 cm.

Cover Page

Cover page of the manuscripts should contain the name(s) and contact information of the author(s). The corresponding author should be specified in the cover letter. “Thanks note”, if there is, should take place in the cover letter as well. Author(s) name(s) should take place only in the cover letter, should definitely not appear in any part of the text.

First page

The first page should start with the manuscript title, followed by English and Turkish abstracts with a maximum 250 words. A list of four or five keywords should be given immediately after the abstract.

Manuscripts Titles and Headings

Manuscript text should start with “Introduction” section. All titles including manuscript title should be written with 12 font-size and Times New Roman style. Only First Letter of the Words should be Uppercase in Manuscripts Titles. They should be centered at the top of the page.    

First-level Headings should be Initial Caps and BoldSecond-level Headings should be Initial Caps, Bold and Italic, Third-level Headings should be again Initial Caps but Non-bold. If there is a need for Fourth-level Headings, they should be Initial Caps, Non-bold, and Italic. There should be no numbering and bullets in headings and paragraphs. All level of headings in the text should be left-aligned. Examples of headings layout and format can be seen in the following Table (Table 1).


Table 1. Display of the Manuscript Title and Headings

Manuscripts Title



 First-Level Heading

 Second-Level Heading

 Third-Level Heading

 Fourth-Level Heading




Tables and Figures

Table and Figures should be numbered separately, placed inside the text and centered on the page. Table headings should be centered above the tables, and figure captions should be centered below the figures. If there are any sources for Tables and Figures, they should be provided right below the Tables and Figures according to quotation rules for the text. Microsoft Equation Editor should be used if mathematical and statistical symbols need to be used.  

Citation and References Style

Citation and reference style in the manuscripts submitted to JMOS should be consistent with the following examples. All references should be listed alphabetically and justified with hanging indent of 1,25cm at the end of the text. Footnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary, as numbered consecutively through the article and placed at the end of the pages. Footnotes should not be used for citing references.

Examples of Citation in the Text

Citation Style

In-text Example

Single author

With page number: (Scott, 2014: 65)

Without page number: (Scott, 2014)


2 authors

(Greenwood & Suddaby, 2006) or Greenwood & Suddaby (2006)

3 to 6 authors

First citation: (Greenwood, Suddaby, & Hinings, 2002)

Later citations: (Greenwood et al., 2008)

7or more authors

For all citations: (First Author et al., year)

    If there are multiple works by the     same author

(Giddens, 1984, 1991)

No author

(Times, 2012)


When there are multiple works by the same author, published in the same year

(Bourdieu, 1990a, 1990b)

  Book by an organization or           institution

(OECD, 2016)

Edited book

(Lawrence, Suddaby, & Leca, 2009)

Chapter in an edited book

Refer to the chapter’s author(s), not the book’s editor(s).




Examples of Reference List Style


Single author

Giddens, A. 1991. Modernity and self-identity: Self and society in the late modern age. CA: Stanford University Press.

2 authors

Argyris, C. & Schön, D. 1978. Organizational learning: A theory of action perspective. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley.

3 or more authors

Borgatti, S. P., Everett, M. G., & Freeman, L. C. 2002. Ucinet for Windows: Software for social networks analysis. Harvard, MA: Analytic Technologies.

Book by an organization or institution

OECD 2016. Biodiversity offsets: Effective design and implementation. Paris: OECD Publishing. 

Edited book

Powell W. W. & DiMaggio P. J. (Ed.). 1991. The new institutionalism in organization analysis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter in an edited book

DiMaggio, P. J. & Powell, W. W. 1991. Introduction. In W. W. Powell & P. J. DiMaggio (Ed.). The new institutionalism in organization analysis: 1-38. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Journal Articles

Single author

Hassard, J. 1991. Multiple paradigm research in organizations: A case study. Organization Studies, 12 (2): 275–299.

2 authors

Emirbayer, M. & Mische, A. 1998. What is agency?  American Journal of Sociology, 103 (4): 962-1023.

3 or more authors

Guler, I., Guillen, M., & MacPherson, J. M. 2002. Global competition, institutions, and the diffusion of organizational practices: The international spread of the ISO 9000 quality certificates. Administrative Science Quarterly, 47 (2): 207-232.


If there is no issue number for journal

Carlin, T. Y. & Ford, G. 2006. A governance perspective on executive options plans – some Australian empirical evidence. Australian Accounting Review, 16: 75-84.


Carlin, T. Y. & Ford, G. 2006. A governance perspective on executive options plans – some Australian empirical evidence. Australian Accounting Review, 16 (July): 75-84.


Conference Proceedings

Published conference proceedings

Boxenbaum, E. & Daudigeos, T. 2008. Institutional factors in market creation: Concrete theorization of a new construction technology. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings: 1-6. Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Unpublished conference proceedings

Battilana, J. & Dorado, S. 2007. The secret of commercial microfinance’s sustainability: Turning social workers into bankers or bankers into social workers? Neither. 23. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Vienna, Austria.


Unpublished thesis

Smith, M. H. 1980A multidimensional approach to individual differences in empathy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Texas, Austin.


An institute/organization report with an author

Deming, W. E. 1986. Out of crisis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

Newspaper and Popular Magazine Articles

With author

Appelbaum, B. 2015. Q. and A. with the FED’s John Williams: Timing of rate rise is overrated. The New York Times, May 25: 26.

No author

New York Times. 2015. Rise in housing starts is less than expected. The New York TimesApril 4: 45.


New York Times. 2015. Why a Harvard professor has mixed feelings when students take jobs in finance, (April 10, New York). Access: 17 Apr 2015.

Web Sources

Web page or document with author

Bolivar, L. 2011. Treasure coast bird count shows decline of species unable to adapt to urbanization. TC Palm. <>. Access: 30 May 2012.

Web page or document by an organization

The Kodish Group. 2008. Teeth whitening services. <>. Access: 30 May 2012.

Online book

Nevitte, N. 1996. The decline of deference: Canadian value change in cross-national perspective. <>.  Access: 30 May 2012.

Blog posting

Christina. (2011, January 12). {New year} projects to keep me on my toes! [Web log post]. <>.  Access: 30 May 2012.

Other Works

Personal communication

Not included in the reference list; just written in the text.

Working Paper

Bruns, H. C. 2012. Knowledge development: How scientists gain new insights in cross-disciplinary research. Working paper, Vienna University.

Some Special Cases

If there are multiple works by the same author

References should be ordered based on the year:

Thornton, P. 2002. The rise of the corporation in a craft industry: Conflict and conformity in institutional logics, Academy of Management Journal, 45: 81–101.

Thornton, P. 2004. Markets from culture: Institutional logics and organizational decisions in higher education publishing. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

No author

Top 100 tax Q&As 2012. 2012. Sydney: CCH Australia.

When there are multiple works by the same author, published in the same year

Zucker, L. G. (Ed.) 1988a. Institutional patterns and organizations: culture and environment. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.

Zucker, L. G. 1988b.  Where do institutional patterns come from? Organizations as actors in social systems. In Zucker, L. G. (Ed.), Institutional patterns and organizations: Culture and environment: 23-49. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.