Manuscript Formatting Guidelines


    1. The Journal of Projection is a journal publishing papers in the fields of projective tests, psychoanalytical psychopathology and clinical psychology. It includes the papers like clinical studies, literature reviews, case studies, abstracts, the presentation of brandnew papers and thesis  The journal is published two times in a year.

    2. The papers should be written in Turkish, English and French. They must be written in a way easy to understand. 

    3. The papers that are sent to Projection should not be sent to other journals as well, or accepted for publication elsewhere. The published abstracts or presentations in the congresses are accepted.

    • a. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. The submitted papers should not exceed 20 pages. You should use 10-12 pt. Times New Roman font or a similar font in APA format.
    • b. One copy of the paper should be kept by the author(s) and one copy should be sent to our journal by e-mail to
    • c. A cover letter accepting that the publication rights are transferred to the Journal of Projection should be signed by all the authors and sent to our journal by fax or post.
    • d. The author(s) are responsible of the presented material. 

    4. The research papers should follow the rules below: 

    Title Page: The heading of the paper (both in the original language and in English ), the names of the author(s), their affiliations .
    Abstract Page: The abstracts should be written in both the original language and in English, including the headings. At the end of the abstract there must be 2-5 keywords in both the original language and in English. 
    Main Body: It should include the introduction, method, findings, discussion, and if needed acknowledgment.
    Tables: They should be made by Microsoft Word in a simple form.

    References: It is a list including the books, papers and other resources used in the paper. The references should be written in paranthesis in the paper. All the references must be shown in the bibliography at the end in alphabetical order in APA style. 

    The examples of bibliography: 

    1. The paper in a journal:

    Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.
    Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.
    Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., & Harlow, T. (1993). Theres more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

    More than six authors:
    Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film and Writing, 44(3), 213-245.

    2. Book:

    Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    Helfer, M. E., Keme, R. S., & Drugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    ONeil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Mens and womens gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer.

    3. Thesis:

    Yoshida, Y. (2001). Essays in urban transportation (Doctoral dissertation, Boston College, 2001). Dissertation Abstracts International, 62, 7741A.
    Düşgör, P. B. (2007). Anoreksiya Nervozada Babalık İşlevinin Projektif Testlerle Değerlendirilmesi. Doktora tezi, İstanbul Üniversitesi,Psikoloji Bölümü, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, 2007.

    4. Conference, oral or written presentation:
    Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL 95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    5. Electronical resources:
    Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from